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Posted on January 29, 2013 – 11:50 am | Author: chrisolds
Beckett Updates | 2013 Topps, 2013 Topps Silver Slate, 2013 topps wrapper redemption | Comments (29)
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.
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Posted on January 29, 2013 – 11:10 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2013 Topps Turkey Red, 2013 Topps Turkey Red checklist, MLB, Topps | Comments (8)
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.
Posted on January 29, 2013 – 10:09 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Football | Drew Brees, Emmitt Smith, Joe Montana, Larry Csonka, Panini America, Peyton Manning, Phil Simms, Super Bowl XLVII Black Box, Terry Bradshaw | Comments (6)
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.
Posted on January 28, 2013 – 9:21 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail | 2013 Topps, 2013 Topps Checklist, 2013 Topps Series 1, 2013 Topps Series 1 Checklist, featured, MLB, Topps | Comments (9)
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.
Posted on January 28, 2013 – 3:07 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Hockey | shipping, shipping rate to Canada, United States Postal Service, USPS | Comments (8)
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.
Posted on January 25, 2013 – 6:48 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Hockey, Multisport, Non-Sports | MAPP pricing policy, Panini America | Comments (16)
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.”
Posted on January 25, 2013 – 4:40 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail | 2012 Elite Extra Edition, autographs, Panini America | Comments (8)
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 …
Posted on January 25, 2013 – 4:31 pm | Author: chrisolds
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Hockey | 2012-13 SP Game Used, NHL, Upper Deck | Comments (2)
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.
Posted on January 25, 2013 – 4:25 pm | Author: chrisolds
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Football | 2012 Limited, autographs, Panini America | Comments (5)
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.
Posted on January 25, 2013 – 3:49 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2013 Topps Chrome, 2013 Topps Chrome checklist, featured, MLB, Topps, Topps Chrome | Comments (8)
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.