Posted on January 7, 2015 – 11:46 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2014 Panini National Treasures, Chicago White Sox, Jose Abreu, MLBPA | Comments (14)
Is this 2014 Panini National Treasures Jose Abreu patch auto perfect? I’m actually not sure in this case — but it’s close. I’m curious about your thoughts below — both with our poll and in the comments.
Posted on January 7, 2015 – 9:23 am | Author: chrisolds
Football | Jameis Winston, Topps, Upper Deck, USA Football | Comments (9)
Controversial Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is headed to the NFL — and he already has trading cards made by Topps and Upper Deck.
Posted on January 6, 2015 – 8:56 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 1988 Fleer Update, 1988 Score Rookies & Traded, 1989 Upper Deck, 1991 Upper Deck Final, Baseball Hall of Fame, Craig Biggio, John Smoltz, MLB, Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson, Score, Topps, Upper Deck | Comments (6)
Three pitchers and a member of baseball’s 3,ooo-hit club were voted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Tuesday and each of them has readily attainable and affordable early cardboard that collectors can chase.
Posted on January 6, 2015 – 9:24 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | Barry Bonds, Baseball Hall of Fame, Craig Biggio, John Smoltz, Ken Griffey Jr, Mark McGwire, MLB, Nolan Ryan, Pedro Martinez, Pete Rose, Randy Johnson, Roger Clemens | Comments (9)
In my mind, the only lock for the Hall via the Baseball Writers’ Association of America is Randy Johnson, the hard-throwing lefty who won 303 games, won five Cy Young Awards and a World Series title in 22 seasons.
Posted on January 5, 2015 – 10:05 am | Author: chrisolds
Industry News, Racing | autographs, Elvis Presley, game-used cards, KISS, NASCAR, Parks and Recreation, press pass, Yo Gabba Gabba! | Comments (24)
NASCAR’s lone trading card manufacturer, Press Pass, will be closing its doors.
Posted on January 5, 2015 – 10:01 am | Author: chrisolds
Beckett Updates | 1993 Press Pass Previews, 2009 press pass fusion, Bobby Bowden, CLC, college football, Gene Stallings, NASCAR, NCAA football, Pete Maravich, press pass, Press Pass Burning Rubber, Press Pass Legends, Steve Spurrier, Tom Osbourne | Comments (4)
It’s the end of an era.
Posted on January 5, 2015 – 12:45 am | Author: chrisolds
Beckett Grading Services | BGS Diary, BGS Diary Predictor, Bill Murray, Bull Durham, Chicago White Sox, Jim Abbott, Julius Erving, Little Sun, Mark Ingram, Michael Jordan, milb, Miss Elizabeth, MLB, NBA, nfl, Nick Swisher, O-Pee-Chee, Randy Savage, Salt Lake Trappers, Star, Stuart Scott, Topps, Upper Deck, WWE, WWF | Comments (1)
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.
Posted on January 4, 2015 – 11:18 am | Author: chrisolds
Multisport, Pop Culture News, World Of Collectibles, World Of Sports | 2010 Topps Allen & Ginter, Dan Patrick, ESPN, Kenny Mayne, Linda Cohn, SportsCenter, Stuart Scott, Topps, Upper Deck | Comments (1)
Long-time ESPN anchor Stuart Scott who helped bring personality and non-traditional approaches to broadcasting and SportsCenter lost his long-time battle with cancer on Sunday. He was 49.
Posted on January 4, 2015 – 10:36 am | Author: chrisolds
Beckett Updates | D.J. Kazmierczak, Panini America, Sunday Conversation | Comments (1)
D.J. Kazmierczak is Panini America’s Vice President of Sales and we recently caught up with him for a chat about group-breaking for an upcoming issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly.
Posted on January 2, 2015 – 9:22 am | Author: chrisolds
Guest commentary | 2015 predictions, BlowoutCards.com, Chris Park, Debbie Redwine, Group-breakers, Nick Redwine, Nick's Sports Cards, Rich Layton | Comments (2)
What will the hobby hold for 2015? We’ve asked a few industry insiders and other notable collectors. Here’s what they have boldly predicted to see in the coming year.
Posted on January 1, 2015 – 9:44 am | Author: chrisolds
Guest commentary | 2015 predictions, BlowoutCards.com, Brent Williams, Gregg Kohn, Leaf Trading Cards, Mike Jaspersen, Panini America, Thomas Fish, Tracy Hackler | Comments (9)
Posted on December 31, 2014 – 4:40 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Beckett 20 Questions | Allen & Ginter, Babe Ruth, baseball cards, Boston Red Sox, Connie Mack, frank Robinson, Jerry Koosman, Mickey Mantle, National Treasures, New York Yankees, Nolan Ryan, Panini America, Pete Rose, retro brands, Rickey Henderson, Sam Crawford, Topps, Topps Heritage, Ty Cobb, vintage, Walter Johnson | Comments (15)
With plenty of popular retro brands, there are plenty of new options to revisit the old, and we want to ring in the new year with 20 Questions on both pieces of this collecting puzzle.
Posted on December 31, 2014 – 4:25 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Hockey | MLBPA, NBA, nfl, NHL, Panini America | Comments (1)
Panini has had a busy year — and here’s its highlight reel to prove it.
Posted on December 31, 2014 – 1:16 pm | Author: chrisolds
Beckett Grading Services, Beckett Updates | autographs, Beckett Grading Services, BGS, James Spence Authentication, JSA | Comments (0)
Beckett Grading Services will host James Spence Authentication for on-site autograph authentication at Beckett Media headquarters on Saturday (Jan. 3) for collectors who are interested in professional grading or need items examined and/or slabbed.
Posted on December 31, 2014 – 9:29 am | Author: chrisolds
Football | 2014 Panini Spectra, Johnny Manziel, nfl, Panini America | Comments (2)
One of Panini America’s high-end football card lines is back for a sophomore season.
Posted on December 30, 2014 – 9:00 am | Author: chrisolds
Guest commentary, Industry News | 2015 predictions, Adam Martin, Arizona Diamondbacks, Brad Ziegler, Chris Fehn, Chris Ivy, Chris Vaccaro, Dave & Adams Card World, Heritage Auctions, Reed Kasaoka, Slipknot, Topps, Topps Bunt, Topps Huddle, Topps Kick | Comments (13)
Posted on December 29, 2014 – 3:46 pm | Author: chrisolds
Your Turn | 2015, 2015 predictions, sports cards | Comments (12)
What do you predict for the hobby in 2015?
Posted on December 29, 2014 – 1:49 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2011 SP Game-Used Soccer, 2014 National Treasures, Barry Bonds, game-used, game-used memorabilia, MLBPA, Panini America | Comments (7)
A hobby heavyweight returns to the baseball field this week with the arrival of 2014 National Treasures from Panini America.
Posted on December 29, 2014 – 12:15 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Beckett Updates, Industry News | Beckett Baseball, Beckett Baseball Best of 2014, Beckett Baseball Cardboard Awards, MLB, MLBPA, Panini America, Topps | Comments (9)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor It’s time for us to make our selections for the best baseball cards of the year, and we want your help. While we’ll continue to argue about the highlights of 2014 — with a couple brands still to come in the next week or so — we want […]
Posted on December 29, 2014 – 8:46 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | Baseball Cards: Year In Review, Beckett Baseball, Best of 2014, MLB, MLBPA, Panini America, Topps | Comments (2)
We’re presently preparing The Awards Issue of Beckett Baseball and we simply want to know one thing while we prepare our selections and the Fans’ Vote ballots.
Posted on December 28, 2014 – 12:01 am | Author: chrisolds
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Breaker Central, Industry News | Chad Redfern, FireHand SportsCards, group breaks, Group-breaking, sports cards | Comments (11)
Chad Redfern is a major group-breaker based in Encino, Calif., and owner of FireHand SportsCards. We caught up with him for a brief Q&A about group-breaking in this latest Sunday Conversation.
Posted on December 27, 2014 – 10:43 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | Alan Trammell, Barry Bonds, Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, Curt Schilling, Don Mattingly, John Smoltz, Larry Walker, Mark McGwire, Nomar Garciaparra, Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson, Roger Clemens | Comments (12)
Who gets your Hall of Fame vote?
Posted on December 26, 2014 – 12:01 am | Author: chrisolds
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Breaker Central, Soccer, World Of Sports | 2014-15 Topps Premiere Gold, English Premier League, EPL, soccer, Topps | Comments (2)
Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into boxes of 2014-15 Topps Premiere Gold soccer in this latest edition of Box Busters.
Posted on December 25, 2014 – 12:31 am | Author: chrisolds
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Breaker Central, Football | 2014 Topps Triple Threads, football cards, nfl, Topps | Comments (0)
Join Beckett Football’s Justin Grunert and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2014 Topps Triple Threads in this latest edition of Box Busters.
Posted on December 24, 2014 – 12:00 pm | Author: chrisolds
Football | 2014 Bowman Chrome, football cards, nfl, Topps | Comments (1)
This year’s edition of Bowman Chrome football cards arrives in hobby shops today with every 18-pack box including one autograph.