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Posted on June 29, 2012 – 3:28 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Hockey | 2011-12 Dominion Hockey, featured, Felix Potvin, Gordie Howe, hockey, NHL, Panini America, Ron Hextall, Ryan Nugent Hopkins, Sidney Crosby | Comments (5)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor
Panini America is bringing back Dominion for a second year.
The company was impressed by the product’s debut with company spokesperson Tracy Hackler wrote on the Panini blog: “Given last season’s highly decorated debut of as the newest super-premium superstar on the sports collectibles landscape, it would be no stretch at all to call easily one of the most anticipated releases of the season.”
One of the reasons fans could get excited by the release is it marks the debut of Gordie Howe memorabilia in Panini products. Panini announced the signing of “Mr. Hockey” in January.
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Posted on June 29, 2012 – 2:15 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Non-Sports | Adam Bomb, Garbage Pail Kids, Topps | Comments (3)
Have you ever pictured yourself as a character from Garbage Pail Kids? Stinky Sam or Tearful Theresa?
Topps is giving GPK fans a chance to become an authentic character in a future release.
In October, an original GPK series will be released, which was announced on Beckett in April with a slate of photographs. Golden tickets will be randomly inserted into the new product for lucky winners.
Posted on June 29, 2012 – 11:21 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2012 Panini Signature Series, Carl Yastrzemski, Dustin Pedroia, featured, Greg Maddux, Josh Hamilton, Ken Griffey Jr, Matt Kemp, Miguel Cabrera, MLBPA, Nolan Ryan, Panini America, Pete Rose, Randy Johnson, Reggie Jackson, Rickey Henderson, Ryan Braun, Yoenis Cespedes, Yu Darvish | Comments (10)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
A favorite from the Donruss stable is back in baseball for the first time in more than a decade.
Panini America unveiled plans for 2012 Panini Signature Series, an autograph-driven product that will include three autographs in every six-card pack and include few prospects compared to its previous baseball releases this year when it arrives in late August.
Oh, and it includes a heavy on-card autograph presence, too.
Posted on June 29, 2012 – 10:50 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2012 TRISTAR SignaCuts, Babe Ruth, baseball cards, cut autographs, Hall of Famers, Jimmie Foxx, Josh Hamilton, Lou Gehrig, Nolan Ryan, NSCC, The National, Tom Hanks, TRISTAR | Comments (4)
TRISTAR‘s next baseball card line will be twice as nice for some collectors who rip into the cut-autograph product.
How? Every 24-box case of 2012 TRISTAR SignaCuts will include 10 dual-sided cut cards when it arrives at the National Sports Collectors Convention Aug. 1-5 before a traditional hobby-wide release on Aug. 15.
Among the notable pairings? Babe Ruth and Charlie Root, who served up the “called shot” in the 1932 World Series for one. Jimmie Foxx and actor Tom Hanks, whose character Jimmy Dugan in “A League of Their Own” was based on Foxx, is another. A third — of many in the product — will pair Nolan Ryan and Josh Hamilton, while another will pair New York Yankees legend Lou Gehrig with legendary stadium voice Bob Sheppard.
Posted on June 28, 2012 – 8:03 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Baseball | 1956 World Series, Brooklyn Dodgers, Don Larsen, featured, New York Yankees, Steiner Sports | Comments (2)
NEW YORK – Don Larsen stood next to a mannequin draped in an old-time New York Yankees uniform, smiling for the assembled cameras with his wife, Corrine, by his side.
Flashes popped in their faces.
“That’s a lot of lights, huh?” he asked, leaning over to her.
Even after throwing a perfect game in the 1956 World Series, Larsen is still a simple man reveling in the amount of attention his feat has drawn. No other pitcher has ever thrown a perfect game in the World Series, and just one no-hitter has been thrown in the playoffs after all these years.
Larsen was in front of all the cameras on Thursday to talk about the uniform he wore that day when Yogi Berra jumped in his arms. The 82-year-old is auctioning off the full uniform – jersey and pants – through Steiner Sports in part to support his two grandsons, who are 20 and 14.
“It’s for them. It’s for their education,” Larsen said. “If there’s anything left after that, maybe I’ll take the family on a little trip.”
Posted on June 28, 2012 – 8:01 pm | Author: chrisolds
Basketball, Golf, Hockey, Soccer | landon donovan, LeBron James, Michael Jordan, NSCC, Sidney Crosby, The National, Tiger Woods, Upper Deck, USA Soccer, Wayne Gretzky | Comments (0)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor
Upper Deck is headed to Baltimore for the National Sports Collectors Convention and it’s bringing along some cards for you.
Well, if you’re a VIP that is.
The company will produce a six-card show-exclusive set for the event set for Aug. 1-5 in Baltimore, and it showcases some of the biggest names in the company’s athlete spokesman stable.
Posted on June 28, 2012 – 12:47 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2012 Panini Cooperstown, Bob Uecker, Bob Wolff, Curt Gowdy, Denny Matthews, Doug Harvey, Ernie Harwell, featured, Ford C. Frick Award, Grantland Rice, Harry Caray, Jack Buck, Jerry Coleman, Mel allen, Milo Hamilton, Murray Chass, National Baseball Hall of Fame, Panini America, Peter Gammons, Vin Scully | Comments (8)
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.
Hence the product’s name, Cooperstown.
So, while that means we’ll have more cards of the pitchers and catchers of the Hall of Fame world, we’ll also have cards — and autographs — for a few others.
Who? Sportswriters. Broadcasters. Umpires. Managers. General Managers.
Posted on June 28, 2012 – 10:47 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | Arizona Diamondbacks, baseball, MLB, Trevor Bauer, Twitter, USA Baseball | Comments (6)
If you remember USA Baseball‘s Nine Innings of Summer last year, then the video above will make sense — well, at least after the Don West bit.
If not, simply put, the organization is giving away autographed memorabilia once again but in a smaller fashion this year. It starts big — and it starts today — with an autographed Trevor Bauer cap going out to a collector.
Bauer, a first-round pick by the Arizona Diamondbacks last year out of UCLA, was 11-1 with a 2.23 ERA and 116 strikeouts in 93 minor-league innings this season. Tonight, he makes his MLB debut as a starter facing the Braves in Atlanta.
Watch the video to find out about more — and how you can win the Bauer.
Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball magazine. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.
Posted on June 27, 2012 – 7:31 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 1933 Goudey, Babe Ruth, Memory Lane Inc., New York Yankees, NSCC, The National | Comments (1)
The Bambino is going back to Baltimore.
A landmark collection of PSA-graded Babe Ruth baseball cards will be on display for collectors to see during this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention Aug. 1-5 in Baltimore thanks to Memory Lane Inc.
The collection is owned by Don Spence and is the finest in the PSA registry with many of the cards having a population of 10 or fewer copies in their top grades — a collection that includes more than 140 cards including a 1916 Sporting News card, Ruth’s 1933 Goudey Rookie Cards and more from throughout his career. Memory Lane will give all visitors to its booth a free calendar/poster showcasing some of the best cards from the lot.
Posted on June 27, 2012 – 4:05 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail | 2012 Topps Tier One, autographs, Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Bryce Harper, featured, Los Angeles Dodgers, Matt Kemp, Mickey Mantle, Relics, Sandy Koufax, Tier One, Topps | Comments (148)
Join Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into 2012 Topps Tier One in this latest episode of Box Busters.
What will they find inside? What can you win? Watch and find out …
Answer the two questions in a comment below — and include your name and email address — or you won’t be eligible.
We’ll pick as many as five of the most-creative answers — and let you guys vote for a winner of the big card next week.
(Need a checklist or OPG for this one? Click here.)