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Upper Deck Announces Return of O-Pee-Chee Wrapper Redemption Program

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor For Canadian hockey card collectors, the annual O-Pee-Chee issue is a tradition with deep roots that speaks to generations of fans that have fond memories of breaking packs and putting sets together. Since Upper Deck took over the brand in 2006-07, the product has evolved with each passing [...]

Box Busters: 2013-14 Upper Deck Edmonton Oilers Collection

Join Beckett Hockey editor Stephen Laroche as he breaks open a box of 2013-14 Edmonton Oilers Collection from Upper Deck. What will he find inside? Let’s find out…

Box Busters: 2013-14 Upper Deck AHL Boxed Set

Join Beckett Hockey editor Stephen Laroche as he breaks open the 2013-14 AHL Boxed Set from Upper Deck. What will he find inside? Let’s find out…

Stars of Tomorrow Shine at 2014 NHLPA Rookie Showcase

  By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor For a single day, over 30 of hockey’s brightest young prospects returned to the site of some of the game’s greatest moments as the 2014 NHLPA Rookie Showcase took place at the site of the former Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto on Saturday. In recent years, the [...]

Box Busters: 2013-14 Panini Prime Hockey

Join Beckett Hockey editor Stephen Laroche as he breaks open a pack of 2013-14 Panini Prime Hockey. What will he find inside? Let’s find out…

First Look: 2013-14 Panini Flawless Basketball

Back for another year, 2013-14 Panini Flawless will once again offer up 10 cards per pack and the results are expected to be jaw-dropping once again.

Upper Deck, GTS and Universal Bring Back Overtime Packs for 2014-15

Back again for 2014-15, the upcoming release of 2014-15 Overtime from Upper Deck will be taking things to a whole new level and both collectors and dealers are ready to reap the benefits.

First Look: 2014-15 Upper Deck Black Diamond Hockey

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Expected to arrive just in time for the holidays, 2014-15 Black Diamond from Upper Deck should be one of this season’s most talked-about releases. Since the 1996-97 season, the brand has been quite popular with collectors and in recent years, it has delivered the hottest rookies along with [...]

NHLPA Announces 2014 Rookie Showcase Participants

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor In recent years, the National Hockey League Players’ Association has held an annual event that shows off the game’s young stars that are expected to make an impact during the upcoming season. The 2014 NHLPA Rookie Showcase is set to take place on August 23 at the Mattamy [...]

First Look: 2014-15 Upper Deck Lettermen

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor Upper Deck is ready for another exciting season of collegiate-themed basketball card products and they will kick things off in November with the release of 2014-15 Upper Deck Lettermen. Boasting an average of two autographs per box, at least one of the signatures pulled will be a highly-coveted [...]

Ripping Retro: 2012-13 Panini Brilliance

Join Beckett Basketball Editor Stephen Laroche as he wraps up his trip to the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention with a post-show retro rip of 2012-13 Panini Brilliance.

First Signers Named For 2014 Fall Expo

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor In the aftermath of the 2014 National sports Collectors Convention, hockey collectors from all over the world are beginning to gear up for the 47th Sportcard and Memorabilia Expo in Toronto, Ontario. Held twice annually at the Toronto International Centre, early details have surfaced regarding some of the [...]

Panini Adds Tough Signers To Late-Season NBA Lineup

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor Trading card companies are always looking for a way to out-do themselves with each passing release and one tried-and-true method to capture the interest of hardcore collectors is to obtain autographs from the toughest of signers. Panini America has definitely raised some eyebrows with some of their most [...]

Box Busters Retro: 2012-13 Panini Classic Signatures Hockey

Join Beckett Hockey’s Stephen Laroche as he busts a box of 2012-13 Panini Classic Signatures following the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention.

Beckett Auctions Puts Pieces of Hobby History Up For Bid in August

Unique memorabilia cards of some of baseball’s greatest names are up for grabs, including a dazzling 2006 Upper Deck Epic Four Barrel featuring Hall of Fame home run hitters Babe Ruth, Jimmie Foxx, Mel Ott and Eddie Mathews.

Box Busters at the National: 2013-14 Panini Preferred Basketball

Join Beckett Basketball‘s Stephen Laroche and Panini America’s Hobby Marketing Manager Tracy Hackler as they bust open a fresh box of 2013-14 Panini Preferred Basketball live at the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention.  

2014 National Treasure Hunt: Sunday Edition

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor With another National Sports Collectors Convention coming to an end, most attendees are hopefully returning home with items that they have desired for years. The quest for the perfect collectible is a challenge most hobbyists embrace and there is a good chance that many walked away with positive [...]

2014 National Treasure Hunt: Saturday Edition

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor As the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention keeps rolling along, many great items are turning up on the show floor and commanding the attention of the crowd. One of the greatest things about the National is the diversity of collectibles that can be bought, sold or even traded [...]

2014 National Treasure Hunt: Friday Edition

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor With another day at the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention drawing to a close, the thousands of collectors coming through the doors are undoubtedly relaxing and taking a good look at the amazing items they purchased today. Once again, Beckett Media has taken to the show floor to [...]

Corporate Exhibitors Making Their Mark at the National

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor Does your brand make a mark? Beckett Media asked its Global Branding Expert, Sushmita Gulabani, to walk the 2014 National Collectors Convention show floor in Cleveland to watch collectors interact with corporate and dealer exhibits, and give a first-person perspective to share with our  readers. We’ll share her [...]