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Posted on April 29, 2013 – 10:07 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Baseball | Agora Gallery, derek jeter, Diamond KIngs, Dick Perez, Dick Perez artwork, Jackie Robinson, Jackie Robinson Foundation, Lou Gehrig | Comments (2)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor
Dick Perez is an artist well known with collectors from his many renditions in trading card sets including Donruss’ Diamond Kings.
Perez doesn’t just paint for little 3-inch by 5-inch pieces of cardboard, but puts to canvas the scenes of some of baseball’s iconic figures. Perez uses several photographs to get the exact portrait he wants, even using a bit of imagination.
Perez’s artwork was on display recently at the Agora Gallery in New York City where he put on an exhibit. The artwork included items from the last several years with a number of Jackie Robinson paintings that were bought by the Jackie Robinson Foundation to eventually be put in a museum.
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Posted on April 29, 2013 – 9:44 am | Author: chrisolds
Basketball | Jason Collins, Jason Collins autograph, Jason Collins basketball cards, Jason Collins checklist, NBA, Sports Illustrated, Stanford | Comments (8)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Basketball Editor | Commentary & Opinion
Will a historic first prompt added interest in his basketball cards?
NBA veteran Jason Collins is the first active player in a major American sport to announce that he’s gay, according to a cover story for the May 6 issue of Sports Illustrated, and that’s the big question.
What might this mean for his basketball cards? Well, that remains to be seen, but it should be obvious to many that it’s a significant piece of social history in sports — though it ultimately has little bearing on the court, where the 13-year veteran has averaged 3.6 points and 3.8 rebounds a game in his career.
Collins is a free agent now, last playing for the Washington Wizards, and he will be a player who will be watched — that’s one thing that’s definitely certain.
Posted on April 29, 2013 – 9:30 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2013 Pastime Collection Hall of Fame Edition, Pastime Cards | Comments (2)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
There’s another player in the repack game — and this one’s starting out with the Hall of Fame.
Pastime Cards, a Brandon, Fla.-based company, makes its product debut next week with 2013 Pastime Collection Hall of Fame Edition — a buyback product that includes nothing but Hall of Famer autograph cards in every box along with two other cards.
Posted on April 29, 2013 – 7:26 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Football | 2010 Playoff Contenders, New York Jets, Tim Tebow, Tim Tebow Rookie Cards | Comments (7)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Football Editor
The high-profile New York Jets backup quarterback is out.
The Jets released Tim Tebow this morning, according to several media reports, after the team drafted West Virginia graduate Geno Smith in the second round.
That crunching sound you hear is the bottom falling out of Tebow’s card values. When it was clear that Tebow would never get a chance in New York, his card values dipped – and it seems they will only get lower.
Posted on April 26, 2013 – 4:48 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Football | 2013 football rookie cards, 2013 NFL Draft, Geno Smith, Justin Hunter | Comments (0)
The first round of the NFL Draft was filled with talent teams need to win – not necessarily the guys that collectors want.
That’s what the second day of the 2013 NFL Draft was for.
Justin Hunter was the first skilled position player off the board in the second round – yes, before the likes of the Geno Smith, Matt Barkley and Eddie Lacy.
Posted on April 26, 2013 – 3:09 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2013 Bowman Draft, 2013 Bowman Draft checklist, 2013 Bowman Draft Picks, Bowman Chrome, Topps | Comments (13)
The MLB Draft is not that far away — and now their cards may not seem that way, either.
Topps unveiled the basic information and preview images for 2013 Bowman Draft on Friday, the Bowman-capping, prospect-laden release that often includes the first licensed cards of top MLB prospects.
Set to arrive on Nov. 13, it will include one Chrome auto per 24-pack hobby box, and new this year will be chances to own draft-worn memorabilia and a chance to attend the event. For the second consecutive year, it also will be a hobby-only release.
Posted on April 26, 2013 – 12:32 pm | Author: chrisolds
Basketball | 2012-13 Signatures basketball, 2012-13 Signatures basketball checklist | Comments (1)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Basketball Editor
Yet another new NBA line is here from Panini America — and this one’s all about the ink.
It’s 2012-13 Signatures basketball and it will arrive in July packing three autographed cards in every four-pack box.
The brand, as the company says, will carry “an emphasis on clean designs, rare chase elements, photo variations and the Panini America NBA debut of autographed film slide cards.”
Posted on April 26, 2013 – 11:37 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Beckett Updates | Beckett Sports Card Monthly, Beckett Sports Card Monthly Art Issue, Chris Speakman, Los Angeles Angels, mike trout, MLB, SportsPropaganda.com, That's My Ticket | Comments (0)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor
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 Mike Trout‘s latest cover.
In fact, you can buy a limited edition screen print of the June 2013 cover right now.
The annual issue looking at art’s place in the hobby is graced by an MLB-approved print by SportsPropaganda.com artist Chris Speakman, whose style has been found in past baseball and MMA card sets as well as in his popular creations. This piece will be limited to just 250 hand-signed and serial-numbered prints — each hand-screened.
Posted on April 26, 2013 – 8:55 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Football | 2012 Exquisite Football, 2012 Exquisite Football checklist, Barry Sanders, Dan Marino, Doug Martin, Joe Namath, John Elway, Robert Griffin III, Ryan Tannehill, Upper Deck, Upper Deck football | Comments (5)
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.
Posted on April 25, 2013 – 6:35 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Football | 2013 NFL Draft, 2013 NFL Rookie Cards, Eric Fisher, Eric Fisher checklist, Luke Joeckel | Comments (0)
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 collectors looking to invest. Tackles don’t normally drum up a lot of interest when it comes to collecting. These are the type of players that Chiefs fans would collect.
But they might have a hard time finding his cards.