Within the past year or two, there as been a huge increase in the demand for goal scored pucks, which naturally have increased prices. Items that once were looked at as more of a novelty and took time to sell now have waiting lists.
This year, we have seen an explosion of demand for goal scored pucks with prices ranging from $50 to $1,000 per puck. There are dedicated groups to goal scored pucks and they continuously pop up on game worn jersey groups.
MeiGray has been auctioning them off consistently from their teams and special events can be found on NHL Auctions. Some teams are not as easy to get. It might take knowing an email address and emailing as soon as the goal happens. Others might require physical presence at a store.
Not all teams engage in marketing and selling goal scored pucks but some teams throughout other leagues have begun to participate, such as the AHL and ECHL. In previous years, many of these offerings were limited to special events such as all-star games.
What has been the driving force behind the popularity? Is it the small size, easy for displaying? Are people more interested in buying them as others display their top end goal scorers? Its the increase in availability a by-product of the demand or is it a driving force that creates awareness? How long will this trend last?