Video: 2022-23 SPx Hockey Box Break

Sal Barry opens a box of 2022-23-SPx Hockey cards. A box contains five premium hockey cards, including one autographed card.

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Puck Junk Podcast: Blackhawks Win the NHL Draft Lottery

Plus: 2021-22 SPx Hockey Cards
Episode #152: May 12, 2023

In this episode of the Puck Junk Podcast, Sal Barry and Tim Parish talk about the 2023 NHL Draft Lottery. They also discuss the first round upsets in the 2023 NHL Playoffs, some of the NHL coaches who were fired, and 2021-22 SPx Hockey cards. It’s 86 minutes of hockey goodness. 

Show Notes, Links and Images:
Blackhawks Win Draft Lottery, Connor Bedard Sweepstakes (ESPN)
2021-22 SPx Hockey Box Break (Puck Junk)

Here’s that Mike Grier hockey card we talk about on the show:

And here are the four cards Sal got in his box of 2021-22 SPx Hockey:

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Podcast opening music for this episode “Get Ready for This” by 2 Unlimited.

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2021-22 SPx Hockey Box Break

Another set that was released a year after it was supposed to is 2021-22 SPx Hockey by Upper Deck, which came out at the end of March 2023.  A box of SPx costs around $130 and contains four packs. Each pack contains one card.

I’ll say that again for emphasis: a box of 2021-22 SPx Hockey costs $130, and contains four one-card packs. Math may not be my strong suit, but that averages to $32.50 per card.


With a buy-in like that, SPx is not for the meek. It’s a high-risk / high-reward type of set where you get at least two “hits” per box — those hits being either autographs, memorabilia cards, or one of each. The other two cards are referred to as “Tech Cards,” presumably because they go above and beyond standard card design. 

I recently opened a box of 2021-22 SPx Hockey. Let’s see what I got.

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