Introduction

August 25, 2021

I have been collecting cards for a long time. When I was 11 years old. I got a box of 1987 Topps wax for Christmas that I wasn’t expecting. I was hooked.

It turns out that a lot of my close friends also collected cards. We’d talk about them often and trade occasionally.

Then I got into high school and took the path of most collectors. I still loved cards but I stopped collecting them. Then I graduated high school, went to college, got married, etc. My career as a software engineer, family, and everything else life threw at me took over my life.

Somewhere along the way, I found cards on the internet and have been consumed by how great the combination of cards with software could be and I’ve been thinking about it ever since.

I’ve kept up with cards and how the industry/hobby has evolved over the years with both software and on the internet. Along the way I’ve been thinking of the projects I could work on. If I just had more time…

These ideas have all been noted somewhere and I still have all of them. Some of them were awful ideas. Some of these ideas were great but I was way too slow so they are being brought to pass by others and they are doing a great job at it.

But some these ideas still hold up. So much so that I have been working on at least one of them.

CardTechie is the brand name I will be working on establishing as I work on releasing a product here and there. Hopefully, I will have a chance to work with a lot of you, either because you like what I come up or I like what you are doing.

While I work on software, I’ll post some content here occasionally. It’s been a while since I have wrote like this but it feels good. I’ll link to great content, voice my opinions, and whatever else I want to use this site for.

I’m especially excited to release some software. Software that I think will benefit the entire hobby. Just be patient while I get it ready.


About Josh Harrison

Josh Harrison, aka CardTechie, is always trying to learn more about the trading card industry. He also hates writing about himself in the third person. Find him on twitter at @cardtechie.