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Posted on December 23, 2011 – 7:51 pm | Author: chrisolds
Football | @timtebow, Denver Broncos, featured, football cards, nfl, Panini America, press pass, Tebow autograph, Tim Tebow, Topps | Comments (12)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor
When he was in college at the University of Florida, it was clear that Tim Tebow was a cultural icon for football-crazed fans down in The Swamp.
Now, a couple of seasons into his NFL career, he’s been called a “Mile High Messiah.”
But when it comes to football cards, autographs and memorabilia you can give the Denver Broncos quarterback a different name, though — one that sums up his ability to sell merchandise, command top dollar for his autographs and yet keep fans coming back for more without yet being a QB who can throw for 300 yards a week without blinking.
You can call him “Mr. Must-Have.”
“We’ve considered Tim Tebow a ‘must-have’ inclusion since the day he declared he was entering the NFL Draft,” said Panini America VP of Marketing Jason Howarth. “Tim is a truly unique presence who transcends the sport of football and who can take the appeal of football cards to countless new collectors.”
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Posted on December 23, 2011 – 1:00 pm | Author: chrisolds
Basketball | 2011 Preferred, basketball cards, Chris Paul, featured, John Wall, Kobe Bryant, NBA, Panini America | Comments (10)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Basketball Editor
Panini America‘s offered the first looks and basic product information for its first NBA product of the 2011-12 card season Friday, and it’s a high-end return to the court made up of three past favorites.
It’s 2011 Preferred basketball, and it’s comprised of cards echoing three past products in the company’s portfolio — Panini’s Choice (a nod to Cramer’s Choice from the Pacific days), Crown Royale Silhouettes and Donruss Signatures. In fact, it’s a “three-brand” product without “base” cards at all as every card in the set is autographed except for a selection of booklet cards.
Set to arrive in late-February, this $200-per-pack product will include three autographed cards and one six- or eight-piece booklet card in every pack.
Posted on December 23, 2011 – 12:16 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Basketball | Blake Griffin, Chris Paul, David Stern, DeAndre Jordon, featured, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA | Comments (0)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor
Many basketball fans are going to love watching a basketball team in Los Angeles this season.
No, not that one. The other one … the Los Angeles Clippers.
With the Clippers’ Blake Griffin essentially on the highlight reel every night last season, fans had something to cheer about, but the addition of Chris Paul has elevated excitement. The Clippers now have two stars on a team that has only had six winnings seasons since the franchise began as the Buffalo Braves back in 1970.
Posted on December 22, 2011 – 1:55 pm | Author: chrisolds
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Non-Sports | 2011 Topps American Pie, American History, Charlie Sheen, Facebook, featured, ipod, Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon, Kurt Cobain, Michael Jackson, MTV, music memorabilia, non-sports cards, O.J. Simpson, pop culture, Steve Jobs, The Ramones, Topps, Twitter | Comments (5)
Join Beckett Media’s Chris Olds and Bryan Hornbeck as they rip into two boxes of 2011 Topps American Pie in this latest edition of Box Busters.
What will they find inside? Watch and find out …
Posted on December 22, 2011 – 12:04 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Non-Sports | 1927 New York Yankees, 2011 Donruss Limited Cuts, autographs, baseball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail, featured, Hall of Fame, New York Yankees, Panini America | Comments (4)
Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into a pair of $200 2011 Donruss Limited Cuts packs in this latest edition of Box Busters.
What will they find inside? Watch and find out.
Posted on December 22, 2011 – 12:03 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Golf | golf, Jack Nicklaus, Leaf | Comments (5)
Golf collectors haven’t had a trading card set dedicated to their sport since 2005.
That about to change in 2012 as Leaf is readying Leaf Metal Golf — a set that will feature a number of world-class golfers and will be loaded with autographs, all be signed directly on the cards.
Posted on December 21, 2011 – 11:42 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Non-Sports | 2011 Topps American Pie, America Pie Relic, featured, Jimi Hendrix, music memrorabilia | Comments (5)
Despite Jimi Hendrix’s popularity as a musician and pop culture icon, he doesn’t have many trading cards to his name.
In fact, before this year, Hendrix has just one listed in the Beckett database: 2001 American Pie. Keep in mind that the non-sports database is not complete, but always growing with new listings.
Ten years later, Topps included Hendrix in American Pie once again. The 2011 version, however, has Hendrix on base cards, parallels and coin collection cards.
Posted on December 21, 2011 – 4:31 pm | Author: chrisolds
Beckett Updates | Beckett Graded Card Price Guide, Beckett Grading Services, BGS, graded cards, PSA, SGC | Comments (1)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
If you’ve been missing the Beckett Graded Card Investor magazine or are late buying a Christmas gift for your collector, you might have a new option straight from Beckett Media.
It’s the first Beckett Graded Card Price Guide book, which arrived in hobby shops and bookstores this week — a 384-page documentation of sales data for cards that have been professionally graded.
The book includes pricing for baseball, football, basketball, golf, hockey, racing, non-sports and Magic cards.
Posted on December 21, 2011 – 1:28 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Non-Sports | Amy Okuda, Cryptozoic Entertianment, Felicia Day, gaming, The Guild, Wil Wheaton | Comments (0)
Putting together The Guild trading card set was a unique undertaking for Cryptozoic Entertainment from start to finish.
It’s based on web series about gamers where episodes range from three to eight minutes. Not your average television show. But the company saw all the perfect elements in The Guild to create a set – and throw a party to get it finished.
“As huge fans of the show, it was easy for us to see that it had everything we look for when we evaluate properties for trading cards: a large, dedicated audience, and creators who are passionate about what they do and are in touch with their fans,” Cryptozoic’s brand manager Miranda Anderson said. “The Guild is a hit show with viewership that can compete with many televised programs, but it has the freedom of being a web series. The other benefit is that their built-in viewers are gamers and collectors already, making them a very desirable market.”
Posted on December 21, 2011 – 12:03 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Hockey, Non-Sports, Pro Wrestling, Racing, Soccer | Beckett Sports Card Monthly, featured, game-used, game-used memorabilia, Panini America, Topps, Upper Deck, Your Turn | Comments (31)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor
It seems like everything has been made into a memorabilia card through the years — though some items moreso than others.
Now, we want to know which ones stand out to you … which types of cards you’d want to see in future card sets?
We’re not wanting a dream list or a who’s who of sports legends. We simply want to know …
What types of game-used memorabilia cards would you like to see more of (in any sport)?