Thursday, November 24, 2011

The 20 greatest Sports Card Blogs of all time - #1. Night Owl Cards

I don’t think this comes as a major surprise. This dude has like a million followers. He puts out long in-depth posts on an average of close to 2 a day. I even question whether if there is only one person behind the blog (sort of like Alfred and Robin donning the Batman costume) or if that person is even human (maybe a new hybrid human/owl creature has evolved on earth).

But what this dude does is look at sports cards every which way but loose (and he even does that). Night Owl has a unique talent to view /see cards (and write about cards) in a way that appears few people can.

Through 1988, I had owned every major Baseball, Hockey, Basketball and Football set from 1971 to 1988. My goal at the time was to own ever card set made each year (but I had no idea that few years later there would be 100 sets to collect each year). I have bought (or collected) sports cards every since year since 1972. That is right, I have bought cards each (and every) year for 41 consecutive years. There has not been one calendar year since 1971, that I have not purchased cards.  I thought I knew everything there was to know about cards. However, I know little when in comparison to Night Owl. Night Owl has a way of making the reader view cards in a way they one would not imagine.

There are too many features that he has written about for me to justify writing about. You just have to check out his own blog to see all the good things there. Though, one example, was his recent contest about identifying the fonts for numerous baseball sets. It was exhilarating and exhausting at the same time to figure out which fonts went with which baseball set. But this is an example of the power of the blog, he made me try to figure it out something, that first off that was incredibly fun and second, something I never really thought about on the cards. That what he does he makes cards FUN. FUN AGAIN, like when you were a kid.     

The purpose of list of the top 20 Sports Card Blogs of All Time is not to offend anyone or disrespect anyone or that it was even perfect (in retrospect I should have had the The Baseball Card Blog somewhere on my list). In honor of THANKSGIVING, the purpose of the top 20 greatest Sports Card Blogs of all time list is to say THANK YOU to all the sports card bloggers out there. THANK YOU. You give me a chance to look at cards that I will never own and look at cards I own in ways that I would never imagined. HAPPY THANKSGIVING.


  1. Awesome. Guess I can retire now.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. If Night Owl wasn't #1 I was going to nominate you for worst blog ever.

    Excellent choice.

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  4. I loved the Blog countdown. It made me check out some blogs that I may have overlooked. Thanks for the good posts.

  5. I liked this! I found about half a dozen blogs I'd never been to. Now you need 20 reader suggestions for places you haven't seen yet. :)

    Agreed with your #1. I'm there every day.