The name of my blog is, It's like having my own Card Shop. Let me explain why.
I've collected baseball cards since I was 8 years old. I've seen lots of Card Shops come and go. There was a time when there were 5 different card shops within 10 minutes of my house when I was growing up. I could walk to two of them. I've had a co-op case at two different Card Shops over the years. I used to spend hours every Saturday at the Card Shop; opening 3 or 4 boxes (this was when boxes were $30 - $50), having pack wars, watching games on tv, attending auctions, watching other guys open packs and boxes, and just hanging out with other collectors.
Then things changed. My life changed. The hobby changed.
I never really stopped collecting, but my financial priorities changed as I got married, bought a house, worked on a Bachelors and then a Master's degree, started having children, etc. and so buying cards became less and less frequent. Back in 2009 my wife and all her friends were really into blogging and so I wondered if there were any blogs about baseball cards. There were. It was great! Looking at others collections, pack and box breaks, trade packages, etc. was like being at the Card Shop for a hours on a Saturday again. So I started my own blog.
At that time there were only three Card Shops that I knew of that were still open. The closest about 35 minutes away with the others being about an hour away. I choose to call my blog "It's like having my own Card Shop" because 1) I've always wanted to own my own Card Shop (it's on my bucket list) and 2) I wanted it to be a place where I could share a passion for a hobby with others that appreciate it as well. I wanted to be able to trade cards, open and watch others open packs and boxes, and just hang out with other collectors.
Now, explain yourself!
Leave a comment as to why you named your blog what you did or if you have a post explaining why leave a link below. I know some blog titles might seem self explanatory but I still want to hear from you. To increase participation I'll randomize all those that explain themselves and provide them with a "small" prize.
Get it? "Small prize"? It's a bunch of Allen & Ginter mini cards. Anyways if you promote this on your own blog and let me know, I'll give you two spots. I'll give everyone a week to respond and randomize the minis next Saturday, September 7th.