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Posted on October 27, 2011 – 8:54 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2011 Bowman Chrome, 2011 Topps Update, Bryce Harper, featured, MLB, Topps | Comments (23)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
For those of you who have chased Bryce Harper cards this year but have come up short in your quest to find a card of the Washington Nationals’ teenage prospect, there’s another shot out there with some pretty good odds.
As in one in three … for one particular shade of Harper.
Overall, though, he’s guaranteed in every single box.
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Posted on October 26, 2011 – 1:11 pm | Author: tolentinotown
Hockey | 2011-12 SPx Hockey, Cody Hodgson, featured, John Tavares, Jonathan Toews, Patrick Roy, Sidney Crosby | Comments (7)
By Andrew Tolentino | Hockey Editor
Leaking more details about its upcoming lineup, Upper Deck recently divulged details about2011-12 SPx Hockey.
Collectors will have to wait until late January – early February to break the updated brand, but the specs and highlights should suffice for now.
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Posted on October 26, 2011 – 12:20 pm | Author: tolentinotown
Football | Adrian Peterson, Facebook, featured, Oklahoma Sooners, Texas Longhorns, University of Oklahoma, University of Texas, Vince Young | Comments (2)
Beckett Football editor Andrew Tolentino recently found himself on the losing end of a friendly wager he made on the Beckett Media Facebook page, and this is his comeuppance.
Congratulations to collector (and Sooner supporter) Lee Patton who won the 2011 Texas-OU weekend “Destroy Tolentino’s Vince Young card” contest.
Posted on October 26, 2011 – 10:57 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | Babe Ruth, derek jeter, Don Mattingly, elston howard, George Steinbrenner, Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig, Mickey Mantle, New York Yankees, Reggie Jackson, Roger Maris, Thurman Munson, Whitey Ford, Yogi Berra | Comments (3)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor | Commentary
As Major League Baseball is on the cusp of crowning its latest World Series champion and Beckett Media‘s Holiday Gift Guide issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly is being readied for a trip to the printer, it was fitting that I received a certain piece of mail on Wednesday morning.
It was a 16-DVD Yankeeography megaset (which I won in a contest online) from A&E — a collection that highlights the 27-time World Series champs and their greatest players.
While I haven’t even gotten to the 44 hours of content on the DVDs — got some work on a World Series magazine to do before that can happen — just flipping through the 32-page book that houses the discs themselves is a lesson in Yankee lore and quite an impressive printing and packaging display.
Posted on October 25, 2011 – 4:11 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail | 2011 Bowman Chrome, Bryce Harper, featured, MLB, Topps | Comments (6)
Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into a pair of 2011 Bowman Chrome boxes in this latest edition of Box Busters.
What will they find inside? Watch and find out…
Posted on October 25, 2011 – 12:15 pm | Author: tolentinotown
Hockey | 24/7 Penguins/Capitals, Alex Ovechkin, DVD, featured, HBO, NHL Winter Classic, Pittsburgh Penguins, Sidney Crosby, Washington Capitals | Comments (0)
Come December, hockey fans will be looking forward to the 2012 NHL Winter Classic, but HBO will be offering a look back at last year’s ride.
With the release of 24/7 Penguins/Capitals: Road to the NHL Winter Classic — a four-part, behind-the-scenes series, the home entertainment powerhouse is bringing the action to DVD. Headlined by trading card titans Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby, the detailed drama of both teams comes to a compelling climax on the outdoor rink in Pittsburgh.
This marks the first time that the Emmy-award-winning HBO Sports team has joined forces with the NHL — and the end result should be epic. The DVD hits shelves on Dec. 6, but be sure to stay tuned to Beckett.com and Beckett Hockey for a chance to win a copy.
Posted on October 24, 2011 – 7:03 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2007 Topps, 2011 World Series, baseball cards, featured, Ron Washington, Texas Rangers | Comments (0)
With Ron Washington‘s Texas Rangers primed to potentially win the World Series with just one more win this season, it’s interesting to think about the fact that, not long ago, his future as the team’s manager was once in question.
Take a look back at commentary piece from March 17, 2010, after the jump, and notice the way he apologized — with no excuses.
Meanwhile, now he’s on the cusp of being on top of his profession.
There’s something to be said for that — a lot — and that says plenty about Ron Washington today. — Chris Olds
Posted on October 24, 2011 – 10:01 am | Author: tolentinotown
Football | DeMarco Murray, Drew Brees, featured, Monday Morning Collector, nfl, NFL Week 7, Tim Tebow | Comments (2)
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 rundown on why collectors should take notice. Tim Tebow, DeMarco Murray and Drew Brees round out our selections for Week 7. Here’s why…
Posted on October 22, 2011 – 12:53 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2012 Topps Marquee, derek jeter, Evan Longoria, featured, Hank Aaron, MLB, Nolan Ryan, Topps, Willie Mays | Comments (44)
Topps has teased what its Topps Marquee baseball set will look like next year by releasing a few mocked up card images for the second edition of the high-end line coming in 2012.
While we’re still letting this year’s version sink in, it looks like they might be a winner — but we want to know what you think. Tell us in a comment or on our poll. You also can see additional images after the jump.
Love it or hate it: 2012 Topps Marquee
Posted on October 21, 2011 – 8:20 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2005 Topps All-Time Fan Favorites, 2006 Topps All-Time Fan Favorites, Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, MLB, Theo Epstein, Theo Epstein autograph, Topps | Comments (2)
Theo Epstein, the man who built the Boston Red Sox into a World Series winner and killed The Curse of The Bambino, has traded one curse for another.
He’s now officially the president of baseball operations for the Chicago Cubs.
Epstein is one of few MLB executives to have appeared on a baseball card — eight in the Beckett.com database. (He was set to sign 200 cards for Topps‘ Fan Favorites sets in 2005 and 2006 — cards still listed as redemptions in the database — but I don’t believe he signed.) Read More »