Monthly Archives: September 2011

Box Busters: 2011 Topps Marquee baseball cards

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.

Beckett Update: Get 15 percent off OPGs Oct. 1 – 2

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.

Olds’ Hobby Mailday: Sept. 30 edition

Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds breaks down a mailday of purchases made over the last few months on Checkoutmycards.com.

Artist Jared Kelley signs with Sports Kings and In The Game trading cards

Artist Jared Kelley has signed an exclusive deal to paint for Sport Kings and In the Game trading cards.

Oklahoma Sooners are getting their own set

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor 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 […]

And the Oscar goes to …

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.

Moneyball gives small sports memorabilia company some big exposure

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.

Auction alert: Packers sketch card by Kevin-John

Sports artist Kevin-John partners with Beckett Media for a 1/1 Green Bay Packers championship sketch card.

Lou Gehrig: The real deal? A mistake? An altered card? Something else? Take our poll …

However, one 2010 Triple Threads Bat Knobs card of Lou Gehrig hit eBay with a hefty price tag and with something 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.

Elston Howard’s story sparks my interest in vintage

Elston Howard was the first black player in New York’s history – and yet I feel he has fallen through the proverbial cracks when it comes to Yankee history.

Box Busters: 2011 Wheels Main Event

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.

Panini teases more to come in Donruss Elite Extra Edition and Playoff Contenders baseball sets

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.

Box Busters: 2011 Topps UFC Finest

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.

Title Teasers: Baseball, Football & Basketball

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 […]

Monday Morning Collector: NFL Week 3

Beckett’s Dan Hitt selects three standouts from NFL Week 3.

Moneyball: Just enjoy the show

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 (capital F) that will resonate for a few people for different reasons.

Box Busters: 2011 Topps Heritage MiLB cards

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.

Topps adds Roberto Clemente to its 2012 lineup

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.

Card gallery: Leaf readies Pete Rose Legacy set

Baseball’s career hits leader Pete Rose is one of the sports world’s most polarizing — and, yet in some areas, beloved — figures.

Box Busters: 2010-11 Black Box basketball cards

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.

Box Busters: 2011 TRISTAR Obak football cards

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.

Box Busters: 2011 Timeless Treasures football cards

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.

Box Busters preview: 2011 Timeless Treasures Football

Scans from Beckett Media’s 2011 Timeless Treasures Football Box Break.

What appears on a Panini video card, anyway? (w/poll)

Not long ago, the idea of a video trading card arrived with a lot of noise.

Vintage: Does what’s new define what’s old? (w/poll)

Does defining what’s vintage come down to a bit of a philosophical question?

Leaf Poker is on the way with new autograph inserts

Poker as a sport? Maybe. But poker in trading card form gets no argument.

The Texas Longhorns are coming to cardboard

One of the most iconic teams in college football history will be memorialized in trading cards next month.

Your turn: Obsessin’ over Ovechkin

Tell us why you’re obsessed with collecting Alex Ovechkin for a chance to be in the November issue of Beckett Hockey.

Entrepreneur John Rogers knows the worth of a few pictures – and it’s good business

Arkansas entrepreneur John Rogers is a noted collector — he paid $1.62 million for a Honus Wagner T206 card in 2008 — but the next step for him was to own the original pieces that have made a few baseball cards in the past but really are items that have helped shape something much more impressive, something more indelible.

New Steiner items commemorate Rivera’s MLB record

New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera now sits atop the all-time saves list with 602 — and counting — and that means one thing … Steiner Sports has the commemorative memorabilia covered.

Sneak peek: Upcoming Topps products’ wax boxes

Topps has plenty of baseball and football products to come for the rest of this year, and it has released teaser images of precisely what some of those products’ wax boxes will look like.

Moneyball is almost here … and collecting the movie’s memorabilia won’t be too tough

The newest piece of Moneyball memorabilia is this week’s issue of Sports Illustrated, which features Brad Pitt on the cover. This is sure to be a popular item for sports-minded autograph seekers to get signed.

Box Busters: 2011 Topps Chrome baseball cards

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into a pair of 2011 Topps Chrome boxes in this latest episode of Box Busters.

Dominion vs. The Cup: Comment to win

Dominion or The Cup? Let us know which highest-of-high-end hockey product you prefer for a chance to win a P.K. Subban Rookie Card.

Monday morning collector: NFL Week 2

By Dan Hitt | Sports Data Publishing Manager Every Monday morning throughout the NFL season, we’ll select a rookie, a veteran and a  breakout player of the week and provide a rundown on why collectors should take notice. Denarius Moore, Tom Brady and Matt Stafford round out our selections for NFL Week Two.