Monthly Archives: February 2011

New York couple wins engagement ring from Topps

Topps’ 60th Anniversary celebration Diamond Dig took place Monday morning in Grand Central station in New York City with Stanley Brode and Jessalyn Maguire taking home the $10,000 ring.

Super Bowl superstar Little Darth Vader needs a Topps trading card, Hasbro action figure

The Super Bowl has come and gone, and there’s clearly been one star (who doesn’t wear green and yellow) getting a lot of attention — and he doesn’t even have a single piece of memorabilia for the masses.

First look: 2010-11 Panini Gold Standard Basketball

Panini America unveiled its latest basketball card line on Monday, a product that it clearly believes will set a new standard in sports cards.

ITG launches second baseball sheet charity auction

The second uncut sheet auction of autographed baseball cards from In The Game’s forthcoming Heroes and Prospects Hits set has hit eBay.

NHL Announcers Trumpeted in 2010-11 Crown Royale

By Andrew Tolentino | Assistant Editor Recognized for their unique trumpeting abilities, a handful of legendary ice narrators will be robed in the forthcoming Crown Royale hockey kingdom. While Panini’s 2010-11 Crown Royale Hockey will feature key characters from the NHL tale, 15 live-action story tellers are joining the regal ranks in the Voices of […]

Boston’s Ray Allen breaks 3-point record

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor Ray Allen is the new 3-point king in the NBA. The Boston Celtics guard hit his record-breaking 3-pointer with 1 minute, 48 seconds left in the first quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night. Allen broke Reggie Miller’s record of 2,560 made treys. Allen’s first 3-pointer came […]

Box Busters: 2011 Topps baseball cards

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into a box of 2011 Topps baseball cards in this latest episode of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2010-11 SPx & Hockey Card Day Teaser

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

Box Busters: 2011 Topps UFC Knockout

Join Beckett Media’s Chris Olds and Bryan Hornbeck as they rip into a box of 2011 Topps UFC Knockout cards in this latest episode of Box Busters.

Watch a Bear Bryant Houndstooth become a card

Panini America has created the first memorabilia card of legendary Alabama football coach Paul “Bear” Bryant.

Now that’s a cool 2011 Topps sketch card

The arrival of a new season of Topps baseball cards can mean many things to many people but it also means the arrival of new Sketch Cards.

Upper Deck offers Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan autographs in World of Sports box-top contest

Upper Deck’s new World of Sport set offers some of the biggest names in several sports, but the two autographs up for grabs in a contest tied to the product are perhaps as big as it gets.

College coaches share spotlight in new set

By Chris Olds | Editor In the college ranks, there’s typically one man who stands above the rest. The head coach. While countless coaching legends have appeared on cards through the years, it’s in Collegiate Licensing Company-approved and draft pick products where the legends are often found. The likes of Bobby Knight, John Wooden, Bobby […]

Upper Deck Pack Attacks Invade New England

Upper Deck and Sports Images have teamed up to bring an expansive Pack Attack event to the New England area this month.

Topps Releases Super Bowl XLV Champions Packers Set

Celebrating the Packers’ Super Bowl XLV victory on cardboard, a limited 27-card set is available for sale on Shoptopps.com. Cheeseheads far and wide can expect the commemorative blister pack to ship on the week of Feb. 28.

Preview Gallery: 2010 Playoff Contenders Rookie Ticket Autographs

By Andrew Tolentino | Assistant Editor The Packers have been crowned kings of the league and Super Bowl XLV is over and done with. While the confetti at Cowboys Stadium marked the end of another season, collectors can certainly fill that football void with the ever-expanding hobby offering. Officially scheduled to release next Wednesday, Panini’s […]

Blake Griffin 1/1 could be yours … for $32,000

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor We’ve looked at Blake Griffin’s cards before on the blog. We asked which of his rookie cards would you like to own. But if you could own any of his cards – rookie card logo rules withheld – would this card be it? Griffin’s 2009-2010 National Treasures Logoman auto […]

One Retail Pack (Dallas Ice Apocalypse / Snow-mageddon Version)

With temperatures finally reaching the 30s and some direct sun, the winter storm that tried to stop Super Bowl XLV is finally melting. Remedying a case of cabin fever yesterday, I managed to drive over to a nearby retail establishment to pick up some necessities (and a pack of 2010 Topps Prime Football, of course).

I saved the pack for this morning’s video, as seen below:

Sights and Sounds at the NFL Experience

By Andrew Tolentino |  Assistant Editor As mentioned in the previous post, I countered a case of cabin fever by heading over to the Super Bowl XLV NFL Experience in downtown Dallas. Below is a video, featuring some of the sights and sounds from my stroll around the event.

Photo Gallery: Inside the NFL Experience

Braving the second evening of a three-day North Texas ice apocalypse, I put on my warmest clothes and ventured to the Dallas Convention Center for the Super Bowl XLV NFL Experience.

First look: 2011 Bowman Platinum baseball cards

The 2011 Bowman Platinum release will mark a high-end (Chrome) arrival of Bryce Harper autographs as the 18-year-old No. 1 overall pick is slated to have a Chrome Refractor Prospect card.

Topps ups stakes with 2011 Pro Debut MiLB cards

Topps’ second year of producing officially licensed minor-league baseball cards will start off with a little something extra — four hits in every box of 2011 Pro Debut.

Box Busters Preview Gallery: 2011 Topps Baseball

Here’s a look at 2011 Topps Baseball.

Will your eyes see the twinkle in 2011 Topps Baseball? (Updated)

The most notable previously unannounced finds in 2011 Topps are cards that have the twinkle or sparkle of a diamond digitally placed into the photograph of the card.

PSA/DNA to authenticate Super Bowl game balls

Each and every game ball used in Super Bowl XLV on Sunday will be tagged with invisible ink to authenticate it as being authentically used in game-play, announced the authenticator, PSA/DNA, on Tuesday.

ITG auctions uncut sheets for charity

The first of three In The Game uncut sheet auctions is under way.

NBA's Starting Five promotion starts today

By Chris Olds | Editor The NBA‘s long-running Starting Five promotion — one that gets exclusive stuff into the hands of collectors just for visiting hobby shops and buying cards — starts today. In its fourth season, the program is once again led by NBA exclusive card licensee Panini America, which has produced the special […]

New Beckett.com data migration under way

Dear Beckett User, As many of you know, we have had our dose of Murphy’s Law in the last week.  We suffered a severe network outage at our old host provider.  That was fun.  In addition, Dallas is under a few inches of ice, sleet and snow, which has our office closed. We expected to […]