Monthly Archives: August 2012

With lockout looming, Kreider leads early NHL rookie class on cards

Every day that passes without an agreement between the NHL owners and the NHL Players Association, it seems hockey is heading closer to a lockout.

Short prints driving interest in 2012 Topps Football

Collectors may have felt 2012 Topps Football seemed to be more popular than past sets. They aren’t wrong about that.

Former Redskins running back Clinton Portis retires

Almost 10,000 yards later, running back Clinton Portis is calling it quits.

Press Pass’ FanFare Racing arrives next month

Press Pass FanFare Racing is back for a second year. The autograph and memorabilia-heavy product comes out next month with an extensive autograph and memorabilia checklist.

Could a venue change help MJD’s card value?

Maurice Jones-Drew has been one of the best running backs in the NFL the past couple of years.

Sports movies: Where are those props now?

The image above is from a scene in a pretty forgettable early 1990s movie, but it’s a bit of a cardboard enigma.

Ripping Retail: 2012 Topps Chrome baseball cards

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into a 2012 Topps Chrome blaster box in this latest episode of Ripping Retail.

Black & White surprise in 2012-13 O-Pee-Chee

Upper Deck included a surprise insert in 2012-13 O-Pee-Chee NHL that wasn’t on the checklist.

Ryan Tannehill named Miami Dolphins starting QB

For more than a decade, the Miami Dolphins have looked for a consistent quarterback. Not the next Dan Marino, but at least someone that could help the Dolphins be competitive.

Make your own auto combos in 2011 Exquisite

When getting a dual autograph sometimes a collector wishes different players could have been paired together. Perhaps even hoping to have two favorite players on one card that share no real bonds.

Vintage spotlight: Joe Doyle, king of the errors?

Joe Doyle has the distinction of being pictured on the rarest card in the famed T206 set.

Reds prospect Billy Hamilton steals himself a place in professional baseball history

Cincinnati Reds minor leaguer Billy Hamilton firmly placed himself in the baseball record books Tuesday night.

Ripping Retail: 2012 Upper Deck football cards

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Chris Olds as he rips into a 2012 Upper Deck football blaster box in this latest episode of Ripping Retail in advance of The College Issue of the magazine.

Ripping Retail: 2012 Score football cards

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Chris Olds as he rips into a blaster box of 2012 Score football cards in this latest Ripping Retail video.

Photo gallery: 2012 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot

On Tuesday, this year’s group of NBA rookies descended on the New York Knicks Training Facility in Elmsford, N.Y.

Box Busters: 2012 Goodwin Champions

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Chris Olds and Bryan Hornbeck as they rip into a pair of 2012 Goodwin Champions boxes from Upper Deck in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Product Preview: 2012-13 Upper Deck Artifacts

In just a couple of short months – and the hopes of no lockout – 2012-13 Artifacts Hockey is scheduled to hit the shelves.

Orr autos seem plentiful in Ultimate

Have you ever wanted a Bobby Orr autograph, but couldn’t afford to get one of the best hockey players of all time?

Locker’s cards see early spike with starting nod

It seems second-year player Jake Locker is going to get the starting quarterback job in Tennessee, according to a report by the NFL Network.

Box Busters Retro: 1991-92 Heisman Collection

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Chris Olds as he rips into a pair of Heisman Collection sets from the early 1990s in advance of the Beckett Sports Card Monthly College Issue in this latest Box Busters Retro video.

First look: 2013 Topps baseball cards (with FINAL checklist)

Topps has released the final Series 1 checklist. See it at the end of the story.

Box Busters: 2012 Elite football cards

Join Beckett Football’s Dan Hitt and Chris Olds as they rip into a box of 2012 Elite from Panini America in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2012 Score football cards

Join Beckett Football’s Dan Hitt and Chris Olds as they rip into a box of 2012 Score baseball card boxes from Panini America in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Mike Trout is Topps’ third 2012 Finest rookie

Topps announced its third Finest rookie redemption of the year on Thursday, and it’s the guy who is looking like he’ll take home the American League Rookie of the Year honors — if not more when the season ends.

Seattle’s Felix Hernandez throws 23rd perfect game in MLB history

King Felix looked rather royal against the Rays on Wednesday.

First look: 2012 Panini Prime Cuts

Panini America revealed the latest edition of Prime Cuts on Tuesday and the 2012 edition will arrive in October — just six months after the arrival of the 2011 product.

College ties, heroes last a lifetime

They’re legends who’ll never be traded to another team, stars whose times in those particular uniforms will never fade as they age.

Topps, NFL agree to multi-year extension

Topps and the NFL will be doing business for several more years.

FIRST LOOK: 2012 Topps Magic Football

The next installment of Topps Magic Football is coming to hobby and retail stores.

Collectors remember 2004-05 NHL lockout

Eight years ago, the NHL had an unprecedented season – one that didn’t happen.

Brett Jackson is Topps’ second Finest rookie

Topps announced its second Finest rookie redemption of the year on Tuesday, and it’s one that Chicago Cubs fans might like.

Upper Deck adds Civil War items to Goodwin

Upper Deck is taking a different approach to 2012 Goodwin Champions – which still showcases athletes – by taking a look at America’s history.

AT THE NATIONAL: A post-show mega-gallery

It’s just a small glimpse at much of what was seen at the show.

Topps teases 2012 Magic Football

Although 2012 Topps Magic doesn’t arrive until January, Topps is doing its best to get collectors interested.

Box Busters: 2012 Topps football cards

Join Beckett Football’s Dan Hitt and Chris Olds as they rip into a box of 2012 Topps in this latest edition of Box Busters.