Monthly Archives: December 2013

Richard McWilliam dies, Mastro pleads guilty, Panini gets Lillard: A look at the top stories from 2013

The last year had some memorable moments in cards – good and bad.

Beckett Baseball 20 Questions on … prospecting

It’s the dead of winter, but we’re less than a month away from the arrival of the first baseball card set of 2014 — and that also means that the first prospect cards (and spring training) aren’t far behind.

Box Busters: 2013-14 Upper Deck Black Diamond hockey

Watch as Beckett Hockey’s Susan Lulgjuraj opens a box of 2013-14 Upper Deck Black Diamond.

First look: 2013-14 Fleer Showcase Hockey

Upper Deck is revamping its popular Fleer Retro brand into 2013-14 Fleer Showcase Hockey.

Box Busters: 2013 Panini Absolute Football cards

Watch as Beckett Football’s Susan Lulgjuraj opens a box of 2013-14 Absolute Football.

Upper Deck creates Winter Classic cards

Every fan in attendance at The Winter Classic between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings will get a free pack of Upper Deck’s Winter Classic cards.

CHATTER UP with Beckett Media’s Chris Olds … New Year’s Day 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. There will be prize for active chatters during the two-hour session.

Box Busters: 2013 Topps Strata Football cards

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

Box Busters: 2013-14 Upper Deck Team Canada hockey cards

Beckett Hockey’s Susan Lulgjuraj opens a box of 2013-14 Team Canada Hockey cards.

First look: 2014 Topps Star Wars Chrome Perspectives

Topps’ latest Star Wars set will look at the different sides of the fight for the galaxy – in chrome.

Salt Lake City collector nabs every Flawless Rookie Card

The longtime basketball collector was intrigued by 2012-13 Flawless basketball from Panini America.

Chatter Up with Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds … Christmas night 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. There will be prize for active chatters during the two-hour session.

Box Busters: 2013 Upper Deck Thor the Dark World

Join Chris Olds and Bryan Hornbeck as they rip into a box of 2013 Upper Deck Thor The Dark World cards in this latest episode of Box Busters.

Leaf acquires Famous Fabrics’ assets

Leaf Trading Cards has acquired the assets of the company from In The Game, the companies announced on Wednesday.

Box Busters: 2013 Topps 75th trading cards

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Bryan Hornbeck and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2013 Topps 75th in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2013 Totally Certified Football cards

Beckett Football’s Susan Lulgjuraj opens a box of 2013 Totally Certified Football from Panini America.

Box Busters: 2013-14 Totally Certified Basketball cards

Beckett Basketball’s Susan Lulgjuraj opens a box of 2013-14 Totally Certified basketball.

Box Busters: 2013-14 Panini Timeless Treasures basketball cards

Beckett Basketball Editor Susan Lulgjuraj opens a box 2013-14 Timeless Treasures basketball.

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. There will be prize for active chatters during the two-hour session.

Box Busters: 2013 Topps Five Star baseball cards

Join Beckett Baseball’s Brian Fleischer and Chris Olds as they rip into a box of 2013 Topps Five Star in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Panini becomes presenting sponsor for NFLPA Collegiate Bowl Game

The third annual NFLPA showcase features top draft-eligible prospects from across the country.

Panini America to offer exclusive packs for Boxing Day in Canada

The United States got a Black Friday promotion, and now Panini America is giving Canada an exclusive Boxing Day (Dec. 26) promotion.

Upper Deck includes former Yale hockey star on Heroic Inspirations card in Series 1

The latest person to appear on an Upper Deck Heroic Inspiration card is Mandi Schwartz.

Newest Upper Deck employee cards feature Michael Jordan autograph

Upper Deck is known for its special employee-only creations, and this year’s item stands out for a number of reasons.

The King and S.I. — New Jersey collector pursues lifelong autograph project

Imagine a collecting challenge that spans decades into the past and has at least one new autograph addition arriving every single week.

First look: 2013-14 Pinnacle Basketball cards

Panini America is bringing 2013-14 Pinnacle to NBA cards in mid-January with monster hobby boxes with 10 30-card packs in each box.

Box Busters: 2013 Topps Turkey Red Football

Beckett Football Editor Susan Lulgjuraj opens a box of 2013 Topps Turkey Red, a Topps.com exclusive.

First look: 2014 Leaf Legends of the Link Golf

Each box of 2014 Legends of the Links Golf will contain a cut autograph (single or double) and tournament-used signed scorecards.

Michael Jordan ‘flu game’ sneakers sell for more than $100K

The sneakers Michael Jordan wore during his famous “flu game” sold for $104,765 through Grey Flannel Auctions on Thursday.

Santa Claus coming to a Strata football box near you

Topps is bringing Santa Claus to collectors this year.

Collecting blues: What to do when your favorite player finds a new team

But what happens when one of your favorite players on your favorite team decides to pack his bags?

MacKinnon, Monahan represent trade cards in Team Canada set

rade Card 1 will represent Nathan MacKinnon and Trade Card 2 will be Sean Monahan.

2013 Leaf Ink Football to release next week

Leaf is releasing 2013 Leaf Ink Football, a limited product.

Beckett 20 Questions on … collecting autographs

For the next issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly, we’ll once again be taking a look at autographs. Among the selections, of course, will be 20 Questions. We want to know what you think.

Box Busters: 2013 Garbage Pail Kids Mini cards

Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor Susan Lulgjuraj opens a box 2013 Garbage Pail Kids Mini cards.