Author Archives: chrisolds

Golf’s new star Jordan Spieth has little cardboard

Golf’s biggest star at the moment is a newcomer with very little official cardboard bearing his name — and it’s something we have seen before.

Five cards to chase after Max Scherzer’s no-hitter

He was a beanball away from a perfect game, but a no-hitter still might impress.

Box Busters: 2015 Score football cards

Join Beckett Media’s Chris Olds and Justin Grunert as they rip into boxes of 2015 Score football cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.

A-Rod & 3,000 hits … do collectors care?

Alex Rodriguez is knocking on the door of the 3,000-hit club, a group that only 29 players in MLB history have joined.

Beckett Auctions ‘Championship Quest’ ends Sunday

Beckett Auctions’ current sale is set to close this Sunday and there are still plenty of showcase items to pick up — possibly some for a fantastic belated Father’s Day gift.

Box Busters: 2015 Topps Series 2 baseball cards

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips a box of 2015 Topps Series 2 in this latest Box Busters Preview video.

Card Gallery: 2015 Topps Series 2 First Pitch

By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor The second series of 2015 Topps baseball cards officially arrives today with a new helping of First Pitch celebrity cards. The idea of capturing famous first pitches at MLB games on MLB cards was one of the simplest surprises on cardboard this year with Series 1 including Jack […]

Panini America continues to challenge status quo with Father’s Day memorabilia cards

If you’re a collector who has participated in some of Panini America’s promotional pack programs in the last few years, you know how the company has implemented the unusual into them.

Considering autograph signings at the National? Here’s a rundown of who is appearing …

By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor The National Sports Collectors Convention is set for Chicago beginning on July 29 with more than 100 signers from the four major sports and beyond. One highlight this year will be the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team reunion, while notables such as Emmitt Smith, Barry Sanders, […]

Industry veteran Jamie Kiskis named director of Beckett Fantasy

With a diverse background that includes ownership and development in the fantasy sports business, Jamie Kiskis has been tabbed to lead the new Beckett Fantasy venture set to launch later this month.

Box Busters: 2015 Topps Archives baseball cards

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

Box Busters: 2015 Topps Finest baseball cards

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

First Pitch cards return in Topps Series 2

One of the simplest surprises on cardboard this year returns in 2015 Topps Series 2 arriving next week.

BGS Diary (June): Vintage Pudge, Atomic Paige, Cooperstown autographs, Canseco & more

Here is the batch I got back from BGS for June — so here is my latest BGS Diary entry.

Magic controversy leads to $14,900 auction

What happens when a professional Magic: The Gathering player pulls a high-profile card during a high-profile tournament deck draft but then decides to not play the card?

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.