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Posted on October 25, 2008 – 2:07 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf | All-Star Vinyl, MLB, NBA, NHL, Upper Deck | Comments (2)
Upper Deck is bringing its line of All-Star Vinyl figures to the masses this winter with several series of 10-inch figures that showcase some of the sports world’s biggest names.
While we previously previewed the NHL line, here’s a look at the upcoming figures (and drawings to be used for figures) for football, baseball, basketball and perhaps a couple of other guys you might have heard of …
First, the football line, which includes San Diego Chargers RB LaDainian Tomlinson (above) along with …
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Posted on October 24, 2008 – 2:39 pm | Author: chrisolds
Hockey | McFarlane Toys | Comments (1)
The seventh and latest series of McFarlane Toys’ NHL Legends arrives in stores in November with the seven-figure lineup showcasing five greats from the past. Here are images of of them all, including Maurice “The Rocket” Richard (above).
Posted on October 24, 2008 – 2:03 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | Milwaukee Brewers, MLB, scouting | Comments (1)
Brad Del Barba is a scout for the Milwaukee Brewers who has more than a few stories to tell about players he has scouted — and he enjoys hearing stories about many of the players that he didn’t.
While many of his tales are told via anecdotes and by examining baseball cards, here is the first of a few tales from him that he wanted to share with Beckett readers …
Posted on October 24, 2008 – 12:59 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2008 Donruss Threads, autographs, baseball cards | Comments (2)
Here are the results from a randomly selected box I recently opened …
2008 Donruss Threads Baseball (hobby box)
Suggested Retail Price: $96 ($4 per pack)
Packs per box: 24
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 122
Base set completion: 98 of 100 (98 percent)
Insert/short-print cards (overall odds 1:3 packs) found: 15
– Autographed Rookies — 3. No. 74, Ruben Tejada 316/999, No. 81 Jose Tabata 382/975, Jose Ceda 679/999.
– Baseball Americana memorabilia — 1. No. BA-1 Bud Abbott 231/500.
– Diamond Kings Materials — 1. No. DK17 Drew Cumberland 129/250. Read More »
Posted on October 24, 2008 – 9:23 am | Author: chrisolds
Beckett Updates, Football | 2008 Leaf Limited, Donruss, football cards, nfl | Comments (1)
As promised with yesterday’s gallery (click here or scroll down) of higher-end insert cards from Donruss‘ 2008 Leaf Limited, here’s another gallery of cards one can expect to find in the product, which hits hobby shops next week.
Want to see more galleries from other manufacturers? Let us know and we’ll let them know.
Chris Olds has collected sports cards and memorabilia since 1987. Before coming to Beckett Media, he wrote about the hobby for the Orlando Sentinel on his blog, SportsStuff, and for the San Antonio Express-News and The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News. Do you have a comment, question or idea? Send e-mail to him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted on October 23, 2008 – 8:10 pm | Author: chrisolds
Football | autographs, Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders, nfl | Comments (4)
I know this isn’t the ultimate Dallas Cowboys autographed item, but it might only be trumped by a few things.
What is it? It’s a boot (duh) signed by the entire Dallas Cowboys cheerleading team and it can be yours for a mere $99.99 on dallascowboys.com.
It’s hard to imagine something you can purchase off a team Web site having more conversational value than this — anyone can find a signed football, helmet or jersey.
This? It’s classic. And almost as iconic as the star itself.
Posted on October 23, 2008 – 5:05 pm | Author: chrisolds
Football | 2008 Leaf Limited, Donruss, football cards, nfl | Comments (0)
Check out this selection of some insert cards from the upcoming 2008 Leaf Limited NFL set that hits hobby shops on Oct. 29.
Check back Friday for another slideshow from the set showing what other cards you should expect to find.
Posted on October 23, 2008 – 3:46 pm | Author: chrisolds
Basketball | college basketball, Lute Olson, press pass | Comments (0)
Arizona basketball coach Lute Olson is retiring, which means there will probably be a bit more interest in Olson’s memorabilia in the short term.
The 74-year-old coach’s place in basketball history is secure. After all, he’s coached more than 20 seasons with the Wildcats — and has nearly 600 victories, four Final Four appearances and one NCAA championship.
So, what are his key trading cards?
Posted on October 23, 2008 – 3:20 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | autographs, Bernie Mac, Donruss | Comments (3)
We all know the reasons why trading card manufacturers use stickers for autographs. And we all know the many reasons why collectors often don’t like them.
But is this card, out of the new Donruss Threads baseball set, one example of when stickers can have a positive impact? The set hit hobby shops this week — yet Bernie Mac died in August.
So obviously there were stickers in reserve used to produce new cards. That’s better than cutting up old cards for trapped cut autographs, right?
Tell us what you think.
Posted on October 23, 2008 – 1:41 pm | Author: chrisolds
Uncategorized | | Comments (0)
If you collect World Series memorabilia or are curious about what some specific Fall Classic items are worth, then you might want to check out the Beckett World Series page.
There you can download a 15-page free price guide for more than 100 years’ worth of Series programs and ticket stubs as well as pricing for press pins, phantom press pins and commemorative World Series black bats (my favorite).
Oh, and if you can’t find a specific Series item — like a 1989 World Series program at right (click for a closer look) — you can search for that, too.
Check it all out here.