Posted on February 25, 2014 – 7:39 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail | 2014 Topps Turkey Red, MLB, Topps, Topps.com, Turkey Red | Comments (13)
Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into two boxes of 2014 Topps Turkey Red in this latest edition of Box Busters.
What will he find inside? How can you win a box of your own? Watch and find out …
Posted on February 25, 2014 – 4:46 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Basketball | 2014 Super Break Deluxe Edition Basketball, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Michael Jordan, Pete Maravich, South Bay Baseball Cards | Comments (2)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Basketball Editor
South Bay Baseball Cards will release 2014 Super Break Deluxe Edition Basketball this week.
The Super Break will be available in a limited quantity with just 200 boxes made. Each box will contain 10 items – nine buybacks and one original sketch card.
The price tag comes in around $3,400.
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Posted on February 25, 2014 – 4:20 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Football | 2014 Press Pass Gameday Gallery, football cards, Jadeveon Clowney, Johnny Manziel, Press Pass Inc., Teddy Bridgewater | Comments (0)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Football Editor
Press Pass Gameday Gallery will be a back for a sophomore release this April.
2014 Press Pass Gameday Gallery features artistic renderings of 2014 NFL draft prospects, including Johnny Manziel, Teddy Bridgewater, Jadeveon Clowney, Blake Bortles and dozens more.
Posted on February 20, 2014 – 4:25 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Soccer | 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Prizm, 2014 World Cup, Alexi Lalas, Clint Dempsey, Lionel Messi, Panini America, Pele, Ronaldo, soccer cards | Comments (4)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor
World Cup soccer will be here soon enough. So Panini America is getting ready for the tournament with a new card release – 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Prizm.
The set will feature 24 packs with six cards in each pack. The base set will contain 200 cards with players from all 32 qualifying teams. The World Cup starts June 13 and ends July 12.
The set will feature autographs from many top soccer players. The autographs, which boast a checklist of around 50 players, will have Prizm Signatures (numbered to 25 or less) and Black Prizm Signatures (1-of-1). Some autographs will also include Combo Signatures featuring more one than one player and are numbered to 10 or less.
Announced singers include Lionel Messi, Pelé, Cristiano Ronaldo, Robin van Persie, Clint Dempsey, Tim Howard, Jozy Altidore, Alexi Lalas and others.
Posted on February 20, 2014 – 4:20 pm | Author: chrisolds
Beckett Updates | Beckett Radio | Comments (11)
The latest episode of Beckett Radio is here. Join hosts Derek Ficken and Justin Grunert as they talk to Panini America’s Tracy Hackler with the topics this week including the NBA Jam Session, redemptions and more. Also find out out how you can win a box of 2013-14 Gold Standard basketball cards, too.
Posted on February 20, 2014 – 3:19 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Non-Sports | 2014 Star Trek Movie Trading Cards, Captain Kirk, Chris Pine, Leonard Nimoy, Rittenhouse Archives, SciFi Hobby, Star Trek, Zachary Quinto | Comments (0)
Rittenhouse Archives’ newest product, 2014 Star Trek Movie trading cards, comes out next week on Feb. 26.
The set features the 2009 Star Trek movie and Star Trek Into the Darkness from 2013. Each box will come with 24 packs and six cards in each pack.
There are two autographs in every box and the autographs list is extensive with all the top actors included such as Chris Pine (Captain Kirk), Zachary Quinto (Spock) and Leonard Nimoy (Spock).
Posted on February 20, 2014 – 3:02 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Non-Sports | 2014 Marvel Universe, Marvel Comics, Rittenhouse Archives, SciFi Hobby, Spider-Man | Comments (0)
Marvel Comics is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year
Rittenhouse Archives is joining the party. In 2014 Marvel Universe, the first part of the 75th anniversary cards will be featured as case hits. The 75-card set will be distributed throughout Rittenhouse products this year with the first 25 cards appearing in 2014 Marvel Universe.
Each box of 2014 Marvel Universe will come with 24 packs and five cards in each pack. Each box will also include one color sketch card of a top hero or villain from the Marvel world such as Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and others. More than 100 artists will contribute to the set.
Posted on February 20, 2014 – 11:48 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Non-Sports | 2014 Wacky Packages Chrome, Topps, Wacky Packages | Comments (2)
Wacky Packages is getting the chrome treatment.
Some of the first Wacky Packages releases will be included in 2014 Wacky Packages Chrome with the original 1967 series, 1973 Series, and 1973 Series 3.
Wacky Packages Chrome will include standard Refractors, Blue Refractors (numbered to 50, hobby only), Gold Refractors (numbered to 25, hobby only) and 1-of-1 Superfractors.
Posted on February 20, 2014 – 11:28 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Non-Sports | 2014 Garbage Pail Kids Chrome Original Series 2, Garbage Pail Kids, Garbage Pail Kids Chrome, GPK, John Pound, Topps | Comments (0)
Garbage Pail Kids chrome cards will be back this summer
Topps will release 2014 Garbage Pail Kids Chrome Original Series 2 on July 31 featuring 42 characters.
Posted on February 19, 2014 – 3:44 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Hockey | Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers, NHL Stadium Series, Steiner Sports | Comments (0)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Hockey Editor
The helmet New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist wore during the Stadium Series is up for auction through Steiner Sports.
The helmet features images of New York Yankees stars Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio and Lou Gehrig.
Posted on February 19, 2014 – 3:41 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Hockey | Dr. Brian Price, In The Game Trading Cards, Industry Summit, Kevin Isaacson, Leaf Trading Cards | Comments (31)
With the Industry Summit less than a month away, it seems two vendors from last year’s meet up will not be in attendance.
Leaf Trading Cards and In The Game Inc., will not have booths set up.
Posted on February 19, 2014 – 11:53 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Football | Michael Sam, pre-draft cards, press pass, Topps | Comments (4)
Football player Michael Sam grabbed national attention recently when the prospect announced he was gay. Sam, the Co-Defensive Player of the Year in the SEC from Missouri, could be the first active openly gay player in the NFL if he gets signed.
Card companies are now scrambling to include Sam in their products.
Press Pass and Topps have both announced Sam’s autograph cards will be including in upcoming products.
Posted on February 19, 2014 – 11:42 am | Author: chrisolds
Beckett Contests, Box Busters & Ripping Retail | 2013 Topps Strata, baseball cards, football cards, Topps | Comments (19)
Join Beckett Media analyst Justin Grunert as he rips into a box with a guest and talk about the good ol’ days of collecting in this Back-in-the-Day Break.
They’re opening a box of 2013 Topps Strata football cards, which was provided by Steel City Collectibles. They also provided a box to give away, so watch the video for details on how it can be yours.
Visit www.steelcitycollectibles.com and use promo code BKT5Off to receive $5 off any order of $50 or more.
Posted on February 18, 2014 – 7:41 pm | Author: chrisolds
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Multisport | 2014 Topps U.S. Olympic Team, autographs, Box Break, figure skating, Gracie Gold, Lolo Jones, Meryl Davis, Topps, Winter Olympics | Comments (5)
Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly‘s Chris Olds as he rips into a blaster box of 2014 Topps U.S. Olympic Team cards in this latest episode of Ripping Retail.
What will he find inside the very first pack? Watch and find out …
Posted on February 18, 2014 – 5:04 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2014 Topps Tribute, game-used cards, jumbo Relics, MLB, Relics, Topps, tribute | Comments (8)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor | Commentary
This year’s edition of Topps Tribute arrives on Wednesday with some new design touches on the autographs, some new types of jumbo memorabilia cards and a more futuristic look for the traditionally holoboard-centric brand.
Among the higher-end inclusions? Game-used baseball cards with swatches of varying types, jumbo batting gloves, bat knobs, dual autographs and more. (Click here to view the final checklist as released by Topps.)
Now, while those cards won’t be among the finds in the typical six-pack box of this one — despite its high-end price of about $300 a box — it’s encouraging to see some new tweaks and new testing done in a brand that’s been largely unchanged in the few years since its return. The run of sets have largely carried a feel similar to its 2001 arrival, but it’s a formula that has proven to be popular with plenty of collectors.
See more where this David Ortiz card came from with a gallery of nearly 100 images — after the jump.
Posted on February 18, 2014 – 2:55 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Football | 2013 Topps Museum Collection, Box Busters & Ripping Retail, football cards, nfl, Topps | Comments (1)
Beckett Football Editor Susan Lulgjuraj opens a box of 2013 Topps Museum Collection football cards.
Posted on February 18, 2014 – 2:36 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Football | 2013 Upper Deck USA Football, football cards, Upper Deck, USA Football | Comments (0)
Beckett Football Editor Susan Lulgjuraj open a box of 2013 Upper Deck USA Football.
Posted on February 18, 2014 – 2:18 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Hockey | 2013-14 KHL hockey cards, hockey, Sereal | Comments (0)
Watch as Beckett Hockey Editor Susan Lulgjuraj opens a box of KHL hockey trading cards by SeReal.
Posted on February 17, 2014 – 7:24 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2013 ITG Past, autographs, In The Game, Present and Future, sticker autographs | Comments (12)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
Most card companies know that sticker autographs aren’t a preference for many collectors but the deadlines of card production and busy millionaires’ lives don’t often mesh.
But In The Game may have an alternative to stickers coming in its next baseball product, which owner Brian Price teased on Monday.
ITG called it a ” three-piece autograph card that almost seamlessly integrates the autograph into the card itself.”
Posted on February 17, 2014 – 12:56 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 1976 Topps, Bazooka, Joe Garagiola/Bazooka Bubble Gum Blowing Challenge, Johnny Oates, Kurt Bevacqua, Milwaukee Brewers, Topps | Comments (1)
While preparing the upcoming Vintage Issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly, I stumbled across the video above that documents the making of a memorable, yet obscure card in the 1976 Topps baseball card set.
It’s card No. 564 of Kurt Bevacqua competing in the Joe Garagiola-Bazooka Bubble Gum Blowing Challenge, an apparent league-wide competition to see who could blow the biggest bubble with just five sticks of gum.