One-Card Challenge & Anniversary Contest Winners Announced

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Puck Junk One-Card Challenge. Twelve hockey card collectors helped one another (and me, too!) in completing sets that needed just one pesky card. The competition started out fierce, with a 5-way tie, but soon 3 broke from the pack and emerged victorious.

First Place: Captain Canuck (5 goals, 3 assists) – Captain Canuck behaved like a true scoring champion in this contest, scoring 5 goals and 3 assists. He helped a few collectors complete sets. He was a very active player, posting many cards he was looking for. Plus, he mentioned this contest on not one, but BOTH of his blogs. The second mention–timed near the middle of the contest–helped give the One-Card Challenge a second wind and a few more players down the stretch. Captain Canuck selected the 1986-87 Edmonton Oilers Red Rooster Team Set as his prize–a fitting reward for a Gretzky-like effort.

Second Place: Jimmy (3 goals, 1 assist) Both Jimmy and Kazi scored 3 goals and 1 assist. But Jimmy had more “shots”–meaning, he listed more cards that he was looking for.  That little bit of extra participation was the tie-breaking criteria that won him second place. Jimmy went with the 1991-92 McDonald’s All-Star set as the prize for his all-star effort. 

Third Place: Kazi (3 goals, 1 assist) – A grizzled veteran of hockey card collecting (he makes ME look like a rookie), Kazi selected the 1990-91 Pro Action Boston Bruins Team Set for his hard work.

And the rest of the participants:
Dean Ralph – 2 G, 1 A = 3 PTS
dave h – 1 G, 2 A = 3 PTS
dogfacegremlin – 1 G, 1 A = 2 PTS
Tim – 1 G, 1 A = 2 PTS
Jason – 1 G, 1 A = 2 PTS
Chuck – 1 G
JonWayne – 1 G
Kevin O. – 1 G
oats – 1 A

Thanks again to all who participated in the contest. Together, we helped each other complete TEN sets. I had fun, and hopefully you all did too.

5 Year Anniversary Giveaway Contest

Hockey Hall of Fame Playing Cards

First, thanks to everyone who wished me well on Puck Junk’s 5th Anniversary. I entered you in the drawing for the deck of HHOF cards whether you asked to be entered or not (I just assumed everyone likes free stuff).

Twenty-one people posted a comment, so I clicked the RANDOMIZE button 21 times.

And the winner is…

Congratulations to dogfacegremlin (a.k.a. Tim) for being at the #1 spot after the list was randomized 21 times.

Prizes will go out at the end of the week.


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

2 thoughts on “One-Card Challenge & Anniversary Contest Winners Announced”

  1. Holy cow!! I didn’t expect to win this. Thanks, dude!!

    You can be my bridesmaid anytime, Dave!

    Canuck deserved to win the OCC. He was a fiend when it came to sending stuff out. If only I could live up to those expectations.

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