Monthly Archives: February 2014

Box Busters: 2013 Topps Museum Collection football

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

Box Busters: 2013 Upper Deck USA Football

Beckett Football Editor Susan Lulgjuraj open a box of 2013 Upper Deck USA Football.

Box Busters: 2013-14 SeReal’s KHL hockey trading cards

Watch as Beckett Hockey Editor Susan Lulgjuraj opens a box of KHL hockey trading cards by SeReal.

In The Game teases a potential “replacement for sticker autos”

But In The Game may have an alternative to stickers coming in its next baseball product, which owner Brian Price teased on Monday.

Just for fun: Looking back at the Joe Garagiola – Bazooka Bubble Gum Blowing Challenge

Card No. 564 in the 1976 Topps set shows Kurt Bevacqua competing in the Joe Garagiola/Bazooka Bubble Gum Blowing Challenge — and now you can watch him win it.

First look: 2014 Leaf Best of Football: Unopened Edition

The company announced 2014 Leaf Best of Football: Unopened Edition, which features sealed football boxes from the last 20 years.

Initial Spring Expo signers include hockey favorites and WWE legend

Names include some of Philadelphia Flyer favorites, recent Calgary stars and a WWE Legend.

Upper Deck releases checklist for 2013-14 NHL Artifacts rookie redemptions

The checklist is ready for Upper Deck’s 2013-14 NHL Artifacts Rookie Redemptions.

Russell Wilson signs his outstanding Panini autograph redemptions

Wilson signed for four hours, which included cards from 2012 Crown Royale, 2012 National Treasures and 2012 Contenders.

Beckett 20 Questions on … collecting vintage

It’s easily a driving force in the hobby, a mainstay of collecting and it’s got nothing to do with the current card companies’ creations, the headlines or even much to do on the field today. It’s vintage.

RareInk offers NBA All-Star Game art set

The set features the starting lineup of the East and West All-Stars, including LeBron James, Steph Curry and Blake Griffin.

Beckett Radio Episode 6 — Talking NBA, Olympics, gaming and more

The latest episode of Beckett Radio is here.

First look: 2013-14 Panini Basketball cards

2013-14 Panini Basketball will hit the shelves in early April with hobby and retail exclusives available throughout the product.

Your Turn: What concerns you the most about collecting vintage cards?

What concerns you the most about collecting vintage cards? What do you like about vintage cards? What makes vintage cards an attractive collecting niche in your mind? Tell us what you think …

Baseball cards create lasting memories for one Derek Jeter collector

For me, Jeter is the Yankees. He is my Mickey Mantle, my Joe DiMaggio, my Babe Ruth.

Derek Jeter plans to retire after 2014 — what’s next for his baseball cards?

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter will retire after the 2014 season — what’s next for his baseball cards? You tell us …

Cheyenne Woods set to share card with Uncle Tiger

Cheyenne Woods, the niece of 11-time PGA Tour Player of the Year and 106-event winner Tiger Woods, will share a signed card with her uncle in 2014 SP Authentic.

First look: 2013-14 In The Game- Used

The product will feature four cards, all with game-used memorabilia.

First look: 2014 Topps Turkey Red baseball cards

Turkey Red is back for another run as an online-exclusive product.

First look: 2013 National Treasures Football cards

Panini’s high-end football product is scheduled to come out in late March with eight cards in every box.

Michael Jordan’s UNC memorabilia sells for nearly $55K

A number of unique college items once belonging to Jordan sold at auction on Sunday for nearly $55,000 at the 2014 Goldin Auctions Winter Auction.

First Look: 2014 Topps Chrome soccer cards

Chrome is coming to the pitch.

Card Gallery: Diamond Kings return in 2014 Donruss — as do other inserts + vote for your favorites

When the newest incarnation of Donruss returns to the baseball card field later this month, it will be the first in several years and the first baseball set under the brand name for Panini America.

First look: 2014 Bowman Chrome baseball cards

Topps is hoping to heat things up in 2014 Bowman Chrome with extra ink and some new inserts.

ESPN Mint Condition: Wrapping up the 2013 football season with Beckett Football

Beckett Football’s Susan Lulgjuraj talks to ESPN Mint Condition about football cards, wrapping up the 2013 season.

Pittsburgh Pirates legend and Hall of Famer Ralph Kiner dies at 91

Hall of Famer Ralph Kiner, who hit 369 home runs in just 10 major-league seasons before becoming a broadcaster for the New York Mets, died Thursday. He was 91.

Topps reveals 2014 football flagship design

The card company revealed the design for 2014 Topps Football on Thursday.

Box Busters: 2014 Topps Series 1 baseball cards

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into boxes of 2014 Topps Series 1 in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Houston’s DeAndre Hopkins reflects on season and autograph changes

Hopkins found himself in an unfamiliar place when the Texans finished the 2013 season losing 14 straight games.

First look: 2014 Sage Hit Low Series Football cards

The 2014 Sage Hit Football Low Series cards will come with six autographs per box and one insert in every pack.

First look: 2014 Press Pass Football cards

Press Pass will deliver six on-card autographs in every hobby box.

First look: 2013-14 Court Kings Basketball cards

The 2013-14 Court Kings Basketball set will feature four different rookie designs, taking inspiration from many modern sports artists

Beckett Media unveils Beckett Auction Services

Beckett Media is proud to announce the launch of its newest product line, Beckett Auction Services.

Chatter Up with Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds … Wednesday on our 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 one-hour session.

Jefferson Burdick’s football collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

For roughly two weeks, more than 100 vintage football cards from Jefferson R. Burdick’s Collection are on display in an exhibit called Gridiron Greats.