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Posted on September 21, 2010 – 2:56 pm | Author: chrisolds
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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 Bon Jovi.
– Dori Gronich, for her three-dimensional dragon baseball collage, which featured the baseball as Earth complete with cotton ball clouds (one of few entries that added to the baseball itself)
– Arnulfo Luna, for his Nolan Ryan Express baseball, which had a drawing across the entire sweet spot and a full panel of the ball.
Each of them will receive an artball — randomly selected and already mailed — from the TRISTAR World Treasures product. Check out each of their baseballs in a mini gallery after the jump.
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Posted on September 21, 2010 – 2:40 pm | Author: chrisolds
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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.
What will they find inside? Watch and find out …
Posted on September 21, 2010 – 10:40 am | Author: chrisolds
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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.
Conveniently located near Times Square, the office is located at 135 W. 50th Street on the 14th floor. The office accepts submissions by appointment only, but those who use the office for submissions receive free shipping and insurance on all submissions, which are then sent to Dallas for grading.
For more information, or to schedule an appointment, contact BGS Regional Sales Manager Charles Stabile via phone at 212-375-6760, fax at 212-375-6738 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As always, grading information and regularly occurring offers can be found at www.beckett.com/grading
Posted on September 20, 2010 – 5:49 pm | Author: chrisolds
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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.
But what was included in its 200-card checklist is a deep crop of baseball prospects, many of whom signed autographs for what could be the company’s final Collegiate Licensing Company product for some time. Its deal with the CLC for non-football products has expired making way for Upper Deck‘s CLC exclusive to begin this fall.
The set will include more than 100 signers — a good number of them signing on-card — as well as a Pamela Anderson Pepperdine autograph, limited to just 35 copies.
The on-card autograph checklist consists of 33 players, while the rest signed stickers for inclusion in the product.
See the checklist and additional images after the jump.
Posted on September 20, 2010 – 5:32 pm | Author: hackler
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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 will be numbered to 330 or less.
2010 Gridiron Gear will mark the sixth consecutive installment of the product known in recent years for picking up the pioneering Rookie Hidden Gems Autographs pull-out swatch concept that first appeared in 2001 Playoff Honors. The idea is still coveted all these years later. The product also includes the tried-and-true Plates and Patches prime-patch jersey insert (numbered to 100 or less), NFL Gridiron Signatures featuring “on-field” autographs of retired and current NFL stars (numbered to 50 or less).
And perhaps it’s just my blatant Tim Tebow bias on display, but that Rookie Orientation design is quite attractive — you know, as far as card aesthetics go.
Posted on September 20, 2010 – 4:46 pm | Author: chrisolds
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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.
Posted on September 20, 2010 – 4:16 pm | Author: hackler
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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.
He’s off to a roaring start in the NFL with consecutive scintillating performances in narrow losses to the Chicago Bears and Philadelphia Eagles. If the former Cal Bear burner keeps this up, he’ll have Offensive Rookie of the Year honors wrapped up by Week 6; heck, at this pace, he’ll have MVP honors all but clinched by then, too.
In two short weeks, Best has separated himself from 2010 rookie classmates such as C.J. Spiller, Ryan Mathews, Sam Bradford and Tim Tebow on the field; as a result, he’s also swiftly catching up with them in the hobby.
In this exclusive interview, Best discusses his collecting cousins, seeing himself on a football card for the first time and just what he thinks about what Ndamukong Suh thinks about him.
What does having your own NFL trading card mean to you?
“It means a lot. It definitely means that somewhere some fans care about me and, as far as I’m concerned, that’s who I’m playing for; so it means a lot to me.”
Posted on September 20, 2010 – 10:57 am | Author: chrisolds
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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.
What will they find inside?
Watch and find out …
Posted on September 18, 2010 – 1:15 am | Author: hackler
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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.
Supreme promises one “low-numbered autograph, autograph relic or relic card” in every four-card pack/box. According to the product’s promotional materials, each 16-pack case of Topps Supreme will yield three Autograph Relics, two autographed Rookie Cards, one single autograph, one multi-player autograph, an additional autograph from that lineup and eight memorabilia cards.
As you might imagine, Supreme features a savory ensemble of tantalizing book cards highlighted by three unique Eight Autograph cards numbered to 5. Other book cards are used for Autographed Six-Piece Relics (numbered to 25 with a 1/1 Patch version), Autographed Double Jumbo Relics (numbered to 10 with a 1/1 Patch parallel) and Eight Piece Relics (numbered to 25 with Patch and Blue parallels numbered to 1 and 10, respectively).
Posted on September 17, 2010 – 11:47 pm | Author: hackler
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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.