Puck Junk Podcast: Interview with Mike Phillips and Jean MacLeod of Upper Deck

Plus: 2023-24 E-X 2000 Hockey
Episode #191: June 24, 2024

Jean MacLeod (Sr. Creative Director) and Mike Phillips (Executive VP of Sales & Marketing) of Upper Deck join us on the podcast. The two worked together on many sports card sets in the 1990s, such as Fleer Metal Universe Hockey and the various E-X 2000 trading card sets. MacLeod and Phillips also talk about the upcoming 2023-24 E-X 2000 Hockey set coming this fall. It’s 55 minutes of hockey goodness! 

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Video: Triple Crown Line Interview

In this video, LA Kings legends Marcel Dionne, Dave Taylor, and Charlie Simmer – a.k.a. the Triple Crown Line – talk to Sal Barry about how their line was formed and share some stories from their careers. It’s 15 minutes of hockey goodness! 

Special thanks to the Sport Card Expo for video of the interview. 

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Connor McDavid is For Real!

McJesus Went from Zero to Hero in a Hurry

In last week’s newsletter, I mentioned how stellar Panthers’ goalie Sergei Bobrovsky was through the first two games of the Stanley Cup Final. He allowed just one goal in the first two games, leading the Panthers to a 2-0 series lead. The Panthers also won Game 3 and looked poised to sweep the series.

Meanwhile, Oilers captain Connor McDavid was all but absent, scoring one assist in Game 2 and two assists in Game 3 in two losing efforts. 

Then McDavid woke up. Continue reading “Connor McDavid is For Real!”

Puck Junk Podcast: Potential Utah Hockey Club Team Names

In this episode of the Puck Junk Podcast, Sal Barry and Clemente Lisi discuss six potential team names for the new Utah Hockey Club – including the name the team picked temporarily for the 2024-25 season. The guys also talk about the Washington Capitals buying the hockey website CapFriendly, and several new Game Dated Moments cards of the PWHL Walter Cup Championship and the CHL Memorial Cup Championship. It’s one hour of hockey goodness! 

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Video: 2022-23 SPx Hockey Box Break

Sal Barry opens a box of 2022-23-SPx Hockey cards. A box contains five premium hockey cards, including one autographed card.

Are you collecting any cards from the 2022-23 SPx Hockey set? Leave a comment and let us know!

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2023-24 Trilogy Hockey Cards Box Break

After taking a hiatus in 2021-22, Upper Deck Trilogy returned for the 2022-23 season. Trilogy is back again for 2023-24, released in the middle of May. Since Trilogy is a late-season release, Upper Deck can include cards of Blackhawks rookie Connor Bedard, who made his debut at the start of the season.

A box of 2023-24 Trilogy contains six packs. Each pack has four cards. A box costs around $160. So, that’s about $27 per pack – or $6.75 per card. You get two hits per box “on average,” according to the front of the box. Hits can be a jersey or patch card, or an autographed card, such as Trilogy’s popular “Signature Pucks” cards that have an autograph on a mini-puck that is embedded in the card. 

I recently opened a hobby box of 2023-24 Trilogy. Here is what was inside. 

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Video: 2022-23 SP Game Used Hockey Box Break

Sal Barry opens a box of 2022-23 SP Game Used Hockey cards. A box contains one autograph or premium memorabilia card, plus three additional memorabilia or tech cards. 

Are you collecting any cards from the 2022-23 SP Game Used set? Leave a comment and let us know! 

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Why I Want the Edmonton Oilers to Win the Stanley Cup

We All Want to See McDavid Win It Sooner Than Later, Right? 

This Saturday is Game One of the 2024 Stanley Cup Final between the Edmonton Oilers and the Florida Panthers – and I’ll admit that I want the Oilers to win the Cup. 

Not because I want to see a Canadian team win the Stanley Cup for the first time in 31 years. I could care less about that. Continue reading “Why I Want the Edmonton Oilers to Win the Stanley Cup”

Will a Stanley Cup Championship Boost Connor McDavid’s Card Prices?

Does a Championship Increase Card Values for All-Time Greats?

Last week, a member of the Puck Junk Facebook Group asked me if a Connor McDavid printing plate card that he pulled on ePack would increase in value if the Edmonton Oilers won the Stanley Cup.

After thinking about it for a moment, Continue reading “Will a Stanley Cup Championship Boost Connor McDavid’s Card Prices?”

Why 1993-94 Was My Favorite Season to Collect Hockey

Hockey Card Collecting was Less Complicated, More Fun 30 Years Ago

It is the 30th anniversary of the 1993-94 season – and that was my favorite year to collect hockey cards and memorabilia. That was the last year before collecting hockey got so darn complicated. 

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