I would have to say I have not been a very good blogger over the past year or two. Daily posting has gone by the wayside. I haven't put together a contest in forever. I don't get to read and comment on all the blogs I typically enjoy as often as I would like. I haven't posted all the cards generous bloggers have sent my way nor sent out as many packages as I would like.
Despite being a bad blogger, I still seem to have a little luck on my side. I have won a few contests in my day and recently entered one over at Sports Card Info. Typically Sports Card Info runs a weekly contest with a single card giveaway - usually an auto or a relic. I used to enter every week but have lately limited myself to only enter when there is a card that will find a nice spot in my collection. A few weeks back I saw a high end relic of a future HOFer who isn't well represented in my collection so I entered. As luck would have it, I won!
Check out this Topps Tier 1 relic of future HOFer Albert Pujols. I like the design of the card with Pujols being the star. Sure a patch would be nice instead of the plain gray relic but you can't expect a patch in all 331 cards. I was very glad to bring this home. This is my second Albert relic and a big improvement over the unlicensed Donruss Jersey Kings relic.
Thanks to Sports Card Info for the generosity and for helping me add a great card to my collection. If you aren't following the blog, it is a worthy follow and who knows you may win a card for your collection and also get this cool pin as a bonus.