Monthly Archives: July 2009

At the National: Video Palooza

Beckett Media editors are hard at work capturing the sights, sounds and scenes of the 30th National Sports Collectors Convention on video. Just so you don’t miss any of the excitement, we’ve provided all the footage here.

AT THE NATIONAL: Q&A with The Professor

Panini had AND1’s The Professor, Grayson Boucher, on hand to sign autographs for basketball fans at the 30th National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. He’s not only a player, but he’s a collector. Check it out …

AT THE NATIONAL: What's new with Upper Deck?

Beckett Media’s Tracy Hackler talks shop with Upper Deck’s Chris Carlin at the 30th National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, and shows off some of the company’s upcoming products. Check it out …

AT THE NATIONAL: Showcasing Press Pass' latest products

Beckett Media’s Tracy Hackler caught up with Press Pass to see how its latest products are being received at The National. Check it out.

BECKETT AT THE NATIONAL: He's a true Heisman collector

Beckett Media caught up with a pretty serious Heisman Trophy autograph collector. Check it out …

BECKETT AT THE NATIONAL: On the floor and more

Join Beckett Media’s Tracy Hackler as he tours the area around the Beckett Media booth as well as behind the scenes.

BECKETT AT THE NATIONAL: Q&A with sketch card artist Brian Kong

Sketch card artist Brian Kong, whose work is featured in this year’s Allen & Ginter basebal set, talked about his experiences with Beckett Media’s Tracy Hackler. Check it out…

BECKETT AT THE NATIONAL: He really wants MMA star Rich Franklin's autograph

MMA star Rich Franklin was set to sign autographs at the Blowout Cards booth at this year’s National in Cleveland… and one dedicated collector started the line three hours early. Find out his story in this video interview with Beckett’s Tracy Hackler.

AT THE NATIONAL: Now THAT is Celtic Pride

Join Beckett Media’s Tracy Hackler at the National in Cleveland as he discusses an impressive Boston Celtics collection with a collector/dealer from Las Vegas.

What's it like to own a Michael Jordan rookie jersey?

One serious collector, Wayne Pathman of Miami Beach, talked about buying a Michael Jordan rookie-season jersey at the 30th National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland with Beckett Media’s Tracy Hackler. Ironically, it’s the same jersey pictured on the cover of Beckett’s new Jordan tribute issue. Check it out…

AT THE NATIONAL: Walking the show floor

Can’t make it to Cleveland, Ohio, for the 30th National Sports Collectors Convention? We give you a peek at what it’s like from a quick walk of the show…

AT THE NATIONAL: Dave & Adam's lands hobby rarity

Dave & Adam’s Card World owns the only vending case of 1990-91 O-Pee-Chee Premiere hockey cards in existence and it’s on display — and for sale — at this year’s National in Cleveland, Ohio. Get the scoop on this one-of-a-kind item here.

AT THE NATIONAL: Collector cashes in on error

One collector of football Hall of Famer autographs stopped by the Beckett booth with a one-of-a-kind cut autograph — a 1/1 with the wrong autograph. What’s the deal with his card? Watch the video and see…

Sneak Peek: Upper Deck's Special National Set

During the 30th National Sports Collectors Convention that begins in earnest Thursday in Cleveland, Upper Deck will conduct a wrapper redemption program that will deliver a special 24-card set over the course of the four-day show. Collectors who open five packs of 2009 Upper Deck product (pack SRP of $1.99 or more) at the UD booth can redeem those […]

Preview Gallery: 2009 Rookies & Stars football cards

Panini America released additional card images from its forthcoming Rookies & Stars football card set, which will arrive on Aug. 5.

McFarlane Toys plans NBA video game tie-in & 12-inch football figures

McFarlane Toys has announced a pair of upcoming projects that focus on the big and small of two professional sports leagues.

EXCLUSIVE: Ultimate Topps UFC Gallery

The September 2009 issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly, on sale everywhere beginning the week of August 10, includes a cover-story examination of the massive impact made by the Ultimate Fighting Championship and mixed martial arts on the world of mainstream sports cards.

Honus Wagner card sells for $925,000 and will be displayed at National

Memory Lane Inc. recently announced its record-setting sale of what is considered the most iconic baseball card in the hobby, the T206 Honus Wagner.

First Look: Brock Lesnar's First Autographed Card

Topps officials on Monday pulled back the curtain on Brock Lesnar’s first certified autograph card, an image that originally appeared in the Topps UFC 2009 advertisement in the debut issue of UFC Magazine.

Collect Call: Guitar Hero Marcus Henderson

In this week’s installment of Collect Call, we spend 10 splendid minutes with Marcus Henderson, a hard-rocking Guitar Hero and hardcore collector with his own Allen & Ginter relic auto and tons of passion.

Tim Tebow: Cover Model

While the collecting world impatiently awaits Tim Tebow’s first licensed trading cards (which promise to be the most highly coveted of all 2010 NFL Rookie Cards when they begin arriving next spring), diehard hobbyists are left with precious few options when it comes to gathering the Gators’ front man who, as Florida head coach Urban Meyer has said, is one of the most visible college athletes of all-time.

Beckett Media Gears Up for the 30th National Sports Collectors Convention

Once again, Beckett Media is ramping up for the biggest collecting event of the year.

First look: 2009-10 Upper Deck hockey cards

Upper Deck released basic product information and preview images for its 2009-10 NHL set on Thursday — always a popular product for its Young Guns Rookie Cards that can be found six per box this year. The set arrives in November with two UD Game Jersey cards, two All-World Team cards and six Superstar insert […]

Mark Buehrle's perfect game will generate interest, but not dollars

Chicago White Sox lefty Mark Buehrle dominated the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday, throwing just the 18th perfect game in Major League Baseball history — and the first since Randy Johnson in 2004.

First look: 2009 Topps Updates & Highlights baseball cards

Topps announced product information and released preview images for its 2009 Updates & Highlights baseball set on Thursday.

Press Pass Announces ‘Hobby Stimulus’ for Legends Football

Press Pass officials on Thursday morning provided details of the company’s “Hobby Stimulus” program within 2009 Legends Football, a product that released yesterday packing a little more than previously expected.

Preview Gallery: 2009 Upper Deck Prominent Cuts

Upper Deck has released additional images and product information for its upcoming Prominent Cuts set that includes cut autographs cards from athletes in several sports as well as celebrity memorabilia cards.

Topps Unveils 2009 Magic Short Prints List

Topps on Wednesday morning released the short print list for 2009 Topps Magic Football.

Barack Obama's All-Star first pitch lands on baseball card

President Barack Obama’s first pitch before the MLB All-Star Game earlier this month is highlighted on an eTopps card that’s available to collectors this week.

Preview gallery: More Panini America National autographs

Panini America released additional images of autographed cards that will be found in wrapper redemption packs at the upcoming National Sports Collectors Convention next week in Cleveland, Ohio.

2009 Topps Mayo Football First Images Released!

Topps officials on Tuesday morning released preliminary details of 2009 Topps Mayo Football, the follow-up to one of last year’s most successful new products due to go live in early November.  In addition to an attractive new white-bordered design that provides a stark contrast to last year’s black-bordered scheme, 2009 Topps Mayo features the introduction […]

Baltimore Orioles OF Nolan Reimold is Topps' fifth Red Hot Rookie card

Topps revealed its fifth player in the 2009 Red Hot Rookie redemption set on Tuesday, and it’s Baltimore Orioles outfielder Nolan Reimold.

First Look: 2009 TRISTAR Obak minor league baseball cards

TRISTAR is turning back the clock with its latest minor league baseball set, Obak, which brings the tobacco card aesthetic to the masses with a limited-edition set that’s loaded with interesting cards for collectors to discover.

Upper Deck America's Team Autographs Strike Chord with Collectors

Anyone who thinks the Dallas Cowboys have lost some of their cultish collector following in the 12 years since the team’s last playoff victory should know this: Someone recently paid almost $60 for a 2009 Upper Deck Icons America’s Team autograph of Seventies Cowboy Scott Laidlaw.

Warning: Tracy Hackler calls collect

Beckett Media publisher Tracy Hackler likes calling collect — calling those who influence how we collect, that is. See what Topps’ Clay Luraschi says in the first episode of Call Collect.