Monthly Archives: June 2011

Box Busters: 2011 SP Legendary Cuts baseball cards

Join Beckett Baseball’s Brian Fleischer and Chris Olds as they rip into four boxes of 2011 SP Legendary Cuts baseball cards from Upper Deck in this latest episode of Box Busters.

Panini readies Dallas Mavericks NBA champions set

And now comes the championship boxed set from Panini America, the exclusive licensee of the NBA.

One Shaq fan can own a signed pack of Oreos

The Amusing Retiree, Shaquille O’Neal, has been one to watch on Twitter for some time now, but one of his latest tweets just might be one that has a SuperCollector or two (have you entered your collection?) licking their chops.

MLB stars design their own shirts for baseball fans

After two months of talking, designing and meetings, fans have an opportunity to own clothing designed by some of baseball’s biggest stars.

Would Justin Verlander’s second no-no of season have ignited interest in his baseball cards?

Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander flirted with throwing his second no-hitter of the season Tuesday night against the Cleveland Indians, blanking his AL Central rivals before giving up a hit in the eighth and recording the win in a 4-0 victory.

Marshall Faulk’s autograph: It’s in the game

Marshall Faulk — and his randomly inserted autograph cards — will appear in Hall of Fame editions of Madden 12.

Topps lets you decide who makes the diamond cut

Topps has had more than a few collectors ripping into packs this year finding Diamond Giveaway code cards that unlock vintage finds and other promotion-exclusive cards.

Box Busters: 2011 Bowman baseball cards

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

Box Busters: 2011 Topps Pro Debut MiLB cards

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

Dirk may have the trophy, but LeBron’s basketball cards command the cash

This year’s NBA Finals have come and gone with a pair of stars getting plenty of attention — for what they did and didn’t do in the Finals.

Panini Sums up SPs in 2010-11 Contenders Hockey

Panini America reveals the three remaining short-printed Rookie Ticket Autographs in 2010-11 Contenders Hockey.

First look: 2011 Bowman Chrome baseball cards

Topps unveiled its plans for 2011 Bowman Chrome on Friday afternoon, thus starting the clock for the arrival of Bryce Harper’s first Bowman Chrome autographed prospect cards.

Prime 9 cards might lead you to the World Series

For those of you who found Prime 9 cards in packs of 2011 Topps Series 2, which arrived on Wednesday, you might have been left scratching your heads.

Weekly Highlights (June 6 – June 10)

Beckett.com’s weekly highlights for June 6 – June 10.

First Look: 2011 Topps Chrome Football

Topps announces details about 2011 Topps Chrome Football.

Original Dick Perez painting of Derek Jeter from BSCM’s Art Issue hits auction block

If you saw the recent Art Issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly, then you saw the original painting by the famed Dick Perez on its cover showcasing New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter.

Panini Production Gallery: 2010-11 Dominion Hockey

Panini-provided production images of 2010-11 Dominion Hockey

First Look: 2011 Press Pass FanFare NASCAR cards

Press Pass has unveiled its latest high-end NASCAR release and it’s really not all-that high-end at all at just $20 a pack.

COLLECTOR Box Busters: 2008 Topps Sterling Baseball Babe Ruth Box

Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds was at Nick’s Sports Cards on Wednesday night where he witnessed a pretty impressive pull from a collector (who didn’t want to be shown) opening 2008 Topps Triple Threads baseball.

So I noticed something fun on Bryce Harper’s 2011 Bowman card …

But I noticed a little something on the 2011 Bowman Bryce Harper card that every one seems to be treasuring — or at least selling — these days.

Your Turn (Beckett Baseball issue No. 66): Are Topps’ new Double Sparkle variations a bit too much?

Is this too much of a good thing? And, secondly, is there one thing you would eliminate from the hobby? (BASEBALL ONLY)

Box Busters: 2010-11 ITG Decades: The 1980s hockey

Join Beckett Hockey’s Tim Trout and Andrew Tolentino as they rip into a pair of 2010-11 ITG Decades: The 1980s boxes in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2011 Press Pass Stealth NASCAR

Join Beckett Media’s Andrew Tolentino and Tim Trout as they rip into a box of 2011 Press Pass Stealth in this latest edition of Box Busters.

First Look: 2011 Threads Football

A first look at 2011 Threads Football by Panini America

Hall-of-Famers get noticed in Panini’s National Treasures Basketball

In its second year as a basketball brand, Panini America’s National Treasures is bringing back plenty of what made the product popular, including some new additions to add to the appeal.

UD offers promo pack at Stanley Cup Finals game 4

Adding to its recent promotional efforts in the Stanley Cup Finals, Upper Deck announced yesterday yet another opportunity for attendees in Boston tomorrow night.

Perfect Michael Jordan Rookie Card sells for $100,000

A Pristine copy of Michael Jordan’s 1986-87 Fleer Rookie Card sold for six-figures in a Memory Lane Inc. sale Sunday evening.

Elite RCs made possible by the Rookie Premiere

By Andrew Tolentino | Football Editor Proving that it wasn’t all fun and games  at NFL PLAYERS Rookie Premiere, Panini America recently unveiled a massive gallery featuring the fruits of their labor. Set to go live with the upcoming 2011 Donruss Elite release — scheduled for June 22 — these Rookie Cards offer some of […]

First look: 2011 Topps WWE trading cards

The 2011 Topps WWE set will include Sin Cara and plenty more inside when it arrives in early September packing an autograph and an event-used Relic card into every 24-pack hobby box.

California man finds Stephen Strasburg SuperFractor in pack, plans raffle to benefit charity and leagues

A 43-year-old California man has found the Stephen Strasburg 2010 Bowman Chrome SuperFractor in a pack of Razor Rookie Retro and has big plans in store for the $21,000 baseball card.

Topps Vault will auction rare items at this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention

VIP attendees will have one more event to attend at this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago as The Topps Vault will be auctioning 10 one-of-kind and rather significant items during the VIP reception on the opening day of the show.

Shaquille O’Neal retires: What’s your favorite Shaq basketball card & moment?

Sure, Air Jordans took some time to inflate — and Brand LeBron has come since — but there’s only one Shaq.