Posted on September 30, 2011 – 11:58 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail | 2011 Topps Marquee, Box Busters & Ripping Retail, derek jeter, featured, Nolan Ryan, Topps, Ty Cobb | Comments (11)
Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into a pair of 2011 Topps Marquee boxes in this latest edition of Box Busters.
What will they find inside? Watch and find out …
Posted on September 30, 2011 – 11:57 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Beckett Updates | | Comments (7)
Fresh in from the OPG Department …
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Posted on September 30, 2011 – 11:56 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Football, Pro Wrestling | 1980 Topps, 1986 Donruss, Jeremy Brown, Jose Canseco, Nick Swisher, Oakland A's, Rickey Henderson, WWE | Comments (0)
Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds breaks down a mailday of purchases made over the last few months on Checkoutmycards.com.
What did he buy? How many of the cards were Swishers? Watch and find out …
Posted on September 29, 2011 – 11:07 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Hockey | In The Game, itg, jared kelley, sport kings | Comments (0)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor
Artist Jared Kelley has signed an exclusive deal to paint for Sport Kings and In the Game trading cards.
Kelley has been featured on trading cards before, but Dr. Brian Price hopes to add something new to his products.
Read More »
Posted on September 28, 2011 – 7:27 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Football | college football, NCAA, Oklahoma Sooners, Sooners, Upper Deck | Comments (2)
Saturdays in the fall are special days for many people across the country. The players, the colors, the feeling you get when you’re college football team is in a hunt for a national title.
Upper Deck seems to get the passion of college football fans and is releasing another school-dedicated product.
This time: The University of Oklahoma Sooners.
Posted on September 28, 2011 – 6:29 pm | Author: chrisolds
Basketball | Blake Griffin, NBA, Panini America | Comments (7)
Since there’s an NBA lockout in effect, there just isn’t much time being spent on basketball cards right now — Panini America’s products are on the tarmac ready to take flight — but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t work to be done.
The New Guy is making things happen — and this second episode gives you a who’s who of sorts of who’s behind the trading cards that many of you rip into on a regular basis from Panini. Some of them in the preview image above include Ben Ecklar, David Porter and Mike Payne to name a few. (If they only gave Oscars for “documentaries” … )
Who’s The New Guy, though? Watch and find out …
Posted on September 28, 2011 – 4:17 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | Art Howe, Billy Beane, Brad Pitt, Moneyball, Oakland A's, That's My Ticket | Comments (1)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
That’s My Ticket‘s business plan is a simple one as it sells enlarged ticket stubs from notable past sports events as wall art — in essence making a big deal out of something small.
But with the arrival of Moneyball and the Hollywood big-screen, though, even its tickets got bigger.
“As soon as the movie released, we starting getting phone call and emails from customers saying ‘I saw a Mega Ticket in Moneyball,'” said Dean Macchi, the Medway, Mass.-based company’s president. “It’s nice to know your making a product that is recognizable.”
Posted on September 28, 2011 – 2:40 pm | Author: tolentinotown
Beckett Updates, Football | Aaron Rodgers, Beckett Select, Clay Matthews, kevin-john, Sketch cards | Comments (1)
By Andrew Tolentino | Football Editor
Acclaimed sports artist Kevin-John knows a thing or two about limited quantities.
Partnering up with Beckett Media, the collector-friendly artist recently unveiled a 1/1 original Green Bay Packers championship sketch card, which is now up for grabs in a Select auction. The full-color, 8.5″ X 11″ sketch card is the first of its size to be offered through Beckett Select, and for that reason, bidding should be a sight to behold.
The auction ends on Sept. 29, so keep an eye on the BGS-slabbed precedent setter here.
Posted on September 28, 2011 – 2:28 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2010 Topps Triple Threads, 2011 Topps Triple Threads, baseball cards, featured, Lou Gehrig, MLB, New York Yankees | Comments (40)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor | Commentary
With a barrage of 2011 Topps Triple Threads baseball cards hitting eBay today — the product’s official release date — there are plenty of eyes looking for what are typically some of the hobby’s most talked-about cards from what is always a contender for Product of the Year honors.
It’s just that popular with many collectors.
However, a Triple Threads Bat Knobs card of Lou Gehrig from last year‘s release hit eBay with a hefty price tag and with some features that quite a few collectors noticed because it seemed, well, odd. The two game-used memorabilia swatches on the card appear to be from a modern jersey — not the flannels of Gehrig’s time.
Posted on September 27, 2011 – 7:28 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Baseball | 1956 Jay Publishing, 1960 Topps, 1964 Topps, 1965 Topps, elston howard, Mickey Mantle, MLB, New York Yankees, vintage, Yogi Berra | Comments (7)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor | Commentary
PHILADELPHIA | Despite having thousands of baseball cards, I could probably count on two hands the number of vintage cards I own. While I appreciate their place in collecting history, I’ve never been attracted to older cards.
Whenever I am at a card show, I usually find myself hunting for modern cards – looking for cards of players that I’ve seen in person.
But all that changed last weekend, when I picked up four cards from the 1960s and a photo from 1956.
Posted on September 27, 2011 – 11:16 am | Author: chrisolds
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Racing | 2011 Wheels Main Event, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Danica Patrick, featured, NASCAR, press pass | Comments (8)
Join Beckett Media’s Tim Trout & Andrew Tolentino as they rip into a box of 2011 Wheels Main Event racing cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.
Posted on September 26, 2011 – 6:44 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2011 Donruss Elite Extra Edition, 2011 Playoff Contenders, Anthony Rendon, Brandon Belt, bubba starling, Clayton Kershaw, Eric Hosmer, featured, Gerritt Cole, Josh Hamilton, Justin Verlander, Panini America, Trevor Bauer | Comments (5)
Panini America didn’t waste time with the unveiling of additional images and plenty of details for its first baseball card set under its licensing agreement with the MLB Players Association.
While there are a few months to go before the arrival of 2011 Donruss Elite Extra Edition on Dec. 21 followed swiftly by 2011 Playoff Contenders, which will arrive on Jan. 11, 2012, barring any unforeseen delays, we have images and details for both releases.
Oh, and the details besides autographs of potential future Kansas City Royals star Bubba Starling in DEEE? You can get those and see more … after the jump.
Posted on September 26, 2011 – 2:52 pm | Author: chrisolds
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, MMA | 2011 Topps UFC Finest, featured, Jon "Bones" Jones, Topps, UFC | Comments (0)
Join Beckett Media’s Chris Olds and Bryan Hornbeck as they rip into a pair of 2011 Topps UFC Finest boxes in this latest edition of Box Busters.
Posted on September 26, 2011 – 2:51 pm | Author: tolentinotown
Baseball, Basketball, Beckett Updates, Football | Beckett Baseball, Beckett Basketball, Beckett Football, Justin Verlander, Michael Jordan, Michael Vick | Comments (0)
In today’s shipment of freshly-printed sports titles, we received copies of Beckett Basketball #235, Beckett Baseball #68 and Beckett Football #250. Below you’ll find a snapshot of what each magazine has to offer.
Collectors can also head to our Facebook page to check out additional magazine scans and more. The material, of course can also be seen with a whole lot less squinting with a magazine subscription or online pricing access at Beckett.com/opg.
Posted on September 26, 2011 – 9:42 am | Author: tolentinotown
Football | Darren McFadden, featured, Monday Morning Collector, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Torrey Smith | Comments (4)
By Dan Hitt | Sports Data Publishing Manager
Every Monday morning throughout the NFL season, we’ll select our rookie, veteran and breakout players of the week and provide a run down on why collectors should take notice. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Torrey Smith and Darren McFadden round out our selections for NFL Week Three.
Here’s why …
Posted on September 24, 2011 – 2:36 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | Billy Beane, Brad Pitt, Jeremy Brown, memorabilia, Moneyball, movies, Oakland A's, Scott Hatteberg | Comments (11)
Monday Update: The film brought in $20.6 million during its opening weekend, good for second place. It’s the largest opening weekend for any baseball movie, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com.
Just enjoy the show.
You’ll understand that when you see the new Brad Pitt baseball movie Moneyball, a film that’s really not just a baseball movie — it’s a drama that’s one part sports film, one part business film and, without a doubt, a Film that will resonate for a few people for different reasons.
I have a few, which are reflected in my collection as well as moments in my career.
Posted on September 23, 2011 – 4:07 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail | 2011 Topps Heritage Minor League, Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Bryce Harper, featured, milb | Comments (4)
Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into a pair of 2011 Topps Heritage MiLB cards in this latest episode of Box Busters.
Posted on September 23, 2011 – 4:04 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2012 Topps, baseball cards, Pittsburgh Pirates, Roberto Clemente, Topps | Comments (0)
One of the most beloved players in MLB history will be back on Topps cards starting next year.
Topps announced on Friday that it has reached a deal with the estate of Pittsburgh Pirates legend Roberto Clemente to showcase him on baseball cards beginning with 2012 Topps, which arrives in February.
The multi-year deal includes the rights to showcase him on inserts, cut autographs, Relics and more.
He presently appears on 2,817 cards in the Beckett database with his 1955 Topps Rookie Card checking in at $2,200.
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 September 21, 2011 – 5:25 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2011 Leaf Pete Rose Legacy, baseball cards, Cincinnati Reds, Leaf, MLB, Montreal Expos, Pete Rose, Philadelphia Phillies, Ty Cobb | Comments (10)
Baseball’s career hits leader is one of the sports world’s most polarizing — and, yet in some areas, beloved — figures.
And that enigma that is Pete Rose not lost on Leaf as the company is readying a Pete Rose Legacy set coming in November, which will apparently be chock-full of autographs, memorabilia and more. The high-end offering will include signatures, game-used pieces (a bat and a game-used Montreal Expos jersey were used) and inscriptions … lots of inscriptions.
Because he was banned from baseball for betting on the game, Rose has not appeared on an MLB-approved trading card in a standard set since 1989. That has made his releases since then — there have been plenty from companies that are not MLB-approved — of interest to collectors who prefer to remember Rose for his achievements on the field, not his failures off of it.
Posted on September 21, 2011 – 4:13 pm | Author: chrisolds
Basketball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail | 2010-11 Panini Black Box, Black Box, Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Kobe Bryant, NBA, Panini America | Comments (5)
Join Beckett Basketball’s Rob Springs and Chris Olds as they rip into a pair of 2010-11 Black Box basketball cards from Panini America in this latest episode of Box Busters.
Posted on September 21, 2011 – 3:48 pm | Author: chrisolds
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Football | 2011 TRISTAR Obak, box breaks, Jay Novacek, Obak, Paul Bryant | Comments (0)
Join Beckett Football’s Dan Hitt and Andrew Tolentino as they rip into a box of 2011 TRISTAR Obak football cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.
What will they find inside? Watch and find out …
Posted on September 21, 2011 – 1:24 pm | Author: chrisolds
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Football | 2011 Timeless Treasures, Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Mark Ingram, nfl, Panini America | Comments (8)
Join Beckett Football’s Dan Hitt and Andrew Tolentino as they rip into a pair of 2011 Timeless treasures boxes in this latest edition of Box Busters.
Posted on September 21, 2011 – 1:00 pm | Author: tolentinotown
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Football | 2011 Timeless Treasures Football, Boomer Esiason, Chris Hanburger, Dwayne Harris, Panini America, Ray Rice | Comments (1)
In a soon-to-post Box Busters episode, collectors can watch a two-tin break of 2011 Timeless Treasures Football. But before that, we fired up a scanner to preview Panini America’s new, six-card-per-pack pigskin product.
As the gallery (from a single tin) indicates, the hits are consistent, but their magnitude is a little less stable. More often than not though, “hit or miss” is the best way to describe a low-quantity$100 gamble like this one. Greats like Red Grange, Jim Thorpe and Troy Aikman headline the brand new brand, but their cards aren’t (and shouldn’t be expected) in every pack.
Posted on September 21, 2011 – 9:53 am | Author: chrisolds
Basketball | 2010-11 Totally Certified, basketball cards, John Wall, NBA, Panini HRX | Comments (3)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Basketball Editor
Not long ago, the idea of a video trading card arrived with a lot of noise.
Since then, particularly since their arrival, there’s only been one noise — cha-ching! – as the Panini HRX cards have commanded some serious cash at times on the secondary market.
Posted on September 20, 2011 – 6:12 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Hockey | BGS, featured, sports cards, Vintage sports cards, Your Turn | Comments (12)