Monthly Archives: November 2011

FIRST LOOK: 2011 Prime Signatures Football

For collectors looking for autographs, 2011 Prime Signatures Football seems to be the place to turn.

Panini adds Super Bowl pylons to Black Friday

Black Friday is a shopper’s dream with bargains galore at every mall and major department store.

Box Busters: 2010-11 SP Authentic basketball

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.

First look: 2011 Topps USA Baseball boxed set

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.

Press Pass releases schedule for 2012

Press Pass is releasing a slew of new products for the 2012 racing trading card season. The company has come out with a preview list of its 2012 product line, included are some non-sports titles as well at least three new racing products.

Biggest Busts: Which rookies did you FAIL with?

What rookie/prospect did you go wrong with — and how many cards did you hoard?

Monday Morning Collector: NFL Week 10

Denarius Moore, John Skelton and Tom Brady round out our selections for NFL Week 10. Here’s why…

Photos from the Expo: Day Three

000000 We’re busy wrapping up on the last day at the Toronto Fall Expo, but we wouldn’t dare leave you without any parting images — specifically the few shots of Gordie Howe we managed to snap as he walked towards the autograph pavilion. Stay tuned to Beckett.com in the coming days for plenty more interviews, […]

Voices from the Expo: A game of NHL Spot It!

000000One of the two main brains behind CSE Games,  Fabio Del Rio invited us over to play a round of the company’s latest and greatest. Watch as Beckett Media’s Misti Floyd takes on her younger opponent in mind-bending NHL Spot It!

Pulling with everyday people: Rob the hot dog guy

One of the hardest working vendors at the show, Rob the hot dog guy took the time to open a few packs of cards from now and then.

Photos from the 2011 Toronto Fall Expo: Day two

From the usual show suspects to your run of the mill Britney Spears back tattoos, this is the ongoing gallery from day two at the 2011 Toronto Fall Expo.

Voices from the expo: CuJo SuperCollector Sighting

000000Collector, goalie, and all-around standup Canadian Connie Craig came by the Beckett booth to see if we had the SuperCollector issue of Sports Card Monthly on hand. She was featured in the magazine as a Curtis Joseph SuperCollector. Check out our interview to see just how much CuJo cred she has.

ITG’s Brian Price & the All-Star Jersey evolution

In The Game president Dr. Brian Price takes us deep into hockey’s past with a stout selection from his personal collection.

Voices from the Expo: Allan Levine from ITG Land

In The Game’s Allan Levine gives us a walking tour of one of, if not the largest booths at the show.

Voices from the Expo: Upper Deck and Cards2Kids

Upper Deck’s Chris Carlin gives us the rundown on the company’s wrapper redemption program and introduces us to John Makowiec, the extraordinary young man behind the Cards2Kids charity.

Voices from the Expo: A Redemption Story

Father-son duo Gary and Tyler Quackenbush drop by to share an in-person redemption story at the 2011 Toronto Fall Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo.

First Look: 2012 Topps Museum Collection

It’s 2012 Topps Museum Collection — a high-end line with four packs per box and one Relic or autographed Relic in every pack. Where’s the crazy part come in? Earlier this year — actually less than a month ago — the company teased 2012 Topps Marquee.

Voices from the Expo: Checkoutmycards.com

Booth neighbor Steve Hollander from Checkoutmycards.com discusses his company’s services and gives us his first impressions of the 2011 Toronto Fall Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo.

Photos from the 2011 Toronto Expo: Day one

This is the ongoing gallery from day 0ne at the 2011 Toronto Fall Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo.

Voices from the Toronto Expo: The Panini Booth

Panini America’s Scott Prusha takes us on a tour of the company booth at the 2011 Toronto Fall Expo.

Voices from the Toronto Expo: The Beckett Booth

Beckett Media’s Misti Floyd takes us on a tour of the company booth, explaining what collectors can expect when they swing by at the 2011 Toronto Fall Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo.

Pre-Expo Panini preview : ‘What’s in Scotty’s Bag?’

000000Beckett Media’s Andrew Tolentino and Panini America‘s Scott Prusha sat down to film a special episode of “What’s in Scotty’s bag?”  in the international terminal just before taking off to Toronto. Be sure to watch the video to find out what he was carrying on and what you might be able to win.

The 2011 Toronto Fall Expo: It has begun

000000 By Andrew Tolentino | Editor With a slightly shaky internet connection and the bitter cold moving in, a few folks from Beckett Media have arrived at the 2011 Toronto Fall Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo. Stay tuned to Beckett.com/news and our Facebook page for exclusive footage, photos, interviews and more. In the meantime, feel free […]

Bidding on Cuba’s Yoennis Cespedes heats up with collectors, too

Get out your World Baseball Classic cards from various 2009 Topps brands, boys and girls … there’s some hunting to do.

Upper Deck reveals odds for 2011-12 NHL Series 1

000000 By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor Upper Deck didn’t waste any time letting collectors know about the short prints in 2011-12 NHL Series One. The company released the information on two insert sets – Signature Sensations and UD Game Jersey — on Thursday, the same week the product came out.

Random question: Who do you think has the best autograph … and why?

Who do you think has the best autograph in sports — and why?

Christian Slater signs for Rittenhouse’s forthcoming Star Trek set — but not for cash

Even celebrities have collections such as Christian Slater, the actor most known for his 1990s movies such as Pump Up the Volume, Gleaming the Cube, True Romance and Heathers.

Game-used Mariano Rivera jersey headlines latest Steiner Yankees auction

The jersey Mariano Rivera wore for his 22nd save this season — also Derek Jeter’s 3,000th-hit game — is on the auction block in Steiner Sports’ second-annual Yankees Legends sale and it’s already grabbing attention.

Box Busters: 2011-12 Score hockey cards

Join Beckett Hockey’s Tim Trout and Andrew Tolentino as they rip into a box of 2011-12 Score hockey cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.

***CONTEST CLOSED *** Box Busters: 2011 Panini Justin Bieber 2.0 … oh, and you can WIN a Bieber autograph, too

Join Beckett Media’s Bryan Hornbeck and Andrew Tolentino as they rip into a box of 2011 Panini Justin Bieber 2.0 cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2011 Leaf Pete Rose Legacy

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip some 2011 Leaf Pete Rose Legacy boxes along with Leaf’s Brian Gray in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2011 Leaf Valiant baseball cards

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into a pair of 2011 Leaf Valiant boxes with Leaf’s Brian Gray in this latest episode of Box Busters.

Boxing loses a legend — Joe Frazier dead at 67

The boxing community lost one of its greatest fighters on Monday with the death of Smokin’ Joe Frazier.

Box Busters: 2011 Press Pass Legends Racing Cards

Join Beckett Media’s Tim Trout and Dan Hitt as they tear into two boxes of 2011 Press Pass Legends racing.

First look: 2012 Topps MLB Sticker Collection

Topps unveiled the first details and preview images for its 2012 MLB Sticker Collection on Monday, a 309-sticker collection with some new touches.