`
 (Toll Free)

Monthly Archives: January 2013

Box Busters: 2012 SP Authentic

YouTube Preview Image

Join Beckett Football‘s Dan Hitt and Chris Olds as they rip into a box of 2012 SP Authentic from Upper Deck in this latest edition of Box Busters.

What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

Try out a Beckett OPG for $5 on Friday only

Note: Discount codes will be active beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 1.

Topps offers Super Bowl cards at the NFL Experience

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Football Editor

The NFL Experience is underway in New Orleans for Super Bowl XLVII. The NFL Experience is essentially a fan festival with companies giving away plenty of goodies.

Topps is on hand giving away exclusive cards.

For every purchase of a complete set at the Topps booth, fans will get a different patch card numbered to 200. Patch cards include Super Bowl heroes such as Peyton Manning and Drew Brees as well as top rookies from the 2012 season such as Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III.

Read More »

BOX BUSTERS: ITG’s 2012-13 Heroes and Prospects

YouTube Preview Image

What has Beckett Hockey Editor Susan Lulgjuraj getting dizzy and loving it?! Check out this break of In The Game’s 2012-13 Heroes and Prospects.

Pitchers have fun with Career Chase in 2013 Topps

By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor | Commentary

The arrival of 2013 Topps means the newest batch of Rookie Cards, stars and more to fill the cardboard annals of history.

It also means more trivia.

On the back of each and every standard card in the first series of 330 is a “Career Chase” line that notes a player’s progress in his chase of history. It’s one that in some instances shows how close players are — check Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez for example — but in others? Well, those aren’t all that close and some are downright comical.

The ironies of life in the game aren’t lost on some players, either.

Read More »

Panini adds Rookie Redemptions to Limited hockey

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Hockey Editor

Hockey cards aren’t finished this season. There are still several releases left on the schedule including 2012-13 Limited from Panini America.

Limited is expected to come out in February.

Collectors are disappointed there will not be any new Rookie Cards this season. However, Panini recently added Rookie Redemptions for all teams to the product.

Read More »

Rittenhouse previews Marvel Greatest Battles

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor

Some of Marvel Comics’ most intense battles are coming to cards.

Rittenhouse Archives is putting together set featuring infamous fights between characters such as Thor and Loki or Iron Man against Mandarin in its upcoming Marvel Greatest Battles Trading Cards.

The set will feature 90 base cards, but collectors will definitely be on the lookout for the sketch cards. Each box will contain a two-card sketch puzzle with a different character on each side. When put together, you get one amazing scene drawn by one of the artists for the set.

Read More »

BOX BUSTERS LIVE: 2013 Topps + Watch the replay & WIN A BOX NOW!

Are you ready to rip into some 2013 Topps and chat about it live?

Join Beckett Media’s Chris Olds and Susan Lulgjuraj as they rip into hobby boxes of 2013 Topps baseball cards and chat with you in the debut edition of Box Busters Live.

When? Today (Jan. 30), 1:30 p.m. Central

Where? Right here on Beckett.com/news, or via the Beckett Media Google Plus page (when active). You will need to go to the Google Plus page to type questions to the rippers.

What else? We’ll be giving away a few boxes of 2013 Topps, maybe more …

HOW CAN YOU WIN A BOX NOW? Leave a comment below telling us what you thought and we’ll pick a winner from all comments left before Feb. 8.

Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball magazine. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at colds@beckett.com. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.

Box Busters: 2013 Topps baseball cards

YouTube Preview Image

Join Beckett Baseball‘s Brian Fleischer and Chris Olds as they rip into a box of 2013 Topps baseball cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.

What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

>>>>JOIN US LATER TODAY FOR THE FIRST BOX BUSTERS LIVE!

When? 1:30 p.m. Central time

Where? Right here on Beckett.com/news, or via the Beckett Media Google Plus page (when active).

Why? Chat with us as we rip a couple hobby boxes and give away several more during the session.

BOX BUSTERS LIVE: 2013 Topps baseball cards (watch the replay)

Are you ready to rip into some 2013 Topps and chat about it live?

Join Beckett Media’s Chris Olds and Susan Lulgjuraj as they rip into hobby boxes of 2013 Topps baseball cards and chat with you in the debut edition of Box Busters Live.

When? Today (Jan. 30), 1:30 p.m. Central

Where? Right here on Beckett.com/news, or via the Beckett Media Google Plus page (when active). You will need to go to the Google Plus page to type questions to the rippers.

What else? We’ll be giving away a few boxes of 2013 Topps, maybe more …

 

Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball magazine. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at colds@beckett.com. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.

Topps announces Silver Slate wrapper redemption

By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor

If you’re ripping into packs of 2013 Topps, save your wrappers.

Topps announced on Tuesday that it is offering packs of exclusive Silver Slate parallel cards to those who redeem their wrappers from Series 1.

For every 50 hobby or retail wrappers — or for 10 HTA jumbo wrappers — a collector will receive a five-card pack of Silver Slate cards. The entire 330-card set will be found in  these packs along with autographed cards that will include Ken Griffey Jr., Nolan Ryan, Dylan Bundy and Cal Ripken Jr. to name a few.

Read More »

Topps will revive Turkey Red as online exclusive

By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor

Turkey Red is making a comeback.

Topps‘ online-only offerings at ShopTopps.com will continue in 2013, the company announced Tuesday as Turkey Red will be the latest brand to be sold online direct to the public.

This follows in the footsteps of the Topps Mini and Heritage High Number releases that were only sold online last year and a glossy version of the Allen & Ginter set the previous year.

Read More »

Panini makes Super Bowl black box promo

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Football Editor

Panini America is putting out a super promotion with the big game less than a week away.

Panini gathered some of Super Bowl history’s greatest athletes to sign for an exclusive online promo. Collectors who purchase a football hobby or retail box with an MSRP of $60 or greater from its online shop will receive one Super Bowl XLVII Black Box.

Yes, a black box readily available to collectors.

Read More »

Ripping Retail: 2013 Topps baseball cards + Box Busters Live basics

YouTube Preview Image

Join Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds as he rips into an assortment of 2013 Topps baseball cards in this latest Ripping Retail video.

What will he find inside? Watch and find out …

>>>>>JOIN US … on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. Central time for the debut edition of Box Busters Live — we’ll be ripping into hobby boxes of 2013 Topps and chatting about it live along with you. Look for a link right here or right here on that day and for your chance to win a hobby box of your own.

For a complete checklist — and to see more on the set — click here.

USPS bumps shipping costs to Canada

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor

Canadian card collectors might have to spend more money to get cards shipped to them. The price of international shipping has gone up by the United States Postal Service, nearly doubling the costs.

Prices for shipping a bubble mailer will start around $6.55 to ship from the United States to Canada.

Read More »

Panini to eliminate MAPP pricing policy

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor

Collectors may see a difference in the price of hobby boxes soon.

Panini America announced the elimination of its MAPP (minimum advertised pricing policy) program, which will begin with the February 27 release of National Treasures baseball.

“The biggest benefit will be market liquidity,” said Panini’s Vice President of Sales D.J. Kazmierczak on Panini’s blog. “That approach will benefit everyone involved because it helps with inventory turns. In addition, this different approach will create more demand for pre-ordering product. That is something that we all prefer.”

Read More »

Box Busters: 2012 Elite Extra Edition baseball cards

YouTube Preview Image

Join Beckett Baseball‘s Brian Fleischer and Chris Olds as they rip into a pair of 2012 Elite Extra Edition boxes from Panini America in this latest edition of Box Busters.

What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

Box Busters: 2012-12 SP Game-Used Edition

YouTube Preview Image

Join Beckett Hockey‘s Dave Sliepka and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2012-13 SP Game-Used from Upper Deck in this latest edition of Box Busters.

What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

Box Busters: 2012 Limited football

YouTube Preview Image

Join Beckett Football‘s Dan Hitt and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2012 Limited from Panini America in this latest edition of Box Busters.

What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

First Look: 2013 Topps Chrome baseball cards (with preliminary checklist)

By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor

Mark your calendars, Chromies — Aug. 28.

Topps revealed the first looks and the basic product information for the 2013 edition of a long-running hobby staple on Friday, Topps Chrome, which will bring a new array of rainbows to the masses.

Each 24-pack hobby box will include, as usual, two autographs per box with four cards per pack.

Read More »

Beckett By the Numbers: 2012-13 Timeless Treasures

 

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 2012-13 Timeless Treasures basketball card set from Panini America 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.

Read More »

‘Miracle on Ice’ jersey and stick to be sold through Heritage Auctions

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Hockey Editor

Michael Eruzione’s goal against the Soviet Union in the 1980 Olympics is probably one of the greatest American sports moments – a wrister that sailed into the back of the net, the winning goal in the “Miracle on Ice” game.

The U.S. went on to beat Finland in the championship game and took home the gold medal in Lake Placid, N.Y. A moment that stands as one of the best.

Now, Eruzione, captain of that legendary team, plans to sell 22 of his keepsakes from that Olympic run including two jerseys, the stick he scored the game-winning goal with against the Soviet Union through Heritage Auctions in February, the company announced today.

Read More »

Box Busters: 2012 Panini Golden Age

YouTube Preview Image

Join Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds as he rips into a box of 2012 Panini Golden Age in this latest edition of Box Busters.

What will he find inside? Watch and find out …

First look: Upper Deck’s 2012-13 Fleer Retro Hockey

 

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Hockey Editor

With the removal of several products on Upper Deck’s hockey schedule, there was room for something more.

Upper Deck announced 2012-13 Fleer Retro Hockey, scheduled for an April release.

This is the third sport getting the Fleer Retro treatment from Upper Deck. The company created basketball last year and a football release scheduled for February.

Read More »

Upper Deck cancels three 2012-13 hockey products

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Hockey Editor

Upper Deck canceled three of its 2012-13 hockey products in the wake of the NHL Players Association’s decision to restrict Rookie Cards this season, the company announced today.

UD has taken SPx, Upper Deck Series 2 and Ultimate Collection off the schedule.

Read More »