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Topps signs Jameis Winston to autograph deal

By Denis Dougherty | Beckett Football Editor Topps has reached an autograph deal with former Florida State University quarterback Jameis Winston, the company announced today. Winston could be the top pick in the April 30 NFL Draft. He will be featured in all of Topps’ 2015 products, according to the company. “We are excited to […]

Tim Tebow set to make NFL return

Fan favorite and college football legend Tim Tebow is returning to the NFL.

First Look: 2015 Prizm Collegiate Draft Picks

By Denis Dougherty | Beckett Football Editor Excited about the NFL Draft? This year’s Prizm Collegiate Draft Picks football card set will be released in late-May. According to Panini America, it will feature autographs of the top NFL draft picks in the All-Americans, Draft Picks and Team Trademarks (all featuring limited parallel versions). The Alumnus Autographs insert features current NFL stars in […]

First Look: 2015 Score football cards

  By David Lee | Beckett Media The first NFL-licensed Panini America product of 2015 will be Score arriving on June 17. The key to the set will be like years past, including a lower price point with a ton of base cards. Each box will have 24 packs at 12 cards per pack. Boxes will […]

Russell Westbrook scores 54, picks up 16th technical

Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook scored a career-high 54 points but it wasn’t enough as Indiana rallied late for a 116-104 victory Sunday night in Indianapolis.

Eight-time Pro Bowl safety Troy Polamalu retires

By Denis Dougherty | Beckett Media He was one of the game’s great defensive playmakers, a clutch performer and leader on one of football’s most successful teams. But eight-time Pro Bowl safety Troy Polamalu has made his last big play in the NFL. The Uniontown (Pa.) Herald-Standard reported Thursday night that he will retire after […]

Order your Legends of Boxing magazine now

By Denis Dougherty | Beckett Media Boxing is the undisputed champion of fascinating sports stories. There is no other sport that can match the drama of these athletes in and out of the ring. Hollywood is so captivated by the sweet science that boxing has knocked out any other pretender in the sports movies category. Beckett […]

2011 Treasures #331 D.Murray JSY AU RC

2011 Treasures #331 D.Murray JSY AU RC

2006 Bow.Chrome Draft Picks #84 Kershaw AU

2006 Bow.Chrome Draft Picks #84 Kershaw AU

2014 Bow.Chrome Prospect Auto #BCAPKB K.Bryant

2014 Bow.Chrome Prospect Auto #BCAPKB K.Bryant

2008 Topps Update #UH240 C.Kershaw RC

2008 Topps Update #UH240 C.Kershaw RC

2013-14 Treasures #191 MacKinnon JSY AU RC

2013-14 Treasures #191 MacKinnon JSY AU RC

Beckett Auctions features iconic cards, autographs, memorabilia and more

This month’s collection features hundreds of lots with more than 50 autographed sports jerseys including Robert Griffin III, Barry Sanders and Terry Bradshaw.

Beckett Media acquires The Industry Summit, launches conferences division

The sports collectible industry’s trade conference has a new owner.

Beckett Business Solutions featured on ESPN’s Mint Condition

Beckett Business Solutions’ Rob Veres spoke to ESPN’s Mint Condition about BBS and its partnership with eBay.

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 […]

Beckett Business Solutions and eBay open the 2014 Industry Summit

LAS VEGAS – Beckett Business Solutions and eBay opened the 2014 Las Vegas Industry Summit by showing off their newly formed partnership with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Beckett Business Solutions is a new company to help dealers sell their inventory on eBay, collaborating in a way the online auction company hasn’t done before with sports […]

Denis Brodeur’s hockey impact extends far beyond his famous son

Denis Brodeur’s impacts on the game – and card collecting – extend far beyond his lineage.

Photo Guide: 2013 Topps Football SP variations

Topps included short-printed variations of 55 different cards in 2013 Topps Football.

Jermaine Dye discusses his favorite baseball cards – and the weirdest thing he’s ever signed

By Dan Good | Contributing Editor Jermaine Dye returned to his second home this weekend. Bring a World Series title to Chicago for the first time in 88 years, and you’re bound to make some new friends. Dye led the White Sox to the championship in 2005, winning MVP honors in a four-game sweep of […]

At the National: Sports legends interact with fans, clown around and catch up

Fans lined up this week to meet their sports heroes, getting autographs and sharing stories at the National Sports Collectors Convention.

At the National: Boxing legend Larry Holmes mingles with fans

Boxing legend Larry Holmes interacts with fans at the 2013 National Sports Collectors Convention.

At the National: Lelands displays NY Renaissance warm-up – ‘the greatest team nobody knows’

By Dan Good | Contributing Editor Above an iconic baseball card and million-dollar trophy rests an item Josh Evans has spent three decades searching for – a jersey representing the early 1900s New York Renaissance. “The Rens are the great basketball team of all-time that nobody knows,” said Evans, chairman for Lelands Auctions. Lelands is […]

At the National: 23 memorable Michael Jordan items

By Dan Good | Contributing Editor Michael Jordan still stands tall in Chicago. Jordan reigned over basketball and the hobby during the 1980s and 1990s, leading the Bulls to six championships. Jordan’s greatness, charisma and collectibility continue to spark hobby innovation. Air Jordan’s legacy emerges on the floor of the National Sports Collectors Convention. This […]

At the National: Mickey Mantle game-worn 1963 jersey tops $450K in auction

By Dan Good | Contributing Editor A Mickey Mantle game-worn jersey drew $454,100 (including premiums) in Legendary Auctions’ Friday sale, one of the highest prices ever paid for a baseball jersey. Mantle wore the jersey during the end of the 1963 season. After the season ended, the jersey was shipped to minor-league Binghampton, and GM […]

At the National: 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle stolen from dealer’s display

By Dan Good | Contributing Editor Thieves stole a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle from a dealer’s case at the National Sports Collectors Convention – and now authorities and fellow dealers are trying to track down the card. Jeff Foy, a dealer with Indianapolis-based Card Country, said he believes a group of three people were likely […]

At the National: Grey Flannel Auctions shows off its Jerry Lucas collection

By Dan Good | Contributing Editor Jerry Lucas was one of the greatest players in basketball history. Grey Flannel has the memorabilia to prove it. The auction house is showcasing items from Lucas’s iconic career – from his days at Ohio State and in the Olympics, onto the Cincinnati Royals, San Francisco Warriors and New […]

At the National: Day 1 highlights

The National Sports Collectors Convention opened Wednesday, giving hobbyists a chance to look at priceless cards and memorabilia – and pick up some special items, too. Here’s a recap from the Beckett team.

At the National: A musical reprieve from sports collectibles

By Dan Good | Contributing Editor Collectors gathered at Will Simmons’ booth Wednesday, considering the purchase of famous signatures and rare posters. Posters and signatures are pretty common at the National Sports Collectors Convention. But where other dealers sell sports memorabilia and cards, Simmons focuses on rock & roll memorabilia and vintage guitar picks with […]

Vintage spotlight: Joe Doyle, king of the errors?

Joe Doyle has the distinction of being pictured on the rarest card in the famed T206 set.

Infographic Friday: 2012 Prestige by the numbers

The fantastic design team here at Beckett just filed away this by-the-numbers take on 2012 Prestige for the coming issue of Beckett Football. And we thought you might get a kick out of the informational sneak peek.

Andy Griffith dead at 86

Today we pay hobby homage to the lovable, deliberate southern lead on The Andy Griffith Show and Matlock.

First Look: 2012 Certified Football

As hype and hullabaloo continues to swell over today’s 2012 Prestige release, Panini made sure to add another anticipation maker to the hobby hot list.

At last, a college football playoff: What say you?

Meeting adjourned. The committee has spoken. College football will have a playoff system.

First Look: 2012-13 Score Hockey

Panini’s best bang-for-your-buck hockey brand will hit the streets in early August.