Monthly Archives: January 2010

NBA & Flip Video team up for camcorder line

The NBA and Flip Video unveiled on Monday a new line of NBA-branded camcorders that fans can take with them to the big game and then take video off of with the ease of a USB port.

eTopps Announces 1956 Football Tribute

Topps officials today released information on eTopps’ newest offering, a tribute to the landmark 1956 Topps set, the company’s first devoted to the NFL.

More details on USA Baseball box set released

While the USA Baseball boxed set arrives on Tuesday, little has been revealed about what will be inside the annual fund-raising product — other than the inclusion of a couple Bryce Harper cards — until now.

2010 Topps National Chicle Baseball: The artists react

While we’ve talked about the reactions to some of the surprise inclusions in the 2010 Topps National Chicle Baseball set in the wake of their preview’s release on Friday, one group of people we hadn’t yet heard from are the artists.

Babe Ruth is an Atlanta Brave on a baseball card? It must be a sign of the apocalypse (Really, I swear.)

While art cards are not going to be for everyone, paintings do allow for things just like this Babe Ruth card to be possible. Yes, he was never an Atlanta Brave — he was a Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees legend before briefly capping his career with the Boston Braves in 1935. (A franchise which, by the way, is part of the Atlanta Braves lineage.)

Not all Blaster Boxes are made alike, either

And with the arrival of 2009 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects baseball cards at retail, the curiosity bug got me again while in the card aisle at my nearby Target store … were the odds dramatically higher in the Blasters once again?

2010 Topps National Chicle Baseball includes surprises (updated)

Three cards that were part of the 2010 Topps National Chicle preview have drawn the ire of a few collectors here and there as being a bit unusual.

First look: 2010 Topps National Chicle Baseball cards

Topps on Friday revealed its 2010 National Chicle baseball card set, a nod to the memorable 1930s football card set and “Batter Up” baseball line, a product that showcases work from several artists on the cards.

Beckett Media's Alabama National Champs commemorative issue set to hit newsstands Monday

Beckett Media’s Alabama National Champs commemorative issue will start arriving on newsstands on Monday with its dual-covered 80 full-color pages highlighting not only the Crimson Tide’s 37-21 victory, but also the team’s run to a perfect 14-0 season. (Fans who can’t find the issue should be able to find it at the link above soon.)

World Junior Hockey Stars Honored in ITG Heroes & Prospects

One of the most thrilling battles in the history of the IIHF World Junior Championship took place just two days ago, when Team USA brought home the gold medal after a hard-fought battle with a strong Canadian team.

Topps' Star Wars Galaxy 5 changes shape of sketch cards

Topps’ latest in its long line of rather forceful Star Wars sets arrives in February adding a new twist on the Sketch Card market.

Box Busters preview: 2009 Bowman Sterling baseball cards

Our Box Busters episode for 2009 Bowman Sterling is in the microwave, but we wanted to give you guys a taste of what’s in store with a preview gallery.

Box Busters: 2009-10 Limited Basketball

Beckett Basketball’s Keith Hower and Tracy Hackler, two men with extremely limited attention spans, dismantle two quick boxes of 2009-10 Limited Basketball.

First look: Bryce Harper's 2010 USA Baseball box set cards

A USA Baseball official has confirmed on Wednesday afternoon that Bryce Harper will appear in this year’s commemorative boxed set of baseball cards and provided images of Harper’s cards exclusively to Beckett Media.

Orange You Glad You Like Hockey?

By Russ Cohen When Canadians go grocery shopping in the coming days they might be surprised to find Upper Deck Hockey cards in their bags of oranges. Sunkist has partnered with UD to create a promotional set that includes special cards of NHL superstars such as Sidney Crosby, Martin Brodeur Jarome Iginla and Rick Nash. […]

Box Busters Preview: 2009 Bowman Sterling baseball cards

For those still awaiting the 2009 Topps Tribute episode of Box Busters, don’t worry … technical difficulties won’t get in the way of your viewing the results of our three-box bust.

Upper Deck signs autograph deal with Pete Rose

Upper Deck announced Wednesday that it has signed all-time hits leader Pete Rose to an autograph deal to include him in the company’s 2010 baseball sets.

Andre Dawson is lone Baseball Hall of Fame inductee

The Baseball Writers Association of America has voted and only former Montreal Expos and Chicago Cubs outfielder Andre Dawson will be enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum this summer in Cooperstown, N.Y.

Topps unveils Topps Sterling Baseball cut autograph checklist

Topps unviled the cut autograph checklist for its 2009 Topps Sterling baseball set on Wednesday and it appears that the lineup of cuts falling one per case includes not only legends of baseball but also legends of other sports and icons of pop culture and American history.

Observations from the 2010 NHL Winter Classic

BOSTON — The NHL hosted its third installment of the Winter Classic on New Year’s Day, this time in Boston’s fabled Fenway Park following previous stints in Buffalo and Chicago. The original Heritage Classic was held in Edmonton, Alberta, so I’ve had a chance to experience this type of event in all of these cities and I have to say that Boston was the best one yet, speaking from a collectibles standpoint.

If I had a Baseball Hall of Fame ballot …

With this year’s baseball Hall of Fame voting results set to be released on Wednesday, there’s plenty of talk about who’ll be in, who’ll be out and who’ll get snubbed.

Brandon Jennings: NBA Superstar Rookie & Beckett Basketball Editor

The Jan./Feb. 2010 issue of Beckett Basketball, notable in and of itself for featuring the first solo cover appearance for Dallas Mavericks superstar Dirk Nowitzki, also includes the journalistic stylings of the newest Beckett “employee” – Milwaukee Bucks sensational rookie Brandon Jennings.

First look: Hulk Hogan's first TNA Wrestling cards

Hulk Hogan‘s return to the ring with TNA Wrestling tonight on Spike TV — a live show that’s running head-to-head with Vince McMahon’s WWE flagship show Raw — already has been commemorated via two new trading cards from TRISTAR. Only 210 copies of each card seen here will be made by TRISTAR, the exclusive licensee […]

Hulk Hogan's TNA debut will also mean his debut on TRISTAR trading cards

Hulk Hogan’s debut with TNA Wrestling will also mark his return to wrestling cards with TRISTAR, the official card manufacturer for TNA.