First of all thanks for working your way in here. If you’ve found the blog, you’re checking out this site pretty well.
Sportscollectorsdaily.com is the end result of one of those ideas we all seem to have from time to time about something we would like to do because no one else is doing it and we think it might be fun (and maybe someday profitable). I’ve had a few of those ideas over the last several years, but this is the only one that’s gotten this far.
I discovered the internet in 1992 when I was in San Diego visiting friends. They had an old 286 computer with Prodigy. It was, I know now, painfully slow. But when I found out you could get sports scores in your home, whenever you wanted them, I was hooked. When I found out there were hundreds–maybe thousands of people talking about old baseball and football cards and things I liked too, I was overwhelmed. I knew nothing about computers. But I knew I wanted one. Now.
Since then, I’ve been through 3 or 4 computers and watched on-line media carve out a huge niche in our world. Many people have abandoned newspapers, magazines and TV because the net offers so much. I don’t think that’s the way to go. Weekly or monthly publications are nice and portable. They still serve a purpose. They’re easier to read than staring at a screen. But people demand immediacy these days. We like a lot of information from a lot of different sources.
The buzz word in on-line media these days is ‘content’. I missed the days when our hobby publications really had a lot of content in them. Lots of articles. Some columns. But the subject matter sometimes isn’t very interesting anymore. For every home run, there are a thousand published pop-ups. Stories about set releases get old after about the twentieth one of the year. Especially if you’re not really into new stuff.
And so what was absolutely nothing but an idea a few weeks ago has now taken shape. It may not be perfect. There are certainly prettier web sites out there. But it exists and there is some content there that maybe you didn’t see anywhere else. The objective is to try and cover the hobby and the world of sports memorabilia (and athletes) and get the stories on-line first. Just as important, we want to be a little lively. We’re not out to rip the hobby. We may slap it around once in awhile. But this site is here because there are a lot of us who get a huge kick out of ‘the stuff’. Hopefully, you’ll get enough of a kick out of this site to come back often.