Thursday, January 15, 2015

One Year In (and a Giveaway!)

Today's a big day in Infield Fly Rule history. It's the one-year anniversary of this blog! Yes, January 15th, 2014 was the date of my first-ever post, which I put up shortly after winning a contest at Nick's Dime Boxes blog. It's been a good year, too! I didn't put up too many posts during the season itself, but after a few local card shows and well over a dozen trades, I've been getting a bit more into it! 

What else has happened this year?

I debuted the "Eight Men Out" page to list some of my top wants, and The Angels, In Order has already filled two of them!

I finally got a foul ball at a Rockies game in August!

I found a few new sets to enjoy.

I selected a Wallet Card for 2015.

My girlfriend opened up a Bret Saberhagen portal.

And, coincidentally, my guest post at Nachos Grande went up today for his "Better Know A Blogger" series!

So, in honor of all that, I think it's time for another Infield Fly Rule First; a giveaway!

What's the prize, you ask?

2013 Panini Triple Play #49 Aramis Ramirez
A complete short set (90 cards) of 2013 Panini Triple Play!

2013 Panini Triple Play Stickers Red #18 Yoenis Cespedes
I'll throw in a few inserts, too.

I ordered a box of this from Dave and Adam's Card World a month or so ago along with my Stadium Club hobby box, and the collation was pretty good! I was able to assemble two complete sets, so I figured I'd save one for a giveaway on the blog anniversary or whenever my Better Know A Blogger guest post went up, whichever happened first. Of course, those both occurred today!

This blog might not exist if I hadn't won Nick's giveaway a year ago. Perhaps a reader will win and be inspired to start his or her own blog, or perhaps it'll go to a fellow blogger who wasn't smiled on by the collation gods.

To enter, just leave a comment answering the following question:

How long have you been blogging?

That's all! The entry period will close on Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 at 11:59pm MST. Leave a comment before then and be entered to win! I'll randomly select a winner and post the results on Wednesday, January 21st.

Thanks for reading, and here's to another great year!


  1. My first post at Nachos Grande was on June 17, 2008. I also blog about LEGO over at Playing with Bricks - that blog is much newer (first post was on January 5, 2013). Before I began my own blog at Nachos Grande, I used to blog over at the old Sporting News website (probably three or four years there prior to '08).

    Thanks for participating in my Better Know a Blogger - and for the contest! Finally, thanks for starting a fun-to-read blog (and I'm looking forward to another year of your work)!

  2. Congrats on your anniversary! Thanks for holding a contest. My first blog post was on 4/6/12 so looks like I am approaching almost 3 years. Time flies when you are having fun.

  3. Dec 28 2010--congratulations and thanks for the contest--you can follow me here a hockey guy but Blue Jays all the way

  4. SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2010 makes it a little over 4 years so far for me.

  5. I started Oct 2009, so 5 years and 3 months almost to the day.

  6. Almost 1 year. 1 year next month!

  7. Started October 1, 2009. Wow that seems like a long time when you write it down. Congrats on your anniversary.

  8. Congrats on the anniversary! I really enjoy your posts. I've been blogging for just over a month.

  9. December 2013 was my three-year blogging anniversary. Always great to read your blog, Adam. Congrats on a year!

  10. Blogging since October, 2009. Looking forward to my 5-year anniversary.

    1. I think you might have missed your 5 year anniversary. This October will be 6 years for you!

  11. Happy anniversary! Looking forward to another fantastic year!

    My first post was on October 27th, 2013. Going on a year and a half.

  12. Congrats on your anniversary! June 19, 2009 was my first blog post.