Friday, March 1, 2024

12-Year Blogversary Post (The Goodbye Post)

In what's been a long time coming, this will mark the final post on here. For real, real this time.

With the huge growth I have seen from Cards Over Coffee this year, the lack of growth here and feeling like this blog is the third wheel on a date, it's time I close things up officially and close things up the right way.

This blog over the years brought me a lot of joy and brought me many places in my hobby career I never thought I would go. I was once sponsored by multiple card companies allowing me to give back to you guys, with that as well I was able to communicate with some of the biggest names in the hobby, I won Blogger Of The Year once (this was the one time I think Night Owl didn't win lol) on GoGTS award show which you can see on YouTube, I was able to write for a few companies, I connected with other bloggers and became a respected part of the hobby community because of Sport Card Collectors.

But, with anything in life, there comes a time when you know you shouldn't be doing something anymore. Such as I know I can't go run a slant route without wearing my knee brace or playing tackle football with my friends in the backyard.  I can't imagine the back pain the next day.

So today just seems right to end the blog on the day it started. Just 12 years later.

In tradition of my this blog's anniversary, I will post my final updated numbers from the previous years on here and this is today's edition,

Year One, Sport Card Collectors blog had 68,169 overall views. 695 Twitter Followers and 118 Facebook LIKES.

Year Two, Sport Card Collectors blog grew to 205,240 overall views, 2,206 Followers on Twitter and 147 Facebook LIKES.

Year Three, Sport Card Collectors blog grew to 340,841 overall views, 3,576 Followers on Twitter and 159 Facebook LIKES.

Year Four, Sport Card Collectors blog grew to 483,217 overall views, 4,494 Followers on Twitter and 431 Facebook LIKES.

Year Five, Sport Card Collectors blog grew to 679,331 overall views. 5,325 Twitter Followers and 541 Facebook LIKES.

Year Six, Sport Card Collectors blog grew to 952,540 overall views. 6,272 Twitter Followers and 627 Facebook LIKES.

Year Seven, Sport Card Collectors blog grew to 1,268,414 overall views. 7,120 Twitter Followers and 815 Facebook LIKES.

Year Eight, Sport Card Collectors blog grew to 1,595,972 overall views. 8,353 Twitter Followers and 1291 Facebook LIKES before I ended the page. 

Year Nine, Matt's Wonderful Blog Of Hobbies grew to 1,814,262 overall views.  9,763 Twitter Followers and 780 Instagram Followers

Year Ten, Sport Card Collectors grew to 2,029,117 overall views.  10.9K Twitter Followers, 1427 Facebook LIkes and 1095 Instagram Followers

Year Eleven, Sport Card Collectors grew to 2,611,826 overall views.  13.2K Twitter Followers, 1500 Facebook LIkes, 1600 followers, and 1119 Instagram Followers

A lot of growth this past year in terms of views which is my highest ever, though it didn't feel like it. I even broke a month record with 75K for a month which was insane.

I don't want to look at today's post as a goodbye, as I am still blogging, I just want it to say hello to the two blogs that I will be continuing on.

Please add them to your follow list and blogrolls,

The main part of my blogging will be done on Cards Over Coffee with the occasional when I feel like it post for my NY Giants collection done on Big Blue Cardboard.

Hope everyone has a great day. I truly appreciate the support over the years and hope to see you on the flipside...well on the other blogs.


  1. Always sad to see a blog go. But fortunately for your readers you are still in the blogging game. I'm not a coffee drinker (I prefer tea), but I do read "Cards Over Coffee" from time to time. I'll still see you there.

    1. The thing with retirment on a blog is there is always time for a comeback!

  2. Looks like nice growth to me. Coffee is great and tea is also. See you on the coffee page for sure. Have a great weekend!

  3. Thanks for all the great posts over the years!

    1. It may not be forever afterall...I have an itch for a return

  4. Happy 12th (and last) to SCC and here's to many years of Cards Over Coffee and Big Blue Cardboard!

    1. SCC may not be fully done yet....I just can't seem to let it go.

  5. Ending it on the Blogiversary is a good spot. See you on the other blogs!

    1. Thanks! Hope you are hanging here still may not be over til it's over.

  6. Happy 12, see you over at Cards Over Coffee!