Monthly Archives: August 2012

Box Busters: 2012 Finest baseball cards

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

Biggio, Clemens bring family experience to Classic event and Topps signings

For the first time this year, Topps had the players sign a Red parallel version of their cards at the Perfect Game All-American Classic.

Andrew Luck’s debut brings hope, expensive cards

What can a start like that do for Andrew Luck’s cards? Let’s take a look at some recent sales on eBay …

Rory McIlroy cards aren’t in plentiful supply

With Rory McIlroy winning the PGA Championship this weekend, some collectors might have rushed to see what kind of cards they can get of the young golfer.

Panini VIP event offers experience beyond show

Panini America’s VIP party on Aug. 4 showed how a bit more might be possible in the hobby — as the company put on a show beyond the card show during the NSCC weekend.

FIRST LOOK: 2012 Topps Heritage WWE

After a four-year rest, the Topps Heritage WWE line is back for another run at the world championship.

Lord Stanley cut autograph coming to ITG’s Superlative Hockey 3

However, the cut autograph is just one of the highlights in Superlative Hockey 3, which has been two years in the making.

FIRST LOOK: 2012-13 Upper Deck Hockey Series 1

Hockey fans are gearing up for another installment of Young Guns.

FIRST LOOK: Upper Deck’s Alabama Football

Upper Deck is readying a new school-centered football product for the Alabama Crimson Tide.

Starling Marte is Topps’ first 2012 Finest rookie

Topps announced its first Finest rookie redemption of the year on Friday, and it’s a Pittsburgh Pirate who has made quite an impression since his first big-league at-bat.

Manning, Griffin make debuts for respective teams

Thursday night was an interesting one for football fans. Two quarterbacks made their respective debuts.

Can $115 turn into $10K? Calvin Shuler & the Bowman Platinum Bryce Harper Superfractor

Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds caught up with collector Calvin Shuler, who found the Bryce Harper Superfractor in a pack of 2012 Bowman Platinum at Nick’s Sports Cards in Dallas, Texas.

Box Busters Preview 2012 Finest + vintage bonus

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into a box of 2012 Finest and some vintage cards, too, in this Box Busters Preview video.

Pittsburgh card shop pulls Topps Football Golden Kickoff Ticket

The owners of Sports Card Junction in the North Hills area of Pittsburgh pulled a special giveaway card out for 2012 Topps Football.

Box Busters: 2012 Panini Triple Play

Join Beckett Baseball’s Brian Fleischer and Chris Olds as they rip into a box of 2012 Panini Triple Play baseball cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.

AT THE NATIONAL: Ripping 1989 Upper Deck

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and contributing writer Ben Aguirre as they rip a box of 1989 Upper Deck baseball cards behind the scenes at the National Sports Collectors Convention in Baltimore.

Box Busters: 2012 TRISTAR TNA TENacious

Join Beckett Media’s Chris Olds and Bryan Hornbeck as they rip into a pair of 2012 TRISTAR TNA TENacious wrestling boxes in this latest edition of Box Busters.

First look: The Walking Dead Season 2

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor Fans of the The Walking Dead – comic or television series – can keep adding to their collection. The Walking Dead Season 2 trading cards are set to come out in the fall. Cryptozoic is bringing back many of the elements that made the first installment […]

Box Busters: 2012 Topps Mini baseball cards

Join Beckett Baseball’s Brian Fleischer and Chris Olds as they rip into a box of 2012 Topps Mini baseball cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Bryce Harper Superfractor lands in my backyard

Sometimes you have to wonder where The Big One might land.

BOX BUSTERS: 2012 Onyx Platinum Prospects

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into a box of 2012 Onyx Platinum Prospects in this latest edition of Box Busters.

A photo guide to 2012 Topps Football SPs

Here’s a checklist provided by Topps of the base card variations, with photos to help. The photos pictured are the short-printed variations.

Your Turn (HK 242): Who do you think is a future hockey legend?

Who do you think is a future legend? Tell us and appear in the next issue of Beckett Hockey.

Do you have Olympic fever? Check out what everything is worth right here …

At the link below, you can download a price guide for the entirety of the product, a sampling of what you’ll find for everything on Beckett.com for everything that’s there every single day.

Your Turn (BSCM 331): Show your school colors … who do you collect?

What school do you collect … and how do you do it?

Upper Deck offers wrapper redemption program for O-Pee-Chee hockey

Hockey card season is here, and Upper Deck’s first product is 2012-13 O-Pee-Chee, which comes out in just a week.

UD, Sanders catch up at NSCC to sign

Big-name stars signed their cards in Baltimore.

Golden tickets pop up in 2012 Topps Football

There might be something extra in your pack of 2012 Topps football cards.

Panini hires hobby sales veteran D.J. Kazmierczak

Panini America’s management team added another hobby veteran on Tuesday.

Prime Hockey shows off its patches

Panini’s upcoming Prime Hockey includes some big-patch potential.

AT THE NATIONAL: A chat with Jim Rice

The former Boston Red Sox star isn’t much of a collector.

Ripping Retail: 2012 Topps Football

Check out this video of Beckett Football editor Susan Lulgjuraj opening several 2012 Topps retail packs.

What did you get at The NSCC? I got Reggie …

What I got in that last hour was something I never in my life could have expected — something I could have never want-listed or dreamt about. It wasn’t a Rookie Card or an autograph. What I got was Reggie Jackson.

AT THE NATIONAL: Ripping a 1963 Topps pack

Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds caught up with New York-based dealer Jeffrey Finnigan as he ripped a pack of 1963 Topps at the Topps booth during this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention.

AT THE NATIONAL: Hall of Famer Earl Weaver affirms $3 thrift-store find with a glance

“Does it have the pocket for my cigarettes?” asked Hall of Fame manager Earl Weaver when presented with one of his old jerseys at the National Sports Collectors Convention.