Monthly Archives: August 2011

Voices from the 2011 NSCC: ‘What do you collect?’

Collectors respond to a single question — “What do you collect?” — at the 2011 National Sports Collectors Convention in Rosemont, Ill.

First look: 2011 Bowman Sterling baseball cards

Topps unveiled the first looks and basic product information for 2011 Bowman Sterling on Thursday, giving collectors the first glimpses at cards of 2011 draft picks Trevor Bauer, Dante Bichette Jr. and more.

Box Busters: 2011 Sweet Spot football cards

Join Beckett Football’s Dan Hitt and Andrew Tolentino as they rip into a pair of 2011 Sweet Spot football boxes in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Upper Deck unveils 2011 College Football Legends

Upper Deck offers a preview of its late-November release, 2011 College Football Legends.

Behold … the greatest baseball card ever made

It’s a 1988 Salt Lake Trappers Team Issue card of Bill Murray — yes, that Bill Murray — if you can’t tell from the ever-so-slightly Murrayesque photo. (It just needs a bit more, how do I say it, disheveled flair?)

Box Busters: 2011 Topps Lineage baseball cards

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into a box of 2011 Topps Lineage baseball cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2011 Topps Inception football cards

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

Box Busters: 2011 Upper Deck All-time Greats basketball cards

Join Beckett Basketball’s Chris Olds and Rob Springs as they rip into a pair of 2011 Upper Deck All-time Greats Basketball boxes in this latest episode of Box Busters.

Press Pass adds a little more fanfare to upcoming set

Press Pass is upping the ante with a little more fanfare in its forthcoming high-end FanFare NASCAR set.

There’s nothing Goofy about this piece of memorabilia

Ok, so I just watched a cartoon at work — it’s research for our upcoming sports movie memorabilia issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly.

Signing game remains same despite name change for Perfect Game All-American Classic

SAN DIEGO — If you’re looking for 2011 Bowman Aflac cards made by Topps, you won’t find any because after a five-year run, production has stopped.

Legal filings piling up in the hobby …

A couple of lawsuits have been filed this month with card companies sparring with one another for one reason or another.

Ripping Retail: 2011 Topps Lineage baseball cards

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into a blaster box of 2011 Topps Lineage baseball cards in this latest Ripping Retail episode.

Box Busters: 2011 TRISTAR TNA Signature Impact wrestling cards

Join Beckett Media’s Chris Olds and Bryan Hornbeck as they rip into a pair of 2011 TRISTAR TNA Signature Impact wrestling boxes in this latest episode of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2011 TRISTAR Obak baseball cards

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into a box of 2011 TRISTAR Obak baseball cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.

At the National: Topps collector Q&A session

Topps held a Q&A session with collectors during the National Sports Collectors Convention last week in Chicago where it addressed concerns and questions about everything from product inclusions to future plans.

First look: 2011 Topps American Pie

After nearly a decade since its last go, Topps has revived its American Pie line of cards as it unveiled the first glimpses at the non-sports set that will celebrate pop culture and personalities when it arrives on Dec. 14.

Auction to watch: Quad-Cut Camelot

Beckett Select showcases a quad-cut Camelot card featuring John F. Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy, Robert Kennedy and Ted Kennedy — opening at $9,999.99.

Behold 2011 Bowman Sterling Football

Topps unveils details about 2011 Bowman Sterling Football.

Voices from the show: The Complete Video Series

The entire ‘Voices from the Show’ video series.

A story about Beckett from a past National …

Collector Nancy Skaggs stopped by the Beckett booth to tell a story about what she did to take up time while waiting on family members at the National several years ago and how she’ll always remember Beckett because of it. Check it out …

At The National: Ripping Panini wrapper redemption packs & more …

Beckett Media’s Chris Olds caught up with another collector, Chris Gilmore, to rip a couple of boxes of Panini America products and get his hands on what were arguably the hottest wrapper redemption packs at the show.

Voices from the show (Extended): Dennis Swain

All the way from Anchorage, Alaska, dealer Dennis Swain explains why the eight-hour plane ride to Chicago was well his worth the time and trouble.

Box Busters: Ringside Boxing Round 2

Join Beckett Media’s Chris Olds and Bryan Hornbeck as they rip into a pair of Ringside Boxing Round 2 boxes in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2011-12 Victory hockey

Join Beckett Hockey’s Tim Trout and Andrew Tolentino as they rip into a box of 2011-12 Victory hockey cards in this latest episode of Box Busters.

Ripping Retail Retro: 1981 Fleer baseball cards

Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds continues his throwback pack-breaking madness as he rips five wax packs of 1981 Fleer baseball — the first Fleer release from the decade where baseball cards truly exploded onto the national consciousness — that were bought on the floor of the National Sports Collectors Convention in this latest Ripping Retail video.

Ripping Retail Retro: 1987 Fleer baseball cello packs

Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds rips three 1987 Fleer baseball cello packs bought on the floor of the National Sports Collectors Convention in this latest Ripping Retail Retro video.

Voices from the show (Extended): Marcus Hall

Collector and Second City conservatory student Marcus Hall stops by The National to discuss the show and open a box of Topps Triple Threads Football for the camera.

At the National: An Absolute SuperCollector

Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds caught up with one Absolutely dedicated SuperCollector who came to the National Sports Collectors Convention on a mission …

First look: 2011-12 Panini Certified Hockey

The 2011-12 season will be here sooner than most collectors realize. It feels like we only just crowned the Boston Bruins the kings of the NHL, but it’s time to start preparing for the next season of cards.

Voices from the show (Extended): Carlos Torrez

Panini America football brand manager Carlos Torrez talks about the company’s presence at The National and explains how the NFL lockout has impacted the hobby.

Voices from the show (Extended): Michael Hattley

Michael Hattley of Touchdown Treasures explains his passion for odd and unusual sports memorabilia — and offers his opinion on why The National should spread its wings to other cities throughout the country.

Second Moneyball teaser poster arrives … this time with more Hollywood

It’s the second teaser one-sheet poster for Moneyball, the Brad Pitt movie based on the book of the same name that is set to arrive in theaters on Sept. 23 (not long after our issue hits newsstands).

Game-used With a Cause: The 8D Network

There’s a new player in the game-used universe as the 8D Network launched earlier this year and made its unveiling official with a presence at the National Sports Collectors Convention last week in Chicago.

Box Busters warm-up: 2011 Topps Inception Football

Beckett Media’s Andrew Tolentino opens a box of 2011 Topps Inception Football