2020-21 Allure Hockey Box Break

Not long before the 2021-22 season started, Upper Deck released 2020-21 Allure Hockey. All of Upper Deck’s hockey card releases have been pushed back due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so it is sometimes an odd feeling to open last year’s hockey cards during this season — especially when you pull a card of someone who has since changed teams.

Anyway, a hobby box of 2020-21 Allure Hockey contains eight packs. Each pack contains eight cards. A box is guaranteed to have one jersey card and one autographed card. Boxes of Allure debuted at around $160 per box but are now selling for around $140 from online retailers based in the U.S. 

I’m a bit late to the party here, but I finally had a chance to open a box of 2020-21 Allure Hockey. Let’s see what I got. 

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Snap Shots: Bruins Honor Willie O’Ree

Good morning and welcome to Snap Shots. This week, we’ll take a look at two players who had their numbers retired, a pay bump for hockey players, and a “pissing match” between an NHLer and a journalist.

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Puck Junk Podcast #108: Jan. 19, 2022

The Upcoming 2022 NHL All-Star Game
Plus: Upcoming Hockey Cards

In Episode #108 of the Puck Junk Podcast, Sal Barry and Tim Parish talk about the 2022 NHL All-Star Game taking place in Las Vegas next month, including the players who were picked — and the players who were snubbed! They also talk about the new All-Star jerseys, the fact that over 100 goalies have played in the NHL this season thus far, an update on the fake Pokemon card case, and some other trading card controversies. (Yes, this episode is just BRIMMING with controversial topics.) Plus, they chat about some upcoming hockey card releases. 

Show Notes and Links:
2022 NHL All-Star Game Rosters (Puck Junk)
2022 NHL All-Star Game Jerseys (NHL.com)
Those horrible “Candyland” 1992 All-Star Game Jerseys (Puck Junk)
A Visual History of NHL All-Star Jerseys (NHL Uniform Database)
The “Zamborghini” (NHL.com)
List of goalies that have played in the NHL this season (NHL.com)
Eric Staal Signs PTO with the AHL’s Iowa Wild (The Hockey News)
Logan Paul Opens a Fake Case of Pokemon Cards (YouTube)
Logan Paul’s ‘Base Set’ Case is Fake: Threats, Bribery, and Shady Behavior Down the Ladder (Pokebeach)
Dallas Card Show Arrest (YouTube & Twitter)
Backyard Breaks Gold KABOOM Group Break SCAM (YouTube
2020-21 SP Signature Edition Legends Hockey Cards Info (link)

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Podcast opening and closing music by Jim “Not the Goalie” Howard.

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Snap Shots: Tuukka Rask is Back!

Happy Monday, Party People! Here are the top five hockey stories from the past week, including a star goaltender who made his NHL return after being sidelined for six months, a look at the 2022 NHL All-Star Game rosters, and an NHL team that has steadily become a force to be reckoned with this year. 

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Puck Junk Podcast #107: Jan. 12, 2022

New Hockey Cards for January 2022
Plus, Premier Hockey Federation Cards

After a month-long hiatus, Sal Barry and Tim Parish are back for the first Puck Junk Podcast of 2022. In this episode, they talk about some of the new hockey card releases for the 2021-22 season. Other topics include Fanatics purchasing Topps, Upper Deck making Premier Hockey Federation cards this fall, and a sealed case of Pokemon cards authenticated by Baseball Card Exchange that might be fake. 

Show Notes and Links:
The NHL’s Enhanced COVID Measures from December 18, 2021 (PDF)
List of NHL Games Postponed by COVID (NHL.com)
Sport Lots Website (sportlots.com)
2021-22 MVP Hockey Checklist (Cardboard Connection
“Remember ALF? He’s back…in pog form!” (YouTube
NHL Roxx on Twitter
Logan Paul’s $3.5 Million Pokemon Case May Be Fake (PokeBeach)
Here’s a shorter article about the Pokemon case (Complex)
Fanatics Acquires Topps for $500 Million (CNBC)
Upper Deck Lands Women’s Hockey Card License (Sports Collectors Daily)
1994 Classic Women of Hockey Insert Set Checklist (Trading Card DB)

Follow Sal Barry on Twitter @PuckJunk & Instagram @PuckJunk
Follow Tim Parish on Twitter @TheRealDFG & Instagram @therealdfg66.
Podcast opening and closing music by Jim “Not the Goalie” Howard.

Subscribe to the Puck Junk Hockey Podcast on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyiHeartRadioStitcherPodchaserPocketCastsCastbox , Castro,
OvercastTuneIn and SoundCloud.

Love hockey? Join the Puck Junk Facebook Group and subscribe to Puck Junk on YouTube

Support this podcast and buy a shirt from the Puck Junk Online Shop

Snap Shots: Kraken Fan Saves Canucks’ Equipment Manager’s Life

Happy Monday! This week, I want to take a look at a big story that made the rounds early last week, when a quick-thinking Seattle Kraken fan helped save a Vancouver Canucks’ assistant equipment manager’s life. We will also take a look at an awesome goal, a new “rookie” record that was set, and the potential end of a solid NHL career. Plus, COVID-19 continues to ruin hockey.  

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The Ralph Macchio Hockey Rookie Card

Cobra Kai and Karate Kid Star Macchio Got His Own Hockey Trading Card in 1991-92

Last week, Cobra Kai Season 4 premiered on Netflix and quickly became the streaming service’s most-watched series. But did you know that Cobra Kai and Karate Kid star Ralph Macchio had his own hockey card 30 years ago? Here’s how –and why — it happened. 

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Snap Shots: The Coldest Winter Classic

Welcome to a new weekly column called Snap Shots. Since Blake Isaacs has stepped away from writing his Blake’s Takes column, I will fill the void with my weekly recap of the biggest, most interesting, or most fun things that happened in hockey over the past week. 

A lot of news this week has to do with how COVID-19 continues to mess up hockey for everyone. But not all of the news is bad. We also had the coldest Winter Classic in history (Brrrrr!) and four — count ’em, four — new goalies make their NHL debuts. 

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Puck Junk’s Top Articles of 2021

Happy New Year, loyal Puck Junk readers. Before we get into new content for 2022, I wanted to give a recap of Puck Junk’s most-read articles of 2021, and a brief update about what has been going on with this website.

As we all know, the trading card hobby has experienced a resurgence in interest over the past two years; much of it as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic making more people stay at home and spend their money on other activities besides sporting events, concerts, and travel. 

As a result, Puck Junk has experienced it’s highest readership of all time. In fact, traffic on this site has grown 75% between 2020 and 2021. And as I’ve always said, it is more gratifying when more people read this site. I still remember how excited I was back in late 2007 when I finally had an article read by 10 people. Yes, just getting to double-digits was such an accomplishment back then. So, I am very grateful today that thousands of people read and enjoy what I write.  

Likewise, listenership of the Puck Junk Hockey Podcast has increased 35% between 2020 and 2021. Again, it is great to see more people engage with the podcast that myself and Tim — and many times Blake and Jim — work on. We don’t always get an episode up every week, but we try. Hopefully, we will increase our output of podcast episodes in 2022. 

Anyway, below are the 10 articles published in 2021 that were read the most. So, take a look at this list and be sure to check out any articles that you missed the first time. 

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The Puck Junk Bad Hockey Card Hall of Fame: Class of 2021

The year 2021 would not be complete until 10 more cards are inducted into the Puck Junk Bad Hockey Card Hall of Fame. Since 2017, this website has honored the most-horrendous hockey cards ever made. Some cards use bad photos, other cards have janky paint jobs…and some cards are just straight-up awful and should not have been made in the first place.

So, before we can ring in 2022, let’s take a look at some of the worst hockey cards ever made. 

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