Puck Junk Hockey Podcast

Puck Junk Hockey Podcast

Hosted by Sal Barry and Tim Parish, the Puck Junk Hockey Podcast focuses on hockey cards, collectibles and culture.

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April 28, 2021 80 min
Thirty years ago was the “Hockey Card Explosion,” when hockey cards skyrocketed in popularity as several new companies entered the market.?In the second part of this podcast series, Sal Barry and Tim Parish examine the often-overlooked?1990-91 Topps and O-Pee-Chee sets, including the insert sets and box bottom cards. Show Notes, Links and Images: https://puckjunk.com/2021/04/28/podcast-90/
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Sal Barry and Tim Parish talk about the biggest deals to go down during the 2021 NHL Trade Deadline, including Taylor Hall, Nick Foligno, Jeff Carter and Anthony Mantha. Plus, they discuss COMC problems and The Mighty Ducks: Game Breaker series on Disney+. Show Notes and Links: https://puckjunk.com/2021/04/15/podcast-89/ ‎
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Thirty years ago was the "Hockey Card Explosion," when hockey cards skyrocketed in popularity as several new companies entered the market. In this multipart podcast series, Sal Barry and Tim Parish will take a look back at a different set from the 1990-91 season. First up, it is the 1990-91 Bowman Hockey set, which was quite possibly the worst set released that year -- from its dark and uninspired photos, to the questionabl...
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In the latest Puck Junk Hockey Podcast, Sal Barry and Tim Parish talk about The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers series that debuted on Disney+ last week, as well as their thoughts on The Mighty Ducks films from the 1990s. They also take a long, in-depth look at the current state of the hockey card collecting hobby -- including the new breed of hockey card collectors that have sprouted up in the past six months. Plus, the Matthew Tk...
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Sal Barry and Tim Parish talk about the 7-Year television deal between the NHL and ESPN, why this is great for hockey, and what the NHL needs to do to market itself better -- or at least how it could make strides in the right direction. Plus, updates about new hockey cards by Upper Deck, President's Choice Trading Cards and Topps. Show Notes, Links and Images: https://puckjunk.com/2021/03/16/podcast-86/
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Is New York Rangers rookie and first-overall draft pick Alexis Lafreniere living up to his hobby hype? That is the big topic for this week's episode of the Puck Junk Hockey Podcast. Sal Barry and Tim Parish discuss all things Alexis, plus the PSA price increases, new card releases and the upcoming National Sports Collectors Convention. The guys also discuss Keith Yandle, Brent Seabrook, Darryl Sutter, Walter Gretzky and Mark Pa...
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What goes into creating a set of hockey cards -- from concept to design to everything in between? Billy Celio, the Senior Product Manager for Upper Deck, joins Sal and Tim to discuss how a set of hockey cards is created. Billy also gives details about the new 2020-21 Upper Deck Extended Series and 2020-21 Skybox Metal Universe sets. Plus, he talks about the inspiration behind the Portraits, Dazzlers and Puzzle Back insert sets. S...
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After a three-week hiatus, Sal and Tim are back to talk hockey cards! This time, they discuss the latest releases from Upper Deck, Leaf, Topps and President's Choice Trading Cards. Plus, a look ahead at the upcoming Upper Deck Extended Series -- and how "Event-Used" jersey cards could be better! It's two hours of hockey goodness. Show Notes and Links: https://puckjunk.com/2021/02/25/podcast-83/
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In this episode of the Puck Junk Hockey Podcast, Sal Barry and Tim Parish talk about the recent price increases from the U.S. Post Office and PayPal issuing tax forms to "small-time" eBay sellers -- and how these impact the hobby. Plus, they discuss new hockey card releases, Sal's birthday presents and the BVG 10 Bobby Orr rookie card (which, unfortunately, was NOT one of Sal's birthday presents). Episode #82 is 1 h...
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In the first Puck Junk Podcast of 2021, Sal Barry and Tim Parish talk about new hockey card sets from Upper Deck, Topps and President's Choice Trading Cards. Plus, a discussion about the recent World Junior Championships and if Upper Deck should make an annual WJC card set. Show Notes and Links: https://puckjunk.com/2021/01/21/podcast-81/
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December 29, 2020 22 min
In this special episode of the Puck Junk Hockey Podcast, Sal Barry interviews Chicago Blackhawks legend Bobby Hull, a.k.a. "The Golden Jet." Hull, a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, talks about how he and Stan Mikita invented the curved hockey stick, his heated rivalries with John Ferguson and Bryan "Bugsy" Watson, playing advice he gave to his son Brett Hull and the time he suited up for the New York Rangers in 1...
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December 23, 2020 93 min
In our second holiday-themed episode of the Puck Junk Podcast, Sal Barry and Tim Parish share stories -- their own and those submitted by listeners -- about getting hockey-related items for Christmas. Karine Hains, Canadiens beat writer for HockeyBuzz.com, joins the guys to tell her tale of an awesome hockey gift she received in 1990. Sal and Tim also talk about the upcoming 2021 NHL season and the fake Alexis Lafreniere hockey ca...
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In this special episode of the Puck Junk Hockey Podcast, Sal Barry and Tim Parish are joined by Brian Slagel, the CEO of Metal Blade Records. Brian launched the careers of heavy metal bands such as Metallica, Slayer, Overkill, Fates Warning, GWAR and many more. He is also a longtime hockey fan who owns over 800 game-worn hockey jerseys. Brian talks about what it was like going to L.A. Kings games before and during the "Gretzky ...
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Sal Barry and Tim Parish discuss the NHL's plans for the upcoming 2021 NHL season, including rumored start dates and division realignment. Then they talk about the recent sale of the O-Pee-Chee Wayne Gretzky rookie card that sold for $1.29 million at auction -- and speculate over what could be the next hockey card to sell for $1 million. Show Notes, Links and Images:  https://puckjunk.com/2020/12/14/podcast-77/
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After a three-week hiatus, Sal Barry and Tim Parish are back with a new episode of the Puck Junk Hockey Podcast. This time, they talk about the release of 2020-21 Upper Deck Series One Hockey cards -- and some of the production problems that have plagued the set. The guys also discuss the PSA 10 Wayne Gretzky O-Pee-Chee rookie card that will become the most-valuable hockey card of all-time. Plus, new and upcoming releases, "COM...
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Sal Barry, Tim Parish, Jim Howard and Blake Isaacs conclude their talk about the new NHL Reverse Retro jerseys. In part three of this three-part podcast, they look at the new jerseys for the New Jersey Devils, Ottawa Senators, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, San Jose Sharks, St. Louis Blues, Tampa Bay Lightning, Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks, Washington Capitals and Winnipeg Jets. Show Notes, Links and Images: ...
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Sal Barry, Tim Parish, Jim Howard and Blake Isaacs continue their discussion of the new NHL Reverse Retro Jerseys. In part two of this three-part podcast, they talk about the jerseys for the Detroit Red Wings, Edmonton Oilers, Florida Panthers, Las Vegas Golden Knights, Los Angeles Kings, Minnesota Wild, Montreal Canadiens, Nashville Predators, New York Islanders and New York Rangers. Show Notes, Links and Images: https://puckju...
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Sal Barry, Tim Parish, Jim Howard and Blake Isaacs talk about the new NHL Reverse Retro Jerseys. In part one of this three-part podcast, they discuss jerseys of the Anaheim Ducks, Arizona Coyotes, Boston Bruins, Buffalo Sabres, Calgary Flames, Carolina Hurricanes (a.k.a. Hartford Whalers), Chicago Blackhawks, Colorado Avalanche (a.k.a. Quebec Nordiques), Columbus Blue Jackets and Dallas Stars. Show Notes, Links and Images: https...
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In the newest Puck Junk Hockey Podcast, Sal Barry and Tim Parish talk about the best and worst of hockey card collecting during the 2019-20 season. They also discuss the upcoming Sport Card Expo - Virtual Edition (coming to a computer near you!) later this month and the NHL's "Return to Play" plan. Show Notes, Links and Images: https://puckjunk.com/2020/11/12/podcast-72
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In this episode of the Puck Junk Hockey Podcast, Sal Barry and Tim Parish talk about hockey announcer Mike "Doc" Emrick retiring and the new 2020-21 Upper Deck MVP Hockey cards. Plus, more details about the Virtual Expo 2.0.  Show Notes, Links and Images: https://puckjunk.com/2020/10/22/podcast-71/
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