The Allure hockey card set that was supposed to come out last year — during the 2021-22 season — came out this year, in 2023. That’s pretty standard these days, with the trading card industry still feeling the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some sets come out on time, while others — such as the 2021-22 Allure hockey card set — are late by a season or more.
Allure cards are known for their thick, chromium cardstock, giving the cards a nice heft and a metal look to them. A hobby box of 2021-22 Allure has eight packs, with each pack containing eight cards. Allure promises you one autographed card per box, on average. Not too long ago, I opened a box of 2021-22 Allure. Let’s see what’s inside.
Plus: The Chicago Wolves Go Independent
Episode #150: April 14, 2023
Sal Barry, Tim Parish, and Jim Howard talk about the new 2021-22 Allure Hockey card set, including their thoughts on the design, the various inserts like 16-Bit, and the various parallels. They also discuss the Chicago Wolves AHL team going without a parent NHL club for next season, the Boston Bruins making NHL history, EBUG Jett Alexander getting his 70 seconds of fame, the new Evolution digital trading cards by Upper Deck, and more!. It’s 73 minutes of hockey goodness.
Show Notes, Links and Images: Chicago Wolves to Shed Hurricanes Affiliation (The Athletic) Chicago Wolves Goalie Pyotr Kochetkov Scores a Goalie Goal (YouTube)
Boston Bruins Secure NHL Record for Single-Season Victories (ESPN)
Jett Alexander Plays for Leafs as Emergency Goalie (NHL)
Press Release About Evolution Digital Trading Cards (Upper Deck)
2021-22 Allure Hockey Checklist (Cardboard Connection)
Some images from 2021-22 Allure Hockey
Plus: eBay Card Authentication Service
Episode #109: Jan. 27, 2022
In this episode of the Puck Junk Podcast, Sal Barry and Tim Parish talk all about the 2020-21 Allure Hockey card set. They also talk about eBay’s new “card authentication service” that will be mandatory for all trading cards worth $750 and up. Plus, Keith Yandle sets the record for most-consecutive regular season games in the NHL, and more.
Show Notes and Links: Keith Yandle Sets Record For Consecutive NHL Games (Flyers)
Leon Draisaitl / James Matheson Argument (YouTube)
eBay Card Authentication Service (eBay)
Marx Card Group Grading Submission Controversy
2020-21 Allure Hockey Box Break & Images (Puck Junk)
2020-21 Allure Hockey Checklist (Cardboard Connection)
Career in Cards: Chris Chelios (Puck Junk)
Not long before the 2021-22 season started, Upper Deck released 2020-21 Allure Hockey. All of Upper Deck’s hockey card releases have been pushed back due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so it is sometimes an odd feeling to open last year’s hockey cards during this season — especially when you pull a card of someone who has since changed teams.
Anyway, a hobby box of 2020-21 Allure Hockey contains eight packs. Each pack contains eight cards. A box is guaranteed to have one jersey card and one autographed card. Boxes of Allure debuted at around $160 per box but are now selling for around $140 from online retailers based in the U.S.
I’m a bit late to the party here, but I finally had a chance to open a box of 2020-21 Allure Hockey. Let’s see what I got.