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I’ll update this fully later, but here’s a quick run down of Sports Cards Rock.
The original Sports Card Rock website started in the 1990s and was one of the most trusted resources on the web for sports cards.
Here’s the about page from back then.
I am a private collector who began building my sports card collection when I was a kid. Back then, me and my best friend “Wally” (RIP) weren’t “collectors”; we were just trying to get as many players as we could from our favorite baseball team; the New York Mets.
We didn’t care about grading, corners or centering; we were just kids trading, flipping and scaling to get as many of or favorite players from the Mets as we could.
Years later, my mother gave me my first complete baseball card set as a gift (1975 Topps¨ complete set), which she gave me to try and make up for throwing a huge box of 1970 Topps¨ baseball cards into the bath tub and turning the water on because I left the box in the family room.
Little did we know how many rookie cards of future Hall of Famers were in that set…But I was hooked. From that day forward, I became a sports card collector with a focus on collecting Topps¨ baseball cards of the Mets as well as complete sets and traded sets (factory sealed preferred).
In 1989, I began going to Mets’ Fantasy Camp in Port St. Lucie, FL, which at that time was held mostly by members of 1969 Miracle Mets, of whom I was able to get many to sign one baseball during that camp.
A new love was born…Hand signed in-person autographed baseballs (OMLBs) obtained during spring training trips to see my beloved NY Mets, just like any other fan.
However, in the ’90s, as happens to many of us, life got in the way and I was unable to dedicate much time to collecting so there are some large gaps in my collection, which I’m trying to complete.
Over time the site was forgotten about and lost to the internet.
Many other great sites from that time have been repurposed into something else.
However, I bought the domain name for the site in 2019 when I saw it go up for sale.
Since then, we’ve gone about turning Sports Cards Rock back into one of the premium sports card resources on the net.