Monthly Archives: May 2011

Box Busters: 2011 Press Pass Legends football cards

Join Beckett Football’s Dan Hitt and Andrew Tolentino as they welcome Press Pass’ Nick Matijevich for a three-box round of Box Busters for the company’s latest product, 2011 Legends.

Pro wrestling legend Mick Foley auctions off his card collection, notable memorabilia for RAIN

These days, outside the wrestling ring, Mick Foley is anything but violent. In fact, you could use the word “charitable” to sum up his latest efforts to raise money for victims of sexual abuse.

Remember, everybody … Thursday is Sheen-co de Mayo!

Tonight will be Sheen-Co De Mayo at the ballpark — at least in Lake Elsinore, Calif. — and the bobblehead doll seen here will enter the memorabilia market.

Card shop adds another dimension to its promotions

Southbay Cards is back with one of its special promotions. The brick-and-mortar shop in Lomita, Calif., has looked for new ways to keep sports fans and collectors coming through their door.

Box Busters Preview Gallery: 2011 Press Pass Legends

By Andrew Tolentino | Football Editor Today, we had the pleasure of busting three boxes of 2011 Press Pass Legends  Football with company frontman Nick Matijevich. The Box Busters video should appear here shortly, but we managed to snag some scans for pre-show purposes. While the forthcoming talkie will tell more, the gallery below — […]

Dale Earnhardt Jr., other NASCAR drivers add U.S. military inscriptions to upcoming Press Pass set

Saying that Junior signed a little something extra with his signatures? Now that’s a keeper — and the keepers will be found in 2011 Press Pass Stealth, which will include a salute to the military when it arrives on June 1.

Beckett Baseball’s Going retro: We have questions … do you have the answers?

With the arrival of Gypsy Queen — a new retro-styled line from Topps — we’re going to take a look at retro-styled baseball card sets in our next issue of Beckett Baseball.

Topps confirms Newton and Ingram ink in 2011 brands

Topps confirms Mark Ingram and Cam Newton autographs in 2011 product releases.

Twins’ Francisco Liriano hurls first no-hitter of 2011

Minnesota Twins pitcher Francisco Liriano no-hit the White Sox Tuesday night in Chicago for the first gem of the season.

Upper Deck elaborates at the Toronto Spring Expo

Upper Deck’s fan forums at the Toronto sports card and memorabilia Expos have become known for two things – great insider, first-to-know information about upcoming products and some great rewards for loyal collectors who come and openly share their thoughts and opinions about UD’s product line.

Rookie Patch Relics added to 2011 Topps Football HTA Jumbo boxes

The previous configuration stated that HTA Jumbo boxes would include two autographs and one Relic, but has since been changed to include one Rookie Patch Relic in lieu of the solo Relic hit.

Incoming cardboard: 2011 Rookies & Stars Football

Showcasing — well — rookies and stars of course, 2011 Rookies & Stars is slated to hit shelves on July 27.

Panini unveils 2010-11 NBA Season Update

With the NBA playoffs well underway, Panini America is letting collectors know the NBA isn’t over once the summer hits.

Box Busters: 2010-11 SP Authentic Hockey

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

Box Busters: 2011 Press Pass Premium

Join Beckett Media’s Tim “3D” Trout and Andrew Tolentino as they rip into a box of 2011 Press Pass Premium in his latest edition of Box Busters.

Gretzky Rookie nabs more than $94,000

In other, less-politically-charged news from May 1, this 1979-80 Wayne Gretzky Rookie Card auction made hobby headlines yesterday.