Monthly Archives: July 2013

At the National: Day 1 highlights

The National Sports Collectors Convention opened Wednesday, giving hobbyists a chance to look at priceless cards and memorabilia – and pick up some special items, too. Here’s a recap from the Beckett team.

At the National: Yasiel Puig’s Topps redemption cards in demand

The Topps wrapper redemption program is a popular one again this year at the National Sports Collectors Convention with a 25-card Bowman Platinum set and Gypsy Queen redemption cards.

At the National: A musical reprieve from sports collectibles

By Dan Good | Contributing Editor Collectors gathered at Will Simmons’ booth Wednesday, considering the purchase of famous signatures and rare posters. Posters and signatures are pretty common at the National Sports Collectors Convention. But where other dealers sell sports memorabilia and cards, Simmons focuses on rock & roll memorabilia and vintage guitar picks with […]

At the National: Beckett gets its first winner in the NSCC scavenger hunt

The Beckett Cover Cards scavenger hunt had its first winner at the 2013 National Sports Collectors Convention on Wednesday.

NSCC Box Busters: 2013 Bowman Platinum baseball

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Topps marketing manager Marc Stephens as they rip into a box of 2013 Bowman Platinum baseball cards in this special edition of Box Busters from the floor of the National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago.

NSCC Box Busters: 2013 Topps Mini baseball cards

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into a box of 2013 Topps Mini baseball cards on the show floor in advance of the National Sports Collectors Convention for this special edition of Box Busters.

Keep Goodwin weird: An interview with Upper Deck’s Grant Sandground

“Goodwin is such an oddball product that allows us a canvas to put anything out there,” Sandground said. “We have a saying here at Upper Deck ‘keep Goodwin weird.’”

NSCC Notebook: Preview & Day 1 nuggets … (updating)

Nuggets and notes from this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention … look for this file to be updated throughout the day on Wednesday, the sneak-preview night for the show.

Stan Musial’s family selects Heritage for auction; items to be displayed at The National

The memorabilia collection of one of the greatest hitters in Major League Baseball history is headed to the auction block and will be on display at the National Sports Collectors Convention starting Wednesday.

Chatter Up with Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds … Wednesday night on our Facebook page

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds for this week’s Chatter Up over on the Beckett Media Facebook page on Wednesday night at 8:30 Central.

Topps officially launches Archive Prints

After several weeks of a soft launch, Topps officially launched a line of new, larger-than-life baseball card prints on Tuesday.

RareInk.com launches line of MLB lithographs

A California-based art company is now an -approved manufacturer of limited-edition lithographs featuring the stars and teams of Major League Baseball.

True Blood trading cards to come out next week

Rittenhouse Archives is preparing for the release of 2013 True Blood Archives Trading Cards, a set based on the HBO show on vampires.

Panini releases short-print info on Score Hockey

Panini America released a list of short-printed hits in 2013-14 Score Hockey.

Topps adds Yasiel Puig Gypsy Queen card to its National wrapper redemption programs

There’s one more promo card to chase at this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention.

Preview Gallery: 2013 Panini Cooperstown

On a day where many could be talking about those excluded from Cooperstown this year, let’s take a second to see who’s included in Cooperstown this year.

First look: Rittenhouse’s Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos

Rittenhouse Archives is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the original comic with a premium set.

First Look: 2014 Topps Tribute baseball cards

A new year is here.

Rare animals make for high prices

The 2013 Goodwin Champions Animal Kingdom cards have transcended sports collecting with manufactured patch cards selling for more than $1,000.

Oyo SportsToys heads to The National with projects for kids, free limited-edition figures

Oyo SportsToys hopes it can build a little fun into the National Sports Collectors Convention.

Guest Commentary: Times change but the memories last for years

Editor’s note: Houston-based card shop owner Todd Nelkin has decided to close the doors to his shop, HLT&T Sports, and offered his thoughts as the closing time comes.

Goodwin Champion’s Art of Ages cards popular with collectors

Upper Deck has created a special rare insert for 2013 Goodwin Champions – Art of the Ages.

The 2013 NFL rookies show off their art skills

Panini America revealed artwork many of the 2013 NFL rookies created while at the NFL Players Association Rookie Premiere.

Your Turn: What would your one-item National Sports Collectors Convention want list include?

If you could find a single item or card — and only one — at The National what would it be?

First look: 2013 Panini Hometown Heroes baseball cards

Panini America is coming home with a new line of retro-styled baseball cards arriving later this year.

Check it out: A look inside the final 2013 Topps Allen & Ginter baseball card checklist

Topps released the final checklist for the eighth edition of the product on Tuesday.

Chatter Up with Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds … Wednesday night on our Facebook page

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds for this week’s Chatter Up over on the Beckett Media Facebook page on Wednesday night at 8:30 Central. Up for grabs this week will be autographs, game-used cards and more.

Cryptozoic peeks autographs for Psych trading cards

The Cryptozoic team is getting ready for the release by teasing us with images of the autographs.

Famous Fabrics to announce winner of Fab Four cut card at NSCC

Collector who opened Famous Fabrics – Music, Music, Music and found a redemption for a chance to win the card will finally learn the winner at the 2013 National Sports Collectors Convention.

First look: 2013 Topps Triple Threads Football

Topps is promising a redefined 2013 Topps Triple Threads Football cards set to come out in December.

Ripping Retail: Inside two Excell baseball repacks

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into a pair of retail repackage products from Excell Marketing in this latest episode of Ripping Retail.

One thing’s certain: Ryan Braun’s suspension won’t help his baseball cards

It means one thing for his baseball cards … bad news.

Panini lets collectors trade redemptions at NSCC

They can trade in their older Panini America redemptions for cards at the show.

Box Busters: 2013-14 UD Trilogy hockey

Beckett Hockey’s Susan Lulgjuraj opens a box 2013-14 Upper Deck Trilogy hockey.

Beckett Baseball Hobby Pulse Poll: Which upcoming baseball card release gets your cash?

The second half of the baseball season has begun but the baseball card year still has plenty of time to go. Which upcoming product gets your attention?