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Friday, October 18, 2019

Today in Penguins History 10/18/2014

Today in Penguins history back in 2014, Sidney Crosby scored his 500th NHL assist on home ice against the New York Islanders.  The Penguins won the game 3-1 at Consol and Crosby was the first star of the game.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Puck Junk Podcast 10/15/19

This week on the Puck Junk Podcast, Sal and I discuss some new releases and what I consider a debacle on the release of Panini Score Hockey in their direct to consumer format. 

We also review the 2019-20 Upper Deck Artifacts release and get to talk with Upper Deck Brand Manager, Tony Siriani.  He brings some great insight into the creation and design of the product. 

Check it out over here...

Friday, October 11, 2019

Today in Penguins History (10/11/67)

1988-89 Panini Sticker #322

On this day in Penguins history, the first ever game by the newly christened expansion Pittsburgh Penguins was played at the Civic Arena.  While not part of the Original 6 franchises, the Penguins were one of the Next 6 brought into the league to start the 1967-68 season.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Puck Junk Podcast - Yes, That's Two In A Row

The new episode of the Puck Junk Podcast is live and ready to share.  In this weeks episode, Sal and I discuss our favorite hockey card set that we wish could make a comeback (just like we did last week).  We also tackle the new Topps NOW stickers, the 2019-20 Leaf Superlative set, and some "too rich for my blood" sales of hockey cards online. 

Check this weeks' episode out. 

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Today in Penguins History (10/5/2005)

On this date in 2005, Sidney Crosby made his NHL debut with the Pittsburgh Penguins in a game versus the New Jersey Devils.  Crosby skated 15:50 in that game and fed Mark Recchi in front of the net to get his first NHL point.  The Penguins went on to lose the game 1-5 but it would be the start of one of the greatest careers in NHL history.

Monday, September 30, 2019

The Puck Junk Podcast is Back!!

The wait is over.  In honor of National Podcast Day, the Puck Junk Podcast has come out of hibernation.  Our first episode in a long time hit the airwaves early this AM.  If you haven't had a chance to check it out yet, give it a listen.

Sal and I get back into it, discussing Upper Deck's first release of the 2019-20 NHL season, MVP.  We also discuss Topps re-entry into the NHL sticker market.