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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.

What’s “Money Manziel” worth to you?

This year’s edition of Topps Chrome has arrived for football fans, and it’s got a few surprises in store.

A notable one? Johnny Manziel autos — on multiple types of cards — with the added inscription “Money Manziel.”

Introducing BGS Black

BGS Black is here.

BGS Diary: Vintage, booklets, Dr. Beckett & more

For the last few months, I’ve submitted five cards a month to Beckett Grading Services to finally get some of the cards I like into slabs. Here is the batch of five cards I got back from BGS for November.

Box Busters: 2014 Panini Crown Royale football

Join Beckett Football’s Derek Ficken and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2014 Panini Crown Royale in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2014-15 Panini Prestige

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

Box Busters: 2014 Panini Prizm Perennial Draft

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into boxes of 2014 Panini Prizm Perennial Draft Picks in this latest edition of Box Busters.

First look: 2014 Topps Dynasty baseball checklist

By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor Topps continues to tease what is its priciest single-card pack of baseball cards in the company’s history for a Dec. 3 release and the latest information released Wednesday is the most-important one of all for collectors deciding whether or not to dig in on the premium brand. The autograph subject checklist. The brand is 2014 Topps […]

First Look: 2015 Topps WWE Chrome wrestling

WrestleMania 31 is set for late March, but the Topps hopes to steal the show not long afterward.

Black Friday contest: Win our 2014 Donruss set

Black Friday is coming and we want this limited-edition 2014 Donruss factory set from Panini America to be yours. How can you own it? Tell us your favorite player in the set in the comments below. We’ll pick a winner from all entries received before next Tuesday (Dec. 2).

Box Busters: 2014 James Bond Archives

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Chris Olds and Matt Bible as they rip into a box of 2014 James Bond Archives from Rittenhouse Archives in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Candlestick’s 16s come in handy for NSD, Montana

Joe Montana helped fill a lot of seats in the old Candlestick Park and now ol’ No. 16 is doing something else with them.

Key BGS 10 Peyton Manning hits auction block

A Pristine BGS 10 copy of Peyton Manning’s 1998 SP Authentic Die Cuts card — one of only two cards to receive that grade — has hit the auction block via St. Louis-based Goodwin & Co.

Top 5: Sting wrestling cards to own

He’s been a professional wrestler on the national stage for more than 25 years but there was one thing that Sting had never done until Sunday night at Survivor Series.

Sunday Conversation: Rich Layton

Sunday Conversation — Rich Layton of Layton Sports Cards

Weekend Warriors: Alabama vs. Auburn – who wins the hobby?

Weekend Warriors: Where you can assess rival teams, rival players or other combatants who have trading cards with our series of questions and our open forum for collectibles-related trash-talking in the comments below.

Upper Deck signs exclusive deal with Notre Dame

One of college football’s most-storied programs is sticking with Upper Deck.

BGS Black … it’s coming soon

Black Friday is the day where many of you will battle the shopping crowds for the latest and greatest deals — the one day a year where shopping becomes a sport and you become the competitor. However, we have one thing that Beckett Media want you to watch for right here on Beckett.com that Friday morning.

Panini acknowledges additional Flawless mistakes

According to the Panini announcement today, cards of Andrew Luck, Calvin Johnson Jr., Cam Newton, Joe Flacco and Ryan Tannehill were mislabeled in Flawless’ Patches insert.

Box Busters: 2014 Limited football cards

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

Box Busters: 2014-15 Totally Certified basketball

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

Box Busters: 2014 Totally Certified football

Join Beckett Football’s Justin Grunert and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2014 Totally Certified from Panini America in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Mariano Rivera visits fans in South Korea

Future Hall of Famer Mariano Rivera visited Seoul, South Korea, as part of a promotional tour for JBL headphones and Beckett Grading Services’ Dongwoon Lee was there along with a few collectors who got to meet MLB’s career saves leader.

Box Busters: 2014 Panini Classics baseball cards

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

Sources: Panini close to near-exclusive in college card market

The changes coming to the college trading card landscape in 2015 are going to be even more dramatic than anticipated, according to industry sources.