Puck Junk Podcast #112: Feb. 25, 2022

RC…or Not RC? That is the Question

In this episode of the Puck Junk Podcast, Sal Barry and Tim Parish talk about what makes a hockey card a “rookie card.” Plus, the upcoming National Hockey Card Day, a recap of the Olympic hockey tournaments, the Blackhawks and Bobby Hull parting ways, and the return of Sean Avery. 

Show Notes and Links:
Sal talked comic books on the 21st Century Boys ComicCast (Spotify)
Review of Sean Avery’s Autobiography (Puck Junk)
2022 NHL Stadium Series Time-Lapse (YouTube)
2020-21 O-Pee-Chee Platinum on e-Pack (Upper Deck e-Pack)
National Hockey Card Day 2022 (Upper Deck)
The same photo being used on 2 different Patrick Kane cards (Puck Junk)
Peeling the film off of 1994-95 Topps Finest Hockey cards (Twitter)
The pile of protective film that no one wanted to buy (Twitter)
Chicago Sports Spectacular Show March 18-20, 2022 Show (Website)
Tim’s Twitter discussion about hockey rookie cards (Twitter)
How Hockey Cards Led to the NHL Player Strike in 1992 (The Hockey News)

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Podcast opening and closing music by Jim “Not the Goalie” Howard.

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Puck Junk Podcast #111: Feb. 9, 2022

The Blackhawks’ Latest Scandal
Plus: 2022 All-Star Weekend Recap
and the Hobby vs. Retail Debate

Sal Barry and Tim Parish recap the 2022 NHL All-Star Weekend: what was great about it and what could have been better. Then, they talk about the latest Chicago Blackhawks scandal. Actually, make that two scandals: Rocky Wirtz’s tirade against media members, and sexual harassment allegations against the athletic trainer of their minor league team. Finally, they end with a fun debate about if it is better to buy hobby boxes or retail boxes of trading cards. 

Show Notes and Links:
New “Fat Guy Hockey Video Game T-Shirt” on Pre-Order (Puck Junk Shop)
Interview: Randy Walker, Rob Lowe’s Hockey Double (Puck Junk)
Rocky Wirtz embarrasses himself and the Blackhawks (YouTube)
Blackhawks fire minor league athletic trainer for sexual harassment (ESPN)

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Podcast opening and closing music by Jim “Not the Goalie” Howard.

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Puck Junk Podcast #110: Feb. 3, 2022

2021-22 Upper Deck MVP Hockey
Plus PHF Mascot Goal E. Tender!

This week, Sal Barry and Tim Parish talk all about the new 2021-22 Upper Deck MVP Hockey card set — the good, the bad, and the Gritty! Plus, a look at the PHF’s new mascot, Goal E. Tender, the upcoming NHL All-Star Skills Competition, and the next batch of Young Guns rookie cards. It’s 1 hour and 52 minutes (!) of hockey goodness. 

Show Notes and Links:
PHF Introduces Official Mascot Goal E. Tender (PHF)
The Wyatt Russell Hockey Rookie Card (Puck Junk)
2021-22 Upper Deck Series One Young Guns Checklist (Upper Deck)
2021-22 Upper Deck MVP Checklist & Images (Cardboard Connection)

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Podcast opening and closing music by Jim “Not the Goalie” Howard.

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Puck Junk Podcast #109: Jan. 27, 2022

2020-21 Upper Deck Allure Hockey
Plus eBay Card Authentication Service

In this episode of the Puck Junk Podcast, Sal Barry and Tim Parish talk all about the 2020-21 Allure Hockey card set. They also talk about eBay’s new “card authentication service” that will be mandatory for all trading cards worth $750 and up. Plus, Keith Yandle sets the record for most-consecutive regular season games in the NHL, and more. 

Show Notes and Links:
Keith Yandle Sets Record For Consecutive NHL Games (Flyers)
Leon Draisaitl / James Matheson Argument (YouTube)
eBay Card Authentication Service (eBay)
Marx Card Group Grading Submission Controversy
2020-21 Allure Hockey Box Break & Images (Puck Junk)
2020-21 Allure Hockey Checklist (Cardboard Connection)
Career in Cards: Chris Chelios (Puck Junk)

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Puck Junk Podcast #108: Jan. 19, 2022

The Upcoming 2022 NHL All-Star Game
Plus: Upcoming Hockey Cards

In Episode #108 of the Puck Junk Podcast, Sal Barry and Tim Parish talk about the 2022 NHL All-Star Game taking place in Las Vegas next month, including the players who were picked — and the players who were snubbed! They also talk about the new All-Star jerseys, the fact that over 100 goalies have played in the NHL this season thus far, an update on the fake Pokemon card case, and some other trading card controversies. (Yes, this episode is just BRIMMING with controversial topics.) Plus, they chat about some upcoming hockey card releases. 

Show Notes and Links:
2022 NHL All-Star Game Rosters (Puck Junk)
2022 NHL All-Star Game Jerseys (NHL.com)
Those horrible “Candyland” 1992 All-Star Game Jerseys (Puck Junk)
A Visual History of NHL All-Star Jerseys (NHL Uniform Database)
The “Zamborghini” (NHL.com)
List of goalies that have played in the NHL this season (NHL.com)
Eric Staal Signs PTO with the AHL’s Iowa Wild (The Hockey News)
Logan Paul Opens a Fake Case of Pokemon Cards (YouTube)
Logan Paul’s ‘Base Set’ Case is Fake: Threats, Bribery, and Shady Behavior Down the Ladder (Pokebeach)
Dallas Card Show Arrest (YouTube & Twitter)
Backyard Breaks Gold KABOOM Group Break SCAM (YouTube
2020-21 SP Signature Edition Legends Hockey Cards Info (link)

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Podcast opening and closing music by Jim “Not the Goalie” Howard.

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Puck Junk Podcast #107: Jan. 12, 2022

New Hockey Cards for January 2022
Plus, Premier Hockey Federation Cards

After a month-long hiatus, Sal Barry and Tim Parish are back for the first Puck Junk Podcast of 2022. In this episode, they talk about some of the new hockey card releases for the 2021-22 season. Other topics include Fanatics purchasing Topps, Upper Deck making Premier Hockey Federation cards this fall, and a sealed case of Pokemon cards authenticated by Baseball Card Exchange that might be fake. 

Show Notes and Links:
The NHL’s Enhanced COVID Measures from December 18, 2021 (PDF)
List of NHL Games Postponed by COVID (NHL.com)
Sport Lots Website (sportlots.com)
2021-22 MVP Hockey Checklist (Cardboard Connection
“Remember ALF? He’s back…in pog form!” (YouTube
NHL Roxx on Twitter
Logan Paul’s $3.5 Million Pokemon Case May Be Fake (PokeBeach)
Here’s a shorter article about the Pokemon case (Complex)
Fanatics Acquires Topps for $500 Million (CNBC)
Upper Deck Lands Women’s Hockey Card License (Sports Collectors Daily)
1994 Classic Women of Hockey Insert Set Checklist (Trading Card DB)

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Podcast opening and closing music by Jim “Not the Goalie” Howard.

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Puck Junk Podcast #106: Dec. 16, 2021

The boys are back with the latest Puck Junk Hockey Podcast! This time, Sal and Tim talk about Marc-Andre Fleury becoming only the third goalie in NHL history to win 500 regular season games. They also discuss how COVID-19 may affect the 2022 Winter Olympics in China. Plus, new hockey card releases for the 2021-22 season. It’s 107 minutes of hockey goodness! 

Show Notes and Links:
COMC Company Update for December 2021 (COMC Blog)
PSA’s Parent Company Buys Card Ladder (Sports Collectors Daily)
Puck Junk Bad Hockey Card Hall of Fame: Class of 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020
Marc-Andre Fleury wins 500th Game (NBC Chicago)
My Husband, Marc-Andre Fleury by Veronica Fleury (NHL.com)

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Podcast opening and closing music by Jim “Not the Goalie” Howard.

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Puck Junk Podcast #105: Dec. 3, 2021

2020-21 O-Pee-Chee Platinum Hockey
Plus: The “Stupid Era” of Card Collecting

Sal Barry and Tim Parish discuss the new 2020-21 O-Pee-Chee Platinum hockey card set. They also talk about how we are currently living in “the stupid era” of card collecting. Plus: Brad Marchand’s antics, Rod Brind’Amour’s tantrum, Brendan Lemieux bites Brady Tkachuk, the Penguins get sold, and the Habs clean house. It’s 80 minutes of hockey goodness! 

 

Show Notes, Links and Images:
Dec. 12 Bridgeview Card Show & Autograph Signing (Facebook page)
Complete List of Brad Marchand’s Fights (HockeyFights.com)
Video: Brady Tkachuk vs. Brandon Lemieux Altercation (YouTube)
Video: Rod Brind’Amour Throws a Tantrum (YouTube)
2020-21 O-Pee-Chee Platinum Hockey Checklist (Cardboard Connection)

Some images from the 2020-21 O-Pee-Chee Platinum Hockey set:

Jack Eichel – base card

Alexis Lafreniere – Marquee Rookies

Auston Matthews – Cosmic parallel

Sidney Crosby – Best in the World insert

Elias Pettersson – Photo Driven insert

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Podcast opening and closing music by Jim “Not the Goalie” Howard.

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Puck Junk Podcast #104: Nov. 24, 2021

In Episode #104 of the Puck Junk Hockey Podcast, Sal Barry and Tim Parish talk about the just-announced 2021-22 Pro Set Memories Hockey set. They also discuss Topps Now Hockey Stickers and the Fall 2021 Chicago Sports Spectacular. It’s 88 minutes of hockey goodness! 

Show Notes and Links:
Topps Now Hockey Sticker Archive (Topps website)
Definition of “shovelware” (Urban Dictionary)
Sal’s ironic collection of Rene Bourque Artifacts Cards (Puck Junk)
Information about 2021-22 Pro Set Memories (Cardboard Connection)
Sal’s booth at the Fall 2021 Chicago Sports Spectacular (Twitter)

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Podcast opening and closing music by Jim “Not the Goalie” Howard.

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Puck Junk Podcast #103: Nov. 17, 2021

2020-21 Skybox Metal Universe Hockey
Plus: Inflated Hobby & Retail Box Prices

In this episode of the Puck Junk Podcast, Sal Barry and Tim Parish talk all about the 2020-21 Skybox Metal Universe set. What makes it great — and not so great? Then, the guys talk about how the prices of hobby and retail boxes are getting out of hand. It’s 1 hour and 8 minutes of hockey goodness. 

Show Notes, Links and Images:
Chicago Sports Spectacular (show website)
Bridgeview Card Show & Autograph Signing (show Facebook page)
VintageGraphs: Sports Autographs & Collectibles (Facebook page)
2020-21 Skybox Metal Universe checklist (Cardboard Connection)
The horrible Mel Bridgeman hockey card (Puck Junk)
The equally-horrible Glen Hanlon hockey card (Puck Junk)
The “Lettuce Head” Bryan Pitton hockey card (Puck Junk)
Puck Junk Podcast #21: The Worst Insert Sets from the 1990s (Puck Junk)
Puck Junk Podcast #78: Brian Slagel Interview (Puck Junk)
Puck Junk Podcast #14: 1996-97 Fleer Metal Universe (Puck Junk)

Some images from the 2020-21 Skybox Metal Universe set:

Elias Pettersson – base card

Auston Matthews – retro insert 

Carey Price – Intimidation Nation insert 

Alex Ovechkin – ALON insert

Patrick Kane – Platinum Portraits insert

Finally, here’s the Ryan Getzlaf card that Tim was talking about:

2013-14 Upper Deck #171 – Ryan Getzlaf…making an entrance indeed!

What do you think of the 2020-21 Skybox Metal Universe set? Are you collecting it? Leave a comment and let us know!

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