Monthly Archives: June 2012

First look: 2011-12 Panini America Dominion Hockey

Panini America is bringing back Dominion for a second year.

Now you can be one of the Garbage Pail Kids

Have you ever pictured yourself as a character from Garbage Pail Kids? Stinky Sam or Tearful Theresa?

First look: 2012 Panini Signature Series baseball

A favorite from the Donruss stable is back in baseball for the first time in more than a decade.

TRISTAR doubles up the cuts in SignaCuts Baseball

TRISTAR’s next baseball card line will be twice as nice for some collectors who rip into the cut-autograph product.

Don Larsen’s perfect-game uni headed to auction

Don Larsen’s perfect game jersey will be auctioned start on Oct. 8 through Steiner Sports.

Upper Deck unveils its NSCC VIP card set

Upper Deck is headed to Baltimore for the National Sports Collectors Convention and it’s bringing along some cards for you.

Hall of Famers of all types in Panini Cooperstown

When Panini America’s latest baseball card set arrives in late-August, it will include many — if not all — of the residents of the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.

USA Baseball memorabilia giveaways return

USA Baseball is giving stuff away again — starting with an autographed Trevor Bauer cap today.

Memory Lane to display Babe Ruth cards at NSCC

The Bambino is going back to Baltimore.

Box Busters: 2012 Topps Tier One + Big Contest

What will they find inside? What can you win? Watch and find out …

Box Busters: 2012 Prestige football cards

Join Beckett Football’s Andrew Tolentino and Dan Hitt as they rip into a box of 2012 Prestige football cards from Panini America in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2011-12 Panini Rookie Anthology

Join Beckett Hockey’s Dan Hitt, Dave Sliepka and Andrew Tolentino as they rip into a pair of 2011-12 Panini Rookie Anthology boxes in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Topps unveils rookie auto plans for Bauer, Middlebrooks

Trevor Bauer fans only have to wait until Thursday for the former UCLA star to officially become a rookie.

First Look: 2012 Certified Football

As hype and hullabaloo continues to swell over today’s 2012 Prestige release, Panini made sure to add another anticipation maker to the hobby hot list.

Paralyzed player gets first NFL card in Prestige

Today, with the arrival of Prestige from Panini America, Eric LeGrand has something else to talk about.

True Blood trading cards are on the way

True Blood is coming to cardboard.

At last, a college football playoff: What say you?

Meeting adjourned. The committee has spoken. College football will have a playoff system.

Your Turn (Beckett Baseball No. 78): What do you miss in the hobby?

We want to know … What do you miss in the hobby?

Hobby’s evolution isn’t only seen in memorabilia

Beckett’s Chris Olds couldn’t help but notice the countless differences between today’s NSCC and past conventions when flipping through a program from 1984.

Box Busters: 2012 Topps Pro Debut

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into a box of 2012 Topps Pro Debut in this latest episode of Box Busters.

Panini signs seven top NBA prospects

Panini America has seven new members on its basketball team.

RGIII, Tim Tebow, Cam Newton featured in newest McFarlane release

The newest lineup includes some of the newest stars.

Upper Deck bringing back popular inserts for Fleer Retro Basketball

Upper Deck Fleer Retro will include several nods to the past.

Exclusive: Topps offers new details on mini set

The 2012 Topps Mini set will include 661 cards, autographs and Relics when it arrives in pack form at ShopTopps.com soon.

Box Busters: 2004 Alias Season 3 (Inkworks)

Join Beckett Media’s Chris Olds as he rips a box of 2004 Alias Season 3 cards from Inkworks.

R.A. Dickey’s auto supply is low & demand is high

One of the most-interesting stories in baseball this year might be the emergence of New York Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey, a guy who has the best record in MLB and some of the hottest cards around.

Topps unveils five-card National VIP set

Topps’ National VIP set includes an offering of cards modeled in the famed 1952 design … but with a twist.

Preview Gallery: 2012 Press Pass Redline

There are two autographs and two memorabilia cards in every single box of the high-end product that arrives on July 5.

After nine years, King James has his crown

After nine years and 713 games, The Chosen One finally has his ring.

Topps teases mini baseball card line

Topps’ latest creation might make you feel like it’s 1975 again … if you’re old enough to remember it.

Box Busters Retro: 2006 Smallville Season 5

Join Beckett Media’s Chris Olds as he rips a box of 2006 Smallville Season 5 cards from Inkworks in this retro edition of Box Busters.

Fringe trading cards arrive this week

Fringe fans have something to look forward to from Cryptozoic.

Upper Deck fast-tracks Signature Edition baseball

The next Upper Deck baseball set is coming soon — as in next week.

Collector Box Busters: 2012 Topps Tier One

Watch a collector tear into 2012 Topps Tier One on its day of release.

First look: 2012 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects

Topps unveiled the basic information and preview images for 2012 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects on Friday.