Monthly Archives: December 2008

Arriving in shops tomorrow …

This will be the big hit in 2008 Donruss Sports Legends, which arrives in hobby shops Wednesday.

Donruss produces Pop Warner football card set

Donruss has produced a six-card set to be given away to kids at the Pop Warner Super Bowl weekend at Disney’s Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando.

Sneak peek: Upper Deck All-Star Vinyl

Upper Deck released some info today that included this behind-the-scenes video for its All-Star Vinyl line. Check it out and be sure to look for some of the toys that hit shelves between now and spring training … Chris Olds has collected sports cards and memorabilia since 1987. Before coming to Beckett Media, he wrote […]

Topps Sterling baseball will include …

Topps released this image of what’s to come in Topps Sterling this year — plenty of sweet patch pieces like this one for Tony Gwynn.

Billy Ripken comes clean on his 1989 Fleer card

CNBC’s Darren Rovell finally gets the real story behind Billy Ripken’s 1989 Fleer card.

Sneak preview: 2008 Razor Signature Series baseball cards

Razor’s debut baseball set, 2008 Signature Series, is set to arrive in hobby shops any day now. Here’s a selection of base card images.

Box Busters: TRISTAR Signa Cuts Baseball Edition

TRISTAR’s Jeff Rosenberg recently stopped by Beckett HQ to share some of his company’s new products with the collecting masses. Here’s a break of Signa Cuts Baseball Edition.

A look inside the Diamond Club …

Upper Deck has produced six rare autographed cards for members of its Diamond Club — a select group of high-rolling collectors — as a gift this holiday season. Check ’em out … [slideshow id=2954361355574320255&w=450&h=425] Chris Olds has collected sports cards and memorabilia since 1987. Before coming to Beckett Media, he wrote about the hobby for […]

TRISTAR launches autographed memorabilia line for Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling

TRISTAR has had a busy week with the arrivals of its TNA Cross the Line wrestling card set and the arrival of its baseball set, Prospects Plus. But TRISTAR isn’t done yet.

Box Busters: 2008 TRISTAR TNA Cross the Line wrestling cards

For more on the set, go 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 […]

Sneak peek: 2009 Topps Heritage Baseball

Here’s the breakdown on 2009 Topps Heritage as released by Topps on Friday afternoon. The set will hit hobby shops the last week of February.

Checklist: 2008 Razor Signature Series baseball

Here’s the full checklist for Razor’s debut baseball set, Signature Series, which arrives in hobby shops very soon.

Grappling the rookie card issue in wrestling

We don’t denote Rookie Cards in wrestling — but there are early cards of several stars that seem to generate more demand just like RCs do.

By the box: 2008 TRISTAR TNA Cross the Line wrestling cards

A box breakdown for the new 2008 TRISTAR TNA Cross the Line wrestling cards.

Complete BVG-graded Goudey sets among Mastro auction highlights

Two complete Goudey baseball sets — 1933 and 1934 — graded by Beckett Vintage Grading are among many items up for grabs in the Mastro Legends Live Auction that ends this weekend.

Will NHL collectors take a bite out of this?

Coming in an Upper Deck retail Hockey release, NHL Champ’s, will be Fossils & Artifacts mini cards that include a piece of, well, you know …

Sneak preview: Donruss Sports Legends autographs

Here’s a look at some autographed cards from the upcoming Donruss Sports Legends set that arrives in shops later this month …

Autographed Tahoe will drive 'em mad at auction

A Chevy Tahoe with a hood signed by more than 200 major league baseball players, prospects and Hall of Famers will be auctioned in January as part of’s Drive to a New Start community outreach program.

Box Busters: 2008 Topps Letterman Football

2008 Topps Letterman football

Sneak peek: Topps Ultimate Fighting Championship MMA cards

Here are three images released by Topps for its previously announced UFC set of MMA cards.

Coming soon: A look at TRISTAR Prospects Plus & more …

TRISTAR’s Jeff Rosenberg stopped by the Beckett offices Tuesday to rip a few boxes of Prospects Plus baseball and TNA Cross the Line wrestling cards for Box Busters episodes you will see here very, very soon.

Rickey Henderson is the only lock for Cooperstown induction in 2009

This year’s Baseball Hall of Fame ballot includes 10 first-time candidates, and it’s looking like there could be another small Hall class this summer in Cooperstown.

Razor sneak preview arrives via press plates

Black press plates for nearly all of Razor’s first 100 base cards from Signature Series are being sold on eBay right now through Thursday. Here’s a look at 50 of the plates up for grabs.

New TRISTAR TNA Wrestling set examines stars through eyes of media (updated)

A 10-card subset in the upcoming TRISTAR TNA Cross The Line set that hits stores later this month will include wrestling writers’ takes on a handful of stars in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling.