Puck Junk Podcast #16 – August 31, 2016

…with Sal Barry and Jim Howard.


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Sal Barry and guest host Jim Howard revisit the 1990s with the 1996-97 Pinnacle Mint set, which was a set of hockey cards and hockey coins. Yes, coins.

Here are a few pictures of the various cards and coins found in this set.

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1996-97 Pinnacle Mint Bronze card (front and back)\

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28_Jim_Carey_Silver1996-97 Pinnacle Mint Bronze card and Silver card

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1996-97 Pinnacle Mint card with hole (front and back)

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22_Chris_Chelios_back1996-97 Pinnacle Mint card with coin inserted (front and back)

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1996-97 Pinnacle Mint Mats Sundin bronze coin

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1996-97 Pinnacle Mint Jaromir Jagr bronze coin

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1996-97 Pinnacle Mint Pavel Bure bronze coin

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Milton Berle and Pavel Bure coin

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rules1996-97 Pinnacle Mint checklist and sweepstakes rules

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1996-97 Pinnacle Mint sweepstakes rules card (large)

Total Time: 33:30

Theme music by Jim “Not the Goalie” Howard.

Did you collect Pinnacle Mint back in the day? Or are you collecting it now? Did you unearth one of the elusive gold coins? Do you like or dislike this set? Leave a comment and let us know. ■

Patrick Kane’s “First” Hockey Card

1994-95_pinnacle_turgeonNo NHL players can boast appearing on a hockey card 12 years before their career began — except Patrick Kane. On Sylvain Turgeon’s 1994-95 Pinnacle hockey card, you see the Senators winger trying not to fall flat on his face in a game against the Sabres from the previous year. This photo actually makes for a pretty good metaphor for the Senators’ 1993-94 season, when they went 14-61-9 in 84 games.

Now, take a closer look at the wide-eyed kid in the stands.

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