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Posted on November 30, 2012 – 10:42 pm | Author: chrisolds
Basketball | 2012-13 Panini Preferred, NBA, Panini America, Panini Preferred | Comments (7)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Basketball Editor
The sophomore season for Preferred will include something that many collectors prefer and that wasn’t around in its rookie year.
Panini America unveiled the first looks at 2012-13 Panini Preferred on Friday and the biggest difference this season will be RCs as last year’s release didn’t include any first-time players.
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Posted on November 30, 2012 – 7:17 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Golf | 2012 SP Game Used Golf, Arnold Palmer, featured, Jack Nicklaus, Morgan Pressel, Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods | Comments (4)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor
Golf was lacking from the hobby for many years. However, Upper Deck is bringing it back in a big way.
The company released images of 2012 SP Game Used Golf featuring an autograph and a memorabilia card in every pack.
Posted on November 30, 2012 – 4:08 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Hockey | Devante Smith-Pelly, featured, NHLPA, Panini America, Upper Deck | Comments (14)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Hockey Editor
Some collectors realized many of Anaheim Ducks Devante Smith-Pelly’s recent autograph cards were stamped and not actually signed by the player.
The NHL Players Association learned of the mistake and is working with Smith-Pelly, Upper Deck and Panini to fix the issue.
“It turns out he did stamp the cards, it affects five products,” said Adam Larry, director of licensing for the NHLPA. “It was just an error in judgment. There wasn’t any bad intention on his behalf.”
Posted on November 30, 2012 – 1:59 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Hockey | Brandon Steiner, Corey Perry, Henrik Lundqvist, Hurricane Sandy, Operation Hat Trick, Steiner Sports | Comments (0)
Brandon Steiner was fortunate enough not to be directly affected by Hurricane Sandy went it slammed into the northeast about a month ago.
However, the owner of Steiner Sports still felt it.
His brother lives in Breezy Point, a waterfront section of Queens leveled by the storm. Friends, cousins, employees all dealt with the aftermath with losing power, possessions and patience.
Steiner has been helping the best way he knows how. The company has held auctions to raise money for relief funds to for victims of the storm.
“I know there are a lot of people struggling,” Brandon Steiner said.
Posted on November 29, 2012 – 8:00 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2012 Playoff Prime Cuts, 2012 Prime Cuts, autographs, bat barrels, Bryce Harper, Hall of Fame, mike trout, MLBPA, Panini America, USA Baseball | Comments (4)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor | Commentary
With 2012 Prime Cuts arriving Friday from Panini America, we got our first glimpses at the final checklist for the high-end product. Here’s a notebook-style rundown look at some of what it includes, according to information released by the company.
Harper’s here …
The reigning National League Rookie of the Year, Bryce Harper, can be found on his first Panini memorabilia cards in Prime Cuts. He’ll have five Century Gold cards, a 1/1 Century Platinum, 49 Century Silver and 99 standard jersey cards. … While the product is chock-full of retired and Hall of Fame players, there is a crop of rookie autographs and USA Baseball players in the product. Signed USA Baseball jerseys will be numbered out of 199, while some rookies will be numbered to 199 but most are out of 149. Nearly all other cards in the product are limited to 99 or fewer copies. … AL Rookie of the Year Mike Trout will have approximately 200 memorabilia cards and fewer than 20 autographs in Prime Cuts.
Batty for barrels
There will be 25 1/1 bat barrel cards to be found in the Barrel Up set, a lineup that includes current stars such as Albert Pujols, Alex Rodriguez, Prince Fielder, Miguel Cabrera and Matt Kemp alongside legends such as Stan Musial, Kirby Puckett, Rickey Henderson and Roberto Clemente.
Posted on November 29, 2012 – 6:00 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Basketball, Football, Golf | 2013 Industry Summit, LeBron James, Robert Griffin III, Tiger Woods, Upper Deck | Comments (1)
Retailers signing up early for the 2013 Industry Summit will get three exclusive cards from Upper Deck.
The company has made cards commemorating the launch of UD Infinite, which can only be found as part of a credit card reward system.
The Industry Summit cards will feature Tiger Woods, Lebron James and Robert Griffin III, and are numbered to just 150 each. Retailers can expect them in early 2013 as an advanced gift for signing up for the Summit.
Posted on November 29, 2012 – 5:13 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2012 Playoff Prime Cuts, 2012 Prime Cuts, autographs, baseball, Boston Red Sox, Hall of Fame, Joe DiMaggio, mike trout, MLBPA, New York Yankees, Panini America, Ted Williams, Vin Scully | Comments (175)
THE CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
You’re not seeing things … Prime Cuts is back and it arrives tomorrow.
While 2011 Prime Cuts arrived in April, the 2012 version of the popular high-end brand arrives on Friday with a different configuration and a new look for the long-running brand’s second release under the Panini America umbrella.
This time around, it will include just two cards per pack — at least one autographed — for approximately $150.
We’ll have a Box Busters episode right here very soon, but be sure to check out a preview gallery — and find out how you can win a box — after the jump.
Posted on November 29, 2012 – 1:48 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2012 Panini Cooperstown, Cooperstown, Dodgers, Ford C. Frick Award, Los Angeles Dodgers, National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Panini America, Vin Scully | Comments (3)
One of the hotter baseball cards on the secondary market these days is one that’s in short supply and features a first-time signer who turns 85 years old today.
It’s the 2012 Panini Cooperstown Signatures card of Vin Scully, who has been the voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers longer than many of you out there have been alive — for the last 64 years.
Despite a career with many memorable calls and countless Hall of Fame inductions, including Cooperstown honors in 1982 (video below), there was one thing that Scully had never done before Panini America‘s Hall-focused product — sign an autograph for a card company. Because of that, demand for the 100 cards in the product has been Cooperstown-worthy.
Posted on November 29, 2012 – 11:40 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Football | 2012 Topps Triple Threads Football, Beckett Football, Box Busters & Ripping Retail | Comments (0)
Beckett Football Editor Susan Lulgjuraj rips open a box of 2012 Topps Triple Threads Football.
Want to know what she got? Watch the video!
Posted on November 28, 2012 – 10:48 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Football | 2012 Gridiron, Beckett Football, Beckett Price Guide, Free Price Wednesday, Online Price Guide, Robert Griffin III | Comments (2)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Football Editor
Robert Griffin III is one of the hottest players on cards right now.
The Washington Redskins rookie quarterback has lived up to the hype so far with his gun-and-run style of play.
With Free Price Wednesday upon us, here’s a great chance to look at RG3’s cards in the Online Price Guide.