Author Archives: chrisolds

NSCC Notebook: What’s in store at the National?

The National Sports Collectors Convention is about a week away … here’s a rundown of some of the promotional events planned for the biggest show for sports cards and memorabilia.

Topps Vault adds signed memorabilia to lineup

For more than a decade, the Topps Vault program has helped get behind-the-scenes collectibles from the making of our collectibles into collectors’ hands.

Box Busters Retro: 2006 Playoff Contenders football cards

Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Chris Olds joins Reed Kasaoka of Baseball Card Exchange to open packs of 2006 Playoff Contenders cards in this latest Box Busters Retro video.

Kris Bryant signs with Fanatics Authentic

MLB’s biggest rookie has a new home.

BGS Diary (July): Digging vintage, Kris Bryant, ‘Eight Men Out,’ minis and The Dude

By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor | Commentary 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. Here […]

Topps commemorates Todd Frazier’s Home Run Derby win, Mike Trout’s All-Star MVP

By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor The Derby champ and the MVP are now noted on cardboard. Cincinnati Reds slugger Todd Frazier was the MLB All-Star Home Run Derby Champ and Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout was The Midsummer Classic’s MVP and Topps has commemorated both with a three-piece wall art offering released […]

Who’s your top NFL rookie this year? Tell us & win

Tell us who will be the NFL’s top rookie this season and we’ll award two of you a box and album of the new Panini stickers.

Beckett Auctions’ Boys of Summer sale ends Sunday

Beckett Auctions is set to close its “Boys of Summer” Auction on Sunday. There are several amazing items showcased this month and, as always, there is something available for everyone. Baseball collectors will love this beautiful Cooperstown Hall of Fame bat containing more than 45 autographs, including legends like Ted Williams, Sandy Koufax, Willie Mays and Nolan Ryan. […]

Photo of the Day: Olbermann’s Ferrell collection

It’s not a shock, is it? Noted collector Keith Olbermann recently showed off his Will Ferrell autograph collection.

Box Busters: 2015 Bowman Inception baseball cards

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into boxes of 2015 Bowman Inception in this latest episode of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2015 Fleer Retro Marvel cards

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Chris Olds and Matt Bible as they rip into boxes of 2015 Fleer Retro Marvel cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Beckett 20 Questions on … college cardboard

School ties are seemingly everywhere on cardboard from the past and present. Now they’re the focus here for our latest 20 Questions …

First Look: 2015 Topps Allen & Ginter checklist

The wait is over for the biggest questions about one of the hobby’s most-popular products. Who will be signing for Allen & Ginter this year?

Topps’ NSCC promos also include Ginter, Gypsy Queen

Topps’ plans for promo cards at the National Sports Collectors Convention will have even more of a retro-styled twist.

Oakland Raiders great Ken Stabler dies at 69

Ken Stabler, who led the Oakland Raiders to their first Super Bowl championship in 1977, has died. He was 69.

Latest Topps release focuses on MLB All-Stars

The Gold set is limited to only 10 serial-numbered copies and is $199.99, while the Silver set is limited to 49 copies at $99.99. Each is printed on 16-point glossy card stock.

College ties among baseball highlights in Panini’s National show wrapper redemption program

By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor When the Panini America wrapper redemption program kicks into gear at this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago on July 29, there will be plenty of familiar names inside the packs. Jameis Winston, Russell Wilson, Kris Bryant, Matt Harvey and plenty more will be found in packs. […]

First Look: 2015 Panini Immaculate baseball cards

More — that’s one word that might describe what’s in store for the second edition of one of Panini America’s high-end baseball card brands.

Box Busters: 2015 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Chris Olds and Justin Grunert as they rip into boxes of 2015 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2014-15 SP Authentic hockey cards

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

Topps tests Fire in baseball as wall art collection

The latest Topps baseball brand is Fire — but you won’t find these cards in packs.

Box Busters: 2014-15 Panini Preferred + win our book

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

Box Busters: 2015 Elite baseball cards

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

Beckett Auctions’ July sale opens Sunday

Beckett Auctions is proud to open its July “Boys of Summer” Auction on Sunday. There are several showcased items this month, including a couple of great baseball multi-signed pieces. First up is a beautiful Cooperstown Hall of Fame bat containing more 45 autographs, including legends like Ted Williams, Sandy Koufax, Willie Mays, Nolan Ryan and more. Are […]

Topps prepares exclusive cards for All-Star FanFest

When MLB’s All-Star converge upon Cincinnati, there will be another show besides the All-Star Game for collectors to check out.

BGS Diary Predictor (July): What will Olds submit?

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.

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.