Monthly Archives: September 2011

Steve Delabar’s first cards came long before debut

Steve Delabar’s strong debut, or perhaps just his story, has prompted a bit of interest in his baseball cards.

First look: 2011 Topps Five Star Football

Topps reveals details regarding its 2011 Topps Five Star Football release.

The Force is strong with this odd MLB-approved piece

What is this weird MLB-approved item? It’s a three-sided statue of Giants closer Brian Wilson frozen in Carbonite on one panel and has Han Solo as immortalized in The Empire Strikes Back on another.

Weekly Highlights (Sept. 12 – Sept. 15)

Beckett.com’s weekly highlights for Sept. 12 – Sept. 15.

Box Busters: 2010-11 Dominion Hockey Cards

Beckett Media’s Tim Trout and Andrew Tolentino rip into a box/pack of 2010-11 Dominion Hockey.

Beckett Baseball Bonus: Videos from the Panini & MLBPA news conference

Thanks for reading the December issue of Beckett Baseball and coming here for multimedia relating to the issue’s cover story and main package. This is a compilation of the videos shot by editor Chris Olds during the Panini news conference announcing its deal with the MLBPA.

Box Busters: 2011 Topps Platinum Football Cards

Beckett Media’s Dan Hitt and Andrew Tolentino rip into two boxes of 2011 Topps Platinum Football.

Box Busters: 2011 Finest Football Cards

Beckett Media’s Dan Hitt and Andrew Tolentino rip into two boxes of 2011 Topps Finest Football.

Josh Hamilton has come full circle on cards

Josh Hamilton talked about baseball cards with the assembled media — you don’t get that all too often — but he also talked about a little more, something that should really bring home the place that baseball cards just might have for many.

Panini reaches its goal faster than expected

ARLINGTON, Texas | Panini America’s goal when it first entered the United States’ sports collectibles market in 2009 was to have a presence in all four major sports.

BREAKING: Panini lands MLBPA baseball card license

Panini America and the Major League Baseball Players Association have signed a multi-year deal giving the Texas-based division of the world’s largest collectibles company the right to make MLBPA-approved baseball cards beginning this year.

Panini joins forces with Pepsi for NFL Rookie of the Week promotion

Panini America produces virtual trading cards for Pepsi’s NFL Rookie of the Week promotion.

First look: 2011 Panini Plates & Patches Football

Previewing Panini’s 2011 Plates & Patches Football product.

First look: 2011 Topps Precision Football

Topps announces details regarding its 2011 Topps Precision Football, set to release in late January, 2012.

Willie Mays to sign autographs for Topps

Legendary Hall of Famer Willie Mays will sign autographs for Topps products next year.

Topps gets in on the Nicktoons MLB Action

The Nicktoons MLB video game from 2K Sports arrives in stores today with a little something extra that just might create a collecting challenge for a few.

Press Pass releases short print info for 2011 FanFare

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor Racing fans just got an update from one of their most recently released sets as Press Pass announced the short prints from 2011 Press Pass FanFare. This product is one of the higher-end products when it comes to racing, though it’s making its debut here. Each pack runs $19.99 […]

Topps adds final four signers to autograph checklist in 2011 Bowman Draft

With Bowman Draft Picks and Prospects set to release in two months, Topps has finalized the autograph prospect list.

Hobby related or not, how do you remember 9/11?

Beckett welcomes collectors to share their memories from 9-11.

Monday Morning Collector: NFL Week 1

Every Monday morning throughout the season, we pick a rookie, veteran and breakout player of the week. Here are our selections for NFL week one.

Panini provides the first 2010-11 Dominion video break

While visiting the manufacturer’s crosstown printing facility, Panini America’s Tracy Hackler and Karvin Cheung sat down to sample the sealed goods from 2010-11 Dominion.

Real-life Nike MAGs auction takes us ‘Back to the Future’ for a cause: Which company will buy a pair?

Nike produces real-life Nike MAGs from “Back to the Future II” to benefit the fight against Parkinson’s disease and support The Michael J. Fox Foundation.

There he goes: Green Bay’s Randall Cobb becomes first rookie to make noise this season

If you weren’t watching the Green Bay Packers too closely tonight, you may have missed Randall Cobb’s 108-yard kick return for a touchdown.

One for the Flutie SuperCollectors out there …

Her name is Alexa Flutie — and you just might recognize her name if you’re a football fan.

A patriotic piece of Packers memorabilia straight from Lambeau Field

As we march toward the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks with a new NFL season here this evening with the Packers-Saints game, one new piece of one-of-a-kind memorabilia up for grabs each and every week has a bit more appeal than it might in different days.

First look: 2011-12 Pinnacle Hockey

Busy primping its pinnacle 2010-11 product (Dominion), Panini America managed to deliver details about its actual Pinnacle brand.

Box Busters: 2011 ITG Canadiana

Join Beckett Media’s Chris Olds and Bryan Hornbeck as they rip into a box of 2011 ITG Canadiana cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Winner or loser Poll: 2011 Topps Chrome Sepias

The new Sepia Refractors in 2011 Topps Chrome — a new creation for this year that just might have some potential staying power.

Ripping Retail: 2011 Topps Chrome Baseball Value Pack

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into a 2011 Topps Chrome baseball value pack in this latest Ripping Retail video.

Giveaway brings back lost art … trading simply

All it takes to trade baseball cards there is a code, a pick and click — no post office trips, stamps, envelopes or anything else.

Topps clarifies Chrome USA Baseball redemption mistake

Collectors ripping into boxes of 2011 Topps Chrome baseball cards arriving today may find a redemption card for a set of USA Baseball cards.

Box Busters: 2010-11 The Cup

Join Beckett Hockey’s Tim Trout and Andrew Tolentino as they rip into a box of 2010-11 The Cup hockey cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Topps celebrates Stephen Strasburg’s return with additions to 2011 Bowman Sterling

Topps knows how big of a deal its exclusive player Stephen Strasburg was for baseball — and the hobby as a whole last year — before his injury.

Stephen Strasburg returns Tuesday … you ready?

Exactly 368 days after it was revealed that he would need season-ending and career-threatening Tommy John elbow-ligament replacement surgery, Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg’s MLB return was confirmed Tuesday evening.

Weekly Highlights (Aug. 29 – Sept. 2)

Beckett.com’s weekly highlights for Aug. 29 – Sept. 2.