Monthly Archives: April 2014

Collector Column: A divide seen on cardboard

One old baseball card shows both sides of Jackie Robinson’s acceptance in MLB.

Leaf creates Johnny Manziel predictor cards

Leaf Trading Cards is making contest out of Manziel’s NFL destination with Predictor Packs.

First look: 2013-14 Panini Signatures Basketball cards

Each box will include a 2014 NBA Draft Exchange Card good for an XRC of a rookie from the 2014 draft.

First look: 2013-14 In The Game’s Lord Stanley’s Mug hockey cards

In The Game is celebrating hockey’s championship with 2013-14 Lord Stanley’s Mug.

Panini hosts World Cup party with soccer star Cobi Jones

Brazilian music. Shimmying dancers. Martial artists.

Beckett acquires fantasy sports platform

Beckett Media is entering the fantasy sports world, bringing fans closer to the game. Beckett has announced the acquisition of WPS Fantasy, an online and mobile platform for fantasy sports based in Lexington, Ken., on Friday. “Our mission is to facilitate trade and lead the collectibles industry with our dynamic products and services, keeping the […]

First Beckett Auction Services monthly auction launches Sunday

Beckett Media is proud to announce the launch of its first online auction on Sunday, April 13.

First look: 2014 Leaf Bettie Page Collection

The hits will include cut autographs (one or two per case) to Hair cards, Wardrobe cards, and 1-of-1 Sketch cards.

WWE Hall of Famer Ultimate Warrior dies at 54

Less than 24 hours after appearing on World Wrestling Entertainment’s Raw and just days after his induction into the WWE Hall of Fame, the Ultimate Warrior is dead. He was 54.

Ripping Retail: 2014 Topps Gypsy Queen baseball

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into a blaster box of 2014 Topps Gypsy Queen cards in this latest edition of Ripping Retail.

Forty years ago tonight … Hank Aaron became MLB’s home run king

Forty years ago tonight, Hank Aaron passed Babe Ruth to become MLB’s home run king with his 715th career home run. Card No. 1 in the 1974 Topps set ($50) predicted and commemorated this milestone.

Topps readies Ricky Vaughn-Charlie Sheen jersey cards for upcoming high-end baseball card brands

By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor Ricky Vaughn just went high-end. Topps teased on Tuesday that it has acquired a Major League 2-style jersey worn by Charlie Sheen and that it intends to cut up the jersey to release memorabilia cards in at least three forthcoming baseball products. According to a post on the […]

Panini entertains Dallas crowd with college basketball favorites

Panini America got sports fans ready for the national title game with Panini March Memories Brunch, a roundtable discussion with six college basketball favorites.

Panini discloses short-prints for 2013 Contenders Football

Panini released the exact production numbers for base Rookie Cards in 2013 Contenders Football.

Gallery: Upper Deck shows off newest cards from 2013-14 Fleer Showcase Hockey

Check out the gallery to see the latest additions to 2013-14 Fleer Showcase Hockey.

Panini America teases more inclusions in upcoming 2014 Prizm baseball set

Panini America’s next baseball set will feature a lower suggested-retail price and more on-card autographs than ever for the brand.

Cryptozoic previews Breaking Bad autograph cards

Cryptozoic previewed several of the autograph cards it has received so far with actors such as Giancarlo Esposito and Betsy Brandt.

Leaf Originals Football recalls 1948, 1960 designs

Leaf’s football products seem to be a hit with collectors with its early 2014 offerings.

Box Busters: 2014 Topps Museum Collection baseball cards

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

Box Busters: 2013-14 SP Authentic basketball cards

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

Box Busters: 2013 Fleer Retro football cards

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Chris Olds and Derek Ficken as they rip into boxes of 2013 Fleer Retro football cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2014 Topps MLS soccer cards

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into boxes of 2014 Topps MLS soccer cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Upper Deck creates Heroic Inspirations trading card for cancer survivor

The latest to get a “Heroic Inspirations” trading card from Upper Deck is Jaclyn Murphy.

First look: 2014 Panini Hot Rookies Football cards

Panini isn’t producing typical a product with typical pack configurations, but each hobby box will have four packs with entirely different makeups.

First look: 2014 SAGE Autograph Football cards

The newest release features more than 50 prospects in 2014 SAGE Autograph Football.

First look: 2014 Leaf Best of Basketball

The card company is coming out with 2014 Leaf Best of Basketball on May 30 with a price around $275 a box.

Ricky Vaughn — aka Charlie Sheen — is first confirmed Major League signer for 2014 Topps Archives

Forget about the curveball, Ricky. Give ’em the heater.

Topps appoints new Chief Financial Officer

Topps has a new chief financial officer, according to a company announcement made Thursday.

Topps unveils plans for first Masahiro Tanaka New York Yankees baseball cards

Masahiro Tanaka’s first start with the New York Yankees comes on Friday night.

Panini America signs Teddy Bridgewater to autograph and marketing deal

Panini America is banking on Bridgewater this season.

Orioles collector from Maine is set to make his pro debut and become baseball player for a day

A 55-year-old IT professional and Baltimore Orioles fan is set to become a baseball player for a day later this summer as the latest winner of the Topps and Minor League Baseball “Make Your Pro Debut” contest.

Your Turn: Which athletes and cards with military ties are most memorable to you?

With an upcoming issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly, we’ll be taking a look at notable athletes with military ties — and we want to hear who you think stands out and what cards or card sets are most special to you.

Panini America issues first new Masahiro Tanaka baseball cards

Panini America is the first U.S.-based baseball card company to unveil new cards of Japanese star and New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka.

Chatter Up: Your chance to discuss collecting and win a Bowman Chrome Mini team set Wednesday night

We’re giving away 15 team sets — one for all National League team — in the recently released 2013 Bowman Chrome Mini test set.

First look: 2014 Topps Stadium Club baseball

Stadium Club is back.