Puck Junk is 3 today…

Today is this website’s 3rd Birthday...or Anniversary…or whatever websites celebrate.

Though I wanted to launch Puck Junk much sooner–I got the idea in fall 2006 and started designing it in spring of 2007–I didn’t actually get around to launch it until October 5, 2007.

I like hockey cards, writing and making websites. This site seemed like a good combination of the three. And I’m glad I followed through with it.

I won’t beat myself up on how I wish I was writing more. We bloggers do the best we can, given that this is a hobby and not a full-time job.

But I am proud to say that I’ve written more during the past year than in either of the previous 2.

In 3 relatively short years, I went from a site that got maybe a dozen visits a month to a site that gets around 2,000. Not quite Amazon.com-level traffic, but I appreciate that anyone would want to read what I write.

And I’ve become “online friends” with other bloggers who also share my passion of collecting and reminiscing.

Some readers have sent me cards to help out my collection–not because they want anything in exchange, but because they enjoy this site.

A few people have told me how they’ve dug out their “old” cards from the 1990s, and have started collecting again. One guy mentioned that he was going try and finish his 1990-91 Pro Set hockey set with his 6-year old son.

So this site has done more than just help me blab about my collection. In some small way, I’ve been able to contribute to the hobby.

But enough about me…and this site. October 5 is an important day for 2 very good reasons

Both Mario Lemieux and Patrick Roy were born on October 5, 1965.

For those bad at math, that makes them 45 years old. A crazy coincidence that two of the greatest hockey players ever would be born in Quebec on the exact same date.

Why hasn’t Quebec made October 5 a holiday? If not for Puck Junk, then for Mario and Patrick.


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

7 thoughts on “Puck Junk is 3 today…”

  1. Congratulations. I am one of those guys who started digging the old hockey cards out of the closet. I'm glad there are sites like yours around to help me get back into the hobby.

  2. Way to go Sal! Keep it up, the site is always an enjoyable read.

    For movie fans, today's also the birthday of Kate Winslet and Guy Pearce!

  3. To share a birthday with Mario Lemieux is like being knighted by King Arthur himself. Congrats my friend.

  4. Happy Blogoversary! I don't do much in the hockey card realm, but it's nice to have a site that shows some great vintage stuff and gives me a hockey fix.

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