October 5, 2007 was the day I officially launched PuckJunk.com.
That doesn’t seem too long ago. But I feel like I got a lot accomplished in 5 years, including a Masters Degree, a successful career change and maintaining this website (and that other hockey website I also do). So I guess 5 years was a while ago.
Five years! None of my previous “hobby websites” have lasted that long. My fansite about The Matrix movies lasted about 4 years, though I didn’t update it in the last year. My G.I. Joe fansite only lasted maybe around 2 years. My Transformers website never got off the ground. But my hockey card and collectibles site–FIVE YEARS AND COUNTING.
And counting! That’s the great part. I still enjoy collecting hockey cards and I still enjoy writing about them.
Why? Because of the rest of the blogosphere. My other fansites were islands unto themselves, while Puck Junk is part of a community that enjoys hockey cards. Thanks to everyone who has traded cards with me, and thanks to everyone who’s listened to me prattle on about old cards, new cards, good cards, bad cards, rookie cards and lost cards.
Here’s to the next half-decade.
FIVE YEAR ANNIVERSARY GIVEAWAY CONTEST
To celebrate Puck Junk’s 5th Anniversary, I am giving away a sealed deck of Hockey Hall of Fame playing cards, which uses photos of some of the greatest all-time players.
If you would like to be entered in the drawing, just post a reply saying so by Sunday afternoon.. I will do a random drawing on Sunday night.
Happy Birthday to these guys!
23 thoughts on “Puck Junk is 5 Today”
Congrats Sal! A grizzled veteran of blogging!
Congrats on reaching a big milestone!
Congratulations Sal. All the best over the next five years.
A half-decade is a serious accomplishment and just think of all the other bloggers you inspired to start writing in that time.
I want to thank you for 5 great years of articles and I want to wish you continued health and happiness.
Congrats Sal! Looking forward to another 5 years! I truly appreciate every card that you’ve sent me over the years.
Congats Sal–been with you almost since Day 1 and you gave me tips when I started my blog–No lockout here
Congrats on the anniversary! This also reminds me that I need to find my box of 1972 and see what’s in it.
Well done on #5! – I always enjoy your insights!
happy anniversay. i have both marios and roys rookies in topps and ocp.. mint..;]
Congrats! Always like stopping by here, keep up the great work!
Congrats Sal! That’s quite an accomplishment!
Congrats! I may be fairly new here, but certainly have been enjoying my time. I think your secret to longevity has been offering something unique that people enjoy, but also that is constantly changing. My own fan website is a hard draw because while there is a dedicated group who appreciate the show, now much changes or can be updated when the show is completed and on re-runs. You’ve got something innovative and special which I think will easily grow over your next 5!
And as I have done since I was a little kid, certainly going to enjoy Mario’s Birthday!
sweet mother…. I like those cards! Thanks!
5! 5?! Way to go, dude. I didn’t think I would make it to three and without people in the hobby like yourself, I’m sure I wouldn’t have. Thanks for bringing it for the last five years and here’s to many more.
PS. I would like to win those cards. No really. I would.
great work, Sal…enjoyed reading your blog about hockey and hockey cards. Congrats
Congrats Sal. I was referred to your blog by your girlfriend. We’ve messaged each other on a website called Swapbot and I really enjoy what I’ve seen so far! Here’s to 5 more years.
Congrats, love the site!!!
Conrats !! Love your blog, its my goto for hockey card fun. Please keep up the great work !
Congratulations man! That’s a awesome accomplishment can’t wait to continue reading this blog!
Late to the party, but congrats on 5 years, Sal. Your blog continues to be a cornerstone of the hockey card blogging world. Here is to another 5 years!
Late for the contest unfortunately but congrats on 5 years!
GI Joe, Transformers websites…I think we grew up watching the same cartoons.