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First look: 2015 Topps Archives baseball cards

Topps is dipping back into its archives once again for another edition of Archives.

Beckett Media acquires auction leader Goodwin & Co.

DALLAS (Dec. 16, 2014) – Beckett Media, the collectible industry’s most-trusted brand, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Goodwin & Co., a leading sports auction house. As part of the transaction announced today, Bill Goodwin, president of St. Louis-based Goodwin & Co, will join the Beckett management team under a long-term agreement.

Box Busters: 2014 SP Authentic football cards

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

Controversy sparks demand for Interview posters

The controversy surrounding the release of the upcoming Seth Rogen film The Interview — and the fact that it’s now no longer happening — has done one thing.

Top 5: Wil Myers Rookie Cards to chase

Former top prospect and 2013 American League Rookie of the Year Wil Myers is on the trading block with a few scenarios in play that would likely send him to the San Diego Padres sometime soon — one potentially being a multi-team deal including plenty of potential big-leaguers.

Baseball world reflects on life of Sy Berger

When former Topps executive Sy Berger died on Sunday, the baseball world began reflecting upon a life dedicated to cardboard.

Oscar Taveras auction to benefit his family

A serious collector of a prospect gone too soon is selling his collection to benefit the player’s family.

BGS Diary: Saban, Cerrano, Hawk, Animal & practice

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

Panini adds Oregon Ducks to college lineup

Panini America revealed its latest deal with a major university on Monday with the University of Oregon, which saw quarterback Marcus Mariota pick up college football’s highest honor on Saturday night.

Former Topps executive Sy Berger dies at 91

A baseball card pioneer has passed.

Box Busters: 2014 Bowman Draft baseball cards

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into boxes of 2014 Bowman Draft in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2014 Topps Platinum football cards

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

Box Busters: 2014 Bowman Sterling football cards

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

The List: 50 group-breakers to know

We’ve let collectors speak here at Beckett.com/news about which group-breakers they use and trust to help compile The List — 50 Breakers to Know.

Box Busters: 2014 Topps High Tek baseball cards

Join Beckett Baseball’s Brian Fleischer and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2014 Topps High Tek in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2014-15 Upper Deck Lettermen

Join Beckett Basketball’s Derek Ficken and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2014-15 Upper Deck Lettermen in this latest edition of Box Busters.

EW’s Star Wars scoop comes via Topps card mocks

Millions of people have seen the teaser for the next Star Wars movie coming next year, but there were a lot of details yet to be revealed for the next chapters of the legendary science-fiction franchise.

Top 5: Baseball players on new teams … so far

The MLB Hot Stove is quite warm this week with several moves that could spark interest in the baseball cards of a few key players.

Basketball Hall sues Grey Flannel Auctions

A major auction house has been sued by the Basketball Hall of Fame for unpaid payments required as part of their long-running relationship with the Hall for an annual auction that coincides with enshrinement ceremonies.

Panini, Pop Warner extend sponsorship

One of Panini America’s biggest youth sports initiatives will continue into the coming years as the company announced on Thursday its exclusive deal with Pop warner will continue under a new multi-year agreement.

Your Turn: Which legends would you want paired?

It’s an impressive card and it got us thinking … which duos would you like to see on a card?

Beckett 20 Questions on … group breaks & rookies

In the issue, we’ll take a look at 10 of the hottest rookies of the past year in a few sports — and we’ll also take a look at 50 notable group-breakers as well as the trend itself. As part of this package, we have another edition of 20 Questions where we want your input on it all.

Rams mascot gets Relic treatment from Topps

The fine print from the latest Topps release on Tuesday said it all.

“Wild Thing” Ricky Vaughn among Five Star surprises

Click here to view the Five Star checklist as released by Topps

Hobby Q&A: David Cone revisits his perfect game

Beckett had a chance to talk to a number of the players on hand at the press conference (look for a feature in an upcoming magazine), but we wanted to give you a little taste beforehand. Here’s our Hobby Q&A with Cone …