Monthly Archives: August 2009

Topps set to produce Ted Kennedy eTopps baseball card

Topps announced on Monday that the late Ted Kennedy will have an eTopps card as part of the company’s Allen & Ginter Moments set found on the online trading card platform.

Tedy Bruschi: Not one of the easiest autographs to find

Tedy Bruschi retired from the NFL on Monday at age 36 after 13 seasons with the New England Patriots — a career known for three Super Bowl championships, his recovery from a stroke in 2005 and one other thing that’s very, very important to football card collectors.

TNA Superstar Matt Morgan is One Massive Collector

In an exclusive interview Monday to promote the release of TRISTAR’s new 2009 TNA Impact set, Matt Morgan unabashedly revealed that he’s been a collector since 1982 (when he was 6) and that he counts his 1969 Topps Mickey Mantle among his most cherished cards.

Gallery: Topps American Heritage Heroes Edition autographs & Relics

The latest installment of Topps’ American Hertiage non-sports line, Heroes Edition, has arrived and it’s packing unusual Relics and autographs as expected.

First look: 2009 Ultimate Collection Football cards

Upper Deck released basic product information and preview images for its 2009 Ultimate Collection Football set on Monday.

Julio Borbon & Jhoulys Chacin are Topps' latest Red Hot Rookies

Topps announced its eighth and ninth Red Hot Rookies for 2009, and they are the Texas Rangers’ Julio Borbon (No. 8) and the Colorado Rockies’ Jhoulys Chacin (No.9).

New 2009 Topps UFC Images Unveiled

Topps officials recently unveiled a handful of new images from the forthcoming 2009 Topps UFC product, the once-delayed, heavily anticipated heavyweight of a product now slated to shop in late September.

Randy Couture: The UFC's Undisputed Collecting Champion

Ultimate Fighting Championship icon Randy Couture enters Saturday night’s UFC 102 main event against Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira as one of the most influential mixed martial artists in the world.

Topps Tribute baseball cards return for 2009

Topps announced on Friday that its past high-end Tribute baseball line will return in 2009.

First-Look Gallery: 2009 Upper Deck Football

Due out everywhere Sept. 1, 2009 Upper Deck Football is punctuated by the brilliant, full-bleed photography and accommodating design that are the cornerstones of most base-brand Upper Deck releases.

Move over Rocky, Blowout Cards' Thomas Fish is taking over

In case you missed it recently, Blowout Cards’ Thomas Fish recently gave Rocky Balboa a run for his money …

Thinking about autographs …

It seems everyone has an autograph that they’d want — one swirl of ink that they’d cherish more than the next. And that got us thinking … of the current big-name athletes in each major sport — and a few others — who would be most in-demand?

Preview gallery: 2009 Sweet Spot Baseball sweet spot signatures

Upper Deck released a few more images of cards to be found in its forthcoming 2009 Sweet Spot Baseball set on Friday.

Perfect Michael Jordan Rookie Card sells for $82,000

A BGS 10 Pristine copy of Michael Jordan’s 1986-87 Fleer Rookie Card sold on eBay for $82,000 on Thursday evening just weeks before His Airness is enshrined into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Preview gallery: 2009 TNA iMPACT! wrestling cards

We’ll have the Box Busters video up here soon, but until then here’s a selection of the base cards to be found in the newest Total Nonstop Action Wrestling cards — 2009 TNA iMPACT! — from TRISTAR.

Topps takes to the ice with NHL Puck Attax cards

Topps is taking to the ice with an officially licensed NHL product — Puck Attax — a card-gaming set.

Is this the first Twitter-related trading card?

We’ve busted the first boxes of the new TRISTAR TNA iMPACT! wrestling cards and discovered what has to be the first card featuring a new cultural phenomenon. Twitter.

Atlanta Braves pitcher Tommy Hanson is Topps' final Finest Rookie Redemption — and it's autographed

Topps announced its 10th and final Finest Rookie Redemption of the year on Thursday, and it’s Atlanta Braves pitcher Tommy Hanson.

In the Game Improves Autograph Odds on 1972: The Year in Hockey

Crediting better-than-expected participation from so many legendary hockey signers, In the Game officials on Wednesday afternoon announced that they have improved the odds of pulling an on-card autograph from 1972: The Year in Hockey, the company’s newest product due out early next month.

First Look Gallery: 2009 Donruss Elite Basketball

Panini America officials on Wednesday released preliminary information on what promises to be one of the company’s most popular basketball products of the season: 2009 Donruss Elite.

Detroit Tigers pitcher Rick Porcello is Topps' 9th Finest Rookie Redemption card

Topps announced its ninth Finest Rookie Redemption of the year on Wednesday, and it’s Detroit Tigers pitcher Rick Porcello.

Preview: 2009 TRISTAR Obak baseball cards

TRISTAR’s Jeff Rosenberg will be stopping by Beckett Media headquarters on Thursday morning for a special edition of Box Busters on to discuss his company’s latest minor league baseball card set, Obak.

Preview Gallery: 2009-10 Topps Basketball cards

The final NBA-licensed Topps basketball card set arrives very soon, 2009-10 Topps Basketball — and we’ve already busted our boxes — see more here — but we wanted to make sure that NBA fans can see more of what the set has in store.

Box Busters: 2009 Donruss Threads Football

Join Beckett Media’s Dan Hitt and Tracy Hackler as they bust into a box of Donruss Threads football, which arrives on Wednesday with four autographs or memorabilia cards per box.

Preview gallery: 2009 Donruss Threads football autographs

This year’s Donruss Threads football set arrives Wednesday packing four autographs or memorabilia cards in every hobby box — and retail boxes, once they arrive, will deliver the first Brett Favre cards picturing him in preseason action with the Minnesota Vikings.

Preview Gallery: 2009 Topps American Heritage Heroes Edition

We’ve gotten our hands on some 2009 Topps American Heritage Heroes Edition cards a bit early so we could soak up the Americana and historic cards that are found only in this type of set.

Box Busters: 2009 Topps Heritage American Heroes Edition

Join Beckett Media’s Bryan Hornbeck, Tracy Hackler and Chris Olds as they open a brand-spanking-new box of 2009 Topps American Heritage Heroes Edition in this episode of Box Busters.

Topps unveils new Star Wars card set

Topps released basic preliminary product breakdowns and preview images for its latest Star Wars card set for release in late October.

And the Derek Jeter 1993 Upper Deck Autographed buyback Rookie Card goes to …

Congratulations to the winner. This contest courtesy of Upper Deck was found only in the pages of Beckett Baseball and Beckett Sports Card Monthly and there are all kinds of cool things up for grabs in seemingly every issue.

Box Busters: 2009-10 Topps basketball cards

Join Beckett Media’s Keith Hower, Tracy Hackler and Chris Olds as they bust open a brand-spanking new HTA jumbo box of 2009-10 Topps Basketball cards in this episode of Box Busters.

Race-used lugnut cards return in Press Pass Main Event

Press Pass announced on Tuesday that race-used lugnut cards will return to its NASCAR products with a future product.

Brett Favre's first Panini Vikings card also in Target packs

Panini America announceed on Tuesday that its first Brett Favre football card of the future Hall of Famer in Minnesota Vikings uniform also will also be inserted into 2009 Donruss Threads Target blaster boxes and retail packs.

Hey, Bull Durham fans… TRISTAR Obak has something for you

Steve Dalkowski was at one time regarded as the hardest-throwing pitcher ever, some saying he threw 110 miles an hour — at least that’s what the back of his newest baseball card says.

Orioles' Nolan Reimold and Rangers' Neftali Feliz are latest Topps Finest Rookie Redemptions

Topps announced the seventh and eighth Finest Rookie Redeption cards on Tuesday morning and they are Texas Rangers pitcher Neftali Feliz (No. 7) and Baltimore Orioles outfielder Nolan Reimold (No. 8).

TRISTAR's upcoming Obak Minor League Baseball card set just might be a game-changer itself

TRISTAR’s Obak, which is a modern-day nod to the tobacco cards of the same name from a century ago, arrives next Monday and it includes a 25-card set of “Game Changers.”