Monthly Archives: December 2013

First look: 2014 Bowman Platinum baseball cards

Bowman is going platinum for the fifth time.

Dave & Adam’s & GTS offer U.S. collectors chance to grab Japanese MLB cards

Are you ready for the arrival of 2013 Topps Supreme baseball cards?

Your Turn: What autograph-hounding tales do you have? + win a Hall of Famer’s autograph

If you’ve ever hounded for autographs, you probably have a favorite story — and we want to hear it.

Managerial debut cards aren’t as illustrious as legendary careers

All three managers elected to the Hall of Fame on Monday had Rookie Cards as players — but they also have debut cards noting their times as managers.

VIDEO: Upper Deck talks innovation with NHL.com

NHL.com went behind the scenes to show some of innovations by UD in hockey cards.

Jesse Owens’ Olympic gold medal sells for record $1.4 million

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor An Olympic gold medal Jesse Owens won at the 1936 Berlin Games has sold for a record $1.4 million through SCP Auctions on Sunday. Pittsburgh Penguins co-owner Ron Burkle won the medal at auction, according to the Associated Press. He paid $1,466,574.

First look: 2014 Topps Series 2 baseball cards

The new year isn’t yet here — but the first glimpse at Series 2 is.

Golf and hockey star autographs in 2012-13 Exquisite Collection Basketball

There are several non-basketball autographs in Exquisite such as key players in racing, baseball, golf and hockey.

Card Gallery: 2013 Topps Five Star baseball

The sophomore release of Topps’ highest-priced baseball card brand, Five Star, has begun to trickle onto eBay (click to view) with some of the rookie-year concerns alleviated.

Canseco’s back, waiting on Major Leaguers, modified vintage plans … there’s no off-season for cards

Sure, the baseball card landscape is not as busy as they days of several licensed major manufacturers in baseball like, say, a decade ago, but all of the recent product announcements are still proof that there’s no offseason for cardboard.

Topps helps group breakers get kicking on Premier Gold soccer product

Topps is giving away a pair of game-used Cristiano Ronaldo cleats.

Panini Authentic inks E.J. Manuel to exclusive deal

Panini Authentic added another football player to its stable.

Holiday Gift Guide for sports collectors

Buying gifts for a sports card or memorabilia collector can be tough if you’re not one yourself.

Michael Jordan 16-autograph Exquisite card surfaces

The Michael Jordan 16-autograph card from 2012-13 Exquisite Collection surfaced.

First look: 2013 Topps FIve Star baseball cards final checklist

Topps has released the final checklist for 2013 Topps Five Star, which arrives on Friday.

First look: 2013-14 Gold Standard basketball cards

Each 10-card hobby box will come with four autographs and one memorabilia card – leaving a lot of room to chase down that base set and variations.

Who would you rather collect: Michael Carter-Williams or Victor Oladipo?

Michael Carter-Williams and Victor Oladipo are two of the hottest rookies in the NBA.

Hobby Pulse Poll: Jacoby Ellsbury is a New York Yankee … now what for his cardboard?

Jacoby Ellsbury is a Yankee What does that mean for his cardboard? Tell us by taking our three-question poll …

Is Russell Wilson worth the wait?

Collectors were able to pull his autograph cards in early products, but many mid- and late-season products contained redemptions for the Seattle quarterback’s signature.

First look: 2013-14 Upper Deck Series 2 hockey cards

Upper Deck Series 2 is capturing cards in its new set that didn’t make into the first go-around.

First look: 2013-14 Heroes & Prospects hockey cards

Collectors will find two to three autographs and memorabilia cards of each.

First look: 2013-14 Elite basketball cards

Elite will come out in late January with 20 packs and five cards in each pack.

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.