Monthly Archives: July 2011

For the New York Yankees fan who has it all …

If you know a New York Yankees fan who has it all, you might need to see this.

Ripping Retail: 2011 Topps Allen & Ginter baseball

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into a pair of 2011 Topps Allen & Ginter blaster boxes in this latest episode of Ripping Retail.

‘The Avengers: Kree-Skrull War’ set hits stores today

Riding the wave of recently released (and soon to release) Marvel blockbusters, Upper Deck is causing a collision between comic books and trading cards.

Topps readies Heritage rookie redemptions for NSCC

As previously reported, Topps will be giving away five rookie cards as part of a wrapper redemption program during the National Sports Collectors Convention next month in Chicago — and on Wednesday it confirmed who the cards will feature.

TRISTAR bringing “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair, other TNA stars, to The National

The Naitchonal, err National, Sports Collectors Convention got a little bit cooler following the announcement that TRISTAR will be bringing “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair to the show next month in Chicago as an autograph guest along with three other stars from TNA Wrestling.

July is Customer Appreciation Month at Beckett.com … a contest a day!

July is Customer Appreciation Month at Beckett Media … a contest a day beginning today!

Johnny Bench is the first Topps Prime 9 player

Cincinnati Reds legend and Hall of Famer Johnny Bench is the first Topps Prime 9 player as announced Tuesday.

Topps names new Vice President for Digital

Topps has appointed former Nokia product director Michael Bramlage as its Vice President, Digital. He will oversee and develope its digital strategy and report to CEO and President Ryan O’Hara.

TRISTAR readies Obak promo cards for The National

This year’s National Sports Collectors Convention is just a couple of weeks away and TRISTAR is the latest to unveil special cards that can be found at this year’s show in Chicago.

Upper Deck announces plans for the National filled with autographs and giveaways

VIPs and other collectors can land some great exclusive Upper Deck products at the National Sports Collectors Convention from August 3-7.

Panini offering instant autographed prizes at NSCC

If you think Panini America is going to just stop at giving away cards in a wrapper redemption at The National Sports Collectors Convention, think again.

An early look at 2011 Panini Crown Royale Football

Panini America is bringing back Crown Royale Football for its second installment under the re-branding of the set.

Ripping Retail Retro: An oldschool baseball box break

Join Beckett Baseball Editor Chris Olds as he rips into a box of a once-popular 1990s baseball card set in this episode of Ripping Retail.

Collector Box Busters: Two Ginter boxes at the shop

Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds was at Nick’s Sports Cards where he witnessed a collector rip open two boxes of 2011 Topps Allen & Ginter baseball.

Weird baseball memorabilia is everywhere … here are two of the latest items

There are plenty of weird baseball cards and promotions these days — and here are just two of the latest.

Weekly Highlights (July 11 – July 15)

Beckett.com’s weekly highlights from July 11 – July 15.

Charles Woodson autographs to appear in Panini America NFL products

Charles Woodson has been kind of shy when it comes to football cards. The Green Bay Packer hasn’t signed many autograph cards since his 1998 rookie season.

In the Game reveals redemptions, VIP cards for NSCC

In The Game announces plans for this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago.

Steiner Sports signs David Price to DJ3K auto deal

Steiner Sports announced on Thursday that the Tampa Bay Rays starter who gave up career hit No. 3,000 to the New York Yankees shortstop has signed a deal with the company to autograph items related to the home run he served up to Jeter last Saturday.

There are plenty of firsts when it comes to presidential autographs …

First, there were cut autographs of former U.S. Presidents, but now in 2011 Topps Allen & Ginter there’s another first. Well, sort of.

Box Busters warm-up: 2011 Topps Allen & Ginter

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into a box of 2011 Topps Allen & Ginter baseball cards in a warm-up for our official Box Busters video to come on A&G sometime soon.

First two Allen & Ginter Manny Pacquiao autograph sales pack serious punch

More than a few collectors might be seeking Manny Pacquiao’s first certified autograph out of packs of 2011 Topps Allen & Ginter.

George W. Bush becomes first President to sign for Topps; Yankees fan to get his own card

Former President George W. Bush has done something no other president has done before.

Panini Gold Standard Basketball shines through

In February, Panini America released its first look at 2010-11 Gold Standard Basketball. It has been five months since we had another opportunity to view the set. With it being just a week away, collectors want to see more.

Box Busters: 2010-11 Totally Certified basketball

Join Beckett Basketball’s Chris Olds and Rob Springs as they rip into a pair of 2010-11 Totally Certified boxes in this latest episode of Box Busters.

**Contest Closed ** Box Busters: 2010-11 Zenith Hockey cards + contest

Join Beckett Hockey’s Tim Trout and Andrew Tolentino as they tear into a pair of 2010-11 Zenith hockey boxes in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters Preview Gallery: 2010-11 Zenith Hockey

Later this afternoon, we’ll be posting a Box Busters episode featuring Panini’s brand revival 2010-11 Zenith Hockey. But before we move on to the moving picture show, we wanted to share the highlights from Box No. 1 of the break.

Tampa Bay Rays’ Ginter Relics are plaid for a reason

If you’ve seen some of the Tampa Bay Rays Relics being found by collectors in 2011 Allen & Ginter from Topps, you might have been surprised by plaid.

Panini: We’re making Elite Extra Edition this year

As the rumors continue to swirl regarding baseball licensing news — whether a card company will be awarded some type of license by the MLB Players Association — Panini America announced a little something on Tuesday night during the Midsummer Classic.

Fitness king Jack LaLanne makes his trading card debut in 2011 Topps Allen & Ginter

Allen & Ginter has included plenty of “world’s champions” alongside baseball players since its arrival in 2006 and this year’s edition from Topps is no different.

Bryce Harper’s Futures Game items heat up auction

The batting helmet and cap used by the 18-year-old Washington Nationals outfield prospect during his 0-for-4 day at the Futures Game as part of the MLB All-Star Game festivities have hit the auction block and they’re in demand.

Panini previews VIP pulls for The National

Panini reveals its presence in the National Sports Collectors Convention VIP package

U.S. Women’s National Team kicks it into high gear

The U.S. women don’t appear on many trading cards, but thanks to some foresight by Donruss in 2008 and Upper Deck’s push to add cards from the Women’s Professional Soccer to its MLS products, they’ve got more than you might think.

Box Busters: 2011 Goodwin Champions

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into a pair of 2011 Goodwin Champions boxes from Upper Deck in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Retail Rundown: 2011-12 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey

Upper Deck unveils details on 2011-12 Upper Deck Series One Hockey.