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First Look: 2014-15 Panini NBA Hoops

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor A quarter of a century ago, Basketball card collectors rejoiced when they were finally able to collect more than one set during a season and it is only fitting that 2014-15 NBA Hoops from Panini America will be kicking off the upcoming campaign. An affordable entry-level release that [...]

Panini America Reveals Early Details on 2014-15 NBA Releases

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor The 2014-15 NBA season is already receiving a ton of hype due to a strong rookie class and the off-season moves by the Cleveland Cavaliers, but trading card collectors have been patiently waiting for further details on what to expect from Panini America. With some new products coming [...]

First Look: 2014-15 Upper Deck Trilogy Hockey

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Good things sometimes seem to come in groups of three and the upcoming release of 2014-15 Trilogy Hockey from Upper Deck is certainly hoping to put that theory to the test once again later this year. Arriving in time for the holiday season, Trilogy has traditionally offered up [...]

Unannounced 3-D Cards Found in 2014-15 O-Pee-Chee

Some lucky collectors busting packs of 2014-15 O-Pee-Chee have uncovered rare 3-D insert cards that Upper Deck decided to put in as a special unannounced surprise.

Box Busters: 2013-14 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Hockey

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

Upper Deck Creates Heroic Inspirations Card for Goalie Josh Harding

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Today marks the release of 2014-15 O-Pee-Chee from Upper Deck and the annual collector favorite will see the company’s Heroic Inspirations campaign gets a new twist with the insertion of a special inscribed and autographed card from Minnesota Wild goaltender Josh Harding. After being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis [...]

In The Game’s Made To Order Program Coming To An End

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor For over a decade, some of the most desired cards among hockey collectors have been from the Made To Order program that was a major part of several In The Game brands. Made To Order was a true game-changer as it allowed collectors to submit the redemption cards [...]

Beckett Exclusive: Panini Unveils Immaculate Sneak Peek Cards

The release of 2013-14 Panini Immaculate is just around the corner and Panini America has given Beckett Basketball an exclusive preview of some of its all-new Sneak Peek cards that are certainly going to capture the attention of collectors once the product hits store shelves this Friday.

Upper Deck to Release 25th Anniversary Set

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor This week, collectors heading to their local card store or particiating in an authorized group break featuring Upper Deck products are in for a surprise treat coming in the form of special 25th Anniversary Promo Packs. The five-card packs will contain a special 110-card base set from several [...]

National Treasures Hockey Packs a Stanley Cup Surprise

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Last week’s release of 2013-14 National Treasures from Panini America marked the end of an era for the company, but they are still making waves with hockey card collectors as the product flies off store shelves and delivers some monster hits along they way. One of the craziest [...]

Trading Card Industry Tackles ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Individuals from throughout the trading card industry – and even groups of staff members from Upper Deck and Topps – have invested in the wildly successful ALS Ice Bucket Challenge during the past few weeks. As you would expect, the videos are priceless. The highlight so from an engagement perspective has been a head-to-head challenge [...]

First Look: 2013-14 Upper Deck The Cup

First Look: 2013-14 Upper Deck The Cup By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor For hockey card collectors, the 2013-14 season saw many great releases from manufacturers that featured a strong double rookie class and plenty of eye-catching cards that have created plenty of buzz in the hobby. With the highly-anticipated release of 2013-14 The [...]

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 [...]