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Posted on May 24, 2013 – 7:46 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | Anibal Sanchez, Anibal Sanchez no-hitter, Detroit Tigers, Donruss, MLB, Topps, Upper Deck | Comments (2)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
Detroit Tigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez may only have a 5-4 record this season, but his win over the Minnesota Twins Friday night was one of the more memorable games of his career.
He nearly threw the second no-hitter of his eight-years in MLB, blanking the Twins for a 6-0 win at home but allowing a single hit in the ninth to Joe Mauer. He would have been just the sixth pitcher to throw a no-no in each league.
Sanchez (click here for a checklist or OPG) appears on just 571 cards for his career, carrying a total value of just $1,919.05, excluding rarities. His 12 Rookie Cards can be found in 2005 MLB products with his priciest being his 2005 Ultimate Signature card that typically checks in at $60 or less. It’s an autographed card limited to just 125 serial-numberd copies.
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Posted on May 24, 2013 – 3:07 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2013 Topps Qubi, 2013 Topps Qubi checklist, MLB, stamps, Topps | Comments (13)
Topps is hoping this one gets baseball collectors’ stamp of approval.
The longest-running manufacturer of baseball cards introduced a new novelty item on Friday with 2013 Topps Qubi — collectable ink stampers that feature the likenesses and autographs of some of Major League Baseball’s greats.
Each pack of Qubi will include one stamper and one collector sheet. There will be 18 packs per box when they arrive on July 22.
Posted on May 24, 2013 – 1:58 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Football | 2013 Topps Archives Football, 2013 Topps Archives Football box break, Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Justin Blackmon | Comments (74)
Check 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.
Posted on May 24, 2013 – 12:52 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Pro Wrestling | autograph collecting, autographs, Gilbraltar Trade Center, WWE | Comments (5)
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. While it’s not uncommon, it’s one area collectors might not consider as often when seeking autographs.
What will he find inside? Watch and find out …
Posted on May 24, 2013 – 7:59 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Non-Sports | 1980s, collecting, fun, Garbage Pail Kids, harris toser, mars attacks, movies, music, Non-Sports, philly non-sports card show, rocky iv, TV, Wacky Packages | Comments (5)
By Dan Good | Contributing Editor
ALLENTOWN, Pa. – A sunbaked Sunday morning. Early risers congregate on the sidewalk, waiting. The doors will open soon, beginning a day of study and reflection.
No, this isn’t church, but the passion is similar.
Collectors gather in clusters – husbands and wives, fathers and sons. New friends. Old friends. Someone steps out of the line to smoke a cigarette. Others stay, discussing their collections. It’s daunting to face a hobby landscape without limits, and this is as close as you’ll find – the Philly Non-Sports Card Show, where cards of 1800s flowers and 2000s blockbusters intersect.
The twice-yearly show has become a hobby staple since its inception in 1984, a deviation from the usual shows devoted to baseball and football cards.
Posted on May 24, 2013 – 7:51 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Baseball, Boxing, Football, Hockey, Soccer | 2013 National Sports Collectors Convention, bobby hull, Cal Ripken Jr., Damian Lillard, Eric Dickerson, Mia Hamm, Mike Piazza, NSCC, Roberto Alomar, Roger Clemens | Comments (3)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor
The National Sports Collectors Convention is nearly two months away, and now is the time for collectors to get started with their planning.
Tickets for the massive autograph pavilion go on sale to the public today at 7 p.m. ET. This year’s show takes place July 31-August 4 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill.
There are a number of stars from many sports signing at the National.
Top stars include baseball’s Roger Clemens, Mike Piazza Cal Ripken Jr., Frank Thomas, Roberto Alomar and Chipper Jones; football’s Eric Dickerson and Frank Gifford; boxing’s Sugar Ray Leonard; hockey’s Bobby Hull and Tony Esposito; NBA rookie Damian Lillard and soccer star Mia Hamm.
Posted on May 24, 2013 – 7:20 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Hockey | 2012-13 Certified Hockey, 2012-13 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey, Boston Bruins, New York Rangers, NHL, Stanley Cup Playoffs, Torey Krug, Torey Krug Rookie Cards, Young Guns | Comments (3)
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 defenseman has three goals in four games against the Rangers – looking more like a savvy veteran than an undrafted rookie.
Krug appears on this year’s small crop of his rookies on cards. He skated his first game for Boston on April 3, 2012, making him eligible for cards this season.
Posted on May 23, 2013 – 6:06 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail | autographs, Heroes of Sport, memorabilia, New York Yankees | Comments (9)
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.
What will he find inside his box busted live for us all to watch? Watch and find out … we’ll just say that it previously sold for more than $23,500 at auction.
Posted on May 23, 2013 – 5:48 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2013 Topps Update, 2013 Topps Update checklist, MLB, Topps | Comments (10)
Although 2013 Topps Series 2 is coming soon, it’s time for an update.
A Topps Update, that is.
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.
Posted on May 23, 2013 – 4:04 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Non-Sports | 2013 Marvel Fleer Retro trading cards, Marvel, Marvel trading cards, Upper Deck | Comments (2)
Superheroes. Old School designs. Popular sports releases.
Upper Deck has used these elements to create 2013 Marvel Fleer Retro trading cards – taking a popular new brand from its sports edition into the comic world.
Each display box will contain two mini boxes with 10 five-card packs in each mini box. Marvel Fleer Retro is scheduled to release in August.