Puck Junk is 4 today

October 5, 2007 to Present

Puck Junk is 4 today.

But October 5 is an important day for two other reasons:

Yep, both Mario Lemieux and Patrick Roy were born on October 5, 1965. Coincidentally, I recently purchased the two Topps Rookie cards you see above. I guess today was the “right” day to share them here. 

But getting back to my original point, four years is a pretty long time for a website to exist. How many sites and/or blogs have you seen come and go since 2007, card-related or otherwise?

In retrospect, I’m glad that I started this site for 3 reasons:

1. Having a blog about hockey cards has helped me keep up with what’s going on in the world of card collecting.
2. Maintaining this website has led to a lot of great opportunities–writing for Beckett Hockey in the past and The Hockey News this season, as well as appearing on The War Room radio program (I’ll be back on it again this season, too).
3. Best of all, having this website has allowed me to meet other hockey card collectors, either in person or via the interrwebs. Some of them I’ve traded cards with, while others have just sent me stuff out of the kindness of their hearts. Hobbies are fun, but they are more fun when shared with others.

With thousands of cards released over the past 100 years, and new cards coming out all the time, I’ll never run out of things to collect–or talk about.

So here’s looking to the next four years.

Author: Sal Barry

Sal Barry is the editor and webmaster of Puck Junk. He is a freelance hockey writer, college professor and terrible hockey player. Follow him on Twitter @puckjunk

6 thoughts on “Puck Junk is 4 today”

  1. Congratulations Sal: I've been with you since almost Day 1 and you inspired me to start my own blog-heres to another 4 years PLUS

  2. FOUR YEARS?! Holy moly, that is like a million in Internet years. Congrats to that, good sir. Your blog is one of the best on the web and I always look forward to your posts, especially the video ones.

    Keep up the good work.

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