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Posted on November 27, 2008 – 8:21 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2008 Donruss Sports Legend | Comments (0)
Take a break from the turkey and feast your eyes upon these cards from the upcoming Donruss Sports Legends set …
Looking for Legends? Click here.
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 November 26, 2008 – 1:53 pm | Author: chrisolds
Football | Donruss | Comments (1)
Donruss will produce Thanksgiving Game cards for both NFL games and distribute more than 120,000 sets tomorrow in Dallas and Philadelphia.
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Posted on November 26, 2008 – 1:31 pm | Author: chrisolds
Football | Crimson Tide football, Steiner Sports, University of Alabama | Comments (1)
Steiner Sports and the University of Alabama will be teaming up to bring Crimson Tide memorabilia to the masses.
A deal announced Wednesday between Crimson Tide Sports Marketing, the University of Alabama, CBS College Sports and Steiner Sports revealed the creation of Alabama Collectibles by Steiner Sports.
Available to fans will be game-used gear, photographs and gameday experiences through an online store and Web auctions at www.rolltide.com and the soon-to-be-launched www.AlabamaSteiner.com. The University had previously auctioned some memorabilia on its site, but had not partnered with any companies to expand its scope of offerings.
Steiner also obtained photography rights to Crimson Tide football.
Posted on November 26, 2008 – 12:33 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2008 Elite Extra Edition | Comments (0)
We crack open a box of 2008 Elite Extra Edition Baseball …
Posted on November 26, 2008 – 10:14 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2008 Bowman Draft Picks | Comments (0)
First up today, 2008 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects …
Next up later? 2008 Elite Extra Edition …
Posted on November 26, 2008 – 9:58 am | Author: chrisolds
Basketball | BGS, Star basketball | Comments (23)
Beckett Grading Services will be expanding its portfolio of services to include ’83-86 Star Company basketball cards beginning Dec. 1, 2008.
The move was initiated through a request from The Schonco Sports Collection to have BGS grade their inventory of Star Co. basketball cards prior to its release onto the market.
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Posted on November 25, 2008 – 3:32 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2008 Bowman Chrome Draft | Comments (0)
Here’s your first look at an actual 2008 Bowman Chrome Draft Autograph Prospects card (No. BDPP112) and a pack-confirmed checklist for the 18 cards.
Look for a box breakdown here.
Posted on November 24, 2008 – 12:19 pm | Author: chrisolds
Beckett Updates | | Comments (4)
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Posted on November 23, 2008 – 2:43 pm | Author: chrisolds
Non-Sports | | Comments (0)
Forget fantasy football. Forget about baseball cards (for just a minute).
I have to ask … did you get your free bottle of Dr. Pepper on Sunday?
As a joke earlier this year, the company promised a free 20-ounce bottle to anyone if Guns N Roses delivered its long-delayed CD Chinese Democracy. Well, Sunday was when it arrived (only at Best Buy stores) and the company paid up via a link (above) to download a coupon on its Web site.
Based on my first listen of the CD, you’re probably better off getting the free bottle (if you can get on the site — it appears to be pretty busy today) and heading to your closest card shop with the $14.
But that’s just me.
Posted on November 21, 2008 – 3:58 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2008 Donruss Elite Extra Edition | Comments (3)
Some of you asked, so you shall receive …
Here’s the basic checklist for 2008 Donruss Elite Extra Edition — the first 100 cards being standard and the second 100 cards coming autographed.
See a slideshow on the product here.