Author Archives: chrisolds

Immaculate Collection returns with more memorabilia than ever

Posted on August 19, 2015 – 12:47 pm Author: chrisolds

By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor | Commentary Immaculate Collection is back on the baseball field for another season beginning next week and it’s bringing all of its gear that collectors clamored for the first time around — and plenty more. In previous stories, we have seen prepared mocks from 2015 Panini Immaculate Collection baseball […]

SCP Auctions to sell New York Yankees’ No. 42 jerseys for Jackie Robinson Foundation

Posted on August 18, 2015 – 12:25 pm Author: chrisolds

The jerseys of most-famous number in all of Major League Baseball worn by stars from the most-successful franchise in history are being sold by SCP Auctions.

Tweeting Retail: 2015 Topps WWE Road to WrestleMania

Posted on August 17, 2015 – 8:58 pm Author: chrisolds

What did Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Chris Olds find when he ripped into a blaster box of 2015 Topps WWE Road to WrestleMania cards?

Totally Fake Rookie Cards: 1969 Topps Kenny Stabler

Posted on August 17, 2015 – 5:02 pm Author: chrisolds

The late Kenny “Snake” Stabler might be best-known for his legendary days as a member of the Oakland Raiders — a Hall of Fame caliber career that included 15 years in the NFL, more than 27,000 yards and 194 touchdowns.

Box Busters: 2014-15 Ultimate Collection hockey

Posted on August 17, 2015 – 12:31 pm Author: chrisolds

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

2016 Topps baseball cards: New approach is apparent in Series 1

Posted on August 17, 2015 – 9:09 am Author: chrisolds

Get a detailed look at 2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball including checklist, images, full product overview, release date, hobby box info and more.

Box Busters: 2015 Panini Prestige football cards

Posted on August 14, 2015 – 2:15 pm Author: chrisolds

Join Beckett Football’s Chris Olds and Dan Hitt as they rip into a box of 2015 Panini Prestige in this latest episode of Box Busters.

Panini revives baseball brand with 2015 Contenders coming in October

Posted on August 14, 2015 – 9:57 am Author: chrisolds

With a college license in hand, Panini America is reviving a popular brand from the past with the NCAA logos at the forefront.

Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose … sometimes you get Peanuts Lowrey

Posted on August 13, 2015 – 3:26 pm Author: chrisolds

It’s no secret to most of us that the online world has changed how we collect our cardboard.

Topps offers a behind-the-scenes look at process of making our trading cards

Posted on August 13, 2015 – 11:15 am Author: chrisolds

Ever wondered the steps that go into making trading cards? Topps offers a glimpse …

Topps adds another variable to wall art … autographs

Posted on August 12, 2015 – 4:10 pm Author: chrisolds

A dozen new pieces with six new signers are now available on wall art found only on Topps.com with a selection of rookies and legends all found on 10-by-14 pieces in the style of past Bowman and Museum Collection cards.

Ripping Retail: 2015 Topps Chrome WWE

Posted on August 12, 2015 – 1:58 pm Author: chrisolds

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Chris Olds as he rips into a pair of 2015 Topps WWE Chrome blaster boxes in this latest Ripping Retail video.

Ripping Retail Retro: 1991 Topps baseball cards

Posted on August 11, 2015 – 8:20 pm Author: chrisolds

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into a box of 1991 Topps in this latest Ripping Retail Retro video.

First look: 2016 Topps MLB Sticker Collection

Posted on August 11, 2015 – 6:50 pm Author: chrisolds

Topps’ latest reveal for a 2016 baseball product is one that’s clearly aimed at kids — with the hopes that the collecting bug will stick.

Your Turn: Who’s your Rookie of the Year?

Posted on August 11, 2015 – 2:02 pm Author: chrisolds

Your next issue of Beckett Baseball will examine 10 notable rookies from this season, and, as part of the issue. we’re curious who your picks for the American League and National League Rookie of the Year winners might be. Tell us in our polls (or the comments) below …

Box Busters Retro: 2012 Panini Cooperstown baseball

Posted on August 10, 2015 – 6:50 pm Author: chrisolds

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he turns back the clock three years to rip a box of 2012 Panini Cooperstown in this latest Box Busters Retro video.

Changing places: Trades are part of collecting life

Posted on August 7, 2015 – 2:47 pm Author: chrisolds

Trades are a part of the life for some players as they come and go, working their way through their paths called careers with a hopeful final destination — beyond the stat sheets and databases — being Cooperstown and the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Mighty-affordable Micks: Five vintage Mickey Mantles that won’t break the bank

Posted on August 7, 2015 – 12:22 pm Author: chrisolds

Mickey Mantle is one of the most-popular baseball players ever, and his prices on key cards reflect that even as we approach the 20-year anniversary of his death.

Box Busters: 2015-16 Upper Deck MVP hockey cards

Posted on August 7, 2015 – 11:36 am Author: chrisolds

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

Box Busters: 2014-15 UD Premier hockey cards

Posted on August 7, 2015 – 11:17 am Author: chrisolds

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

Ripping Retail Retro: 1993 Topps Series 1 baseball

Posted on August 6, 2015 – 4:05 pm Author: chrisolds

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into a box of 1993 Topps Series 1 — home of the Derek Jeter Rookie Card — in this latest Ripping Retail Retro video.

Beckett 20 Questions on … vintage baseball cards

Posted on August 6, 2015 – 11:42 am Author: chrisolds

By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor Here is our latest batch of 20 Questions … all about vintage baseball cards. — — —

Topps adds new MLB rookies to wall art line

Posted on August 5, 2015 – 6:42 pm Author: chrisolds

Topps added seven new MLB rookies to its 2015 MLB Call-ups wall art line on Wednesday, a brand of 10- by 14-inch prints of their debut Bowman cards printed on quarter-inch acrylic for an added three-dimensional effect when placed onto a wall.

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

Posted on August 5, 2015 – 10:31 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.

Topps reveals Finest Mystery Redemptions

Posted on August 4, 2015 – 11:32 am Author: chrisolds

Card No. 1 is Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton. Card No. 2 is Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Joc Pederson and card No. 3 is Cleveland Indians infielder Francisco Lindor.

Scenes From the Show: A massive NSCC image gallery

Posted on August 4, 2015 – 10:30 am Author: chrisolds

  Wander the floor of the National Sports Collectors Convention and you’ll see things you wouldn’t imagine finding from both the past and the present. Here’s just one small sampling of items seen at the NSCC and some of the other related events. Check out more than 100 images after the jump.  — Chris Olds

Box Busters: 2015 Topps Allen & Ginter baseball

Posted on August 3, 2015 – 4:21 pm Author: chrisolds

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

Ripping Retail: What’s inside a 1986-87 Fleer basketball pack?

Posted on August 3, 2015 – 3:23 pm Author: chrisolds

Beckett Media’s Chris Olds caught up with a collector named Dylan to rip a pack of the iconic 1986-87 Fleer basketball set — home of the Michael Jordan Rookie Card.

My $123,750 Bud Selig autograph

Posted on August 3, 2015 – 2:22 pm Author: chrisolds

One of my goals every time I set foot on the floor of a National Sports Collectors Convention is to find a single interesting item that could serve as a single memorable souvenir of the trip. It’s not that easy on a smaller budget or if you don’t have an organized want list, but I managed to do that in the final hours of the show.

Topps releases remaining NSCC sets online

Posted on August 3, 2015 – 1:48 pm Author: chrisolds

  By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor If you missed the show of all shows, Topps has two show-only releases that you can still get — at least for a limited time. Three limited sets of 5-by-7 baseball cards — one featuring notable Chicago icons and the other featuring game’s biggest young stars on High […]

Competitive eating champ Matt Stonie coming to cardboard after NSCC appearance

Posted on August 2, 2015 – 9:59 am Author: chrisolds

Competitive eater and 2015 Nathan’s Hot Dog champ Matt Stonie visited the National Sports Collectors Convention as a guest of Blowout Cards and landed a trading card deal before talking to Beckett Media’s Chris Olds.

Panini VIP Party creates moments before memorabilia

Posted on August 2, 2015 – 2:22 am Author: chrisolds

Each of them had the chance to create some moments with some of the biggest names in the sports world — and on this evening selfies and snapshots were clearly in demand. In fact, they were priceless.

BGS Vintage Challenge: Chris Olds

Posted on August 2, 2015 – 12:59 am Author: chrisolds

Frank Robinson is easily one of the most-overlooked Hall of Famers in terms of value and this is his third-year card. I’d argue that it’s undervalued from the start.

Panini adds Mike Tyson to VIP Party guest roster

Posted on August 1, 2015 – 9:14 am Author: chrisolds

By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor He’s been the world heavyweight champ, had a Hangover, joined the WWE Hall of Fame, a man who forever changed video games and is “the baddest man on the planet.” But now Mike Tyson is a Panini America VIP Party guest. Tyson is the latest addition to a […]

First look: 2015 Topps Vault Originals

Posted on August 1, 2015 – 12:44 am Author: chrisolds

An upcoming Topps baseball card set will go big while focusing on photography from the past.