Monthly Archives: June 2013

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

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

Ripping Retail Retro: 1991 Pro Set Series 1 football

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.

Ripping Retail Retro: 1994 Upper Deck Fun Pack baseball cards

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.

Ripping Retail Retro: 1990 Score baseball cards

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into a box of 1990 Score in this latest retro edition of Ripping Retail.

Ripping Retail Retro: 1989 Pro Set Series 1 football

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.

A look at top prospects in the 2013 NHL Draft

Many of this year’s top prospects have a chance to be on hockey cards this season.

Panini America reveals 2013-14 NHL Double Rookie Class logo

Panini America released its 2013-14 Double Rookie Class logo – readying hockey fans for the start of the collecting season.

First look: 2013 Panini Prominence Football

Panini America previews 2013 Prominence football trading cards.

Upper Deck makes plans for the 2013 National Sports Collectors Convention

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

Upper Deck reveals wrapper redemption plans for 2013 NHL Draft

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.

Panini announces wrapper redemption at 2013 NHL Draft

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

Box Busters: 2012-13 Fleer Retro Basketball

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 […]

Box Busters: 2013 Panini Golden Age baseball

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.

Box Busters: 2013 Topps Series 2 baseball

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.

Box Busters: 2013 Press Pass Gameday Gallery Football

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

Then and now: NBA coaches on cardboard

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 […]

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

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.

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

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

Box Busters Mailday: An epic PC addition video

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

Topps confirms Axl Rose, Yasiel Puig autographs will appear in Allen & Ginter baseball set

Topps Assistant Brand Manager for Baseball Jon Einalhori confirmed the inclusions in an interview on Wednesday for the September issue of Beckett Baseball.

Babe Ruth Relics will be included in Allen & Ginter

The Bambino’s Relics are coming to Allen & Ginter.

Upper Deck previews National VIP set

Upper Deck gave collectors a sneak peek at its VIP cards for the National Sports Collectors Convention taking place next month.

Your Turn (Beckett Baseball No. 90): Which MLB rookie arrivals were most memorable?

Tell us who you think made the biggest impact upon arrival in the comments below — and pick your top 10 in our poll.

Fleer Retro Basketball highlights female great and HOF baseball star

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Basketball Editor Cheryl Miller is one of the greatest basketball players in women’s college history. She appears on a handful of cards in the 1990s, after her playing career was over – but a career that stuck with many. When she graduated from USC in 1986, Miller was second all-time in […]

Topps clarifies printing mistakes in Tribute WBC set

This time, Topps is pointing out a couple of printing mistakes on 2013 Topps Tribute World Baseball Classic Edition, which arrives in hobby shops on Friday.

Bleacher Creatures branch out to the WWE

The Bleacher Creatures aren’t just for baseball, football, basketball and hockey stars now.

Topps sends Wacky Packages Postcards Series 9 to online store

The Limited Edition product will cost $52.99 and is limited to just 350 signed and numbered postcards. “The Birds” is $39.99.

Beckett 20 Questions on … SuperCollecting, organizing, displays, storage and more

We want to know how you organize, store and display your collection … and more.

Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo signs for Sportkings

Sports fans will be seeing an influx of Cristiano Ronaldo autographs – a long awaited card.

We want to see your collections … and fancaves

The annual SuperCollector issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly is coming, and we want to see your collections — and your fancaves where you display it all.

Box Busters: In The Game’s 2013 Draft Prospects + contest

Win an Aleksander Barkov autograph right here.

Beckett Baseball Hobby Pulse Poll: Which upcoming Yasiel Puig cards will you chase hardest?

There are a lot of new products coming soon that will be packing Los Angeles Dodgers rookie Yasiel Puig. Which one wins your cash?

Chicago Blackhawks win 2013 Stanley Cup championship

What kind of trinkets have you grabbed after your team has won a title?

First look: 2013 Star Wars Illustrated: A New Hope

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor In 1981, NPR broadcasted a six-hour Star Wars story “A New Hope” with action, drama and more of a back story for the epic tale. Those Radio Drama stories are now coming to trading cards with original artwork. In November, Topps will release 2013 Stars Wars Illustrated: A […]