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Posted on November 28, 2012 – 10:25 pm | Author: chrisolds
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Pro Wrestling | 1985 Topps WWF, 2012 Topps Heritage WWE, C.M. Punk, John Cena, The Rock, Topps, Trish Stratus, WWE, WWE Divas | Comments (3)
Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly‘s Chris Olds as he rips into some 2012 Topps Heritage WWE packs in this latest edition of Ripping Retail.
What will he find inside? Watch and find out …
Posted on November 28, 2012 – 7:13 pm | Author: chrisolds
Basketball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail | 2012-13 Totally Certified, Anthony Davis, Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Kyrie Irving, NBA, Panini America | Comments (5)
Join Beckett Basketball‘s Chris Olds and Rob Springs as they rip into a pair of 2012-13 Totally Certified boxes from Panini America in this latest edition of Box Busters.
What will they find inside? Watch and find out …
Posted on November 28, 2012 – 7:01 pm | Author: chrisolds
Basketball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail | 2012-13 Panini Prizm, Box Busters & Ripping Retail, chromium, featured, NBA | Comments (4)
Join Beckett Basketball‘s Chris Olds and Rob Springs as they rip into a pair of 2012-13 Panini Prizm boxes in this latest edition of Box Busters.
Posted on November 28, 2012 – 6:48 pm | Author: chrisolds
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Football | 2012 Topps Chrome, Andrew Luck, nfl, Refractors, Robert Griffin III, Topps | Comments (3)
Join Beckett Football‘s Dan Hitt and Chris Olds as they rip into a pair of 2012 Topps Chrome boxes in this latest edition of Box Busters.
Posted on November 28, 2012 – 3:30 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | Barry Bonds, Baseball Hall of Fame, BBWAA, Craig Biggio, Don Mattingly, Fred McGriff, Hall of Fame, Hall of Fame ballot, Hall of Fame vote, Jeff Bagwell, Larry Walker, Mark Ingram, Mike Piazza, Roger Clemens, Sammy Sosa | Comments (22)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor | Commentary
Will a time of reflection reflect our complicated times?
That’s the question we’ll get the answer to on Jan. 9, when the latest class of inductees into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will be unveiled.
This year’s Hall of Fame ballot arrived from the Baseball Writers’ Association of America on Wednesday with some of the game’s biggest names ever on the ballot — some being players whose statistics eclipsed many others in the record books as they defied age and just kept getting better as their careers progressed.
Now comes the biggest question … yes or no?
Well, if you examine the values of their key baseball cards today vs. a decade ago, you might already have an answer — at least one that reflects how the fans feel. Many values for stars with clouds of suspicion around them are shells of what they were in their prime. Here’s a look at the most-notable players on the ballot when it comes to cardboard. Also, be sure to submit your votes on the ballot below.
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Posted on November 28, 2012 – 3:01 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Non-Sports | Star Trek: The Next Generation, Wil Wheaton | Comments (3)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor
Actor Wil Wheaton dug through boxes in his garage when he discovered an old signed Star Trek: The New Generation Card.
Wheaton live tweeted his findings, including the card, which many noticed there was something a bit odd.
Wheaton messed up the signature by writing through his face.
So how did he fix it?
Posted on November 28, 2012 – 11:44 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Football | 2012 Topps Five Star Football | Comments (4)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Football Editor
Five Star Baseball made its mark on the hobby last week, but the idea for the product originated with football.
Topps Five Star Football was a popular high-end release when it came out in 2010. While the next football installment isn’t scheduled to come out for another couple of months, Topps did release news on Five Star.
Collectors always look for ways to showcase their collections from buying frames to making their own displays.
With Five Star Football, Topps is taking out some of the hassle.
Posted on November 27, 2012 – 7:19 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 1916 M101-5, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Jim Thorpe, Joe Jackson, Sporting News, Walter Johnson | Comments (1)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
An attic find will soon hit the auction block through Memory Lane Inc.
It’s a high-grade set of 1916 M101-5 blank-back cards, a 200-card release that includes the likes of Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner and Jim Thorpe. The cards, which were originally released as a marking promotion for The Sporting News, open on auction on Friday with bidding running until Dec. 15.
Posted on November 27, 2012 – 5:39 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Hockey | 2012-13 NHL Lockout, John Tavares, Patrick Kane, Rick Nash, Swiss Hockey National League, Tyler Seguin | Comments (1)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Hockey Editor
As more and more hockey players wind up overseas because of the NHL Lockout, card companies abroad have something new to work with.
The Swiss Hockey National League has benefitted from the lockout by having NHL stars join its teams.
The league includes players such as Chicago Blackhawks Patrick Kane, New York Rangers Rick Nash, New York Islanders John Tavares and Boston Bruins Tyler Seguin.
Posted on November 27, 2012 – 11:17 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Football | 2009 Razor Army All-American Bowl, 2012 Gridiron Football, Beckett Football, Bryce Brown, Philadelphia Eagles | Comments (5)
Sometimes Monday Morning Collector comes a bit too early, a reminder after last night’s football game.
In a battle between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Carolina Panthers on Monday Night Football, a rookie emerged that hadn’t been talked about since he left high school several years ago.
Bryce Brown, who started for the injured LeSean McCoy, set an Eagles rookie record with 178 yards on 19 carries. He added two touchdowns, but also had two fumbles in the 30-22 loss.
When a game like that happens, usually collectors scurry to find his cards. But really, the first question that came to mind “Did he have any cards?”