Vote Now for the Upper Deck Awards!


Nominations started last week, and today we’re announcing the nominees for the Upper Deck Awards! If you missed last week’s post, here are the details:

  • We will be giving out three awards: Best Online Community, Best Blog and Best Video Box Breaker.
  • The Best Online Community will receive: a trophy, a variety of unopened product, a LeBron James UDA basketball and a 2009 NFL Rookie Photo Shoot signed football (autographed by more than 25 players) to use as giveaways with their community of loyal collectors.
  • The Best Blog will receive: a trophy, a variety of unopened product and a 2009 NFL Rookie Photo Shoot signed football.
  • The top five Video Box Breakers will receive a box of product to break and review, which we’ll post on Upper Deck Diamond Vision. The winner will receive product from us throughout the year, and all of their box breaks will be featured on Diamond Vision!


And here are the nominees!

Best Blog (click here to vote now!)
7th Inning Stretch:
A Cardboard Problem:
The Basketball Card Blog:
Canada Card World:
Cardboard Icons:
Cardboard Junkie:
Field Level View:
First and Goal:
Mojo and Beardy’s Fantastic Card Blog:
Opening Day Cards:
Trader Crack’s Card Blog:
Voice of the Collector:
Wax Heaven:

Best Online Community (click here to vote now!)

Best Box Breaker (click here to vote now!)
allenmpc – Attyball23
Box Rippers – blackmagik44
The Doctor Wax Battle Show – TheBackstopDOTnet
The Hobby Box – CHRI5784
ThetTruth17 – TheTruth17

The polls will be final at 9AM on April 5th, with the winners announced on April 7th. So vote now for the Best Blog, Best Online Community and Best Box Breaker!

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A great site that truly cares about it’s members. They have the “Benchies” awards for several different categories (i.e. best set collector, best modern card, etc.). They also are working on completing the Yankee Stadium Legacy set so it can be auctioned off to help the fight against cancer.

The site is full great people, great traders and true collectors. Not just people looking for the hottest cards. I’m a member of Beckett, Freedom Cardboard and Sportscard Forum, but The Bench is by far the best!

I vote for!




Where the cards are purely the hobby and the KNOWLEDGE is KING !

5 is the best. Great community, safe trading and very helpful staff!

Michael aka Madman1978
March 30th, 2010 at 7:13 am

Sports Card Forum delivers a site that is for the real collector in the hobby! We are hands down the most knowledgeable as well as the largest user base of any site on the net!

Come on over and check it out at
Tell them MADMAN1978 sent ya!


The Bench is my favorite trading site by far. I belong to 4 groups and The Bench offers you to sell and buy cards also which some sites dont.
They monitor the trades and remarks constantly. There are no harsh words or quotes Posted. Navaigation is very easy on The Bench also.
The members are very fair,generous,and glad to help fellow members out in any way.Memebers vary young and old,set colectors and Players collectors also.
I would recommend The Bench to any new member or veteran collector as it fits all types of traders.
tom szczygiel HOF trader


I vote for

definitely the best site there is


FCB is hands down the best site out there.
Live footage from the national?
Group Breaks?
All 4 major sports?
Inside hobby knowledge?
Information before everyone knows about it?
Awesome members?


With sports card forum is QUANTITY over QUALITY. Sadly. Theres around 50 threads with like 150 sub threads each so you have no idea where you are going.

I mean if we had 30,000 members who are non active and spend like 7 min on the site compared to 45 min that members on FCB spend, then we would actually have a chance in voting. Also, SCF has plus 5 years and FCB has only +1.


Pretty easy.

Best Blog – Wax Heaven
Best Community – SportsCardForum
Best Video Box Breaker – chri5784


Hands down SCF is the best…. Numbers dont lie…

Freedomcardboard – Most users ever online was 515 on February 12th, 2010, 5:25 pm

TheBench – Most users ever online was 398, 05-04-2006 at 03:55 PM.

SCF – Most users ever online was 1,556, 07-17-2009 at 12:21 PM.

as i type this there are over 850 registered users on Sportscardforum…. over 7 million posts, and some of the best product reviews to be found. SCF is the only place i trade


Like everything else these choices are all perceptual. What I think is this site is much easier to maneuver around then some of the other sites I have checked out. My vote goes to the bench it is a slam dunk. That is of course my preception. Thank you for allowing our voices to be heard.


Sportscardforum hands down. Knowledgable and honest collectors. While other sites have a shady past, we pride ourselves on our integrity.


What? No love for my blog?



I have been a member of several of the sites listed but I have to give my vote to THE BENCH!!! Besides helping me build my Griffey collection, there are some great people on the site as well.


box rippers hands down as bets box breaker, theres noone else that can beat him. he has a huge giveaway on his website with hockey cards everywere


vote box rippers as best box breaker, lots of giveaways when u watch his videos.


box rippers has tons of giveaways vote as best box breaker!


I’ve tried most trading websites but in my experience The Bench has the friendliest traders and that makes it a more enjoyable hobby for me…Whoever the winner may be, they all deserve an award for keeping the hobby of collecting alive for us all…Best of luck to all…


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