Posted on September 23, 2012 – 9:35 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Beckett Updates, Hockey, News Categories | Alexander Ovechkin, Beckett Hockey, Evgeni Malkin, Ilya Bryzgalov, KHL, NHL lockout | Comments (0)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Hockey Editor
Even though new NHL products may be limited over the coming months, there may still be new products with NHL players in it.
Several NHL athletes have gone overseas to compete in the Kontinental Hockey League, or KHL, including Evgeni Malkin, Alexander Ovechkin and Ilya Bryzgalov.
Those players will be coming to KHL cards, starting with the first series, a spokesperson from Sereal said, the official licensee of KHL cards and stickers.
“We are honored to produce cards for players like Kovalchuk, Ovechkin, Datsyuk, Malkin, Gonchar, Bryzgalov and many more,” Sereal wrote on its official Twitter page on Thursday.
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Posted on September 22, 2012 – 8:29 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Beckett Updates, News Categories | 2012 Topps Triple Threads, autographs, featured, game-used memorabilia, MLB, Topps, Triple Threads | Comments (7)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
One of the hobby’s most-popular high-end products arrived for the seventh-straight year this week packing within it some of the hobby’s most-colorful memorabilia cards, some big names and some big ink.
It’s 2012 Topps Triple Threads.
With roughly five days of completed eBay auctions in hand, here’s a look at some high fives for the brand — some completed auctions and some that did not sell with the most-expensive cards listed first. (While there are plenty of active auctions, this first high five does not include any of them as asking prices can be a bit crazy for a product like this.)
Check ‘em out …
Five autographs that sold (completed auctions only)
1. Mike Trout-Yoenis Cespedes-Jesus Montero autographed Relic printing plate 1/1
2. Bryce Harper autographed Relic /18
3. Clayton Kershaw-Matt Kemp-Dee Gordon autographed Wood Relic 1/1 EXCH
4. Bryce Harper autographed Relic /99
5. Duke Snider autographed Wood Relic 1/1
See more … after the jump.
Posted on September 22, 2012 – 3:03 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Beckett Updates, Hockey, News Categories | 2012-13 NHL Lockout, AHL, Alexander Ovechkin, Evgeni Malkin, Jordan Eberle, KHL, NHL lockout, Panini America, Ryan Nugent Hopkins, Upper Deck | Comments (2)
Every day the NHL lockout goes on, hockey fans get more antsy without a resolution.
Some hockey collectors might not want to bother with cards because they are so disappointed. But the lockout can be a good time for collecting – as long as you can deal without having much new product.
Here are five tips to collecting during a lockout to get you through the coming weeks.
Posted on September 21, 2012 – 11:23 pm | Author: chrisolds
Basketball, Beckett Updates, News Categories | 2011-12 Fleer Retro, college basketball, featured, Fleer, Fleer Metal, Precious Metal Gems, Upper Deck | Comments (15)
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 2011-12 Fleer Retro basketball card set from Upper Deck 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 September 21, 2012 – 1:40 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Beckett Updates, News Categories | 2013 Gypsy Queen, autographs, featured, Gypsy Queen, Topps | Comments (9)
The gypsies will return in 2013.
Topps revealed the first glimpses at its third installment of the retro-styled Gypsy Queen baseball card line on Friday, and it’s one that showed promise of some new-inclusions compared to the sophomore effort.
Among the new higher-end inclusions? Patch Relics, button mini Relics, mini booklets and more.
Set to arrive on April 3, GQ will include two autographs, two Relics and a 10-card mini parallel box-topper box in every 24-pack hobby box. The base set will consist of 300 cards capped by 50 short-printed cards found one in every four packs. In addition, there will be variations in the base set that were not disclosed by the company.
Posted on September 21, 2012 – 1:02 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Basketball, Beckett Updates, Football, Hockey, News Categories, Pop Culture News, World Of Sports | autographs, Beckett Grading Services, BGS, James Spence Authentication, JSA | Comments (0)
Beckett Grading Services will host James Spence Authentication for on-site autograph authentication at Beckett Media headquarters on Saturday (Sept. 22) for collectors who are interested in professional grading or need items examined and/or slabbed.
The event is, of course, open to the public and begins at 11 a.m. and runs until 5 p.m. at the Beckett Media headquarters in Dallas, Texas.
It’s located at 4635 McEwen Road just off of Interstate 635.
Among the services available will be the recently added baseball encapsulation, card grading and encapsulation of JSA-approved items.
Posted on September 21, 2012 – 12:31 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Beckett Updates, News Categories | 42, Branch Rickey, Brooklyn Dodgers, Chadwick Boseman, featured, Harrison Ford, Jackie Robinson, Jay Z, MLB | Comments (5)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor | Commentary
Not all rookies are made alike.
Some show their promise with their first tries at the highest of levels but then fade from the highlight reels just as quickly for whatever reason. Others might do the same at their first crack but produce results for a longer time, while a different few individuals might slowly build and never stop.
That’s life. Some of us win, some of us lose.
But in the beginning? Well, at that point, they are all rookies — players who need to learn the ropes despite their past successes. But that notion of promise, that notion of being special? It’s equal — no matter what the draft round or the signing bonus says — and there is always potential for a transformation and a new tale, no matter what the odds. It’s that potential that drives the hobby and the power of Rookie Cards.
In the next issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly, we’ll explore the world of rookies — a fundamental interest of many collectors — but none of the rookies carry the power, the potential, for world-wide change more than one from more than 60 years ago. And a reminder of that came on Friday with my first glimpses at the trailer for 42, a movie examining the life of Jackie Robinson. (Trailer after the jump.) He was a rookie who helped change the world — not just his sport. That’s something that the Mike Trouts, the Bryce Harpers, the [insert any other can't-miss name here] simply cannot do no matter how many home runs they hit or flashy plays are made in the outfield.
Posted on September 21, 2012 – 11:10 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Beckett Updates, News Categories | 2012 Finest, 2012 Topps Finest, Jean Segura, Milwaukee Brewers | Comments (3)
Topps revealed its fifth and final Finest rookie of the year on Friday, and it’s Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Jean Segura.
Collectors who found redemption No. 5 out of the five in 2012 Finest, which arrived in hobby shops last month, will receive a signed card of the infielder, who is hitting .266 in 33 games this season.
The fourth redemption was of Rockies rookie Josh Rutledge, while the third was of Angels star Mike Trout, the second was Cubs rookie Brett Jackson and the first card announced was Pirates rookie Starling Marte.
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 September 21, 2012 – 10:47 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Beckett Updates, Football, News Categories | 2009 NFL rookies, Andre Brown, Beckett Football, featured, New York Giants, nfl, Ramses Barden | Comments (0)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Football Editor
When every single game is so important in football, a breakout game can change the perception and focus of that player.
Just look at card prices of Andre Brown and Ramses Barden of the New York Giants.
If that sentence was written a week ago, most collectors would have said, “Who?” Instead, after New York’s 36-7 win over the Carolina Panthers on Thursday night, collectors are rummaging through their collections looking for cards of these back-up players.
Posted on September 20, 2012 – 10:54 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Beckett Updates, Breaker Central, News Categories | 1989 Bowman, featured, Jerome Walton, Jim Abbott, Ken Griffey Jr, MLB, Nolan Ryan, Robin Ventura, Topps | Comments (4)
Join Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds as he rips into a box of 1989 Bowman in this latest Ripping Retail video.
What will he find? Watch and find out …
Posted on September 20, 2012 – 4:03 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Beckett Updates, Breaker Central, News Categories | 2012 Topps Heritage Minor League, 2012 Topps Heritage Minors, autographs, milb, Topps | Comments (1)
Join Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into a pair of 2012 Topps Heritage Minor League boxes in this latest edition of Box Busters.
What will they find inside? Watch and find out …
Posted on September 20, 2012 – 3:56 pm | Author: chrisolds
Beckett Updates, Breaker Central, Football, News Categories | 2012 Topps Platinum, Andrew Luck, nfl, Robert Griffin III, Topps, Topps Platinum | Comments (3)
Join Beckett Football‘s Dan Hitt and Susan Lulgjuraj as they rip into a box of 2012 Topps Platinum in this latest edition of Box Busters.
Posted on September 20, 2012 – 12:08 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Beckett Updates, Hockey, News Categories | 2011-12 NHL The Cup, Adam Henrique, Beckett Hockey, Blake Geoffrion, Brendan Smith, Brett Connolly, Cody Eakin, featured, Gabriel Landeskog, Jake Gardiner, Mika Zibanejad, Ryan Ellis, Ryan Nugent Hopkins, Simon Despres, Upper Deck, Video Trading Cards, Zack Kassian | Comments (3)
Upper Deck’s Rookie Evolution Video redemptions have made noise when they appeared in packs of 2011-12 NHL The Cup.
Collectors wondered – some a little loudly – ‘Who will be in them? What will we see?’
While not all information is available just yet, Upper Deck has given out more information of what collectors can expect.
Posted on September 19, 2012 – 4:48 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Beckett Updates, Breaker Central, News Categories | 1991 Collect-A-Books, baseball cards, Ben McDonald, Cecil Fielder, Collect-A-Books, Don Drysdale, Harmon Killebrew, Impel, Jose Canseco, MLB, Ryne Sandberg, Yogi Berra | Comments (7)
Join Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds as he rips into a pair of 1991 Collect-A-Book packs in this latest Ripping Retail video.
What will he find inside? Watch and find out …
Posted on September 18, 2012 – 8:37 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Beckett Updates, Football, News Categories | 2012 Valor Football, Andrew Luck, Beckett Football, Brandon Weeden, Doug Martin, Frank Gore, Jeremy Maclin, Jim Kelly, Kurt Warner, Michael Vick, Percy Harvin, Tony Romo, Trent Richardson | Comments (6)
Update: Topps issued a correction indicating there is just one pack per box.
The adjectives of a champion are similar. The traits they carry, the qualities they imbue stand out above the rest.
Courage. Honor. Heart.
We all use those words describe the greats. Topps is taking that sentiment and turning it into a football product creating an extensive high-end product for its collectors.
Posted on September 18, 2012 – 7:14 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Beckett Updates, Football, News Categories | A.J. Jenkins, Alex Smith, Beckett Football, Frank Gore, LaMichael James, Michael Crabtree, Patrick Willis, Randy Moss, San Francisco 49ers, Vernon Davis | Comments (1)
The San Francisco 49ers are flying high after two weeks of the NFL season. Alex Smith, Frank Gore and Vernon Davis have led San Francisco to a 2-0 record this year.
To celebrate what could be an exciting season, Panini America and U.S. Bank have teamed to develop an exclusive eight-card team set.
Most of the top San Francisco players are in the set including Randy Moss and Michael Crabtree.
Posted on September 17, 2012 – 10:42 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Beckett Updates, Football, News Categories | Canadian Football League, CFL | Comments (4)
The 100th Grey Cup will take place this November. That’s a century of celebrating the Canadian Football League.
The commemorate the event, the Canadian Football League Players’ Association has created a 100th Grey Cup Limited Edition Trading Card Box Set.
Posted on September 17, 2012 – 8:18 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Beckett Updates, Football, News Categories | Brandon Weeden, C.J. Spiller, Dante Rosario, Eli Manning, Hakeem Nicks, Monday Morning Collector, Reggie Bush, Victor Cruz | Comments (9)
Update: The rookie stats for the quarterbacks were corrected to reflect just Week 2 statistics.
The second week of football season has already seen some interesting storylines: the Philadelphia Eagles are somehow undefeated, the New Orleans Saints are winless and the rookie quarterbacks shined on Sunday.
The Monday Morning Collector is here to take a look at some of the performances and who collectors might want to check out on cards.
Posted on September 14, 2012 – 7:23 pm | Author: chrisolds
Beckett Updates, Breaker Central, Football, News Categories | 2012 Momentum, autographs, nfl, Panini America, Rookie Cards | Comments (2)
Join Beckett Football’s Dan Hitt and Chris Olds as they rip into a pair of 2012 Momentum boxes from Panini America in this latest edition of Box Busters.
Posted on September 14, 2012 – 7:20 pm | Author: chrisolds
Beckett Updates, Breaker Central, Football, News Categories | 2012 Rookies & Stars, Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Panini America | Comments (2)
Join Beckett Football’s Dan Hitt and Chris Olds as they rip into a box of 2012 Rookies & Stars football cards from Panini America in this latest edition of Box Busters.
Posted on September 14, 2012 – 7:17 pm | Author: chrisolds
Beckett Updates, Breaker Central, News Categories, World Of Sports | 2012 Press Pass FanFare, Danica Patrick, NASCAR, press pass | Comments (3)
Join Beckett Media’s Dan Hitt and Chris Olds as they rip into a pair of 2012 Press Pass FanFare racing boxes in this latest edition of Box Busters.
What will they find inside? Watch and find out. (Our technical difficulties clear up after the first few seconds.)
Posted on September 14, 2012 – 11:16 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Beckett Updates, News Categories | 1964 Topps, 2013 Topps Heritage, featured, MLB, Topps, Yu Darvish | Comments (17)
If you wanted more Heritage this year, you’re getting more Heritage this year.
Well, it’s next year’s … at least for now.
Topps revealed on Friday the first full look at a card design you might remember from back in 1964 if you’re old enough — the 2013 edition of Topps Heritage. If not, you’ll get to live it all over again next year in the 13th installment of the retro-designed brand.
Set to arrive on March 6, Heritage will include autographed cards at twice the previous rates, according to the company, though there will be just one autograph or Relic found in every 24-pack hobby box.
Posted on September 14, 2012 – 11:06 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Auction News, Baseball, Basketball, Beckett Updates, Football, Hockey, News Categories, Vintage News | Abraham Lincoln, Bernie Parent, Goldin Auctions, Ken Goldin, Michael Jordan, Pete Rose | Comments (14)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor
Ken Goldin is kicking off the auction side of his business with a little flair.
The sports memorabilia dealer’s Goldin Auctions Fall 2012 Premier Auction of Sports Memorabilia will include nearly 1,000 lots from all types of sports, starting Oct. 10.
Items include a 1934 signed New York Yankees baseball, a 1980 Philadelphia Phillies World Series ring, a 1977 Roger Staubach game-used jersey, Bernie Parent’s game-worn “Winter Classic” goalie mask and a 1995-96 Michael Jordan game-worn jersey.
There are also several non-sports items in the lots including Avengers No. 1 Marvel comic book and signed document by Abraham Lincoln.
But one of the most interesting items in the auction is a five-page document signed by baseball’s all-time hit leader Pete Rose. The paper is Rose’s banishment agreement from Major League Baseball, according to ESPN.
Posted on September 14, 2012 – 11:00 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Basketball, Beckett Updates, Football, News Categories | 2012 Cooperstown, 2012 Gridiron, 2012-13 Prestige, Hall of Fame, MLBPA, NBA, nfl, Panini America | Comments (0)
If you’ve always wanted to visit a Hall of Fame but couldn’t, Panini America might be able to help you out.
If you get a little lucky, of course.
The only licensed manufacturer of sports cards for the NBA, NFL and MLBPA announced on Friday that its newest product, 2012-13 Prestige basketball, which arrives in hobby shops today will include the first chance for fans to potentially win a trip to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. — and more.
Posted on September 14, 2012 – 10:13 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Beckett Updates, Football, News Categories | Alshon Jeffery, Doug Martin, Topps, Trent Richardson, Troy Polamalu | Comments (8)
Topps started the tease at the 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention. Officials from the company handed out little beige stickers with a “V” emblem and were coy about the meaning.
Just spread the word, they said.
Then, a Twitter account popped up adding to the mystery @V_Is_For.