From his perspective, the contest involved choosing a number, having a random player assigned to you, and if that player scored the team's first goal of the season, you win.
From my perspective, it involved choosing a number. I'm not a big hockey guy, so I don't remember names all that well. I do remember that I actually got to choose the number 3. That seems to be one of the first ones taken in those contests, so I was happy to get my favorite number. Unfortunately, it was assigned to a defenseman. Oh well, better luck next year, I thought. However, I pulled off a miracle as my guy scored the first goal.
My prize package was fantastic.
First, a nice auto of the 2010 Olympic MVP and 2010 Vezina Trophy winner.
At this point, I was standing tall. The next card blew me away, though. More accurately, it swept the leg.
Wow, a crazy oversized jumbo auto of Billy Zabka of The Karate Kid and How I Met Your Mother fame.
The last card in the package is amazing. I'm not a hockey collector, but I have a great appreciation for vintage cards, especially when they look great and feature legendary players:
That is one beautiful card.