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Posted on August 30, 2013 – 5:00 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2012 Panini Prizm, 2013 Panini Prizm, 2013 Panini Prizm Perennial Draft Picks, Byron Buxton, Ken Griffey Jr, Kris Bryant, Mark Appel, Panini America, Panini Prizm, Prizm, Prizm Perennial Draft Picks | Comments (3)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
The third Panini Prizm baseball card set to arrive in less than six months is in the preparation stages.
Panini America announced 2013 Panini Prizm Perennial Draft Picks on Friday, an October release that will arrive with the latest MLB draft picks and prospects in tow. In April, the season-capping 2012 Panini Prizm set arrived, while this year’s standard set, 2013 Panini Prizm, arrives on Sept. 18.
What will make the third time the charm? The first on-card autos for top MLB draft picks on the various shades of the Prizm rainbow, of course, and the first Panini cards, the company promises, of Cuban defector Jose Abreu, who has yet to sign a big-league deal but has suitors.
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Posted on August 30, 2013 – 8:44 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Hockey, Non-Sports | 1999 Topps Traded Autographs, 2012-13 Elite Series Eilte Glass, 2012-13 National Treasures RPA, 2012-13 Prime Hockey, 2013 Fleer Retro Marvel, 2013-14 O-Pee-Chee Hockey, Alfonso Soriano, Jeff Tuel, Miguel Cabrera, Montee Ball, Precious Metal Gems | Comments (1)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor
The first thing that comes to mind with Upper Deck’s emergence of the Fleer Retro brand is Precious Metal Gems. No matter the sport, these cards tend to be hot.
What about a non-sports product?
This week, UD released Fleer Retro Marvel dedicated to the heroes and villains of the famous comics.
It works there too. The PMGs in Fleer Retro Marvel are some of the hottest cards right now with many selling for more than $100. There are even sales of these cards in the $300 range. A Green PMG of Rogue sold for $399 and a Green Red Skull sold for $300.
The Precious Metal Games and sketch cards from Fleer Retro Marvel are some of the top cards on the non-sports market right now.
Posted on August 30, 2013 – 8:05 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Hockey | 2013 NHLPA Rookie Showcase, Cory Conacher, Jonathan Drouin, Nathan MacKinnon, Panini America, Sean Monahan, Upper Deck | Comments (0)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Hockey Editor
TORONTO | Many of the upcoming 2013 NHL rookies got ready for their future Rookie Cards this week.
More than 20 players appeared at the NHL Players Association Rookie Showcase to take pictures and sign autographs that will appear on future cards from Upper Deck and Panini America.
Some of the players included Nathan MacKinnon, Jonathan Drouin, Cory Conacher and Sean Monahan.
“It’s very special,” said Conacher, a rookie with the Ottawa Senators last season. “I collected cards as a kid. To be able to see my face on one of them was very special. They actually gave me a deck of cards for family and friends.”
Posted on August 29, 2013 – 6:12 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Basketball, Football | College Colors Days, Upper Deck | Comments (0)
Since Upper Deck has the CLC license, the company is celebrating College Colors Days in a special way.
UD is hosting parties and contests in five stores around the country – all centered in big college towns. Each shop will have at least 30 prizes to hand out of autograph cards, memorabilia, unopened boxes and more.
The grand prize winner will get to be on a trading card from Upper Deck.
Posted on August 29, 2013 – 4:20 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Football | 2013 Topps Magic Football, football cards, Topps | Comments (3)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Football Editor
The magic is back.
After bringing Magic Football back from the online-only world, Topps is putting 2013 Magic Football on the hobby shelves once again.
Collectors will get eight cards per pack, including a mini in every pack, and 24 packs in each hobby box. There will also be three autographs in every hobby box.
Posted on August 29, 2013 – 2:39 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | #collect, 2014 Topps Museum Collection, featured, MLB, Museum Collection, Topps | Comments (6)
The Museum Collection is back once again — and there just might be a masterpiece or two for you to chase among the new inclusions.
Topps unveiled 2014 Topps Museum Collection baseball cards on Thursday, and the high-end brand will include new nameplate Relics and more among the offerings when it arrives on March 26.
Packing four packs per box with a hit in each pack, Museum Collection will include three base cards, one parallel and an autograph or Relic in every unit. Each box will include one autograph, one autographed Relic one jumbo Relic and one quad Relic inside. Meanwhile each 12-box case will guarantee one autographed jumbo Relic and one Museum Collection autograph as well, according to the company.
Posted on August 29, 2013 – 2:30 pm | Author: chrisolds
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Non-Sports | 2013 Marvel Fleer Retro, Avengers, Comic books, comic cards, Fleer Retro, Marvel Comics, Marvel Universe, Spider-Man, Upper Deck, X-Men | Comments (1)
Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly‘s Bryan Hornbeck and Chris Olds as they rip into a box of 2013 Marvel Fleer Retro cards from Upper Deck in this latest edition of Box Busters.
What will they find inside? Watch and find out …
Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball and Beckett Sports Card Monthly magazines. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.
Posted on August 29, 2013 – 2:26 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail | 2013 Topps Qubi, Box Busters & Ripping Retail, MLB, Topps, Topps Qubi | Comments (0)
Join Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into packs of 2013 Topps Qubi in this latest edition of Box Busters.
Posted on August 29, 2013 – 2:18 pm | Author: chrisolds
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Non-Sports | 2013 Rittenhouse True Blood, Anna Paquin, HBO, Rittenhouse Archives, True Blood | Comments (1)
Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly‘s Bryan Hornbeck and Chris Olds as they rip into a box of 2013 Rittenhouse True Blood cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.
Posted on August 29, 2013 – 2:03 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Baseball, Beckett Grading Services | 1992 Bowman, Beckett Grading Services, BGS, eBay, fake cards, graded card, Mariano Rivera Rookie Card, PSA | Comments (18)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor | Commentary & Opinion
I had one goal for the National Sports Collectors Convention – purchase a 1992 Bowman Mariano Rivera Rookie Card.
I know. My timing is not good, but it’s the only single card I wanted. I found a PSA 9 graded Rivera RC for $100 at the show. After thinking on it and asking collectors’ opinions, I figured I would leave it there and get one for cheaper on eBay.
Just a few days after getting home, I won an ungraded Rivera RC for about $44.
I got the card in the mail. It looked great. Centering looked perfect, corners and edges were sharp. There was a small printing defect on the back of the card, but I didn’t care. I was just happy to have it on my possession.
Luckily, the White Plains card show was coming up and I could have my card inspected.
The weekend of the White Palins show, I took the 1992 Bowman Mariano Rivera Rookie Card to the Beckett Grading booth. I intended to get a Raw Card Review because I wanted to know the condition of my card. It looked so good to me! Could you imagine I picked a 9 off eBay for that price?
I handed it to one of the graders. He took it out of the top loader and within 10 seconds he made his declaration.