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Posted on July 30, 2013 – 11:12 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | baseball cards, sports art, Topps, Topps Archive Prints | Comments (2)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
After several weeks of a soft launch, Topps officially launched a line of new, larger-than-life baseball card prints on Tuesday.
Archive Prints are reprints of baseball cards from the past for (eventually) all 30 teams and many players from the past. The company plans to offer more than 1,000 images for fans to choose from with two sizes available – 17-by-21 or 23-by-31. They cost $64.99 or $99.99 unframed or $149.99 and $249.99 when framed.
“Having been in the baseball card business for over 60 years, Topps has amassed an amazing collection of one-of-a-kind card artwork and Major League Baseball player photography,” said Michael Bramlage, Topps’ Vice President of Digital. “Each card captures the style of that year and enshrines the image of your favorite MLB players, exactly as you remember them growing up. We’re excited to begin opening up our archives with these authentic, high-quality prints for your wall.”
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Posted on July 30, 2013 – 10:17 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | MLB, RareInk.com, sports art | Comments (0)
A California-based art company is now an approved manufacturer of limited-edition lithographs featuring the stars and teams of Major League Baseball.
RareInk.com launched its MLB collection on Tuesday. Additional details of the deal with MLB as well as the MLBPA were not disclosed.
The company, launched by a pair of former card industry executives, arrived with an NBA line last fall. The MLB line will include more than 500 pieces from many types of styles by artists from around the world.
“RareInk is reinventing sports wall décor by offering an enormous collection of cutting-edge art in styles typically not seen by fans,” said Tim Muret, CEO of RareInk. “Today’s fan is looking for something uniquely artistic for their walls to capture their passion for baseball and RareInk delivers the game like it has never been seen before.”
Posted on July 29, 2013 – 1:46 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Non-Sports | Alexsander Skarsgard, Anna Paquin, Sookie Stackhouse, True Blood, True Blood trading cards | Comments (0)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor
Don’t worry, this card set doesn’t bite.
Rittenhouse Archives is preparing for the release of 2013 True Blood Archives Trading Cards, a set based on the HBO show on vampires. True Blood stars Anna Paquin as Sookie Stackhouse and focuses on the world surrounding her filled with vampires, werewolves and shapeshifters.
Posted on July 29, 2013 – 9:26 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Hockey | 2013-14 Score Hockey, 2013-14 Score Hockey short-prints, Alex Galchenyuk, Nail Yakupov, Panini America | Comments (3)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Hockey Editor
Score Hockey has been for a week. Collectors have noticed a few trends through box breaks – some cards are tougher to pull than others.
Below is a list of the short-printed hits in 2013-14 Score Hockey.
So, how tough are these pulls?
So far, few eBay auctions have popped up for Nail Yakupovor Jonathan Huberdeau autographs and two Alex Galchenyuk autographs finished at $98 and $80, respectively.
However, a completed auction for a Yakupov Score autograph sold for $170.
Posted on July 29, 2013 – 8:12 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2013 Gypsy Queen, 2013 National Sports Collectors Convention, 2013 Topps Gypsy Queen, 2013 Topps Tribute WBC Edition, 2013 Topps Tribute World Baseball Classic Edition, Los Angeles Dodgers, NSCC, The National, Topps, Yasiel Puig | Comments (10)
There’s one more promo card to chase at this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention.
Topps announced that it will have Yasiel Puig 2013 Gypsy Queen cards — 100 available each day — at the NSCC starting on Wednesday.
Posted on July 28, 2013 – 12:37 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2013 Panini Cooperstown, baseball cards, Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, Cooperstown baseball cards, Hall of Fame, MLBPA, Panini America | Comments (2)
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.
You know, Panini America‘s Cooperstown.
The exclusive trading card licensee of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum offered an in-depth look at some of the inclusions in the forthcoming 2013 Panini Cooperstown, which now arrives on Aug. 28. (Click here for our First Look story from April.)
Posted on July 26, 2013 – 2:49 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Non-Sports | Marvel Comics, Nick Fury, Rittenhouse Archives, SciFi Hobby, Sgt. Fury, Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandoes | Comments (0)
Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos got their start in 1963. They were a fictional World War II combat unit in the Marvel Comics world. Rittenhouse Archives is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the original comic with a premium set.
Each pack will contain one hand-drawn sketch card, three base cards and one character portrait card.
The base set will consist of 30 cards with images from the early years of the comics. The character cards will feature nine cards of Sgt. Fury and his team.
Posted on July 26, 2013 – 2:30 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2014 Topps, 2014 Topps Tribute, 2014 Topps Tribute checklist, featured, MLB, Topps Tribute | Comments (2)
A new year is here.
Topps unveiled its plans for the first baseball card set of 2014 on Friday, and it’s the high-end Topps Tribute, which is back for yet another run.
Set to arrive on Feb. 19, Tribute will include one autograph or Relic in every box along with two base cards. Each six-pack box will include four autographed cards limited to no more than 99 copies with the other two hits being Relics also capped at 99. There will be eight boxes per case.
The base set’s size was not announced, but it will consist of stars from the past and present with six parallels per card — Blue (/99), Green (/50), Gold (/25), Red (/5) and 1/1 Purple and printing plates to be found.
Posted on July 26, 2013 – 1:51 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Non-Sports | 2013 Goodwin Champions, 2013 Goodwin Champions Animal Kingdom, Upper Deck | Comments (1)
We looked at art cards yesterday, and today it’s time to peek at the animals.
Upper Deck’s 2013 Goodwin Champions has a number of interesting inserts that have made this a popular product with collectors, even outside of the sports realm. The Animal Kingdom cards have transcended sports collecting with some of the manufactured patch cards selling for more than $1,000.
Yes, more than a grand to own some of the rare cards.
Posted on July 25, 2013 – 7:33 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2013 National Sports Collectors Convention, Legos, MLB, National Sports Collectors Convention, NCAA, nfl, NHL, NSCC, Oyo Sportstoys | Comments (1)
Oyo SportsToys hopes it can build a little fun into the National Sports Collectors Convention.
The Acton, Mass.-based company will be at the showcase of all shows starting next week in Chicago with a limited edition NSCC-branded collectable for some collectors to pick up. The first 100 collectors — 50 adults, 50 kids — who visit Booth No. 670 each day of the show will receive one of the miniature baseball figures.