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Posted on July 31, 2012 – 5:56 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Hockey | 2012 History of Hockey, Bobby Orr, In The Game, Mario Lemieux, Maurice Richard, Patrick Roy, Paul Henderson, Phil Esposito, Steve Yzerman, Wayne Gretzky | Comments (2)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Hockey Editor
In The Game’s hockey products have been around for more than a decade. Now, Dr. Brian Price is bringing together a product that highlights its past with History of Hockey.
There are just four cards in each box: a memorabilia card, a PSA/DNA certified autograph, a Rookie Card and a buyback.
ITG hasn’t released dates or pricing yet, but there are plenty of pictures and early information about History of Hockey for hockey collectors.
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Posted on July 31, 2012 – 3:12 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Football | 2012 Panini Absolute Football, Tony Romo, Tools of the Trade | Comments (3)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Football Editor
Autographs and memorabilia cards seem to be abundant in 2012 Absolute Football. Panini America released a preview where just about every insert or subset has some sort of autograph or memorabilia variation.
Absolute doesn’t come out until November, but these pictures tell an early story.
Posted on July 31, 2012 – 3:04 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail | 2012 Bowman Platinum, autographs, Bryce Harper, featured, mike trout, Superfractors, Yoenis Cespedes, Yu Darvish | Comments (11)
Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into a pair of 2012 Bowman Platinum boxes in this latest edition of Box Busters.
What will they find inside? Watch and find out …
Posted on July 31, 2012 – 2:25 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Football | 2012 Panini Momentum Football, Andrew Luck, Austin Miles, Dez Bryant, Eli Manning, John Elway, Justin Blackmon, Robert Griffin III, Shannon Sharpe | Comments (1)
Football season for trading cards is really going to kick up in August.
Another product on the schedule is Panini Momentum, which is currently scheduled for Aug. 29, and it will include many of the top rookies.
Momentum is on the higher-end scale of Panini America products. There are 10 packs per box with three cards in each pack, which should include at least an autograph or memorabilia card. Hobby boxes have a pre-sale price of around $200 right now.
Posted on July 31, 2012 – 1:09 pm | Author: chrisolds
Basketball | 1986-87 Fleer, 1986-87 Fleer stickers, Atlanta Hawks, Beckett Grading Services, BGS, Chicago Bulls, Dominique Wilkins, featured, Los Angeles Lakers, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, NBA | Comments (0)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Basketball Editor
Quality control ain’t what it used to be, and for one long-time dealer a surprise in that area in a recent retro purchase might pay off well.
Cicero Gamez, a dealer and collector for 20 years who is based in Delaware, found a few examples of that on some key cards from the 1980s — the 1986-87 Fleer basketball stickers — and on a few key cards.
Notably? Michael Jordan (rookie sitcker), Magic Johnson and Dominique Wilkins (also a rookie) — and each of the cards has an overprinted card back for a baseball sticker from that same year.
Posted on July 31, 2012 – 11:55 am | Author: chrisolds
Multisport | 2012 Topps U.S. Olympic Team, featured, Justin Bieber, Missy Franklin, Olympics, Panini America, Topps | Comments (2)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor
Missy Franklin stands an imposing 6-foot-1 but she’s just 17 years old and a fan of Justin Bieber.
Oh, and she’s also an Olympic gold medalist, winning the 100-meter backstroke on Monday, who might be looking for another possible medal tonight during the London Games.
And that has meant added attention to her autographed cards in the 2012 Topps U.S. Olympic Team product that is the place of all places to find certified autographs of the stars of this year’s games (as long as they wear red, white and blue).
Posted on July 31, 2012 – 11:34 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Hockey | @tracyhackler, NSCC, Panini America, Rodney Alsup, Scott Prusha, The National, Tracy Hackler | Comments (6)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor | Commentary
From the Tongue-Firmly-in-Cheek File …
Just in case you’ve ever wanted to get your hands on Panini America‘s Tracy Hackler, you now have your chance at the National Sports Collectors Convention.
No, he’s not auditioning opponents for inside the Octagon. No, he’s not holding arm-wrestling contests at the company booth (that we know of) — but watch out, he’ll test positive for Monster and Jack Links beef jerky so if you want to take your chances on a reversed decision …
Instead? Well …
Posted on July 31, 2012 – 10:38 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Hockey | 1997 Legends, 2011-12 Ultimate Collection NHL, bobby hull, Edmonton Oilers, Eric Lindros, Mark Messier, Marty McSorley, Patrick Roy, Paul Coffey, Philadelphia Flyers, Reggie Leach, Ron Hextall, Tim Kerr, Wayne Gretzky | Comments (1)
Over the last several years, Upper Deck’s Ultimate Collection has been inserted with the 1997 Legends autograph subset. The checklist is filled with some of the great players in the respective sports.
Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson in basketball. Brett Favre and Dan Marino in football – just to name a few.
This year’s Ultimate Collection kicks off a three-year cycle with hockey of the 1997 Legends autographs with 30 players in each release. The product comes out next week.
Posted on July 30, 2012 – 7:40 pm | Author: chrisolds
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, MMA | 2012 UFC Finest, autographs, brock lesnar, featured, Miesha Tate, MMA, Randy Couture, Topps, UFC | Comments (7)
Join Beckett Media’s Bryan Hornbeck and Chris Olds as they rip into a pair of 2012 UFC Finest boxes from Topps in this latest edition of Box Busters.
Posted on July 30, 2012 – 7:22 pm | Author: chrisolds
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Racing | 2012 Press Pass Showcase, autographs, Dale Earnhardt, Danica Patrick, Jeff Gordon, press pass | Comments (2)
Join Beckett Media’s Chris Olds and Dan Hitt as they rip into a pair of 2012 Press Pass Showcase racing boxes in this latest edition of Box Busters.
What will they find inside? What can you win? Watch and find out …