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Posted on January 27, 2011 – 1:10 pm | Author: chrisolds
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By Chris Olds | Editor
Topps‘ 60th anniversary ring (the quick image here does it no justice) features 50 gems and will only be owned by a select few.
How rare will they be? Topps’ order has not been finalized — one could speculate perhaps 60 rings? Maybe more, maybe less …
What’s it worth? We’ll let the market take care of that when they arrive.
But what we do know is this:
– One Beckett Baseball reader will own the ring seen here. (Details to come in upcoming issues.)
– Ten randomly selected hobby shops will receive a ring as part of their Diamond Anniversary Kit to promote the product in stores.
– The remainder of the rings will be given away as part of the Diamond Anniversary program’s online codes found beginning in 2011 Topps Series 1 — the company’s anniversary product — that arrives soon. Code cards are found one in every four packs.
Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an e-mail to him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.
Posted on January 27, 2011 – 12:44 pm | Author: chrisolds
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Late Wednesday afternoon, Beckett.com experienced a major server failure at our old server facility. We have pooled all available resources to work on this issue, and hope to update you on our progress real soon.
Our new site is scheduled to launch on Monday, Jan.31, and we are working to have the old site restored as soon as possible. We thank you for your understanding as we work through this issue.
Posted on January 26, 2011 – 8:12 pm | Author: chrisolds
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Box Busters: Plates & Patches
Join Beckett Football’s Dan Hitt and Andrew Tolentino as they rip into a pair of 2010 Panini Plates & Patches football boxes from Panini America in this latest edition of Box Busters.
What will they find inside? Watch and find out …
Posted on January 26, 2011 – 8:08 pm | Author: chrisolds
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Join Beckett Football’s Dan Hitt and Andrew Tolentino as they open a pair of 2010 Topps Supreme football card boxes in this latest edition of Box Busters.
What’s inside? Watch and find out …
Posted on January 26, 2011 – 7:28 pm | Author: tolentinotown
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By Andrew Tolentino | Assistant Editor
Following yesterday’s wrapper redemption announcement Panini revealed two more enticing details in its 2011 NHL All-Star campaign.
Adding to the wrapper redemption base set gallery, Panini officials will be on site in Raleigh, N.C. to hand out 1/1 cards (after the jump) to various Box Wars winners.
The last All-Star leak of the day confirmed the three rookie standouts who will be playing Panini NHL Adrenalyn and signing — free, in limited quantities — at the manufacturer’s booth this Saturday. Read More »
Posted on January 26, 2011 – 2:31 pm | Author: chrisolds
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Join Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds as he opens a pretty special box from Topps that contains something that just might be yours soon.
Posted on January 26, 2011 – 12:17 pm | Author: chrisolds
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A heavily scrutinized Topps baseball card featuring the autographs of nine members of the 1927 New York Yankees has been judged to be authentic, according to more than one authentication company, and will return to the auction block on Thursday.
However, the card’s examination wasn’t without a new caveat not previously mentioned publicly as the autograph of Lou Gehrig appears to have been painted around to obscure lesser signatures near it — making it more visually appealing — according to James Spence Jr. of James Spence Authentication.
How rare is this kind of alteration?
“More often than a flat item, multi-signed baseballs are often painted over to give the illusion that they appear as single-signed,” Spence said Thursday. “A company in California specializes in this type of craft.”
This aspect is noted on the Spence Letter of Authenticity, which will be included with the card when it is sold by Beckett Select Auctions , the consignment auction service division of Beckett Media. The auction will launch Thursday with an opening bid of $20,000. The auction will close on on Super Bowl Sunday following the game here in Dallas.
The 2010 Topps Tribute Legendary Lineup Cuts card features the signatures of Earle Combs, Mark Koenig, Babe Ruth, Gehrig, Bob Meusel, Tony Lazzeri, Joe Dugan, Pat Collins and Waite Hoyt – all on one booklet.
A redemption for the card was found by a collector in Missouri, who opted to sell the card through Beckett Select. The auction briefly ran in December with a starting bid of $20,000. However, Select ended the auction early as a precaution when it received multiple questions about the authenticity of the Ruth and Gehrig signatures.
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Posted on January 25, 2011 – 10:58 pm | Author: tolentinotown
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Earlier today, Panini America revealed a list of 72 short-printed signatures from the 100-card 2010 Donruss Rated Rookie set. At only $19.99 per box, the complete set and an autograph with a 72 percent chance of being limited to 500 or less is a tough bargain to beat.
Below is a list of all short-printed signers and their respective card numbers in the recently released Panini product. Read More »
Posted on January 25, 2011 – 7:50 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
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By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor
Raleigh, N.C., will be the place to be this weekend for hockey fans and hockey card collectors.
Upper Deck released its plans of the 2011 NHL All-Star Fan Fair and now Panini America’s plans are out for all to see.
One of the biggest ways card company’s give away items at these types of events is through wrapper redemption programs. It gets the customer to buy product in order to receive exclusive cards.
Panini’s redemption program highlights 1990-91 Score Hockey.
For every three packs of 2010-11 Panini NHL hobby packs a customer opens at the Panini booth, they will receive a two-card pack.
The set commemorating Score Hockey will have seven cards limited to 500 copies, but there are opportunities to get some great hits in each pack. Along with special inserts, collectors have the chance to find Rookie NHL patch autographs and other autos from players such as Sidney Crosby, Taylor Hall and Steve Yzerman.
See a gallery of the cards after the jump.
Posted on January 25, 2011 – 5:04 pm | Author: chrisolds
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Join the Beckett Baseball crew of Brian Fleischer and Chris Olds as they rip into a pair of 2010 Bowman Sterling baseball cards from Topps in this latest edition of Box Busters.