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Posted on January 27, 2012 – 2:56 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2012 Topps Pro Debut, featured, milb, minor league baseball, Topps | Comments (9)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
Life down on the farm will be documented on baseball cards once again in 2012.
Topps unveiled its plans for 2012 Pro Debut on Friday, the first of its offerings for the new year under its exclusive deal to produce Minor League Baseball cards.
It will include two autographs and Relics per 24-pack box when it arrives on May 30.
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Posted on January 27, 2012 – 1:05 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2012 Topps, 2012 Topps Solid Golden Greats, Albert Pujols, Babe Ruth, baseball, Beckett Grading Services, Cal Ripken Jr., derek jeter, featured, Hank Aaron, Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig, Mickey Mantle, MLB, New York Yankees, Roberto Clemente, Sandy Koufax, Ty Cobb | Comments (17)
With five days remaining until the arrival of the hobby’s most collected baseball card set, Topps has pulled back the curtain on a set of rather lustrous cards that will be found in packs of 2012 Topps as redemptions.
They are the Solid Golden Greats, 1/1 cards made out of 14-karat gold that have been slabbed in a custom holder by Beckett Grading Services, the grading and card authentication division of Beckett Media.
Posted on January 27, 2012 – 1:04 pm | Author: chrisolds
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Pro Wrestling | 2012 TRISTAR TNA Reflexxions, box breaks, Box Busters & Ripping Retail, featured, Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Rosita, TNA, TNA Knockouts, TRISTAR | Comments (1)
Join Beckett Media’s Chris Olds and Bryan Hornbeck as they rip into a pair of 2012 TRISTAR TNA Reflexxions boxes in this latest edition of Box Busters.
What will they find inside? Watch and find out …
Posted on January 27, 2012 – 12:22 pm | Author: chrisolds
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Football | 2011 Topps supreme, Box Busters & Ripping Retail, featured, nfl, Topps | Comments (4)
Join Beckett Football’s Dan Hitt and Andrew Tolentino as they rip into a pair of 2011 Topps Supreme boxes in this latest edition of Box Busters.
Posted on January 27, 2012 – 7:10 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2012 Topps, 2012 Topps Prime 9, Albert Pujols Frank Robinson, Alex Rodriguez, Babe Ruth, Ernie Banks, featured, Hank Aaron, Mickey Mantle, Reggie Jackson, Willie Mays | Comments (1)
Topps‘ Prime 9 redemption card program returns once again for 2012 with cards for nine stars from the past and present to be found at participating hobby shops around the country.
Beginning Feb. 13, collectors can take the redemptions that they find in packs of the 2012 Topps flagship set, arriving Wednesday, and exchange them for that week’s card.
Posted on January 26, 2012 – 8:47 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail | 2011 Bowman Chrome, 2011 Topps Update, Bryce Harper, featured, MLB, Topps, Topps Value Boxes | Comments (28)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor | Commentary
While the first Topps baseball cards of 2012 are as less than a week away, there’s been another baseball card offering — at retail, no less — that has had message boards and collectors elsewhere a buzzin’ with some big pulls that seem to be consistently busting the odds.
Key word, seem.
These 2011 Topps Value Boxes (above) include five eight-card retail packs of 2011 Topps Update, one hobby pack of 2011 Bowman Chrome, a Diamond Anniversary code card and a bonus card of Bryce Harper for just under $15 at most chain stores, though some have the boxes discounted at 25 percent off to help clear space for 2012 products. The single Chrome packs have seemed to deliver quite well for some — at least three SuperFractors of note and Harper autographs have been reported coming out of the packs among other good cards. One of those Supers? Eric Hosmer.
That got me wondering — and ripping — over the last few weeks. My results?
Posted on January 26, 2012 – 5:28 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Hockey | Gordie Howe, NHL, Panini America | Comments (0)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor
Legendary hockey star Gordie Howe is making his rounds as of late.
Next up, he will be found at Panini America‘s booth at the NHL All-Star Fan Fair at the Ottawa Convention Center on Friday.
Howe will be interacting with fans at the booth from 3-4:30 p.m., and signing special over-sized Panini cards.
This coincides with a wrapper redemption program the company will be hosting the whole weekend. Read more about that here.
Susan Lulgjuraj is a contributing editor for Beckett Media. You can email Susan here. Follow her on Twitter here.
Posted on January 26, 2012 – 11:17 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Non-Sports | Abraham Lincoln, Bill Clinton, JFK, John F. Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe | Comments (10)
Presidents of the United States have romantic, polarizing pasts. We remember some as great men and others have simply been forgotten.
But to rise to President is a great achievement, one that will be recorded and taught to children everywhere. Presidents and those associated with the White House have their own group of collectors, chasing after rare products and coins that depict their images.
Famous Fabrics is releasing a set that should appeal to a broad group of collectors on Presidents, Vice Presidents, First Ladies and respective associates – aptly named 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. The product is scheduled to be released mid-February.
Posted on January 25, 2012 – 4:38 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Hockey | Mario Lemieux, NHL, Ryan Nugent Hopkins, Sidney Crosby, Upper Deck | Comments (0)
In one more day, the NHL Fan Fest in Ottawa will be upon us. Upper Deck has announced its plans for hockey fans and collectors to get exclusive cards.
“When the NHL All-Star Game is in a great hockey market like Ottawa, we really try to pull out all the stops to make it a memorable experience for hockey fans in attendance,” said Jodi Wasserman, Upper Deck’s Director of Marketing. “We’re anticipating a great turnout, so we’ve come up with a highly sought-after lineup of All-Star redemption card sets to hand out each day of the show.”
Open three packs of any 2011-12 Upper Deck hockey product (Victory is excluded) at the UD booth and receive one 2011 three-card All-Star pack. Wrapper redemptions are limited to one pack per customer per day.
Posted on January 25, 2012 – 12:32 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2012 Topps, 2012 Topps Golden Ticket, autographs, featured, Hank Aaron, Ken Griffey Jr, Willie Mays | Comments (15)
Topps continued its week of 2012 baseball set teases on Wednesday as it showed the world what its Golden Tickets will look like when collectors start ripping into the flagship product beginning next week.
Ten of the tickets will be placed into hobby boxes — each good for a gold-infused MLB ball signed by Hank Aaron, Willie Mays and Ken Griffey Jr.
Yes, all three legends will sign each ball.