Puck Junk Podcast: 2022 National Sports Collectors Convention Recap

Episode #124 – August 11, 2022

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. 

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Puck Junk Podcast: 2021-22 Upper Deck Series Two Hockey

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! 

Show Notes & Links:
Hockey Card Comeback (The Hockey News)
2021-22 Upper Deck Series Two Checklist (Cardboard Connection)

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Puck Junk Podcast: 2022 Stanley Cup Final Recap & Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2022

Episode #122: June 30, 2022

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)

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Snap Shots: Colorado Captures the Cup

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. 

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Puck Junk Podcast: Interview with Craig Patrick, 3Ice Commissioner & former NHL Player, GM and Coach

Episode #121: June 10, 2022

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! 

Show Notes, Links & Images:
Craig Patrick’s Career Stats on HockeyDB and Elite Prospects
3Ice Hockey League Official Website
“I Gotta Call Craig Patrick Right Now” t-shirt at the 3Ice Store

A few notable hockey cards of Craig Patrick:

1971-72 O-Pee-Chee #184 Craig Patrick
1972-73 O-Pee-Chee #221 Craig Patrick
1975-76 O-Pee-Chee #178 Craig Patrick
1995 Signature Rookies Miracle on Ice #44 Craig Patrick
1990-91 Upper Deck #356 Jaromir Jagr – Craig Patrick is on the right, shaking hands with Jagr moments after he picked him 5th-overall in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft.

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Puck Junk Podcast: Nazem Kadri vs Jordan Binnington

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

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Puck Junk Podcast: 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs:  Round 1 Recap & Round 2 Preview

Episode #119: May 17, 2022 

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:

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Snap Shots: The First Round is Finished

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. 

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