Monthly Archives: July 2012

First look: In The Game’s History of Hockey

Dr. Brian Price is bringing together a product that highlights its past with History of Hockey

First look: 2012 Panini Absolute Football

Absolute doesn’t come out until November, but these pictures tell an early story.

Box Busters: 2012 Bowman Platinum

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.

Product Preview: 2012 Panini Momentum Football

Panini Momentum, which is currently scheduled for Aug. 29, will include many of the top rookies.

Veteran dealer finds misprinted surprise

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.

Missy Franklin’s ink tops Justin Bieber’s

Winning gold has meant added attention to her autographed cards in the 2012 Topps U.S. Olympic Team product.

Get your hands on Tracy Hackler at the NSCC

Panini’s hobby marketing manager (and more) will be found inside packs at the NSCC.

Hockey’s turn for Ultimate’s 1997 Legends autos

Ultimate Collection kicks off a three-year cycle with hockey of the 1997 Legends autographs with 30 players in each release.

Box Busters: 2012 UFC Finest

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.

Box Busters: 2012 Press Pass Showcase racing

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.

Panini’s NFL rookie-drawn sketches at NSCC

Sketch cards by rookies can be found at the show.

Newest Ultimate Collection arrives next week

Upper Deck is getting hockey fans in the mood when its latest release comes out next week – 2011-12 Ultimate Collection.

Titans WR O.J. Murdock dies of apparent suicide

Murdock appeared on one Rookie Card – 2011 Panini Gridiron Gear, including some parallels.

Three last-minute tips for the National

In two days, the National Sports Collectors Convention will kick off in Baltimore with a sneak peek. Here are some tips if attending.

A look at Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte’s cards

Ryan Lochte’s hottest cards right now are from the current Topps set.

Q&A with Adam Beechen, DC Comics New 52 card writer

Adam Beechen talks about the new release.

PSA launches resource for game-used collectors

PSA is helping bring order to the chaos of game-used baseball bat collecting with a new resource for collectors.

ESPN’s Mint Condition talks The National

ESPN’s “Mint Condition” catches up with Mike Berkus of the National Sports Collectors Convention to discuss next week’s show in Baltimore.

Panini’s NFL sticker albums coming soon

What do Eli Manning, Tim Tebow, Aaron Rodgers, Cam Newton, Rob Gronkowski and Calvin Johnson have in common?

Mastro, Allen indicted on fraud charges

Sports auction house executives Bill Mastro and Doug Allen were indicted by a federal grand jury in Chicago on Wednesday on charges of fraud.

A look at Elite’s Passing the Torch checklist

This year’s Elite by Panini America, which came out this week, is no different with 20 pairs of players Passing the Torch.

Box Busters Preview: 2012 Bowman Platinum

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into a box of 2012 Bowman Platinum cards in this Box Busters preview video.

First look: 2012 Topps UFC Bloodlines

Topps is commemorating MMA’s international flavor with 2012 UFC Bloodlines, which highlights the heritage of athletes in UFC and Strikeforce.

Panini, Football HOF extend partnership

Panini America and the Pro Football Hall of Fame are going to be partnering up for a long time.

Ichiro’s first Yankees cards coming soon

Ichiro Suzuki’s New York career is just two games old and that means it’s time for one thing — his first Yankees baseball cards.

Topps football factory set includes exclusives

For set collectors who don’t want to buy pack after pack and search singles on eBay for every card in 2012 Topps Football, there is an easy way to get the entire collection, including subsets.

Box Busters: 2011-12 Panini Gold Standard

Join Beckett Basketball’s Rob Springs and Chris Olds as they rip into a pair 2011-12 Panini Gold Standard boxes in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Your Turn (Beckett Baseball No. 79): Which trades do you remember most?

In short, we want to know … What baseball trades do you remember most?

DC Comics The New 52 puts old heroes in new tales

Cryptozoic is coming out with DC Comics The New 52 trading cards, featuring a 71-card base set scheduled to come out in late August.

Ichiro Suzuki is a … New York Yankee?

Japanese superstar and future Hall of Famer Ichiro Suzuki has been traded to the New York Yankees.

Panini America NSCC wrapper redemption to include plates, cracked ice … and Bryce Harper

Panini America’s plans for its wrapper redemption program for this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention have not yet been fully revealed with the start of the event just 10 days away.

Barry Larkin’s baseball card basics

You can revisit Barry Larkin’s Hall of Fame career though his baseball cards.

Preview Gallery: 2012-13 NBA Hoops Rookie Impact

The next NBA season is still far away, but the first card set of 2012-13 will arrive soon as NBA Hoops is slated for an Aug. 15 release with a double-dose of rookies in tow.

Ripping Retail: 2012 Mars Attacks Heritage

Join Beckett Media’s Chris Olds as he rips into some packs of the new 2012 Topps Mars Attacks Heritage cards.

First Look: 2012 Bowman Sterling baseball

Topps revealed the first looks at this year’s first high-end prospecting product on Friday, and it’s Bowman Sterling.