Collectors Corner #25 – Recap of The National Part 2, and Overpriced Junk Wax

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In the 25th episode of Collectors Corner, I talk about about the last three days of the 2019 National Sports Collectors Convention. I also recap Hockey Trade Night at the National and explain why junk wax era sports cards are becoming overpriced.

Collectors Corner airs Friday nights at 9:25 p.m. CST. Find a nearby radio station that carries Sports Byline USA here, or stream online here.  You can also listen to past episodes here.Special thanks to Sports Byline USA for providing the audio clip.

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Collectors Corner #24 – Midway Through the 2019 National


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Late last week, I gave an update halfway through the 2019 National Sports Collectors Convention. I also talk about my new article for Sports Collectors Digest, entitled “Collecting Chris Chelios.” 

Collectors Corner airs Friday nights at 9:25 p.m. CST. Find a nearby radio station that carries Sports Byline USA here, or stream online here.  You can also listen to past episodes here.Special thanks to Sports Byline USA for providing the audio clip.

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Collectors Corner #23 – Sports Memorabilia Medley!

Today, Ron Barr and I discuss the bankruptcy and subsequent sale of Sports Collectors Digest, Hockey Trade Night at the National Sports Collectors Convention, an update on the trimmed card scandal and some exciting items up for auction.

Collectors Corner airs Friday nights at 9:25 p.m. CST. Find a nearby radio station that carries Sports Byline USA here, or stream online here.  You can also listen to past episodes here.

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Collectors Corner #22 – PSA and Topps at The 2019 National

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Ron Barr and I discuss my new article about Roller Hockey International in the latest issue of The Hockey News. We also talk about Topps’ and PSA’s plans at the 2019 National Sports Collectors Convention, including some fun giveaways. 

Collectors Corner airs Friday nights at 9:25 p.m. CST. Find a nearby radio station that carries Sports Byline USA here, or stream online here.  You can also listen to past episodes here.

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Collectors Corner #21 – The Crossover of Pop Culture and Sports Cards

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In this episode of Collectors Corner, Ron Barr and I talk about the crossover of pop culture and sports cards, Topps’ National Baseball Card Day, MLB’s trading card giveaways, and Upper Deck’s plans at the 2019 National Sports Collectors Convention. Plus, we talk about my newest article in Beckett Hockey Magazine.

Collectors Corner airs Friday nights at 9:25 p.m. CST. Find a nearby radio station that carries Sports Byline USA here, or stream online here.  You can also listen to past episodes here.

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Collectors Corner #20 – The Hockey Hall of Fame Snubs of 2019

…plus Donruss WNBA Cards, Topps’ 150 Years of Baseball and More!

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It’s been a while since I last shared an episode of Collectors Corner, due to computer problems followed by the Forth of July, and other stuff cropping up here and there. But things are finally getting back on track, so expect three segments of Collectors Corner coming to Puck Junk this week. 

Anyway, in this episode, Ron Barr and I talk about the Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2019 — as well as the players who SHOULD be in the Hall. We also talk about the new set of WNBA trading cards by Donruss, Topps’ 150 Years of Baseball set, and the record-setting sale of a vintage basketball card set.

Collectors Corner airs Friday nights at 9:25 p.m. CST. Find a nearby radio station that carries Sports Byline USA here, or stream online here.  You can also listen to past episodes here.

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Collectors Corner #19 – The Pros and Cons of Exclusive Trading Card Licenses


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In this episode of Collectors Corner, Ron Barr and I discuss why league-exclusive licenses are both good and bad in the sports trading card industry — and what pro sports leagues need to be doing differently if they want the trading card industry to survive. 

“Collectors Corner” airs Friday nights at 9:25 p.m. CST. Find a nearby radio station that carries Sports Byline USA here, or stream online here.  You can also listen to past episodes here.

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Collectors Corner #18 – The Trimmed Card Scandal


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In this episode of Collectors Corner, Ron Barr and I talk about the Stanley Cup Finals and Calder Cup Finals, the Topps of the Class promotion, Panini’s Fathers Day weekend and the PWCC trimmed card scandal. The clip is just under 10 minutes long, so give it a listen! 

“Collectors Corner” airs Friday nights at 9:25 p.m. CST. Find a nearby radio station that carries Sports Byline USA here, or stream online here.  You can also listen to past episodes here.

Special thanks to Sports Byline USA for providing the audio clip. 

Collectors Corner #17 – The Upcoming National Sports Collectors Convention


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Ron Barr and I talk about the upcoming National Sports Collectors Convention, which will be held July 31 to August 4, 2019 in Chicago.

“Collectors Corner” airs Friday nights at 9:25 p.m. CST. Find a nearby radio station that carries Sports Byline USA here, or stream online here.  You can also listen to past episodes here.

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Collectors Corner #16 – The Mighty Ducks Movie and Team


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In this episode of Collectors Corner, Ron Barr and I talk about how The Mighty Ducks movies led to the Anaheim Ducks NHL team, which led to a Mighty Ducks cartoon series, which led to a…giant pinball game? Plus, further discussion about Stanley Cup game-worn memorabilia.

“Collectors Corner” airs Friday nights at 9:25 p.m. CST. Find a nearby radio station that carries Sports Byline USA here, or stream online here.  You can also listen to past episodes here.

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