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Posted on February 27, 2012 – 9:57 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Baseball | 2011 Allen & Ginter, codemaster, featured, Ginter code | Comments (7)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor
The Ginter Code was a tough one this year. Unlike year’s past when it took days or even just a few short weeks to figure out the puzzle, the 2011 code took seven months to finally get cracked.
Topps is closer to the release of 2012 Allen & Ginter than it is of the release that had this crazy puzzle.
Finally, a group of three men broke through.
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Posted on February 27, 2012 – 3:00 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2011 Prime Cuts, autographs, Deion Sanders, Ernie Banks, featured, Jose Bautista, Ken Griffey Jr, licensing, Matt Kemp, MLBPA, nicknames, Panini America, Randy Johnson, Reggie Jackson, Ryan Braun, Ryan Howard | Comments (24)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor | Commentary
The ongoing saga of how collectors might react to Panini America‘s MLBPA baseball cards offered its lasted chapter on Monday as the company teased a number of cards yet to the signed for its forthcoming Prime Cuts product.
And it all left me saying “Who needs logos when you have inscriptions?”
Prime Cuts is set to include a Notable Nicknames autographed insert set — which means Albert Pujols here should be adding something like “The Machine” signed alongside his pricey sig. That’s an addition that doesn’t come cheap.
Posted on February 24, 2012 – 9:15 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail | 1957 Topps, 1958 Topps, 1959 Topps, 1963 Topps, 1966 Topps, baseball cards, featured, Topps, vintage | Comments (4)
Join Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds as he rips into something he picked up at a hobby shop (gasp!) and found a great piece of trivia inside in this latest edition of (sorta) Box Busters.
What did he buy? Watch and find out …
Want to comment on the video? Find it at www.beckett.com/news
Posted on February 24, 2012 – 10:52 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2012 Topps, 2012 Topps Prime 9, Atlanta Braves, Hank Aaron, Topps | Comments (14)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
If you have card No. 3, then you have the guy who was once known for 755.
You know, 755 career home runs.
Topps has announced its third HTA Prime 9 card, and it’s Hank Aaron who is the third player to be part of its hobby shop redemption card program.
Posted on February 23, 2012 – 11:24 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2008 Topps Allen & Ginter Team Orange, 2011 Topps Triple Threads, 2011 Topps Triple Threads American History Relic, baseball cards, Christopher Holmes, featured, John Henry, MLB, Topps, Wheelbarrow Walker | Comments (33)
A former Topps employee filed a lawsuit in a New York Supreme Court last week seeking more than $4 million in damages after his image was used on a trading card without his permission.
Christopher Holmes, a former long-time brand manager for the company, was featured on five trading cards depicting him as the folk hero John Henry, a former slave who helped build railroads in mystifying fashion.
According to court documents, Holmes has “suffered public ridicule, degradation, humiliation, emotional distress, economic damages and other injuries” due to the American History Relic card, which was released in 2011 Topps Triple Threads. He also alleges that the cards are in violation of New York Civil Rights Law, which prohibits “the use of a person’s name, portrait, picture or voice for the purposes of advertising or trade without the written consent of the subject.”
Holmes, who had been employed by the company since 1994, was photographed while an employee last July, but he was terminated from the company without good cause, according to court documents, on Aug. 26. The cards were released in Triple Threads on Sept. 28.
Posted on February 22, 2012 – 7:49 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail | 2011 Playoff Contenders, 2011 Playoff Contenders Baseball, Archie Bradley, baseball cards, Dylan Bundy, featured, Gerrit Cole, MLB, MLBPA, Nick Swisher, Panini America | Comments (15)
Join Beckett Baseball‘s Brian Fleischer and Chris Olds as they rip into a pair of 2011 Playoff Contenders Baseball boxes from Panini America in this latest edition of Box Busters.
What will they find inside? Watch and find out …
Posted on February 22, 2012 – 5:17 pm | Author: chrisolds
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Football | 2011 Playoff Contenders, 2011 Playoff Contenders Football, autographs, box breaks, Box Busters & Ripping Retail, cam newton, featured, Jake Locker, Julio Jones, nfl, Panini America | Comments (8)
Join Beckett Football’s Dan Hitt and Andrew Tolentino as they rip into a pair of 2011 Playoff Contenders boxes in this latest edition of Box Busters.
Posted on February 22, 2012 – 4:14 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Basketball | 2011-12 NBA Hoops, Bob Cousy, Jason Terry, Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson, Panini America, Wilt Chamberlain | Comments (1)
Almost a year ago, Panini America asked collectors to come up with an insert set for an upcoming NBA product.
Collectors were asked to vote on theme, name of the insert, checklist and also design for the cards. It was a insert set essentially made by collectors.
Well, Panini has unveiled the inserts that you – the collector – has made and will be live in 2011-12 NBA Hoops, which should be out next week.
The 20-card set is named “A Night to Remember” and features some of the greatest NBA players in history such as Wilt Chamberlain and Magic Johnson. But current stars weren’t forgotten either as guys such as Dwight Howard and Kobe Bryant made the list.
Posted on February 22, 2012 – 3:40 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Football | 1894 mayo, college football, featured, football cards, Harvard, John Dunlop | Comments (4)
Attics and basements, old storage units and safe deposit boxes. These are the kind of places collectors store things away, sometimes even forgotten about.
Many people have found treasures in strange places, most recently a Michigan family who unearthed a rare find when going through an old farmhouse after a recent family death. They found many old items, but one thing caught their eye: a slew of vintage football and boxing trading cards, according to a report from WSBT-TV.
The family held on to the cards and got in touch with a local card shop. It was a good thing they didn’t trash the collection.
Posted on February 21, 2012 – 6:35 pm | Author: chrisolds
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Racing | 2012 Press Pass Total Memorabilia, Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Danica Patrick, featured, Jimmie Johnson, NASCAR, press pass, Tony Stewart | Comments (5)
Join Beckett Media’s Dan Hitt and Chris Olds as they rip into a pair of 2012 Press Pass Total Memorabilia racing boxes in this latest edition of Box Busters.