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Posted on August 26, 2011 – 2:38 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | Babe Ruth, Bowman, Eddie Plank, featured, Honus Wagner, Joe Jackson, Memory Lane Inc., Mickey Mantle, Nap Lajoie, PSA, Topps | Comments (6)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
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.
Among the sets included are 1887 and 1888 Allen & Ginter releases to a T206 set that ranks a 5.74 on the PSA Set Registry and, of course, iconic Topps and Bowman sets from the 1950s and beyond into the 1970s. Memory Lane is touting it as perhaps “the largest such collection ever to come to market at one time.”
Among the notable singles that will be sold are a PSA 2 T206 Honus Wagner, a PSA 5 T206 Eddie Plank, a PSA 4 1909 American Caramel Joe Jackson, a PSA 8 1915 Cracker Jack Joe Jackson, a PSA 6 1916 Sporting News Babe Ruth, a PSA 9 1933 Goudey Nap Lajoie and a PSA 8 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle.
“We are honored that this gentleman entrusted us to sell what is one of the hobby’s greatest collections,” said Memory Lane’s J.P. Cohen. “We’ve enjoyed helping him acquire many of these same cards over the years and it’s a thrill to see them together in one place.
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Posted on August 26, 2011 – 8:44 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Football | Eric Hosmer, featured, Kansas City Royals, Oakland Raiders, Terrelle Pryor, Tier One, Topps | Comments (1)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor
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.
On Friday, Topps confirmed news that Kansas City Royals rookie Eric Hosmer, who had been locked up in an exclusive autograph contract with another company, will be among the signers for 2011 Topps Chrome, arriving on Sept. 7. He also will appear in the upcoming Triple Threads, Finest and Topps Update sets. These are his first MLB cards to be found in packs. The company had previously discussed that Hosmer would be in some of its forthcoming products during its National Sports Collectors Convention Q&A session.
Posted on August 25, 2011 – 1:32 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail | 2007 Topps Allen & Ginter, Allen & Ginter, box breaks, featured, MLB, Topps | Comments (0)
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.
What will he find inside? Watch and find out …
Posted on August 24, 2011 – 8:36 pm | Author: chrisolds
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Football | 2011 TRISTAR Obak football, box breaks, football cards, NCAA football, nfl, Ripping Retail, TRISTAR | Comments (0)
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.)
Posted on August 24, 2011 – 8:28 pm | Author: chrisolds
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Pro Wrestling | 2011 Topps WWE PowerChipz, CM Punk, Kelly Kelly, Shawn Michaels, Undertaker | Comments (0)
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 Ripping Retail.
What will he find? Watch and find out …
Posted on August 24, 2011 – 3:51 pm | Author: chrisolds
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Racing | 2011 Press Pass FanFare, auto racing, featured, NASCAR, press pass | Comments (19)
Join Beckett Media’s Andrew Tolentino and Tim Trout as they rip into a box of 2011 Press Pass Fanfare NASCAR cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.
What will they find inside? Watch and find out …
Posted on August 24, 2011 – 1:40 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | Beckett Sports Card Monthly, featured, Hollywood memorabilia, movies, ReelBats.com, Robert Redford, The Natural | Comments (7)
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.
What is it exactly? Watch and find out …
Posted on August 23, 2011 – 7:41 pm | Author: chrisolds
Basketball | 2009-10 Hall of Fame Famed Signatures, featured, Lady Vols, Panini America, Pat Summitt, Tennessee | Comments (2)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Basketball Editor | Commentary
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 of her memorabilia.
Basketball Hall of Famer and Tennessee Lady Vols coach Pat Summitt has been diagnosed with early onset dementia, Alzheimer’s type, but plans to remain as coach this season. The 59-year-old has coached the Lady Vols for 37 years, winning 1,071 games and eight national championships.
“She’s our John Wooden. If you are a Tennessee fan or not, there’s no denying her place in women’s basketball,” Baylor Coach Kim Mulkey told The Associated Press. “I played for the woman. She’s as tough as nails. People think I’m tough. I’m a pussycat compared to Pat Summitt …. Pat Summitt will fight. Pat Summitt will be on a crusade to help people with dementia.”
Summit has won more games than any other coach in college basketball history, yet, despite her accolades, she’s signed just one certified trading card for any manufacturer — Panini America last year — and appears on just 21 cards total in the Beckett.com database.
Posted on August 23, 2011 – 7:40 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | Beckett Sports Card Monthly, Charlie Sheen, Cleveland Indians, Major League, Major League 2, sports movies | Comments (1)
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.
What is it? WHat will he find? Watch and find out …
Posted on August 23, 2011 – 2:52 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2011 Bowman Draft Picks, Brandon Nimmo, featured, MLB, Topps, Trevor Bauer | Comments (5)
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.
The official MLB card licensee announced on Tuesday that it has signed 20 first-round picks out of 21 total players so far who will have autograph cards found in the previously announced 2011 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects slated to arrive in November.
The signers — so far as it promises more — include former UCLA star Trevor Bauer and Mets first-rounder Brandon Nimmo, the highest draft pick in the history of the state of Wyoming among others.
See the full list after the jump …