Monthly Archives: September 2012

Box Busters: 2012 Topps Heritage Minor League

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.

Box Busters: 2012 Topps Platinum

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.

Upper Deck reveals more on The Cup’s video cards

Upper Deck’s Rookie Evolution Video redemptions have made noise when they appeared in packs of 2011-12 NHL The Cup.

Ripping Retail Retro: 1991 Collect-A-Books

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into a pair of 1991 Collect-A-Book packs in this latest Ripping Retail video.

Topps previews Valor — a new high-end NFL set

The adjectives of a champion are similar. The traits they carry, the qualities they imbue stand out above the rest.

Panini teams with U.S. Bank to create 49ers set

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.

100 years of the Grey Cup on cards

The 100th Grey Cup will take place this November. That’s a century of celebrating the Canadian Football League.

Monday Morning Collector, NFL Week 2

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.

Box Busters: 2012 Momentum football cards

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.

Box Busters: 2012 Rookies & Stars

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.

Box Busters: 2012 Press Pass Fanfare racing

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.

First look: 2013 Topps Heritage baseball cards

Topps revealed on Monday the first looks at cards you might remember from back in 1964 if you’re old enough — the 2013 edition of Topps Heritage.

Pete Rose banishment agreement part of Goldin Auctions debut event

Ken Goldin is kicking off the auction side of his business with a little flair.

Panini contest offers trips to Halls of Fame

If you’ve always wanted to visit a Hall of Fame but couldn’t, Panini America might be able to help you out.

UPDATE: Topps teases Valor, coming in 2013

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.

Hockey products will be hurt by potential lockout

As the deadline for an NHL lockout looms, it seems ever more likely hockey will be at least delayed this year.

Commentary: Possible issues in some parts of game-used industry shouldn’t taint everything

Olds’ Opinion: Allegation of problems in the game-used industry shouldn’t mean every item or every memorabilia card is suspect.

Box Busters: 2012 Panini Americana Heroes & Legends

Join Beckett Media’s Bryan Hornbeck and Chris Olds as they rip into a pair of 2012 Panini Americana Heroes & Legends boxes in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2011-12 The Cup hockey cards

Join Beckett Hockey’s Dave Sliepka and Chris Olds as they rip into a box of 2011-12 The Cup from Upper Deck in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Panini brings back NFL Rookie of the Week promotion

Along with Panini America’s Player of the Day promotion, the card company is back with its NFL Rookie of the Week.

First look: 2012 Panini Golden Age baseball cards

It’s 2012 Panini Golden Age, a retro-styled product that will include eccentric inclusions, pennant or movie-focused box-toppers … and minis.

A look at NFL Week 1 card losers

The first week of the football season came with a look at cardboard winners. But there is another side to the needle.

Box Busters: 2011-12 Fleer Retro basketball cards

Join Beckett Basketball’s Rob Springs and Chris Olds as they rip into a pair of 2011-12 Fleer Retro boxes from Upper Deck in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Video cards make a comeback in 2011-12 UD The Cup

Video cards are back.

Box Busters: 2011-12 Panini Prime hockey cards

Join Beckett Hockey’s Dave Sliepka and Chris Olds as they rip into a pair of 2011-12 Panini Prime hockey boxes in this latest edition of Box Busters.

WWE legend Jerry Lawler collapses during show

Memphis wrestling legend Jerry “The King” Lawler, a WWE Hall of Famer and announcer during Raw telecasts since the late-1990s collapsed at ringside Monday night during the live broadcast in Montreal.

Box Busters: 2011-12 Panini Prime Hockey

Check out this Box Busters video with Beckett Hockey Editor Susan Lulgjuraj opening 2011-12 Panini Prime.

2012 Topps Platinum Football retail break

Topps Platinum Football hits the shelves this week. But if you’re lucky, you can grab some of it early in retail shops.

Box Busters short: 2012 Topps Allen & Ginter

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into yet another box of 2012 Topps Allen & Ginter baseball cards in this abbreviated edition of Box Busters.

David Akers ties record for longest field goal

His best Rookie Card – 2001 NFL Showdown First and Goal – has a high-book value of 60 cents.

Ripping Retail: 2008 Topps Update HTA Jumbo

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into a 2008 Topps Update HTA Jumbo box found at a retail store in this latest episode of Ripping Retail.

Your Turn (BSCM Rookies Issue): If you could own only one RC, what would it be?

If you could only own a single Rookie Card — just one — what would it be?

NFL Week 1: Monday Morning Collector

The first week of the NFL is almost over. We have just two games left on the schedule with a double dose of Monday Night Football tonight.

Just like past, new Precious Metal Gems defy logic

The Bill Russell card above apparently sold for $4,050 after 55 bids — and it’s not alone.

Grey Flannel auctions big-money hoops relics

September may mark the start of the football season, but for Grey Flannel Auctions it means some legendary sales when it comes to basketball memorabilia.