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Posted on May 25, 2012 – 11:00 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Football | 2012 Topps Chrome Football, Andrew Luck, nfl, NFL draft, Robert Griffin III, Topps | Comments (10)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor
On the heels of the NFL Players Rookie Premiere, Topps is readying one of its most popular football products.
Topps Chrome is coming back with all on-card rookie autographs. The product is scheduled to come out in early November.
There will be at least 45 different rookies in the product with autographs. But what makes the set fun for many collectors is all the Refractors. The 24-pack hobby boxes – with four cards in each pack – will have eight different refractors. With a 220-base card set – 110 veterans and 110 rookies – that’s a lot of cards to chase.
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Posted on May 25, 2012 – 10:50 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Basketball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Football, Hockey, Pro Wrestling | BGS, COMC, Donruss, Fleer, Jose Canseco, Mailday, Nick Swisher, PSA, Topps, University of Alabama, Upper Deck | Comments (7)
If you’re out there exploring the world of collecting online, then there’s one non-traditional — but not unusual — type of video out there you’ll discover.
The “mailday video” where a collector just wants to show off a new find.
With that said, join Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds for just that where he shows some of the stuff he’s bought in the last few months of buying on one sports card site.
Why? Just for fun … and, besides, we noticed many of you watched them before.
Posted on May 24, 2012 – 8:43 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2012 Topps Heritage Minor League, baseball cards, Corpus Christi Hooks, featured, milb, Topps | Comments (13)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
If you’ve ever wanted to play professional baseball, now’s your chance.
Topps unveiled its plans for 2012 Topps Heritage Minor League on Thursday and one of the inclusions in the second-year run of the product is a chance to become a member of the Corpus Christi Hooks for a day next season and appear on a card in 2013 Topps Pro Debut, the company’s other annual MiLB release. The Hooks are the Double-A affiliate of the Houston Astros.
For those of us who don’t find the card, the set presents a chance to take an aesthetic trip down Memory Lane with a product that is styled after the colorful 1963 Topps set when it arrives on Sept. 12.
Posted on May 24, 2012 – 8:42 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Beckett Updates | 2012 Topps Archives, Dmitri Young, ESPN Playbook, MLB, SCP Auctions, Topps | Comments (5)
ESPN.com’s Playbook recently launched a weekly video segment called “Mint Condition” which will focus on the hobby. Check it out.
Posted on May 24, 2012 – 10:58 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Hockey | autographs, Father's Day, hobby shop, MLBPA, NBA, nfl, NHL, Panini America | Comments (11)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor
First there was Black Friday, now there’s Father’s Day.
Panini America is bringing its hobby-shop holiday formula that it launched last November to the spring — June 17 to be exact.
Posted on May 23, 2012 – 7:29 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Baseball | 2012 Topps Archives, Yu Darvish | Comments (25)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor | Commentary
Opening packs of baseball cards is a gamble. We all say it. We all know it. But we continue to do it in hopes we beat the odds and get that beautiful big hit.
On Wednesday, I bought two boxes of 2012 Topps Archives. Just the packs alone filled me nostalgia with its design. Yep, these cards had that 1980s feel all the way. It was great seeing current players on former designs, many of the designs that were around when we first got into collecting.
There was one pack I opened that more special than the rest. I slowly scanned the cards and saw one with Rangers written across the top in block letters. I realized the card was signed and then it hit me. This wasn’t a Fan Favorite auto, but Texas Rangers rookie Yu Darvish.
I actually yelled and threw both hands in the air as though I just hit a perfect landing.
Posted on May 23, 2012 – 6:09 pm | Author: chrisolds
Basketball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail | 2011-12 Panini Past & Present, featured, NBA, Panini America, Past & Present | Comments (4)
Join Beckett Basketball‘s Chris Olds and Rob Springs as they rip into boxes of 2011-12 Panini Past & Present in this latest edition of Box Busters.
What will they find inside? Watch and find out …
Posted on May 23, 2012 – 3:12 pm | Author: tolentinotown
Football | 2012 Press Pass Showcase, 2012 Showcase Football, Andrew Luck, Lamar Miller, LaMichael James, Michael Floyd, Robert Griffin III | Comments (3)
By Andrew Tolentino | Football Editor
A popular brand among racing collectors, Press Pass‘ Showcase made its football debut today. I’ll just go ahead and put words in the manufacturer’s mouth by saying, “you’re welcome.”
Highlighted by exclusive non-NFL-licensed Andrew Luck autographs and unique inscriptions from other draft dominators, this set should satisfy high-end football cravings before well the season gets underway. For the $120-plus price tag, it’s a brand that won’t always stick to your ribs, but there’s plenty of flavor to savor.
The hobby-only product offers a hit-heavy break with a carefully-chosen 44-man autograph roster. On average, each box yields six on-card autographs and one game-used jersey card. Behold the hit breakdown and a gallery of inscriptions the break.
Posted on May 23, 2012 – 10:31 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2012 Bowman, Beckett.com OPG, Bowman Lucky, featured, Josh Bell, Topps, Yu Darvish | Comments (6)
The auctions have ended, the numbers have been crunched. The ranges have been tabulated and the OPG has been posted.
The 2012 Bowman baseball card set from Topps has arrived on Beckett.com with the newest prospects, some of baseball’s hottest rookies and more. Let’s take a look inside the numbers crunched by Beckett Baseball Senior Market Analyst Brian Fleischer — and see even more — after the jump.
Posted on May 22, 2012 – 10:48 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail | 2012 Topps Archives, autographs, Fan Favorites, featured, MLB, Topps, Topps Archives | Comments (5)
Join Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds as he rips into some of the newly released 2012 Topps Archives baseball cards in this latest Ripping Retail video.
How much will he open? What will he find? Watch and find out …