Every Newpaper, Website, and Magazine seems to have some sort of list of best of 2011 in Sports, Music, Movies, Books, Trends, Viral Videos, Reality TV, Celeb Marriages/Divorces, Garbage Gossip etc etc.
Well I think it is time we do this for Trading Card Blogging. (If somebody is already doing this and I missed it, let me know)
I would like to collect your favorite columns from 2011 and put the links into a single posting so that anyone can refer to them at anytime in the future. I see something similar to the books that you may see in stores that are "The Year in Sportswriting 2011" edited by some sportswriter and contributed by about a dozen others.
A couple of ground rules -
- one Submission per blog, I would like to highlight as many different authors as possible. (exception for series - if you put together a summary of a series on your own blog and prefer that entry to be your submission that would be great)
- send a link to my email address (in my profile) - that way I can copy the link directly into the index posting
- I would prefer posts from 2011, perhaps we can put together a separate entry for pre-2011 columns.
- I am also welcoming nominations of posts by authors other then yourself. perhaps some folks have forgotten or didn't see the beauty of their original posts.
- beyond that I would like to keep things relatively wide open - by Best I really mean favorite - don't fret over it your piece is brilliant etc. - it is just good enough that you liked it or enjoyed posting it.
I envision grouping the postings loosely if you could also let me know which of the following categories your posts fits that would be helpful. Some of the categories I have come up with are:
- Cardboard Appreciation - Posts dedicated to a single card
- Player Collecting - posts for a single blayer
- Team Collecting
- Reviews - including Box/Case/Group Breaks.
- Sets Apreaciation - A look at a certain Card Set from the past.
- Value/Pricing - Post dedicated to the $$ cards are being bought and sold at.
- Baseball in General
- Sports in General
- Pop culture
- Series if you want to go to the trouble of summarizing anything that you have done in a series into a single post I would like to dedicate a section to the favorite series of 2011.
If you have any other categories let me know - if your post fits more then one category that is fine as well.
Let me know in comments of what you think and if you have any additional ideas or suggestions.
I was thinking of publishing something around 1/16/2012 so if you could get submissions to me by 1/9 that would be great.