Monthly Archives: November 2010

"D" is for "Rookie!" The 2010 Donruss Rated Rookie Boxed Set

Carefully avoiding a Gap-esque logo change fiasco, the folks over at Panini America are keepin’ it real by using the iconic Donruss “D” in a few future releases. Soon to reappear in 2010-11 Donruss Hockey and 2010-11 Donruss Basketball, the beloved letter will also land on the recently trumpeted 2010 Donruss Football Rated Rookie Boxed Set.

Rippin' Retail: 2010 World's Greatest Card Chase Baseball

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into a repack box of 2010 World’s Greatest Card Chase baseball in this latest Rippin’ Retail video.

Vic(k)tory for the Hobby?

After last night’s stunning six-touchdown performance in the face of a $78 million Donovan McNabb, Michael Vick is becoming a serious comeback case. Reaffirming fortitude on the field, he might be on the verge of rebuilding his hobby following.

Card gallery: 2010 Topps Update You Sketched It! cards

You might not have noticed them buried deep in the sea of odds on wrappers of 2010 Topps Update baseball cards, but the set includes the first collector-created Sketch Cards ever released into a pack.

Rippin' Retail: Basketball value box

Join Beckett Media’s Chris Olds as he rips into a repackage box of random basketball card packs as found at a retail store in this Rippin’ Retail video.

Buster Posey: NL Rookie of the Year & BSCM cover star

The Baseball Writers Association of America selected San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey as the 2010 National League Rookie of the Year on Monday.

Bryce Harper's first game-used jersey as pro hits auction block

Bryce Harper’s first jersey worn in a game as a professional — a Nationals home jersey from his Arizona Fall League debut on Oct. 20 — has hit the auction block at MLB.com and already is commanding attention.

In The Game teases collectors with photos from its first baseball product

In August, In The Game announced it was putting together its first baseball card set.

Southern California family completes 1,170 monster Michael Jordan set

Josh Rosen has always loved Michael Jordan – even though he never saw him play.

One Pack of Retail

000000By Andrew Tolentino | Assistant Editor While running weekend errands, I made my way to the slightly hidden, yet decently inclusive trading card section at a major retail store. It wasn’t exactly on my list of necessities, but a single $2.99 pack of 2010 Panini Threads Football made its way across the scanner and into […]

Panini Gallery: 2010-11 Rookies & Stars Basketball

000000 By Susan Lulgjuraj|Contributing Editor Panini America is getting geared up for its releases next week. In the basketball realm, 2010-11 Rookies & Stars is set to hit shelves on Wednesday. Panini decided to whet collectors’ appetites today when it released this extensive gallery. A 24-pack box of 2010-11 Panini Rookies & Stars comes with […]

Retro Rippin' — 1994 Signature Rookies Draft Picks Baseball

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into the first of two cheap 1994 Signature Rookies Draft Picks baseball cards, which have an autograph in every pack.

Father and son win trip to 2011 NHL Winter Classic from Upper Deck

000000 By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor In just 24 hours after Upper Deck announced the “Collect the Set & Win” hockey contest, the company already found a winner. That didn’t take long at all. As soon as Jim and AJ Ramsay heard about the promotion, they set out to win the top prize of […]

Box Busters: 2010 Bowman Chrome baseball cards

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into a box of 2010 Bowman Chrome Baseball in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Will you take the $10 Card Shop Challenge?

Should you choose to accept this mission, you will add something new to your collection — and maybe something more as I’m going to cough something up for the entry that you guys find to be the most interesting or impressive entry of the bunch.

A speechless box break

Technical difficulties derailed the Box Busters video for 2010 Bowman Chrome from appearing here on Thursday evening but that didn’t stop Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds from ripping his own hobby box he landed at Nick’s Sports Cards in Dallas.

Cardboard and Beyond: Who are you Honoring on Veterans Day?

000000 By Andrew Tolentino | Assistant Editor Instead of heading straight home after work today, I plan on taking a northbound trek to pay Veterans Day respects to my grandfather. Thanks to a spirit that can’t quit, all-around toughness and an equally gritty grandmother who vehemently monitors his medication and diet, my grandfather, aka “Chief,” […]

Upper Deck to Reward 20th Anniversary Set Builders

While fine China is the traditional 20th anniversary gift, Upper Deck is celebrating its 20-year-long tenure with NHL trading cards by sending one lucky collector (and a guest of his / her choosing) to the 2011 NHL Winter Classic at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh on New Year’s Day. The first person to complete the 20th Anniversary variation set found in 2010-11 NHL Upper Deck Series One will win a trip for two to watch modern marvels of the ice collide as Ovechkin and the Capitals take on Crosby and the Penguins. With such a priceless payoff, this feat , is of course, easier said than done.

Godzilla ain't got nothing on this auction — at least in my mind

Among the hidden gems in the latest Hunt Auctions catalog is a Jack Elliot model Louisville Slugger signed by someone else — and it’s part of the collection of personal memorabilia from former big-leaguer Vada Pinson, who died in 1995.

Auction Watch: Signed game-issued 2010 All-Star jerseys hit block for charity

A second complete set of 2010 MLB All-Star Workout Day/Home Run Derby jerseys — each signed by the player it was issued to — is available on the auction block through Hunt Auctions and all 80 jerseys will be sold on Saturday during the company’s Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory Auction in Louisville, Ky.

Teaser gallery: 2011 Topps Pro Debut Series 1 minor league baseball cards (with poll)

Topps unveiled a selection of preview images for its second year of manufacturing Minor League Baseball cards on Tuesday — 2011 Topps Pro Debut.

Buster Posey's memorable rookie season leads to surge in card prices & added interest in his autographs

In his first full season behind the plate, the San Francisco Giants catcher was part of a world championship team. Come Monday, Buster Posey could be named the National League Rookie of the Year.

Collecting Coach Garrett

With only 33 Jason Garrett cards in the Beckett database, the recently appointed Cowboys interim head coach has never held the matches for a hobby fire. Even with his new title, he isn’t carrying collecting kerosene. His limited modicum of memorabilia, however, is something to keep an eye on as he is tested in his new role.

Steiner Sports offers unique items in company's first catalogue auction

000000 By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor Imagine sitting in a seat from the original Yankee Stadium while watching a baseball game in the comforts of your own home. You can think about everything that seat witnessed as it was part of a history that spans back into the 1920s. No, not one of those […]

Rippin' Retail: 2010 Bowman Chrome Baseball blasters vs. value packs

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he busts into a 2010 Bowman Chrome Blaster Box and two Value Packs of the same in this latest Rippin’ Retail video.

Topps unveils Bowman Chrome wrapper redemption; admits USA Buyback error

Topps announced on Monday a wrapper redemption program for buyers of 2010 Bowman Chrome as well as admitted that one set of high-demand buyback autograph sets slated for the product — which includes Bryce Harper — didn’t make pack-out and will be part of the hobby-only redemption program.

First look: Panini's 2010-11 Playoff Contenders Basketball

000000 By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor Playoff Contenders Basketball is getting an upgrade. Panini America is changing the product to Playoff Contenders Patches Basketball. The 2010-11 installment is set to be released in February. So, what the big change and why did they add a word to the title? Each product will still have […]

JoePa on top by himself; Reaches exclusive 400-win mark

000000 By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor Penn State coaching legend Joe Paterno reached 400 career wins today in dramatic fashion. The Nittany Lions came back from a 21-point deficit to beat Northwestern 35-21 on Saturday at Beaver Stadium. Paterno became the first major Division I coach to hit the 400-win plateau. Two offensive lineman […]

Box Busters: 2010-11 Score Hockey

Join Beckett Hockey’s Tim Trout and Andrew Tolentino as they rip into a box of 2010-11 Score Hockey in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Panini America readies first Ernie Davis memorabilia card

Panini America is set to produce the first memorabilia card of former Syracuse star and Cleveland Browns legend Ernie Davis.

Box Busters: 2010 Topps Update baseball cards

Join Beckett Baseball’s dynamic duo of Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into a box of 2010 Topps Update baseball cards in this latest episode of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2010 Ultimate Collection Basketball

Join Beckett Media’s Chris Olds and Rob Springs as they rip into four packs of 2010 Ultimate Collection basketball cards from Upper Deck in this latest episode of Box Busters.

Rippin' Retail: Random retail packs

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he busts into a few random packs of football, basketball and wrestling cards picked up at a retail store.

Box Busters: 2010 Panini Crown Royale football cards

Join Beckett Media’s Andrew Tolentino and Dan Hitt as they rip into a pair of 2010 Panini Crown Royale football cards in this latest episode of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2010-11 Panini Limited basketball cards

Join Beckett Media’s Chris Olds and Rob Springs as they rip into boxes of 2010-11 Panini Limited basketball cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.