Monthly Archives: March 2013

42 & Famous: Chadwick Boseman talks about life-altering role, autographs & collecting

Chadwick Boseman talks 42, fame, autographs and collecting in this exclusive interview with Beckett Media. << By Chris Olds

Box Busters: 2013 Industry Summit Panini Black Box

Beckett editor Susan Lulguraj was on hand at the 2013 Industry Summit where she opened a Panini America Black Box.

Panini America signs Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg to exclusive autograph deal

Panini America announced on Tuesday that it has signed Stephen Strasburg to an exclusive autograph deal.

Cardboard Cameos: 25 years later, a Mariners scout learns he was in “Bull Durham”

Imagine making The Show but not knowing it until 25 years later.

Industry Summit: Upper Deck’s corporate address

Upper Deck’s Diamond Dealers were invited to the company’s corporate address.

Industry Summit: Leaf’s corporate address

Gray grabs attention by saying what’s on his mind.

MLBPA grants Upper Deck a baseball card license

Upper Deck is back in the baseball card business with a license from the MLB Players Association.

Topps locks up MLB-exclusive license through 2020

Topps and MLB Properties are extending their exclusive licensing agreement for baseball cards.

Cryptozoic to make Breaking Bad and Sons of Anarchy cards

Cryptozoic keeps grabbing hold of licenses for television shows.

Beckett Graded Card Registry is live

The new Beckett Graded Registry is live with collectors already inputting hundreds of cards.

A mailday video … just for fun

Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds breaks down a mailday of purchases made over the last few months on

What is The Industry Summit?

LAS VEGAS – Nearly 500 dealers and industry heads descended on The Industry Summit on Sunday.

First Look: 2013 Elite Football

Panini is matching old and new with 2013 Elite Football, the company’s third announced product of the upcoming card season.

Ripping Retail: 2013 Topps Opening Day & a Topps Heritage blaster Hot Box

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into a blaster box of 2013 Topps Opening Day as well as a Hot Box blaster of 2013 Topps Heritage in this doubleheader edition of Ripping Retail.

First Look: The Beckett Covers promo card set

We’ve got you covered.

First look: 2013 Topps Football

If 2012 was the year of the rookie, perhaps Topps wants to make 2013 the year of legends.

Pack rip: 2013 Topps Silver Slate Wrapper Redemption

Beckett Media’s Susan Lulgjuraj opens 2013 Topps Silver Slate wrapper redemption packs … but not all the cards are silver.

Beckett 20 Questions on … sports movie items

For the next issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly, we’re curious about what you think, what you remember and what you know about sports films.

First look: 2012-13 Elite Series basketball cards

The Elite name apparently isn’t elitist.

Topps gives a peek at 2013 football design

Ready for the 2013 football season?

Is Turkey Red coming to football?

Turkey Red could be coming to football soon.

Cardboard cameos: Baseball cards have had their time on big screen

Sometimes, if you watch real closely, you can find real-life baseball cards among the props in movies.

RIP Google Reader … you gave me a connection to the blogosphere

Google is getting rid of Reader, its RSS newsfeed.

Free Price Wednesday: Patrick Roy Rookie Card

Ever wonder how a grade could change the value of a card?

Mosaiq previews 2013 Sports Card Collector Survey

Mosaiq, a market research group, has conducted a study to find out more about who collects cards.

First look: 2013 Score Football

Panini’s first release of the 2013 football season will be Score.

UPDATE: Panini previews Black Boxes for Industry Summit

Panini America is rolling out its Black Box promo once again.

Superman: The Legend Trading Cards preview

Superman: The Legend Trading Cards will be released later this month by Cryptozoic.

Your Turn: What’s your favorite sports movie?

Tell us, in a comment along with your name and location … What is your favorite sports movie… and why?

Upper Deck releases Fleer Retro Football

Fleer Retro Football is out with a number of cards from the new set showing up on eBay.

My first Registry is easily beatable … or is it?

I was as predictable as can be once I saw that the Beckett Graded Registry was live today. I went back to my well — and instead registered my toughest find.

“Moments” banners offer striking looks at 42

Warner Bros. revealed its eighth and final “moments” banner for 42 Saturday morning — a series of posters to promote the film about Jackie Robinson.

Ripping Retail: A 20-pack pro wrestling repack box

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Chris Olds as he rips into a 20-pack repack of nothing but pro wrestling cards in this latest Ripping Retail.

Coming Monday … Beckett Graded Card Registry

On Monday, BGS will roll out the new Beckett Graded Registry with a completely customizable interface.

NBC Report: Richard McWilliam’s death caused by alcohol poisoning

Upper Deck co-founder and CEO Richard P. McWilliam died because of alcohol poisoning while at his home in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., on Jan. 5, according to a report from