Puck Junk Podcast: The Upcoming Fall 2022 Sport Card Expo Toronto

Special Guest: Expo Promoter Mikey Singer
Episode #133 – October 31, 2022

In this episode of the Puck Junk Podcast, Sal Barry is joined by Mikey Singer, promoter of the Sports Card Expo — which is THE ultimate hockey card show in North America. Mikey talks about all the cool activities planned for the upcoming Fall 2022 Sport Card Expo in Toronto, including autographs from former NHL stars, panel discussions with hobby experts, a hockey card trade night, and more. It’s 35 minutes of hockey goodness!  

Show Notes and Links:
Sport Card Expo website
Sport Card Expo Tickets page
Sport Card Expo Autograph Guests page 
Sport Card Expo Events page
Mikey Singer’s event promotions company MKEM website
The Strongville (OH) Vintage Sports Card Show website

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Puck Junk Podcast: 1990-91 Upper Deck Hockey

Part 5 of the ’90-91 Retrospective Series 
Episode #132 – October 18, 2022

Sal Barry and Tim Parish continue their ’90-91 Retrospective Series with an in-depth look at the 1990-91 Upper Deck Hockey card set. What made the set so significant back then, the best cards from that set, the controversy over the French-language versions — and why every serious hockey card collector needs to own the 1990-91 Upper Deck Hockey set. It’s 70 minutes of hockey goodness. 

Images, Show Notes and Links
We refer to the book “Card Sharks” a lot in this episode. If you want to read it — and every card collector should — then you can get he Kindle version for just $10 at Amazon

Mario Gosselin

More about the Mario Gosselin card here.

1990-91 Upper Deck

More information about the 1990 Upper Deck Prototype Cards here

1990-91 Upper Deck Sheets - Campbell Conference (close up)

More information about the “lost” Chris Chelios cards here.

Here are a few more great cards from 1990-91 Upper Deck Hockey.

The “Canada’s Captains” card that pictures Eric Lindros. 

Ed Belfour “Star Rookies” RC

Sergei Fedorov “Young Guns” RC

Pavel Bure “Young Guns” RC

Frank J. Zamboni RC

Mike Modano RC

Jaromir Jagr “Draft Picks” RC

Jeremy Roenick RC

1990-91 Upper Deck card #448 - Bob Probert

Bob Probert 

How’s the weather up there, Mario? 

Even the photo on the back of Lemieux’s card is awesome! 

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Puck Junk Podcast: 2022-23 MVP Hockey Cards

Plus: Buoy, the Kraken Mascot! 
Episode #131 – October 6, 2022

Sal Barry and Tim Parish talk all about the new 2022-23 Upper Deck MVP set — the first hockey cards for the 2022-23 season. They also discuss the Seattle Kraken’s new mascot, Buoy. Plus, a look back at the 1972 Summit Series between Canada and the USSR, digitally-enhanced dasher boards, the St. Louis Blues Hall of Fame, and more! It’s 81 minutes of hockey goodness. 

Show Notes and Links
Oh, ‘Buoy!’ Mascot Reveal! (NHL.com)
1972: The Series that Changed Hockey Forever (Simon & Schuster Canada)
NHL to Debut Digitally Enhanced Dasherboards (ESPN)
Introducing the St. Louis Blues Hall of Fame (NHL.com)
Fake Dallas Stars Patch Cards (Twitter 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
1986 McDonald’s Football Cards (Sports Collectors Digest)
Sal’s Favorite Chris Chelios Jersey Card (Twitter)
Here are some images from 2022-23 MVP Hockey:

2022-23 MVP base card

Card backs do NOT have any statistics on them

Ice Battles parallel

Silver Scripts parallel

Short Printed Rookie Card

Domains insert

Encounters on Ice insert

Pinpoints insert (Silver)

Pinpoints insert (Gold)

20th Anniversary insert

20th Anniversary Colors and Contours insert 

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Puck Junk Podcast: Defenseman Retirement Special

Episode #130 – September 30, 2022

This week, Sal Barry and Tim Parish talk about the four NHL defensemen who retired recently: Duncan Keith, Zdeno Chara, P.K. Subban, and Keith Yandle — including career accomplishments, who of the four will make it into the Hockey Hall of Fame, and their best hockey cards to collect. It’s 87 minutes of hockey goodness! 

Show Notes and Links
Duncan Keith career statistics (Hockey Reference)
Keith Yandle career statistics (Hockey Reference)
Zdeno Chara career statistics (Hockey Reference)
P.K. Subban career statistics (Hockey Reference)
P.K. Subban announces his retirement (Twitter)

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Puck Junk Podcast: Upcoming Hockey Cards for 2022-23

Plus: How a Fanatics/Panini Merger Could Affect Hockey Cards
Episode #129 – September 22, 2022

Sal Barry and Tim Parish discuss some of the upcoming hockey card releases for the 2022-23 season, including Upper Deck Series One and O-Pee-Chee. They also talk about the hockey cards that are still coming out for the 2021-22 season, and how a merger between Fanatics and Panini America could potentially affect hockey cards in the future. It’s 77 minutes of hockey goodness! 

Show Notes and Links:
Sept. 24, 2022 LUDEX Card Show at the Skyline Room (Facebook)
Puck Junk Podcast: 2022 National Recap Episode (Puck Junk)
Trading Card Database and Sportlots Announce Partnership (Sportlots)
Puck Junk Podcast: How to Complete Your Card Sets Episode (Puck Junk)
Puck Junk Podcast: Is Alexis Lafreniere Living Up to the Hype? (Puck Junk)
2022-23 Upper Deck Series One Young Guns Checklist (Upper Deck Blog)
The Great Hockey Card Comeback (The Hockey News)
Brady Tkachuk autographs some upcoming hockey cards (Twitter)

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Puck Junk Podcast: 2021-22 Upper Deck Extended Series Hockey

Episode #128 – September 15, 2022

After a bye week, the Puck Junk Podcast is back! This time, Sal Barry and Tim Parish talk about the new 2021-22 Upper Deck Extended Series Hockey cards, including who are the best rookies in the set and if there is such a thing as too many inserts. Plus, if a tree falls on Tim’s house, does it make a sound? It’s one hour of (mostly) hockey goodness.

Show Notes and Links
Review: 2021-22 Seattle Kraken Box Set (Puck Junk)
Review: 2017-18 Upper Deck Vegas Golden Knights Boxed Set (Puck Junk)
Puck Junk Podcast: Hockey Sets We Want to See Return (Puck Junk)
Goldin video where a kid talks about investing in cards (Twitter)
Tim’s Tweet with commentary about above video (Twitter)

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Puck Junk Podcast: The Mount Rushmore of Hockey Cards

Plus: The NHL ’23 Video Game Cover
Episode #127 – September 2, 2022

This week, Sal Barry and Tim Parish discuss and debate what four trading cards are THE most important, most significant, most iconic pieces of cardboard to depict a hockey player. Or rather, what four cards should be on the “Mount Rushmore of Hockey Cards.” Sure, you have to have the Wayne Gretzky rookie card up there. But what would the other three be? Plus, the guys talk about the upcoming NHL ’23 video game and how it will feature two cover athletes — including, for the first time, a woman hockey player. It’s one hour and 25 minutes of hockey goodness! 

Show Notes & Links:
I Was a Teenage Card Show Promoter (Sports Collectors Digest
Five Examples of the EA Sports NHL Cover Curse (The Hockey News)
1952 Mantle Sets Record at $12.6 Million (Sports Collectors Daily)
Zegras, Nurse Grace NHL 23 cover (ESPN

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Puck Junk Podcast: 2022 3ICE Patrick Cup & World Junior Championship Recap

Episode #126 – August 25, 2022

Sal Barry and Tim Parish talk about two recent hockey tournaments: the 3ICE Patrick Cup Championship and the 2022 World Junior Championship. Plus, should Upper Deck make hockey cards from the World Junior Championships like they did way back in the 1990s? It’s one full hour of hockey goodness! 

Show Notes & Links:
Inside 3ICE 3-on-3 Hockey’s Revolutionary First Season (ESPN)
3ICE Official website (link)
Brandon Hawkins Amazing Penalty Shot Goal (YouTube)
2022 IIHF World Junior Championship website (link)
1983 Canadian National Junior Team set (Puck Junk)

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Puck Junk Podcast: The Last of the 2020-21 Hockey Card Sets

Plus: 3ICE and NHL Free Agency
Episode #125 – August 18, 2022

Sal Barry and Tim Parish talk about some of the very last hockey card sets from the 2020-21 season: Ultimate Collection, Premier, and SP Authentic. Plus, a look at the 3ICE hockey league’s season and its upcoming tournament this Saturday and recent NHL free agent signings. It’s 90 minutes of hockey goodness. 

Show Notes & Links:
The LUDEX Card Show at the Skyline Room on August 27 (Facebook)
The Great Hockey Card Comeback (The Hockey News)
3ICE Website (link)
Puck Junk Podcast #121: Interview with Craig Patrick (Puck Junk)
Box Break and Images of 2020-21 Ultimate Collection Hockey (Puck Junk)
Box Break and Images of 2020-21 Premier Hockey (Puck Junk)
Box Break and Images of 2020-21 SP Authentic Hockey (Puck Junk)

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Puck Junk Podcast: 2022 National Sports Collectors Convention Recap

Episode #124 – August 11, 2022

Sal Barry and Tim Parish are joined by new Puck Junk contributing writer Clemente Lisi. The three of them talk all about the 2022 National Sports Collectors Convention that was held in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Sal shares his experience of being a dealer at the National, while Clemente gives his perspective on being a convention attendee. It’s 87 minutes of hobby goodness! 

Show Notes & Links:
Recapping the 2022 National Sports Collectors Convention (Puck Junk)
How Trade Nights became fun, popular after-hours events for card collectors (Sports Collectors Digest)
With 2022 World Cup approaching, collectors get their kicks as soccer cards rise in popularity, value (Sports Collectors Digest)
Review: 2012-13 Rockford IceHogs Team Set (Puck Junk)
Podcast: 2021 National Sports Collectors Convention Recap (Puck Junk)

The old (left) and new (right) “variations” of Sal’s business card.

Puck Junk stickers were a big hit with the kids — and some adults, too — at the 2022 National Sports Collectors Convention. 

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