Monthly Archives: May 2011

First look: 2011 Topps Heritage Minor League Baseball

Topps unveiled the basic product information and preview images for a new Minor League Baseball line on Tuesday afternoon, 2011 Topps Heritage Minor League Edition, which will arrive in mid-September with three very notable inclusions.

Upcoming Goodwin Champions baseball set includes paintings, presidents … and even more bugs

We’re in the heart of the baseball season, so Upper Deck is right in the thick of its baseball release calendar as well.

Danica Patrick’s car, diecast will honor 9-11 victims

Danica Patrick’s No. 7 Chevy will sport nearly 3,000 stars on its black paint scheme for a Sept. 9 NASCAR race, according to images released Tuesday by Lionel NASCAR Collectables.

Latest non-sport set from Leaf packs pop, unfortunate circumstance and more …

No matter what you think of Hollywood, there will be plenty to think about when 2011 Leaf Pop Century arrives this week.

Tim Tebow — as a Gator — hits toy stores in June

Tim Tebow’s days as a quarterback for the Florida Gators are over, but there will be another way to see him in that uniform besides DVDs and YouTube clips starting next month.

Report: Michael Eisner may be shopping Topps

A “Heard on the Street” item published by the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday suggests that Michael Eisner may be looking to sell Topps, the longest-running manufacturer of baseball cards.

Press Pass readies National Sports Collectors Convention promo cards

The National Sports Collectors Convention is little over two months away but that hasn’t stopped Press Pass from unveiling its promo card plans for the annual event.

WNBA all-time blocks leader Margo Dydek dies at 37

Former WNBA player Margo Dydek died on Friday after being placed in a medically induced coma after suffering a heart attack last week.

Weekly Highlights (May 23 – May 27)

Beckett.com’s weekly highlights from May 23 – May 27.

First look: 2011 Topps Prime Football

On the eve of Memorial Day weekend, Topps released details describing its upcoming 2011 Prime football brand.

First look: 2011 Topps Update baseball cards

The baseball season isn’t even at its midpoint — and Topps Series 2 hasn’t yet arrived — but that means one thing with new product news.

Your Turn (Beckett Baseball No. 65) — Who is the player you are prospecting right now?

Who is the player you are prospecting right now (BASEBALL ONLY)?

Redemptions ready in 2011 Press Pass Legends Football

Following a previous announcement regarding the readiness of a few redemptions in 2011 Legends, Press Pass confirmed today that all outstanding autographs have now been signed and returned by the players in question.

Meet the ‘New Breed’ in 2011 Donruss Elite Football

A slideshow of New Breed inserts in 2011 Donruss Elite football by Panini America

Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts Baseball arrives in June with no redemptions

Upper Deck isn’t out of the baseball market yet. The company teased SP Legendary Cuts Baseball on Wednesday with a product that featured more than just baseball players.

Keith Olbermann revives bit of baseball card trivia on new autograph cards from Topps

Keith Olbermann is known for a few things in the political and sports arenas but one of his newest baseball cards revisits a bit of cardboard trivia from his past.

Box Busters: 2011 Prestige Football

Join Beckett Football’s Andrew Tolentino and Dan Hitt as they rip into a pair of 2011 Prestige football boxes from Panini America in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters Preview Gallery: 2011 Prestige Football

A preview gallery for 2011 Prestige Football.

Upper Deck combines manufactured letters with plastic autos in upcoming basketball release

Upper Deck is taking one part UD Glass and one part past letterman releases and meshing them together in its next basketball product with one name that’s pretty big in the basketball card world.

NFL PLAYERS President Keith Gordon Discusses Rookie Premiere with Panini America

Panini America interviews NFL PLAYERS President Keith Gordon.

“Macho Man” Randy Savage, err Randy Poffo, may not have had a baseball card but … I found something else

I hit the Buy It Now button, knowing full well that I could be quite disappointed in an inexpensive but trivial purchase — but I wanted a piece of Poffo, the baseball player, to go with my 1994 Action Packed Macho Man autograph.

First look: 2011 Topps Marquee baseball cards

Topps unveiled a new baseball card line on Tuesday, a product that will include an autograph or Relic in every pack, as well as include the return of Joltin’ Joe DiMaggio to Topps when it arrives in late August.

Sneak peek: 2011 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball Highlight Sketches

By Chris Olds | Baseball Editor This year’s Allen & Ginter baseball card set from Topps doesn’t arrive for about two more months, but we’ve got a new tease of what you’ll find inside the packs thanks to sports artist Dave Hobrecht. As you might have seen in The Art Issue of Beckett Sports Card […]

Beckett Football NFL PLAYERS Rookie Premiere Q&A: Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton

Beckett Football’s Jon Gold was in Los Angeles for the NFL PLAYERS Rookie Premiere this weekend where he caught up with more than a few first-timers as they signed autographs and posed for photos in their new threads all in the name of football cards.

Box Busters: 2011 James Bond Mission Logs

Join Beckett Media’s Andrew Tolentino and Bryan Hornbeck as they rip into a box of 2011 James Bond Mission Logs trading cards from Rittenhouse Archives in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2011 The Tudors Seasons 1-3

Join Beckett Media’s Andrew Tolentino and Bryan Hornbeck as they rip into a set of 2011 The Tudors cards from Breygent Marketing in this latest episode of Box Busters.

Oh my, oh me, 2011-12 O-Pee-Chee

Details for 2011-12 O-Pee-Chee Hockey.

Undertaker headlines this year’s WrestleMania autograph plaque lineup from WWE

WrestleMania’s arrival on DVD also marks the arrival of autographed Mania-used memorabilia plaques — aka one of those rare chances to own an autograph from the man who has never lost in 19 matches at the WWE’s premiere event.

Rookie Premiere means first look at players in their NFL unis, autographs & more

We’ll have plenty more from this year’s NFL PLAYERS Rookie Premiere that’s winding down today in Los Angeles in the next issue of Beckett Football but we’re not going to make you wait that long.

Box Busters: 2010-11 Playoff Contenders hockey

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

Weekly Highlights (May 16 – May 20)

Beckett.com’s weekly highlights from May 16 – May 20.

First look: 2011 Topps Finest baseball cards

Topps revealed the basic product information and preview images for its 2011 Topps Finest baseball card set on Friday and there’s one notable thing missing — the manufactured letter patch autographs.

Randy “Macho Man” Savage dies at age 58

Randy “Macho Man” Savage appears on 103 different cards as a wrestler. He has two certified autographs — a 1994 Action Packed autographed promo card limited to just 500 copies and a card in the 1999Topps WCW/nWo wrestling set, which typically sells for $150 or less.

Next wave of McFarlane baseball figures includes Posey, Heyward debuts

By Chris Olds | Baseball Editor The 28th series of McFarlane Toys‘ MLB SportsPicks figures arrives next month with several first-time figures and a few veterans with their new teams. Oh, and more than a few members of the Boston Red Sox. Among the first-timers with figures are Atlanta Braves slugger Jason Heyward, reigning NL […]

Apocalypse tomorrow? Which card will you take to the fallout shelter?

Which card would you protect from total destruction?