Puck Junk Podcast: June 17, 2020

2005-06 Parkhurst Hockey Cards

In this week’s episode of the Puck Junk Hockey Podcast, Sal Barry and Tim Parish take a look back at the 2005-06 Parkhurst Hockey card set. It was one of the last sets to be released that season, but stands out as one of the best. Plus, they talk about new cards from Upper Deck and President’s Choice Trading Cards, and about this weekend’s Virtual Expo. It’s 80 minutes of hockey goodness! 

Show Notes, Links and Images: 
‘NHL’s Who Wore It Best?’: Nos. 10-1 (NHL.com)
Book Review: The Code (Puck Junk)
Ryan Reaves re-signs with Vegas (Twitter)
The Annual Puck Junk Awards from 2018 and 2019
Four Tips for Moving Your Collection (BCW Supplies Blog)
1990-91 Pro Set Hockey Series 1 Pack Break Video (YouTube)
Upper Deck Game Dated Moments for Week 36 (Upper Deck)
2019-20 Upper Deck Ice checklist (Cardboard Connection)
Book Review: Sean Avery’s autobiography (Puck Junk)
President’s Choice Trading Cards AutoMemo cards (President’s Choice)
President’s Choice Trading Cards DualMemo cards (President’s Choice
Everything You Need to Know About the Upcoming Virtual Expo (Puck Junk)
Register to Attend the Virtual Expo  (Sport Card Expo)

NOTE: The Puck Junk Podcast will broadcast live from the Virtual Expo on Saturday at 11 am ET. You can find the show at the Expo on the Main Stage. 

Images from 2005-06 Parkhurst Hockey:

#390 – Mario Lemieux

#561 – Martin Brodeur

#400- Joe Thornton

#500 – Mr. Hockey (Gordie Howe)

#657 – Sidney Crosby (RC)

#646 – Henrik Lundqvist (RC)

#669 – Alexander Ovechkin (RC)

#670 – Tomas Fleischmann (RC)
I scanned this one by mistake, thinking he was Alex Ovechkin 🙂

2005-06 Parkhurst Hockey hobby box top

2005-06 Parkhurst Hockey wrapper

2005-06 Parkhurst Hockey Review, with more images (Puck Junk)

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Review: 2005-06 Tough Customers

The role of the enforcer in the NHL was at a crossroads starting with the 2005-06 season. Fighting and physicality were being legislated out of the NHL, as the league was putting an increasing emphasis on speed and skill. But one card company saw fit to put out a set of trading cards — the first, really — that celebrated the enforcer’s role in hockey. Tough Customers, released in 2005-06, showcases 25 of hockey’s most popular — or notorious — tough guys. It’s a neat set for collectors who like cards of “enforcers,” “goons,” and/or “policemen.” 

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Review: 2005-06 Parkhurst Hockey

Great for fans of 1960s, 1990s hockey cards

400_f_zoomSeveral different companies have leased the Parkhurst name over the past 20-plus years, starting with Pro Set way back in 1991, as an effort to sell a brand of hockey cards with some nostalgia attached to it. The 2005-06 Parkhurst Hockey set was produced by Upper Deck, coming out just as the 2006 Stanley Cup Finals were underway. This late-season set was a great “jumping on” point for collectors who had fallen off the hockey card-collecting wagon, but wished to return and try to get some rookie cards from the 2005-06 “double rookie class” — without spending over $100 on a box of cards. This relatively low-price, late season release was met with mixed feelings from collectors. Continue reading “Review: 2005-06 Parkhurst Hockey”

Review: 2005-06 Upper Deck Ice

Fantastic design, great photography make for a worthwhile base set

2005-06 Upper Deck Ice #9 - Patrice BergeronThis day and age of short-printed rookie cards has led to a plethora of “base sets” that can be purchased “on the cheap”. Base sets have become a byproduct – almost an epidemic – in the hockey card collecting world.

Since collectors will buy multiple boxes in an attempt to get either all the short prints – or a lot of inserts – they usually end up with numerous base sets. Look on eBay, and you will see many people trying to sell you a “base set” with “no SPs” or “no RCs”. Many times, you can get these base sets for a bargain.

2005-06 Upper Deck Ice was a set that a lot of people went crazy over, because of ultra-limited rookie cards of Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovehckin. Cards 101-268 were all short prints, many of them selling now for hundreds of dollars…or thousands, if it’s Crosby’s RC. Some RCs were limited to 2,999 copies, while others – such as Crosby – were limited to just 99 copies, making them among the hardest to find, and therefore most expensive, rookie cards in existence.

The first 100 cards, on the other hand, are not so desirable, since they were printed in much higher numbers. Cards 1-100 – known in price guides as the “base set” – is what is reviewed here. Continue reading “Review: 2005-06 Upper Deck Ice”