Monthly Archives: July 2013

Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Brad Ziegler collects “quality over quantity” with his baseball cards

The sixth-year MLB sidearmer says he chases his own cards while also chasing “quality over quantity” as his collection is filled with autographs, bat barrels and bat knobs of some of the biggest names in the game.

First look: 2013 UFC Bloodlines

Topps is bringing back 2103 UFC Bloodlines, highlighting the nationality of these fighters.

Topps looking for new artists for its ‘On Demand’ program

Topps is looking for a few artists to join its Artists on Demand program.

A collector first, Oakland A’s pitcher Pat Neshek still hunts his own baseball cards

For collector-turned major league pitcher Pat Neshek, that first baseball card was a pretty big deal.

Box Busters: 2013 Topps MLS soccer cards

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Brian Fleischer and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2013 Topps MLS soccer cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.

All-Star Alex Gordon remembers his Rookie Card craze

Before Alex Gordon was an All-Star, he became an overnight baseball card star.

Thousands of dollars, garters & fisticuffs: Old baseball cards we never see can offer surprises

While Christy Mathewson was known as “The Christian Gentleman,” there seems to be some funny business going on here.

First look: 2013-14 Prizm Hockey

Panini America gave collectors a look at 2013-14 Prizm Hockey earlier this year when it included packs of its newest brand in Rookie Anthology.

NSCC Notebook: Catching up on what’s going on at this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention

This year’s National Sports Collectors Convention is just two weeks away for non-VIP ticket-buyers. Here’s a rundown of what’s new from the announcements for the show.

First look: 2014 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Team & Hopefuls (w/ preliminary checklist)

Topps is giving fans a look at those who are striving for gold in its newest product, 2014 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Team & Hopefuls.

Panini offers to swap stickers of Aaron Hernandez for Tim Tebow

Panini is offering replacement stickers to those who want to switch out their Aaron Hernandez ones with those of Tim Tebow.

Turning back the clock: 1989 Topps baseball cards commercial

By Dan Good | Contributing Editor Ah, the Gregg Jefferies days … I was recently watching a TV broadcast from 1989 when I came across a gem – a commercial for Topps team sets. Only $12.95 plus tax! Sure seems like a good investment.

Beckett Covers cards return at National Sports Collectors Convention

The Beckett Covers promo cards will return at this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention that starts two weeks from today in Chicago.

Panini lands Yasiel Puig for autograph deal that includes appearance during National

Puig goes to Panini.

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

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds for this week’s Chatter Up over on the Beckett Media Facebook page tonight at 8:30 Central tonight. Up for grabs this week will be a copy of the new Beckett Almanac book, the 42 DVD … and more.

Box Busters: 2012-13 Panini Gold Standard Basketball

Beckett Basketball’s Susan Lulgjuraj opens a box of 2012-13 Panini Gold Standard Basketball.

Box Busters: 2013 Elite Football

Beckett Football’s Susan Lulgjuraj opens a box of 2013 Elite Football.

Box Busters: Upper Deck University of Notre Dame football (contest)

Watch Beckett Football’s Susan Lulgjuraj rip open a box of Upper Deck’s University of Notre Dame.

Box Busters: 2013 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions

Join Beckett Sports Card Monhtly’s Chris Olds and Bryan Hornbeck as they rip into boxes of 2013 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions in this latest edition of Box Busters.

First look: 2013 Topps Mini baseball cards (with full final checklist; updated with images)

Topps unveiled the first glimpses at its first online-exclusive product of the year to Beckett Media on Thursday.

First look: 2013 Panini Playbook football

One of the big highlights from 2013 Panini Playbook will feature jumbo game-worn unwashed, dirty swatches for the insert Down & Dirty Booklets.

First look: 2013 Press Pass Showcase Racing

Collectors will get one on-card autograph and two memorabilia cards in every box of 2013 Showcase Racing.

Video: Matt Harvey asks New Yorkers about Matt Harvey

Watch this funny video as New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey asks New Yorkers about Matt Harvey on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. One of Harvey’s baseball cards also makes an appearance in the video.

Minnesota prospect Byron Buxton collects baseball cards, just not his own

Buxton isn’t collecting his own cards – though he concedes he will probably get a copy of one of his Rookie Cards one day. No, his own cards are for others to enjoy.

Box Busters: Ripping into a vintage baseball card grab bag

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into a vintage baseball card grab bag.

MLB Fan Fest has something for every baseball fan (with photo gallery)

Thousands of baseball fans are descending on the Jacob Javits Center in New York City for this year’s All-Star FanFest, which opened Friday and runs through Tuesday.

First look: 2013-14 Upper Deck Series 1 hockey

Upper Deck previews 2013-14 Series 1 hockey cards.

Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum no-hits Padres

The Freak put on a show.

Dwight Howard introduced by the Houston Rockets

Dwight Howard has a new home again.

Upper Deck, Hockey Hall of Fame team up to offer exclusive game-used jersey cards

This summer, Upper Deck has teamed with the Hockey Hall of Fame to create special game-used jersey cards to commemorate the NHL Team Fan Days.

Topps gives MLB Fan Fest attendees exclusive cards and a figurine

The Topps booth buzzed with activity Friday, with collectors opening packs to receive special wrapper redemption cards.

Houston Astros rookie Jarred Cosart dazzles in Major League debut

It was his first big-league start and his first big-league gem.

First look: 2013 Panini Prizm baseball cards

No surprise here, the Prizms are back for a sophomore season.

Baseball and civic pride: Searching for MLB All-Star Game apple statues in New York City

By Dan Good | Contributing Editor I headed north, scrambling in skyscrapers’ shadows, in search of … apples. No, not the edible kind – no Granny Smiths on this trip. I was looking for giant-sized apple statues, each six feet tall and adorned with MLB team logos. The apples are scattered about New York City, […]

Box Busters: 2013 Bowman Inception baseball cards

Join Beckett Baseball’s Brian Fleischer and Chris Olds as they rip into two packs of 2013 Bowman Inception from Topps in this latest edition of Box Busters.