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Box Busters: 2015 Panini Prizm baseball cards

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fletcher as they rip into boxes of 2015 Panini Prizm in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2015 Panini Americana trading cards + win a box

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Chris Olds and Matt Bible as they rip into boxes of 2015 Americana from Panini America in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2015 Topps Chipz

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

Box Busters: 2014-15 Masterpieces

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

Beckett “Hobby Legends” May auction closes Sunday

Beckett Auctions’ current “Hobby Legends” auction is in its final few days before it closes for good, but there is still time to bid on some pieces of hobby history, both sports and gaming. There are several showcased items this month including the 1968 Topps 3-D Framed proof sheet with eight cut signature autographs authenticated […]

Hobby challenge: Build an autographed card set

We all want the best player possible as the autograph every single time we open a box, but we should realize that’s not possible.

Sylvester Stallone autos coming in Allen & Ginter

Topps revealed on Thursday that Sylvester Stallone will be signing cards for the 10th edition of the retro-styled baseball card set that includes other notables in the sports world.

Beckett 20 Questions on … having fun in the hobby

By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor The sports card world of just 20 years ago was immensely different from today, but one thing is the same for many collectors. They just want to have fun with their hobby … right? Defining “fun” will vary from person to person (see our Your Turn […]

Your Turn: What makes the hobby fun?

Tell us … What makes the hobby fun?

Peeking inside Panini Americana’s auto checklist

Eliza Dushku, Ali Larter and Shannon Elizabeth — If you know your View Askew films then you know this trio to be three-fourths of the gang from Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back who knocked off the Colorado Diamond Exchange while Jay and Silent Bob freed all the animals from the Provasik testing lab. Chrissy, Sissy and Justice can all now be found with certified autographs in the same place.

Ichiro Suzuki to make Topps auto debut in Ginter

But there’s one thing that Ichiro Suzuki has never done before — sign a baseball card to be placed into Topps packs.

Box Busters: 2015 Bowman baseball cards

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

First Look: 2015 Topps Heritage Minor League

Baseball card collectors will get another chance to revisit 1966 this year as Topps’ annual retro minor-league set arrives in September.

Getting “Up Close” with 2015 Bowman baseball

Tear into a pack of the recently released 2015 Bowman baseball cards from Topps, and I’ll guarantee you one thing.

Ripping Retail Retro: 1979 Topps baseball cards

Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds joins Reed Kasaoka of Baseball Card Exchange to open packs of 1979 Topps baseball cards in this Ripping Retail Retro video.

Topps creates Twitter-exclusive Refractor packs

All 150 prospects in the 2015 Bowman product — a crop that includes Kris Bryant and Carlos Rodon — will be found with Blue Refractors that are only available via Twitter giveaways by the @BowmanCards account. Oh, and there’s an autograph — a card limited to only three copies — in every pack, too.

Box Busters: 2015 Panini Diamond Kings

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

Will Ferrell autographs coming in Topps Archives

Topps teased on Wednesday that there will be Will Ferrell certified autographs in 2015 Topps Archives when it arrives on June 10.

Box Busters: 2014-15 Panini Immaculate Collection

Join Beckett Basketball’s Derek Ficken and Panini America’s Keith Hower as they rip into boxes of 2014-15 Panini Immaculate Collection in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Win our autographed Kris Bryant baseball bat

Tell us in a comment below who is your favorite USA Baseball card or player.

First Look: 2015 Topps WWE Undisputed

World Wrestling Entertainment cards have officially gone high-end.

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

Of the 10 cards listed below, a few are headed to Beckett Grading Services today for his next BGS Diary. Can you predict which ones they will be?

First Look: 2015 Topps Five Star baseball cards

A reconfigured look for Five Star means two new things — a lower price and two autographed cards per pack.

Silver bar series commemorates Secretariat’s Triple-Crown mettle

On the eve of the running of the 141st Kentucky Derby, Elemetal has announced a silver bar set featuring Secretariat, the superhorse who still holds the three Triple Crown race records 42 years after running in them.

Box Busters: Marvel Collector Corps

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Matt Bible and Chris Olds as they rip into a Marvel Collector Corps box in this episode of Box Busters.

First Look: 2015 Prestige football cards

Round 1 of the NFL Draft is complete and Panini America already has another football brand ready to roll.

First Look: 2015 Topps Triple Threads football cards

One of Topps’ most-popular high-end brands is back for one last run with an NFLPA license.

NFL Draft Day Drama: Recap Round 1 here

The first pick is in — and his first Panini America card has been revealed.

It only took Marquis Grissom 25 years to sign …

It only took 25 years, but Marquis Grissom has a certified autograph card.

20 Questions on … USA Baseball cards

With the July issue of Beckett Baseball being prepared right now — one focusing heavily on the Red, White and Blue of cardboard — we also figured that now might be a good time for a USA-focused edition of 20 Questions.

Box Busters Retro: 2007 Topps Triple Threads

Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Chris Olds joins Reed Kasaoka of Baseball Card Exchange to open a box of 2007 Topps Triple Threads football cards in this latest Retro video.

First Look: 2015 Topps High Tek football cards

The NFL is going High Tek.

Five questions on … Superfractors

With the arrival of 2015 Bowman today, we have a new batch of Supers that the Chromies are chasing — both signed and unsigned. That got us curious about your thoughts on Superfractors — tell us what you think below.

Topps releases Bowman jumbo cards and wall art

Bowman is back — and it’s bigger than ever before.

Who will you be chasing on 2015 Bowman autos?

This year’s first Bowman release arrives next Wednesday with the newest crop of Chrome prospect and rookie autographs as well as a strong selection of insert autographs showcasing some of the biggest names in the game.