Monthly Archives: January 2014

‘Miracle on Ice’ team draws a crowd more than 30 years later

Some of the team’s biggest names, such as Mike Eruzione, Jim Craig and Ken Morrow, attended the show the weekend of Jan. 12-13.

Rittenhouse bringing Sarah Michelle Gellar autos to new Buffy set

Buffy the Vampire Slayer star never signed autographs for Inkworks’ Buffy sets despite there being more than 10 sets produced.

Does Greg Oden’s return mean it’s time to get his cards out of storage?

Oden made his return to the NBA on Wednesday night after missing four years.

Ivan Lovegren’s web series looks at the funny moments in collecting

Sometimes the best stories are the ones that don’t always work in your favor, but are enough for a good laugh – or video series – down the road.

Your Turn: What’s your favorite “other” card?

We want you to show us your favorite cards — as long as they aren’t the norm. Show us and tell us about your favorite “other” card or set in the comments below.

Press Pass adds bonus Earnhardt cards to returning Five Star brand

Five Star is back for racing collectors and so is the No. 3 — and Dale Earnhardt, too.

Beckett 20 Questions on … the “other” sports and other collecting options

Majority rules. That might be the best way to describe the sports card landscape and collecting habits these days. The sports that the most people like get the most attention and the most products.

Chatter Up with Beckett Media’s Chris Olds … tonight on the Beckett 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.

First look: 2014 Topps Pro Debut minor league baseball cards

The date for Topps’ minor-league call-up is June 4.

Box Busters: 2013 Topps UFC Bloodlines MMA cards

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

First look: 2013-14 Panini Intrigue Basketball cards

The sophomore edition of Panini Intrigue will hit the shelves in April.

First look: 2014 In The Game’s StickWork

In The Game is coming out with a unique set featuring a set full of game-used hockey sticks.

First look: 2014 Topps Finest baseball cards

It’s added color, it’s added nods to the past, it’s added Hot Boxes and more. And it all arrives in 2014 Finest when it arrives in hobby shops on Aug. 13.

Hobby Pulse Poll: Which recently released baseball product gets your cash?

Hobby Pulse Poll: Which recently released baseball product gets your cash?

First look: 2013-14 Crown Royale Hockey cards

In late February, Panini will release 2013-14 Crown Royale Hockey with inserts and autographs set around the popular brand.

Ripping Retail Retro: 1992 Pro Line football cards

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Chris Olds as he rips into a box of 1992 Pro Line football cards, one of the earliest brands to guarantee an autographed card in every box, in this latest edition of Ripping Retail.

Beckett Grading to host James Spence on Saturday

Beckett Grading Services will host James Spence Authentication for on-site autograph authentication at Beckett Media headquarters on Saturday (Jan. 11) for collectors who are interested in professional grading or need items examined and/or slabbed.

Box Busters: 2013-14 Topps English Premier League Gold Premier

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into boxes of 2013 Topps Premier Gold soccer in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2013 Panini Select baseball cards

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

Michael Jordan’s UNC diploma and recruiting letters up for auction

A number of unique Michael Jordan items have hit the auction block.

Box Busters: 2013 Bowman Sterling baseball cards

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

First look: 2013 Fleer Retro Football cards

000000Tweet By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Football Editor Upper Deck’s twist on Fleer cards is making a return – 2013 Fleer Retro Football will be out this spring. Each box will contain two autographs. Some of the autographs are included on designs such Great of the Game and Skybox Premium Prime Time Rookies. The base […]

Beckett Radio: Episode 1 — Talking NFL Playoffs, the Baseball Hall of Fame & more

Welcome to this first edition of Beckett Radio. Join hosts Derek Ficken and Justin Grunert as they give you an introduction on what Beckett Radio has to offer and talk some sports. Don’t forget to check out a new show every Thursday at 4 p.m. Central.

Hall of Fame voters got it right — because there is no wrong answer

The Hall of Fame voting is in and Baseball Writers’ Association of America got it right.

First look: 2013-14 Titanium Basketball cards

Panini America is bringing the Titanium name to basketball.

First look: 2014 Press Pass Total Memorabilia Gallery Edition

Press Pass is putting a twist on its Total Memorabilia racing line.

Panini reveals rookie redemptions for 2012-13 Certified and Limited hockey

The players include a slew of those featured in the Double Rookie Class such as Nail Yakupov, Tomas Hertl and Nathan MacKinnon.

Who gets the nod in the Beckett.com readers’ Baseball Hall of Fame vote?

We figured we should let you vote for the Hall of Fame, too, though we see that many stars from the past have card values that are a shell of their primes — one sign that collectors aren’t buying like they were and they probably aren’t buying some of the denials.

First look: 2014 Topps Chrome baseball cards

“Many have tried to imitate it, but there’s only one Topps Chrome.”

Panini to release Titanium in Canada only

Panini America has changed the way its releasing 2013-14 Titanium Hockey cards.

Box Busters: 2013 Topps Triple Threads Football

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

CHATTER UP with Beckett Media’s Chris Olds … Wednesday night on the Beckett 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.

Tiger talks autos in behind-the-scenes signing video

Upper Deck went behind the scenes for an Upper Deck Authenticated signing with Woods.

CONTEST: Tell us your 2014 collecting resolutions

New year, new goals.

Box Busters: 2013 Ultimate Collection football cards

Join Beckett Football’s Dan Hitt and Derek Ficken as they rip into boxes of 2013 Ultimate Collection from Upper Deck in this latest edition of Box Busters.