Monthly Archives: May 2013

Beckett Media launches weekly Facebook chats

Chatter Up — Wednesday nights at 8:30 Central on the Beckett Media LLC Facebook page.

In The Game and Sport Kings merge into one company

In The Game Inc., and Sport Kings LP are merging into company.

Box Busters: 2013 Press Pass Showcase football cards

Join Beckett Football’s Chris Olds and Justin Grunert as they rip into a box of 2013 Press Pass Showcase in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2013 Press Pass Ignite NASCAR cards

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Chris Olds and Justin Grunert as they rip into a box of 2013 Press Pass Ignite in this latest edition of Box Busters.

First look: 2013 Rookies & Stars Football

Panini America is starting up the crusades again.

1980s Celebrity cut autographs show up in Archives Football

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Football Editor When 2013 Archives Football released last week, collectors found cards of players in old, popular designs and former players who are fan favorites. But there are some quirks in 2013 Archives – one of which is the inclusion of cut autographs from celebrities popular in the 1980s. Just […]

Texas’ Jurickson Profar is the second Bowman Lucky redemption

It’s no longer a mystery who will appear on the second 2013 Bowman Lucky Redemption card.

Leaf readies Brittney Griner cards, autographs

Basketball fans waiting for the WNBA’s No. 1 draft pick won’t have to wait long.

Auction for autograph Jack Hoffman card goes unpaid

Jack Hoffman’s story naturally went national. The 7-year-old fighting cancer scored a touchdown in the University of Nebraska’s spring game.

Five Stanley Cup cards to collect

Here are five key cards or sets for collectors to look for.

Parks & Recreation autograph checklist revealed

Press Pass has announced the full set of signers for its upcoming Parks & Recreation trading card set.

NFL rookies share thoughts on their own card collections and their first RCs

The NFL PLAYERS Rookie Premiere is under way.

Box Busters: 2012-13 Panini Past & Present basketball

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

Have some patience, Guns N’ Roses fans: A first look at Axl Rose’s first certified autograph trading card

Now, all we need is a little patience.

Box Busters: 2012-13 Panini Preferred basketball

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

Box Busters: 2012-13 Momentum basketball cards

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

2013 Topps Archives football photo variation guide

You didn’t think collecting the base set was going to be easy, did you?

Panini America at the first day of the NFLPA Rookie Premiere

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Football Editor [<a href=”//storify.com/acpresssusan_l/panini-america-at-day-1-of-the-nflpa-rookie-premie” target=”_blank”>View the story “Panini America at Day 1 of the NFLPA Rookie Premiere” on Storify</a>]

Topps at the first day of the NFLPA Rookie Premiere

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Football Editor Topps was on site for the first day of the NFL Players Association Rookie Premiere in Los Angeles. Check out the photos below to see what Topps has in store for collectors. [<a href=”//storify.com/acpresssusan_l/topps-s-first-day-at-the-nflpa-rookie-premiere” target=”_blank”>View the story “Topps’s first day at the NFLPA Rookie Premiere” on Storify</a>]

Beckett magazines now in the Google Play store

You can now download your Beckett magazines for Android systems — with Apple versions coming soon.

First look: 2013 Topps Heritage Minors baseball cards

Heritage is headed down to the minors for the third straight season.

Topps Archives football provides tribute to Chuck Muncie

Chuck Muncie, who died on Monday, has just his second certified autograph in 2013 Topps Archives football.

Panini, NFLPA team up to give fans a unique experience

Panini America and the NFL Players Association are teaming up to bring collectors closer to the players.

Box Busters: 2013 Bowman baseball cards

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

Rittenhouse prepares super high-end Star Trek set

Rittenhouse Archives is creating a product with few cards and a high price point, but delivering exactly what every collector wants.

Carmen Electra’s pants sell for nearly $1K

But no one may have predicted what a recent card of her sold for on eBay.

Ripping Retail Retro: 1998 Bowman football cards + win our box

Join Beckett Football’s Chris Olds and Reed Kasaoka of Baseball Card Exchange (bbcexchange.com) as they tear into a box of 1998 Bowman in this latest episode of Ripping Retail.

Beckett 20 Questions on … sports families

Explore the family ties that go along with sports and collecting and take a look at some of the notable fathers, sons, mothers and daughters who share cardboard with us all.

First look (updated): 2013 Pinnacle baseball cards

Pinnacle is back on the diamond.

Topps, MLS announce exclusive trading card deal

Topps and Major League Soccer announced an exclusive license agreement on Monday.

Preview gallery: 2013 Score football

Panini America’s first NFL-licensed trading card set is due out this week with 2013 Score.

Cryptozoic gets $300k Kickstarter campaign funded

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor Even card companies need a little help from time-to-time. Cryptozoic Entertainment, which has created trading cards and deck-building games, started a Kickstarter campaign to build a multiplayer online trading card game HEX. The company asked for $300,000 to get the venture going – and it has […]

An interview with hockey legend Patrick Roy

Patrick Roy spent a few minutes with Beckett Media talking about his own collection and meeting fans.

Beckett Grading to host James Spence on June 15

Beckett Grading Services will host James Spence Authentication for on-site autograph authentication at Beckett Media headquarters on June 15 for collectors who are interested in professional grading or need items examined and/or slabbed.

John Tavares named Hart Trophy finalist

His official Rookie Cards appear in the 2009-10 season.