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Posted on September 25, 2012 – 12:01 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Football | Barry Sanders, Beckett Football, Emmitt Smith | Comments (6)
By Dan Good | Contributing Editor
BALTIMORE – All these years later, and the reluctant superstar and the eager superstar remain grouped together.
Football legends Barry Sanders and Emmitt Smith dominated defenses of the 1990s, accounting for a combined 19.1 miles of NFL rushing.
The two are the greatest living yard-gainers – known for finesse and power, records and mettle.
Their differences make them unique. Their successes make them stand together.
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Posted on September 25, 2012 – 10:57 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Hockey | 2012-13 Winter Classic, Beckett Hockey, Detroit Red Wings, Panini America, Toronto Maple Leafs | Comments (0)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Hockey Editor
One of the highlights of the NHL season over the last couple of years has been the Winter Classic.
NHL has paired popular teams to play in an outdoor venue for one game. This season, the Detroit Red Wings and the Toronto Maple Leafs are scheduled to play at Michigan Stadium on Jan. 1, 2013 – as long as the lockout is over.
Panini America has put together a 50-card set commemorating the event: NHL Winter Classic, The Big House.
Posted on September 25, 2012 – 8:10 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Football | 2012 Prominence Football, Beckett Footbal, Robert Griffin III | Comments (3)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Football Editor
As though there wasn’t enough reason to collect Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, Panini America just gave collectors an incentive.
Panini’s newest football product 2012 Prominence comes out this week. Inside are plenty of Rookie Cards of players who were at the NFLPA Rookie Premiere, which included Griffin. He will have five different types of autographs including Autographed Letter Nameplates and Autographed Team Logo Patches.
This is where the fun comes in.
Posted on September 24, 2012 – 12:27 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Football | Andrew Luck, Beckett Football, Jamaal Charles, Joe Flacco, nfl | Comments (3)
The third week of the NFL season had some highlights and plenty of lowlights.
Every week, we’ll look at who did well and some of the cards that collectors can grab of these players. We’ll pick a Veteran of the Week, Rookie and the Week and Breakout Performance of the Week.
Got different ideas? Let us know in the comments.
Veteran of the Week
Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens: Flacco played in one of the most exciting games of the weekend, Flacco led his his team to a 31-30 win over the New England Patriots with two scoring drives in the fourth quarter. Add in the emotional toll of wide receiver Torrey Smith losing his brother in an accident (Smith had two touchdowns), and it was an amazing game to watch.
Posted on September 23, 2012 – 11:55 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Non-Sports | Marvel Comics, Non-Sports, Upper Deck, Upper Deck Marvel Premier | Comments (8)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor
The time is almost here for Upper Deck’s Marvel Premier.
A $200 a pack product with just four cards.
One of the cards in the pack is a multi-hinged sketch card. Sketch cards are popular in non-sports cards, especially among cards dedicated to comics or graphic novels.
Posted on September 23, 2012 – 9:35 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Hockey | Alexander Ovechkin, Beckett Hockey, Evgeni Malkin, Ilya Bryzgalov, KHL, NHL lockout | Comments (0)
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.
Posted on September 22, 2012 – 8:29 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 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
Hockey | 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 | 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 | 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.