Monthly Archives: March 2012

Box Busters: 2012 Rittenhouse Brady Bunch

Join Beckett Media’s Bryan Hornbeck and Chris Olds as they rip into a set of 2012 Rittenhouse Brady Bunch cards from Rittenhouse Archives in this latest edition of Box Busters.

First look: 2012 Topps Finest Baseball

Topps unveiled its latest forthcoming 2012 baseball card line of the year on Monday as it pulled back the curtain on 2012 Topps Finest, which will arrive on Aug. 8 with the Japanese star — and plenty more.

Topps signs Japanese star Yu Darvish to exclusive autograph and memorabilia deal

Japanese pitching star Yu Darvish will only have his autographs found in Topps products as the lone exclusive licensee of Major League Baseball cards signed him to an exclusive autograph deal that was announced on Monday.

Phil Jackson’s first certified autographs finally arrive

Phil Jackson won 11 NBA championships — more than any other coach — and played for two more title-winning teams during a lengthy playing career.

Reba McEntire’s son makes his trading card debut in Total Memorabilia

If you’ve ripped into packs of the recently released 2012 Total Memorabilia racing cards from Press Pass, you might have thought one newcomer looked a tad familiar but not known why.

They’re baaaaaaacck: Upper Deck includes Evolution video cards in World of Sports

Upper Deck’s recently released World of Sports product includes a new batch of Evolution video cards — trading cards with actual video components embedded inside that can play highlights from the player — an innovation that sparked a mixed reaction from collectors last year and a war of words between two companies over who was first in the hobby with the idea.

Topps unveils early season 2012 Bowman Signatures Football

000000 By Andrew Tolentino | Football Editor Just as we thought we’d seen a preview of the first Topps football product of the 2012 season, the manufacturer swooped in and unveiled another brand. High-end 2012 Bowman Signatures comes with one autograph or autographed Relic card per pack and hits hobby shops in late May. Unless […]

Reggie Jackson is Topps’ fourth Prime 9 card

Topps has announced its fourth HTA Prime 9 card, and it’s Reggie Jackson who is the newest player to be part of its hobby shop redemption card program.

MLB Properties sues Upper Deck for unpaid trademark lawsuit settlement money

MLB Properties, the licensing arm of the Major League Baseball and its teams, filed a lawsuit against Upper Deck in U.S. District Court on Wednesday seeking more than a quarter-million dollars owed to it as part of a previous trademark infringement and breach of contract lawsuit.

Panini Confirms all short-printed RCs in 2011 Playoff Contenders Football

With Panini America’s 2011 Playoff Contenders Football product now live and flowing on the secondary market, some collectors have managed to glean which cards are short-printed and which cards are not. Today, the company put speculation to rest by revealing the entire list of those coveted, short-printed Rookie Cards that seem to fuel the chase year after year.

Your Turn (Beckett Baseball No. 74): If you could own just one card, what would it be?

If you could only own one baseball card, which one would it be?

Football’s Mad Men: Who is your essential mid-century quarterback?

000000 By Andrew Tolentino | Football Editor Despite hype and promise, the forthcoming issue of Beckett Football will not feature top rookie prospect Andrew Luck on the front cover. Instead, we’re turning back the pages of time and hobby history to reflect on an era of style, circumstance, and stardom. Oh, and we’re also giddy […]

Earliest known Babe Ruth game-used New York Yankees jersey hits auction block in April

A circa 1920 New York Yankees road jersey worn by Babe Ruth might fetch seven figures when it hits the auction block thorough SCP Auctions on April 30.