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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 …
It’s time for the MLB postseason and that means we’ve got a great deal for you. This weekend only, get 15 percent off any new one, six, or 12-month baseball Online Price Guide subscription – that’s Oct. 1-2 only.
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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.
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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.