Monthly Archives: April 2013

Score Hockey retail will remain a low-cost option for collectors

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Hockey Editor The new configuration of 2013-14 Score Hockey was introduced a couple of weeks ago, but collectors wondered what would happen to retail. Retail will remain a low-priced option for collectors.

Topps is bringing chrome to Garbage Pail Kids

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor The Garbage Pail Kids are going chrome. Topps is bringing its technology to GPK this summer, but with a little twist. 2013 GPK Chrome will feature the entire 1985 Garbage Pail Kids reprinted with its special shine. The base set will contain 151 cards: 82 original […]

Topps auction shows dollar signs behind old deals

A number items up for grabs in the first Topps.com auction this week shed some light on the business side of the game.

Stan Musial Heritage samples carry air of mystery

These Topps Heritage player sample cards really grab my attention because they have a bit of mystery.

National Treasures football hits the shelves

Panini’s 2012 National Treasures hit the shelves.

Your guide to 42 & its collectibles + Poster contest

If you’re a reader of Beckett Sports Card Monthly, you can find 42’s Chadwick Boseman on the cover of the May issue.

GIMME FIVE: What five NBA cards would you want?

If I (or you) could own five basketball cards of any era, any kind, any condition, any price … what would they be?

Ripping Retail Retro: 1981 Donruss baseball cards + 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 1981 Donruss in this latest Ripping Retail video.

Ripping Retail: 2013 Topps Big League Minis

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into a pack of 2013 Topps Big League Minis in this latest edition of Ripping Retail.

Box Busters: 2012-13 Sereal KHL Gold Collection

Beckett Hockey Editor Susan Lulgjuraj busts open 2012-13 Sereal KHL Gold Collection.

Football Blue Wave Refractors start showing up

Blue Wave Refractor packs have finally shipped.

Redeem or sell: 2013 Leaf Best of Hockey Mystery Redemption Item

Each box of 2013 Leaf Best of Hockey contains just two cards. One card is a 1-of-1 sketch card while the other is a buyback for graded Rookie Cards or autograph cards or vintage cards.

Box Busters: 2012 Topps Valor Football

eckett Football Editor Susan Lulgjuraj opens a tin of 2012 Topps Valor.

WrestleMania 29 rundown: Predicting every match with a little help from their cardboard

There’s only one wrestling card that matters Sunday — who’s facing who at WrestleMania — but we’ve taken a look at the competitors’ cardboard stats on Beckett.com to give you a tale of the tape for each match.

Honus Wagner T206 sells for $2.1 million (updated)

Amount is the second-highest ever paid for a Wagner.

Beckett 20 Questions on … art in collectibles

From non-sports and sketch cards to Diamond Kings, toys, photography and more, there’s plenty to explore in the world of art as it’s seen on our collectibles.

Baltimore Orioles slugger Chris Davis: You buying?

Four games, four home runs, 16 RBI and a .467 batting average.

First Look: 2013 ITG Draft Prospects

In The Game is making an all-prospect product this year.

First look: 2013 Press Pass Showcase Football

Press Pass is packing the autographs into 2013 Showcase Football.

First look: 2013 Press Pass Gameday Gallery Football

Press Pass is dipping into the art world.

Rare Air: Upper Deck readies Michael Jordan UNC Master Collection

If you like Mike, then this set might be for you.

First look: 2013 Finest Football

Topps is giving a chance for all collectors to get in the mix with 2013 Finest Football.

Upper Deck to release Tiger Woods Master Collection

Upper Deck plans to release the definitive set for one of the greatest golfers in history.

Box Busters: 2012 Totally Certified football cards

Join Beckett Football’s Dan Hitt and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2012 Totally Certified from Panini America in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2012 Panini Playbook football cards

Join Beckett Football’s Dan Hitt and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2012 Panini Playbook in this latest edition of Box Busters.

First look: 2013 Press Pass Ignite Racing

Press Pass Ignite is scheduled for a May 1 release and will have a 70-card base set.

Ten NHL trades and their hobby impact

Wednesday was an unofficial holiday for hockey fans, as the NHL Trade Deadline Day was finally upon us.

First look: 2013-14 Score Hockey with checklist

Score Hockey is changing it up a bit.

First look: 2013 Panini Cooperstown baseball

Panini America is going back to Cooperstown in August.

Box Busters: 2013 Topps Opening Day + contest

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

Box Busters: 2013 Panini Triple Play + win a box

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

Box Busters: 2013 Topps MLB Stickers + win a box

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

Box Busters: 2012-13 Panini basketball cards

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

Box Busters: 2012-2013 Select basketball cards + contest teaser

Join Beckett Basketball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into boxes of 2012-13 Select from Panini America in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: Cryptozoic’s Castle Seasons 1&2

Beckett Editor Susan Lulgjuraj opens a box of Cryptozoic’s Castle Seasons 1&2.