Category Archives: Baseball

Bowman Chrome Autograph Guide to Baseball America’s 2017 Top 100 Prospects

Posted on Monday February 20th, 2017 – 06:45 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Get a full list of the first Bowman Chrome autograph cards for every player on the list of Baseball America’s 2017 Top 100 Prospects.

Who Are the 2016 Topps Heritage Minor League Mystery Redemptions?

Posted on Friday February 17th, 2017 – 02:40 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The names of both of the 2016 Topps Heritage Mystery Redemptions have been revealed.

2017 Topps Now Road to Opening Day Baseball Previews Season with Lots of Team Sets

Posted on Thursday February 16th, 2017 – 08:54 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Topps Now Road to Opening Day Baseball offers team sets for every MLB franchise. Get the checklist, autograph info, print runs and other details.

2017 Topps Throwback Thursday Baseball Makes New from Old

Posted on Thursday February 16th, 2017 – 12:40 PM 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.

2017 Topps Series 1 Baseball Box Busters

Posted on Wednesday February 15th, 2017 – 06:43 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Curious about what’s in a 2017 Topps Series 1 Baseball box? Check out this video and full box breakdown.

2017 Topps Allen and Ginter Baseball Abides

Posted on Monday February 13th, 2017 – 08:15 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Topps Allen and Ginter Baseball checklist features the familiar mix of baseball players and oddities. Get details, release date, a box breakdown and more.

1977 Topps Cloth Stickers Baseball Make for a Cheap, Sticky Situation

Posted on Monday February 13th, 2017 – 06:21 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

1977 Topps Cloth Stickers checklist, details and gallery. Find out about the small test issue, its short prints, puzzles, images and lots more.

Hobby Edition of the 2017 Topps Baseball Complete Set Includes Exclusive Parallels

Posted on Friday February 10th, 2017 – 04:06 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Get details on the 2017 Topps Baseball Complete Set and the exclusive cards that come with the various hobby and retail versions.

2017 Topps Archives Baseball Parties Like It’s 1959 (And 1960, 1982 and 1992)

Posted on Thursday February 9th, 2017 – 12:32 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Topps Archives Baseball checklist looks to the past as far as designs go. Get details, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

Here Are Two Prospects Kris Bryant Says You Should Be Watching

Posted on Wednesday February 8th, 2017 – 04:25 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

When asked which prospects baseball card collectors should be watching out for, Kris Bryant was quick to name these two players.

2017 Baseball Card Release Dates and Set Information

Posted on Wednesday February 8th, 2017 – 12:48 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 baseball card release dates, calendar, checklists, set information and more. Use this as a starting point for all the year’s products and to shop for hobby boxes.

2017 Panini Diamond Kings Baseball Channels the Art of the Game

Posted on Monday February 6th, 2017 – 06:30 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Panini Diamond Kings Baseball checklist features current and retired players with an artistic look. Get details, box breakdown, release date and more.

What It Takes to Build a 2017 Topps Baseball Parallel Rainbow

Posted on Monday February 6th, 2017 – 04:59 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Want to know how big the 2017 Topps Baseball parallel rainbow is? Get full details and a complete gallery showing all the various versions.

2017 Topps Rediscover Ultimate Card Giveaway Expands, Revamps Buybacks

Posted on Thursday February 2nd, 2017 – 02:13 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Topps Rediscover Ultimate Card Giveaway program details. Find out what it’s all about and what products have the buyback cards as well as stamp rarity.

2017 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variation Short Prints Gallery and How to Spot Them

Posted on Wednesday February 1st, 2017 – 08:47 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Topps Series 1 Baseball Variations Short Prints SSP gallery and checklist. See which cards have photo variations and how to tell the difference from their base card counterparts.

2017 Topps First Pitch Features Stars and an Incognito Wrigley Field Hot Dog Vendor

Posted on Wednesday February 1st, 2017 – 11:50 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

See all the 2017 Topps First Pitch inserts. The checklist includes Stephen Colbert, Joan Jett and Bob Odenkirk.

2017 Topps Stadium Club Baseball Fancies Photos with Hints of Chrome

Posted on Monday January 30th, 2017 – 06:19 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Topps Stadium Club Baseball checklist focuses on strong photography. Get details, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

2017 Topps Finest Baseball Sees Brand Return to Hobby Shops

Posted on Monday January 30th, 2017 – 05:35 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Topps Finest Baseball checklist highlights stars, Refractors and autographs. Get details, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

Exclusive 2017 Topps Baseball Silver Packs a New Incentive for Buying Hobby Boxes

Posted on Monday January 30th, 2017 – 01:04 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Topps Baseball Silver Packs are intended to be an incentive for buying hobby boxes. Find out about the cards and how to get them.

Gary Sanchez Rookie Cards and Prospects Cards Round-Up

Posted on Monday January 30th, 2017 – 09:56 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Want to know what Gary Sanchez rookie cards and prospect cards exist and which are the best? Here they all are complete with a full gallery and more.

2017 Topps Baseball Brings #7 Out of Retirement (And It’s Not Mickey Mantle)

Posted on Friday January 27th, 2017 – 01:32 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Since 1996, the #7 spot on the Topps baseball checklist has belonged to Mickey Mantle or gone empty. For 2017 Topps Baseball, it belongs to Gary Sanchez.

2016 Bowman’s Best Baseball Box Busters

Posted on Friday January 27th, 2017 – 12:41 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Curious about what’s in a 2016 Bowman’s Best Baseball box? Check out this video and full box breakdown.

Is That a Gene Hackman Hoosiers Autograph in 2017 Topps Series 1?

Posted on Thursday January 26th, 2017 – 06:09 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on Gene Hackman Hoosiers autographs appearing in 2017 Topps Series 1 Baseball.

2017 Topps Series 1 Baseball Has New Look, Familiar Configuration

Posted on Thursday January 26th, 2017 – 02:10 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Topps Series 1 Baseball checklist, team set checklists, hobby box breakdown, release date, full product details and more. This is the first set of the MLB season.

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

Posted on Thursday January 26th, 2017 – 01:50 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Topps Diamond Icons Baseball checklist is geared to the extreme high-end. Get product details, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

2017 Historic Autographs Kings Baseball Cards Have Two Cut Signatures Per Box

Posted on Thursday January 26th, 2017 – 01:49 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Historic Autographs Kings Baseball checklist has cut signatures from early players through to present stars. Get box breakdown, release date and more.

Topps Transcendent 65th Anniversary Party Exclusive Cards Include Kris Bryant, Mike Trout Autographs

Posted on Thursday January 19th, 2017 – 07:36 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on the exclusive cards given away at the 2016 Topps Transcendent 65th Anniversary Party. Kris Bryant and Mike Trout autographs were among the special cards made for the event.

2017 Honus Bonus Baseball Checklist Combines Cards, Fantasy Game

Posted on Thursday January 19th, 2017 – 11:13 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Honus Bonus Baseball Card Game combines elements of cards collecting and fantasy. Get the checklist, details, release date, box breakdown and more.

2016 Topps Now Off-Season Baseball Keeps Things Going, Even When Games Are Not

Posted on Thursday January 19th, 2017 – 10:18 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2016 Topps Now Off-Season Baseball checklist, print runs, details on autographs and relics and everything you need to know about the online print-on-demand release.

Ultimate Guide to Jeff Bagwell Rookie Cards and More

Posted on Wednesday January 18th, 2017 – 05:43 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Delve into all the Jeff Bagwell rookie cards and all of his other major cards from 1991 with card details, analysis, a images and links to buy.

Jim Bouton’s Ball Four archive and memorabilia up for bids through SCP Auctions

Posted on Wednesday January 18th, 2017 – 04:50 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor Back in 1970, the baseball world was in furor over a book called Ball Four that was written by a journeyman pitcher named Jim Bouton. Peeling back the curtain about life in the Major Leagues and pulling no punches, the visceral reaction from the baseball establishment […]

Tim Raines Cards Through the Years — Topps Edition

Posted on Wednesday January 18th, 2017 – 03:02 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Check out a gallery of the Tim Raines cards released by Topps during his playing days starting with his 1981 Rookie Card and continuing through to 2002.

Tony Gwynn’s 3,000th Hit Ball, Hall of Fame Ring Among Personal Items Up for Auction

Posted on Thursday January 12th, 2017 – 06:30 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on several pieces of Tony Gwynn memorabilia being sold through SCP Auction in January, 2017. His 3,000th hit ball, Hall of Fame ring and several awards are among the items.

2017 Panini Stars and Stripes Baseball Showcases Past and Present National Team Stars

Posted on Thursday January 12th, 2017 – 02:34 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Panini Stars and Stripes Baseball checklist highlights past and present national team stars. Get a hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

Jose Canseco offers fans a chance at landmark bat

Posted on Wednesday January 11th, 2017 – 09:15 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor The opportunity to buy a piece of memorabilia directly from a player is a rare treat for collectors. Quite often, they will have to go through an auction house or simply settle for a sliver of it that has been embedded in a trading card. Earlier […]