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Posted on July 29, 2011 – 4:40 pm | Author: tolentinotown
Beckett Updates | 2011 In The Game Heroes & Prospects Baseball Hits, 2011 Topps Diamond Giveaway, Allen & Ginter, Avengers, Bryce Harper, Bubby Johanson, dacardworld, Dave and Adam's Cardworld, featured, Hank Aaron, Honus Wagner, Kobe Bryant, Kree-Skrull war, LeBron James, Magic Johnson, Mickey Mantle, milb, National Sports Collectors Convention, Nicktoons, NSCC, Oldspice, Panini America, Racing prayer, Rookies & Stars, Score Hockey, Topps, Ultimate Collection Hockey, Upper Deck | Comments (1)
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Posted on July 29, 2011 – 3:47 pm | Author: tolentinotown
Hockey | 2011-12 Score, 2011-12 Score Hockey, Beginner brands, Black Ice, featured, Gold Rush, Hot Rookies, Mark Messier, Panini America, SPs, Winnipeg Jets | Comments (5)
By Andrew Tolentino | Hockey Editor
After a full year of being back on the ice, Panini’s hockey brands are ready for another round.
Wrapping up with high-end Dominion, the manufacturer will begin the new cycle with value-focused 2011-12 Score. Hockey fans will see the beginner level brand hit shelves in late October — just a few weeks after the revived Winnipeg Jets and the rest of the league takes off again.
Each 36-pack box brandishes high-percentage promises for completing the 500-card base set bolstered by the coveted Recollection Collection — a series of hard-signed cards bought back and autographed by legends like Mark Messier, Steve Yzerman, Patrick Roy and Ray Borque. Hits from current players can be found in the form of Hot Rookies and Score Signatures autographs.
Beyond the rare, but value-enhancing inclusions, 2011-12 Score features four familiar subsets … Read More »
Posted on July 29, 2011 – 2:39 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail | 2011 In The Game Heroes & Prospects Baseball Hits Series 2, baseball cards, box breaks, Box Busters & Ripping Retail, In The Game, prospects | Comments (1)
Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into a pair of 2011 In The Game Heroes & Prospects Baseball Hits Series 2 boxes in this latest edition of Box Busters.
What will they find inside? Watch and find out …
Posted on July 29, 2011 – 1:34 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | Chum Chum, Cliff Lee, MLB, New York Yankees, Nickelodeon, Nicktoons, Nicktoons MLB, Nintendo, Philadelphia Phillies, Ren and Stimpy, Robinson Cano, SpongeBob Squarepants, Wii, XBox 360 | Comments (2)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
The stars of Major League Baseball have a few new rookies to deal with — guys who are pretty well-known in their own right — in a forthcoming video game release.
SpongeBob Squarepants, Ren and Stimpy, Chum Chum and Danny Phantom to name a few.
These rookies — and more Nicktoons – will be competing against actual MLB players in actual MLB stadiums in 2K Play‘s Nicktoons MLB for the Xbox 360 with support for Kinect along with versions for the Wii and Nintendo DS. The game arrives on Sept. 13.
Just think, SpongeBob in Wrigley Field … and who wins in a showdown between him and Cliff Lee?
Read More »
Posted on July 29, 2011 – 12:13 pm | Author: chrisolds
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Football | box breaks, Box Busters & Ripping Retail, featured, football, football cards, nfl, Panini America | Comments (4)
Join Beckett Football’s Dan Hitt and Andrew Tolentino as they rip into a box of 2011 Panini Rookies & Stars football cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.
Posted on July 29, 2011 – 11:28 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail | 2011 Topps Diamond Giveaway, baseball, baseball cards, MLB, Ripping Retail, Topps | Comments (5)
Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he opens his mail from a 2011 Topps Diamond Giveaway shipment. It wasn’t his first, but this one was loaded for reaction. Meanwhile, UPS made it extra special … and scenty!
What did he get? What made it more special? Watch and find out …
Posted on July 29, 2011 – 11:08 am | Author: tolentinotown
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Football | 2011 Rookies and Stars Football, Andy Dalton, Bilal Powell, Blaine Gabbert, Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Colin Kaepernick, Danny Woodhead, Eli Manning, Rookies & Stars | Comments (0)
By Andrew Tolentino | Football Editor | Commentary
The first post-lockout product of the season, 2011 Rookies & Stars Football is now live and leaving a lasting impression on hobby history.
Containing the usual blend of early studio-shot Rookie Cards, this year’s release in particular is also marked by a wide array of older-than-usual newcomer photography. Without the luxury of training camp snapshots and other pro uniform pictures, Panini’s preseason brand reflects the NFL year that almost wasn’t.
Delivered by a deep checklist featuring the incoming class in combine gear, the Rookie Cards in Rookies & Stars are arguable artifacts. Probably not reason for a spike in value, they serve to document the impact of the NFL lockout in the hobby.
With that being said, praise the pigskin! Football is back!
Below are some of the no-longer-locked-out sensations from our forthcoming Box Busters break of 2011 Rookies & Stars. Read More »
Posted on July 29, 2011 – 9:39 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | collecting, USA Today | Comments (0)
Today’s issue of USA Today features a cover story that’s got quite a large collecting tie — the death of a man who was at home when a plane crashed two years ago, killing him and the 49 people on board.
As it turns out, he was a serious collector and all that’s largely left of the memories are bits and pieces of items in baggies — as they were once collected as debris and potential evidence in the accident’s investigation.
The story was posted Thursday night and you can read it here.
It’s worth a look.
Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball magazine. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.
Posted on July 28, 2011 – 7:23 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail | 2011 Bowman Platinum, baseball cards, Bowman Platinum, box breaks, Bryce Harper, MLB, Topps | Comments (0)
Beckett Baseball Editor Chris Olds stopped by Nick’s Sports Cards in Dallas and caught one collector ripping 2011 Bowman Platinum.
What will he find inside?
Watch and find out …
Posted on July 28, 2011 – 4:22 pm | Author: chrisolds
Basketball | basketball, high school basketball, LeBron James, Michael Jordan, NBA, NCAA basketball, Upper Deck | Comments (3)
By Chris Olds | Basketball Editor
Upper Deck‘s latest high-end line of college basketball cards arrives on Friday packing a player-centric configuration and some big names in every box of 2011 All-Time Greats.
As previously reported, the product will include a melded version of Letterman and UD Glass cards with a strong crop of autographs in the product, but the real allure is the autograph checklist that includes just 20 players.
That means there’s a pretty solid chance at finding a Michael Jordan or LeBron James autograph inside the boxes, which will contain just four cards. The catch? Each four-card box will contain three base cards and one autograph — each of the same player.