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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Video: 2022-23 Clear Cut Hockey Box Break

Sal Barry opens a box of 2022-23 Clear Cut Hockey by Upper Deck. A box is guaranteed to have one premium autographed hockey card. 

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

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Video: 2021-22 Premier Hockey Box Break

Sal Barry opens a box of 2021-22 Premier Hockey by Upper Deck. A box is guaranteed to have an acetate autographed patch card and two additional jersey cards.

Are you collecting the 2021-22 Premier set – or chasing any of the hits from it? Leave a comment and let us know! 

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Pro Women’s Hockey Cards Are Here

The First 8 PWHL Cards Now Available via ePack

As the Professional Women’s Hockey League was winding down its inaugural season, Upper Deck released the first-ever physical trading cards for the PWHL. While Upper Deck did release eight digital trading cards of PWHL players back in March, these new cards are actual, legit trading cards that will be printed and shipped to collectors. Continue reading “Pro Women’s Hockey Cards Are Here”

Puck Junk Podcast: 2022-23 Parkhurst Champions Hockey Cards

Plus: Are Sports Cards Investments?
Episode #189: May 17, 2024

In this episode, Sal, Tim and Clemente talk about the 2022-23 Parkhurst Champions Hockey Card set by Upper Deck – including what they like about this “retro-esque” release, and what is frustrating about collecting it. Plus, a discussion asking if sports cards can be considered “investments?” It’s 93 minutes of hockey goodness! 

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Discussion asking if sports cards are investments (X/Twitter)
2022-23 Parkhurst Champions Hockey Checklist (Trading Card DB)

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Video: 2021-22 Ultimate Collection Hockey Box Break

Sal Barry opens a box of 2021-22 Ultimate Collection Hockey by Upper Deck. A box is guaranteed to have an autograph and a memorabilia card. 

Are you collecting the 2021-22 Ultimate Collection set – or chasing any of the hits from it? Leave a comment and let us know! 

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Should Upper Deck Change Its Redemption Policy?

Topps Changed Its Policy. Will UD Follow Suit?

Late last month, the Topps Trading Card Company announced that all redemption cards will now be valid for 10 years from the date of issue. This extends back to include redemption cards that were issued in 2021-22 products.

Normally, a redemption card – a little cardboard “I.O.U.” that promises the collector a premium card – would expire after two years or so. This would take the luster off of buying sealed products that were more than two years old. Sure, you might get a rookie card of a player that is now a superstar…or you might get an expired redemption card for an autograph of that same rookie that was now worthless. 

What this move does for Topps is increase desirability in both old and new card products. We all dislike getting redemption cards – but it is nice to know that if we buy a product from 2021 in 2024 that the redemption card is still worth something.

Of course, Topps does not make hockey cards, but Upper Deck does. So, will Upper Deck keep up with its main rival and also extend the window of its own redemption cards?

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Puck Junk Podcast: Why Connor Bedard Will Win the Calder Trophy

Plus: How Topps Policy Changes Could Affect Hockey Cards
Episode #188: May 10, 2024

In this episode of the Puck Junk Podcast, the guys discuss why Connor Bedard will win the Calder Trophy, as well as the latest population counts on graded copies of his Young Guns card. They also talk about Topps changing its redemption card policy and how it might force Upper Deck to do the same. Plus, how Fanatics is changing local cards shops…but not necessarily for the better. It’s 98 minutes of hockey goodness!

Links
Topps Announces Redemption Extension (Sports Collectors Daily)
Bedard, Faber, Hughes Named Calder Trophy Finalists (NHL.com)

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Puck Junk Podcast: RIP Coyotes

Plus: The 2023-24 Connor Bedard Collection
Episode #187: May 2, 2024

In this episode, Sal Barry and Clemente Lisi talk about the relocation of the Arizona Coyotes to Utah and the 2023-24 Connor Bedard Collection box set. Plus, will the Feds start cracking down on The Hobby? It’s 73 minutes of hockey goodness! 

Links
The Opening of the film BASEketball (YouTube)
2023-24 Connor Bedard Collection Checklist (Trading Card DB)
You can buy the Connor Bedard set at the Upper Deck Store (link)
Review: 2016 Leaf Jack Eichel Collection (Puck Junk)
Review: 1985 Islander News Bryan Trottier (Puck Junk)

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