Monthly Archives: July 2014

High-grade Johnny Manziel rarities headline another busy day for BGS

No surprises … Johnny Football is a hit here.

Views from the floor: Simple sights from the National Sports Collectors Convention

CLEVELAND | Day 2 of the National Sports Collectors Convention — the first full day of the show — was a whirlwind of showmanship, enjoyment and, well, shredding of wax and wheeling and dealing between dealers and collectors that is the show of all shows for sports fans.

2014 National Treasure Hunt: Thursday Edition

000000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor No matter what sport you collect, there is a very good chance that you will be able to find something that appeals to your particular tastes at the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. Over the next few days, Beckett Media will be going on […]

The National remains the show of all sports shows

You’ll see what you would have never imagined finding at the NSCC.

Box Busters at the National: 2014 Bowman Platinum baseball cards

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he ventures to the Topps booth on the first day of the National Sports Collectors Convention to rip a box of 2014 Bowman Platinum with Topps’ Marc Stephens after its debut.

Kris Bryant BGS 10 highlights huge grading day at The National

Beckett Grading Services Director Jeromy Murray said Thursday’s grading total set a Beckett record for the first day of a National show.

Box Busters at the National: 2014 Topps Mini baseball cards

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he ventures to the Topps booth on the first day of the National Sports Collectors Convention to rip a 2014 Topps Mini box.

Beckett Covers cards: Get ’em while you can at the National Sports Collectors Convention

Beckett Media has it covered — and it all starts today.

Playing Favorites at the NSCC … Part 1

Chatter Up veterans Richard and Melissa Hardy are attending their first National Sports Collectors Convention and caught up with Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds to talk about their favorites and more before a session of Pack Wars on the show floor.

Box Busters: 2014 Exquisite Collection golf

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Chris Olds and Justin Grunert as they rip into boxes of 2014 Exquisite Collection golf cards from Upper Deck in this latest edition of Box Busters.

First Look: 2013-14 Panini Immaculate Basketball

000000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor Panini America made a major splash among collectors with the debut edition of Immaculate Basketball last season and due to its tremendous success, it will be back on store shelves yet again in 2013-14. With each six-card box being loaded with five autograph or memorabilia cards, there […]

Gallery: This year’s Baseball Hall of Fame plaques

Coming soon to the long-collected and often-autographed Hall of Fame plaque postcards are these six players as released Sunday by the Baseball Hall of Fame …

MUSICAL MEMORIES: Golden Age retail exclusives capture collector attention

Each and every blaster box of this year’s Golden Age baseball card set from Panini America includes a guaranteed memorabilia card inside — and it’s likely from one of several icons found in the product’s Legends of Music set.

Bat barrel nameplates: The sweetest spot of game-used lumber and rarest of bat cards

There’s just one spot on a game-used baseball bat that says it all — and it makes for some of the most-impressive game-used cards possible.

Baseball’s greats in Cooperstown are focus of latest Topps wall art line

It’s time to take a trip to Cooperstown.

Box Busters: 2014 Press Pass Redline racing

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Chris Olds and Justin Grunert as they rip into boxes of 2014 Press Pass Redline racing cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Upper Deck Adds More Exclusive Autographs to National Redemption

000000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor Even with all of the events and activities that Upper Deck announced last week for the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention, they have added more excitement to their redemption packs. Partnering up with Amazon.com, they have created four extremely limited autograph cards from their four core sports. […]

Beckett Media appoints Kevin Isaacson as VP of Sales & Marketing

DALLAS (July 23, 2014) – Beckett Media, the world’s most-trusted brand in collectibles, has hired industry expert Kevin Isaacson as its Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Box Busters: 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter baseball

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

Box Busters: 2014 Prestige football cards

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

First Look: 2014-15 Upper Deck Team Canada Juniors Hockey

000000  By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor When it comes to making cards of members of Canada’s national junior team, Upper Deck has a long tradition that goes back to their first season of making hockey cards back in 1990-91. At that time, collectors busting packs and boxes were on the hunt for the […]

Panini Reveals Tools of the Trade Update Memorabilia Cards For Release at The National

000000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor It didn’t take them long. Panini America has made their first new cards of LeBron James in a Cavaliers uniform and, fittingly enough, they will be released in Cleveland at the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention later this month. What makes this card that much more special […]

First look: 2014 Beckett Covers NSCC cards

Beckett Media has it covered.

First look: 2014 Donruss Series 2 baseball cards

Panini America is readying a second series of Donruss baseball cards in the year of its return to the baseball field and it will arrive soon — Aug. 6 to be exact.

Box Busters Live — A break in the Steel City Collectibles 100-box giveaway (watch the replay + win our Major League movie auto)

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Chris Olds as he breaks five boxes of cards from several sports as part of the Steel City Collectibles 100-Box Giveaway.

Upper Deck Ready To Celebrate 25th Anniversary at The National

000000  By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Upper Deck has released some early details about the exciting events and activities that will be taking place at their booth at the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland, Ohio and it will be a celebration fit for marking the company’s 25th anniversary. From July 30 […]

MLB’s All-Stars get their due in latest Topps wall art line — and so does every Series 1 player

000000 By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor Somebody got a 1/1 Derek Jeter oversized baseball card straight from Topps for $99. How? Probably right place, right time as it was part of Topps’ latest wall art line that highlights the rosters of this year’s Midsummer Classic, which is Tuesday night at Target Field in Minneapolis. […]

Upper Deck to Produce an American Hockey League Boxed Set

000000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Prospects from the American Hockey League rarely get much hobby love during their time in the minors, despite the fact that some of them are just a step away from making an impact at the NHL level. In fact, 87 percent of current NHL players have made […]

First Look: 2013-14 Panini National Treasures Hockey

000000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor With the end of their hockey line looming, Panini America is looking to go out with a bang instead of a whimper. The highly-touted release of 2013-14 National Treasures Hockey has already created some buzz in collector circles due to the line’s success in other sports. Set […]

First Look: 2014-15 NHL Artifacts hockey cards

000000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Believe it or not, but 2014-15 marks the 10th season that Upper Deck’s NHL Artifacts brand will be on store shelves and some collectors may find that more value has been jammed into packs. Traditionally released early in the season, Artifacts once again will offer up a […]

Box Busters: 2014 Bowman football cards

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

Box Busters: 2014 Bowman Inception baseball

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

Upper Deck Gives Collectors a Sneak Peek at 2014-15 Young Guns

000000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Now heading into its 25th season, the traditional hockey set from Upper Deck has a long and storied tradition which is rarely matched in the trading card industry. Traditionally released in early November, 2014-15 Upper Deck Hockey Series One is set to feature many top rookie performers […]

Box Busters: 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter baseball

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into a box of 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2014 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into boxes of 2014 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions in this episode of Box Busters.