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Posted on October 21, 2011 – 3:10 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2012 Topps Opening Day, Bernie Brewer, Brett Anderson, Daniel Bard, Jon Jay, Mitch Moreland, Neftali Feliz, Topps, Tyler Colvin | Comments (4)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
Opening Day is 165 days away but if you can’t wait that long, you can pick up Opening Day — from Topps – on March 7.
The company unveiled the newest installment of the low-priced baseball card offering on Friday, a product that will include 220 cards in the base set, an insert card in every pack and more.
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Posted on October 20, 2011 – 4:57 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
MMA | knockout, memorabilia, MMA, UFC | Comments (3)
By SUSAN LULGJURAJ | Contributing Editor
When you open 2012 UFC Knockout, don’t cringe at the redemption card.
Read the fine print.
Because there are redemptions in 2012 UFC Knockout for whole memorabilia pieces – not cards.
Posted on October 19, 2011 – 9:59 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | Alexi Ogando, Alexis Ogano, featured, milb, minor league baseball, MLB, Texas Rangers, Vancouver Canadians | Comments (5)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor | Commentary
Texas Rangers pitcher Alexi Ogando probably isn’t a household name, but he was an All-Star this season and a key piece of the puzzle for the team’s return trip to the World Series.
But there’s another puzzling bit of Ogando’s story that comes via cardboard … you see although he pitched in 44 games last season for the American League champs, he hadn’t appeared on a single MLB card until some of this year’s Topps releases — meaning he was a star on the field before he even had a bonafide Rookie Card.
Now, he’s got several — all of which are competing for collectors’ attention as his team has an eye on its first World Series championship. So, which one is a winner? I’ll leave that one for the prospectors and wheelers/dealers. The card that caught my attention Wednesday night when Ogando was on the mound during Game 1 actually came from way back in 2004 when Ogando was still an outfield prospect for the Oakland A’s known as Alexis Ogano.
Posted on October 19, 2011 – 2:32 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | featured, St. Louis Cardinals, Texas Rangers, Topps, World Series | Comments (13)
Whichever team wins, Topps has it covered.
The lone fully licensed manufacturer of MLB trading cards unveiled its plans for a World Series commemorative team set on Wednesday, just hours before the first pitch of Game 1 between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Texas Rangers.
Whether it’s the Rangers or the Cardinals emerging victorious, Topps will release a 27-card set featuring the champions. There will be 20 player cards, one manager card and two highlight cards apiece from the League Division and Championship Series as well as two World Series highlight cards.
The sets will carry a $9.99 suggested retail price and will be in stores by Nov. 23.
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 October 19, 2011 – 2:31 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail | 2011 Finest, 2011 Topps Finest, autographs, Dustin Ackley, Eric Hosmer, featured, Mike Moustakas, mike trout, MLB, Refractors, Topps | Comments (6)
Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into a pair of 2011 Topps Finest boxes in this latest edition of Box Busters.
What will they find inside? Watch and find out …
Posted on October 19, 2011 – 1:34 pm | Author: chrisolds
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Hockey | 2011-12 O-Pee-Chee, featured, NHL, O-Pee-Chee | Comments (2)
Join Beckett Hockey’s Tim Trout and Andrew Tolentino as they rip into a box of 2011-12 O-Pee-Chee hockey cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.
Posted on October 18, 2011 – 2:51 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2011 Onyx Authenticated Preferred Players Collection 2nd Edition, autographs, featured, MLB, MLBPA, Onyx Authenticated | Comments (9)
Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into a case of 2011 Onyx Authenticated Preferred Players Collection 2nd Edition baseballs in this latest installment of Case Busters.
Posted on October 18, 2011 – 1:50 pm | Author: tolentinotown
Hockey | 2010-11 Cards, Beckett Hockey, Cardboard Awards, featured, In The Game, Panini America, Upper Deck | Comments (11)
By Andrew Tolentino | Hockey Editor
It’s that time of year again…
We’re busy prepping the 2010-11 cardboard awards issue of Beckett Hockey issue and we wanted to turn some of the nominee-naming process over to the collectors on Beckett.com.
Copy and paste the blank-slate ballot (after the jump) in the comment field to write in the products and players that you find worthy of these coveted cardboard awards. Weigh in on as many or as few categories as you’d like, and be sure to explain your choice(s) in a sentence or two — you might just find your name next to your nomination in the December issue of Beckett Hockey.
Posted on October 17, 2011 – 12:27 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Hockey, Non-Sports | 2011 Donruss Limited Cuts, featured, Panini America | Comments (13)
Panini America‘s Americana line has been a hit-per-pack product before — but with this new line its apparent goal is to be a cut above the rest.
And that happens with a cut in every single pack.
Arriving in late-December will be 2011 Donruss Limited Cuts, a multi-sport and non-sport product that includes more than 140 deceased baseball Hall of Famers as well as notable names from politics, pop culture and other sports. All cards will be numbered to 49 or less with more than 200 cards on the checklist limited to 15 or fewer copies, according to the company.
Posted on October 17, 2011 – 10:36 am | Author: chrisolds
Football | Ahmad Bradshaw, Andy Dalton, featured, John Beck, Monday Morning Quarterback, nfl | Comments (0)
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.
Here are our selections for Week 6, which include Andy Dalton, John Beck and Ahmad Bradshaw.