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First Look: ITG Ultimate Memorabilia 10th Edition

In The Game officials on Tuesday pulled the curtain back on the 10th anniversary edition of ITG Ultimate Memorabilia, one of the company’s cornerstone hockey products due out in early November.

Press Pass' Black Box Rocks

For those about to collect, we salute you . . .

Tickets to Paradise

It can be argued that the first great sports collectible wasn’t the sports card. It was the sports ticket, another rectangular piece of paper that gained its holder entrance into the game to watch the star who appeared on the card that would become the second great sports collectible.

New Images Revealed: 2010 Upper Deck World of Sports

Upper Deck officials on Tuesday offered a sneak peek at several new images from the company’s December-releasing World of Sports multisport product.

Monday Morning Collector: NFL Week 3

Every Monday morning throughout the NFL season, we’ll pick a rookie, veteran and breakout player of the week. Here are our selections for NFL Week 3.

Press Pass Five Star: Sales Material Bliss

As a former card company marketing guy, I’m a sucker for the ingenious piece of product-specific propaganda. You know, sales material.

First Look: 2010 Panini Gridiron Gear Football

Panini America officials on Monday released preliminary product information and images for 2010 Panini Gridiron Gear Football, a product that arrives in early December carrying a $6 pack SRP and slated to deliver two autographs, two memorabilia cards, 18 rookies and nine additional insert or parallel cards per 18-pack box. The two autograph cards per [...]

Two Minutes with Detroit Lions Superstar Rookie Jahvid Best

The statistics speak for themselves: Two games, 268 total yards and five touchdowns. Indeed, in way more than surname, Detroit Lions do-it-all running back Jahvid Best is, ahem, the best rookie of 2010 so far – by far.

First Look: 2010 Topps Supreme Football

On the heels of releasing 2010 Topps Platinum Football and just days before the launch of 2010 Topps Finest Football, company officials on Friday unveiled preliminary information and images teasing 2010 Topps Supreme Football, the company’s new high-end, hit-per-pack product due out in January.

Box Busters: 2010 Topps Finest Football

The man-handling Beckett Football team mauls an early box of 2010 Topps Finest Football while discussing, of all things, Twitter, a 17-year-old shirt and 1993 Collector’s Edge John Elway Prisms. Oh, yeah, the guys also pull a few pretty sweet cards.

Box Busters Gallery: 2010 Topps Finest Football

Beckett football fanatics Dan Hitt and Tracy Hackler mauled an early box of 2010 Topps Finest Football on Friday, revealing a sparkly spectacle steeped in Refractor and Atomic Refractor printing technologies with a slightly high-end predisposition.

First Impressions: 2010 Panini Epix Football

Boasting a plethora of downright dazzling printing technologies, Panini America’s 2010 Epix Football is sure to command a special place in the hearts of collectors who coveted the concept when it first arrived more than 13 years ago.

Detroit Lions RB Jahvid Best Named 'Topps Rookie of the Week'

Topps kicked off its season-long Rookie of the Week program earlier this week by naming Lions running back Jahvid Best as its Topps Rookie of the Week on the strength of Best’s debut two-touchdown performance against the Chicago Bears.

First Impressions: 2010 Topps UFC

One of the most buzz-worthy product lines in the sports card universe over the last two years is on the verge of striking another solid blow when 2010 Topps UFC, the company’s fourth full-blown installment with the exclusive UFC license, releases to the masses next week.

Box Busters: 2010 Topps Platinum Football

Join Beckett Media’s Dan Hitt and Tracy Hackler as they have their way with an early box of 2010 Topps Platinum Football. It’s safe to say that one of them pulls one of the “Best” autographs in the product. Watch to find out which one.

Box Busters: 2009-10 Panini Hall of Fame Basketball

Join the Beckett Basketball tag team of Keith Hower and Tracy Hackler as they get handsy with two boxes of the legends-laced thrill ride known as 2009-10 Panini Hall of Fame Basketball.

Completely Random Friday Poll: Which Would You Rather Pull From a Pack of Cards . . .

Mostly because polls are just so darn easy, revealing and fun to take (and partly because it’s Friday), we figured now was as good a time as any to get your take on another hot hobby issue.

First Impressions: 2010 Topps Platinum Football

Football collectors, buckle your chinstraps. It’s about to get bumpy. There’s an honest-to-goodness new-product free-for-all – you know, the thing that happens when you have more than one manufacturer in a given sport? – going on all around us, just in time for the start of football season. Some might call it “Christmas in September.” [...]

The NFL's Must-Collect Players for 2010

Man, we thought the 2010 NFL season would never get here. I mean, it seems like forever ago that Drew Brees and the Saints – yes, the Saints – were winning Super Bowl XLIV, setting off a celebration in the Gulf Coast region that still hasn’t ended.

Box Busters: 2010 Wheels Main Event Racing

Beckett Media‘s Tim Trout and Tracy Hackler are joined by special guest Jesse Leadbetter, Press Pass Brand Manager, to bust the first box of 2010 Wheels Main Event. What did they pull? Well, you’ll just have to watch and find out.