1991 All-Star Game Puck

This hockey puck is a small–yet important–piece of memorabilia from my 1991 All-Star Game collection. The front shows the All-Star Game logo.

Unlike previous years’ logos that used a “shield shape,” the 42nd NHL All-Star Game logo is a round shape that fit perfectly on the surface of a hockey puck, leaving very little “black space.”

The flip side shows how old school this puck really is. It’s got the old black-and-orange NHL logo and a facsimile autograph of then league president John A. Ziegler Jr. Remember Ziegler? He’s the guy who lost his job because of the 1992 NHL player strike.

Anyway, I’m not much of a puck collector per se, but I do like commemorative and/or special types of pucks. I think pucks were usually in the $3 to $4 range by then, but this one probably cost $5.

Question: Have you ever bought a commemorative–or otherwise special–hockey puck? What was it for? How much was it? 
I guess that’s really 3 questions. Post your thoughts below.


Author: Sal Barry

Sal Barry is the editor and webmaster of Puck Junk. He is a freelance hockey writer, college professor and terrible hockey player. Follow him on Twitter @puckjunk

5 thoughts on “1991 All-Star Game Puck”

  1. I bought a 75th anniversary puck during that season. I was attending my first ever NHL game which was between the North Stars and the Red Wings. The Stars won 3-2 and not being a fan of either team I picked up the puck as a memento of that day I believe it cost me $5….

  2. What do you think an Yzerman/'91 all-star puck goes for? A buddy of mine just gave me one. Not selling it, just curious…

  3. That ’91 all-star game had the most memorable national anthem of all time!!! This was just after the start of the Gulf War and the Chicago Stadium crowd “delivered” that night! The YouTube video also gives a great shot of the best All-Star game jerseys. IMO (Those Black & Orange Home’s were awesome) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvpxVE_kQXg

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