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Posted on October 31, 2013 – 4:59 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail | 2013 Topps Triple Threads, autographs, MLB, Relics, Topps, Triple Threads | Comments (6)
Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into boxes of 2013 Topps Triple Threads in this latest edition of Box Busters.
What will they find inside? Watch and find out …
Posted on October 31, 2013 – 4:36 pm | Author: chrisolds
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Racing | 2013 Press Pass Legends, NASCAR, press pass | Comments (4)
Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly‘s Chris Olds and Justin Grunert as they rip into boxes of 2013 Press Pass Legends racing cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.
Posted on October 31, 2013 – 4:26 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail | 2013 SuperBox Rookies & Phenoms, baseball cards, BGS, MLB, The SuperBox, Yasiel Puig | Comments (1)
Join Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds as he rips into a 2013 SuperBox in this latest edition of Box Busters.
What will he find inside? Watch and find out …
Posted on October 31, 2013 – 12:46 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2013 Panini America's Pastime, Los Angeles Dodgers, MLBPA, Panini America, Yasiel Puig | Comments (2)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
The national pastime is Panini America‘s pastime — and an upcoming new baseball card line shows it.
The next high-end baseball card release from the Texas-based company is 2013 Panini America’s Pastime, which will arrive in December with Dodgers rookie Yasiel Puig as well as long-time stars and retired legends in the fold.
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Posted on October 31, 2013 – 10:45 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Hockey | 2013 Sportscard & Memorabilia Expo, Fall Expo, Toronto Fall Expo, Upper Deck, Upper Deck Authenticated | Comments (0)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Hockey Editor
Upper Deck has announced its plans for the 2013 Sportscard & Memorabilia Expo – that’s the Fall Expo for the rest of you.
Exclusive Priority Signings are back with a new design. Collectors can get autographs of players such as Alex Galchenyuk, Brendan Gallagher, Patrick Roy, Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin and more on these cards only found at the Expo.
Posted on October 31, 2013 – 10:15 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Hockey | hockey, hockey cards, In The Game, itg, NHL, NHLPA | Comments (3)
The 2013-14 hockey season is underway and in just a few days, the trading card season is set to take off in a big way. Upper Deck Series 1 and Panini Select come out with the first products featuring rookies from both 2012-13 and 2013-14.
But collectors may get another option soon.
In The Game submitted a proposal for an NHL Players Association license, Beckett Media confirmed.
Posted on October 30, 2013 – 10:32 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | Big Papi, Boston Red Sox, David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, Koji Uehara, Panini America, Red Sox World Series champions, Topps | Comments (4)
The Boston Red Sox are your World Series champions. Who do you think is Boston’s biggest winner on cardboard? Tell us with your vote or in the comments below.
Whose cardboard wins most with a World Series title?
Posted on October 30, 2013 – 6:26 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Just for Fun | 2014 Topps Archives, autographs, Bob Uecker, Charlie Sheen, Cleveland Indians, Corbin Bernsen, David S. Ward, Dennis Haysbert, featured, Harry Doyle, Jobu, Los Angeles Dodgers, Lou Brown, Major League, MLB, movie memorabilia, Paramount, Pedro Cerrano, Rene Russo, Ricky Vaughn, Steve Yeager, Tom Berenger, Topps, totally fake baseball cards, Wesley Snipes, Willie Mays Hayes | Comments (10)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor | Commentary & Opinion
When Topps announced on Tuesday that it intends to produce Major League baseball cards as part of its Archives product next year, I was filled with all sorts of thoughts and nearly left speechless with one thought.
Jobu on a baseball card?
And there definitely were a few internal expletives, too. After all, it’s Major League — the greatest baseball movie ever made. (I said it!)
But after the initial shock wore off that my favorite baseball movie was really coming to officially licensed MLB- and studio-backed cardboard — something I have imagined many times through the years — the questions began. How many “players” will be on basic cards? Who might sign those 1989 Topps remakes? How many per box? Per case? Forget when pitchers and catchers report … how many days is it until May 28?
I emailed Topps for clarification of details after Tuesday’s story and asked how deep the checklist might go for the set commemorating the film’s 25th anniversary. There were no new details … yet.
Then, I started wondering what the cards might look like. After all, the film came out 25 years ago and the images used for its marketing are relatively limited. (Posters, press kits, lobby cards — you name it, I collect it when it comes to this film. There’s not enough, and it’s not up for sale often.) So that’s when I decided to build my own checklist and envision some things for myself with the help of some DVD screenshots and my copy of Photoshop.
Consider this my third installment (first one here; second one here) of Totally Fake Baseball Cards — but with these 21 cards potentially coming to life next spring … check ‘em out.
Posted on October 30, 2013 – 11:46 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Non-Sports | Cryptozoic, Cryptozoic Entertainment, Katey Sagal, Ron Perlman, Sons of Anarchy | Comments (3)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor
Sons of Anarchy could be an interesting set for Cryptozoic.
When you first looked at the basic information, there were a couple of big names missing from the initial autograph checklist.
Fans of SOA should take another look at the trading cards set due out next years. Cryptozoic recently announced it got Katey Sagal and Ron Perlman to sign a three-set deal.
Posted on October 29, 2013 – 4:17 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 1989 topps, 2014 Topps Archives, Corbin Bernsen, featured, Major League, Tom Berenger, Topps | Comments (31)
Lou Brown would be proud.
Topps offered the first looks and basic product information for 2014 Topps Archives on Tuesday afternoon, and there are some notable new inclusions that have never been done before with major leaguers.
It’s including Major Leaguers.
That’s right, stars of the 1989 movie Major League will be among those signing for the product — cards styled with the 1989 Topps design and with character names and studio licensing that allows for use of the film’s logo as well as images as it celebrates its 25th anniversary. So far, Tom Berenger and Corbin Bernsen have signed on for this one. (Could past Topps signer Charlie Sheen be far behind?)