Puck Junk Podcast #8 – July 27, 2015

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In Puck Junk Podcast #8, Sal (@PuckJunk) and Tim (@TheRealDFG) talk about the upcoming 2015 National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago, with a focus on hockey cards and collectibles. Topics include autograph guests, redemption sets, VIP sets and finding that diamond in the rough.

Total time is 36 minutes 28 seconds.

For more information about The National, visit their website here.


PODCAST INTRO AND ENDING MUSIC CREDITS:

“Disco Medusae” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Puck Junk Podcast #7 – July 8, 2015

…with your hosts, Sal Barry and Tim Parish.


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Now that the NHL season is over, Sal (@PuckJunk) and Tim (@TheRealDFG) talk about one of their favorite sets of hockey cards: 1971-72 Topps (and O-Pee-Chee). They also touch on the 2001-02 Topps Retro Hockey set, which used the 1971-72 design. Runtime is a (relatively short) 22 minutes. Pictures of the cards they discuss after the jump.

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Puck Junk Podcast #6 – July 1, 2015


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Podcast #6 is way overdue, but Tim (@TheRealDFG) and Sal (@PuckJunk) finally get around to talking about the end of the 2014-15 season. This week’s topics are:

  • The Chicago Blackhawks’ Stanley Cup Championship and Duncan Keith winning the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP (0:01 to 7:07)
  • The 2015 NHL Awards, including discussion about the Masterton, Lady Byng and Messier Award winners (7:08 to 22:30 — we reference this article here)
  • The 2015 NHL Draft — why it was (or wasn’t) worth watching (22:31 to 42:00)

Total time is 42 minutes, so hit play, make yourself a sandwich and enjoy!


PODCAST INTRO AND ENDING MUSIC CREDITS:

“Iron Bacon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Puck Junk Podcast #5 – June 8, 2015

…with your hosts, Sal Barry & Tim Parish.


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FIVE GOLDEN PODCASTS!!!! OK, maybe they haven’t been exactly “golden,” but this is our fifth podcast in five weeks. Let’s keep this streak alive. This time, Sal and Tim (@TheRealDFG) talk about:

  • Game 1 and 2 of the 2015 Stanley Cup Finals (0:01 – 2:53)
  • The overabundance of statistics that really aren’t really statistics (2:54 – 7:55)
  • Ben Bishop leaving Game 2 before Game 2 was over (7:56 – 11:30)
  • The 1984-85 Topps and O-Pee-Chee Hockey card sets, also touching on the 1991-92 Pinnacle Hockey and 2010-11 Upper Deck Hockey sets (11:31 – 24:34)

You can view images of some of these cards after the jump. Continue reading “Puck Junk Podcast #5 – June 8, 2015”

Puck Junk Podcast #4 – June 2, 2015

…with your hosts, Sal Barry & Tim Parish. Plus special guest Justin Godfrey.


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In Podcast #4, Sal, Tim (The Real DFG) and special guest Justin Godfrey preview the 2015 Stanley Cup Finals, which start Wednesday night. Here’s a breakdown of the episode:

  • We talk about the Chicago Blackhawks, including a wrap-up of their series against the Anaheim Ducks, and their prospects of beating the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup Finals (0:01 to 18:34)
  • Sal is then joined by Justin Godfrey, who blogs about the Tampa Bay Lightning on his website, The Hopeful Chase. Justin gives us a rundown on what to expect from the Bolts (18:35 to 28:48).

No card talk this week — because it’s the Cup! (And because Sal doesn’t have the dough to buy a box of Masterpieces yet.)

Who do you think will win the Stanley Cup this year? Leave a comment and tell us which team will win it all and why.


PODCAST INTRO AND ENDING MUSIC CREDITS:

“Boop Rock Jingle’” Tony Bullard (tonybullard.com)
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Puck Junk Podcast #3 – May 27, 2015

…with your hosts, Sal Barry & Tim Parish!


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In Puck Junk Podcast #3, Sal and Tim (a.k.a. The Real DFG) talk about:

  • The St. Louis Blues naming Martin Brodeur as their Assistant General Manager (0:01 to 4:52)
  • Mike Babcock signing an 8-year, $50 million coaching contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs (4:53 to 16:09)
  • The 2014-15 Fleer Ultra Hockey card set (16:10 to 24:11)
  • The 1998-99 Pacific Hockey card set (24:12 to 33:37)

Trigger Warning: We mention Mike Keenan twice in this podcast. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

Pictures of some of the cards we discuss are after the jump. Continue reading “Puck Junk Podcast #3 – May 27, 2015”

Puck Junk Podcast #2 – May 20, 2015

…with your hosts, Sal Barry & Tim Parish!


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In Puck Junk Podcast #2, Sal and Tim discuss:

  • The not-so-new, but still-relevant 2014-15 Upper Deck MVP Hockey set (0:00 to around 10:30)
  • The 1992-93 Fleer Ultra Hockey set, which was groundbreaking in many ways (10:31 to 19:05)
  • If Las Vegas would be a good city for an NHL expansion team, and what other cities should be considered. (19:06 to 37:45)

Card images, as well as a map of the NHL teams, after the jump. Continue reading “Puck Junk Podcast #2 – May 20, 2015”

Puck Junk Podcast #1 – May 12, 2015

…with your hosts, Sal Barry & Tim Parish!


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This is the first in what will hopefully become a regular podcast series on this website, hosted by Sal Barry and Tim Parish. For those who don’t know, Tim maintains a sports card blog called The Real DFG and hangs out on Twitter @TheRealDFG.

Today, Sal and Tim talk about:

  • The Chicago Blackhawks sweep of the Minnesota Wild
  • The new 2014-15 O-Pee-Chee Platinum Hockey set
  • The 1989-90 Topps and O-Pee-Chee Hockey sets
  • How Pittsburgh was a big hockey town in the 1980s — and Chicago wasn’t

Total running time is 28:17. Images of some of the cards we talk about are after the jump. Continue reading “Puck Junk Podcast #1 – May 12, 2015”

Got ‘Em! Need ‘Em! – Season 3, Episode 3

In Episode 3 of Got ‘Em! Need ‘Em! we discussed all things traded.

Season 3, Episode 3

Broadcast Date: March 16, 2012

Time: 18 minutes 52 seconds

Topics: 

  • Why I like Upper Deck Series 1 and 2
  • How we “updated” cards as kids when players were traded
  • Traded sets
  • OPC, Victory and MVP update cards inserted in UD Series 2
  • Some of the worst photo retouching done by Topps, O-Pee-Chee and Upper Deck


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Thanks to Mick Kern and XM Radio for the audio clip.

Got ‘Em! Need ‘Em! – Season 3, Episode 2

Hopefully, I should be appearing on The War Room every other week now. Here is the audio from last week’s “Got Em! Need ‘Em!” segment.

Got ‘Em! Need ‘Em!

Season 3, Episode 2

Broadcast Date: February 23, 2012

Time: 15 minutes 30 seconds

Topics:

  • My lack of enthusiasm for this year’s Panini sets
  • Purchasing whole sets vs. buying packs
  • Georges Laraque’s protest of the Enforcers set
  • National Hockey Card Day 2012
  • 1960-61 Topps Hockey cards
  • Geeking out on team-issued postcards and regional sets
  • Card shows in Canada vs. card shows in the U.S.


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Thanks to Mick Kern and XM Radio for the audio clip.