Monthly Archives: May 2012

Your next BSCM Supercollector is … Chad Caldwell

This month’s SuperCollector is Chad Caldwell from Houston, Texas, who collects Ken Griffey Jr., a legend from the not-so-distant past.

Some Topps Olympic autos already look golden

Autographs for seven cards (showcasing six athletes) have reached or topped the $100 plateau since Topps’ set arrived.

McFarlane Toys readies Bryce Harper figure

Bryce Harper’s first McFarlane Toys figure is set to arrive in October.

Box Busters: 2012 Bowman baseball cards

Join Beckett Media’s Brian Fleischer and Chris Olds as they rip into 2012 Bowman in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Your turn: The Goalies Issue

We’re focusing on goalies for the upcoming issue of Beckett Hockey and we have a few opportunities for collector participation.

NFL Players Rookie Premiere starts today

The NFL Players Rookie Premiere starts today in Los Angeles.

Josh Hamilton’s key baseball cards heat up

His bat is headed to Cooperstown, his baseball cards are headed upward.

Readers Write: A creative and thoughtful collector

We get a lot of emails with ideas, questions and comments about the hobby, but the above video letter from basketball collector Folkert Leffring was one of the more memorable.

First look: 2012 Elite Football

Sleep tight, football collectors. Panini’s 2012 Elite will be visiting you soon in a midsummer night’s dream.

Box Busters: 2011-12 Elite Hockey

Watch Beckett Media’s Bryan Hornbeck and Andrew Tolentino tear into a box of 2011-12 Elite Hockey.

Box Busters: 2011-12 SPx Hockey

Watch Beckett Hockey’s Dan Hitt and Andrew Tolentino rip open a box of 2011-12 SPx Hockey.

Lionel readies Earnhardt Jr. Batman diecasts

Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Batman will team up on the track as the son of the seven-time Cup champ will race a Chevy Impala designed with “The Dark Knight Rises” on its paint scheme.

First look: 2012 Score Football

This year’s Score football card set could feel like a collector’s dream.

Box Busters: 2012 James Bond 50th Anniversary

Join Beckett Media’s Bryan Hornbeck and Chris Olds as they rip into a box of 2012 James Bond 50th Anniversary cards from Rittenhouse in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Despite injury, Mariano Rivera’s RC remains hot

It may not look like much, but the baseball card seen here is the most-valuable release in one of the most-important sets of the 1990s.

First Look: 2012 Panini Cooperstown baseball

Panini America is aiming to make “Cooperstown” synonymous with one more thing — baseball cards.

Box Busters: 2012 Spartacus Gods of the Arena

Join Beckett Media’s Chris Olds and Bryan Hornbeck as they rip into a premium pack of 2012 Spartacus cards from Rittenhouse in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2012 Marvel Super Hero Squad

Join Beckett Media’s Bryan Hornbeck and Andrew Tolentino as they rip into a box of 2012 Upper Deck Marvel Super Hero Squad gaming cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.

First Look: 2012 Topps Update baseball cards

Topps released the basic product information and preview images Friday for its final chapter of the flagship brand this year, 2012 Topps Update.

Topps adds surprises to upcoming Archives

Topps Archives will arrive on May 23 with many nods to the past on the baseball diamond, but Topps unveiled plans for even more to appear in the product chock-full of designs from the last 60 years of baseball cards.

Avery Bradley basketball cards heat up

Secondary players often get lost on a team full of stars. But occasionally one breaks through to let fans know there is more to a basketball team than just the usual five.

Steiner selling Yankees’ game-used throwback unis

Only two times in New York Yankees history has the team worn throwback uniforms.

Box Busters Preview: 2012 Bowman Jumbos … and more

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into some 2012 Bowman jumbo packs — and watches a collector rip into even more — in this Box Busters preview video.

Josh Hamilton ties MLB record with four homers

Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton hit four home runs against the Orioles Tuesday night in Baltimore, tying the record for the most longballs hit in a single game, which was shared by only 15 other players in MLB history.

Broad Street Bullies get their own set from ITG

One of the most popular hockey franchises is getting its own trading card set from In The Game.

Dmitri Young puts collection on auction block

Dmitri Young has been a serious baseball card collector for some time — a collector of only PSA 10 grade Gem Mint Rookie Cards.

First look: 2012 Press Pass Showcase Racing

Press Pass Showcase Racing arrives at the end of May, celebrating a couple of different milestones.

Preview Gallery: 2011-12 Panini America Gold Standard Basketball

Gold Standard Basketball is coming back for its sophomore campaign.

Ripping Retail: 2012 Bowman doubleheader

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into a dozen 2012 Bowman packs and more in a Ripping Retail doubleheader.

Press Pass fixes Keselowski autopen issue in Ignite

With Press Pass’ new racing product 2012 Ignite ¬†hitting the street, some collectors noticed something strange on Brad Keselowski’s autographed Ignite Ink cards.

Memory Lane auction brings in more than $2M

The auction blocks have been hot and heavy with Honus Wagner’s famous card, but that doesn’t mean the price has come down.

Fourth series of Legends of Marvel arrives in summer

Super heroes are on most people’s minds right now. With The Avengers coming out and Free Comic Book Day, the hype around the mystical characters is pretty high.

Box Busters: 2012 Topps U.S. Olympic Team & Hopefuls

Join Beckett Media’s Chris Olds and Bryan Hornbeck as they rip into a pair of 2012 Topps U.S. Olympic Team & Hopefuls boxes in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Topps confirms Aflac autos for 2012 Bowman

This year’s Bowman set is just two days away from appearing in hobby shops and Topps had one more order of business to announce Monday as collectors are clamoring for info about what they might find.

Buckner Ball sells for $418,250 via Heritage

There’s a price for imperfection.