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Posted on April 29, 2011 – 9:00 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail | 2011 Onyx Preferred Players Edition, autographs, Box Busters & Ripping Retail, featured, Onyx Authenticated | Comments (3)
Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into a sealed case of 2011 Onyx Authenticated Preferred Players Edition boxes in his latest edition of Box, err, Case Busters.
What will they find inside? Watch and find out …
Note: The product is available beginning on May 3.
Posted on April 29, 2011 – 4:23 pm | Author: tolentinotown
Uncategorized | 2011 NFL Draft, 2011 Prestige, 2011 Topps Gypsy Queen, 2011 TRISTAR Pursuit, Auction Action, Babe Ruth, Blaine Gabbert, Box Busters & Ripping Retail, cam newton, Clark the goalie, Football Card art, Jake Locker, Margaret Tyler, Royal Wedding, Sports Illustrated, Weekly Highlights, Weekly Roundup | Comments (0)
It’s been drafty this week
This week’s obligatory Royal Wedding post
Interview of the week
Video homework of the week
R.I.P. Jim Mandich
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Posted on April 29, 2011 – 2:28 pm | Author: tolentinotown
Football | 2011 NFL Draft, 2011 Prestige Football, cam newton, Cam Newton Carolina, featured, First Round, Gallery, Mark Ingram Saints, Von Miller | Comments (2)
By Andrew Tolentino | Football Editor
Last night, Panini America officials posted and tweeted out a few forthcoming pulls from 2011 Prestige — offering real-time updates to previously incomplete card designs. Beckett’s own Chris Olds even joined in on the fun by re-posting the realized cardboard along with his first-round analysis.
Now that round one is done, and the manufacturer has had some time to prepare a few more cards (namely NFL Draft Helmets), we thought we’d fan the flames for tonight’s riveting sequel.
After the jump is a Panini-provided hotbed of first rounders featured alongside their new mascots — so get to clickin’. Read More »
Posted on April 29, 2011 – 1:30 pm | Author: tolentinotown
Beckett Updates, Non-Sports | 2011 Royal Wedding, featured, Kate Middleton, Margaret Tyler, Prince William, QVC, Royal family collection, Royal Wedding, TIME, TIME Video, Topps, Video | Comments (0)
By Andrew Tolentino | BSCM Editor
Brought to us by the talented team at TIME video, this piece features a different breed in the collecting kingdom.
For more than 30 years apparently, Margaret Tyler has dedicated her livelihood (or a good chunk of it, at least) to collecting Royal-family-related memorabilia. This video offers us a glimpse inside her aptly-dubbed “Heritage House” — Tyler’s residence, turned museum.
Who knows? If today’s QVC debut didn’t do it, Topps can at least count on Tyler to buy its 2011 Royal Wedding card set.
Posted on April 29, 2011 – 10:55 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail | 2011 TRISTAR Pursuit, baseball cards, Box Busters & Ripping Retail, featured, TRISTAR | Comments (5)
Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into a pair of 2011 TRISTAR Pursuit baseball boxes in this latest edition of Box Busters.
Posted on April 29, 2011 – 10:30 am | Author: chrisolds
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Football | 2011 SAGE Autographed, cam newton, featured, football cards, Mark Ingram, nfl, NFL draft, SAGE | Comments (1)
Join Beckett Football’s Andrew Tolentino and Dan Hitt as they rip into a box of 2011 SAGE Autographed Football in this latest edition of Box Busters.
What will they find inside besides an autograph in every pack? Watch and find out …
Posted on April 29, 2011 – 9:22 am | Author: tolentinotown
Football | 2011 NFL Draft, 2011 Platinum, 2011 Topps Platinum Football, featured, Gold Refractors, Green Refractors, Rookie Cards, White Refractors | Comments (2)
On the cusp of last night’s draft drama, Topps unveiled its elemental-appreciation product — 2011 Topps Football — to the collecting world.
Following the company’s summer ramp-up, Platinum will hit shelves in early September with newfound rookie clout and fresh product features. Brand-spankin’-new brand components include: on-card rookie autograph cards, rookie Supreme-Sized patch cards, rookie autograph jumbo patch Refractor cards and Platinum die-cut cards.
Vexing Hexagraph autograph Rookie Cards — limited to 10, showcasing six newcomer signatures — are sure to add some double-sided allure to this year’s release.
Each box of 2011 Platinum promises three hits and a per-pack perk: two on-card rookie Refractor autographs, one Refractor patch autograph and one Refractor Rookie Card in each pack.
The box, by the numbers
Go beyond the break for more details and visual stimulation. Read More »
Posted on April 28, 2011 – 6:21 pm | Author: chrisolds
Football | Alabama football, cam newton, football cards, NFL draft, Panini America, Von Miller | Comments (2)
Note: This was written pick-by-pick during the first round of the NFL Draft on Thursday night.
By Chris Olds | BSCM Editor | Commentary
Want a first look at NFL Draft picks’ first pro cards in real time within minutes of their names being called at the podium? Panini America is coughing them up right now … and all of these cards will be printed and in collectors hands by May 18.
Here’s the first, above, in No. 1 pick Cam Newton the 2010 Heisman winner and controversial Auburn quarterback.
Now my hard-hitting analysis: Pay cut at the No. 1 spot, right?
See more after the jump — and get hard-hitting analysis from an armchair quarterback who watches more baseball than football, too.
Posted on April 28, 2011 – 3:40 pm | Author: tolentinotown
Football | 2011 NFL Draft, 2011 Sage Autographed Football, 2011 Sage Football, Christian Ponder, featured, Jake Locker, Von Miller | Comments (0)
Sure, the card above stole the show in our box of 2011 Sage Autographed Football. The scan might even render our currently rendering Box Busters video anticlimactic, but it’s draft day, for Pete’s sake.
Delivering as promised, the product yielded a total of 14 autographs — penmanship from promising picks like Jake Locker, Von Miller and many others. After all was said and done on camera this afternoon, we pulled 42 cards from the signature-centric box, laying eyes upon some of the game’s future phenoms (and inevitable flops).
As we wait for our video to process and for tonight’s first round to unfold, we thought the following gallery would be an appropriate prelude.
Surely, the top prospects will be better dressed this evening. Read More »
Posted on April 28, 2011 – 10:59 am | Author: tolentinotown
Hockey | 2010-11 Playoff Contenders, 2010-11 Playoff Contenders Hockey, featured, Jeff Skinner Rookie Ticket, Jordan Eberle, Playoff Contenders release date, Rookie Ticket, Sandwiches | Comments (1)
By Andrew Tolentino | Hockey Editor
Last week, Panini America gave us a glance at the goalie-geared Leather Larceny inserts in 2010-11 Playoff Contenders. Today, the sandwich-named (it’s lunch time in Texas) manufacturer revealed a few of the most-chased charms in the forthcoming product.
Below is a veritable rookie lookie loo, featuring 12 autographed Rookie Tickets waiting to be packed out and pulled on May 18, when Contenders hits shelves.