Monthly Archives: December 2010

Topps touts piles of draft picks in forthcoming Bowman set

While we’ve already brought to you a first look at the 2010 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects checklists, Topps offered up its own take on the product that arrives this week.

Upper Deck announces Artifacts Rookie Exchange cards

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor Upper Deck is getting around to releasing the checklists for its rookie exchange programs for various products. The latest checklist to be released comes from 2010-11 NHL Artifacts with 42 different cards. All the big names are included. No one seems to be left out. Are there are any […]

Box Busters: 2010 Gridiron Gear

Join Beckett Football’s Dan Hitt and Andrew Tolentino as they rip into a box of 2010 Gridiron Gear in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2010 Topps Prime Football

Join Beckett Media’s Dan Hitt and Andrew Tolentino as they rip into boxes of 2010 Topps Prime in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2011 Press Pass

Join Beckett Media’s Tim Trout and Andrew Tolentino as they rip into a box of 2011 Press Pass NASCAR cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Naismith's Basketball Rules sell for $4 Million at auction

The Associated Press revealed today that University of Kansas alumnus David G. Booth purchased James Naismith’s 13 original basketball rules for a whopping $4 million.

First Look: 2011 Topps Tribute baseball cards

Topps released the basic product information and preview images for 2011 Topps Tribute on Friday, which means the high-end and at times controversial product returns for a third consecutive year.

Card Gallery: 2010 Topps Prime

Packaged in 10 six-card mini boxes per box, the rookie-centric football product appears pricier than it actually is. With good use of digital retouching, even the full-bleed base cards offer a little extra for the collector. Selling for a little under $100-a-box, Topps Prime delivers a decent bang for the buck, depending on who you pull.

2010-11 Certified Hockey Freshman Fabric Signature redemptions announced

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor Holding on to any of those 2010-11 Certified Hockey Freshman Fabric Signatures redemptions? Panini America released the names of the players you will be able to grab. The cards haven’t been created yet as Panini wanted to ensure they get the best names together for the redemptions. However, they […]

First look: 2010 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects checklist

We apologize for the somewhat grainy picture quality, but we did some networking and got our hands on something that many a prospector has been clamoring for … the packed out checklists for 2010 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects a bit early.

The search for "Shoeless" Joe Jackson starts next week

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor Next week, the search for “Shoeless” Joe Jackson’s cut autograph begins with the release of 2010 Leaf Sports Icons Cut Signatures. Each box will have one pack with three cards, two cut autographs and a Jackson insert. Only 340 master cases will be made and each case will be […]

Box Busters: 2010-11 Donruss Hockey

Join Beckett Hockey’s Andrew Tolentino and Tim Trout as they rip into a box of the brand new 2010-11 Donruss Hockey cards from Panini America in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Upper Deck releases 2009-10 NHL Be-A-Player rookie card exchange checklist

Upper Deck released the final checklist from the 60-card rookie exchange subset. It’s a solid checklist, which includes players such as Edmonton’s Taylor Hall and Boston’s Tylor Seguin.

Card Gallery: 2010-11 Donruss Hockey

Although our only autograph Rated Rookies redemption, we found enough fun in the box to enjoy the break. With a decent array of strong inserts, a dedicated rookie focus and well-chosen celebrity tie-ins, the $4-a-pack product has the right bells and whistles to attract non-hockey collectors. On the whole, our box break revealed a good looking set with familiar, yet compelling components.

Stoudemire cards at all-time low while his game is at its best

After last night’s New York Knicks game, the home fans chanted “MVP” for Amar’e Stoudemire. While it’s definitely premature just 22 games into the season, over the last couple of weeks, Stoudemire has been the player New York hoped to get when it signed him this offseason.

ITG Leaks a Little More About 2010-11 Heroes and Prospects

n the Game revealed that each box will contain 18 nine-card packs, featuring a 150-card base set. Comprised of Canadian and American Hockey League greats, the base cards are also backed up by beefy subsets like Heroes, International Prospects, AHL Grads, AHL Rookies, AHL Prospects, CHL Prospects and CHL rookies.

Tampa Bay Bucs rookie Gerald McCoy rips into some Panini America football cards

Join Panini America’s Tracy Hackler as he rips into a couple of NFL boxes with former Oklahoma Sooners standout Gerald McCoy … watch for the rookie’s reaction of finding a former teammate in a pack.

Topps teases Five Star football with Favre photos

Topps is slowly releasing photos from Topps Five Star, which will run upwards of $500 a box. A hobby box consists of one pack of five cards with four on-card autographs and one jumbo Relic card.

How much would you pay for Josh Hamilton's MLB-authenticated ginger ale bottle?

Among the items on the MLB.com auction block as part of Major League Baseball’s “2010: The Year in Review Auction” is an MLB-authenticated autographed ginger ale bottle.

Box Busters: 2010-11 Upper Deck Black Diamond

Join Beckett Hockey’s Tim Trout and Andrew Tolentino as they rip into a box of 2010-11 Upper Deck Black Diamond hockey cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2010 Topps Unrivaled Football

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

Box Busters: 2010 Triple Threads Football

Join Beckett Football’s Dan Hitt and Andrew Tolentino as they rip into a pair of 2010 Topps Triple Threads football card boxes in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2010 Topps Sterling

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into boxes of 2010 Topps Sterling baseball cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Panini America gives collectors unprecedented behind-the-scenes access

Panini America has started taking collectors behind the scenes through the process of how its trading cards are born into existence and, while there’s more to come, this video released on Monday morning shows you just some of what goes into your packs of cards.

Justin Bieber can't play hockey, so he did the next best thing to get on a card

Justin Bieber dreamed of being a hockey player with his own trading card when he grew up.

Former Dallas Cowboys QB, Monday Night Football Commentator Don Meredith Dies

Described as “warm and funny” by his wife, the often overlooked Cowboys quarterback offered his likeness on 149 cards (in the Beckett database), including his 1961 rookie appearance. Making his most recent cardboard appearance in 2010 Certified (memorabilia only), Meredith has been known for having a tough to get signature

Preview Gallery: 2010 Panini Gridiron Gear RG Gems autographs

Panini America released a handful of preview images to tease what’s coming in 2010 Gridiron Gear, which arrives this week with some hidden surprises.

Ron Santo news means there's a somber addition in 2010 Century Collection

The news of Ron Santo’s death on Friday at age 70 might have struck a chord with a few Chicago Cubs fans, but it also struck a chord here in Texas as he’s slated to have new autographs in a forthcoming trading card set From Panini America that will hit shops later this month.

Panini confirms Score Hot Rookies short-prints

If you have come up short in your quest to complete the 2010-11 Score Hot Rookies Signatures set, there might be a reason besides bad luck.

Chicago loses a beloved Cubbie — Ron Santo dies at 70

Ron Santo, one of the more popular players in Chicago Cubs history, has died from bladder cancer. He was 70.

To Spite a Homecoming King

Leading up to, during, and even after the game, there will be boos. In a sea of anti-James sentiment, Sprite will be spilled and spite will fill the air. If so compelled by the melodrama, card collectors are equipped with the perfect effigies to defile.

Below are four forms of cardboard defacement that could contribute to the Quicken Loans arena cleanup task tonight.

TRISTAR goes extreme with latest TNA Wrestling card set

The legendary names are in there, but this time it’s a TRISTAR TNA Wrestling card set with some edge.