Monthly Archives: September 2014

Card Gallery: 2014 Topps Stadium Club baseball

Stadium Club returns Wednesday after six years on the bench with a new array of inserts and autographs to chase as Topps revisits the venerable 1990s brand with a high-end twist.

Ripping Retail: 2014 Topps Prime football cards

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Chris Olds as he rips into a blaster box of 2014 Topps Prime football cards in this latest episode of Ripping Retail.

Box Busters: 2014-15 Fleer Ultra hockey cards

Join Beckett Hockey’s Justin Grunert and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2014-15 Fleer Ultra in this latest edition of Box Busters.

First look: 2015 Topps Gypsy Queen baseball cards

Gypsy Queen turns five next year.

Monday Morning Collector: NFL Week 4

Every Monday morning throughout the NFL season, we’ll select our rookie, veteran and breakout players of the week and provide a run down on why collectors should take notice. Here are our selections for NFL Week 4.

WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus is The Queen of WrestleMania, a mom — and a “collector nerd” too

Trish Stratus is a self-professed “collector nerd” who has long collected many things along with her husband, Ron.

New Fleer Ultra Hockey Release Features Surprise Parallel Cards

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Sometimes a redemption card can be a bit of a disappointment for a collector. After pulling one from a pack, there is often a wait associated with it and what is ultimately received might not live up to expectations. In the case of the redemption cards for Ultra […]

Upper Deck Becomes Exclusive American Hockey League Licensee

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Back in July, Upper Deck released its first product featuring players from the American Hockey League and the boxed set was the precursor to a new exclusive deal between the NHL’s top development league and its lone licensed trading card producer. Over the years, a mind-boggling number of […]

Collect Call: Talking Topps cards, autos and even a missing tooth with WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Chris Olds as he talks about wrestling, autographs, the Topps WWE Road to WrestleMania cards, memorabilia and even a missing tooth with the Queen of WrestleMania, Trish Stratus, in this edition of Collect Call.

The Journey of Derek Jeter — A year-by-year look at The Captain’s career on cardboard

The twilight of Derek Jeter’s spotless journey with the New York Yankees is coming to a close with a few days all that remain in the hourglass called his career. We’ve known him on cardboard even longer than that.

Box Busters: 2014 Topps UFC Champions MMA cards

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Chris Olds and Derek Ficken as they rip into boxes of 2014 Topps UFC Champions in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2014 Topps Finest football cards

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

Box Busters: 2014 Upper Deck Canada Junior hockey

Join Beckett Hockey’s Justin Grunert and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2014 Upper Deck Canada Junior in this latest edition of Box Busters.

First Look: 2014-15 Upper Deck SP Game-Used Hockey

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Back in 2000-01, Upper Deck was one of the first hockey card manufacturers to embrace the concept of having a game-used memorabilia card included in every pack of a product. Their debut SP Game Used release hit store shelves that season and it was an instant smash hit. […]

What’s in your Relic? Exploring some 2014 Allen & Ginter oddities

Each and every year, Topps’ Allen & Ginter brand of baseball cards ups the ante with unusual Relics that go right alongside some of the eccentric choices found as card subjects. Here’s a sampling of the unusual Relics in this year’s set.

Monday Morning Collector: NFL Week 3

By Justin Grunert and Dan Hitt Every Monday morning throughout the NFL season, we’ll select our rookie, veteran and breakout players of the week and provide a run down on why collectors should take notice. Here are our selections for Week 3. Veteran of the Week: Andrew Luck, QB, Colts (370 yards passing, 4 touchdowns) […]

Panini NFL Player of the Day Promotion Kicks Off

The Panini NFL Player of the Day promotion is in full swing with more than 800 participating hobby shops scheduled to receive their program kits this week.

Card Gallery: 2014 Panini Immaculate’s game-used baseball cards

The debut edition of Panini Immaculate arrives on Wednesday, and it’s got some game-changing jumbo game-used memorabilia cards inside — cards that will demand you stop and look.

First look: 2014 Topps Heritage High Number baseball

Topps is turning back the clock to 1965 once again this season.

You want our rare cards? We want to see your SuperCollector submissions & your deadline is Dec. 8

By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor We pulled a pretty sweet 1/1 Craig Kimbrel Relic booklet out of Triple Threads and a rare rookie parallel of Teddy Bridgewater out of Rookies & Stars (/5) and we want them to be yours. Two collectors will get their hands on them if they submit their […]

Box Busters: 2014 Topps Triple Threads baseball

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Derek Ficken as they rip into boxes of 2014 Topps Triple Threads in this edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2014 Flair Showcase football cards

Join Beckett Football’s Justin Grunert and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2014 Flair Showcase in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2014-15 O-Pee-Chee hockey cards

Join Beckett Hockey’s Justin Grunert and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2014-15 O-Pee-Chee in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Win a Case of 2014 Topps Fire in Topps Fire Friday Promotion

Topps has deemed today, Friday, Sept. 19, Topps Fire Friday. Collectors around the country will have a chance to win a case of Topps Fire Football cards when it hits stores in January. Starting today and running all weekend through Sept. 21 collectors can walk into their local hobby shop and ask that the store […]

First Look: 2014 Panini Flawless Football

Panini is bringing is popular Flawless brand from basketball and hockey to the gridiron at the end of next month. Releasing Oct. 31, 2014 Panini Flawless Football will feature plenty of on-card autographs and patch cards. Every card will be numbered to 25 or less.

Mets rookie Jacob DeGrom gets his first autograph — via Topps Finest rookie redemptions

New York Mets rookie pitcher Jacob deGrom finally has an autographed card and it can be found in packs of 2014 Topps Finest.

First Look: 2014-15 Panini NBA Hoops

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor A quarter of a century ago, Basketball card collectors rejoiced when they were finally able to collect more than one set during a season and it is only fitting that 2014-15 NBA Hoops from Panini America will be kicking off the upcoming campaign. An affordable entry-level release that […]

LeSean McCoy, Darren Sproles Combine for 280 Yards 2 TDs in Monday Night Win

By David Lee | Beckett Football Editor Last year’s collecting attention for the Philadelphia Eagles was on quarterback Nick Foles, who threw 27 touchdowns to just two interceptions. But last night in a Monday Night Football match-up against Andrew Luck and the Colts, it was the Philadelphia running back combination of LeSean McCoy and Darren […]

Panini America Reveals Early Details on 2014-15 NBA Releases

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor The 2014-15 NBA season is already receiving a ton of hype due to a strong rookie class and the off-season moves by the Cleveland Cavaliers, but trading card collectors have been patiently waiting for further details on what to expect from Panini America. With some new products coming […]

Beckett Auctions “Find of the Week”

By Derek Ficken | Beckett Market Analyst & Auctions Coordinator Beckett Auction Services (www.auctions.beckett.com) has been able to consign many items of sports hobby history since its inception earlier this year. A common theme for the current September auction is showcasing items from “His Airness”, Michael Jordan. One item in particular that caught my eye […]

Monday Morning Collector: NFL Week 2

Monday Morning Collector: NFL Week 2 Every Monday morning throughout the NFL season, we’ll select our rookie, veteran and breakout players of the week and provide a run down on why collectors should take notice. Here are our selections for NFL Week 2. By Justin Grunert and Dan Hitt Veteran of the Week: Aaron Rodgers, […]

First Look: 2014-15 Upper Deck Trilogy Hockey

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Good things sometimes seem to come in groups of three and the upcoming release of 2014-15 Trilogy Hockey from Upper Deck is certainly hoping to put that theory to the test once again later this year. Arriving in time for the holiday season, Trilogy has traditionally offered up […]

Panini snaps my favorite player’s signing slump

My fellow collectors, my long national collecting nightmare is over.

Beckett 20 Questions on … memorabilia cards

It’s all memorabilia cards all the time as we prep The Game-used Issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly, so it is right here, too. Here is the latest installment of 20 Questions — all about mem cards.

Upper Deck Inks Exclusive Licensing Deal with CFL

  By David Lee | Beckett Football Editor Football licensing deals continue to dominate headlines in the collecting industry. Upper Deck has reached an exclusive, multi-year agreement with the Canadian Football League (CFL) and the Canadian Football League Players’ Association (CFLPA) to produce officially licensed trading cards. The first Upper Deck CFL product set is […]