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Posted on April 23, 2012 – 10:31 am | Author: chrisolds
Football | 2012 Prestige, featured, nfl, NFLPA, Panini America | Comments (10)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor
Panini America will continue to be on the gridiron.
Well, its cards that is.
The NFL and NFLPA announced on Monday that they have renewed their card deals with the Texas-based card-maker for as many as 18 sets a year.
“We’re pleased to continue our relationship with the NFL and the NFLPA,” said Panini America CEO Mark Warsop. “The NFL and NFLPA are two of our most important licensors, and these new agreements will enable us to continue producing sought after products for NFL fans for years to come.”
The first product of the year will be 2012 Prestige, which arrives in June. (Need a complete checklist for a past Prestige set or an OPG? Click here.)
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Posted on April 22, 2012 – 12:16 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Football, Golf, Hockey, Pro Wrestling | autographs, TRISTAR, TRISTAR Sports Memorabilia Store | Comments (2)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
TRISTAR is hoping a new venture in Vegas is a jackpot.
The long-running show-promotion and autographed memorabilia company announced on Sunday that it will be opening a new retail store in Las Vegas on May 1 — the TRISTAR Sports Memorabilia Store. It will be located at the Planet Hollywood Resort and will be the largest memorabilia shop on the Strip, according to the company.
“When TRISTAR does something, we do it big and first class,” said Jeffrey Rosenberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of TRISTAR, in a prepared statement. “It will be like walking into a sports Hall of Fame, but instead of just looking, you can take pieces of the experience home with you.”
Posted on April 22, 2012 – 10:42 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Non-Sports | Bob Newhart, Lauren Holly, Mark Harmon, NCIS, Pauley Perrette, Rittenhouse Archives | Comments (3)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor
ALLENTOWN, Pa. | NCIS is one of the country’s most popular television shows. The military crime fighters are coming to trading cards this June.
Rittenhouse Archives is producing a card set that will capture the first 72 episodes in NCIS’s history.
At the Philly Non-Sports Card Show, Rittenhouse displayed many of the autographs that will be found in the product, which includes many fan favorites.
Posted on April 21, 2012 – 4:26 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | Chicago White Sox, featured, New York Mets, Philip Humber, Philip Humber perfect game, Seattle Mariners, USA Baseball | Comments (8)
Chicago White Sox pitcher Phillip Humber — a right-hander from Texas with an 11-10 career record and not a single complete game entering Saturday’s contest at Safeco Field — threw nine perfect innings against the Seattle Mariners for just the 21st gem in MLB history.
In all, Humber appears on just 539 cards in the Beckett.com database with 219 of those featuring a certified autograph and a total value of more than $3,250. (Need a complete Humber checklist or OPG? Click here.) He appears on 33 Rookie Cards beginning in 2005 when he was a member of the New York Mets, many an affordable option.
Posted on April 20, 2012 – 9:39 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Racing | 2012 Press Pass Redline, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Danica Patrick, Jeff Gordon, press pass, Richard Petty, Tony Stewart, Travis Pastrana | Comments (2)
Press Pass will unveil its newest line this June with 2012 Press Pass Redline, a high-end racing product.
Redline will feature four hits for every tin with some of the most popular drivers. The tins are pre-selling for around $130.
Each two-pack tin will include two autographs and two memorabilia cards, and at least one of the autos will be an auto/memorabilia combo card.
Posted on April 20, 2012 – 3:21 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Hockey, Non-Sports | Blowout Cards, Upper Deck | Comments (7)
Blowout Cards has settled its lawsuit against Upper Deck that had alleged that the Carlsbad, Calif.-based card company’s distribution policies introduced last year were illegal under antitrust laws and “manipulated the pricing of its products.”
As a result, The Fantastic Store, Blowout’s retail storefront in Chantilly, Va., has been granted Upper Deck Certified Diamond Dealer status and can sell the company’s products. Meanwhile, the long-running BlowoutCards.com online storefront does not sell current Upper Deck products at this time.
Beckett Media caught up with Blowout owner Thomas Fish for a quick Q&A about the case and what it might mean for collectors.
Posted on April 20, 2012 – 10:14 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Baseball | Boston Red Sox, Fenway Park | Comments (0)
BOSTON | The Boston Red Sox are celebrating the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park.
The small ballpark nestled inside the city limits could be hard to see if you’re not looking for it, but the stadium has such a rich history with most of the greatest players in the game having once played there.
Along with today’s ceremony, the Red Sox have made it easy for fans to celebrate as well. They have created a number of memorabilia pieces with “100 Years” adorning them.
Posted on April 20, 2012 – 10:00 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | featured, Goodwin & Co., Hall of Fame, Honus Wagner, Pittsburgh Pirates, T206 | Comments (4)
An SGC 40 specimen of the hobby’s most-famous baseball card sold for more than a million dollars on Friday morning at auction.
It’s a Honus Wagner T206 tobacco card (Sweet Caporal back), and it sold for $1,232,466.34 after 14 bids through St. Louis-based Goodwin & Co.
According to Beckett sales data for the card, a PSA 8 was sold for a record $2.8 million in 2007. A PSA 2 typically sells for $500,000 or less, but with an estimated total of just 50 known to exist — many of those in worse condition — there aren’t too many alternatives for a prospective buyer when one comes to market. This is just the fifth time Beckett has tracked a sale of more than $1 million for the card (in any condition).
This one blasted prices previously paid for cards in similar condition as a GAI 3.5 (Very Good+) sold for $456,057 through Mastro Auctions in late 2005.
Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball magazine. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.
Need a T206 checklist or a Honus Wagner OPG? Click here.
Posted on April 19, 2012 – 3:15 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail | 2011 Prime Cuts, MLBPA, Panini America | Comments (17)
Join Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into a pair of 2011 Prime Cuts boxes from Panini America in this latest edition of Box Busters.
What will they find inside? Watch and find out …
Need a Prime Cuts checklist or OPG? Click here.
Posted on April 19, 2012 – 3:13 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2012 Onyx Authenticated Platinum Prospects, Onyx Authenticated, prospect cards | Comments (4)
There’s a new prospect on the baseball card field.
Onyx Authenticated, an MLBPA-approved memorabilia licensee, is a relative newcomer to the packaged memorabilia field. But now the Riverview, Fla.-based company is taking the next step.
It’s making baseball cards.