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)
Hello, Puck Junk readers! I know it has been over a month since I last wrote my Snap Shots column. Yes, we all get busy — but I was crazy busy. Crazy busy enough that I even used bold and italics at the same time! Between my work as a teacher and setting up at a three-day card show recently, I was in a time crunch. Something had to give, and unfortunately, it was this site for a little while. But now I’m back!
Anyway, enough about me. A lot happened in hockey over the past week. Naturally, we must start with the Colorado Avalanche winning the 2022 Stanley Cup Championship.
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!
The second round of the 2022 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs is in the books. It took one series the full seven games, while another series was surprisingly over in just four games. In this week’s Snap Shots, we’ll take a look at Round 2 and well as Round 3, which starts tonight.
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
The second round of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs have been nothing short of exciting thus far. We’ve had upsets, blowout games, injures, and even a player continue a feud with another player off the ice. It’s all in this week’s edition of Snap Shots!
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:
The last two weeks of playoff hockey have been awesome! There were five series that went to seven games, a few comebacks, and an upset. I give a quick recap of all eight Round 1 playoff series. Plus, Montreal wins the Draft Lottery and an AHL goalie scores a goal.