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)
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!
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)
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)
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.
Plus the NHL Draft and Recent Trades.
Episode #123 – July 13, 2022
In Episode #123, Sal Barry and Tim Parish talk all about the new 2021-22 Upper Deck Series Two hockey cards, including the new crop of Young Guns as well as some Kraken sightings! Plus, a look at the 2022 NHL Draft and some recent trades. It’s 92 minutes of hockey goodness!
Sal Barry and Tim Parish talk about the 2022 Stanley Cup Final and how the Colorado Avalanche knocked out two-time defending champs Tampa Bay Lightning. Plus, they have a long discussion about the Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2022: Daniel Afredsson, Daniel Sedin, Henrik Sedin, Roberto Luongo, Riikka Sallinen, and Herb Carnegie. And Sal talks about the most-recent Sports Card Spectacular memorabilia show in Chicago. It’s 98 minutes of hockey goodness!
Show Notes & Links: Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2022 (HHOF Website)
Puck Culture: Five Todd McFarlane-Hockey Crossovers (The Hockey News)
Puck Junk Podcast #112: RC…or Not RC? That is the Question (Puck Junk)
This week, Sal Barry and Tim Parish are joined by Hockey Hall of Fame member and 3Ice Commissioner Craig Patrick. Mr. Patrick talks about the new 3Ice three-on-three hockey league, which launches June 18, as well as his careers as an NHL player, as the assistant coach on the “Miracle on Ice” U.S. Olympic Team, as the General Manager of the Pittsburgh Penguins — and how he feels about appearing on Jaromir Jagr’s rookie card. It’s 44 minutes of hockey goodness that you don’t want to miss!
Plus: The Panthers Get Swept!
Episode #120: May 27, 2022
Sal Barry and Tim Parish discuss the Nazem Kadri vs. Jordan Binnington incident and “Bottlegate.” They also talk about the Florida Panthers getting swept. Should we all be surprised? Or should we have known better all along? Plus, eBay is making NFTs featuring Wayne Gretzky and Sal gets a set of cards he always wanted. This podcast contains 96 minutes of hockey goodness…and 12 grams of flavor crystals!
Show Notes, Links & Images:
Sal mentions “Chariot of the Gods,” but he actually meant “Chariots of Fire” by Vangelis (YouTube)
Nazem Kadri’s Postgame Interview on TNT (YouTube)
Ron Hextall Chases Rob Brown (YouTube)
Cam Talbot Fights Mike Smith During Line Brawl (YouTube)
Book Review: Black Ice: The Val James Story (Puck Junk)
eBay to Launch NFTs Featuring Wayne Gretzky (CNBC)
Ticket Stubs: The Hobby’s Hottest Collectible (BCW Supplies)
Images of the 1990-91 Jaromir Jagr regional-issue card sponsored by Foodland and given out by Pittsburgh-area police
In this episode of the Puck Junk Podcast, Sal Barry and Tim Parish give a recap of the First Round of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs. What was surprising, most memorable, and most disappointing? They also give their predictions for the Second Round — including the much-anticipated “Battle of Florida” and “Battle of Alberta” matchups. Plus, a special PSA (Public Service Announcement) about card collecting from Tim.
Show Notes, Images & Links:
NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs 2022 schedule, TV info (NBC Pro Hockey Talk)
Cam Talbot has an awesome hair stylist. Just look at him: