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Posted on August 29, 2013 – 2:00 pm | Author: chrisolds
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Non-Sports | 2013 Rittenouse Falling Skies Season 2, Falling Skies, Moon Bloodgood, Noah Wylie, Rittenhouse Archives | Comments (0)
Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly‘s Bryan Hornbeck and Chris Olds as they rip into a premium pack of 2013 Falling Skies Season 2 cards from Rittenhouse Archives 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 – 12:30 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Hockey | Decade the 1990s, In The Game | Comments (2)
Beckett Hockey’s Susan Lulgjuraj opens Decade The 1990s from In The Game.
Posted on August 29, 2013 – 11:46 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2013 Topps, Babe Ruth, Babe Ruth autograph, MLB, New York Yankees, The Ultimate Chase | Comments (9)
You know how we all love redemption cards? Well, for one collector, Stacy, there was one redemption card’s arrival yesterday that was worth documenting.
It’s a little something from 2013 Topps — and we’re likely to be seeing the card and hearing more from her soon right here in Dallas.
Posted on August 28, 2013 – 12:49 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Basketball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail | 2012-13 Elite Series Basketball, Panini America | Comments (1)
Beckett Basketball’s Susan Lulgjuraj opens a box of 2012-13 Elite Series Basketball. Watch the video to see what she pulled.
Posted on August 28, 2013 – 12:36 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Football | Andrew Luck, Barry Sanders, Eddie Lacy, NFL Kickoff Weekend, Topps | Comments (1)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Football Editor
Topps is bringing its football kickoff promotion back, but the rules have changed from last year.
During NFL Kickoff Weekend (Sept. 5 to Sept. 10), collectors who purchase 18 packs of 2013 Topps Football from participating dealers will get one NFL Kickoff Promo pack.
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Posted on August 28, 2013 – 10:37 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Basketball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail | 2012-13 Panini Signatures Basketball, basketball cards, Panini America | Comments (2)
Beckett Basketball’s Susan Lulgjuraj opens a box of 2012-13 Panini Signatures Basketball.
Posted on August 27, 2013 – 12:18 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Beckett 20 Questions | autographs, Redemptions | Comments (54)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
If there’s one thing in the hobby that’s the most loathed and yet still misunderstood, it’s redemptions.
They’re a reality of today’s hobby structure of hard- and often-hitting boxes. They’re a reality of that combined with the fact that there are countless brands and several companies. They’re a reality and a product of a volume business making what formerly had been a bit less – a lot less? — of a commodity, autographs.
For an upcoming issue of Beckett Baseball, we’ve decided that we want to hear your take on redemptions. We want to see how you assess them in varying ways even though they are something that we probably all don’t like but all have to deal with.
Unless, of course, you can settle for fewer autographs …
1. Are you currently owed a card via a redemption?
1b. How many redemption cards are you waiting on?
See the rest of the questions … after the jump.
Posted on August 27, 2013 – 12:15 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Just for Fun | baseball toys, building blocks, Lego, MLB, Oyo Sportstoys | Comments (0)
The latest release from Oyo Sportstoys will let youngsters channel their inner Theo Epstein.
Or maybe build their kid-sized Populous-inspired visions.
The creation? New Oyo MLB Field Sets that, along with some extra building blocks, will let kids build their own teams on the field — and even the stadium to go with it. Launched this month, the Lego-compatible sets can be found in four sizes — a starter set, an infield set, an outfield set and a Game Time set with prices varying from $19.99 to $59.99.
“Field Sets are a natural extension of our product line,” said Tom Skripps, the president of OYO. “OYOs are collectible toys, and Field Sets allow our fans to play with their OYOs just like any other toy, or display their collection in a fun manner.”
Oyo launched its full baseball line last year and is licensed by MLB, Minor League Baseball, the NFL, the NHL and the NCAA to showcase actual players on figures that come with appropriate uniforms and accessories. Until now, collectors could chase the Oyos of their players — many MLB players, for example, have figures available. Each of them has facial features that are reflected on their figures along with their names and uniform numbers on the toys as well as the packaging.
Posted on August 27, 2013 – 11:32 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Beckett Updates | Chatter Up, Chris Olds | Comments (0)
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.
(Click here to find the image above and leave an early comment there if you can’t make it.)
If you miss the chat, be back on the page next week.
Posted on August 26, 2013 – 11:54 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Football | 2013 Momentum Football, football box busters, football cards, Panini America | Comments (7)
Beckett Football’s Susan Lulgjuraj opens a box of 2013 Momentum from Panini America.