Monthly Archives: September 2010

Box Busters: 2010 Topps Chrome baseball cards

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds & Brian Fleischer as they rip into a box of not-even-out-yet 2010 Topps Chrome baseball cards in this latest episode of Box Busters.

Tickets to Paradise

It can be argued that the first great sports collectible wasn’t the sports card. It was the sports ticket, another rectangular piece of paper that gained its holder entrance into the game to watch the star who appeared on the card that would become the second great sports collectible.

Box Busters preview gallery: 2010 Topps Chrome baseball cards

The lively and entertaining Beckett Baseball crew of Chris Olds & Brian Fleischer have ripped the first boxes of 2010 Topps Chrome baseball cards for an upcoming edition of Box Busters.

First look: 2010-11 Panini Timeless Treasures basketball cards

Panini’s high-end offerings for its sophomore season as the NBA’s exclusive licensee of trading cards tips off with Timeless Treasures, a $100 a pack product that carries the hits and a mix of aesthetics that might appeal to a few types of collectors when it arrives on Dec. 8.

Box Busters: 2010-11 Panini Prestige basketball cards

Join Beckett Media’s Keith Hower & Tracy Hackler as they rip into a box of 2010-11 Panini Prestige basketball cards in this latest episode of Box Busters.

Topps plans wrapper redemption program for Chrome (updated)

Topps Chrome hasn’t yet arrived but there’s already an extra reason to pick up a hobby box — a wrapper redemption.

Topps alters missing card policy, procedures

Topps has announced a simplified plan for getting missing “hit” cards — autographs or Relics guaranteed in its hobby boxes — the company announced on Wednesday.

What did you land out of 2010 Topps Triple Threads?

Topps has compiled a video featuring a bunch of the big finds that collectors have landed out of their 2010 Triple Threads boxes since the high-end product’s release.

New Images Revealed: 2010 Upper Deck World of Sports

Upper Deck officials on Tuesday offered a sneak peek at several new images from the company’s December-releasing World of Sports multisport product.

Astros 1B Brett Wallace is final 2010 Topps Red Hot Rookie

Topps unveiled the 10th and final of its 2010 Red Hot Rookies on Tuesday and this one’s Houston Astros infielder Brett Wallace — with 10 percent of the cards being autographed.

Bryce Harper Superfractor sale confirmed at $12,500

The Bryce Harper USA Baseball 1/1 from the overwhelmingly popular prospecting line has sold and was confirmed as a $12,500 purchase on eBay, emulating the other high-profile Washington Nationals sale of earlier this year — the $21,403 Stephen Strasburg.

Monday Morning Collector: NFL Week 3

Every Monday morning throughout the NFL season, we’ll pick a rookie, veteran and breakout player of the week. Here are our selections for NFL Week 3.

Did you read the Topps Million Card Giveaway rules?

However, I noticed something in the official rules for the Topps Million Card Giveaway that I wonder if many a collector noticed. I hadn’t even after redeeming nearly 30 codes. Once the promotion’s March 2011 deadline hits, undelivered cards in your account vanish.

Box Busters: 2010 Topps Pro Debut Series 2 MILB cards

Join Beckett Media’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into a box of 2010 Topps Pro Debut Series 2 cards in this latest episode of Box Busters.

Product Preview: 2011 Topps baseball cards

After a week of speculation and questions after it teased the masses with preview images, Topps finally pulled back the curtain on its plans for its 2011 baseball set Friday.

Box Busters Preview Gallery: 2010 Topps Pro Debut Series 2

The second installment of Topps’ foray into cards for Minor League Baseball arrives soon as Pro Debut Series 2 will hit hobby shops packing two autographs and one memorabilia card per box.

Topps confirms UFC redemption card error

Due to a printing error, Ultimate Gear and Autographed Ultimate Gear redemption cards in 2010 Topps UFC for UFC Heavyweight Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira cards were produced and inserted into packs. These should have been for his twin brother, UFC Light Heavyweight Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. All redemption cards for these two cards and their parallels will be honored for Ultimate Gear and Autographed Ultimate Gear cards of Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.

Press Pass Five Star: Sales Material Bliss

As a former card company marketing guy, I’m a sucker for the ingenious piece of product-specific propaganda. You know, sales material.

Marlins' Logan Morrison trades business card for rookie card

Before Logan Morrison was a Florida Marlin, he was an employee at a sports card and memorabilia shop. And while his world has changed quite dramatically playing in the majors, he’s still not too far removed from the card shop experience.

First look: 2010-11 Threads basketball cards

Panini unveiled one of its first sets for the forthcoming basketball season on Tuesday with 2010-11 Threads set to arrive on Nov. 24 packing more than 20,000 on-card autographs in the product.

The Beckett Baseball Artball contest winners are …

We received quite a few creative entries in our Beckett Baseball artball contest and we’ve selected the winners, each of whom will receive one of the artballs we found in boxes of TRISTAR World Treasures. The winners are: — Mayumi Seto (right), for her four-panel baseball featuring ornate ink drawings of the four members of […]

Box Busters: 2010 Sweet Spot football cards

Join Beckett Media’s Tracy Hackler and Dan Hitt as they rip into a box of 2010 Sweet Spot football cards in this latest episode of Box Busters.

Beckett Grading Services opens New York City office

Beckett Grading Services has opened an office in New York City for collectors in and around the area to submit cards for grading in-person.

Panini releases Donruss Elite Extra Edition checklist — no Bryce Harper there, either

Panini America released its 2010 Donruss Elite Extra Edition checklist on Monday but, like Topps’ 2010 Bowman Draft, the elusive prospect that many a baseball collector is hunting –Bryce Harper — was nowhere to be found.

First Look: 2010 Panini Gridiron Gear Football

Panini America officials on Monday released preliminary product information and images for 2010 Panini Gridiron Gear Football, a product that arrives in early December carrying a $6 pack SRP and slated to deliver two autographs, two memorabilia cards, 18 rookies and nine additional insert or parallel cards per 18-pack box. The two autograph cards per […]

Box Busters: 2010 Topps Triple Threads baseball cards

Join Beckett Media’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they each rip into a box of the not-even-out-yet 2010 Topps Triple Threads baseball cards in this latest episode of Box Busters.

Two Minutes with Detroit Lions Superstar Rookie Jahvid Best

The statistics speak for themselves: Two games, 268 total yards and five touchdowns. Indeed, in way more than surname, Detroit Lions do-it-all running back Jahvid Best is, ahem, the best rookie of 2010 so far – by far.

Box Busters: 2010 Epix football cards

Join Beckett Media’s Tracy Hackler and Dan Hitt as they rip into a box of the not-even-out-yet 2010 Epix football cards from Panini America in this latest episode of Box Busters.

First Look: 2010 Topps Supreme Football

On the heels of releasing 2010 Topps Platinum Football and just days before the launch of 2010 Topps Finest Football, company officials on Friday unveiled preliminary information and images teasing 2010 Topps Supreme Football, the company’s new high-end, hit-per-pack product due out in January.

Box Busters: 2010 Topps Finest Football

The man-handling Beckett Football team mauls an early box of 2010 Topps Finest Football while discussing, of all things, Twitter, a 17-year-old shirt and 1993 Collector’s Edge John Elway Prisms. Oh, yeah, the guys also pull a few pretty sweet cards.

Box Busters Gallery: 2010 Topps Finest Football

Beckett football fanatics Dan Hitt and Tracy Hackler mauled an early box of 2010 Topps Finest Football on Friday, revealing a sparkly spectacle steeped in Refractor and Atomic Refractor printing technologies with a slightly high-end predisposition.

Preview Gallery: 2011 Topps baseball cards

Topps released even more images teasing its 2011 baseball card set on Friday afternoon as the company ramps up its offferings for its Diamond Anniversary of making baseball cards.

Preview Gallery: Upper Deck's 2009-10 The Cup hockey cards

Upper Deck is busy packing out its highest of the high-end products this weekend, 2009-10 The Cup, and the company has offered up a sneak peek at many of the autographed game-used patch cards that can be found inside each box.

First Impressions: 2010 Panini Epix Football

Boasting a plethora of downright dazzling printing technologies, Panini America’s 2010 Epix Football is sure to command a special place in the hearts of collectors who coveted the concept when it first arrived more than 13 years ago.

NFL Player of the Day returns for 11th season

The NFL Player of the Day program has gotten cool stuff into collectors hands for more than a decade now and as it starts its 11th season there’s no end in sight.