No, I didn't get a sponsorship from any of the above, buy maybe they should consider it.
When I started this blog, I didn't think I would bust as much wax as I have. Around October or November 2008, I was busting a box a day. I also made no secret that I would shamelessly accept sponsorship. Throughtout November, December and January, my readership grew substantially. Not to the level of Wax Heaven or Sportcards Uncensored, but a couple hundred page views a day. Most of the comments and views were directed at my box breaks. In fact, search for 2008 masterpieces and my site is listed ahead of upper deck's.
The question is: Why didn't Atlanta, Blowout, DA, or PGH jump in with a deal of say 50%-60% off up to 3-4 boxes a week to advertise their site? It was obvious I had the cash to do it, the time to get the boxes posted, and did pictures and reviews of everything. I probably would have bought more boxes than that even.
I realize that those sites get lots and lots of traffic on their own, but I think that people hesitate to buy a product that they do not know. Blowout has a forum, but the quality of box breaks are so hit and miss that I often find it annoying to wade through them when I am considering a product.
I'm not saying I "deserve" a sponsorship, but the above companies should consider sponsoring bloggers in a more active fashion.