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First Look: 2015 Bowman’s Best baseball cards

Bowman’s Best is back and now it’s time for a look.

Poll: How much can Will Ferrell’s autos sell for?

The first Will Ferrell 2015 Topps Archives autograph has hit eBay with a Buy It Now price of $899.

Box Busters: 2015 Panini Prizm Collegiate Draft Picks

Join Beckett Football’s Chris Olds and Justin Grunert as they rip into boxes of 2015 Panini Prizm Collegiate Draft Picks in this latest edition of Box Busters.

“The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes dies at 69

Professional wrestling lost one of its greatest performers and influential minds behind the scenes on Thursday with the passing of “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes. He was 69.

Box Busters: 2015 Topps Tier One baseball cards

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

Buster Posey talks cards on eve of Topps Series 2

For three-time World Series champ Buster Posey, the catcher for the San Francisco Giants, seeing himself on a baseball card for the first time was a moment to remember, too.

Giants rookie Chris Heston no-hits Mets

Fifteen games into his big-league career, San Francisco Giants rookie Chris Heston has a no-hitter.

Box Busters: 2015 DC Comics Super Villains

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Matt Bible and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2015 DC Comics Super Villains in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2015 The Hobbit Desolation of Smaug

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Matt Bible and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2015 The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2015 Topps Star Wars Illustrated Empire Strikes Back + win a box

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Matt Bible and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2015 Topps Star Wars Illustrated Empire Strikes Back in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2014-15 Panini Spectra basketball

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

American Pharoah is good business after Crown

When American Pharoah crossed the finish line to capture the 2015 Belmont Stakes on Saturday, the cheers of the 90-thousand plus who had just witnessed history were deafening. Yet one could still almost hear the ring of a cash register among the euphoria.

Beckett Grading to host James Spence on Saturday

Beckett Grading Services will host James Spence Authentication for on-site autograph authentication at Beckett Media headquarters on Saturday (June 13) for collectors who are interested in professional grading or need items examined and/or slabbed.

Ripping Retail Retro: 1983-84 O-Pee-Chee hockey

Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Chris Olds joins Reed Kasaoka of Baseball Card Exchange to open packs of 1983-84 O-Pee-Chee hockey cards in this latest Ripping Retail Retro video.

Box Busters: 2015 Topps Pro Debut baseball cards

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

Ripping Retail Retro: 1985 Topps baseball cards

Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds joins Reed Kasaoka of Baseball Card Exchange to open packs of 1985 Topps cards in this latest Ripping Retail Retro video.

Beckett Auctions ‘Championship Quest’ opens Sunday

Beckett Auctions is proud to open its June 2015 auction titled “Championship Quest” on Sunday. There are several showcased items this month, most notably the 2014 Topps Triple Threads Dual Cut Signature Relics card featuring Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. This masterpiece is a beautiful copy of the item, which is a 1/1 and has been […]

Topps adds NBA hopefuls to Allen & Ginter

This year’s Allen & Ginter set from Topps will be the home of legendary fictional fighters named Rocky Balboa and Thunderlips as well as future Hall of Famer Ichiro Suzuki.

First look: 2015 Bowman Draft baseball cards

Every 24-pack hobby box will include one autographed card when it arrives in hobby shops on Nov. 25.

Topps adds Thunderlips autos to Allen & Ginter

First there was Rocky Balboa, now there’s Thunderlips.

Ripping Retail Retro: 1978-79 Topps hockey

Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Chris Olds joins Reed Kasaoka of Baseball Card Exchange to open packs of 1978-79 Topps hockey cards in this latest Ripping Retail Retro video.

Box Busters: 2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Chris Olds and Matt Bible as they rip into boxes of 2015 Upper Deck Avengers: Age of Ultron cards in this latest episode of Box Busters.

Custom card creator’s secondary hobby leads to autograph signing at Jose Canseco’s house

Tanner Jones is a dedicated collector of Jose Canseco cards — so much so he makes his own custom cardboard that includes game-used pieces and dream combinations that haven’t been done before.

NASCAR licensing VP says card deal progressing

A dozen races into the Sprint Cup season, NASCAR’s search for a replacement for Press Pass continues.

Topps puts Hurricane Sandy Relic into Pro Debut

What do you think of the card? Tell us in our poll and in the comments below.

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

He’s prepared his five cards for grading in June and we want to see if you can predict which of his cards will end up slabbed.

First Look: 2015 Topps Heritage High Number baseball

By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor Heritage High Number is back in packs beginning on Sept. 23. Topps revealed the details on 2015 Topps Heritage High Number on Wednesday, a product that makes a return in pack form for the first time since 2009. Topps released the Heritage update in packs in 2008 and 2009 along […]

Newest Goodwin auction opens with rare pieces

The Goodwin & Co. Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons LX Auction is now open for bidding and has some rare pieces of hobby history.

Ripping Retail Retro: 1986-87 Topps hockey cards

Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Chris Olds joins Reed Kasaoka of Baseball Card Exchange to open packs of 1986-87 Topps hockey cards in this latest Ripping Retail Retro video.

NFLPA releases Rookie Premiere participant list

By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor Will your top NFL rookie be among those with event-used memorabilia cards and autographs when the first 2015 NFL products arrive? Now’s the day you can find out. The NFL Players Association released the list of  more than 40 top rookies who will be in attendance […]

Beckett 20 Questions on … this season and its cards

The MLB All-Star Game will be here before you know it — but at least there’s plenty of time remaining in the baseball card season. We figured we’d take a moment and allow you to assess both in our latest 20 Questions.

Box Busters: 2015 Panini Contenders Draft Picks

Join Beckett Football’s Chris Olds and Justin Grunert as they rip into a box of 2015 Panini Contenders Draft Picks in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters Retro: 1997 Bowman Chrome baseball

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Reed Kasaoka of BBCexchange.com as they rip into a box of 1997 Bowman Chrome in this latest Box Busters Retro video.

First look: 2015 Topps Update baseball cards

Topps unleashed the first look at 2015 Topps Update on Thursday and one big thing is the first thing that jumps out at one off of the product’s details — the base set will consist of 400 cards, which is the largest checklist for the release in years.

Max Scherzer signs baseball cards for a cause

Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer wants to help the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy, so he’s doing one thing he does pretty well.