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Posted on March 29, 2012 – 5:23 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail | 1963 Topps, 2012 Topps Heritage, Box Busters & Ripping Retail, featured, MLB, Topps | Comments (2)
Join Beckett Baseball‘s Brian Fleischer and Chris Olds as they rip into a box of 2012 Topps Heritage baseball cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.
What will they find inside? Watch and find out …
Posted on March 29, 2012 – 4:47 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail | 2012 Topps Tribute, Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Dustin Ackley, featured, MLB, Paul O'Neill, Topps, Topps Tribute | Comments (7)
Join Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into a box of 2012 Topps Tribute cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.
Posted on March 29, 2012 – 10:34 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | Albert Pujols, Alex Rodriguez, David Ortiz, derek jeter, featured, Matt Kemp, McFarlane Toys, MLB, New York Yankees, Tim Lincecum | Comments (5)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
McFarlane Toys is going uptown with a limited edition statue of one Bronx Bomber.
Each limited edition statue of New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter will be signed by Todd McFarlane himself when they are available for pre-order to the public beginning on April 7.
The 12-inch resin statue is the first sports figure of that type made by McFarlane, though the program started in November. It will have a pair of plaques on its base (see full image after the jump) with Jeter’s achievements during his past 17 years in pinstripes noted with the figure trimmed with a facade fitting only for a Yankee.
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Posted on March 28, 2012 – 4:42 pm | Author: chrisolds
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Hockey | 2011-12 ITG Captain-C, hockey, In The Game, itg | Comments (3)
Join Beckett Hockey’s Andrew Tolentino and Bryan Hornbeck as they rip into a pair of 2011-12 ITG Captain-C boxes in this latest edition of Box Busters.
Posted on March 28, 2012 – 4:39 pm | Author: chrisolds
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Non-Sports | 2012 Upper Deck Avengers Assemble, Captain America, Iron Man, Upper Deck, Video | Comments (0)
Join Beckett Media’s Bryan Hornbeck and Andrew Tolentino as they rip into a box of 2012 Upper Deck Avengers Assemble cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.
Posted on March 28, 2012 – 3:15 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Hockey | 2011-12 Between the Pipes, Bernie Parent, Dominik Hasek, featured, Henrik Lundqvist, In The Game, Mike Richter, Niklas Backstrom, Patrick Roy, Roberto Luongo | Comments (5)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor
In The Game is having a party where all hockey collectors are invited.
The company is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of Between the Pipes, a product featuring the best goalies in the history of the game.
“This collection has always featured many of the best goaltenders around and it has evolved over time,” ITG said in a release. “It was a landmark for hobbyists as it was the first stand-alone product that was devoted to protectors of the crease and had a great mix of autographs and game-used memorabilia as well.”
Posted on March 28, 2012 – 10:52 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | Baden Axe, baseball bats, game-used, game-used memorabilia, Jimmy Rollins, Philadelphia Phillies | Comments (0)
Courtesy of Phillies Network
Sports fans are often all about the details in their card sets and their collections.
But if you’re a game-used memorabilia collector, then you know that the details are even more important — sometimes the difference between something being real and fake.
Now, though, with a new type of bat being used by some MLB players during spring training this year, there’s something new for game-used collectors to look for. It’s the Baden Axe — a model with a simple difference as its knob is skewed and tapered. That allows for less friction with the player’s hand during swings and doesn’t force a player to pay attention to which way the label is facing when he bats.
While that may not mean much to most of us, it might mean a lot more to players. And it certainly might mean something on the game-used memorabilia front.
Posted on March 28, 2012 – 10:42 am | Author: tolentinotown
Football | 2012 Topps Platinum Football, Andrew Luck, featured, First look, Paul Wall, RG3, Robert Griffin, Robert Griffin III, Topps | Comments (11)
By Andrew Tolentino | Football Editor
Come September, Paul Wall could very well be busting packs of Topps football cards to renovate that world-famous grill of his. (Is Paul Wall still relevant?)
Topps Platinum football hits the streets on Sept. 3 — chock-full of hard-signed autographs, rare Refractors and plenty of shiny things to satisfy even the most discerning of rap artists. Read More »
Posted on March 28, 2012 – 10:05 am | Author: chrisolds
Football | 2012 Bowman, card licensing, featured, nfl, NFL PLAYERS, Topps, Topps Strata | Comments (0)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor
Topps will continue to perform on the gridiron after signing a long-term card licensing agreement with NFL PLAYERS announced on Wednesday.
The deal with the licensing and marketing arm of the NFLPA will continue Topps’ card legacy that spans nearly 60 years.
“We are excited to continue our deep, long standing partnership with the NFLPA,” said Ryan O’Hara, CEO of The Topps Company, in a prepared statement. “For more than 50 years, these two iconic brands have continued to be at the forefront of innovation with the goal of providing the best products to our growing consumer base.”
Topps soon will announce Bowman football as its first product of the season, Bowman, which it teased with updated Peyton Manning and Tim Tebow cards last week.
Posted on March 28, 2012 – 9:51 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2012 Topps Allen & Ginter, Albert Pujols, Cal Ripken Jr., Fatal1ty, featured, Hank Aaron, Ken Griffey Jr, MLB, Richard Petty, Rulon Gardner, Sandy Koufax, Stan Musial, Topps, Willie Mays, Yoenis Cespedes, Yu Darvish | Comments (2)
This year’s edition of Allen & Ginter is still a few months away but that hasn’t stopped Topps from adding even more to its lineup.
And it’s the lineup that matters most to most collectors, the autograph lineup.
The company announced on Wednesday that it will be adding two MLB newcomers and two other sports legends to the popular retro-styled card line. Added to the lineup are new Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish, new Oakland A’s outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, NASCAR legend Richard Petty and former Olympic wrestler Rulon Gardner.