Monthly Archives: August 2012

NHL great Phil Esposito to sell collection

Phil Esposito’s collection will be sold through Legendary Auctions in November.

Topps unveils Ginter artifacts

The mystery of the Ginter Artifacts cards is no more.

First look: 2012 Topps Supreme Football

Topps will close out the 2012 calendar year with one of its high-end football products.

UD adds Crosby/Lemieux dual signed cards to The Cup

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.

Beckett OPG By The Numbers: 2012-13 Hoops

The 2012-13 Hoops basketball card set from Panini America has arrived on Beckett.com.

Someday, I’ll have a Hall of Fame focus

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.

Rory McIlroy signs exclusive with Upper Deck

Golfer Rory McIlroy is joining Michael Jordan, LeBron James and Tiger Woods.

One find leads to another … and another

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.

Topps calls out dealers on Twitter for selling giveaway redemption cards

Hobby shops should know, Topps is watching.

Ripping Retail: A two-hit baseball repack

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into a baseball repack box in this latest episode of Ripping Retail.

Box Busters: 2012 Topps Chrome baseball cards

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into a pair of 2012 Topps Chrome boxes in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2012 Finest football cards

Join Beckett Football’s Chris Olds and Dan Hitt as they bust into a pair of 2012 Finest boxes from Topps in this latest edition of Box Busters.

First Look: 2012 Press Pass Hall of Fame Legends Edition

The Hall of Fame title creates a certain feeling.

Box Busters Preview: 2012 Finest football cards

Join Beckett Football Editor Susan Lulgjuraj as she opens a box of 2012 Topps Finest.

First Look: 2012-13 Limited basketball

Limited is back once again in basketball, and Panini America is promising “a clever new technological twist” to the typically foilboard-heavy line.

Box Busters: 2012-13 Score hockey cards

Join Beckett Hockey’s Chris Olds, Dan Hitt and Dave Sliepka as they rip into a box of 2012-13 Score from Panini America in this latest edition of Box Busters.

First Look: 2012 Press Pass Sports Town Football

Press Pass is joining the fun with 2012 Sports Town Football, a new product in its football line.

Box Busters: 2012-13 O-Pee-Chee hockey cards

Join Beckett Hockey’s Dave Sliepka, Dan Hitt and Chris Olds as they rip into a box of 2012-13 O-Pee-Chee cards from Upper Deck in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2011-12 Ultimate Collection

Join Beckett Hockey’s Chris Olds, Dave Sliepka and Dan Hitt as they rip into a trio of 2011-12 Ultimate Collection boxes in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Beckett Grading Services opens California office

Beckett Grading Services has opened an office in Southern California for collectors in and around the area to submit cards for grading in-person.

First Look: Panini America’s 2012 Black Football

Get your credit cards ready, Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III collectors.

Panini shows off NHL rookie sketch cards

As the hockey world awaits for the owners and NHL Players Association to come to an agreement and avoid a lockout, a couple of hundred people have descended in Toronto for the NHLPA Rookie Showcase.

Box Busters: 2012-13 NBA Hoops

Join Beckett Basketball’s Rob Springs and Chris Olds as they rip into a box of 2012-13 NBA Hoops in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2011 Exquisite Collection football

Join Beckett Football’s Dan Hitt and Chris Olds as they rip into a pair of 2011 Exquisite Collection boxes from Upper Deck in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Steve Wozniak helps create cardboard history

As a founding member of Apple and the creator of the first Apple computer, Steve Wozniak knows a thing or two about making history.

Your Turn (Beckett Baseball No. 80): Who are your hobby award-winners?

We want to know … Who are your hobby award-winners?

Bryce Harper’s autograph evolves with time, volume

When collectors find a new Bryce Harper autograph, they’re also finding a perfect example of how a player’s autograph changes over time.

Neil Armstrong’s legacy not seen on much cardboard

Astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, has died, according to an NBC News report. He was 82.

New Dodgers not burning it up on cardboard

The biggest waiver-period trade in some time likely won’t matter that much where it matters for collectors — on cardboard.

Baseball’s shaving cream celebrations aren’t new

Sorry, A.J. Burnett – someone else beat you to the shaving cream celebration.

Ripping Retail: 2012-13 NBA Hoops

Join Beckett Basketball’s Chris Olds as he rips into a 2012-13 NBA Hoops blaster box in this latest episode of Ripping Retail.

First look: 2012-13 Certified basketball cards

Certified took a year off as part of the NBA lockout-shortened product lineup last year but will return in November.

Lance Armstrong has eluded major cardboard

Lance Armstrong appears on just eight trading cards valued at a total of $11.

Topps’ Game Time Giveaway site is live

Topps’ Game Time Giveaway site is live.

First look: 2013 Topps Tribute baseball cards

Topps’ first high-end baseball card release of 2013 will be Tribute as it unveiled the first looks and product details for the product, which is in its fifth straight year of revival after a break for several seasons.