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Posted on February 28, 2013 – 6:33 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Football | 2013 NFL Draft, 2013 Sage HIT Low Series, 2013 Sage HIT Low Series Checklist, Eddie Lacy, Matt Barkley, Montee Ball | Comments (3)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Football Editor
The new season of football products has already started to roll out.
2013 Sage HIT Low Series hits the market this month, but Beckett got its hands on an early box.
Check out the gallery below to see some of the cards.
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Posted on February 28, 2013 – 6:10 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Football | Adrian Peterson, Andrew Luck, Calvin Johnsnon, Jason Witten, McFarlane Toys, NFL smALL Pro Series 1, Peyton Manning, RG3, Robert Griffin III, Trent Richardson, Troy Polamalu | Comments (7)
McFarlane Toys is shrinking its sports line of figurines.
This summer, NFL smALL Pros Series 1 will debut with 2.5-inch high cartoonish figurines of several football stars. The figurines are meant to be fun and seem to be geared toward children. However, it includes a chase element for adults who love their collectibles.
Posted on February 28, 2013 – 11:26 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2011 Panini Prime Cuts, 2012 Panini National Treasures, game-used memorabilia, Walter Johnson, Washington Nationals, Washington Senators | Comments (9)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
“The Big Train” was one of the first five players inducted into Cooperstown after winning 417 games over 21 seasons — an average of 19 wins a year — striking out 3,509 batters and throwing 110 shutouts, which is still an MLB record.
But there was one thing that Walter Johnson had never done until recently — appear on a game-used memorabilia card.
Before the arrival of 2012 Panini National Treasures on Wednesday, Johnson appeared on a total of just four total game-used memorabilia cards — all 1/1s — found in 2011 Prime Cuts from Panini America.
Posted on February 28, 2013 – 10:23 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 42, Brooklyn Dodgers, Chadwick Boseman, featured, Harrison Ford, Jackie Robinson | Comments (17)
Jackie Robinson‘s story is a historically significant one both socially and in the sports world, a tale that had such sweeping implications the world as we know it today would look so much different had he not done one simple thing.
Play baseball for the Brooklyn Dodgers.
However, even that wasn’t so simple and his story is coming to life on the big screen in April via 42, which stars Chadwick Boseman as Robinson and Harrison Ford as Dodgers GM Branch Rickey.
Posted on February 27, 2013 – 9:29 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 1909-11 T206, ESPN, Honus Wagner, Honus Wagner T206, PSA | Comments (14)
An ESPN 30 For 30 segment, “Holy Grail: The T206 Honus Wagner” explores the tale of the world’s most valuable baseball card as well as the allegations of its trimming before it was graded an 8 by PSA years ago.
The card most recently sold for $2.8 million to Arizona Diamondbacks owner Ken Kendrick.
Check it out here — and let us know what you think of it all in the comments below.
Posted on February 27, 2013 – 8:56 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2012 Panini National Treasures, National Treasures, Panini America | Comments (8)
They say a picture’s worth a thousand words, so we’re not sure how much needs to be said about the arrival of 2012 Panini National Treasures earlier today.
Why’s that? Because this small selection of images of cards pulled by collectors says plenty … after the jump.
Posted on February 27, 2013 – 5:29 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Football | 2012 Topps Supreme checklist, 2012 Topps Supreme Football, Andrew Luck, featured, Robert Griffin III, Russell Wilson | Comments (5)
The 2012 football card calendar is nearing its completion, but the end of the season also means a release of a couple of high-end products.
This week, 2012 Topps Supreme came out, a one-pack-a-box item for around $90. Collectors get just four cards with one hit that could be an autograph or a relic inside, along with a parallel and two base cards.
Many of the early hits include booklets and multi-autographed cards.
Posted on February 27, 2013 – 1:21 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2012 Panini Prizm, 2012 Panini Prizm checklist, featured, MLBPA, Panini America, Prizm | Comments (25)
Chrome vs. Prizm — now the battle can really begin.
Panini America confirmed on Wednesday that it’s bringing the Prizm brand to baseball this year with 2012 Prizm.
Set to arrive in April, it will include a 200-card base set that includes 50 rookies. Each will be found with standard Prizm parallels as well as Gold and Finite Black 1/1s that will only be found in hobby packs. At retail, there will be Green as well as Walmart-only Blue and Target-only Red Prizms to be found.
Each hobby box will include two autographs and three Prizms. Retail boxes will include three Green Prizms. (Click here to download a copy of the preliminary checklist.)
Posted on February 26, 2013 – 2:26 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Football | Cris Carter, Cris Carter autographs, Minnesota Vikings, Pro Football Hall of Fame, Steiner Sports | Comments (10)
One of the newest members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame has signed an exclusive agreement with Steiner Sports.
Cris Carter, a standout for the Minnesota Vikings, signed a collectibles deal with Steiner Sports, joining the company’s large roster of athletes. The Carter Hall of Fame line will include signed Ohio State and Vikings helmets, mini-helmets, footballs and photographs.
Posted on February 25, 2013 – 4:03 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Hockey | 2012-13 SP Authentic, 2012-13 SPx, 2012-13 Upper Deck Series 2, Rick Nash, Ryan Nugent Hopkins, Upper Deck | Comments (2)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Hockey Editor
Collectors will get more than just the title cards in SP Authentic hockey this season.
When Upper Deck canceled a number of its hockey products earlier this year, the company didn’t want to do away with many of the cards it already worked on. It decided to insert the items from SPx and Upper Deck Series 2 as content in 2012-13 SP Authentic.
SPA is scheduled to come in June with three autographs in every box, on average.