Monthly Archives: April 2012

Box Busters: Random 2012 Topps baseball products at the hobby shop

Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds visited Nick’s Sports Cards in Dallas, Texas, Wednesday to see what was being ripped to go with some footage from awhile back.

Upper Deck lands golfer Ernie Els

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor Ernie Els is one of the world’s top professional golfers, but for years and years of golf sets, no card company has been able to land “The Big Easy” to an autograph deal. Until now. Upper Deck announced Els is going to have trading cards, including his first licensed […]

Press Pass heats things up with Ignite

The 2012 racing season really kick off with Press Pass’ Ignite Racing. It’s the first product of the year to feature all new photography from the current racing season.

Upper Deck with another installment of Exquisite Football

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor One of Upper Deck’s most well-known high-end products is coming back for another edition in football. Exquisite is back for the 2011 season featuring five autographs in every box with new four new autograph subsets. Like all of Upper Deck’s recent football products, all the players in the set are […]

Panini America signs Andrew Luck to autograph and packaging deal

If you’re looking for NFL cards of the likely No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft, you’re in luck.
Because Andrew Luck will be in Panini America packs sometime soon.

Some Circa Rave inserts seem to be all the rage

It takes a lot these days to satisfy some collectors, but sometimes some card sales just flat-out surprise. Rave and Super Rave inserts from the family of Skybox brands in the late 1990s are doing just that.

WWE legend Chief Jay Strongbow dies at 83

WWE Hall of Famer Chief Jay Strongbow, a colorful and decorated performer during his nearly 50-year-career in professional wrestling died on Tuesday. He was 83.

A BSCM Online Issue preview: 10 ways Beckett.com can help you collect

Our next issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly takes a look at some of what collectors can find online, whether it’s what’s available here on Beckett.com or a directory of major destinations on the Web.
One feature in the magazine is below, a full taste of what’s inside the issue. It’s our 10 ways that Beckett.com can help your collection.

Just for fun: What might Yu Darvish’s 2012 Bowman Chrome SuperFractor sell for?

When Topps tweeted a photo of new Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish holding a pair of freshly signed cards on Monday, it signaled that the next big thing in baseball cards is about to arrive with the message sent in the Japanese star’s left hand.

Philly Non-Sports Card Show set for April 21-22

Non-sports cards are having a major show of their own this month with new products, Bench Warmer models and bigwigs from the card companies.

First look: 2011-12 Gold Standard basketball

Panini America’s Gold Standard was a memorable rookie and it’s going to be back for a sophomore season.

Ripping Retail Retro: 1989 Upper Deck

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he hosts Reed Kasaoka of Baseball Card Exchange (bbcexchange.com) for a retro pack break of 1989 Upper Deck in this latest episode of Ripping Retail.