Monthly Archives: December 2010

Oh Canadadiana: ITG Celebrates being Canadian

By Andrew Tolentino | Assistant Editor On the verge of a new year, In the Game officials recently gave collectors one of many great things to look forward to in 2011. Putting it as plainly as possible, today’s newsletter explained, “In the Game celebrates being Canadian with the upcoming release of Canadiana.” Filled with Canadian […]

Box Busters: 2010 Bowman Sterling football cards

Join Beckett Media’s Dan Hitt and Andrew Tolentino as they rip into boxes of 2010 Bowman Sterling football cards from Topps in this latest episode of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2010 Topps Magic Football

Join Beckett Media’s Dan Hitt and Andrew Tolentino as they rip into a box of 2010 Topps Magic football cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: Ghost Whisperer Seasons 3-4

Beckett Media’s Chris Olds and Bryan Hornbeck as they rip into a box of Ghost Whisperer Seasons 3-4 cards from Breygent Marketing in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Topps gives everyone a title shot with next UFC set

Topps unveiled the latest offering in its UFC mixed martial arts trading card lineup on Thursday with UFC Title Shot, which will arrive in early May.

2010 Donruss Rated Rookies: All you want in one box

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor You have seen all the rookies this football season. Some of them have lived up the hype. Others you would like to forget about. Then, there were rookies who just did their job and stayed out of them media spotlight. No matter who that rookie was, there is a […]

Card Gallery: 2010 Bowman Sterling Football

By Andrew Tolentino | Assistant Editor Sometimes, the flatbed scanner just doesn’t do justice to a good-looking trading card. Yesterday we busted open two boxes of 2010 Bowman Sterling football, knowing a few things from the get go. Firstly, according to product history and on-box odds, we expected a hit-heavy ripping session with four autographs, […]

For Canadians only: National Hockey Card Day Fun

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor Canadians can rejoice on National Hockey Card Day. Upper Deck will be featuring another promotion dedicated to some of Canada’s best hockey players. On Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, Upper Deck is giving away one free pack of cards just for visiting participating hobby shops in Canada. The 16-card set […]

Nine-Year-Old Caps fan wins Upper Deck's 2011 Winter Classic Stick Kid promotion

The Winter Classic is almost here and fans are geared up for the match up between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh on New Year’s Day.

Why do you collect who you collect?

It’s a simple question with not-so-simple answers most of the time. Why do you collect who you collect?

Topps, PSA stand behind Legendary autographs

A heavily scrutinized Topps cut autograph card featuring the starting lineup of the 1927 New York Yankees is off the auction block and headed for additional examination.

And So Begins Santa's Year-Long Vacation

For years, hobby manufacturers have caught Claus on and off the job, playing football, dunking basketballs and enjoying other recreational activities. As you may have already seen in the current issue of Beckett Sport Card Monthly, these candid moments have made for an interesting array of Kringle cardboard.

Christmas means presents and basketball in New York

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor | Commentary Christmas means presents, family and friends. In the sports world, it means a lot of basketball. The NBA featured five games of some of the best teams and greatest historical rivalries in this year‘s edition. The first game began with the New York Knicks and Chicago Bulls, […]

Box Busters: 2010 TRISTAR TNA Xtreme wrestling cards

Join Beckett Media’s Chris Olds and Bryan Hornbeck as they rip into a pair of 2010 TRISTAR TNA Xtreme wrestling boxes in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2010 Limited football cards

Join Beckett Media’s Dan Hitt and Andrew Tolentino as they rip into a pair of 2010 Limited Football packs from Panini America in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2010-11 O-Pee-Chee hockey cards

Join Beckett Media’s Tim Trout and Andrew Tolentino as they rip into a box of 2010-11 O-Pee-Chee hockey cards from Upper Deck in this latest edition of Box Busters.

First look: 2011 Topps Baseball packaging

The annual Topps baseball card set is one that always gets plenty of attention and often every little detail gets examined.

2010-11 Donruss Basketball … Lots of pretty pictures

I was feeling a bit nostalgic today after looking at the 2010-11 Donruss Basketball card gallery.

Topps signs Hank Aaron to autograph deal

Topps announced on Wednesday morning that it is adding former home run champ and Hall of Famer Hank Aaron to its 2011 autograph lineup — Aaron’s first signatures for the company in five years.

Panini aims to help fans get collecting kicks at Kids Foot Locker

Panini America has teamed up with Kids Foot Locker to produce an exclusive trading card set only available at the show retailer.

Bryce Harper launches Topps' 60th Anniversary celebration in 2010 Bowman Sterling

This year’s Bowman Sterling baseball card set may have been delayed into 2011, but some might say Tuesday’s news makes it worth the wait.

Tim Tebow Media Mix Tape: 'Gator-Bronco Man'

Since Tebow has been named starting quarterback for the rest of the season, he has plenty of time to dispel doubt and rise even higher in the hobby.

Inspired by Panini’s card compilation, we proudly present “Gator-Bronco Man,” a multi-manufacturer mix tape of Beckett selected Tebow hits.

Panini offers collectors behind-the-scenes looks

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor Panini America has been offering great insight into the card production business through a series YouTube videos that show the manufacturing process and more. Most collectors just see the end product when they pick up a pack or a box of cards. They never get to see what goes […]

A look at 2010 National Treasures Football's memorabilia

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor Panini America released more than just a sneak peek today. They provided images that practically have Sirens singing in the backgrounds. They released a gallery of photos of the some of the game-used memorabilia that will become part of 2010 National Treasures Football. And the expectations will be high […]

Panini Previews New Heights: 2010-11 Pinnacle Hockey

After a 12-year snooze, the once grand hockey brand is set to awake, bright eyed and bushy tailed on March 16 in the form of 2010-11 Pinnacle Hockey. Unlike “Encino Man,” the line that was frozen in time isn’t waking up with any primitive dispositions, and it certainly won’t be found anywhere with Pauly Shore. Instead, the new and improved Panini-powered Pinnacle release will be loaded with contemporary collecting nuances and twists on its foundational features.

Carl Crawford, Adrian Gonzalez will wear new Sox on 2011 Topps baseball cards

Carl Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez — two players who will have cards topping the next Beckett Baseball Hot List — will appear in Red Sox uniforms in the 2011 Topps set, the company announced on Friday.

Beckett Select Auctions lands Legendary card

Beckett Select Auctions, the consignment auction service division of Beckett Media, has sold a few notable cards through the years for collectors who wanted a bit more security with their high-dollar transactions. This latest auction, which starts tonight, just might be one of the bigger items that Select has ever offered.

Cleveland Indians legend Bob Feller dies at 92

Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Feller, a Cleveland Indians legend known for his flaming fastball on the field and his prolific pen on the autograph circuit, died on Wednesday. He was 92.

Leaf Announces 2010 MMA Wrapper Redemption Program

For as few as 16 2010 Leaf MMA wrappers, collectors can redeem limited edition and exclusively signed cards from various fighters. Throughout the next few months, Leaf Trading Cards will reveal more specific redemption opportunities, so collectors can choose when to cash in.

Topps revives 1887 Gypsy Queen baseball for 2011 release

Topps released the basic product information for its 2011 Gypsy Queen baseball card set on Wednesday, a retro-styled release modeled after the 1887 N174 set of the same name.

It's official: Dodgers legend Sandy Koufax signs with Topps

Legendary left-hander Sandy Koufax has signed an autograph deal with Topps and will appear on cards in it 2011 products, the company announced Wednesday.

Rippin' Retail: 2010 Topps The Best of Chrome Value Box

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he opens a 2010 Topps The Best of Chrome Value Pack in this latest Rippin’ Retail video.

Favre football for sale immediately after streak ends

Brett Favre’s consecutive games started streak ended on Monday night when the long-time veteran and future Hall of Famer was inactive for the first time in 297 games.

Beckett Baseball No. 59 contest teaser

Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds gives you a sneak peek at an item you have a chance to own if you pick up an upcoming issue. Check it out.

Topps Continues to Tease Five Star Football

By Andrew Tolentino | Assistant Editor It’s like the experience of eating at a five-star restaurant, really. Encouraging collectors to savor each and every single morsel of the upcoming high-end product, Topps released a few more photos of 2010 Five Star today. In a previous post, we showed off a few Favre autographs from Topps’ […]