Monthly Archives: August 2011

Box Busters: 2011 Complete Star Trek: TNG 1st Series

Join Beckett Media’s Chris Olds and Bryan Hornbeck as they rip into a box of 2011 The Complete Star Trek: The Next Generation First Series cards from Rittenhouse Archives in this latest edition of Box Busters.

First look: 2011 Limited Football

Panini provides a look at 2011 Limited Football.

Ripping Retail: One scam to watch for

Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds shows you one scam that recently got a Beckett employee when he bought a box at retail.

Pulling with everyday people: Threadless HQ

Beckett Media’s Andrew Tolentino pays a visit to Threadless headquarters in Chicago to talk about the collectibility of T-shirts over a few boxes of trading cards.

First look: 2012 Topps Tribute baseball cards

Topps unveiled its first high-end product of the 2012 baseball card season Tuesday evening and it’s the newest edition of the product that might have been the runaway hit of the high-end offerings this year.

The Cup overfloweth tomorrow

Share your thoughts on features that overfloweth from 2010-11 The Cup.

Contest: Win a copy of Nicktoons MLB video game & vote for your favorites

The postseason will be here before we know it, meaning that the MLB awards voting will be, too, but there’s another vote that’s perhaps as red-hot as the trio of Boston Red Sox on the cover of the latest issue of Beckett Baseball.

Your Turn: What one baseball card is the worst ever?

What one card is the worst ever made — and why? (BASEBALL ONLY)

Will there be a next year for NBA cards?

While the NFL’s lockout robbed us of some meaningless training camp reports while the football card printing presses kept on a rolling with all the veterans and the newest rookies, the NBA is quite a different story.

Weekly Highlights (Aug. 22 – Aug. 26)

Beckett.com’s weekly highlights for Aug. 22 – Aug. 26.

Memory Lane to sell million-dollar vintage PSA collection of landmark singles and sets

Memory Lane Inc. has acquired a collection consisting of more than 20,000 PSA-graded vintage cards from a long-time collector in the northeast — a million-dollar-plus highlight reel of cardboard history.

Topps announces signings, replacements in new lines

The Topps acquisitions team has apparently been busy of late as the company officially announced a pair of signings for upcoming baseball and football products while also noting some Hall of Fame-caliber changes to another forthcoming baseball release.

Ripping Retail: 2007 Topps Allen & Ginter baseball

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into a retail box of 2007 Topps Allen & Ginter baseball cards in this latest Ripping Retail video.

Ripping Retail: 2011 TRISTAR Obak Football (3 packs)

Join Beckett Media’s Chris Olds as he rips into three packs of 2011 TRISTAR Obak football cards in this latest Ripping Retail video. (Stay tuned for our Box Busters video to come soon.)

Ripping Retail: 2011 Topps WWE PowerChipz

Join Beckett Media’s Chris Olds as he rips into a starter kit of 2011 Topps WWE PowerChipz to see what’s up with this new release in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2011 Press Pass Fanfare

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

BSCM Sports Movies Issue Contest … WIN WONDERBOY!

Join Beckett Media’s Chris Olds as he reveals the contest prize for the upcoming Sports Movies Issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly. It can be yours by picking up the issue and following the instructions found inside.

Pat Summitt’s news may put focus on her few cards

A coaching legend’s sad news announced Tuesday may not spark any pity parties — she won’t allow it — but there will certainly be more than a few fans who are prompted to pick up a piece or two of her memorabilia.

BSCM Sports Movies Issue: A Major League Mailday

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Chris Olds as he opens some Major League mail … an example of one of the 10 ways you can collect your favorite sports movie as found in the upcoming special issue of BSCM.

Topps signs 21 for Bowman Draft autographs … so far

This year’s MLB draft picks have finished committing to their teams, so now it’s time to see who committed to Topps and sign on for their first baseball cards and truly turn pro.

First look: 2011 Topps WWE Classics cards

Topps unveiled its newest WWE trading card line on Tuesday, 2011 WWE Classics, a line that will be an all-foil series including an insert set dedicated solely to the forthcoming WrestleMania clash between John Cena and The Rock.

Box Busters: 2011 Panini Americana

Join Beckett Media’s Chris Olds and Bryan Hornbeck as they rip into a pair of 2011 Panini Americana boxes in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Card Gallery: The still-elusive 1989 Major League Movie baseball card set

It’s not an expensive set at all but it’s one that I have never seen in-person, let alone had a chance to own. It’s a real 11-card set of slightly over-sized photos featuring the stars of David S. Ward’s first baseball movie.

Monday Matinee: The first video trading card?

Little did he know that the Mickey Mantle cutout from this set would be worth around $2,000 fifty years later.

Why Bull Durham is not my No. 1 baseball movie …

We’ve been busy prepping the Sports Movies Issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly, which means I’ve taken some time to re-watch a few memorable DVDs to soak up some of the nuances one last time before we put it all down on paper.

Cardboard Commentary: 2011 Panini Americana autos

One of the reasons I look forward to non-sport, celebrity-laden sets such as 2011 Panini Americana each time they arrive is the fact that the boxes are just so full of surprises.

Ripping Retail: Topps MLB & Panini NFL stickers

Join Beckett Media’s Chris Olds as he talks stickers and rips into new offerings from Topps in MLB and Panini America in the NFL in this rather sticky ediiton of Ripping Retail.

Ripping Retail: Random packs from Target …

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into some random packs of cards from Target in this latest episode of Ripping Retail.

Weekly Highlights (Aug. 15 – Aug. 19)

Beckett.com’s weekly highlights for Aug. 15 – Aug. 19

Box Busters: 2010-11 National Treasures basketball

Join Beckett Basketball’s Chris Olds as he rips into a box of 2010-11 National Treasures basketball cards from Panini America in this latest edition of Box Busters.

First look: 2011-12 UD NHL Black Diamond

Upper Deck unveils details on 2011-12 UD NHL Black Diamond.

First look: 2011 Gridiron Gear Football

Panini reveals information on its 2011 Gridiron Gear Football release.

Nick Matijevich leaving Press Pass after five years

Long-time Press Pass employee Nick Matijevich is leaving the company effective today, according to an email he sent to hobby industry members and athlete representatives this morning.

First look: 2012 Topps baseball (updated)

Topps unveiled the design for its 2012 flagship baseball card set on Thursday.

Box Busters: 2011 Topps football cards

Join Beckett Football’s Andrew Tolentino and Dan Hitt as they rip into a box of 2011 Topps football cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.