Monthly Archives: June 2012

First Look: 2012-13 Panini Threads basketball

Panini America premiered its third NBA product for 2012-13 on Wednesday, and it’s one that will include a little hardwood when it arrives in October.

First Look: 2012-13 Score Hockey

Panini’s best bang-for-your-buck hockey brand will hit the streets in early August.

Panini previews 2012 NHL Draft Swag

Panini America will appear in Pittsburgh later this week with a Penguin-themed plethora.

Biggest Stars Wars trading card set … Ever?

Topps is putting together a comprehensive trading card set featuring events from the full saga – all six episodes down to 350 base cards.

Are you a SuperCollector? We want your info!

We’re going to dedicate an entire issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly to SuperCollectors soon — and we want to see your collections.

Five Questions … Roger Clemens: The B-12 needle and the damage done?

We’re interested in what you think about it and what the outcome of the Roger Clemens trial might mean to his cardboard.

Box Busters: 2012 Marvel Beginnings II

Watch to see two grown men nerd out over the Marvel Universe. Oh, and the cards are awesome, too.

First Look: 2012 Topps Strata Football

Making Monday a little more manic, Topps debuted its 2012 Strata football line.

The NSCC: Who’s signing in Baltimore this year?

Here’s the lineup of signers for the National Sports Collectors Convention.

Giants’ Matt Cain throws perfect game

Matt Cain checks in at 1,646 different cards valued at more than $9,300 in the Beckett.com database.

Topps unveils NSCC promo card plans

You can see Bryce Harper at the 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention.

First look: 2012 Topps WWE

Topps is back in the wresting ring again.

ESPN’s “Mint Condition” looks at NBA Finals, cards

This week’s ESPN “Mint Condition” has arrived and this week they’re exploring the NBA Finals and the latest products from Panini America.

Will you take the $10 Card Shop Challenge?

It’s time for another version of the $10 Card Shop Challenge Are you ready? The deadline is Friday, June 15 …

Panini confirms short-print autos in 2011-12 Hoops

If you’ve had a tough time finding certain autographs from 2011-12 Hoops, there might be a reason.

Box Busters Retro: 2008 Topps Heroes Series 1

Join Beckett Media’s Chris Olds as he rips into a box of 2008 Heroes Series 1 from Topps in this retro non-sports edition of Box Busters.

Kings claim The Cup: New royalty by the numbers

Congrats, Los Angeles Kings. A major victory for a major media market team — a potential popularity booster for the sport itself.

How did your dad pass the trading card torch?

With Father’s Day coming up, we’d like to invite collectors to share their dad-related hobby memories

Thunder cards heat up in march to NBA Finals

The Oklahoma City Thunder are in the NBA Finals for the first time in history. While this young group of stars is making a name for itself on sports highlight tapes and articles, many of the players are no strangers to card collectors.

Box Busters: 2012 Topps Series 2

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into a box of 2012 Topps Series 2 cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Press Pass releases National show card plans

Press Pass has unveiled its plans for this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention in Baltimore in early August and it’s one that will include a bit of mystery.

Panini bringing rarely done relics to NBA cards

When it comes to game-used memorabilia, not much is more iconic for a basketball player than his shoes.

Box Busters: 2012 Bowman Signatures football

Join Beckett Football’s Dan Hitt and Andrew Tolentino as they rip into a pair of 2012 Bowman Signatures boxes in this latest edition of Box Busters.

ESPN’s “Mint Condition” talks MLB Draft

The latest edition of ESPN’s “Mint Condition” highlights five players from the MLB Draft who already have cardboard.

Upcoming Topps Tier One will let you hobnob with elites via massive bat knob set

For card collectors and game-used cards, bats are not always as impressive. It’s not always a love-love relationship. But Topps is intending to change that with its upcoming Tier One release.

Topps adds left-handed Yu Darvish, more Bryce Harper autos to Series 2

You’re not imagining things if you know what you are looking at.

Beckett.com By the Numbers: 2012 Topps Archives

The 2012 Topps Archives baseball card set has arrived on the Beckett.com OPG.

First look: 2012-13 Prestige basketball

Panini America offered the first glimpses at 2012-13 Prestige on Tuesday, the second release of the post-lockout era and the second release that will include a double-dose of NBA rookies.

Ripping Retail: 2012 Topps Series 2 baseball

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into four jumbo packs of 2012 Topps Series 2 cards in this latest edition of Ripping Retail.

Exclusive: A brother’s blessing — Junior Seau’s brother discusses ongoing art tribute

In an exclusive interview with Beckett Media Contributing Editor Susan Lulgjuraj, Savai’i Seau discussed The Junior Seau Print Collection, his brother’s wishes for his work and more.

Topps spices up Series 2 baseball release

Topps is adding a bit more luster to the 2012 Topps Series 2 baseball set that arrives on Wednesday as it teased two inclusions on Monday.

Next Topps UFC product will include fight-used cards somebody sank their teeth into

The next UFC release from Topps will be one you can sink your teeth into.

Johan Santana throws first no-hitter in Mets history — and already has a no-no baseball card

Johan Santana’s historic no-hitter will not generate the first Mets no-hitter baseball card in existence.

First look: 2012 Topps Prime

As usual, early fall will be a prime time for football fans.

Topps readies Series 2 wrapper redemption

Topps announced on Friday that it will have a wrapper redemption program for 2012 Topps Series 2, which arrives next week.