Monthly Archives: May 2013

First look: 2013 Topps Chrome Football

If you thought Robert Griffin III and Andrew Luck autograph cards were going to try dry up this season, don’t worry.

Beckett Behind the Scenes: Watching pink Louisville Sluggers come to life for Mother’s Day

Hillerich & Bradsby, aka the maker of Louisville Slugger, recently allowed a camera crew behind the scenes to show how the pink bats are made and provided the raw footage. Here’s our cut of the highlight reel of how some of your future game-used collectibles come to life.

Ripping Retail: 2013 Topps Archives football cards

Join Beckett Media’s Chris Olds as he rips into 2013 Topps Archives a week before its hobby release date in this latest Ripping Retail video.

Beckett Media assignment leads to photographer’s trading card debut, too

One of Josh Trudell’s photographs will be used on an upcoming Topps baseball card.

First look: 2013 Topps Major League Soccer

Topps has secured a licensed with Major League Soccer and will produce its first MLS cards this summer.

NFLPA Rookie Premiere revealed

This year’s NFL PLAYERS Rookie Premiere is set for May 18.

Inscriptions add character to autograph cards

Press Pass has showed off several inscriptions from 2013 Fanfare.

Jack Hoffman card lands on eBay

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Football Editor One of Jack Hoffman’s blow-up rookie cards from Upper Deck has landed on eBay with the proceeds from the auction going to the Team Jack Foundation. Upper Deck created five of these cards for the Hoffman family. According to the auction (view here), one went to 7-year-old Jack […]

Box Busters At the Shop: 2013 Bowman HTA jumbo box

Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds watched the first 2013 Bowman HTA Jumbo box ripped at Nick’s Sports Cards in Dallas, Texas.

Box Busters Preview: 2013 Bowman baseball cards

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into a box of 2013 Bowman in this Box Busters Preview video.

Topps bringing hand-stamped cards back to football

These cards are coming back this season with a new design.

Marc-Andre Fleury mask features ITG cards

On the side panels of the new goalie headwear were artistic renderings of Tom Barrasso and Michel Dion’s cards from the 2010-11 Between the Pipes series.

Preview Gallery: Parks & Recreation inscription autographs

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor The Parks and Recreation set from Press Pass should be popular with collectors. The show is one of the best on television with popular actors whose autographs collectors would love. Press Pass released a sneak peek of inscription autographs from Nick Offerman, best known as Ron […]

Long-time dealer, first-time card-holder … 2013 Bowman includes a surprise

Bilak is the winner of last year’s Bowman Golden Contract.

First look: 2013 Momentum Football

Panini America is bringing back Momentum for the 2013 season with a few tweaks in design.

Preview Gallery: 2013 Bowman 1948 box-topper autos

For some of you who rip into 2013 Bowman when it arrives on Wednesday, there might be something inside your box that’s rarer then many a Refractor and anything but modern-feeling.

Beckett 20 Questions … on the NBA (and cards) today

Tell us what you think about the state of cards today, its stars and more with your votes and the comments below.

Sizzling Starts: Who’s the hottest on the field — and on cards — this season?

We’ve made our picks, but we’re curious what you think.

Panini America goes back to the Studio for 2013 Father’s Day promotion

One of the most-memorable debut baseball card releases of the 1990s, 1991 Studio, is making a comeback and it’s coming soon.

Before Leon Sandcastle, there was Johnny Kilroy

Leon Sandcastle is not the first fictional character to appear on a card.

First look: 2013 Topps Prime Football

Topps is readying 2013 Topps Prime football for an October release.

Hey, prospectors … who are you targeting in 2013 Bowman? (Vote from the autograph checklist)

We’re kind of curious about who you’ll be picking off when it comes to landing standard autographs in 2013 Bowman.

McFarlane Toys adds extra chase to Mike Trout’s debut figure

McFarlane Toys has created a chase version of Mike Trout’s figure that includes an MLB-authenticated piece of one of his stolen bases from last season.

Ripping Retail: A Best of 2012 baseball repack

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into a Best of 2012 baseball repack in this latest Ripping Retail video.

Kobe Bryant takes mom to court over auction

Kobe Bryant filed a cease-and-desist order, blocking the sale of his early memorabilia.

Behind the scenes for your Beckett Sports Card Monthly Art Issue screen prints

We got a different kind of delivery on Thursday that we wanted to share with readers and collectors alike — a look at the screen printing of the latest BSCM cover.

Demand rises for Jason Collins’ certified autographs

Simply put, there is now more demand for Jason Collins autographs.

Egraphs pulls plug on electronic autograph service

It started as a novel idea for a novelty, but now it is no more.

First look: 2013 Upper Deck Team Canada Hockey set

In August, collectors will get a 2013 Upper Deck Team Canada Hockey set – that could only be found in Canada.