Collectors Corner #39 – Fake Rings & Fake Cards

In the first Collectors Corner for 2020, Sal Barry and Ron Barr talk about counterfeit championship rings, an Olympic document that sold for over $8 million, the latest in Panini’s lawsuit against fake card makers, and the new Panini Blockchain cards.

Collectors Corner airs Friday nights at 9:25 p.m. CST. Find a nearby radio station that carries Sports Byline USA here, or stream online here.  You can also listen to past episodes here.Special thanks to Sports Byline USA for providing the audio clip.

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Blake’s Takes: I Love Honey Butter Chicken

I swear every time I delay my column by a day all hell breaks loose. Thankfully, that’s a good thing. For this week’s takes, I’ll walk you through my trip to the United Center when I watched my Red Wings lose to the Blackhawks. I’ll also cover the World Junior Championships and take a look at how the Dallas Stars are the league’s most unlucky franchise.

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Puck Junk Podcast: January 6, 2020

John Tortorella & All-Star Game Selections

Sal Barry and Jim “Not the Goalie” Howard talk about John Tortorella’s epic postgame rant — and subsequent fine by the NHL. They also give their two cents on the 2020 Winter Classic, Corey Perry’s suspension, the Canadiens signing Ilya Kovalchuk and the 2020 NHL All-Star Game rosters.

Show Notes and Links:
Possible Names for Seattle’s NHL Team (article)
John Tortorella’s Postgame Rant (video)
Pierre McGuire eating a foot-long corn dog (picture)
Corey Perry Suspension (article)
Canadiens Sign Ilya Kovalchuk (article)
2020 NHL All-Star Game Rosters (article)
2020 NHL All-Star Game “Last Men In’ ballot
Greenville Swamp Rabbits team website

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Podcast intro and ending music by Jim “Not the Goalie” Howard.

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Puck Junk’s Top Articles of 2019

It’s the end of the year as we know it — and I feel fine! As 2019 winds down to a close, I’d like to share Puck Junk’s most-read articles from 2019. So, even though Every 1990-91 Hockey Card Set Ranked had the most page views on this site in 2019, it was published three years ago and does not count for this list. But I do make exceptions and count articles published really late in 2018 as 2019 articles.

Remember, if you haven’t read any of these, then they’re new to you. So, take a look and see which gems you may have missed in 2019.

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Blake’s Takes: All-Stars and World Juniors

The takes are hot this week. We’re in the midst of the World Juniors and there have been plenty of storylines from the tournament thus far. The All-Star Game rosters were just released and I have a lot to say about that. I’ll also take a look at another gem of a press conference by the one and only John Tortorella.

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Puck Junk Podcast: December 30, 2019

The Jeremy Roenick Suspension

This week, Sal Barry is joined by Puck Junk writer Jim “Not the Goalie” Howard. They discuss Jeremy Roenick’s suspension by NBC, the Blackhawks’ Brent Seabrook going on long-term injured reserve, the 2020 NHL Winter Classic, Hurricanes player Andrei Svechnikov’s latest lacrosse-style goal, and the upcoming 2019-20 Upper Deck Allure Hockey card set.

Show Notes and Links
1996-97 Pinnacle Mint Podcast and Review
Spittin’ Chiclets Episode with Jeremy Roenick Interview
Jeremy Roenick Suspended Indefinitely by NBC
Jeremy Roenick’s remarks rebuked by NBC’s Kathryn Tappen
Info about the TheSportsAux, the app that players can use to rate their coaches
Brent Seabrook’s Injury
Andrei Svechnikov’s lacrosse-style goal
Note that the Blackhawks-Red Wings game in 2013 Sal talks about is from the Western Conference Semifinals, not the Conference Finals.
2019-20 Upper Deck Allure Hockey Cards

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Podcast intro and ending music by Jim “Not the Goalie” Howard.

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Blake’s Takes: Hall Moves to Phoenix for the Holidays

Happy third night of Hannukkah and merry Christmas Eve. This edition of Blake’s Takes won’t be very festive, but it will have some interesting content. Last week was a busy week in the NHL. Taylor Hall was finally moved and Ilya Kovalchuk is now a free agent! I’ll also highlight a breakout performer and take a closer look at one of my favorite plays of the week.

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Puck Junk Podcast: December 23, 2019

Hockey for Christmas

In the holiday-themed episode of the Puck Junk Hockey Podcast, Sal Barry and Tim Parish share their stories — as well as stories submitted by listeners — about getting hockey cards and hockey memorabilia for Christmas. Thanks to everyone who shared their own memories for this podcast, which is 1 hour and 9 minutes long. Also, the Puck Junk Hockey Podcast is now available on Spotify and TuneIn, plus many other popular podcast providers.

Show Notes and Links
All about the New York Islanders Christmas Album
Commons 4 Kids Charity
The Original Pittsburgh Penguins Logo
The “Conceited Swan” Penguins Logo
“1929 NHL Tweets” Twitter account
The Bruce C. Goaltending Museum
The Story of Festivus
More info about this episode’s cover image
Finally, here’s the Wayne Gretzky Overtime Table Hockey Game that Sal finally got after five years of asking for it:

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Podcast intro & ending music for this episode is from the New York Islanders Christmas Album, entitled “Home for the Holidays” and released in 1979.

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Collectors Corner #38 – Storing Oversized Sports Collectibles

Ron Barr and Sal Barry talk about how to store and protect oversized sports collectibles. Plus, offbeat hockey holiday items, Panini’s lawsuit against a custom card maker, and a million-dollar baseball bat.

Collectors Corner airs Friday nights at 9:25 p.m. CST. Find a nearby radio station that carries Sports Byline USA here, or stream online here.  You can also listen to past episodes here.Special thanks to Sports Byline USA for providing the audio clip.

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Collectors Corner #37 – What Do You Get a Card Collector for Christmas?

Ron Barr and Sal Barry talk about what to get a sports card collector for Christmas — especially if you don’t know what they already have. They also talk about the worst sports-related Christmas gift that Sal received, and a company selling shares of a T-206 Honus Wagner baseball card.

Collectors Corner airs Friday nights at 9:25 p.m. CST. Find a nearby radio station that carries Sports Byline USA here, or stream online here.  You can also listen to past episodes here.Special thanks to Sports Byline USA for providing the audio clip.

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