`
 (Toll Free)

Monthly Archives: June 2013

Ripping Retail Retro: 1991 Topps baseball cards … with a vintage surprise

YouTube Preview Image

Join Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds as he rips into a $5 box of 1991 Topps in the latest retro edition of Ripping Retail.

What will he find inside? Well, besides a bit of the unexpected? Watch and find out …

What’s inside 1991 Topps? Click here for a checklist and OPG.

Ripping Retail Retro: 1991 Pro Set Series 1 football

YouTube Preview Image

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly‘s Chris Olds as he rips into yet another $5 wax box — this time, a 1991 Pro Set Series 1 football box — in the latest retro edition of Ripping Retail.

What will he find inside? Watch and find out …

What was in 1991 Pro Set? Click here for a checklist and OPG.

Ripping Retail Retro: 1994 Upper Deck Fun Pack baseball cards

YouTube Preview Image

Join Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds as he rips into a box of 1994 Upper Deck Fun Pack cards — a $5 box buy at the local shop — in this latest retro edition of Ripping Retail.

What will he find inside? Watch and find out …

What exactly was in 1994 Fun Pack? Click here for a checklist and OPG

Ripping Retail Retro: 1990 Score baseball cards

YouTube Preview Image

Join Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds as he rips into a box of 1990 Score – yet another $5 box buy — in this latest retro edition of Ripping Retail.

What will he find inside? Watch and find out …

What’s in 1990 Score? Click here for a checklist and OPG.

Ripping Retail Retro: 1989 Pro Set Series 1 football

YouTube Preview Image

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly‘s Chris Olds as he rips into a box of 1989 Pro Set Series 1 football cards — a $5 box locally — in this latest retro edition of Ripping Retail.

What will he find inside a rather streaky box? Watch and find out …

What’s in 1989 Pro Set? Click here for a checklist and OPG.

A look at top prospects in the 2013 NHL Draft

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Hockey Editor

Hockey fans can’t wait for the NHL Draft on Sunday.

It’s considered a deep draft by many with talented players throughout. But one player has gotten plenty of attention.

Seth Jones, son of basketball’s Popeye Jones, is one of the top prospects in the draft. He’s been profiled on ESPN and other mainstream media outlets, bringing more attention to the hockey draft since Sidney Crosby was selected in 2005.

Here’s a look at top prospects in draft, players who have potential to be on Rookie Cards come November.

Read More »

Panini America reveals 2013-14 NHL Double Rookie Class logo

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Hockey Editor

In just a few days, the NHL will host its 2013 Draft. In preparation for the annual event, Panini America released its 2013-14 Double Rookie Class logo – readying hockey fans for the start of the collecting season.

The logo will be on all of Panini’s 2013-14 NHL-licensed products and on Rookie Cards in upcoming releases.

Read More »

First look: 2013 Panini Prominence Football

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Football Editor

Panini is changing Prominence Football in its second year on the market.

Along with new hits – and no stand-alone memorabilia cards – Panini America will offer three five-card packs in every box along with three autographs and two parallels.

Read More »

Upper Deck makes plans for the 2013 National Sports Collectors Convention

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor

Upper Deck has a number of plans for the 2013 National Sports Collectors Convention.

It already announced its VIP cards (click here), but the card company is putting it all out there.

One of the biggest draws at any National are the wrapper redemption programs held by the various companies. UD’s program can get collectors cards of players such as Jonathan Toews, LeBron James and Reggie Jackson.

Read More »

Upper Deck reveals wrapper redemption plans for 2013 NHL Draft

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Hockey Editor

Remember when your favorite hockey players were selected in the NHL Draft?

Young men, fresh out of juniors, who had all their dreams in front of them.

Upper Deck is taking collectors back to draft day of some of these players including New Jersey’s Martin Brodeur and Ilya Kovalchuk as part of its 2013 NHL Draft wrapper redemption program.

Read More »

Panini announces wrapper redemption at 2013 NHL Draft

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Hockey Editor

The 2013 NHL Draft isn’t just for show. Collectors can get into the action with exclusive trading cards.

This year’s draft is at the Prudential Center in Newark , N.J., and Panini announced its plans focusing on hockey in the New Jersey/ New York area.

Panini will hold a wrapper redemption program where collectors can get a six-card New Jersey Devils pack previewing the 2013-14 Score hockey design. The pack will include Martin Brodeur, Patrick Elias, Adam Henrique, Ilya Kovalchuk, Bryce Salvador and David Clarkson.

Read More »

Box Busters: 2012-13 Fleer Retro Basketball

YouTube Preview Image

Watch as Beckett Basketball’s Susan Lulgjuraj rips into a box of 2012-13 Fleer Retro Basketball. 

UPDATED: Panini inks top NBA draft picks to exclusive deals

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Basketball Editor

Update: Panini updated its site with information saying it had non-exclusive agreements with several players.

The top picks of the NBA draft will be getting autograph cards in Panini America products for the 2013-14 season.

Panini announced exclusive deals with 16 NBA prospects just moments before the start of the NBA Draft on Thursday night. The deal included all of the top 10 draft picks starting with top overall pick Anthony Bennett chosen by Cleveland.

Read More »

Box Busters: 2013 Panini Golden Age baseball

YouTube Preview Image

Join Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into boxes of 2013 Panini Golden Age baseball cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.

What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

Box Busters: 2013 Topps Series 2 baseball

YouTube Preview Image

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

What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

Box Busters: 2013 Press Pass Gameday Gallery Football

YouTube Preview Image

Watch as Beckett Football’s Susan Lulgjuraj opens a box of 2013 Press Pass Gameday Gallery Football.

Then and now: NBA coaches on cardboard

mikewoodson_final

By Dan Good | Contributing Editor

They carry clipboards and manage egos and handle those inane in-game interview questions.

Sometimes, they make their way onto cards.

NBA’s head coaches follow different paths to the bench. Some are former players. Others started as low-level assistants and worked their way up the ranks.

This off-season has seen a flurry of changes, even from the successful teams. Thirteen different teams have made coaching changes in the past three months. The NBA’s reigning Coach of the Year (George Karl) is currently out of work. The Knicks’ point guard last season (Jason Kidd) is now the Nets’ head coach.

Here’s a look at the NBA’s head coaches on cards – then and now, as players and coaches. Read More »

Chatter Up with Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds … right now on our Facebook page

ChatterUp

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds for this week’s Chatter Up over on the Beckett Media Facebook page. Up for grabs this week is a box of 2013 Topps Series 2 … and more.

If you miss the chat, be back on the page next week for more.

Upper Deck to create commemorative set for Stanley Cup-winning Chicago Blackhawks

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Hockey Editor

Chicago Blackhawks collectors are getting a special set from Upper Deck.

UD is creating a commemorative set for the 2013 Stanley Cup champions. The cards will feature players such as Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and Corey Crawford.

Read More »

Box Busters Mailday: An epic PC addition video

YouTube Preview Image

Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds had a pretty big mailday for the ol’ Nick Swisher collection … and he opted to share it with you.

It includes 67 autographs, six 1/1s, 10 patch cards and more — all Swish, all the time.

Are you a SuperCollector? Your instructions on how to submit your info for this year’s Beckett Sports Card Monthly showcase can be found by clicking here.