Monthly Archives: April 2014

Ripping Retail: 2014 Bowman baseball cards

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into packs of 2014 Bowman in this latest edition of Ripping Retail.

Box Busters: 2013-14 Fleer Retro basketball

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into boxes of 2013-14 Fleer Retro basketball cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Topps’ latest wall art series takes a look back at vintage MLB logos

Topps is turning back the clock to 1959 with its latest offering of limited-edition art prints.

Your Turn: After nearly 30 years of Beckett Baseball, what’s your best memory of Beckett?

As part of the 30th anniversary, we want to know one thing from our readers today as well as the past. Q: What’s your best memory of Beckett?

What is the best football Rookie Card of all-time?

Here’s a list of some of the most iconic football Rookie Cards through the decades.

First look: 2013-14 Upper Deck Quantum Football cards

2013-14 Upper Deck Quantum Football is scheduled to come out in time for the NFL Draft featuring this year’s and last year’s NFL prospects.

First look: 2014 Topps Platinum Football cards

The upcoming football rookie autographs get into full swing with the release of 2014 Topps Platinum in November.

First look: 2014 Panini Golden Age baseball cards (with preliminary checklist)

Panini America’s Golden Age brand of retro-styled baseball cards with a smattering of pop culture is returning for a third year, the company announced on Monday.

Card gallery: 2014 Bowman baseball cards

Here is a sampling of the autographs, inserts, parallels and more that you’ll find in Bowman this year.

Your Turn (Beckett Baseball No. 100) — Who has impressed you the most in MLB this season?

As the first month of the MLB season comes to an end, we’re curious about who has captured your attention and who has captured your cardboard dollars.

Beckett 20 questions on … Jose Abreu and other Major League Baseball stars from Cuba

Jose Abreu just might be this year’s Yasiel Puig when it comes to cardboard. Or, do we ask … is he better?

Panini signs Johnny Manziel to autograph, memorabilia deal

Johnny Manziel has signed an exclusive autograph and memorabilia deal with Panini Authentic, the company announced on Monday.

New Orleans’ Anthony Davis becoming one of the hobby’s top stars

By Dan Good | Contributing Writer When Anthony Davis is playing, you can’t look away. His facial hair draws you in first, the most famous unibrow since Bert of “Sesame Street” fame. You keep watching because of his talent, a unique blend of tough interior play with a shooter’s finesse. He carries a bit of […]

Love of 1980s humor generates new card ideas for artist Joe Simko

“My joke-writing mind goes there naturally,” Simko said.

Box Busters: 2013-14 Panini basketball cards

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Chris Olds and Derek Ficken as they rip into boxes of 2013-14 Panini basketball cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2013-14 Panini Intrigue basketball

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Derek Ficken and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2013-14 Panini Intrigue basketball cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2014 Press Pass Showbound football cards

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Derek Ficken and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2014 Press Pass Showbound football cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2014 Topps Gypsy Queen baseball

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Justin Grunert as they rip into boxes of 2014 Topps Gypsy Queen in this latest edition of Box Busters.

First look: 2014 Topps Prime Football cards

When it comes finding unique memorabilia from football players, 2014 Topps Prime Football should be a place to look.

First look: 2014 Topps Star Wars Wacky Packages

Topps is adding a twist to the Star Wars universe.

Box Busters: 2014 Topps Archival Box (1974 Oakland A’s)

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he examines the contents of a new Archival Box from Topps in this latest edition of Box Busters.

First look: 2014 Topps Heritage Minor League

The minor leaguers are turning back the clock to 1965.

Albert Pujols joins the 500 Home Run Club — does it still matter to collectors? Tell us …

Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols hit his 500th career home run Tuesday night in Washington, D.C.

Beckett Business Solutions featured on ESPN’s Mint Condition

Beckett Business Solutions’ Rob Veres spoke to ESPN’s Mint Condition about BBS and its partnership with eBay.

Nathan MacKinnon already a star with hockey collectors

When it comes to hockey cards, MacKinnon is already a star.

Box Busters: 2014 Upper Deck football cards

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Chris Olds and Derek Ficken as they rip into boxes of 2014 Upper Deck football cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2013-14 Fleer Showcase hockey cards

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Chris Olds and Justin Grunert as they rip into boxes of 2013-14 Fleer Showcase hockey cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Michael Sam’s first trading cards hit the market

His autographs from Press, Sage and Upper Deck are slowly making their way on to eBay.

Next season’s basketball cards look even better with the addition of Jabari Parker

Duke freshman Jabari Parker declared for the NBA Draft on Thursday.

Topps launches aluminum Archive Print series

Topps has a new way of showcasing old classics.

First look: 2014 Topps Finest Football

With the focus on quarterbacks heading into the 2014 football draft, it’s no surprise companies will highlight the gunslingers as much as possible.

Beckett 20 Questions on … military on sports cards

As part of the upcoming Military Issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly, we want to hear what you think of a few things when it comes to creative cards and more with a new set of 20 Questions.

Cryptozoic releases Downton Abbey trading cards

Cryptozoic released trading cards for the first two seasons today.

Box Busters: 2013-14 In the Game’s Between the Pipes

Join Beckett Hockey Editor Susan Lulgjuraj as she opens a box of 2013-14 In The Game’s Between the Pipes.

Panini creates Japanese variation of Masahiro Tanaka Donruss wrapper redemption card

Panini America has added a chase to the chase for its Masahiro Tanaka cards.