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Posted on December 31, 2011 – 11:56 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail | 2003 Topps 205, 2003 Topps 205 Series 2, Delmon Young, Dontrelle Willis, featured, Felix Pie, Hank Aaron, MLB, Rich Harden, T205, tobacco cards, Topps | Comments (2)
Join Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds as he rips into a box of 2003 Topps 205 Series 2 baseball cards in this retro edition of Box Busters.
What did he find inside? Watch and find out …
Posted on December 31, 2011 – 11:55 am | Author: chrisolds
Hockey | Goon, hockey movies, Jay Baruchel, Liev Schreiber, NHL, Seann William Scott, sports movies, The Goon | Comments (2)
This hockey movie coming in March needs hockey cards.
That is all.
– Chris Olds
Posted on December 30, 2011 – 1:34 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Football | Aaron Rodgers, cam newton, football, Jerry Rice, Joe Namath, Kurt Warner, nfl, Peyton Manning | Comments (3)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor
After a well-received rookie debut, Topps Five Star Football is back for a sophomore campaign.
The company released some teaser photos earlier this week to get football fans excited for the high-end product ready to come out in mid-February.
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Posted on December 29, 2011 – 4:07 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2011 Donruss Elite Extra Edition, Dante Bichette, featured, Ichiro Suzuki, MLB, MLBPA, Panini America, Trevor Bauer | Comments (11)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor | Commentary
Some of the first behind-the-scenes glimpses of real, printed cards from Panini America’s first MLBPA-approved baseball card set, 2011 Donruss Elite, have arrived.
Now, it’s time for some first impressions before the product’s arrival next week …
– No logos? So what? Look at that Ichiro card. It’s better than others I saw, but it’s not as bad as many collectors’ knee-jerk or default reactions/preferences will likely make it out to be. (Also will be more of a moot point on mem cards in later products.)
Posted on December 29, 2011 – 4:04 pm | Author: chrisolds
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Non-Sports | 2011 Topps American Pie, featured, Non-Sports, Topps | Comments (5)
We know you guys love some of the stuff that Chris Olds rips into in his Ripping Retail videos … now, Beckett Media contributing editor Susan Lulgjuraj gets into the act.
What will she find when she rips? Watch and find out …
Posted on December 29, 2011 – 11:39 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Basketball | Brandon Knight, featured, Kemba Walker, Kyrie Irving, Markeif Morris, Marshon Brooks, NBA, Norris Cole, Panini America | Comments (6)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor | Commentary
Basketball collectors are in a unique situation with their sport. They get to watch games and analyze rookies before any product is released. There will be at least two months of games to figure out who this year’s top rookie is going to be.
But as we’re less than a week into the season, the paring will take time as the best young emerges.
Here’s a list of six rookies to watch as the NBA gets underway — after the jump:
Posted on December 28, 2011 – 11:40 am | Author: tolentinotown
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Hockey | 2011-12 Pinnacle, 2011-12 Pinnacle Hockey, Buffalo Sabres, featured, hockey cards, NHL, Panini America | Comments (4)
Beckett Hockey‘s Andrew Tolentino tears into a box of 2011-12 Pinnacle.
Watch to find out what he pulled from such great heights.
Posted on December 27, 2011 – 11:08 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail | baseball cards, Classic, Donruss, Excell Marketing, featured, Fleer, MLB, Score, Target, Topps, Upper Deck | Comments (8)
Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he explores what can be found in a $9.99 250-card baseball pack from Excell Marketing in this latest Ripping Retail video.
Posted on December 27, 2011 – 9:19 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail | 2010 Topps Allen & Ginter, baseball cards, Ripping Retail, Topps, Upper Deck | Comments (1)
Join Beckett Media’s Chris Olds as he rips into a $9.99 10-pack baseball repack from Excell Marketing in this latest edition of Ripping Retail.
What was inside? Watch and find out …
Posted on December 27, 2011 – 5:06 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 1952 Topps, 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle, 1984 Donruss, 1984 Topps, 1984 Topps Traded, Beckett Baseball, Cal Ripken Jr., Don Mattingly, Dwight Gooden, Juan Samuel, Kirby Puckett, Roger Clemens | Comments (8)
As we ready ourselves for new calendars, it’s easy to look back on the past year that was cardboard and assess.
However with two more baseball products to come for 2011, we’re not quite there yet — so that led me to look back a little further.
How far? December 1984 — just the second issue of Beckett Monthly magazine.