Monthly Archives: November 2009

Recovering Brock Lesnar Returns Press Pass Fusion Autos

Collectors holding 2009 Press Pass Fusion redemption cards for Brock Lesnar autographs can take comfort – and, perhaps, a great deal of surprise – in knowing that the current UFC heavyweight champion already returned all of his signatures, just a week after the product went live.

Eli Manning & the Exploding Paint Pen

It would appear that the New York Giants’ probability of winning the NFC East for the second straight season isn’t the only thing blowing up in Eli Manning’s hands these days. Apparently, one of the gold paint pens he used to sign some of his new 2009 UD Black cards wasn’t exactly operating at full efficiency, either.

Topps official: Minor League deal will not affect Bowman lines

With Topps’ announcement earlier today that it will be the exclusive licensee of baseball cards for Minor League Baseball beginning in 2010, there’s a common question brewing among many prospectors. What does this mean for Bowman?

Topps Lands Minor League Baseball card Exclusive

Topps officials on Monday confirmed that the company has secured an exclusive multi-year deal to become the “Official Baseball Card of Minor League Baseball.”

The Blind Side’s box office success sparks interest in Michael Oher football cards

While its $34.1 million opening weekend was lost in the shadow of the new Twilight movie, The Blind Side — a film based on the real-life struggles of a current NFL rookie — is holding on to the No. 2 spot at the box office again this week. And that has helped spark interest in Michael Oher’s football cards.

First Look: 2009-10 ITG Heroes & Prospects Hockey

While many folks across North America were making their way to church on Sunday morning, In the Game officials released preliminary information and images on 2009-10 Heroes & Prospects Hockey.

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Happy Thanksgiving from Beckett Media

From the Beckett Media family to you and your family . . . Happy Thanksgiving.

They're back! Classic Garbage Pail Kids returning in 2010

Garbage Pail Kids, the 1980s trading card parody of the Cabbage Patch Kids toys (and really much, much more in pop culture), are returning with a new set from Topps that pays tribute to many of the memorable original cards from the 1980s.

First look: 2010 Topps Attax baseball cards

Topps unveiled preview images and basic product information for its 2010 Topps Attax baseball trading cards, a $1.50-a-pack product aimed at younger collectors and game-players.

Review: 2009 TRISTAR Prospects Plus baseball cards (HOT BOX)

We’ve popped a Hot Box of the new 2009 TRISTAR Prospects Plus to help get you through the holidays.

What makes it a Hot Box? Well, it says so right on the box. There are two different types of boxes and cases for this product with only 2,400 standard boxes and 720 Hot Boxes made.

Blowoutcards.com Teams with UFC's Jon "Bones" Jones

Blowoutcards.com on Wednesday announced that it has inked undefeated UFC light heavyweight Jon “Bones” Jones to a two-fight deal that will include autographs from the fighter as well as the Blowoutcards.com logo on Jones’ fight shorts.

Upper Deck rewards hockey fans with weekly promotion

Upper Deck is set to reward hockey card collectors with a new program that can only be found in hobby shops that are among the company’s Diamond Dealers.

Topps confirms six short-printed variations in 2009 Heritage High Number

While Topps has yet to release a list of variation cards in its new 2009 Topps Heritage High Number baseball card set, a few collectors already have reported finding a pair of variations that just might not make a few fans happy.

Topps reveals its 2009 rookie All-star team

Topps unveiled its 51st annual Major League Rookie All-Star Team — a selection of players who will have the famed cup logo adorning their 2010 baseball cards.

Box Busters: 2009 Topps 206 baseball cards

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they bust open a box of the brand new 2009 Topps 206 baseball cards for this extra special edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2009 Topps Heritage High Number baseball cards

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they bust open a box of the brand new 2009 Topps Heritage High Number baseball cards for this extra special edition of Box Busters.

Judy Heeter will step down as MLBPA's director of Business Affairs and Licensing

Judy Heeter announced Tuesday her intention to step down as Director of Business Affairs and Licensing of the Major League Baseball Players Association — a position she has held since 1991.

Upper Deck signs Greg Maddux to autograph deal

Upper Deck announced on Tuesday that it has signed future Hall of Famer Greg Maddux to an autograph deal for 2010.

Card gallery: Panini America's Threads and Limited basketball inserts

Panini America released images on Tuesday for a pair of forthcoming insert sets in upcoming basketball products that might grab the attention of a collector or two.

Press Pass produces 8 Seconds promo cards

Everyday collectors who are on Press Pass’ mailing list should have received a six-card lot of 8 Seconds promo cards of stars on the Professional Bull Riders.

Preview gallery: 2009 Ultimate Collection football cards

Upper Deck’s Ultimate Collection football set arrives in December with one autograph or memorabilia card per box, but you don’t have to wait to see more from the set.

William Bucci is the face of Upper Deck's 2010 SPx baseball cards

Upper Deck’s advertising campaign using real collectors to help promote the company’s SPx brand has been a hit, and the company’s combined effort with Beckett Media has found new face for 2010 SPx Baseball.

Box Busters: 2009-10 Donruss Elite Basketball

Join wanna-be elitists Keith Hower and Tracy Hackler as they help themselves to one of the first boxes of 2009-10 Donruss Elite Basketball.

Preview gallery: 2009 Donruss Elite Extra Edition

Panini America has released additional images for its forthcoming foray into baseball cards in 2009 Donruss Elite Extra Edition, which will arrive in early 2010.

Preview gallery: McFarlane Toys' Cooperstown 7 SportsPicks

McFarlane Toys’ seventh series of Cooperstown Collection SportsPicks figures arrives in march, but you don’t have to wait that long to see what the toys will look like.

First look: 2009-10 Certified basketball cards

Panini America released the basic product breakdown and preview images for its 2009-10 Certified basketball card set on Friday, a product headlined by a rare autograph appearance by Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki.

Product preview: 2009-10 Panini Studio basketball cards

Panini America released the basic information and preview images on Friday for its 2009-10 Panini Studio basketball card set, which uses the name of the famed Donruss line of the early 1990s but appears to stand on its own with a new look and design from the NBA’s exclusive licensee for basketball cards.

Sneak peek: 2009 Goodwin Champions Landmarks Golden Gate Bridge memorabilia cards

Upper Deck released some preview images of its latest memorabilia card that has been manufactured and will be headed out to collectors who found its redemption in packs of 2009 Goodwin Champions baseball cards.

Must-See Gallery: Press Pass Fusion Inscriptions

One of the most anticipated features of just about any Press Pass product are the coveted Inscription and Red Ink autograph variations. Rest assured that 2009 Press Pass Fusion, the company’s first multisport product that released yesterday, has a healthy share of both.

First look: 2010 Topps Heritage baseball cards

Topps unveiled its basic product information and preview images on Friday for its 2010 Topps Heritage baseball set, the 10th consecutive set in the throwback line which this year utilizes the 1961 Topps look.

McFarlane Toys launches new line; announces first autographed chase figure

McFarlane Toys has announced a pair of forthcoming items that should get the baseball fans and toy collectors buzzing.

First look: 2009 Topps New York Yankees World Series Champions set

Topps’ previously announced 27-card World Series championship sets are arriving in stores soon and we’ve got a sneak peek at the postseason highlights cards found inside.

Card gallery: 2009 Topps Heritage High Number baseball cards

We’ll have yet another episode of Box Busters ready here soon — this time for the 2009 Topps Heritage High Number baseball card set.

Until then, chew on this small selection of base cards found inside the packs after the jump …