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Posted on November 30, 2011 – 10:58 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Non-Sports | Rittenhouse Archives, Star Trek | Comments (2)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor
Star Trek: The Next Generation is, well, on to its next generation of trading cards.
Rittenhouse Archives announced the addition of Star Trek: The Complete TNG (1991-1994) Series 2 to its assortment of non-sports cards.
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Posted on November 30, 2011 – 3:52 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 1989 Topps Traded, featured, Hank Aaron, Ken Griffey, Ken Griffey Jr, Ken Griffey Jr. autographs, MLB, Topps, Upper Deck, Willie Mays | Comments (36)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor | Commentary
The biggest hobby news of this week was Topps signing Ken Griffey Jr. to an autograph deal beginning next year, and instantly after hearing that the idea of the card above — an autographed 1989 Topps Traded buyback card — came to my mind.
Griffey’s deal is a notable one for Topps as he’s perhaps the Mickey Mantle of the 30-something generation, the face of an era that forever changed cardboard. He was also, unmistakably, the face of Upper Deck, which had him as an exclusive spokesman for years before this deal.
Beginning in 2012, though, he’s one of Topps’ biggest draws with his first autographed cards from the company set to arrive in Tribute and Gypsy Queen — two of the more-popular brands of this year which will look even stronger with Junior’s ink in tow.
And that got me thinking …
Posted on November 30, 2011 – 2:03 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Racing | 2012 Press Pass Total Memorabilia, Danica Patrick, featured, Maryeve Dufault, NASCAR, press pass, racing, Tony Stewart | Comments (8)
Press Pass‘ 2012 schedule is full of new trading card lines. The first of Press Pass’ new NASCAR product comes out in February with Total Memorabilia.
This high-end release will feature a memorabilia or an autographed memorabilia card in every nine-card pack.
Posted on November 29, 2011 – 7:21 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail | Ben McDonald, Bernie Williams, box breaks, CMC, Frank Thomas, Jeff Bagwell, Juan Gonzalez, Kevin Maas, ProCards, Ripping Retail, Steve Avery, Tim Salmon, Tino Martinez | Comments (8)
Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds rips into a box of baseball cards that’s more than 20 years old in this latest retro edition of Ripping Retail.
What was inside? Watch and find out …
Posted on November 29, 2011 – 7:20 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Non-Sports | Cryptozoic Entertianment, The Walking Dead | Comments (4)
The Walking Dead are getting closer.
Cryptozoic Entertainment is bringing the show about zombies closer to its fans as only the entertainment company knows how – through trading cards.
The Walking Dead Trading Cards is scheduled to come out in mid-December. Packs should cost around $3.50 with five cards in a pack and 24 packs in a box.
Posted on November 29, 2011 – 4:22 pm | Author: chrisolds
Basketball | 1997-98 Upper Deck Game Jerseys Autograph, autographs, eBay, featured, Michael Jordan, NBA, Upper Deck | Comments (9)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Basketball Editor
It’s a good thing that the NBA lockout appears to be over — now somebody else might have a chance to star on cardboard.
With current action at a standstill, many a collector has looked backward to a safe player to sink their hobby dollars into — a guy whose buying power remains years after his career ended. (So much buying power that he was the cover story of a recent Beckett Basketball issue, by the way.)
His name? Michael Jordan.
Posted on November 29, 2011 – 2:17 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Hockey | 2011-12 Panini Contenders Hockey, featured, NHL, Panini America | Comments (3)
As the second installment of Panini Contenders Hockey nears its release, a closer look at the product seems as though there is something for every type of collector.
Set collectors get chase elements, those looking for big hits can find rare booklet autographs and other low-numbered hit cards. Player collectors could find on-card autographs of their favorites, while team collectors will find an assortment of base cards and inserts.
Posted on November 29, 2011 – 1:21 pm | Author: tolentinotown
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Hockey | 2011-12 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey, 2011-12 Upper Deck Series One, featured, Ryan Nugent Hopkins | Comments (9)
Join Beckett Hockey‘s Tim Trout and Andrew Tolentino as they tear into two boxes of 2011-12 Upper Deck Series One Hockey. Watch to find out which Young Guns and other finds they found inside.
Posted on November 28, 2011 – 11:01 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | autographs, featured, Ken Griffey Jr, Ken Griffey Jr. autographs, MLB, Topps, Upper Deck | Comments (17)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
A modern-day legend has a new home.
Topps announced Monday morning that Ken Griffey Jr. has signed an autograph deal with the longest-running manufacturer of baseball cards to appear in its products starting in 2012.
Griffey previously was an exclusive spokesman and signer for Upper Deck — and the face of a generation’s cardboard boom — has never signed a Topps card for a certified release. In all, the future Hall of Famer has signed more than 1,100 different cards since his cardboard debut and appears on 13,683 different baseball cards in the Beckett.com database.
Posted on November 28, 2011 – 10:37 am | Author: tolentinotown
Football | Beanie Wells, Matt Ryan, nfl, NFL Week 12, Roy Helu | 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 run down on why collectors should take notice. Roy Helu, Beanie Wells and Matt Ryan round out our selections for NFL Week 12. Here’s why… Read More »