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Posted on October 29, 2013 – 2:10 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Basketball | 2012-13 Flawless Basketball, Damian Lillard, Panini America | Comments (4)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Basketball Editor
Panini Flawless Basketball has been a hot topic the last couple of days.
How could it not?
A $1,500-a-pack product (that’s been the going price through many card dealers) and cards selling on the secondary market for thousands … and I mean thousands of dollars.
Here is one of the biggest hits to make it out of 2012-13 Flawless Basketball – a 1/1 Damian Lillard Diamond card. The Buy It Now price on eBay is only $29,999.
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Posted on October 29, 2013 – 11:26 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Basketball | Golden State Warriors, NBA, Steph Curry, Stephen Curry | Comments (0)
By Dan Good | Contributing Writer
Stephen Curry’s breakout moment came in the half-court shadows.
His Golden State Warriors were facing off against powerhouse San Antonio in the second round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs. Game One, and Curry was putting on a clinic – raining threes, nailing behind-the-back passes, even picking the ball up from the floor to knock down the jumper.
Curry’s teammates erupted from the sidelines, holding their hands against their heads in disbelief.
With 40 seconds left in the third quarter, his heels nipping across the giant ‘Spurs’ logo at center court, Tony Parker in his face, Curry launched one final shot.
Twenty-two points in the quarter.
Curry pointed to the rafters, and when the Spurs called a timeout to regroup, he punched the air and screamed. All the recruiters who said he was undersized, the skeptics who wondered if he could stay healthy, the doubters, the critics … Redemption.
Posted on October 29, 2013 – 10:24 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Hockey | Edmonton Oilers, Edmonton Oilers Collection, hockey, Mark Messier, Nail Yakupov, NHL, Ryan Nugent Hopkins, Taylor Hall, Upper Deck, Wayne Gretzky | Comments (0)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Hockey Editor
Upper Deck is creating a set strictly for Edmonton Oilers fans.
The Edmonton Oilers Collection will feature 10 packs per box with 10 cards in each pack. Each box will have three autographs, two manufactured patches and five rainbow foil parallels.
The Oilers have a long history with some of the best players including Wayne Gretzky, Mark Messier and Grant Fuhr. The set will also include Edmonton’s newest stars such as Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Nail Yakupov.
Posted on October 29, 2013 – 9:12 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Football | 2013 Leaf Best of Football, Leaf Trading Cards | Comments (0)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Football Editor
Leaf is bringing certified autographs, vintage packs and rare Rookie Cards to 2013 Leaf Best of Football.
Each box will contain two cards: one original art card and one other card that could be a buyback, slabbed card, Rookie Card or a redemption for a vintage wax box or pack.
Posted on October 28, 2013 – 7:49 pm | Author: chrisolds
Beckett Contests, Beckett Updates | Chatter Up, Chris Olds, Facebook, Facebook chat | Comments (2)
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. Thanks to Topps for this week’s prizes, which will go out to active chatters during the two-hour session.
(Click here to find the image above and leave an early comment there if you can’t make it — also look for the early bird question now for a shot at a prize.)
If you miss the chat, be back on the page next week.
Posted on October 28, 2013 – 5:14 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Basketball, Beckett Grading Services, Football, Hockey, Racing | Beckett Grading Services, Beckett Sports Card Monthly, Beckett Updates, Behind the Scenes, Blowout Cards, BSCM Behind the scenes, Dave & Adams Card World, Panini America, press pass, sports card printing, Topps, Upper Deck | Comments (3)
Just a small view from the warehouse floor of the Baseball Card Exchange. You can see a much grander scene in the next issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly — the Behind The Scenes Issue.
By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor
Step through the door of a card company and you might be surprised that what’s inside isn’t all wax packs and bubble gum.
The reality is that in many instances the locations that help sports cards come to life — or come to your door — look a lot like everywhere else but with hints and touches that there might be something unique, something creative, going on at times.
Armed with a checklist of photo ideas — blanket categories or concepts that might not apply to all locations — we recruited talent behind the scenes at several card companies and other businesses in the industry to present a visual story of what things look like everyday in the parts of the hobby you probably don’t see.
Posted on October 28, 2013 – 12:02 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Basketball | 2012-13 Exquisite Collection Basketball, LeBron James, Michael Jordan, Upper Deck | Comments (2)
All on-card, all the time – that’s way 2012-13 Upper Deck Exquisite Collection Basketball will be for collectors.
Each box of Exquisite will have one pack of six cards with five on-card autographs with a rookie or base card numbered to 99 or fewer. Upper Deck will feature autographs from Michael Jordan and LeBron James and many of the all-time greats. The release will also be limited.
The rookies will include players from the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons.
Posted on October 28, 2013 – 9:52 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Football | Andre Ellington, Andy Dalton, Calvin Johnson, Megatron, Monday Morning Collector | Comments (4)
Calvin Johnson, WR, Detroit Lions
Megatron nearly broke the single-game receiving yards record with 329 yards against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. He added a touchdown in the 31-30 win.
2007 Exquisite Collection #130 Calvin Johnson JSY AU RC
2007 Playoff National Treasures #107 Calvin Johnson JSY AU RC
2007 SP Authentic #291 Calvin Johnson JSY AU RC
Posted on October 25, 2013 – 2:45 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail | 2013 Topps, Babe Ruth, Babe Ruth autograph, Beckett Grading Services, New York Yankees | Comments (6)
Join Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds as he interviews Stacy, a collector from Georgia, about a pretty big card she pulled from her first wax box.
The card came through Beckett Grading Services on Friday.
Her mailday video of the unboxing of the redemption can be seen below.
Posted on October 25, 2013 – 10:00 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Basketball | 2013-14 Panini Prizm Basketball, Panini America | Comments (1)
Panini America debuted its Prizm brand in basketball last year.
The second installment of 2013-14 Panini Prizm will come out Dec. 18 with 20 packs in every box.
Panini is adding more parallels to Prizm. It will feature new Die-Cut Purple Prizm (numbered to 49) and Black Prizm 1-of-1s for the first time in basketball.