Monthly Archives: August 2014

At the National: A legendary autograph lineup — the 1927 New York Yankees

Collector Alan Zimmerman stopped by the Beckett Media booth during the recent National Sports Collectors Convention to show off a rather legendary pull from Topps Five Star.

Where is it now: The infamous Evan Mathis Twitter hoax receipt

Kirk Keith is a serious Alabama football collector, and he’s got a legendary piece of new Crimson Tide memorabilia that’s not so serious — but still pretty cool.

First Look: 2014-15 Upper Deck Lettermen

000000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor Upper Deck is ready for another exciting season of collegiate-themed basketball card products and they will kick things off in November with the release of 2014-15 Upper Deck Lettermen. Boasting an average of two autographs per box, at least one of the signatures pulled will be a […]

Your Turn: Which new rookies will you collect?

Tell us which rookies you’re collecting from the four major sports in the comments below.

Ripping Retro: 2012-13 Panini Brilliance

000000Join Beckett Basketball Editor Stephen Laroche as he wraps up his trip to the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention with a post-show retro rip of 2012-13 Panini Brilliance.

First Signers Named For 2014 Fall Expo

000000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor In the aftermath of the 2014 National sports Collectors Convention, hockey collectors from all over the world are beginning to gear up for the 47th Sportcard and Memorabilia Expo in Toronto, Ontario. Held twice annually at the Toronto International Centre, early details have surfaced regarding some of […]

Box Busters: 2014 Donruss Series 2 baseball cards

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

Panini Adds Tough Signers To Late-Season NBA Lineup

000000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor Trading card companies are always looking for a way to out-do themselves with each passing release and one tried-and-true method to capture the interest of hardcore collectors is to obtain autographs from the toughest of signers. Panini America has definitely raised some eyebrows with some of their […]

Box Busters Retro: 2012-13 Panini Classic Signatures Hockey

000000 Join Beckett Hockey’s Stephen Laroche as he busts a box of 2012-13 Panini Classic Signatures following the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention.

Beckett Auctions Puts Pieces of Hobby History Up For Bid in August

Unique memorabilia cards of some of baseball’s greatest names are up for grabs, including a dazzling 2006 Upper Deck Epic Four Barrel featuring Hall of Fame home run hitters Babe Ruth, Jimmie Foxx, Mel Ott and Eddie Mathews.

Box Busters at the National: 2013-14 Panini Preferred Basketball

000000Join Beckett Basketball‘s Stephen Laroche and Panini America’s Hobby Marketing Manager Tracy Hackler as they bust open a fresh box of 2013-14 Panini Preferred Basketball live at the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention.  

2014 National Treasure Hunt: Sunday Edition

000000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor With another National Sports Collectors Convention coming to an end, most attendees are hopefully returning home with items that they have desired for years. The quest for the perfect collectible is a challenge most hobbyists embrace and there is a good chance that many walked away with […]

2014 National Treasure Hunt: Saturday Edition

000000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor As the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention keeps rolling along, many great items are turning up on the show floor and commanding the attention of the crowd. One of the greatest things about the National is the diversity of collectibles that can be bought, sold or even […]

Panini America and Broadway Joe create a memory-making experience

CLEVELAND | I went to the National Sports Collectors Convention seeking something memorable, but what I got on Saturday night was priceless.

Old cards help create Exquisite Lebron tribute at National Sports Collectors Convention

CLEVELAND | When one thinks of the most-iconic basketball card of the last decade, there is likely one that comes to mind — the 2003-04 Upper Deck Exquisite LeBron James, an autographed patch Rookie Card.

At the National: Busting packs with Jobu and other NSCC superstars at the ballpark

Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds took Jobu and a few of his friends to the ballpark on Friday night … you can find them all in his Cleveland-focused and National Sports Collectors Convention-only packs ripped in the stands of Progressive Field after a dominating 12-2 Indians win over the Texas Rangers.

Box Busters at the National: 2014 Donruss Series 2 baseball cards

Join Panini America’s Tracy Hackler and Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as they rip into a box of the not-even-out yet 2014 Donruss Series 2 baseball cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.

2014 National Treasure Hunt: Friday Edition

000000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor With another day at the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention drawing to a close, the thousands of collectors coming through the doors are undoubtedly relaxing and taking a good look at the amazing items they purchased today. Once again, Beckett Media has taken to the show floor […]

Corporate Exhibitors Making Their Mark at the National

000000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor Does your brand make a mark? Beckett Media asked its Global Branding Expert, Sushmita Gulabani, to walk the 2014 National Collectors Convention show floor in Cleveland to watch collectors interact with corporate and dealer exhibits, and give a first-person perspective to share with our  readers. We’ll share […]

Box Busters at the National: 2014 Beckett Media Super Break

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he introduces the Beckett Media Super Break box along with Super Break’s Scott Allen. They present a box to a random collector at the National Sports Collectors Convention.

On the breaker beat at the NSCC — five basics we should know

CLEVELAND | The pointed end of a box-cutter slices through the packing tape on a case of 2014 Bowman Platinum. The master box is turned upside down and out tumble 12 brand-new sealed boxes of the latest baseball product to hit the shelves.