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Posted on February 29, 2012 – 11:07 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail | 1957 Topps, 1958 Topps, 1959 Topps, 1960 Topps, 1961 Topps, 1962 Topps, 1966 Topps, 1967 Topps, 1968 Topps, baseball cards, High Numbers, MLB, Vintage cards | Comments (8)
Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds noticed that a lot of you noticed his recent vintage baseball card grab bag video, so naturally he picked up another vintage baseball card grab bag to video just for you — and he’s hoping you’ll notice once again.
What will he find inside this time? Watch and find out …
Posted on February 29, 2012 – 10:16 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail | 1980s, baseball cards, Donruss, Fleer, Score, Topps, Upper Deck | Comments (0)
Join Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds as he rips into a single pack of a 1980s classic in this Ripping Retail retro video.
What did he buy? What will he find inside? Watch and find out …
Posted on February 29, 2012 – 9:10 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 1963 Topps, 2012 Topps Heritage, Albert Pujols, Alex Rodriguez, Brett Lawrie, Buster Posey, derek jeter, featured, Jesus Montero, Justin Verlander, Matt Moore, MLB, New York Yankees, Stephen Strasburg, Topps, Topps Heritage | Comments (27)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
This year’s edition of the hobby’s annual throwback to yesteryear, Topps Heritage, isn’t set to arrive in hobby shops until March 14, but we got our hands on an early retail box and cracked it without the cameras rolling.
We’ll hold off on any in-depth analysis of what we found until our forthcoming Box Busters episode and instead let you examine some of what we found for yourself among the colorful throwback cards in the style of 1963 Topps.
After the jump, you can find a massive 40-card preview gallery of what we found inside … and you just might notice some quirks among the cards seen here to get you guessing what Topps might have up its sleeve in this year’s set. Also be sure to take our poll (and leave a comment) to offer your first impressions.
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Posted on February 29, 2012 – 8:37 pm | Author: chrisolds
Non-Sports | 1966 Monkees Series A, 2011 Pop Century, autographs, Davy Jones, music memorabilia, Non-Sports, The Monkees | Comments (3)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor
Cheer up, Sleepy Jean.
Davy Jones, one of the four members of the 1960s band The Monkees, died on Wednesday at age 66, leaving a career chronicled via music, television shows and, of course, trading cards.
Jones sang lead vocals on the band’s final No. 1 hit in the U.S., “Daydream Believer,” and, of course, was one of the key targets of hijinks — as the little guy — during episodes of the band’s television show, which ran for parts of three years and won two Emmys. According to Billboard, the band sold more albums than the Rolling Stones and The Beatles combined in 1967.
Posted on February 29, 2012 – 6:02 pm | Author: chrisolds
Basketball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail | 2011-12 NBA Hoops, basketball, Jeremy Lin, NBA, New York Knicks, Panini America | Comments (0)
Join Beckett Basketball‘s Chris Olds as he rips into three 2011-12 NBA Hoops hobby packs in this Box Busters teaser video.
What did he find? Watch and find out …
We’ll have a full box break later this week.
Posted on February 29, 2012 – 11:16 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2011 Playoff Contenders, 2011 playoff contenders baseball SPs, autographs, featured, Panini America | Comments (4)
Panini America‘s newest edition of Playoff Contenders baseball is barely a week old — and that’s an eternity for many collectors wondering which autographed cards are short-printed in this year’s set.
The company took care of that mystery on Wednesday when it released the tiers of SPs in the MLBPA-approved product.
The rarest card in the product is the Rookie Tickets card of No. 2 overall pick Danny Hultzen, which is limited to just 87 copies.
See the rest of the list … after the jump.
Posted on February 29, 2012 – 11:08 am | Author: tolentinotown
Football | 1965 Topps Football, 1984 Topps Football, 2012 Topps Football, featured, Quarterback Immortals, Retro cards | Comments (9)
By Andrew Tolentino | Football Editor
Hold tight, football fans. There’s plenty of time before the next season starts, and we’re still more than 50 days away from the 2012 NFL draft, but Topps is already building hype with its basic football brand.
The pre-preseason preview has officially begun. 2012 Topps Football hits the streets in early August with familiar appeal and new, old-fashioned fun. Behold.
Posted on February 28, 2012 – 7:09 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Football | 2011 Playoff Contenders Football, cam newton, football, nfl | Comments (8)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor
If you look closely at the Rookie Tickets in 2011 Playoff Contenders Football, you might have noticed a slight difference in the photos of the same player.
There are small discrepancies, but Panini America has made variations to all 36 cards in the subset.
Want to know exactly what you’re looking for? Well, check out the photo gallery with pics below. Click on the images twice for a full-size look.
Posted on February 28, 2012 – 6:48 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2012 Topps Opening Day, Albert Pujols, Gio Gonzalez, Jose Reyes, MLB, Topps, Trevor Cahill | Comments (10)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
We got a chance to open some packs of 2012 Topps Opening Day baseball cards without the cameras rolling on Tuesday, well in advance of the arrival of the retail staple’s debut on March 7.
We’ll save the details for the Box Busters and more to come, though.
For now, check out some of the cards — inserts and notable uniform updates for a few players not seen in 2012 Topps Series 1 — that we found inside.
Posted on February 28, 2012 – 12:31 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Basketball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Football, Golf, Hockey, Soccer | 2012 Upper Deck World of Sports, featured, Rick Santorum, Upper Deck | Comments (3)
Join Beckett Media’s Chris Olds, Bryan Hornbeck and Dave Sliepka as they rip into a pair of 2012 Upper Deck World of Sports boxes in this latest edition of Box Busters.
What will they find inside? Watch and find out …