Posted on November 22, 2011 – 11:23 am | Author: chrisolds
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Hockey | 2011-12 Certified hockey, box breaks, Box Busters & Ripping Retail, NHL, Panini America | Comments (2)
Join Beckett Hockey’s Tim Trout and Andrew Tolentino as they rip into a box of 2011-12 Certified hockey cards from Panini America in this latest edition of Box Busters.
What will they find inside? Watch and find out …
Posted on November 21, 2011 – 8:38 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Football | baseball, football, game-used cards, game-used memorabilia, JO Sports Co., MLB, nfl | Comments (16)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
The New York Daily News reported on Monday night that three sports memorabilia dealers pleaded guilty to mail fraud on Monday as part of a long-running investigation conducted by the FBI and other federal agencies.
The three dealers were Bernard Gernay of Howell, N.J., Bradley Horne of Sunset, S.C., and Jarrod Oldridge of Las Vegas, who, according to the story “acknowledged that they altered jerseys obtained from retail outlets and other sources to make them appear to be used in games by pro athletes.”
Oldridge is the owner of JO Sports Co., a company with deals in place with 14 NFL teams to sell game-used memorabilia. Gernay is the owner of Pro Sports Investments, while Horne is the owner of Authentic Sports Memorabilia Inc.
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Posted on November 21, 2011 – 6:36 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Hockey | 2011-12 Panini Certfied Hockey, Derek Stepan, hockey, New York Rangers, NHL, Panini America | Comments (1)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor
As you put together a base set of 2011-12 Panini Certified Hockey, don’t go crazy looking for card No. 150.
In the base version, Derek Stepan doesn’t exist.
Posted on November 21, 2011 – 10:56 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2008 Playoff Contenders, baseball cards, featured, Greg Halman, MLB, Seattle Mariners, Topps | Comments (3)
Seattle Mariners outfielder Greg Halman was found dead at a home in Rotterdam, Netherlands, on Monday, the victim of a stabbing wound. He was 24.
Halman’s 22-year-old brother was taken into custody for questioning.
In his second season with the Mariners, Halman hit .230 with tw0 home runs and six RBI in 35 games. He hit .299 with three homers and 15 RBI this season in limited action at Triple-A Tacoma. For his career, he was a .251 hitter over seven minor-league seasons with 118 home runs, 332 RBI and 109 stolen bases.
Posted on November 20, 2011 – 10:36 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Hockey | Donald Brashear, hockey, In The Game, itg, Marty McSorley, NHL, Tony Twist | Comments (2)
When it comes to hockey, fans loves scorers. Guys who swish around the ice and have that uncanny way of finding the back of the net.
When it comes to a second favorite type – you can surely expect enforcers to be at the top of the list. In The Game is commemorating this group of burly guys and creating an Enforcers set.
Posted on November 20, 2011 – 4:22 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Baseball, Football, Hockey | black friday, MLB, NBA, nfl, NHL, Panini America | Comments (13)
Panini America has given you information about its Black Friday extravaganza with Super Bowl pylon cards to its first MLBPA baseball cards, but Sunday is when the big news came rolling in.
Select dealers across the country are participating in the wrapper redemption programs and collectors wanted to know if their local shop is in. Well, the wait is over as Panini released a preliminary list of participating dealers.
Check it out below.
Posted on November 20, 2011 – 3:14 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Basketball | ABA, Dr. J, Julius Erving, NBA, SCP Auctions | Comments (2)
One of the most iconic basketball figures sold off his entire collection in auction that ended Sunday.
Julius Erving – better known as Dr. J – got rid of everything from championship rings to watches to trophies and game-worn clothing. The 144 pieces netted Erving $3.5 million at SCP Auctions, based out of Laguna Niguel, Calif. Read More »
Posted on November 18, 2011 – 10:45 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Hockey | hockey, NHL, Stanley Cup, Upper Deck | Comments (2)
The Stanley Cup could show up in some crazy places. On top of a mountain, on a joy ride, or even used to give a child a bubble bath (Remember that ESPN commercial?).
Upper Deck created an unannounced insert set in this year’s 2011-12 NHL Upper Deck Series 1 that showed off how the Boston Bruins celebrated their time with the Cup with an insert aptly named “Day with the Cup,” the company said in a release.
Posted on November 17, 2011 – 4:35 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail | 2011 Topps Tier One, Babe Ruth, baseball cards, Eric Thames, featured, George Sisler, MLB, Roy Halladay, Topps | Comments (17)
Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into not one but two boxes of 2011 Topps Tier One baseball cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.
Posted on November 17, 2011 – 11:00 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Non-Sports | Cryptozoic Entertianment, The Vampire Diaries | Comments (1)
The Vampire Diaries is everyone’s (almost) favorite group of bloodsuckers.
The CW hit became popular when it premiered in 2009, grabbing the attention of supernatural drama fans.
Cryptozoic Entertainment added another element for fans – a set of trading cards with autographs and memorabilia cards.
Posted on November 16, 2011 – 5:31 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Baseball, Football | 2010 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospects, 2010 Bowman Draft Prospects, Colorado Rockies, eBay, featured, Josh Booty, MLB, NCAA, Ricky Williams, Russell Wilson, Topps, University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Badgers | Comments (44)
Russell Wilson baseball card owners might get a letter from the University of Wisconsin if they have his cards for sale.
Wilson has cards in 2010 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospects, 2010 Bowman Draft Prospects and 2010 Topps Pro Debut after he was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 2010 draft and played second base this summer for the Class-A Asheville Tourists.
However, Wilson is also the quarterback for the Wisconsin Badgers. He transferred there from N.C. State. He has thrown for 2,416 yards and 25 touchdowns for the 8-2 Badgers this season.
Posted on November 16, 2011 – 11:10 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
MMA | 2011 UFC Moment of Truth, brock lesnar, MMA, Topps, UFC | Comments (2)
MMA collectors are just two weeks away from a new product release: 2011 Topps UFC Moment of Truth.
This looks to be one of the most comprehensive sets Topps has put out when it comes to UFC.
Posted on November 16, 2011 – 10:28 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Hockey, Non-Sports, Pro Wrestling, Racing | baseball cards, Beckett Grading Services, BGS 10, MLB, NASCAR, NBA, nfl, NHL | Comments (26)
For the first Random Question, click here.
Random Question time … What one card would you want as a perfect BGS 10?
Just like the first question, I don’t have a distinct, definitive reply, but rather a few cards that might qualify. The real question one must first ask is whether you’d pick a card for the money — or for a card you’d want. Let us know which way you’d go …
Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball magazine. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.
Posted on November 15, 2011 – 10:57 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Football | 2011 Totally Certified football, Barry Sanders, Emmitt Smith, nfl, panini, Panini HRX, Walter Payton | Comments (5)
Video cards are coming to football.
Panini America is bringing HRX video trading cards to 2011 Totally Certified Football, which is due out in January.
Panini began the video card experiment with basketball and will be doing a number of similar promotions with it. Just like the basketball cards, the HRX video cards will feature exclusive videos, autographed versions and 1/1 gold autographed versions.
Posted on November 15, 2011 – 10:56 pm | Author: chrisolds
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Football | Adrian Peterson, Box Busters & Ripping Retail, University of Oklahoma, University of Texas, Upper Deck, Vince Young | Comments (0)
Join Beckett Football’s Dan Hitt and Andrew Tolentino as they rip into a pair of new Upper Deck football boxes in this latest edition of Box Busters.
Posted on November 15, 2011 – 9:10 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Football | 2011 Prime Signatures, cam newton, Dan Marino, featured, John Elway, nfl, panini | Comments (4)
For collectors looking for autographs, 2011 Prime Signatures Football seems to be the place to turn.
Scheduled for a mid-February release with autographs from rookies, veterans and legends, the product is a “re-imagined upgrade of the 2002 Playoff Prime Signatures Football issue,” Panini wrote in a release.
Posted on November 15, 2011 – 7:22 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Football | Aaron Rodgers, black friday, featured, nfl, panini, super bowl | Comments (9)
Black Friday is a shopper’s dream with bargains galore at every mall and major department store.
Over the last few years, card companies and hobby shops have been getting involved with the day-after-Thanksgiving bonanza, which has became famous for door-busting deals.
This year, Panini America is trying to make Black Friday memorable for football lovers, especially Green Bay Packers fans.
Posted on November 15, 2011 – 1:07 pm | Author: chrisolds
Basketball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail | 2011-12 SP Authentic, college basketball, Michael Jordan, Tim Hardaway, Upper Deck | Comments (4)
Join Beckett Basketball’s Rob Springs and Chris Olds as they rip into a pair of 2011-12 SP Authentic basketball boxes in this latest edition of Box Busters.
Posted on November 14, 2011 – 4:31 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2011 USA Baseball, featured, Topps, USA Baseball | Comments (7)
The red, white and blue are back — in boxed set form — once again.
Topps released the basic information for its 2011 USA Baseball box set on Monday — an annual collecting staple that lets collectors get some of the earliest cards of potential future stars years before they might ever play in the big leagues all in one place.
This year’s set, which will include seven autographs, three Relics and a 61-card base set in every box, will arrive on Dec. 14.
Posted on November 14, 2011 – 4:10 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Racing | NASCAR, press pass, racing | Comments (1)
Update: Added shipping dates added Dec. 6.
Press Pass is releasing a slew of new products for the 2012 racing card season. The company has come out with a preview list of its product line for next year and included are some non-sports titles as well at least three new racing products.
New products means some favorites are off the calendar for now, but Press Pass is trying something different for NASCAR and racing collectors.