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First look: 2015 Topps Series 2 baseball cards

Topps’ second series of its 2015 flagship set is already in production.

Auction Estimator: How much will this Mantle fetch?

The 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle is one of the hobby’s most-coveted cards of the bubble-gum era, an iconic want of Baby Boomers and younger baseball fans alike.

What’s your best haul from a group break?

In the comments below, show us an image (link) of your best pull, what it might have cost you (if you remember) and where you got it from.

Box Busters: 2014 Topps Chrome football cards

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

First Look: 2014 Elite Extra Edition baseball

A prospecting staple returns in January.

Panini teams with Broncos for stadium set

Fans who attend the Bills-Broncos game Sunday in Denver will receive a set of Panini America cards featuring the stars of the home team.

Steiner readies ‘game-changer’ autograph line

Steiner Sports says it’s going to change the autograph game with a line that it’s unveiling on Tuesday in New York City.

Box Busters: 2014-15 Panini Prizm basketball

Join Beckett Basketball’s Derek Ficken and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2014-15 Panini Prizm in this latest edition of Box Busters.
What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

Panini’s Black Friday impact estimated at $1.5M

We all know Black Friday is a day that packs a punch for both retailers and consumers — but how big?

Box Busters & Gallery: 2014 Panini USA Baseball

Join Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds as he rips into a 2014 Panini USA Baseball box set in this edition of Box Busters. What will he find inside? Watch and find out … After the jump, you can see a full gallery of card images — front and back — from the set. It’s literally everything […]

Upper Deck showcases international collector

While some collectors may think that a product made in the United States stays in the United States, the action in the U.S. sports world captures the attention of fans from around the world.

Topps to put case break contest cards in packs

If you haven’t dabbled with the trend of case breaks you can — simply by ripping into a pack of 2015 Topps Series 1.

First look: 2015 Topps Stadium Club baseball

Stadium Club will return next year with a new format but the same strong visual formula.

Box Busters: 2014-15 Black Diamond

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

Panini adds Ichiro Suzuki to autograph roster

Panini America officially detailed its plans for buyback autographs of the Japanese baseball legend on Thursday — his autographs are the first he’s ever signed for the company.

Box Busters: 2014 Rittenhouse Star Trek Aliens

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Chris Olds and Matt Bible as they rip into boxes of 2014 Rittenhouse Star Trek Aliens in this latest edition of Box Busters.

How much did this Willie Mays rookie sell for?

How much do you think it sold for? Tell us by taking the poll below.

“Stone Cold” Steve Austin is latest WWE Icon

A beer-guzzling, attitude-fueled WWE legend is the latest star to get the McFarlane Toys treatment.

Introducing Beckett SuperSeller

Beckett Media is proud to announce the launch of Beckett SuperSeller – an industry-leading online tool that allows you to easily list cards on eBay at a fixed price, using Beckett’s online Organize tool.

First look: 2015 Topps Finest baseball cards

Finest will return in 2015 with some new features but the same iconic feel and format that it’s carried for years.

BGS Diary Predictor (Dec.): What will he submit?

He’s prepared his five cards for grading in December and we want to see if you can predict which of his cards will end up slabbed. Of the 10 cards listed below, five are headed to BGS today for his next BGS Diary.

Topps adds Rusney Castillo & more to Tribute

Topps is already adding to the lineup for next year’s edition of Topps Tribute.

Preview Gallery: 2014 Topps High Tek

One of the more-unique creations of the late-1990s is back on Wednesday and it’s Tek from Topps.

Your Turn: Which group-breakers do you use most?

Tell us, in the comments below, who gets your business on the group-breaking front.

Sunday Conversation: Panini’s Jason Howarth

Jason Howarth is the Vice President of Marketing for Panini America. We caught up with him for a brief Q&A about the industry its challenges, his New England Patriots and plenty more.