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Stadium Club goes acrylic for wall art line

You can now put The Club on your wall.

First Pitch celebs get jumbo treatment from Topps

Topps revealed its First Pitch: Complete Oversized baseball card sets and there are three new ways to get your hands on some of the most-unique cards made this year.

First Look: 2015 Topps Strata baseball cards

A Bowman brand came off the calendar for this year and 2015 Topps Strata is replacing it.

Panini readies for VIP party at National Convention

Panini America released the first details for its VIP party set for Aug. 1 at this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention and they were the basics.

Top Five: Overlooked Joc Pederson baseball cards

Here’s a rundown of five overlooked Joc Pederson baseball cards …

Beckett 20 Questions on … league leaders and top rookies

By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor As we near the All-Star Break, we’re taking another look at this year’s surprises so far with our latest batch of 20 Questions. — – — See more questions … after the jump.

Beckett Covers cards return at National Sports Collectors Convention with autographed twist

This year, there’s an added twist to the Beckett Covers program at the National Sports Collectors Convention — an autographed prize for those who take the challenge and complete the set.

Topps details print runs on rarest 2015 Stadium Club parallels

Those Stadium Club parallels may not be numbered, but that doesn’t mean they’re not rare.

Box Busters: 2015 Bowman football cards

Join Beckett Football’s Justin Grunert and Chris Olds as they rip into a box of 2015 Bowman in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2015 Topps Series 2 baseball cards

Join Beckett Baseball’s Brian Fleischer and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2015 Topps Series 2 in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2015 Topps Stadium Club baseball cards

Join Beckett Baseball’s Brian Fleischer and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2015 Topps Stadium Club in this latest edition of Box Busters.

First Look: 2015 Topps Heritage WWE

World Wrestling Entertainment is turning back the clock for the next release with the return of Topps Heritage wrestling cards in November.

Topps readies Bowman homage for VIPs at National Sports Collectors Convention

For VIP bag buyers, Topps will have a five-card set of 1953 Bowman “cards that never were” — a checklist that includes Ernie Banks, Al Kaline, Ted Williams, Jackie Robinson and Willie Mays.

Stadium Club returns with tradition it is known for — strong photography

One tradition that we have come to expect in the hobby has been the strong photography found in Topps’ Stadium Club brand.

Immaculate Collection baseball returns this summer

Panini America’s high-end Immaculate Collection brand will return for a second season reflecting the stars of the baseball diamond.

Golf’s new star Jordan Spieth has little cardboard

Golf’s biggest star at the moment is a newcomer with very little official cardboard bearing his name — and it’s something we have seen before.

Five cards to chase after Max Scherzer’s no-hitter

He was a beanball away from a perfect game, but a no-hitter still might impress.

Box Busters: 2015 Score football cards

Join Beckett Media’s Chris Olds and Justin Grunert as they rip into boxes of 2015 Score football cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.

A-Rod & 3,000 hits … do collectors care?

Alex Rodriguez is knocking on the door of the 3,000-hit club, a group that only 29 players in MLB history have joined.

Beckett Auctions ‘Championship Quest’ ends Sunday

Beckett Auctions’ current sale is set to close this Sunday and there are still plenty of showcase items to pick up — possibly some for a fantastic belated Father’s Day gift.

Box Busters: 2015 Topps Series 2 baseball cards

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips a box of 2015 Topps Series 2 in this latest Box Busters Preview video.

Card Gallery: 2015 Topps Series 2 First Pitch

By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor The second series of 2015 Topps baseball cards officially arrives today with a new helping of First Pitch celebrity cards. The idea of capturing famous first pitches at MLB games on MLB cards was one of the simplest surprises on cardboard this year with Series 1 including Jack […]

Panini America continues to challenge status quo with Father’s Day memorabilia cards

If you’re a collector who has participated in some of Panini America’s promotional pack programs in the last few years, you know how the company has implemented the unusual into them.

Considering autograph signings at the National? Here’s a rundown of who is appearing …

By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor The National Sports Collectors Convention is set for Chicago beginning on July 29 with more than 100 signers from the four major sports and beyond. One highlight this year will be the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team reunion, while notables such as Emmitt Smith, Barry Sanders, […]

Industry veteran Jamie Kiskis named director of Beckett Fantasy

With a diverse background that includes ownership and development in the fantasy sports business, Jamie Kiskis has been tabbed to lead the new Beckett Fantasy venture set to launch later this month.

Box Busters: 2015 Topps Archives baseball cards

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into boxes of 2015 Topps Archives in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2015 Topps Finest baseball cards

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into boxes of 2015 Topps Finest in this latest edition of Box Busters.

First Pitch cards return in Topps Series 2

One of the simplest surprises on cardboard this year returns in 2015 Topps Series 2 arriving next week.

BGS Diary (June): Vintage Pudge, Atomic Paige, Cooperstown autographs, Canseco & more

Here is the batch I got back from BGS for June — so here is my latest BGS Diary entry.

Magic controversy leads to $14,900 auction

What happens when a professional Magic: The Gathering player pulls a high-profile card during a high-profile tournament deck draft but then decides to not play the card?

First Look: 2015 Bowman’s Best baseball cards

Bowman’s Best is back and now it’s time for a look.

Poll: How much can Will Ferrell’s autos sell for?

The first Will Ferrell 2015 Topps Archives autograph has hit eBay with a Buy It Now price of $899.

Box Busters: 2015 Panini Prizm Collegiate Draft Picks

Join Beckett Football’s Chris Olds and Justin Grunert as they rip into boxes of 2015 Panini Prizm Collegiate Draft Picks in this latest edition of Box Busters.

“The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes dies at 69

Professional wrestling lost one of its greatest performers and influential minds behind the scenes on Thursday with the passing of “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes. He was 69.

Box Busters: 2015 Topps Tier One baseball cards

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Justin Grunert as they rip into boxes of 2015 Topps Tier One in this latest edition of Box Busters.