Monthly Archives: April 2013

Ripping Retail Retro: 1987 Fleer + win our box!

Join Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds and Reed Kasaoka from Baseball Card Exchange (bbcexchange.com) as they rip into a box of 1987 Fleer in this latest Ripping Retail video.

Topps preps Blue Wave wrapper redemption for Bowman release

The Blue Wave Refractors are back — and they’re coming with the release of 2013 Bowman next week.

First look: The Walking Dead Comic Trading Cards 2

Cryptozoic will release the second edition of The Walking Dead Comic Trading Cards on June 5.

Beckett addresses website concerns

We would like to take this time to address the website concerns which many of you have voiced.

Who to watch in tonight’s NHL playoff games

Tonight is the start of the NHL playoffs.

Topps reveals its own Leon Sandcastle card

000000 By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Football Editor Any fans out there plan on collecting cards of Leon Sandcastle, the fictitious football player from a Super Bowl commercial played by Deion Sanders? The chase just might get bigger. Topps revealed on Twitter its own Sandcastle card that will be in 2013 Bowman football, scheduled to come […]

New Jersey family spends the day with a New York Giant

On a sunny Saturday afternoon, Michael Rosato played football on his front lawn with a few of his friends.

Red Hot & Rare: Short-printed 2001 Topps Archives autos light up auction block

How much for this Lou Brock? You wouldn’t believe it if I typed it.

Panini announces Spring Expo plans

With the Spring Expo just a few days away, Panini America has released its plan for collectors.

Mickey Mantle’s 1960 Yankees contract heads to auction to benefit hurricane relief efforts

The Mick will help New York and New Jersey rebuild after Hurricane Sandy.

A visit to the Dick Perez art exhibit in New York City

His artwork was on display recently at the Agora Gallery in New York City.

Jason Collins’ announcement might spark added interest in his cardboard

Collins appears on just 227 cards valued at little more than $1,300.

Pastime Cards is latest player in repack business

There’s another player in the repack game — and this one’s starting out with the Hall of Fame.

Tim Tebow out in New York

Tim Tebow is no longer a member of the New York Jets.

2013 NFL Draft: Day 2 live blog

The first round of the NFL Draft was filled with talent teams need to win – not necessarily the guys that collectors want.

First look: 2013 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects baseball cards

The MLB Draft is not that far away — and now their cards may not seem that way, either.

First Look: 2012-13 Signatures basketball

Yet another new NBA line is here from Panini America — and this one’s all about the ink.

Mike Trout’s Beckett Sports Card Monthly Art Issue cover available as a limited edition print

This year’s Art Issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly heads to the printer today and arrives in hobby shops soon, but that doesn’t mean you have to wait for a look at Mike Trout’s latest cover.

First look: 2012 Exquisite Football

000000 By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Football Editor High-end college collectors should prepare for 2012 Exquisite Football coming out in June. The release will include six cards in every box with five of them being autographs. There will be at least one Rookie Autograph Patch and one UD Black or UD Black Rookie Lustrous Signature.

Top NFL pick Eric Fisher doesn’t have many cards yet

000000 By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Football Editor The Kansas City Chiefs chose offensive tackle Eric Fisher with the first pick of the NFL Draft. Fisher is just the fourth OT to be taken first overall since 1936, according to the NFL website. While a need for the Chiefs, it’s not a sexy pick for […]

Collecting the 2013 NFL Draft

000000 By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Football Editor The first round of the 2013 NFL Draft is tonight in New York City. The draft has talent, but not the type that is going to excite many collectors. There won’t be many skilled positions going in the first round of the draft, but that doesn’t mean […]

Ripping Retail Retro: 1985 Donruss baseball cards

Join Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds and Reed Kasaoka from Baseball Card Exchange (bbcexchange.com) as they rip into a box of 1985 Donruss in this latest Ripping Retail video.

Box Busters: 2013 Upper Deck Iron Man 3

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Bryan Hornbeck and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2013 Upper Deck Iron Man 3 in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2012 Topps Five Star football cards

Join Beckett Football’s Dan Hitt and Chris Olds as they rip into 2012 Topps Five Star in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2013 Sage Autographed football cards

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

Box Busters: 2013 Upper Deck football cards

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

Leon Sandcastle coming to Panini football cards

000000 By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Football Editor The commercial was one of the favorites during the last Super Bowl – Deion Sanders thought he had plenty in the tank. He put on a wig and a fake mustache to become Leon Sandcastle and impressed the scouts so much at the combine he became the […]

Upper Deck announces Spring Expo plans

000000 By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Hockey Editor When is it time to start talking hockey’s double rookie class? Now, seems like a good time. Upper Deck released its plans for the Spring Expo in Toronto (May 3-5) and its highlighting next season’s cards Upper Deck will give away free chances to win signed memorabilia […]

ESPN’s Darren Rovell and Upper Deck have a chat on Twitter

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This Larry Bird autograph card could be yours … if you submit your SuperCollector info

This Larry Bird autograph can be yours … only if you submit your SuperCollector information by July 1.

ITG announces Spring Expo plans

The Spring Expo is mostly about hockey and this gives In The Game a chance to connect with collectors.

High-grade rarities headline Memory Lane auction

A high-grade 1932 U.S. Caramel set — all in PSA 8 condition — joins a high-grade copy of football’s holy grail card on the auction block this week.

Purple Heart recipient will get a baseball card

Doc Jacobs got his tryout — and now he’s getting a baseball card.

Upcoming Bazooka Joe book an ode to a bygone era — and, of course, bubble gum

At first glance, you know the subject matter because of its bold design and its translucent paper dust jacket.

Beckett previews the 2013 NFL Draft on ESPN’s Mint Condition

000000 Beckett Football Editor Susan Lulgjuraj shared her thoughts on 2013 NFL Draft with ESPN’s Mint Condition.