Author Archives: chrisolds

2016 Topps Tribute Baseball Checklist and Details

Posted on July 6, 2016 – 5:53 pm Author: chrisolds

The 2016 Topps Tribute Baseball checklist is a high-end mix of past, present and rookie stars. Get full checklist, details, hobby box breakdown and release date.

2015 Topps Heritage ’51 Baseball details (updated with checklist)

Posted on October 26, 2015 – 2:32 pm Author: chrisolds

2015 Topps Heritage ’51 Baseball takes it back to the start for the card maker. Each box set has 104 cards, an autograph & 21 parallels. The checklist and more await.

Commentary: Maybe it’s just me, but … weird cards, rare vintage, tough ink & a Tom Yawkey gamer?

Posted on September 11, 2015 – 2:21 pm Author: chrisolds

Maybe it’s just me, but …

2015 Topps Oversized Red set gives jumbo high-end treatment to flagship baseball card brand

Posted on September 10, 2015 – 3:06 pm Author: chrisolds

Topps’ latest wall art offering takes its standard baseball card set and goes big-time — in more ways than one.

Beckett Grading to host James Spence on Saturday

Posted on September 10, 2015 – 9:47 am Author: chrisolds

Beckett Grading Services will host James Spence Authentication for on-site autograph authentication at Beckett Media headquarters on Saturday (Sept. 12) for collectors who are interested in professional grading or need items examined and/or slabbed.

2016 Topps Heritage baseball cards: A journey back to 1967

Posted on September 8, 2015 – 5:25 pm Author: chrisolds

It’s time to turn back the clock — and 2016 Topps Heritage will do just that next year.

Tweeting Retail: 2015 Topps WWE Road to WrestleMania

Posted on September 8, 2015 – 3:29 pm Author: chrisolds

Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Chris Olds picked up another 2015 Topps WWE Road to WrestleMania blaster box … here are the results.

Stephen Strasburg Superfractor sale to benefit former 49ers player’s charity helping kids

Posted on September 8, 2015 – 9:52 am Author: chrisolds

The sale of a notable card via Beckett Auctions later this month will now benefit a children’s charity supported by a former NFL player.

Box Busters: Slipknot’s No. 3 Chris Fehn shreds some Panini America baseball and basketball wax

Posted on September 5, 2015 – 5:25 pm Author: chrisolds

Slipknot’s No. 3, Chris Fehn is a big sports card collector and stopped by Beckett Media’s offices in Dallas on Saturday to shred some Panini America was with Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds in this episode of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2015 Donruss football cards

Posted on September 4, 2015 – 2:15 pm Author: chrisolds

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

Box Busters: 2015-16 O-Pee-Chee hockey cards

Posted on September 4, 2015 – 12:00 pm Author: chrisolds

Join Beckett Hockey’s Eric Norton and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2015-16 O-Pee-Chee in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters — Magic: The Gathering FTV Angels

Posted on September 4, 2015 – 11:46 am Author: chrisolds

Join Beckett non-sports and gaming analyst Matt Bible and guest commentator/gaming expert Ian McDaries as they open the latest in the Magic the Gathering From the Vault series, Angels.

Beckett 20 Questions … either/or edition

Posted on September 3, 2015 – 11:51 am Author: chrisolds

By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor We’re a picky bunch when it comes to collecting — we choose sides with teams, leagues, players and more. For this month’s 20 Questions in Beckett Baseball, we want you to choose sides with players. Who do you dare to choose in these 20 scenarios? — — —

Topps readies 2015 Ginter X online-only baseball set

Posted on September 2, 2015 – 1:54 pm Author: chrisolds

Topps teased 2015 Allen & Ginter X online on Wednesday, and it’s an online exclusive edition of the brand printed with a black background and the 10th anniversary stamp.

Box Busters: 2015 Topps football cards

Posted on September 1, 2015 – 2:10 pm Author: chrisolds

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

Box Busters: 2015 Topps Apex soccer cards

Posted on September 1, 2015 – 1:55 pm Author: chrisolds

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into boxes of 2015 Topps Apex soccer cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Tweeting Retail: 2015 Topps Chrome hanger box

Posted on September 1, 2015 – 10:09 am Author: chrisolds

Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds busted a hanger box of 2015 Topps Chrome … and here are the results.

Shoeless Joe Jackson reinstatement could mean more baseball cards

Posted on August 31, 2015 – 5:59 pm Author: chrisolds

One of baseball’s banned legends might appear on more baseball cards soon — if a big announcement comes from Major League Baseball on Tuesday.

New batch of Will Ferrell MLB auctions give fans all the cowbell they need — and much more

Posted on August 31, 2015 – 3:11 pm Author: chrisolds

By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor With Will Ferrell‘s Ferrell Takes the Field special less than two weeks away, there’s a whole new selection of signed items available via MLB Auctions on MLB.com — and there’s one thing that it won’t need. More cowbell. A series of 10 fully licensed and autographed MLB cowbells […]

Your Turn: Has NFL’s concussion problem influenced your collecting habits?

Posted on August 31, 2015 – 1:41 pm Author: chrisolds

Have stories of past players suffering from CTE — and there have been many in recent years — affected your collecting habits?

BGS Diary Predictor (Sept.): What will Olds submit?

Posted on August 31, 2015 – 10:12 am Author: chrisolds

We recently introduced the BGS Diary and it seems like a few of you liked hearing about what — and why — Beckett Baseball Editor Chris Olds submitted what he did for grading.

Box Busters: 2015 Panini Immaculate Collection baseball cards

Posted on August 28, 2015 – 5:15 pm Author: chrisolds

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into a box of 2015 Panini Immaculate Collection in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2014-15 Panini Gala basketball cards

Posted on August 28, 2015 – 4:58 pm Author: chrisolds

Join Beckett Basketball’s Brian Fleischer and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2014-15 Panini Gala in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Totally Fake Rookie Cards: 1989 Upper Deck Ken Griffey Jr. (Old-Kid version)

Posted on August 28, 2015 – 11:52 am Author: chrisolds

That’s where our Totally Fake Rookie Cards crew comes in. Right here, right now, you can see what a new version of that card might look like.

2016 Topps Legacies of Baseball: First look at new high-end hit-based brand coming in April

Posted on August 27, 2015 – 4:35 pm Author: chrisolds

2016 Topps Legacies of Baseball marks the debut of the high-end brand. Get full details, checklist, release date and hobby box info.

Yep, that’s a 1989 Upper Deck Ken Griffey Jr. homage in Macklemore’s music video

Posted on August 27, 2015 – 3:11 pm Author: chrisolds

Yep, that’s a 45-year-old Ken Griffey Jr. dressed as seen in his iconic 1989 Upper Deck Rookie Card in the video for “Downtown” by Macklemore.

Carlos Correa signs exclusive auto deal with Topps

Posted on August 26, 2015 – 3:57 pm Author: chrisolds

Shortstop Carlos Correa signed an exclusive autograph and memorabilia deal with Topps, the company announced Wednesday.

Box Busters: 2015 Topps Chrome baseball cards

Posted on August 26, 2015 – 2:46 pm Author: chrisolds

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

Tweeting Retail: 2015 Bowman baseball cards

Posted on August 26, 2015 – 10:15 am Author: chrisolds

Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds ripped a blaster box of 2015 Bowman baseball cards … here are the results.

Auction Diary: Wahoo McDaniel’s Rookie Card & Joe Willie Namath come my way

Posted on August 25, 2015 – 4:29 pm Author: chrisolds

I know nice cards when I see them. I know nice cards when I want them. I know that, most of the time, I can’t afford them.

Box Busters: 2015 Certified football cards

Posted on August 21, 2015 – 3:53 pm Author: chrisolds

Join Beckett Football’s Justin Grunert and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2015 Certified in this episode of Box Busters.

Tweet-break: 2012 Panini Golden Age baseball cards

Posted on August 21, 2015 – 10:12 am Author: chrisolds

Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds ripped a box of 2012 Panini Golden Age baseball cards on Thursday night and here are the results …

Latest Topps Wall Art line turns Chrome into metal

Posted on August 20, 2015 – 2:47 pm Author: chrisolds

The company revealed the 2015 Topps Chrome Metal Sign line of wall art on Thursday, and it’s an offering of 10-by-14 metal prints for a selection of players who appear on the newly released 2015 Topps Chrome checklist.

Your Turn: Who’s the one active autograph to own?

Posted on August 20, 2015 – 11:01 am Author: chrisolds

By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor Who the one active-athlete autograph to own in each sport? It’s a simple question but one that doesn’t always have an easy answer. Some might say that the legends nearing the end of their careers are the one. Others might say the young phenom is the way […]

BGS Diary: Allen & Ginter Mini Rip, Kris Bryant, Danica Patrick, Will Ferrell and even more make the grade

Posted on August 19, 2015 – 5:03 pm Author: chrisolds

For the last few months, I’ve submitted a few cards a month to Beckett Grading Services to finally get some of the cards I like into slabs. Selecting which cards to submit has been easier said than done — and the results can be interesting, too.