Monthly Archives: June 2014

Stephen Laroche joins Beckett Media as editor for Beckett Hockey and Beckett Basketball

Beckett Media is pleased to announce that Stephen Laroche has joined its editorial team and will take the helm of two of its monthly magazines today.

Topps signs Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig to exclusive autograph deal

Yasiel Puig has a new team.

Hobby Pulse Poll: Two no-hitters in one week — who will you collect?

Tim Lincecum no-hit the Padres on Wednesday — the second no-no in a week. Who will you collect?

Box Busters: 2013 Upper Deck Exquisite football

Join Beckett Football’s Derek Ficken and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2013 Exquisite Collection in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2014 SPx football cards

Join Beckett Football’s Derek Ficken and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2014 SPx in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Beckett 20 Questions on … legendary hitters, strong pitchers, baseball cards & more

There’s plenty going on in baseball, so we’ll keep this edition of 20 Questions short and to the point with questions about hot hitters, strong arms and plenty of baseball cards.

Poll: Which Tony Gwynn Rookie Card is the best?

Which Gwynn Rookie Card is the best? Take our poll questions to help us decide.

Box Busters: 2013-14 SP Authentic hockey cards

Join Beckett Hockey’s Justin Grunert and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2013-14 SP Authentic in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Distributor Sports Images discontinues sports card portion of business

After more than two decades as a distributor of sports cards, Woburn, Mass.-based distributor Sports Images is getting out of the game.

Topps exploring even more ‘Major League’ items

If you think you’ve seen the last of Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn and the rest of the Major League gang on Topps stuff, think again.

First look: 2014 Topps Strata Football cards

Each box will have three hits: two autographs, including, a Clear Cut Autograph Relic card, and a relic card.

Box Busters: 2014 Topps Pro Debut minor league baseball cards

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

Box Busters: 2014 Topps Tier One baseball cards

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

Box Busters: 2014 Topps Archives baseball cards

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

Topps readies Allen & Ginter promo cards of Masahiro Tanaka and Jose Abreu for National

Two of baseball’s hottest rookies will headline Topps’ wrapper redemption programs at this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland.

Press Pass preps wrapper redemption program, VIP card set for this year’s National

Press Pass will have something to rev the engines of racing collectors at this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland, Ohio.

First look: 2013-14 Panini National Treasures Basketball cards

Each box of National Treasures will contain 10 cards with eight autographs or memorabilia cards.

Vintage logos and player caricatures lead way in latest Topps wall art line

Topps is turning back the clock and turning to caricature art in its latest line of wall art arriving on Topps.com today.

First look: 2014 Elite Football cards

Each box will have four hits per box and three Rookie Cards numbered to 999 in each box.

First look: 2013-14 Panini Spectra Basketball cards

Each box will contain four autographed memorabilia cards and one memorabilia card.

Beckett Media seeks experienced magazine and online editor

Are you a seasoned editor who can report and write for online as well as plan and execute print projects, too?

Kawhi Leonard NBA Finals MVP adds surge to card values

Leonard’s success has translated to his cards.

Box Busters: 2014 Topps Series 2 baseball cards

Join Beckett Baseball’s Brian Fleischer and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2014 Topps Series 2 in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Baseball Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn loses cancer battle at age 54

One of baseball’s good guys is gone.

Box Busters: 2014 Panini America Father’s Day promo packs + Timeless Treasures basketball cards

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Chris Olds as he rips into a box of 2013-14 Timeless Treasures basketball and the eight Panini America Father’s Day promo packs that came with his purchase.

Major League anniversary also includes commemorative mini bats and two MiLB giveaways

If you thought the Major League madness was over, well, think again.

Kings of Hockey: Los Angeles wins the Stanley Cup

Some players shined, others will find new life in the hobby.

First look: 2014 Topps Chrome Mini Football cards

Each box of 2014 Topps Chrome Mini Football will have 24 packs with four cards in each pack.

Your Turn: Sabermetrics get showcase on short-printed 2014 Topps Series 2 baseball cards

Look closely at the backs of some of your 2014 Topps Series 2 baseball cards and you might not recognize the stats headers on some of the cards — or maybe even the stats themselves.

Beckett 20 Questions on … Cleveland and the National Sports Collectors Convention

We’re curious about what you know about Cleveland, so here are the latest 20 questions all with an NSCC or Cleveland-centric twist.

First look: 2014-15 Fleer Ultra Hockey cards

The new version of Fleer will include Gold and Platinum (numbered to 99) medallion parallels hitting at least one in every two packs.

Panini offers exclusive World Cup Prizm parallels through eBay

With the launch of the World Cup, Panini America is offering soccer collectors exclusive 2014 Prizm World Cup parallels through eBay.

Upper Deck creates Young Guns card for Make-A-Wish Foundation recipient

As though skating out of the huge Shark Head and standing with San Jose during the national anthem in a March game wasn’t enough, Tageson got his own Young Guns card from Upper Deck.

Panini Prizm World Cup autographs bring new signers to collectors

With 50 autographs, Panini put together a checklist that got high praise from collectors.

Snoopy makes cameo on Joe Mauer’s short-printed 2014 Topps Series 2 baseball card

Snoopy and Joe Mauer on a baseball card.