Posted on March 31, 2014 – 4:10 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Football, Just for Fun, Non-Sports | Americana, autographs, Bob Dylan, Golden Age, Jann Wenner, Joe Namath, John Schnatter, Panini America, Panini Golden Age, Papa John, Papa John's pizza, Pete Rose, Rolling Stone, San Diego Chicken, Ted Giannoulas | Comments (10)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor | Commentary
A new baseball season is officially here, though on cardboard we’ve been going for a few months now. We’ve seen the newest from Topps Heritage, Museum Collection and more from the fully licensed Topps offerings, while Panini America has been a tad quieter on the baseball card front with the just popular revival of Donruss active and plenty of teasers for its next set, Prizm, telling us that it’s on its way.
That got me thinking, though. We’re also likely to soon see teasers for the next chapter of Golden Age, the third installment of cards featuring the “nation’s greatest athletes, entertainers and newsmakers from the Golden Age of America.” It’s that added extra in there — entertainers and newsmakers — along with an autograph (or two) in every single box that’s made the brand one of my favorites the last couple of years.
That got me thinking … which five autographs would I want to see in this year’s set?
Well, here goes …
Read More »
Posted on March 31, 2014 – 3:33 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Football | 2014 Inception Football, football cards, nfl, Topps | Comments (3)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Football Editor
Topps’ first 2014 high-end NFL product will come out in August with 2014 Inception.
Topps will include three hits in every box with at least two autographs. The third hit will be either a Jumbo Jersey or Patch Relic Card. Each box will also include two veteran base cards and two veteran parallels.
The base set will consist of 100 NFL veterans with 10 short-print variations featuring veterans in images from their rookie season. Parallels for the base set include Green, Purple, Magenta, Red, Blue, and Framed Printing Plates.
Posted on March 31, 2014 – 11:13 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2014 Topps Series 1, baseball cards, Spring Fever, Topps | Comments (6)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
Spring training is over — but Spring Fever is just getting started.
Topps‘ Spring Fever card shop promotion, that is.
The hobby shop promotion begins today, March 31, with a pack of five Spring Fever cards going to each collector who purchases 16 packs of 2014 Topps Series 1 at a participating hobby shop.
Some of the bonus packs will include certified autographs.
You can see more of the cards … after the jump.
Posted on March 31, 2014 – 9:42 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | baseball cards, derek jeter, george springer, Javier Baez, Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Wacha, mike trout, Nick Castellanos, Opening Day, player to watch, Prince Fielder, Yasiel Puig | Comments (12)
We’ve had the holidays of the first baseball card sets of the year, we’ve had international games that count and we’ve had a night game, too.
But today is Opening Day.
Today is the day it all officially begins in full, so today’s the day we ask a simple question of you, the collectors.
Who is the player to watch this season?
Posted on March 29, 2014 – 11:40 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Basketball | 2013-14 UD Black, Michael Jordan, Upper Deck | Comments (5)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Basketball Editor
Black is back.
Upper Deck brought UD Black back as a standalone basketball product this season. Each box comes with two packs with three cards in each pack.
The packs contain a number of different types of autographs such as Rookie Lustrous Signatures and Arena Art Booklets.
Check out the gallery below of UD Black and let us know what you think in the comments.
Posted on March 28, 2014 – 1:58 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Racing | 2014 American Thunder racing, 2014 Cup Chase, 2014 Redline Racing, 2015 Legends Racing, 2015 Press Pass, 2015 Total Memorabilia Racing, press pass, racing cards | Comments (3)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor
The Press Pass racing calendar will be smaller.
The preliminary schedule includes just six products on the upcoming calendar, putting out a racing product every other month.
The Press Pass racing schedule is as follow (subject to change):
American Thunder: May 14
Redline: July 23
Cup Chase (Showbound): Sept. 10
Press Pass 2015: Nov. 19
Total Memorabilia: Jan. 14
Legends: March 11
Posted on March 28, 2014 – 12:01 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Hockey | 2013-14 Dominion Hockey, 2013-14 Rookie Anthology Hockey, hockey cards, NHL, Panini America | Comments (0)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Hockey Editor
Updates to all of Panini’s hockey products will be out in May with 2013-14 Rookie Anthology Hockey.
The updates will find collectors with new chase elements in products such as Prizm, Crown Royale and Titanium. However, Rookie Anthology will also be the home to 2013-14 Dominion hockey cards with Rookie Autograph Patches, Peerless Patches and Rookie Ensigns.
Each box of Rookie Anthology will have 10 packs with five cards in each pack. There will be four hits in every box with at least two autographs.
Posted on March 28, 2014 – 11:36 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Football | 2013 Fleer Retro Football, Upper Deck | Comments (3)
Upper Deck is offering collectors an incentive to open 2013 Fleer Retro Football.
Collectors who buy three boxes of 2013 Fleer Retro through an Upper Deck Certified Diamond Dealer will be eligible to receive a free autograph bonus pack, the company announced Wednesday. Fleer Retro Football is schedule to come out April 2,
Each incentive pack contains three autographed cards from 2013 rookies that are exclusive to these packs.
Posted on March 27, 2014 – 9:23 pm | Author: chrisolds
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Football | 2014 Press Pass Gallery Edition, box breaks, press pass | Comments (1)
Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Chris Olds and Derek Ficken as they rip into boxes of 2014 Press Pass Gallery Edition football cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.
What will they find inside? Watch and find out …
Posted on March 27, 2014 – 9:22 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Hockey | 2013-14 In The Game Used, hockey cards, In The Game | Comments (1)
Beckett Hockey’s Susan Lulgjuraj opens a box of 2013-14 In The Game Used. Watch the video to see what she pulled.
Posted on March 27, 2014 – 9:17 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Basketball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail | 2013-14 UD Black Basketball, basketball cards, NCAA, Upper Deck | Comments (3)
Join Beckett Basketball’s Susan Lulgjuraj as she opens a box of 2013-14 UD Black Basketball.
To see a list of UD Black Basketball cards on eBay, click here.
Posted on March 27, 2014 – 2:26 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Non-Sports | Late Night with Seth Meyers, Seth Meyers | Comments (1)
Late Night host Seth Meyers enjoyed one of his favorite hobbies on Wednesday night by opening packs of trading cards.
In one of the show’s segments, Meyers showed off packs of Clark’s Trading Cards with topics that ranged from “Silver Screen Sweeties” to “Facebook Favorites.” There were several decks showing off real celebrities such as Alex Trebek and Pat Sajak in “Hosts with the Most” and fictional characters in “Moms who Yell.”
Meyers had a little fun with trading cards, and that stick of gum that comes in every pack.
Posted on March 26, 2014 – 1:45 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Football | 2013 National Treasures Football, Panini America | Comments (12)
One of the most popular football products on the schedule officially came out today.
National Treasures football has eight cards in each box with three autographs, three memorabilia and two base or parallels.
Read more: First look: 2013 National Treasures Football
Here’s a look at some of the hits that have been pulled in 2013 National Treasures. After checking out the images, hit the comments and let us know what you think.
Posted on March 26, 2014 – 12:17 pm | Author: chrisolds
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Racing | 2014 Press Pass Total Memorabilia, autographs, Box Busters & Ripping Retail, memorabilia, press pass | Comments (2)
Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly‘s Chris Olds and Justin Grunert as they rip into boxes of 2014 Press Pass Total Memorabilia racing cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.
Posted on March 26, 2014 – 11:15 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Hockey | 2013-14 Between the Pipes, Chris Osgood, Ed Belfour, In The Game, Masked Men, Mike Richter, Patrick Roy, Ron Hextall | Comments (0)
He Shoots, He Saves!
Collectors know that moniker from In The Game’s Between the Pipes products.
The next incarnation comes out April 17 with at least four hits in every box. The set dedicated to hockey goalies will come with 18 packs and nine cards in each pack.
The 2013-14 Between the Pipes base set will consist of 150 players with three subsets: Stars of the Game, CHL Prospect and Greats of the Game.
Posted on March 26, 2014 – 11:00 am | Author: Beckett Updates
Beckett Updates | 2014 Industry Summit, 2014 U.S. Olympics, Beckett Business Solutions, The Industry Summit | Comments (1)
LAS VEGAS – Beckett Business Solutions and eBay opened the 2014 Las Vegas Industry Summit by showing off their newly formed partnership with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
Beckett Business Solutions is a new company to help dealers sell their inventory on eBay, collaborating in a way the online auction company hasn’t done before with sports collectibles. Beckett Business Solutions will utilize Beckett’s comprehensive database, card values and incorporate a massive image repository.
Posted on March 26, 2014 – 9:00 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Baseball, Basketball, Beckett Updates, Boxing, Football, Hockey, MMA, Non-Sports | Beckett Auctions, Bill Clinton, Dallas Cowboys, George W. Bush, mike trout, MMA, Ronda Rousey, UFC | Comments (0)
Beckett Auctions kicks off next month with an impressive first round of items.
Highlights include UFC memorabilia, autographs from Michael Jordan and Peyton Manning, and a number of high-end sports cards including a Mike Trout autograph memorabilia card and a Damian Lillard autograph.
The auction will run April 13-April 27.
Beckett’s jump into the auction world will start with dozens of lots that include a wide variety of sports and historical items.
Posted on March 25, 2014 – 11:05 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Hockey, Multisport, Non-Sports | 2014 Goodwin Champions, 2014 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions, Byron Buxton, Eric Dickerson, Goodwin Masterpieces, Joe Montana, Ken Griffey Jr, Museum Relics, Peyton Manning, Upper Deck, World War I | Comments (6)
Goodwin Champions is coming back with new patches, World War I relics and slew of new signers.
Each box of 2014 Goodwin Champions will come with 20 packs and five cards in each pack. There will be three hits per box that range from a number of different elements such as autographs, memorabilia cards, manufactured patch cards, Museum Relics and Goodwin Masterpieces.
Posted on March 25, 2014 – 10:29 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Football | 2014 TriStar Signa Cuts, 2014 TriStar Signa Cuts Football Draft Choice Edition, Jadeveon Clowney, Johnny Manziel, Marqise Lee, Teddy Bridgewater, TRISTAR | Comments (3)
TriStar is getting in on the 2014 football draft hype.
The autographed memorabilia company will release 2014 TriStar Signa Cuts Football Draft Choice Edition on May 8.
Each box will contain one Signa Cut with a past, present or future star. All cuts are limited to 25 or less with others numbered to 10, 5 and just one-of-ones.
Posted on March 25, 2014 – 10:09 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Non-Sports | 2014 Wax Eye Stupid Heroes Trading Cards, Brent Engstrom, Jeff Zapata, Joe Simko, Neil Camera, Stupid Heroes, Wax Eye | Comments (2)
Wax Eye is coming out with a new trading card release poking fun at comic book super heroes.
The first series of 2014 Wax Eye Stupid Heroes Trading Cards will come out in October with 110 cards, 55 designs with A and B variants.
The set will be written and illustrated by Garbage Pail Kids and Wacky Packages artists, including Neil Camera, Brent Engstrom, Joe Simko and Jeff Zapata.