About the Cards: Episode 166

Yesterday, Sal Barry and Tim Parish were guests  on the “About the Cards” Podcast. They joined show hosts Ben and Stephan to talk about the new NHL Seattle Kraken expansion team, Fanatics buying up all the sport trading card licenses, how this could affect hockey cards and Upper Deck, and much more. The show is about 2 hours and 20 minutes, so give it a listen next time you need some good background banter. 

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TTM Cast: Collecting Hockey Cards & Autographs

Sal Barry was a guest on the TTM Podcast with Jeff Baker and Sean McElroy. He talked about collecting hockey cards and hockey autographs. Skip to the 50-minute mark to hear Sal’s interview on the show. 

You can listen to more episodes of the TTM Podcast here.

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Under Review: Mystery, Alaska

November 20, 2019

Earlier today, I was a guest on the SiriusXM NHL Radio talk show “Under Review,” hosted by Mick Kern and Peter Berce. We talk about the hockey movie “Mystery, Alaska” as well as my article for The Hockey News about that film. We also talk about the Puck Junk Podcast and the new line of Puck Junk t-shirts. The segment is a quick listen — just 15 minutes.

You can listen to “Under Review” everyday on SiriusXM Radio or online here

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Slapshot Radio Show – Jan. 28, 2019

Last week, I was a guest on a new radio show called Slapshot, hosted by Dave Baldin, who is an avid hockey card collector. Dave and I talked about why I started PuckJunk.com, overproduced hockey cards from the 1990s and being a Blackhawks fan during the team’s “dark days.” Plus, a fun story about Dale Tallon. 

Run time is 28 minutes — perfect for listening to on your lunch break. 

Special Thanks to Dave Baldin and 4680Q Niagara Online Radio for providing the clip. You can listen to more episodes of Slapshot here. 

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Sports Byline USA: The NHL ’94 Video Game & Sports Trading Cards

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Last week, I was a guest on the radio talk show Sports Byline USA, hosted by Ron Barr. Those of you who played the video game NHL ’94 or some of the other early games by EA Sports will of course remember Barr, who was literally “in the game,” introducing the teams and players. 

Barr and I talked about NHL ’94 and the game’s enduring popularity 25 years later, the NHL94.com website and the “Pixelated Heroes” documentary. We then talk about the sports memorabilia industry and some of the gimmicks that trading card companies use today to stimulate sales. 

Run time is EXACTLY 15 minutes, so grab a beverage, click play and enjoy! 

Special thanks to Ron Barr and Sports Byline USA for the audio clip. 

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“Hockey Today” July 20, 2018

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This past Friday, I was a guest on “Hockey Today” with Mick Kern on SiriusXM NHL Network Radio. We talked about who collects hockey cards these days and why, my custom cards of Scott Foster,  collecting Tim Horton’s cards and my favorite hockey card sets of the 2017-18 season. 

Running time is just over 13 minutes, so press play and enjoy. 

Special thanks to Mick Kern and SiriusXM NHL Radio Network for the audio clip. 

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“Hockey Today” July 21, 2016

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Earlier today, I was a guest on the radio show “Hockey Today,” hosted by Mick Kern. (Longtime Puck Junk readers will remember when I used to be a regular on “The War Room” with Mick from 2009 to 2011.)

Today, we talked about my upcoming “Making of Youngblood” article for The Hockey News, and then quite a bit about new and old hockey cards.

The clip is 15 1/2 minutes long, so enjoy.

Special thanks to Mick Kern and SiriusXM NHL Radio Network for providing the audio clip. ■

Audio: "Oilers Now" Radio Appearance

Yesterday, I was on a radio show called Oilers Now (630 CHED in Edmonton). I spoke with guest host Reid Wilkins about hockey cards and collectibles. Some of the things we discussed included the old Red Rooster trading card sets, the god-awful Wayne Gretzky doll (pictures below), how Mark Messier destroyed the Blackhawks in the 1990 Western Conference finals, cards of this year’s rookies and the World Junior Championships.

Broadcast Date: December 28, 2011

Time: 16 minutes 5 seconds

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The Wayne Gretzky doll made by Mattel in/around 1983.

Thanks to Reid Wilkins and CHED 630 for providing me the audio clip. You can check out the Oilers Now website here.