Monthly Archives: March 2013

Can you smell what Funko Pop! is cooking?

Lynnwood, Wash.-based Funko is readying its second offering of Pop! Sports vinyl toys coming in late summer — and it’s adding to a massive list of options for fans of movies, TV and pop culture.

Who’s on cards? I don’t know … but Abbott and Costello are

According to the database, there are a dozen cards showing Bud Abbott and Lou Costello together.

Ripping Retail: 2013 Sage Hit Low Series

Football editor Susan Lulgjuraj rips open some retail 2013 Sage HIT Low Series.

Bin Laden card to be in Horrors of War II

An artistic portrait of Osama Bin Laden will be included in Horrors of Wars II due out in late June.

Ripping Retail: 2013 Topps Gypsy Queen

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into a blaster box of 2013 Topps Gypsy Queen cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Ripping Retail: 2013 Topps WWE wrestling cards

Join Beckett Media’s Chris Olds as he rips into some 2013 Topps WWE packs in this latest episode of Ripping Retail.

Panini America offers reason to make a taco run

There aren’t any panini on the menu, but there’s Panini at Taco Bell.

First look: 2013-14 Upper Deck Trilogy Hockey (with checklist)

Upper Deck is wasting no time in getting Rookie Cards for this season’s NHL call-ups ready.

First Look: 2013 Topps Tribute World Baseball Classic Edition (with checklist)

Its baseball cards are going high-end.

Veteran hits highlight 2012 Totally Certified football

The name Totally Certified goes back to the late 1990s. Pinnacle introduced the brand with football, hockey and baseball.

First look: 2013 Stars Wars Galactic Files Series 2

The Force seems strong with this one.

A sneak peek at Leaf Trinity football

Leaf is prepping for another football product.

A look at 2012 Topps Valor football cards

Does this high-end product have staying power? Will it be something we see again next year?

First look: 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey

This time around, Panini America is keeping with the same theme but adding a couple extras such as Prizm preview packs.

Turkey Red Football an online exclusive for Topps

Topps is officially bringing Turkey Red back to football.

What if you could find anything on a card?

What if you could open a pack of cards and find absolutely anything inside … what would it be?

First look: ITG’s Ultimate Memorabilia

The 12th edition of In The Game’s Ultimate Memorabilia is almost here.

Box Busters: 2013 SAGE HIT High Series football cards

Join Beckett Football’s Dan Hitt and Chris Olds as they rip into a box of 2013 SAGE HIT High Series cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2013 Press Pass football cards

Join Beckett Football’s Dan Hitt and Chris Olds as they rip into a box of 2013 Press Pass in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Sereal previews KHL Gold Collection

In honor of having one of the Kontinental Hockey League’s most popular seasons, Sereal is putting out a new set to match – KHL Gold Collection.

New Jersey resident wins a day with Hakeem Nicks

Frank Rosato couldn’t believe the words being read aloud by the owner of his local card shop.

Maryland collector will make pro debut in April

For one Maryland man collecting is a family affair, and it’s his son who drove him to do something he’s never done before.

CONTEST: Four NFL players who surprised in 2012

The 2012 NFL season will be remembered for the hyped rookies that made good and veterans who proved they were still elite players.

Box Busters: 2012 Fleer Retro football cards

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

Don’t worry, Daniel Hudson … you weren’t the first

Daniel Hudson’s 2013 Topps Heritage card is not the only “moment” card that led to Tommy John Surgery.

Ripping Retail Retro: 1978 Topps football wax tray

Join Beckett Football’s Chris Olds and Reed Kasaoka from Baseball Card Exchange ( as they rip into a 1978 Topps wax tray in this latest Ripping Retail video.

Collecting ’42’ via its baseball cards and its stars

Want to collect the upcoming Jackie Robinson film “42” via baseball cards? Start here …

Guest commentary: The NBA’s greatest win streak eludes cardboard

I was surprised at how little memorabilia there is on the historic run.

Press Pass jumps on Parks & Recreation license

One of TV’s top shows is coming to cards.

Box Busters: 2013 Topps Heritage baseball cards

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

First look: 2013 Panini USA Baseball Champions

The Red, White and Blue are coming in pack form — with legends of the past, too.

Check out an OPG for $5

Ever wanted to check out an Online Price Guide?

Prizm is coming to hockey

Panini America made the announcement at the 2013 Industry Summit.

First look: 2013 Inception football

High-end won’t wait for the end of a season.

Industry Summit: Panini America’s corporate address

It did not feel like a typical corporate address at The Industry Summit.