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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.
What will they find inside? Watch and find out …
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)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
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.
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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.
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor | Commentary
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 email@example.com. 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.