January 6, 2017

Rink-ing in the New Year + Blogaversary Contest Results

Yes, I know that title is a really bad play on words. Sorry for that. Happy New Year a few days late! I celebrated on New Year's Eve when I received my last piece of cardboard for 2016. It was a big, expensive win from the Land of Listia. In recent months, I hadn't spent much time searching there, but I continued to see emails reminding me of how many credits I had and one day after Christmas I decided to take a look and see if I could go on a 'shopping spree' to remedy the fact that I wasn't gifted any cardboard(except for my Secret Santa package). After a few minutes of looking, I happened to find this awesome hockey relic.

The 'Canes are my 'local' hockey team and I have enjoyed taking my girls to a game or two. Ron Francis was the heart of the Hurricanes teams that went to the Stanley Cup finals in 2002 and brought the 'Caniacs out of the woodwork in NC. Sadly, he had left the team by the time they were able to bring the cup to the Triangle. He also happens to be the team's current GM. Finding this in my mailbox was a great way to end my collecting year.

Now, on to the long overdue results from my blogaversary contest. This year, there were 17 total entrants which is down by one from last year's contest. I was pretty happy with that considering my multiple, long posting droughts in the later part of the year. With that in mind, I've decided to have two winners again. However, this time around, one winner will be the person on top after the nine randoms and the other winner will be the person who is at the bottom. Thank you to everyone who entered the contest, your support and kind words mean a lot. Good luck to all. Without further delay, here is the final round from the randomizer:

Congrats to Angus and night owl! I will start working on putting together your customized prize packages right away. Thanks for reading.


  1. A beautiful card there, and Ron is absolutely one of the more under-rated players in the history of the league. Awesome stuff!

  2. Oh, wow, cool! And that is a pretty sweet Ron Francis relic.

  3. Wooooooooo! LAST PLACE! Wooooooooooo!