Monthly Archives: May 2009

Topps announces Terminator Salvation autograph, Relic and Sketch Cards

Topps released the list of subjects who will have autograph and memorabilia cards in its upcoming Terminator Salvation set as well as the list of artists who have produced Sketch Cards for the upcoming release.

Will Manny Ramirez's performance-enhancing substance suspension affect his cards?

According to a Los Angeles Times report, Major League Baseball will announce today that Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Manny Ramirez will be suspended for 50 games after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance.

First look: 2009 Upper Deck Ballpark Collection

Upper Deck released basic product information and preview images on Thursday for its 2009 Ballpark Collection set that is scheduled to arrive in August.

Cowboys, Conversation, Cannoli and Collecting

Doug Coleman has learned much in his more than 15 years conducting and promoting athlete signings and card shows in the far North Texas town of Denison. The best stuff, though, he’s learned more recently. Like, for example, why Dallas Cowboys great Chuck Howley was nicknamed “Hogmeat” or what it was really like for the […]

Box Busters: 2009 Press Pass SE football cards

Join Beckett Football’s Tracy Hackler and Dan Hitt as they open a box of 2009 Press Pass SE Football cards, which are scheduled for release on Thursday (May 7).

Matt LaPorta is 1st 2009 Topps Finest Rookie Redemption

The first player in the 2009 Topps Finest Rookie Redemption program was announced on Tuesday — and it’s Cleveland Indians rookie OF Matt LaPorta.

A trio of non-sports notes …

If you’re into non-sports cards, three items stood out among recent announcements …

McFarlane goes QB crazy with NFL series 20

McFarlane Toys has released the images of its 20th series of NFL SportsPicks figures and other than a pair of impact players’ debut releases — Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (above) and Atlanta Falcons RB Michael Turner — it’s a QB-heavy release comprised of players we’ve largely seen before.

Panini: Playoff Prestige will have zero redemptions

Panini America announced additional details for its 2009 Playoff Prestige football set on Tuesday, with the most notable fact being that the set will include no redemption cards.

Hobby Q&A: Upper Deck Blog's Toby Wachter

Upper Deck announced that it is entering the blogging world last week with the Upper Deck Blog (, so we’ve asked a few questions to learn more about the company’s venture. Here’s our Q&A with Upper Deck Online Media Content Manager Toby Wachter.

The John Cena autograph winners are …

Two more contests from the recent pages of Beckett Sports Card Monthly and Beckett Baseball wrapped up over the weekend and we’re here to announce the results of one of them — the winners of John Cena autographed photos from BSCM issue No. 289.

Ric Flair autographs will be Americana retail exclusive

Panini America revealed to Beckett Media on Monday its plans for the first pack-released certified autograph card of professional wrestling legend “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair.

Wooo! They've won Ric Flair's first autograph card

Beckett Media has randomly selected the winners in our exclusive drawing for 15 copies of “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair’s first certified autograph card.

Two more collectors complete Yankee Stadium Legacy set

Two more collectors completed Upper Deck’s 6,600-card Yankee Stadium Legacy set before the April 30 deadline — Leo Wiznitzer of Panama City, Panama and Joshua Adams of Largo, Fla.

Sneak peek: 2009 Press Pass Signature Edition

Press Pass Signature Edition Football returns for 2009 with an on-card autograph or game-used jersey card in every pack atop a roster of players ready for stardom.

Press Pass announces remainder of football red ink autographs, inscriptions

Here is the second half of Press Pass’ traditional red ink and inscription cards for its base football set as released on Friday.

New Sports Illustrated book examines priceless artifacts

A new book from Sports Illustrated called Slide Show: How The Picture Tells Its Story is examining the most vital pieces of memorabilia in the illustrious magazine’s 55-year history — their photo slides.