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Posted on November 28, 2011 – 8:52 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Football | NFL Green Bay Packers, Vince Lombardi | Comments (0)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor
Vince Lombardi’s legacy will forever be remembered by football fans – no matter what team you root for.
Three league titles and winning Super Bowls I and II are really just the tip when it comes to Lombardi. The Green Bay Packers coach affected many lives. Some of those memories and sentiments will be captured on card by Leaf in its forthcoming Vince Lombardi Legacy Collection.
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Posted on November 26, 2011 – 7:43 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | Albert Pujols, Albert Pujols signs, Albert Pujols signs with Angels, baseball cards, Chicago Cubs, featured, Florida Marlins, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB, New York Yankees, Topps, totally fake baseball cards | Comments (21)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor | Commentary
This year’s biggest question in baseball is “Where will Albert Pujols go?” and it’s one that has ramifications for the game, its salary records and, of course, for many a baseball card collection.
In short, it’s kind of a big deal.
Last year around this time, we presented to you 30 totally fake Derek Jeter cards and it was a bit of a server-busting sensation with a quarter-million hits in a single day … so we decided to do it again. Here are … drumroll … 30 totally fake Pujols baseball cards.
Reactions to the Miami Marlins’ new uniforms have been mixed to say the least … so maybe Pujols will force a change if they really want him to sign? (Unless, of course, he’s too old.) That’s just one burning question. Others might wonder what Pujols would look like in a Yankees uniform? What might he look like wearing Dodger Blue? What might he look like as a Pittsburgh Pirate?
You can see them all on a card that just might — but we seriously doubt it — appear in 2012 Topps Heritage … after the jump.
Posted on November 23, 2011 – 4:30 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail | 2011 Bowman Draft, Aflac, Bryce Harper, bubba starling, featured, Superfractor, Trevor Bauer | Comments (7)
Join Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into a pair of 2011 Bowman Draft Picks boxes in this latest edition of Box Busters.
What will they find inside? Watch and find out …
Posted on November 23, 2011 – 4:29 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Football | 8D Network, Chris Chambliss, Curtis Granderson, game-used memorabilia, Joe Namath, New York Yankees, Pablo Sandoval, Robinson Cano, Russell Martin, Vida Blue, Willie McCovey | Comments (0)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
A trio of game-used New York Yankees jerseys from one memorable game this season — and one from a rather memorable game from 35 years ago — have hit the auction block through the 8D Network‘s first auction, which launched today.
The biggest item of them all is a pinstriped jersey with even more history to it — one worn by Chris Chambliss when he won the 1976 American League pennant for the Yankees with a walk-off home run in the ALCS. Bidding will start at $25,000.
The 8D Network is a collaborative effort between athletes and an offshoot of Game-Used Universe to help raise money for causes that the athletes themselves want to support. The organization launched its public presence at this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago.
Younger fans of the Yankees might better remember a game from not long ago — Aug. 25 t0 be exact — when the Bronx Bombers made a little more history. In that one, they became the first team in MLB history to have three grand slams in the same game. The jerseys worn by Curtis Granderson, Russell Martin and Robinson Cano are also on the block as they were obtained from Steiner Sports for the sale.
Posted on November 23, 2011 – 3:57 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Hockey, Racing | black friday, Blowout Cards, Dave & Adams Card World, Panini America, press pass, Topps | Comments (2)
Black Friday is one of those days that collectors mark on their calendars because they know deals can be had.
You know, just like anyone else.
But the difference for collectors comes in that some online retailers — those known for low prices and high volume — will make the No. 1 sales day of the year not only one about door-busting deals — but also one about luck and added promotion. That’s, for example, where BlowoutCards.com‘s Thomas Fish comes in as he’s always been considered one of the most promotion-savvy dealers around.
“It’s always our main goal to offer items to our customers at the best possible prices all year long, not just on Black Friday,” Fish said. “We utilize the Black Friday promotion as our special way to thank each and every one of our customers for their loyalty and support throughout the year.
“Like most online retailers, Black Friday is our single largest sales day of the year, [but] we use the Black Friday platform as our No. 1 customer appreciation day of the year as well.”
Posted on November 23, 2011 – 1:00 pm | Author: tolentinotown
Hockey | D&D Meats, panini, Panini America, Score Hockey, Tony DeMaria, Voices from the Expo | Comments (1)
By Andrew Tolentino | Hockey Editor | Meat lover
If you’ve ever been to the Toronto Expo, you’re probably familiar with a certain aroma of dried, cured and smoked meats permeating throughout the room. We’ve been back home for more than a week now, and I’m still having dreams and experiencing phantom whiffs of the stuff.
Ignoring autograph guests and vintage hockey cards for a moment, we followed our noses to Tony DeMaria’s D&D Meats booth — the source of such food fantasia. After sampling our fair share of his product, Panini America‘s Chris Reed and I had the pleasure of ripping into a few packs with the 15-year Expo veteran.
Watch to find out what meat master DeMaria thought about some of the non-edible goods at the show.
Posted on November 23, 2011 – 12:45 pm | Author: chrisolds
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Soccer | 2011 SP Game-Used Soccer, Contest, featured, landon donovan, MLS, soccer, Upper Deck | Comments (24)
Join Beckett Media’s soccer gurus Brian Fleischer and Dave Sliepka as they rip into a pair of 2011 SP Game-Used in this latest edition of Box Busters.
What will they find inside? Watch and find out … it’s worth the wait.
Oh, and if you want a chance to win a box — and more — watch the video.
Posted on November 23, 2011 – 9:27 am | Author: tolentinotown
Beckett Updates | featured, Gravy, Hobby Hand Turkey, Holidays, Thanksgiving | Comments (17)
By Andrew Tolentino | Editor
Thanksgiving is upon us. But before we all begin fighting over drumsticks and putting gravy on everything just before falling victim to the tryptophan, it’s important that we reflect for just a moment.
Making his glorious return, the Hobby Hand Turkey wants to ruffle our feathers for a change by asking us to name five things we’re thankful for. These could be pieces that you have in your personal collection, cards that you want but don’t have, or heck — they don’t even have to be cards.
If you have a moment, feel free to join us and other collectors in sharing five (mostly) hobby-related things you’re grateful for.
Posted on November 22, 2011 – 9:19 pm | Author: chrisolds
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Football | 2011 Certified, Box Busters & Ripping Retail, football cards, nfl, Panini America | Comments (2)
Join Beckett Football’s Dan Hitt and Andrew Tolentino as they rip into a pair of 2011 Certified football card boxes from Panini America in this latest edition of Box Busters.
Posted on November 22, 2011 – 9:17 pm | Author: chrisolds
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Racing | 2012 Press Pass, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Danica Patrick, Jeff Gordon, NASCAR, Tony Stewart | Comments (1)
Join Beckett Media’s Tim Trout and Andrew Tolentino as they rip into a box of 2012 Press Pass racing in this latest edition of Box Busters.