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Posted on August 31, 2012 – 4:48 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Hockey | Legendary Auctions, Phil Esposito | Comments (0)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Hockey Editor
Hall of Fame hockey player Phil Esposito is selling his personal collection, which includes awards, portraits and even a signed leg cast from a playoff injury.
Esposito’s collection will be sold through Legendary Auctions in November.
Esposito kept a vast collection of items through his 18-year playing career with the Chicago Blackhawks, Boston Bruins and New York Rangers.
“Through the years, I collected items that meant something to me personally,” Esposito said in a release. “They represent pieces of me and I want to leave that legacy in good hands. I wanted to be the person who decided what happened to my collection.”
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Posted on August 31, 2012 – 2:12 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Non-Sports | 2012 Allen & Ginter, 2012 Topps Allen & Ginter, Artifacts Relics, Relic, Topps | Comments (12)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
For the select few collectors who found artifacts of a different kind in their boxes of 2012 Allen & Ginter baseball cards, today is your day.
The mystery of the Ginter Artifacts cards is no more.
On Friday, Topps detailed exactly what the “unusual artifact[s] from the past” are for the N43 redemptions.
Posted on August 31, 2012 – 1:06 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Football | 2012 Topps Supreme, 2012 Topps Supreme Football, featured, nfl, Topps | Comments (8)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Football Editor
Topps will close out the 2012 calendar year with one of its high-end football products.
Topps Supreme, which is scheduled to be released the last week in December, will have only low-numbered hits. Each pack contains two base cards, a red parallel and one low-numbered autograph, autograph relic or relic card in every pack.
Cards aren’t the only things collectors can get out of Topps Supreme. There will be randomly inserted cards collectors can redeem for up to 15 player-signed jerseys.
Posted on August 31, 2012 – 11:33 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Hockey | 2010-11 NHL The Cup, 2011-12 NHL The Cup, Mario Lemieux, Sidney Crosby | Comments (5)
Sometimes companies can’t get the cards they want in time for a product before it’s packed out. That’s why collectors end up with redemptions.
Recently, Upper Deck took a different approach. If the company had been unable to get specific cards in time, it didn’t include them in a product. That includes redemptions.
However, when UD finally did get the cards back, it included them in the product’s release. It recently happened with SP Authentic, and it did it again with The Cup.
Posted on August 30, 2012 – 7:05 pm | Author: chrisolds
Basketball | 2012-13 Hoops, 2012-13 NBA Hoops, Beckett OPG, Hoops, Panini America | Comments (5)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Basketball Editor
The auctions have ended, the numbers have been crunched. The ranges have been tabulated and the OPG has been posted.
The 2012-13 Hoops basketball card set from Panini America has arrived on Beckett.com with the favorites, autographs and memories in tow. Let’s take a look inside the numbers crunched by Beckett Basketball Senior Market Analyst Rob Springs – and see even more — after the jump.
Posted on August 30, 2012 – 12:55 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | autographs, Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, Eddie Mathews, Hall of Fame autographs, Hank Aaron, Harmon Killebrew, Joe DiMaggio, Kirby Puckett, MLB, Nolan Ryan, Richie Ashburn, Whitey Ford | Comments (12)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor | Commentary
If you’ve collected for any amount of time, you’ve probably had the moment where you sit back, look at all of the hot mess that is your collection and wondered what your focus is.
Wait, it’s just me? Ok, I’ll go along with that … but we all know better.
As I pondered a column topic for an upcoming Beckett Baseball, I turned to the Hall of Fame — the simple idea of writing about notable sigs I don’t have. It was to be a woe-is-me approach — more like confession — of how I am lacking some notable signatures in my collection, particularly given my supposed collecting focus (well, at least one of them … one that has been around for a long, long time).
Instead, I actually surprised myself — while still realizing that, yes, I am lacking some notable sigs.
Posted on August 30, 2012 – 12:35 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Golf | PGA, Rory McIlroy, Upper Deck Authenticated | Comments (3)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor
Golfer Rory McIlroy is joining Michael Jordan, LeBron James and Tiger Woods.
Golf’s current sensation has signed to be an exclusive spokesperson with Upper Deck.
Upper Deck will offer autographed memorabilia of McIlroy through its Upper Deck Authenticated program. Items will include pin flags, photos, lithographs, game-used items and more. His items will begin to appear with UDA in October.
His trading cards will appear in Upper Deck products in 2013.
Posted on August 30, 2012 – 10:15 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 1887-89 Old Judge Cabinet N173, Mike "King" Kelly, Old Judge, tobacco cards | Comments (0)
It seems vintage baseball card “finds” are in the mainstream news more and more these days with the Black Swamp Find and other notable auctions grabbing headlines.
But the truth is that, while the finds and the rarities don’t get discovered everyday, there’s plenty of cash being spent on elite, vintage and pre-war baseball cards all the time. A glance through any notable auction catalog — or the results — will tell you that.
Another fine example of a find — and a notable sale — happened Wednesday night in Biddford, Maine, as an 1887-89 Old Judge Cabinet N173 card of Hall of Famer Mike “King” Kelly hit the auction block after being found in a trunk of old papers.
The Portland Press-Herald was at the auction Wednesday night, capturing the video above as the card was auctioned for $62,000 — $71,200 including a buyer’s premium.
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 August 29, 2012 – 11:01 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Football | 2012 Topps Football, Andrew Luck, NFL Kickoff Redemption Hobby Store Program, Robert Griffin III, Ryan Broyles, Ryan Tannehill | Comments (17)
Hobby shops should know, Topps is watching.
In about a week, collectors will be able to redeem cards pulled from 2012 Topps Football for exclusive packs that were given to hobby shops for the Topps Kickoff Hobby Store Promotion. The promotion starts Sept. 5, but some dealers have seemingly began to put cards up for sale on eBay now.
Posted on August 29, 2012 – 10:06 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail | baseball cards, Ripping Retail | Comments (2)
Join Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds as he rips into a baseball repack box in this latest episode of Ripping Retail.
What will he find inside? Watch and find out …