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Posted on June 27, 2011 – 11:07 am | Author: tolentinotown
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Football | 2011 Donruss Elite, 2011 Donruss Elite Football, Box Busters & Ripping Retail, cam newton, Colin Kaepernick, Contest, Copernicus, featured, Gallery, Mark Ingram, NFL Lockout, Panini America | Comments (4)
By Andrew Tolentino | Football Editor
Now available at trading card retailers everywhere, 2011 Donruss Elite is reminding football fans that the 2011 NFL season really may or may not be on the horizon.
In either case, we ripped open two boxes of Panini America‘s ramp-up product and found a hotbed of early Rookie Cards, inserts and base subjects. With photography from the NFL PLAYERS Rookie Premiere and in-game art from checklist veterans, this release is a holofoil-heavy preview of what’s to come on cardboard, if nothing else.
Beyond the break is a 17-card sneak peek of the forthcoming Box Busters video, but you might want to take a good look at one of these hits, in particular.
Hint: The Copernicus of cardboard predicts that two lucky collectors will be chosen to receive this card or another prowling around in the soon-to-post video break.
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Posted on June 27, 2011 – 8:59 am | Author: chrisolds
Beckett Updates | autographs, baseball cards, Beckett Grading Services, BGS, grading, James Spence Authentication, JSA | Comments (0)
By Chris Olds | Baseball Editor
If you’ve always wondered whether that treasured autograph you own is for real, here’s your chance to get a professional opinion on it.
Dallas-area collectors can have their autographed items authenticated and/or slabbed by James Spence Authentication this Saturday (July 2) at the Beckett Media headquarters.
The open house event also will allow collectors to drop off cards for grading by Beckett Grading Services beginning at 10 a.m. and running until 3 p.m.
BGS will be providing full grading, raw or graded card review as well as take submissions to be returned at a later date.
Fees vary by service, item and turnaround time, but autographs that are merely authenticated can be received in-slab the same day.
4635 McEwen Rd
Dallas, TX 75244
For more information, call BGS at 972-448-9188 or JSA at 888-457-7362.
Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an e-mail to him at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.
Posted on June 24, 2011 – 3:51 pm | Author: tolentinotown
Beckett Updates | 2011 Absolute Memorabilia, 2011 Topps Rising Rookies Football, 2011 Topps Series 2, Beckett Contests, Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Customer Appreciation Month, Diamond KIngs, featured, Legoland, Legos, NBA draft, NFL Lockout, NHL Draft, panini, Stephen Strausburg, Super Collector, Superfractor, Upper Deck, USA Baseball, Weekly Highlights | Comments (0)
This week in important reminders, deadlines and announcements
Mega-important announcement of the week
This week in Chris Olds’ mailbox
First looks and sneak peeks of the week
NHL and NBA Draft delights
Posted on June 24, 2011 – 3:14 pm | Author: chrisolds
Pro Wrestling | 2011 Signature Impact, featured, Hulk Hogan, Jeff Hardy, pro wrestling, Ric Flair, TNA, TNA Wrestling, TRISTAR, WWE | Comments (1)
By Chris Olds | BSCM Editor
For those who follow pro wrestling, they have likely noticed a new look for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling as the company has in a way re-branded itself.
That new look and vibe in its marketing campaign — all to enhance the “wrestling” aspect of the programming — is seen on the forthcoming TRISTAR release, TNA Signature Impact.
Signature Impact will be the rarest TRISTAR wrestling product ever released as there will be a mere 90 24-box cases made with each 20-pack hobby box packing three autograph cards, one memorabilia card, two parallels and one short-printed card of Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair or Sting.
The newest chase here, though? A 1/1 cut autograph of the late “Macho Man” Randy Savage, who briefly wrestled for TNA in 2004.
Posted on June 24, 2011 – 11:23 am | Author: chrisolds
Basketball | basketball cards, Duke, featured, Kyrie Irving, NBA, NBA draft, Panini America | Comments (3)
By Chris Olds | Basketball Editor
On Thursday night, Kyrie Irving became a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers. On Friday morning, he became a member of the Panini America team.
The No. 1 overall draft pick out of Duke signed an exclusive contract Friday to sign autographs for the NBA’s only official trading card licensee as well as sign memorabilia for the Panini Authentic line and appear on packaging and promotion for the company’s products. He joins Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin, John Wall and Derrick Williams — the No. 2 pick in the draft — as exclusive spokesmen for the company.
“It’s a great feeling. I am proud and excited to join the Panini team,” said Irving, who averaged 17.5 points a game during his injury-shortened season with the Blue Devils. “This is another great class that I’ve been drafted into … I’m honored to be added to that roster.”
He’ll make his NBA card debut in 2011-12 Prestige.
“In just 11 games at Duke, Kyrie displayed the kind of uncanny playmaking and leadership abilities that basketball collectors and NBA fans covet,” said Mark Warsop, CEO of Panini America. “Certainly he caught our attention inside Panini America headquarters. We’re tremendously excited to add him to our unparalleled roster of NBA talent. He’ll fit in nicely here.”
Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Basketball. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an e-mail to him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.
Posted on June 24, 2011 – 10:33 am | Author: tolentinotown
Football | 2011 Absolute Memorabilia, 2011 Absolute Memorabilia Football, Absolute Jumbo Patch, cam newton, featured, First look, Mark Ingram, Panini America | Comments (4)
Earlier this week, Panini America unveiled a seven-card preview of 2011 Absolute Memorabilia Football. Drawing positive comments and praise in the Knight’s Lance post, the manufacturer seems to be building generally joyous suspense for its September release.
Speaking to the most praiseworthy components of the brand, Panini’s Ben Ecklar noted, “It’s no secret that last year’s Absolute Jumbo Patch insert was one of the most stunningly good-looking game-worn memorabilia sets of all time. Well, it returns in all its glory in 2011, but with added levels of collectability and cool with the Jumbo NFL Shield version.” NFL Shields and NFL Shield Signatures are limited to five or less.
Other touted treasures in 2011 Absolute Memorabilia include:
Prepare for product odds and a picture show after the break.
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Posted on June 23, 2011 – 5:59 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Football, Pro Wrestling | baseball cards, Checkoutmycards.com, featured, football cards, MLB, Nick Swisher, Topps, wrestling cards, WWE | Comments (5)
Just what does Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds collect? A bit of everything … here’s a box of a few months’ of purchases off of Checkoutmycards.com ….
What’d he buy? Watch and find out …
Share your mailday successes in the comments field below!
Posted on June 23, 2011 – 3:04 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail | 2011 Topps Series 2, baseball cards, Box Busters & Ripping Retail, featured, MLB, Topps | Comments (12)
Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into a box of 2011 Topps Series 2 in this latest episode of Box Busters.
What will they find inside? Watch and find out …
Posted on June 23, 2011 – 3:01 pm | Author: chrisolds
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Football | Box Busters & Ripping Retail, featured, football cards, nfl, NFL draft, Rising Rookies, Topps | Comments (6)
Join Beckett Football’s Andrew Tolentino and Dan Hitt as they rip into a box of 2011 Topps Rising Rookies in this latest episode of Box Busters.
What will they find inside? What card could end up in your collection?
Watch and find out.
Posted on June 22, 2011 – 4:43 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Basketball | basketball cards, derrick williams, featured, NBA, NBA draft, panini | Comments (1)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor
Panini America didn’t wait to see where Derrick Williams would be drafted in Thursday’s 2011 NBA Draft. It feels University of Arizona star will be taken with one of the first two picks.
So, it already signed him to an exclusive agreement.
What does that mean for collectors?
The only place to find Williams’ autograph or memorabilia cards will be in Panini products, which became the exclusive NBA trading card partner at the start of 2009-2010 season.