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First Look: 2015 Topps Star Wars Chrome Perspectives: Jedi vs. Sith

By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor The next Star Wars release of 2015 arrives in August — and it’s a collection of everything Star Wars so far. It’s 2015 Star Wars Chrome Perspectives: Jedi vs. Sith — a follow-up to the 2014 release that explored the Star Wars canon via Chrome that arrives […]

Box Busters: 2014-15 Donruss basketball cards

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

Latest Topps wall art line meshes Finest with metal

The latest line of MLB wall art from Topps is one that takes a popular brand from the past and blows it up onto metal prints.

Legends, Divas power interest in 2015 Topps WWE

By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor | Commentary Some of the newest names in professional wrestling as well as some of the oldest ones are capturing the attention of collectors who have ripped into packs of 2015 Topps WWE, which arrived last week. More than 65 eBay auctions have ended with final […]

First Look: 2015 Diamond Kings baseball cards

After a decade-long break, the standalone Diamond Kings brand of baseball cards is back and it’s bringing with it one of the biggest names in sports history.

First Look: 2015 Topps Heritage checklist

By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor | Commentary The checklist for this year’s Topps Heritage baseball card set is here from Topps and the trip down memory lane will include some surprises as we revisit 1966 in the packs of today. Among them? Cut autographs of Dick Clark, Fats Domino and Red Skelton alongside […]

What errors might be in 2015 Topps Heritage? Start with a look back at 1966 Topps …

There are just 10 cards in the original 1966 set that have an uncorrected error, or UER. Only a single card — No. 101, a checklist — had a variation after an error was corrected.

Box Busters: 2014 Topps Fire football cards

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

Topps prepares first Star Wars wall art line

Topps is readying a look at the past of Star Wars with a new line of wall art coming Tuesday only on Topps.com.

First Look: 2015 Topps Triple Threads baseball

By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor The 10th edition of Triple Threads might have more in store than ever — and some cards do. Topps revealed the first glimpses at 2015 Topps Triple Threads on Monday and it includes four “Deca” sets that include 10 swatches among multiple-panel booklets as a nod to this […]

Muhammad Ali’s gloves sell for $956,000

On the 50th anniversary of their controversial second fight, the gloves worn by Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston packed even more punch.

Sunday Conversation: Card artist Mike James

    By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor Mike James is a veteran sports card artist who has had his work appear in several different card sets through the years. We caught up with him for a brief Q&A for our latest Sunday Conversation … — How long have you done sketch […]

Beckett Auctions lands Texas t-card find

A collection of more than 60 rare tobacco and caramel baseball cards has been unearthed by a Texas collector with the cards graded via Beckett Grading Services in advance of a Beckett Auctions sale that launches next month.

Sting makes WWE card debut — with even more to be found in Walmart packs

Sting has his first WWE trading cards with the arrival of 2015 Topps WWE this week, but collectors will find even more for the wrestling icon if they shop around.

Five Questions … about Topps Heritage

Up next for Topps on its 2015 baseball card release calendar is Topps Heritage, a hobby powerhouse that has been going for 15 years now on the simple idea of replicating past with today’s players.

Artist uses game-used baseballs to make dress

Spring training is the home of surprises — and we have our first for the year.

First Look: 2015 Donruss soccer cards

Sports fans around the world have a new card set to collect.

Box Busters: 2014-15 SPx hockey cards

Join Beckett Hockey’s Eric Norton and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2014-15 SPx from Upper Deck in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Your Turn: Does this A-Rod autograph matter?

Alex Rodriguez has signed plenty of autographs during his 20-year career in Major League Baseball but the one he penned on Tuesday might be the most important one of all for some fans.

BGS Diary: Chasing Amy, metal minis, USA Baseball green and, of course, Crimson Tide

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.

Jeffrey Maier’s glove hits auction via Heritage

The kid’s glove can now be bought.

Elemetal readies next round of T206 legends

Elemetal, a Dallas, Texas-based company that has fused precious metals along with sports cards, has its second subject in its line of T206 Silver Bar Baseball Greats series and it’s Cy Young.

First Look: 2015 Topps Chrome baseball

Topps revealed the first looks at 2015 Topps Chrome on Friday, a hobby staple that will arrive once again with a rainbow of Refractors for every player on Aug. 5.

Five MLB vets make new-team card debuts today

Today’s the day where participating shop owners can begin giving out Spring Fever packs to collectors who made qualifying purchases of 2015 Topps Series 1 since it arrived less than two weeks ago. Each five-card pack has a selection of cards from the 50-card set and there are autographs randomly inserted.

NASCAR continues to explore its card options

Blake Davidson, NASCAR’s Vice President of Licensing and Consumer Products, told Beckett Media in an email on Wednesday that the organization is continuing to consider its options for a future trading card licensee.

Short-printed 2015 Topps variations get rarer — and bigger — as wall art

The short-printed variations in 2015 Topps Series 1 that arrived last week just got a lot rarer and a lot bigger.

First Look: 2015 USA Baseball Stars & Stripes

The Red, White and Blue are back in packs as a standalone product for just the second time ever.

Beckett.com by the numbers: 2015 Topps Series 1

The auctions have ended, the numbers have been crunched. The ranges have been tabulated and the prices have been posted.

Signing habits said plenty about Dean Smith

When the basketball ranks lost one of its biggest legends on Saturday night, I immediately thought of one card in my collection.

San Francisco Giants selling World Series lockers via MLB Auctions

What do you get for the San Francisco Giants fan who has everything? What might make for one different kind of MLB memorabilia card?