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Posted on May 22, 2012 – 12:29 pm | Author: chrisolds
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Football | 2011 Upper Deck College Football Legends, college football, NCAA, Upper Deck | Comments (5)
Join Beckett Football’s Andrew Tolentino and Dan Hitt as they rip into a box of 2011 Upper Deck College Football Legends in this latest edition of Box Busters.
What will they find inside? Watch and find out …
Posted on May 21, 2012 – 5:58 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2012 Topps Five Star, Bryce Harper, featured, Five Star, MLB, Topps | Comments (39)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
Topps‘ high-end baseball brand has arrived.
The company pulled back the curtain on 2012 Topps Five Star Baseball on Monday, a new high-end brand that will pack two autographs, one autographed Relic, one autographed booklet or extra autograph and a jumbo Relic, bat nameplate or bat knob card in every single box.
Of the standard autographs, one will be of an active player and one will be of a retired star with every card in the product signed directly on the cards themselves, not stickers.
Five Star is set to arrive on Oct. 31 and it will pack a high-end price. Factory cost for three-box cases of the product are starting north of $1,000, so a $400- to $500-per-pack cost should be expected.
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Posted on May 21, 2012 – 5:14 pm | Author: chrisolds
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Football | autographs, Upper Deck, USA Football | Comments (0)
Join Beckett Football’s Dan Hitt and Andrew Tolentino as they rip into a pair of Upper Deck USA Football sets in this latest edition of Box Busters.
Posted on May 21, 2012 – 4:20 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Non-Sports | Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin, HBO, Peter Dinklage, Rittenhouse Archives, Sean Bean | Comments (1)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor
One of the hottest television shows in the last year has been HBO’s Game of Thrones, a television adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s books.
A series like this has captured the imagination of so many people with its intrigue, violence, love and politics. Of course, it’s going to get the trading card treatment.
Rittenhouse Archives is readying its release of Game of Thrones Season One. The product, filled with autographs and shadow box cards, is scheduled to come out on June 6.
Posted on May 20, 2012 – 7:46 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Football | 2012 NFL Players Rookie Premiere, Panini America, Topps | Comments (0)
The NFL Players Rookie Premiere wrapped up Saturday with players running around the field in their full NFL uniforms for the first time at the Rose Bowl in Los Angeles while getting their photographs taken in various poses.
These are the images that collectors will get to see on a number of football cards this season.
It’s a busy and long day for players and card companies. Besides taking the photos under the hot sun in their uniforms, players are trying to catch up on the rest of their autograph duties.
The Rookie Premiere is vital to Panini America and Topps for the upcoming season. Without this three-day session, the companies likely wouldn’t have rookie autographs in their earliest products – or maybe many products at all during their first year.
Posted on May 20, 2012 – 7:11 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Football | 1984 Topps Football, 2012 NFL Players Rookie Premiere, 2012 Topps Football, Andrew Luck, Dan Marino, John Elway, Robert Griffin III | Comments (3)
Sure seems like Topps is into its oldschool designs this football season.
First, we featured a post on tallboys coming back, inspired by 1965 Topps. Now, let’s fast forward two decades.
Topps is bringing back the 1984 Topps design for another special round of autographs from the NFL Players Rookie Premiere this past weekend.
Posted on May 20, 2012 – 5:58 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2012 Topps Archives, 2012 Topps Archives Touched By Greatness, autographs, Baltimore Orioles, Cal Ripken Jr., featured, MLB, Topps | Comments (11)
When 2012 Topps Archives arrives in hobby shops on Wednesday, some collectors will start getting their hands on a unique card that someone else already laid a hand on.
Cal Ripken Jr. to be exact.
As one of the inclusions in the multi-decade, multi-design throwback set, there will be 100 Touched By Greatness autograph cards that feature a signature from baseball’s ironman as well as an inked hand print from a Franklin batting glove that Ripken wore to do his “other inking.”
Ironclad Authentics was, well, on-hand to document the process. Check it out in a video after the jump.
Posted on May 20, 2012 – 11:57 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | Babe Ruth, featured, game-used memorabilia, New York Yankees, SCP Auctions | Comments (5)
A circa 1920 New York Yankees road jersey worn by Babe Ruth sold for a record $4.4 million early this morning through SCP Auctions.
Including a buyer’s premium, the final price was $4,415,658 after 36 bids — the most ever paid for a single piece of baseball memorabilia by a wide margin. In 2007, SCP sold a PSA 8 Honus Wagner T206 baseball card for $2.8 million.
The auction opened with a $250,000 minimum bid and the winner of the jersey was another auction house, Lelands.com.
“We are ecstatic about the acquisition of what we consider one of the most important pieces of sports memorabilia in history,” said Lelands President Michael Heffner in a statement. “We are always on the lookout for high-quality sports memorabilia and this artifact represents the pinnacle.”
Posted on May 19, 2012 – 9:22 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Football | 1965 Topps Football, 2012 NFL Players Rookie Premiere, Brock Osweiler, Coby Fleener, Joe Namath, NFL Players Rookie Premiere, Robert Griffin III, Russell Wilson, Tall Boys | Comments (4)
Topps is going vintage.
At least part of its 2012 football card product line.
The company debuted one of the 2012 autographs sets at the NFL Rookie Premiere this week, which is a design from one of its popular products in the 1960s.
Topps has brought tallboys back, the nickname given to the 1965 Topps oversized football card set — as a miniature version that may be found in 2012 Topps. (That product is confirmed to have unsigned 1965 cards.)
Posted on May 19, 2012 – 9:06 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Football | 2012 Elite Footall, 2012 NFL Players Rookie Premiere, Andrew Luck, NFL Players Rookie Premiere, Panini America, Robert Griffin III, Trent Richardson | Comments (10)
The 2012 NFL Players Rookie Premiere is a great way to preview the upcoming football card season. With the pictures card companies are putting together, every little image helps in helping collectors find the cards they want to chase.
On the first day of the Premiere, the companies were big on getting on-card autographs.
In Panini America’s session, the company showed off dozens of photos. But take yours off the athlete and look at what they are signing. Some autographed strips of leather from a football or manufactured patch cards.
But what is so special about the picture above with Robert Griffin III?