Monthly Archives: May 2010

Upper Deck wants to see your "Man Cave"

Upper Deck Authenticated has produced all kinds of memorabilia through the years and now the company wants to see where it has gone.

Could Stephen Strasburg be included in 2010 Topps Triple Threads?

Topps’ always popular Triple Threads preview information arrived late last week and there’s plenty to be found among the set’s high-end offerings.

Box Busters On Location: 2010 Prestige Football at Panini America

The Beckett crew does something it should have done a long time ago: Travel across town to Panini America headquarters for a stirring episode of Box Busters.

First look: 2010 Topps NFL cards

Topps released the basic set information and additional preview images for its 2010 NFL set on Friday afternoon, a product that just a few months ago looked like it would never see the light of day due to a licensing decision that was since reversed.

Olympic hockey jerseys hit auction block for charity

Diehard hockey fans probably already know about it, but the NHLPA has a great hockey jersey auction going right now and there are some doozies. Sidney Crosby’s jersey from the Canada vs. Germany game has topped$26,000, while Chicago’s Jonathan Toews’ Canada sweater at $2,125.

Upper Deck set to make Major League Lacrosse cards

Upper Deck announced Friday that it has signed a multi-year deal to produce Major League Lacrosse trading cards.

Press Pass releases 2010 Portrait Edition red ink & inscriptions

Press Pass released exclusively to Beckett Media on Friday the red ink and inscriptions lists for its 2010 Portrait Edition football card set.

Box Busters: 2010 Upper Deck Soccer cards

Join Beckett Media’s Tracy Hackler, Brian Fleischer and Dave Sliepka as they rip into a box of the forthcoming 2010 Upper Deck Soccer cards in this latest episode of Box Busters.

Buzz Building Around Tim Tebow's First NFL Autograph Cards

In the 48 hours since they released in 2010 Prestige Football, Tim Tebow’s first NFL trading cards — especially those featuring his consistently-administered penmanship — have been buzz-building, bid-generating click-inducers on the secondary market.

First look: 2009-10 Panini Hall of Fame basketball cards (updated)

Panini America officials unveiled on Thursday a new addition to its basketball lineup, 2009-10 Hall of Fame Basketball, which looks to be an ode to the greats of the game with offerings perhaps not seen in some time for the basketball collector.

Chicago Cubs SS Starlin Castro is Topps' third Finest Rookie Redemption

Topps revealed its third 2010 Finest Rookie Redemption card on Tuesday, and it’s Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro, who made his big-league debut less than a week ago.

First look: 2010 Topps Triple Threads baseball cards

Topps unveiled the basic product breakdown and preview images for its 2010 Triple Threads baseball card set on Thursday, a product that appears to take the staples of the always popular line and add even more high-end variety to the fold.

It's Official: Panini America Returns to Football

While Wednesday’s release of 2010 Panini Prestige Football may have let the cat out of the bag (especially for those within the hobby), NFL Properties, NFL Players and Panini officially announced today a multiyear trading card and collectible stickers agreement effective with the release of Prestige.

Box Busters: 2009-10 Absolute Memorabilia basketball cards

Join Beckett Media’s Tracy Hackler and Keith Hower as they rip into two boxes of 2009-10 Absolute Memorabilia basketball cards in this latest episode of Box Busters.

Steve Nash's game-used Los Suns jersey from Cinco de Mayo game hits auction block for charity

Steve Nash is also one of those players who is active within his community and charity endeavors, and the latest from Beckett Select Auctions is one that’s already getting noticed.

We're Curious: Question of the Day (May 10)

If you could only buy one pack of cards a day from now on — forever — what would it be and why?

First look: 2010 TRISTAR Pursuit Series 2 baseball cards

TRISTAR unveiled the basic product and preview information on Monday for its forthcoming second series set of In Pursuit of the Majors baseball cards, a boxed set product limited to just 1,440 sets (60 cases).

Dallas Braden's perfect game caps historic week in baseball

Dallas Braden, a 27-year-old lefty for the Oakland A’s best known for jawing with Alex Rodriguez over his sacred territory, threw a perfect game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday.

First Look: 2010 Classics Football

It boggles the mind just a bit to realize that Classics Football turns 10 years old this summer.

JaMarcus Russell's Better Days

The precipitous plummet of JaMarcus Russell in Oakland places him prominently in the conversation of biggest busts in NFL history. Clearly, he’s had better days than the one he experienced Thursday, when the Raiders cut the first player taken in the 2007 NFL Draft.

Guest Commentary: Why We Collect Hockey Cards

The other night, I got to witness Boston Bruins forward Blake Wheeler reach a career milestone, his first playoff goal, and in that moment I saw every hockey fan and every hockey collector.

Rojo Johnson's baseball cards can't come soon enough …

We’ve had no word from Topps on whether Minor League Baseball’s newest phenom, Billy Ray “Rojo” Johnson, will be included in the second series of 2010 Topps Pro Debut minor league baseball cards, but after making his pro debut historic fashion Thursday night he should appear on a baseball card.

Box Busters: 2010 Bowman baseball cards

One of the most highly anticipated Bowman baseball releases in some time is upon us all next week as 2010 Bowman arrives on May 12 packing one Chrome autograph per box and one pretty strong checklist.

First look: 2010 Topps Chrome baseball (updated)

Topps released the basic product information and preview images for its forthcoming 2010 Topps Chrome set on Thursday — a product highlighted by some additional inclusions not usually seen in Chrome.

First Impressions: 2010 Prestige Football

Imagine my surprise this afternoon when the mail arrived and in it — about a week earlier than expected — were two boxes of 2010 Prestige Football. For a diehard football fan eaten up right now with NFL Draft fever and a bad case of Tebow mania, it was kind of like Christmas in May.

Box Busters preview: 2010 Bowman baseball

We’re still sorting out everything we found in a box of 2010 Bowman for our latest Box Busters video. You’ll find a teaser gallery of cards in advance of that video right here ASAP.

Coming up today on Box Busters …

We’re busting the first boxes of 2010 Bowman here soon for Box Busters … are you ready?

Ed Wang Makes History, Panini Makes Historic Rookie Card

It’s natural that all the hype and collectibles dollars for 2010 football cards are being directed at the high-profile, early-round skill-position players such as Sam Bradford, Tim Tebow, C.J. Spiller and Dez Bryant. But there’s a bona fide history maker hiding in the later rounds. And he’s an offensive lineman, for goodness sakes.

Press Pass revs up its NASCAR Hall of Fame card offerings

With the NASCAR Hall of Fame set to open next Tuesday, Press Pass continues to ready cards for its 100-card release celebrating the history of the sport.

Paging Alex Gordon! Stephen Strasburg not in Topps 206 set … yet

Highly touted Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg may be on the fast-track to taking the mound in the big leagues soon (and a Beckett Baseball cover appearance, too, but that’s a story for a different time), but that doesn’t mean he’ll appear on a Topps Rookie Card with the always popular RC logo any time sooner than he’s supposed to.

Panini Giving One Fan the Chance to Go 'One-on-One' with Kobe

Panini America officials today launched the “Play Kobe One-On-One” promotion with four-time NBA champion and exclusive spokesman Kobe Bryant. From May 1 through June 17, basketball fans can log on to to compete against other fans , the leading scorer at the end of the promotion will get a chance to meet Kobe and play him “One-On-One” in a game of Adrenalyn, the new interactive trading card game from Panini.

Longtime Dave & Adam's Buyer Joins Baseball Card Exchange

Reed Kasaoka, longtime unopened product acquisition specialist for Dave and Adam’s Card World, has joined Baseball Card Exchange as that company’s Director of Acquisitions.

Topps reveals National Chicle short-prints

Topps unveiled the short-print list for its 2010 National Chicle baseball card set on Monday — a list that should be less climactic than other vintage-style sets’ SPs since they’re all found in three subsets.