Monthly Archives: November 2013

Box Busters: Panini Black Friday packs and Golden Age box highlights

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into some Panini America Black Friday packs after buying a 2013 Panini Golden Age box in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Corny or cool? Leaf puts cornstalks into cards

They’ve been built, will you come looking for them?

First look: 2013-14 Totally Certified hockey cards

Totally Certified was supposed to make its debut in hockey last season. However, the abbreviated hockey season pushed the product back into this season’s calendar.

First look: 2014 Bowman football cards

Bowman Football will hit in June this year jammed with rookies for the 2014 season.

National Hockey Card Day returns to the U.S. for third straight year

National Hockey Card Day is slated for January 18, 2014 in Canada and the United States.

Box Busters: 2013 Topps Heritage High Number set — with 100-card visual checklist (including card backs)

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into a 2013 Topps Heritage High Number baseball card set in this latest Box Busters video and see all 100 cards in the set — front and back — right here.

First look: 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter baseball cards (with preliminary checklist)

Allen & Ginter is back for its ninth edition — and this year it’s adding metal and pop-up cards into the mix.

Box Busters: 2014 Topps U.S. Winter Olympics

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Chris Olds and Bryan Hornbeck as they rip into a box of 2014 Topps U.S. Winter Olympics in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Panini America develops reward program for card shops

Panini America is offering a special rewards program to local card shops.

The Highland Mint to donate proceeds from collectibles to U.S. Navy Seals

The Highland Mint is raising money for U.S. Navy Seals through this project.

First look: 2013 Topps Turkey Red Football Cards

2013 Topps Turkey Red is back as an online-only exclusive for football.

First look: 2014 Donruss baseball cards

Donruss is back in baseball.

Chatter Up with Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds … Wednesday on the Beckett Media Facebook page

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.

Companies prepare for Black Friday — where the industry’s creativity continues to show

These aren’t your mother’s or father’s approaches to buying sports cards. Heck, they aren’t even your way of buying cards a few years ago.

First look: 2013-14 SPx Hockey cards

UD will put UD Trilogy Update cards in 2013-14 SPx, which is scheduled to come out in February.

Topps Chrome Football full of photo variations

The variation photos should look familiar. The same poses were used on variation cards in 2013 Topps Football.

Family’s love of collectibles turns into a family business

Chuck Whisman’s home was filled with trading cards and memorabilia. Even his young daughters would comment on how their dining room table was completely hidden by the goods.

Collecting USA: On the road with Baseball Card Exchange buyer Reed Kasaoka

Imagine your job is to get in a Ryder truck and drive from city to city to examine card collections, make offers, buy cards and load the truck for your next stop. Mile markers, highways, iTunes and baseball cards are your best friends for days on end — if you’re even sure what day it is.

Topps signs Mark McGwire to autograph deal

The former single-season home run champion and Bash Brother is back.

Box Busters: 2012-13 Exquisite Collection Basketball

Beckett Basketball Editor Susan Lulgjuraj opened a box of 2012-13 Exquisite Collection. Check out her reaction to the big hit.

Box Busters: 2013 Topps Chrome Football

Beckett Football Editor Susan Lulgjuraj opens a box of 2013 Topps Chrome Football.

Box Busters: 2013 Bowman Sterling Football

Beckett Football’s Susan Lulgjuraj opens a box of 2013 Bowman Sterling Football cards.

Nate “Tiny” Archibald teams with past NBA stars in a new memorabilia company

Those efforts extend to Archibald’s latest project with his business partner Michael Dachs. The pair has teamed to create the company Inkredible where they are selling signed photo basketballs called “Stat Balls.”

Topps adds Mexican National Team cards to upcoming Major League Soccer set

Topps is adding some extra futbol into its next Major League Soccer release.

Box Busters: 2014 Press Pass racing cards

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Chris Olds and Justin Grunert as they rip into boxes of 2014 Press Pass racing cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2013 TRISTAR TNA Impact Glory wrestling cards

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Chris Olds and Bryan Hornbeck as they rip into boxes of 2013 TRISTAR TNA Glory wrestling cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Leaf offers interesting Pink Ribbon Inscriptions in 2013 Sports Heroes

Ric Flair is not just throwing his support behind the fight against breast cancer, but doing so in a way that should get noticed.

Box Busters: 2013 Panini Prizm Perennial Draft Picks baseball cards

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into boxes of 2013 Panini Prizm Perennial Draft Picks in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2013 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects baseball cards

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into boxes of 2013 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects in this latest edition of Box Busters.

First look: 2013 Topps Heritage High Number baseball

Topps Heritage High Numbers are back this year and some of the top rookies from 2013 will be included.

LeBron James 16-autograph Exquisite card shows up

It’s 16 autographs of LeBron James on one card.

Box Busters: The Beach Boys from Panini America

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Bryan Hornbeck and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2013 The Beach Boys from Panini America in this latest edition of Box Busters.

First look: 2014 Press Pass Five Star racing cards

Press Pass is putting out 2014 Five Star Racing in time for the next season.

Full checklist of 2013 Topps Chrome football released

Topps has included 60 rookie autographs in 2013 Topps Chrome.

Topps releases 2013 Garbage Pail Kids Mini Cards

For $49.99 a box, collectors will get 24 packs with eight cards in each pack.