Posted on September 30, 2013 – 6:47 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Beckett Updates, News Categories | 2013 Bowman Chrome, Beckett Grading Services, BGS, Yasiel Puig | Comments (1)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
The 2013 Bowman Chrome Superfractor of Los Angeles Dodgers rookie Yasiel Puig has been pulled, has been sold, has been graded and is headed into another product.
The 1/1 headline card from the Topps product released on Friday was pulled by a collector in Central Texas, received a Gem Mint 9.5 grade from Beckett Grading Services on Monday and was purchased by Lomita, Calif-based South Bay Baseball Cards to be included in one of its upcoming Super Boxes, a high-end repackage product comprised of graded cards, memorabilia and sketch cards made just for the product, which will be announced Tuesday but does not yet have a price point.
The card was posted on eBay during the weekend for $25,000, receiving 13 offers, before it was sold offline.
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Posted on September 30, 2013 – 5:22 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Beckett Updates, Breaker Central, News Categories | 2013 Topps Chrome, MLB, Purple Refractors, Topps, Topps Chrome | Comments (4)
Join Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds as he rips into a blaster box of 2013 Topps Chrome in this latest edition of Ripping Retail.
What will he find inside? What will his Purple Refractor cards be? Watch and find out …
Posted on September 30, 2013 – 5:02 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Beckett Updates, Breaker Central, News Categories | 2013 Panini Prizm, baseball cards, MLBPA, Panini America, Red Pulsar Prizms, Target | Comments (4)
Join Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds as he rips into a jumbo pack of 2013 Panini Prizm in this latest edition of Ripping Retail.
What will he find inside? What will his Red Pulsar Prizm cards be? Watch and find out …
Your Turn: What do you think of retail parallels?
Posted on September 30, 2013 – 12:17 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Beckett Updates, Breaker Central, Football, News Categories | 2013 Panini Prominence Football, Panini America | Comments (0)
Beckett Football’s Susan Lulgjuraj opens a box of 2013 Panini Prominence Football. Watch the video to see what she pulled.
Posted on September 30, 2013 – 12:03 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Beckett Updates, Football, News Categories | Adrian Peterson, Frank Gore, Jerome Simpson, Julian Edelman, Kenbrell Thompkins, Kiko Alonso, Le'Veon Bell, Monday Morning Collector | Comments (2)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Football Editor
Quarterbacks take the spotlight week in and week out in the NFL. But in Week 4, we’re going to focus on the running backs.
Several running backs had impressive showings this weekend – and late last week.
Three that stood out from the crowd were San Francisco’s Frank Gore, Minnesota’s Adrian Peterson and Detroit’s Reggie Bush.
Of course, we still have to give a shout out to Peyton Manning and Philip Rivers for their performances this weekend.
Frank Gore, RB, San Francisco 49ers
Many NFL pundits wondered when Gore would have a breakout game to get his season rolling. It happened last week when he rushed for 153 yards and a touchdown in a 35-11 win over the St. Louis Rams.
2005 Exquisite Collection #93 Frank Gore JSY AU RC
2005 SP Authentic #224 Frank Gore JSY/899 AU RC
2005 Zenith #162 Frank Gore AU RC
Posted on September 30, 2013 – 11:11 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Beckett Updates, Breaker Central, Football, News Categories | 2013 Certified Football, Panini America | Comments (4)
Beckett Football’s Susan Lulgjuraj opened a box of 2013 Certified Football from Panini America. Watch the video to see what she pulled.
Posted on September 30, 2013 – 10:07 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Basketball, Beckett Updates, News Categories, World Of Sports | Beckett Customer Appreciation Month, Magic Johnson | Comments (0)
Every day this month we will give away a prize. To enter, click on this link, hit “Enter the Contest” and you’re done. You must be a member of Beckett.com to enter, so create an account if you do not have one yet.
Today’s prize: 2011 Leaf Muhammad Ali Fans of Ali Autographs Bronze #FAU3 Magic Johnson
Prizes throughout the month included hobby boxes, rare cards, OPG subscriptions, BGS gift certificate and more.
To view the list of winner’s and daily prizes, check out this thread in the Beckett forums. Don’t forget to enter everyday for a chance to win.
Posted on September 29, 2013 – 2:29 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Beckett Updates, News Categories | Henderson Alvarez, Henderson Alvarez no-hitter, Miami Marlins, MLB, Topps | Comments (0)
It took until the ninth inning of the 162nd game of the season for everything to come together for the last-place Miami Marlins.
Pitcher Henderson Alvarez no-hit the AL Central-winning Detroit Tigers for nine innings but it took a wild pitch with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth to score a run and secure his win. The right-hander finishes the season with a 5-6 record, and the no-no ups his career mark to 15-23 over three seasons.
For collectors, Alvarez appears on 131 different baseball cards since making his minor-league cardboard debut in 2009. His cards (click here for a checklist or OPG) are valued at a total of $440, excluding rarities.
Posted on September 27, 2013 – 6:04 pm | Author: chrisolds
Beckett Updates, News Categories, Pop Culture News, World Of Sports | 2014 topps WWE, A.J. Lee, Shawn Michaels, Steve Austin, Topps, wrestling, wrestling cards, WWE, WWE Divas | Comments (2)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor
Topps wants collectors to get in the ring next year.
The lone licensee of World Wrestling Entertainment trading cards offered the first looks and details of its 2014 Topps WWE cards on Friday with the newest wave of superstars, Divas, legends and more set for a Feb. 28 release.
Among the new offerings? Autographed kiss cards from the Divas and metal championship plate manufactured Relics from big names from the past among the two hits in every 24-pack hobby box that carries a suggested retail price of $48.
Posted on September 27, 2013 – 3:10 pm | Author: Dan Good
Beckett Updates, Hockey, News Categories, World Of Collectibles | Canadiens, Denis Brodeur, Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils, Olympics, photography, sports photography | Comments (0)
By Dan Good | Contributing Writer
The hockey world lost somebody special Thursday.
Denis Brodeur passed away at the age of 82.
He’s best known because of his famous son, Devils goalie Martin Brodeur. But his impacts on the game – and card collecting – extend far beyond his lineage. A lifelong photographer, Denis Brodeur captured decades of hockey moments.
If you’re a hockey fan, you’ve probably seen his photos and didn’t even realize it. Wayne Gretzky. Mark Messier. Patrick Roy. Gordie Howe. Stanley Cup victories. The winning goal in the 1972 Summit Series. He was there, snapping away, a witness to history.
He captured many of his photos as the longtime photographer for the Montreal Canadiens (he was also a photographer for baseball’s Montreal Expos).
Later in his life, he sold his hockey images to the NHL.
Card companies rely heavily on the league’s archives for photographs of retired players. So after the 2006 sale, Brodeur’s photos started regularly appearing on hockey cards produced by Upper Deck and Panini.
Posted on September 27, 2013 – 2:47 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Baseball, Beckett Updates, Football, Hockey, News Categories, Pop Culture News, World Of Sports | 2013 Topps Chrome, 2013 UFC Finest, Alex Galchenyuk, Glover Teixeira, Nail Yakupov, Peyton Manning, Wil Myers, Yasiel Puig | Comments (4)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor
The rookie autographs in 2013 Topps Chrome are selling well in the first week of its release. Guys such as Yasiel Puig, Wil Myers and Manny Machado have been good hits for sellers.
As in any Topps Chrome-type of product, any kind of color is a welcomed site.
Here are the top players out of 2013 Topps Chrome Baseball – consider them all on the Hot List.
Posted on September 27, 2013 – 11:53 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Beckett Updates, Breaker Central, News Categories | 2013 Topps Heritage Minors, milb, minor league baseball, Topps | Comments (1)
Join Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds and Justin Grunert as they rip into boxes of 2013 Topps Heritage Minors in this latest edition of Box Busters.
What will they find inside? Watch and find out …
Posted on September 27, 2013 – 9:26 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Auction News, Beckett Updates, Hockey, News Categories, Vintage News | Classic Auctions, pre-war hockey cards | Comments (0)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Hockey Editor
Classic Auctions has one the most impressive pre-war hockey card collections added to their fall and spring auctions.
There are more than 400 PSA-graded cards in Simon Bourque’s collection from 1910 to 1940, including a 1911-12 Imperial Tobacco C55 set, a 1912-13 Imperial Tobacco C57 set, a 1923-24 William Patterson V145-1 set and a 1924-25 Champ’s Cigarettes C144 set. Bourque’s collection is one of the best on the PSA Registry.
Part one of the set will be auctioned in the fall auction in early October with the second part in the spring.
Posted on September 26, 2013 – 6:49 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Basketball, Beckett Updates, Football, News Categories, World Of Sports | Dynamics Inc., ePlate, Michael Jordan, Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods, Upper Deck | Comments (2)
Collectors may have noticed an interesting card from Upper Deck on the secondary market – UD Infinite.
They included cards of Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy. You can’t find these in any store.
UD Infinite is only available through Dynamics ePlate, a credit card system with special reward programs. They’re not easy to come by. They require consumers to collect a set of 250 digital cards to get one pack.
Posted on September 26, 2013 – 3:26 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Auction News, Basketball, Beckett Updates, News Categories | 100-point game, Philadelphia Warriors, Steiner Sports, Wilt Chamberlain | Comments (2)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Basketball Editor
Thousands and thousands of people have said they were at Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point game.
Way more than the 4,000 or so that actually attended the game in Hershey, Pa. But you can make a claim to being there by winning an auction for a ticket stub in Steiner Sport’s Fall Classic Auction.
Posted on September 26, 2013 – 3:06 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Beckett Updates, Hockey, News Categories | 2013-14 Dominion Hockey, Panini America | Comments (0)
Dominion Hockey is getting its own home again.
The popular hockey release was only found in boxes of Prime in 2012-13 due to the shortened NHL season. This time, 2013-14 Dominion will be back and is scheduled for a Dec. 6 release.
Each hobby box will come with six cards, including four hits.
Posted on September 26, 2013 – 1:34 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Basketball, Beckett Updates, News Categories | 2013-14 Timeless Treasures, NBA rookie cards, Panini America | Comments (0)
The first NBA autograph memorabilia Rookie Cards will appear in 2013-14 Timeless Treasures.
Each five-card pack will come with two autographs, one memorabilia card, one base and one insert. The Rookie Cards will feature acetate-trapped autographs and player-worn memorabilia numbered to 499. These will also have Prime and Laundry Tag versions.
Posted on September 26, 2013 – 1:08 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Beckett Updates, News Categories, Pop Culture News | Big Bang Theory, Breaking Bad, Cryptozoic Entertainment, Ender's Game, Once Upon a Time, Pacific Rim, Sons of Anachy, The Walking Dead | Comments (1)
Cryptozoic is changing the way it makes its autographs announcements.
Rather than wait until the cards are in-house, Cryptozoic will update collectors when it gets an autograph contract. Then will update as the process moves along. This will allow Cryptozoic to inform collectors and distributors what autographs will be in products earlier.
“The fact that this vital information is shared with our community sometimes only weeks before release is something we are aware has caused frustration for our distributors, dealers, and collectors,” Cryptozoic’s Miranda Charsky wrote on the company’s blog. “I think it is really important to acknowledge that we have certainly heard that feedback, and while we think the motivation for this policy was with our collectors’ interests at heart, we have decided we can best serve our customers by altering this policy moving forward.”
Posted on September 25, 2013 – 4:37 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Beckett Updates, News Categories | 2013 Bowman Chrome, 2013 Bowman Chrome Wrapper Redemption, Blue Wave, Topps | Comments (9)
The Blue Waves are back.
Topps announced its wrapper redemption program for 2013 Bowman Chrome on Wednesday and there’s a new twist that collectors can start taking advantage of when the product arrives on Friday.
UPC codes are now eligible, too.
Posted on September 25, 2013 – 9:09 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Beckett Updates, News Categories, Pop Culture News | Adventure Time, Arrow, Cryptozoic Entertainment, Scandal, Supernatural | Comments (1)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor | Commentary
Cryptozoic Entertainment announced four new licenses this weekend at the Philly Non-Sports Card Show.
It picked up Supernatural, Arrow, Scandal and Adventure Time, according to Non-Sports Update.
Posted on September 25, 2013 – 8:26 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Beckett Updates, Football, News Categories | Josh Freeman, Mike Glennon, Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Comments (0)
Collectors will have to keep an eye on one more NFL rookie this weekend.
Tampa Bay’s Mike Glennon will get the start at quarterback over Josh Freeman, NFL.com is reporting.
Posted on September 24, 2013 – 9:30 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Beckett Updates, News Categories | Michael Wacha, Michael Wacha autograph, Michael Wacha no-hitter, MLB, Panini America, St. Louis Cardinals, Topps, USA Baseball | Comments (0)
The rookie almost got the job done.
In just his 15th big-league appearance and ninth start of his career, St. Louis Cardinals rookie right-hander Michael Wacha nearly no-hit the Washington Nationals, losing a no-no to an infield single with two out in the ninth inning Tuesday night in St. Louis.
With the 2-0 victory, he moves to 4-1 with a 2.78 ERA on the season for the NL Central-leading Cardinals after walking just two batters and striking out nine.
The former Texas A&M star has appeared on cards since 2011 when he was a member of the USA Baseball squad. He appears on 260 different cards — 119 of those certified autos — valued at $1,560.25 before the start, according to the Beckett Media database. (Click here for an Online Price Guide or Wacha checklist.)
Posted on September 24, 2013 – 7:30 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Beckett Updates, Football, News Categories | Bilal Powell, DeMarco Murray, Geno Smith, Johnathan Franklin, Justin Houston, Monday Morning Collector, Peyton Manning | Comments (1)
Do I have to say anything more?
He’s been the best player in the NFL so far this early season, perhaps staking claim to the MVP he lost out on last year. Through the first three games, Manning has 12 touchdowns passes.
In Monday night’s 37-21 win over the Oakland Raiders, Peyton Manning completed 32-of-37 throw for 374 yards and three touchdowns. Manning is one of the week’s Veterans of the Week in Monday Morning Collector (by the way, I know it’s Tuesday)
Posted on September 24, 2013 – 5:51 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Beckett Updates, Breaker Central, Football, Industry News, News Categories | Collect Call, David Leiner, featured, MLB, nfl, Redemptions, Topps | Comments (15)
Join Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds as he talks with Topps VP of Finance and Operations David Leiner about redemptions in this latest edition of Collect Call.
What causes redemptions? How much do they cost the company? What’s being done to prevent them? How long does it take to build a set? Find out all this and more in the 25-minute interview.
Posted on September 24, 2013 – 2:38 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Auction News, Basketball, Beckett Updates, News Categories, Vintage News | birth certificate, d, Heritage Auctions, Michael Jordan | Comments (5)
Michael Jeffrey Jordan’s birth certificate is back on the market.
The item – one of MJ’s earliest, most unique items – sold for $26,290 at auction through Heritage in August.
But according to the listing, “the sale was cancelled however because the buyer was unresponsive.”