Monthly Archives: April 2013

Box Busters: 2012-13 In The Game’s Between the Pipes

Beckett Hockey Editor Susan Lulgjuraj opens a box of 2012-13 In The Game’s Between the Pipes. Check out the video to see what she pulled.

Olympic Pavilion returns to National Sports Collectors Convention

The Olympic Pavilion is returning the National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago this summer.

First look: 2013 Topps Five Star baseball cards

Five Star is back — and it’s going for an even-higher ranking.

Box Busters: 2012-13 Panini Marquee basketball cards + win an unopened box!

Join Beckett Basketball’s Brian Fleischer and Chris Olds as they rip into a box of 2012-13 Panini Marquee in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2012 Panini Prizm baseball cards

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into boxes of 2012 Panini Prizm in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Baseball card collector Tim Kane becomes a player for a day — with Nolan Ryan as his boss

The grin on Tim Kane’s face was matched only by the size of the “30” on the back of his jersey.

It’s a dirty job: Dave Hobrecht creates game-used art

It’s game-used art — as in artwork with actual game-used dirt from MLB stadiums ground and mixed into the charcoal and pastel used to make the pieces.

Cards inspired him to take photos — and now his photos are on cards

Jeff Moreland credits cardboard for getting him into photojournalism and now his images on Topps cards have gotten him back into collecting.

Beckett Media seeks a few more card experts

Beckett Media is currently accepting resumes for the following positions …

Box Busters: 2013 Topps Tribute baseball cards

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

Box Busters: 2012-13 Fleer Retro hockey cards

Join Beckett Hockey’s Dan Hitt and Chris Olds as they rip into a box of 2012-13 Fleer Retro in this latest edition of Box Busters.

UPDATED: Upper Deck creates card for 7-year-old cancer patient

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Football Editor Jack Hoffman has been part of the Nebraska football family  since last season – and he’s getting his first trading card. The 7-year-old is battling pediatric brain cancer and grabbed attention earlier this month when he ran for a 69-yard touchdown in Nebraska’s spring game. Upper Deck is […]

First look: 2013 Legends of the Gridiron

Leaf has cobbled together the autographs of many famous football icons for a new product.

First look: 2013 Topps Platinum Football

Topps intends to make Platinum football cards shine this year with all its chrome.

Box Busters: 2012 Topps Valor & Turkey Red football

Join Beckett Football’s Dan Hitt and Chris Olds as they rip into 2012 Topps Valor as well as a pack of 2012 Topps Turkey Red in this latest edition of Box Busters.

First look: 2012-13 Leaf Metal basketball cards (with checklist)

Aiming to fill an apparent void in the “under-served basketball market,” Leaf Trading Cards unveiled 2012-13 Leaf Metal on Tuesday.

BGS, COMC partnership will benefit Canadian collectors

Beckett Grading Services and Check Out My Cards are pleased to announce a new partnership.

Rittenhouse previews Warehouse 13 Season Four trading cards

The newest season of Warehouse 13 is here – right in time with the announcement of the newest set of cards for the SyFy television show.

Leaf introduces Matrix inserts

Leaf announced an update to its Metal technology at The Industry Summit, but weren’t ready to reveal the results.

Beckett Baseball’s Hot & Not (mid-April): Mets rookie Matt Harvey steals the show

With the MLB season’s first month half over, now’s the time to loo at who’s hot and who’s not …

Box Busters: 2013 Topps Gypsy Queen baseball cards + win our Darin Ruf box

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Justin Grunert as they rip into boxes of 2013 Topps Gypsy Queen in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Dominion cards to be placed in Panini Prime hockey this season

Panini America is adding it to 2012-13 Prime Hockey, due out in August.

Ripping Retail Retro: 1982 Donruss baseball rack packs

Join Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds and Reed Kasaoka from Baseball Card Exchange (bbcexchange.com) as they rip into a pair of 1982 Donruss rack packs in this latest Ripping Retail video.

The Martians are coming — again!

Topps is producing a new set of trading cards Mars Attacks: Invasion, which is due in October.

Adam Scott wins Masters, has a small career on cardboard

Adam Scott has just 38 cards in the Beckett database.

2012 Topps Turkey Red Football photo variation gallery

So far, we’ve spotted 10 football rookies with photo variations.

Box Busters: 2012 Topps Turkey Red Football

Beckett Football Editor Susan Lulgjuraj opened two packs of 2012 Topps Turkey Red.

First looks: 2013 Pinnacle baseball cards + 2013 Panini Prizm details

Pinnacle is back on the diamond.

First look: 2013-14 O-Pee-Chee Hockey

Set collectors get ready for 2013-14 O-Pee-Chee Hockey.

Panini plans auction for special Prizm parallel

Panini isn’t done with the 2012 football season.

2012-13 Fleer Retro Hockey is live

Upper Deck gave the treatment to basketball and football. Now, it’s hockey’s turn.

Upper Deck releases checklist for Update cards in SP Authentic

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Hockey Editor The canceled hockey products from the 2012-13 season made the card companies get creative. Some cards were already made and collectors expect specific cards every year. Upper Deck decided to inserts several popular sets into products still scheduled to come out. In this case, Update cards – the […]

Top golfers at the Masters on cards

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor The Masters is one of golf’s most popular championships. At the end of it all, one man gets to don the green jacket. Most of the world’s top golfers are competing at Augusta National in Augusta, Ga., this week. Many of whom have had plenty of […]

First look: 2013 SPx Football

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Football Editor SPx Football will have a new look for 2013. Upper Deck is changing the way collectors get their cards from the popular brand. The re-configured 2013 SPx Football will have 10 packs per box with five cards in each pack. There will be four hits in every hobby […]

Leaf readies first tennis release

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor Leaf will bring its first tennis-only product to the market at the end of the month. The company acquired Ace Authentic’s trading card line in December and less than six months later, 2013 Ace Authentic Signature Series Tennis will be here.