Monthly Archives: May 2013

Box Busters: 2013 Score football cards (jumbo box)

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

First look: 2013 Topps Strata Football

Topps is bringing back Strata back for a sophomore campaign.

BOX BUSTERS LIVE: 2013 Topps Archives baseball cards — Watch the replay and win our boxes!

Be right here at 1 p.m. Central for Box Busters Live — an absolutely free live video chat and box-breaking experience where you ask the questions, you get the answers … and you may get the cards, too.

First look: 2013-14 Upper Deck’s NHL Artifacts

000000 By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Hockey Editor Yakupov. Galchenyuk. Conacher. Just a couple of more months until hockey collectors will get to see this season’s top rookies on NHL-licensed product. Upper Deck is going all out with the Double Rookie Class and previewed 2013-14 Artifacts, a September release, which seems full of Rookie Card […]

Panini’s USA Baseball Champions brings Red, White & Blue to packs — and brings some stars back

The Stars & Stripes Signatures set features autographs from past MLB stars — some who haven’t signed much through the years.

How high will Axl Rose’s first certified auto go?

The first Axl Rose Heavy Metal Autograph redemption card from 2013 Topps Archives has hit the auction block.

Topps Archives includes different nods to the past

When Topps Archives arrives tomorrow, it will include all sorts of throwback designs and nods to the past that make it, well, Archives as well as the touches from last year that made it reigning Beckett Baseball Product of the Year.

Box Busters Live: 2013 Topps Archives — tomorrow at 1 p.m. Central

Box Busters Live — an absolutely free live video chat and box-breaking experience where you ask the questions … and you may get the cards — is tomorrow. Be here.

Box Busters: 2013 Topps UFC Knockout MMA cards

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Bryan Hornbeck and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2013 Topps UFC Knockout in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2012-13 Panini Brilliance basketball

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

First Look: 2013 Bowman Sterling baseball cards

Bowman Sterling is back once again.

First look: 2013 Leaf Pop Century

Leaf is bringing back 2013 Pop Century featuring actors, athletes and entertainers all in one box.

Upper Deck releases groups, odds for SP Authentic

Upper Deck’s latest edition of SP Authentic basketball includes several groupings for its various autographed inclusions.

Ripping Retail: 2012-13 Panini Past & Present basketball cards

Join Beckett Basketball’s Chris Olds as he rips into a blaster box of 2012-13 Panini Past & Present in this latest episode of Ripping Retail.

Box Busters: 2012-13 SP Authentic basketball cards + win an unopened box!

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

Your early reminder … Chatter Up tomorrow night

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds for another Chatter Up Facebook chat Wednesday night at 8:30 Central.

From non-paying bidder to $30K … Team Jack gets its money

Even though the Team Jack Foundation didn’t get paid from the initial eBay auction for a signed blow-up card of 7-year-old Jack Hoffman who is fighting brain cancer – the family is pretty happy with the ending.

Glove Story: A tale of SuperCollecting, first pitches and alternative bachelor party rituals

The next time that you hear some horror story about Mr. Something or Another being a jerk to a fan, just know that the good guys do still exist.

Topps to offer custom sketch cards

000000 By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor For decades, children have enjoyed the art on Topps cards such Garbage Pail Kids and Wacky Packages. As they got older, adults have found the same joy as well. Many of the GPK and Wacky Packages have become iconic pictures such as Adam Bomb from […]

Box Busters: 2013 Topps Star Wars Jedi Legacy

Join Beckett Media’s Chris Olds as he rips into a box of 2013 Topps Star Wars Jedi Legacy found at Nick’s Sports Cards in Dallas, Texas, in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Detroit’s Anibal Sanchez nearly no-hits Twins

He threw the second no-hitter of his eight-year career, blanking the Twins for a 6-0 win at home Friday night.

First look: 2013 Topps Qubi baseball stampers (with checklist)

Topps is hoping this one gets baseball collectors’ stamp of approval.

Box Busters: 2013 Topps Archives Football + win a hobby box

000000Check out what Beckett Football’s Susan Lulgjuraj got in a box 2013 Topps Archives football. You can win a sealed hobby box of 2013 Topps Archives football by entering the giveaway below. There are several ways to earn entries to the contest.

Box Busters: An educational(?) autograph mailday

Join Beckett Media’s Chris Olds as he checks out what he got in the mail from GibraltarTrade.com/store while exploring a perhaps-overlooked area of autograph collecting — buying via show promoters online.

Non-sports cards provide innocent, sentimental fun – and sometimes value, too

It’s easier to describe what non-sports cards aren’t – cards depicting mainstream athletics – than what they entail. Movies. Scenery. Bugs. Art. TV. World leaders. Lingerie models. Pop music. Broadcasters. Historical figures. Superheroes.

Autograph tickets for the National Sports Collectors Convention go on sale today

The National Sports Collectors Convention is nearly two months away, and now is the time for collectors to get started with their planning.

Collectors noticing Torey Krug’s playoff run

000000 By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Hockey Editor Boston’s Torey Krug had never competed in a Stanley Cup playoff before. He actually had just three NHL games to his name coming into the series with the New York Rangers. But Krug’s playoff performance so far has caused fans and collectors to take notice. The 22-year-old […]

Box Busters: A $23,500 break from Heroes of Sport

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he interviews Dan, a prize winner from Heroes of Sport’s debut line who lives in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

First look: 2013 Topps Update baseball cards (with preliminary checklist)

Topps previewed its flagship-capping third standard release of the year on Wednesday, and it’s 2013 Topps Update that will arrive on Oct. 14 packing the final chances at The Chase for the season.

First look: 2013 Marvel Fleer Retro trading cards

Superheroes. Old School designs. Popular sports releases.

Box Busters: 2013 Topps Museum Collection baseball + win our Brandon Phillips patch autograph

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

First look: Wacky Packages All New Series 11

The next installment comes out in late September with items for adults and children to collect.

Brian Urlacher retires after 13 seasons

000000 By Dan Good | Contributing Editor Brian Urlacher is calling it a career. The longtime Bears linebacker announced his retirement from the NFL Wednesday in a statement posted on Twitter. “After spending a lot of time this spring thinking about my NFL future, I have made a decision to retire,” Urlacher wrote. “Although I […]

First look: Garbage Pail Kids Brand New Series 3

000000 By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor Topps is keeping up with the Garbage Pail Kids releasing Brand New Series 3 in October. The newest GPK set will feature 170 cards in the with 132 base (66 A and B versions), three inserts sets and eight hobby-only bonus cards. Each hobby box […]

Ripping Retail Retro: 1990-91 Upper Deck High Series hockey cards

Join Beckett Hockey’s Chris Olds and Reed Kasaoka of Baseball Card Exchange (bbcexchange.com) as they tear into a box of 1990-91 Upper Deck High Series in this latest episode of Ripping Retail.