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Posted on May 31, 2012 – 8:39 pm | Author: chrisolds
Basketball | 1989-90 Hoops, 2012-13 Hoops, Blake Griffin, Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant, NBA, Panini America | Comments (8)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Basketball Editor
Panini America‘s first post-lockout season for NBA cards is winding down and that means one thing.
It’s time for a look at 2012-13 — and from all accounts it will be a card calendar loaded with more than three times as many releases as 2011-12 … and twice as many Rookie Cards than a normal year.
Arriving in August, 2012-13 NBA Hoops will include a 300-card base set which will include Rookie Cards for the 2011-12 and 2012-13 NBA Draft classes. There will be two autographed cards found in every 36-pack hobby box. (Need a checklist or OPG for a past Hoops set? Click here.)
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Posted on May 31, 2012 – 6:03 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | Brett Lawrie, Bryce Harper, featured, Jesus Montero, Matt Moore, mike trout, Rookie of the Year, Topps, Yoenis Cespedes, Yu Darvish | Comments (18)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
It’s been quite a year for promising rookies so far as Bryce Harper, Yu Darvish, Yoenis Cespedes, Mike Trout — and many others — have grabbed attention of many on the field and in the hobby.
We want to know … Who is your hobby Rookie of the Year so far (and why)?
Tell us in the comments below. Please include your name and location with your comment. We’ll run a selection of the best answers in the next issue of Beckett Baseball. (Take our poll after the jump.)
Posted on May 31, 2012 – 12:18 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 1955 Bowman, Ed Waitkus, Eddie Waitkus, featured, Robert Redford, The Natural | Comments (8)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor | Commentary
In my dozen years writing about the hobby here at Beckett Media and for newspapers owned by The New York Times, Hearst and the Tribune Company, there’s been one common statement that has held true each and every year.
Every card has a story.
Sometimes they are simply statistical tales — not all that often compelling accounts of multiple home runs or other achievements in a game or career. At other times, they are stories from the field of competition that raise interest in something bigger. Other times, it’s your own tale that can be told with finding a card in a box — where you were, when it happened, what you’ve been through with it through the years.
But the story on Eddie Waitkus‘ 1955 Bowman card? That’s something completely different — and it’s one that would likely never happen today.
Posted on May 31, 2012 – 7:30 am | Author: chrisolds
Basketball | 2011-12 Panini Past & Present, Beckett.com OPG, Panini America | Comments (1)
The auctions have ended, the numbers have been crunched. The ranges have been tabulated and the OPG has been posted.
The 2011-12 Panini Past & Present basketball card set from Panini America has arrived on Beckett.com with a strong taste of the old-school and some sweet new-school inclusions that might turn some heads. Let’s take a look inside the numbers crunched by Beckett Basketball Senior Market Analyst Rob Springs — and see even more — after the jump.
Posted on May 30, 2012 – 2:20 pm | Author: tolentinotown
Beckett Updates, Football | Beckett Football, cam newton, Cardboard Awards, featured, Football Card Awards, Rookie of the Year | Comments (8)
Now that every 2011 football brand has hit the streets and collectors have been given some time to soak it all in, we need your help in picking the best of the best. After the jump you’ll find a few polls and write-in opportunities for each category in the upcoming awards edition of Beckett Football.
Feel free to just copy and paste with your answers or explain your picks in a sentence or two. Either way, act fast and weigh in with your honest opinion.
Need to review the materials? Click here watch every 2011 football product we opened for Box Busters.
Posted on May 30, 2012 – 11:30 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Basketball, Beckett Updates, Hockey | Beckett Sports Card Monthly, ESPN Mint Condition, Jonathan Quick, Jose Canseco, Josh Hamilton, Kobe Bryant, Manny Ramirez | Comments (2)
The latest ESPN “Mint Condition” segment talks Jose Canseco, hot/cold players, Don Larsen and more.
Posted on May 30, 2012 – 11:08 am | Author: tolentinotown
Hockey | 2011-12 Elite Hockey, 2011-12 Panini Contenders, Panini America, Short-Prints, Super Short Prints | Comments (3)
By Andrew Tolentino
By way of a two-post unveiling, Panini America recently confirmed the rare and rarest of rare short prints in two fan favorites — 2011-12 Elite and Contenders Hockey. The company wrapped up the reveal today by identifying the SSPs (Super Short Prints) for both brands, but we’re happy to bring the information to you in one tidy (and lengthy) list.
May the chase continue — but at higher speeds. Be sure to check the Beckett OPG for complete checklists and pricing when it becomes available:
Posted on May 29, 2012 – 7:31 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail | 2012 Topps Archives, autographs, Fan Favorites autographs, featured, MLB, Topps | Comments (6)
Join Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into a pair of 2012 Topps Archives boxes in this latest edition of Box Busters.
What will they find inside? Watch and find out …
Posted on May 29, 2012 – 6:06 pm | Author: chrisolds
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Football | 2012 Press Pass Showcase, press pass | Comments (1)
Join Beckett Football‘s Dan Hitt and Andrew Tolentino as they rip into a pair of 2012 Press Pass Showcase boxes in this latest episode of Box Busters.
Posted on May 29, 2012 – 3:29 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Basketball, Beckett Updates, Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Football, Hockey | 2011-12 Panin Contenders, featured, Panini Contenders, supercollector | Comments (13)
Join Beckett Hockey‘s Andrew Tolentino and Dan Hitt as they rip into a box of 2011-12 Panini Contenders in this latest edition of Box Busters.
Oh, and how can you win a huge card? Watch the video and follow the instructions at the link below.
Click here to read how to submit your SuperCollector information (any sport). (You can also find the same info in upcoming issues.)