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.

Episodes

May 17, 2024 92 mins

Sal, Tim and Clemente talk about the 2022-23 Parkhurst Champions Hockey Card set by Upper Deck - including what they like about this "retro-esque" release, and what is frustrating about collecting it. Plus, a discussion asking if sports cards can be considered "investments?" It's 93 minutes of hockey goodness!
 
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https://puckjunk.com/2024/05/17/podcast-189/ ‎

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In this episode of the Puck Junk Podcast, the guys discuss why Connor Bedard will win the Calder Trophy, as well as the latest population counts on graded copies of his Young Guns card. They also talk about Topps changing its redemption card policy and how it might force Upper Deck to do the same. Plus, how Fanatics is changing local cards shops...but not necessarily for the better. It's 98 minutes of hockey goodness!

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May 2, 2024 72 mins

In this episode, Sal Barry and Clemente Lisi talk about the relocation of the Arizona Coyotes to Utah and the 2023-24 Connor Bedard Collection box set. Plus, will the Feds start cracking down on The Hobby? It's 73 minutes of hockey goodness! 

Show Notes and Links
https://puckjunk.com/2024/05/02/podcast-187/

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April 19, 2024 85 mins

In this episode, we discuss eBay's acquisition of Goldin Auctions and what it means for the card collecting hobby. We also talk about the lack of hockey cards at Target and other major retail stores, the upcoming FanaticsFest sports convention, the new Tim Horton's Greatest Duos set, crazy auction prices for Connor Bedard's SP Game Used cards, and more. It's 85 minutes of hockey goodness! 

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April 4, 2024 13 mins

Sal Barry interviews the Los Angeles Kings' famed "Triple Crown Line" - Marcel Dionne, Dave Taylor, and Charlie Simmer. The three talk about how their line was formed and some of their best memories of playing together. It's 15 minutes of hockey goodness. 

Show Notes and Links
https://puckjunk.com/2024/04/04/podcast-185/

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March 29, 2024 108 mins

From "white whale" to "Holy Grail", "net to me" and "nasty," we discuss some of the most-hated terms in the sport card collecting hobby. Plus, the sheer number of graded Connor Bedard Young Guns cards, college hockey cards, and more. It's 108 minutes of hockey goodness!

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https://puckjunk.com/2024/03/29/podcast-184/

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In this episode, Sal, Tim, and Clemente talk about the Spring 2024 Chicago Sports Spectacular - and how nearly everyone was looking for Connor Bedard's Young Guns rookie card. They also discuss if "card cleaning" is right or wrong, the new Parkhurst Champions set, and the upcoming PWHL sets. It's TWO HOURS of hockey goodness.

Show Notes and Links
https://puckjunk.com/2024/03/22/podcast-183/

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March 8, 2024 78 mins

In Episode #182 of the Puck Junk Podcast, Sal, Tim, and Clemente talk about the Connor Bedard Young Guns rookie card that finally came out with the launch of 2023-24 Upper Deck Series 2 Hockey this week. They discuss some of the insane prices Bedard's Young Guns card, plus the variants and the inserts, have sold for so far - and how and why this card is setting the hockey card market on fire. It's 78 minutes of hockey good...

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March 1, 2024 114 mins

In Episode 181 of the Puck Junk Podcast, the guys talk in-depth about the 2023-24 O-Pee-Chee Hockey card set - and how the demand for Connor Bedard rookie cards have driven prices for that set. They also discuss the 1979-80 O-Pee-Chee Hockey card case that sold for $3.72M, the 30th anniversary of "The Forsberg Goal" and more. It's 1 hour and 55 minutes of hockey goodness. 

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February 23, 2024 10 mins

Flyers legend and Hockey Hall of Fame goalie Bernie Parent talks with Sal Barry about his NHL and WHA career. Topics include what it was like for Parent to play with Jacques Plante, why he left to play in the WHA, and the problem with today's goalie gear. It's 10 minutes of hockey goodness.

Show Notes and Links
https://puckjunk.com/2024/02/23/podcast-180/

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February 17, 2024 94 mins

In the latest episode of the Puck Junk Podcast, Sal and Tim talk all about the 2023-24 Topps NHL Sticker Collection. They also talk about the insane prices that Connor Bedard's O-Pee-Chee Marquee Rookie card is selling for, the Penguins retiring Jaromir Jagr's number 68, and more. It's 95 minutes of hockey goodness!

Show Notes and Links
https://puckjunk.com/2024/02/17/podcast-179

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February 9, 2024 78 mins

In this episode of the Puck Junk Podcast, Sal Barry and Tim Parish continue the trip down memory lane with another "Setrospective." This time, it's about the 1993-94 Fleer Ultra Hockey set, which came out 30 years ago this season. Find out why it is one of Tim's favorite sets from the 1993-94 season - and why it is one of Sal's least favorite sets from that year. Plus, the guys talk about the 2024 NHL All-Star Weekend, the...

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February 3, 2024 91 mins

In Episode #177 of the Puck Junk Podcast, Sal, Tim, and Clemente take a look back at the 1993-94 Upper Deck Hockey Card set, which was released 30 years ago. Does it stand the test of time, and is it worth having in your collection today? Plus, the 1979-80 O-Pee-Chee Hockey card case that was discovered and is up for auction, the possibility of Utah getting an NHL franchise, a look at the upcoming 2023-24 O-Pee-Chee Hockey...

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January 27, 2024 114 mins

In the new Puck Junk Podcast, Sal, Tim, and Clemente talk about Patrick Roy's return to the NHL as the new head coach of the New York Islanders. They also discuss the new format for the upcoming NHL All-Star Game, if you can go to a card show without buying anything, if Fanatics will eventually make hockey cards, and more. It's 115 minutes of hockey goodness.

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https://puckjunk.com/2024/01/27/podcast-...

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January 20, 2024 58 mins

This week, the guys talk all about the upcoming 2023-24 Upper Deck Series 2 Young Guns rookie cards, discuss how much will Connor Bedard's Young Guns card sell for at launch, and which other rookies will be worth adding to your collection. Plus, the new 2024 NHL All-Star jerseys inflicted on us by Justin Bieber. It's one hour of hockey goodness.
 
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https://puckjunk.com/2024/01/20/podcast-175/

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January 12, 2024 112 mins

In the first Puck Junk Podcast for 2024, the guys talk about their collecting resolutions for the year, as well as collecting resolutions from the listeners. They also discuss if Connor Bedard's injury will affect his card prices, the upcoming "Tough Guys" set by President's Choice Trading Cards, the PWHL, and more. It's 212 minutes of hockey goodness!

Show Notes and Links
https://puckjunk.com/2024/01/12/podcast-174/

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December 21, 2023 95 mins

In this special holiday-themed episode of the Puck Junk Podcast, the hosts - Sal Barry, Tim Parish, and Clemente Lisi - share stories from their listeners about the best hockey gifts they received for the holidays. The guys chime in with some of the best hockey gifts they've gotten, too. Plus, talk about the Professional Women's Hockey League, some of the recent coaching changes in the NHL, and a recent EBUG at an NHL game...

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December 15, 2023 91 mins

Sal Barry, Tim Parish, and Clemente Lisi take a look back at the 1993-94 Leaf Hockey card set, which came out 30 years ago and was the first hockey set produced by Leaf. The  guys discuss what makes the set so cool even three decades later, some of the great inserts it had...and how '93-94 Leaf could have been better. They also talk about the new Leaf Continuum Hockey cards and two recent card shows. It's 92 minutes of hoc...

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December 8, 2023 120 mins

Sal Barry, Tim Parish, and Clemente Lisi talk about a bunch of topics - including the Corey Perry fiasco, the problem with ESPN+, Patrick Kane signing with the Red Wings, Tristan Jarry's goalie goal, Black Friday purchases, and more. It's TWO HOURS of hockey goodness!

Show Notes and Links:
https://puckjunk.com/2023/12/08/podcast-171/

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Sal Barry, Tim Parish, and Clemente Lisi talk all about the two big card shows that took place in November: the Fall 2023 Sport Card Expo in Toronto and the Fall 2023 Chicago Sports Spectacular. The guys discuss what they saw at the shows, what they bought, the autograph guests, and more. Plus, is there such a thing as "The Bedard Bump"? It's 112 minutes of hockey goodness!

Show Notes:
https://puckjunk.com/2023/11/27/po...

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