Author Archives: Ryan Cracknell

A collector for much of his life, Ryan focuses primarily on building sets, Montreal Expos and interesting cards. He’s also got one of the most comprehensive collections of John Jaha cards in existence (not that there are a lot of them). You can reach him through Twitter @tradercracks.

Homer at the Bat Autographed Baseballs? Yes, Please.

Posted on October 23, 2017 – 9:48 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on three special Homer at the Bat autographed baseballs being sold through Goldin Auctions. Each is signed by players from the classic Simpsons episode as well as other celebrities.

That’s the Ticket: 2017 Panini Contenders Football Details

Posted on October 23, 2017 – 5:09 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Panini Contenders Football checklist details, release date, hobby box breakdown and other info on what to expect from the Rookie Ticket Autographs.

Breaking Down the 2017-18 Upper Deck Hockey Young Guns Rookie Cards

Posted on October 23, 2017 – 11:06 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017-18 Upper Deck Hockey Young Guns checklist, gallery, player details and all you need to know about the popular Rookie Cards.

Beckett Expands Into Comics Market,
 Acquires Comic Book Certification Service

Posted on October 23, 2017 – 10:19 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on Beckett Media acquiring Comic Book Certification Service and adding it to the Beckett grading and authentication family.

2017 Topps Triple Threads Baseball Box Busters

Posted on October 23, 2017 – 10:10 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

00000 Join Beckett Media’s Eric Norton and Paul Wirth as they open some 2017 Topps Triple Threads Baseball. What will they find? Watch and find out.

2017 Topps UFC Chrome Box Busters

Posted on October 23, 2017 – 9:54 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

Curious about what’s in a 2017 Topps UFC Chrome box? Check out this video and full box breakdown.

2017 Panini National Treasures Baseball Checklist Crosses Generations with Autographs and Memorabilia

Posted on October 23, 2017 – 9:35 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Panini National Treasures Baseball checklist, team set lists, release date, hobby box breakdown and more for the ultra high-end release.

2017 Panini Flawless Baseball Highlights High-End Hits Throughout

Posted on October 20, 2017 – 3:05 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Panini Flawless Baseball checklist details, release date, hobby box breakdown and other info for the super-premium release.

Industry Veterans Ted Barker, Al Muir Return to Beckett Media

Posted on October 20, 2017 – 2:02 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

ndustry veterans Ted Barker and Al Muir have rejoined the Beckett Media team as Senior Sales Executive and Hockey Editor, respectively.

2017 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Baseball Box Busters

Posted on October 20, 2017 – 11:31 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

Curious about what’s in a 2017 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Baseball box? Check out this video and full box breakdown.

2017 Topps Now Baseball Cards Tell Season’s Story

Posted on October 20, 2017 – 9:26 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Topps Now Baseball checklist, print runs, details, Golden Ticket promotion info and everything else you need to know about the print-on-demand set.

2017 Topps Update Series Variations Bring Back Retired Legends, Rookies and All-Stars — See Them All

Posted on October 20, 2017 – 9:25 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Topps Update Series variations checklist and galleries. Find out exactly what to look for to spot SSP cards including images, codes and more.

Jersey Aaron Judge Wore to Hit His 52nd Home Run of Record-Setting 2017 Could Be Yours

Posted on October 19, 2017 – 5:03 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on the game-used jersey Aaron Judge wore to hit his final home run of the 2017 regular season being sold by Steiner Auctions in November, 2017.

2017 Panini Nobility Soccer Box Busters

Posted on October 19, 2017 – 4:58 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Curious about what’s in a 2017 Panini Nobility Soccer box? Check out this video and full box breakdown.

2017 Topps Archives Snapshots Baseball Raids the Vault for Another Online-Exclusive

Posted on October 19, 2017 – 2:59 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Topps Archives Snapshots Baseball checklist, team set lists, release date, hobby box breakdown and all the info you need for the online-exclusive.

2017 Panini Flawless Collegiate Basketball Brings a Briefcase to Class

Posted on October 19, 2017 – 2:23 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Panini Flawless Collegiate Basketball checklist details, hobby box breakdown, release date and more. The set puts an NCAA spin on the ultra-premium line.

2017 Topps Heritage High Number Baseball Box Busters

Posted on October 19, 2017 – 12:55 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Curious about what’s in a 2017 Topps Heritage High Number Baseball box? Check out this video and full box breakdown.

2017 Topps Heritage Minors Variations Gallery, Checklist and Guide

Posted on October 19, 2017 – 11:35 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

Find out how to spot the 2017 Topps Heritage Minors variations and know exactly what to look for on the SSP cards. Get a gallery, checklist and more.

2017 Panini Instant Football Debuts at the NFL Combine, Carries on as Season Unfolds

Posted on October 19, 2017 – 11:08 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

Get the 2017 Panini Instant Football checklist, set and autograph details, print runs and much more. This is the second season for the print-on-demand line.

2017 Bowman High Tek Baseball Checklist Combines Prospecting and Patterns

Posted on October 18, 2017 – 3:08 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Bowman High Tek Baseball checklist, pattern info, team set lists, hobby box breakdown, release date and much more for the acetate release.

2017 Topps Diamond Icons Baseball Checklist Continues with Ultra High-End Trend

Posted on October 18, 2017 – 9:16 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Topps Diamond Icons Baseball checklist, team set lists and breakdown, release date, hobby box breakdown and plenty more for the ultra high-end set.

2017 Topps Update Series Baseball Checklist Wraps the Flagship Set with Rookies, Traded Players

Posted on October 18, 2017 – 9:12 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Topps Update Series Baseball checklist, team set lists, release date, hobby and hobby jumbo box breakdowns and other key details.

2017 Panini Phoenix Football Checklist Has Bold Designs, New Color Burst Parallels

Posted on October 18, 2017 – 9:07 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Panini Phoenix Football checklist, team set lists, release date, box breakdown and everything you need to know if this is the right product for you.

2017 Topps Heritage Minors Baseball Checklist Uses the Past to Look to the Future

Posted on October 18, 2017 – 8:36 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Topps Heritage Minors Baseball checklist, release date, hobby box breakdown and other details. Design are inspired by 1968 Topps Baseball.

2017 Topps Garbage Pail Kids: Battle of the Bands Sticks It to Pop Music

Posted on October 18, 2017 – 8:29 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Topps Garbage Pail Kids: Battle of the Bands checklist, release date, box breakdowns and full details. The set spoofs popular music stars.

2017 Topps Chrome Sapphire Box Sets Now Include 5 Rookie Autographs

Posted on October 16, 2017 – 11:34 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Topps Chrome Sapphire Baseball checklist, team set lists, release date, Rookie Autographs, Superfractor info and more for the online-exclusive box set.

2017 Cryptozoic DC Comics Bombshells Box Busters

Posted on October 16, 2017 – 11:31 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

Curious about what’s in a box of 2017 Cryptozoic DC Comics Bombshells trading cards? Check out this video and full box breakdown.

Famed Bronze Rocky Statue by A. Thomas Schomberg Expected to Top $1 Million at Auction

Posted on October 16, 2017 – 10:35 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on a bronze Rocky statue by A. Thomas Schomberg being sold through SCP Auctions. The statue is identical to the one Schomberg made for Rocky III.

2017 Cryptozoic Supergirl Cat Quotes Preview Set Available at Philly Non-Sports Show

Posted on October 16, 2017 – 9:55 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

Get details, autograph info and more on the 2017 Cryptozoic Supergirl Season 1 Cat Quotes Preview Set available at the Philly Non-Sports Show Oct. 21 and 22.

5 Weird and Wonderful Topps Baseball Test Issues and Oddball Sets from the 1990s

Posted on October 13, 2017 – 9:18 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Topps didn’t make just cards back in the 1990s. Here are 5 fun oddball baseball novelty products they made during the tumultuous decade.

2017 Leaf Clear Football Rookie Box Set Offers a Small Checklist, Tiny Print Run

Posted on October 13, 2017 – 5:25 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Leaf Clear Football Rookie Box Set checklist, details, release date, production runs and more. Limited to 100 total sets, 10 players are included.

2017 Panini Absolute Racing Box Busters

Posted on October 13, 2017 – 1:07 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Curious about what’s in a 2017 Panini Absolute Racing box? Check out this video and full box breakdown.

Adam Bomb: Cast of The Goldbergs Get Starring Role, Autographs in Garbage Pail Kids: We Hate the ’80s

Posted on October 13, 2017 – 11:29 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details and checklist for The Goldbergs autographs appearing in 2018 Topps Garbage Pail Kids Series 1: We Hate the ’80s. The main cast are all included.

2017 Topps Throwback Thursday Baseball Makes New from Old

Posted on October 13, 2017 – 10:40 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Topps Throwback Thursday Baseball checklist and print runs. The online-exclusive mashes up old designs with new concepts. Each week is a new set.

1916 M101-4 Sporting News Babe Ruth Rookie at $400,000 and Rising

Posted on October 12, 2017 – 4:37 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on a 1916 M101-4 Babe Ruth card being sold by Robert Edward Auctions in October, 2017. The card, graded PSA 7, quickly rose to $400,000.