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Posted on December 4, 2013 – 8:00 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2013 Topps Five Star, 2013 Topps Five Star checklist, Five Star, MLB, Topps | Comments (0)
Topps has released the final checklist for 2013 Topps Five Star, which arrives on Friday.
The sophomore release of the most-expensive brand in Topps baseball card history includes plenty of big names from the past as well as the present.
Click here to view the checklist as released by the company and let us know what you think in the comments below.
Topps Five Star: You buying?
Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball and Beckett Sports Card Monthly magazines. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.
Posted on December 3, 2013 – 8:54 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Hobby Pulse Poll | Jacoby Ellsbury, Jacoby Ellsbury baseball cards, Jacoby Ellsbury Boston Red Sox, Jacoby Ellsbury New York Yankees, Red Sox, Yankees | Comments (1)
Long-time Boston Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury has signed with the New York Yankees.
What does that mean for his cardboard? Tell us what you think by taking our three-question poll …
Good move for his cards?
If you're a Red Sox fan, do you keep his cards?
If you're a Yankees fan, do you want his past cards?
Posted on December 2, 2013 – 1:45 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Basketball, Beckett Updates, Football, Hockey, Non-Sports, Pro Wrestling | Beckett Media Facebook chat, Beckett Updates, Chatter Up, Facebook chats | Comments (0)
Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds for this week’s Chatter Up over on the Beckett Media Facebook page on Wednesday night at 8:30 Central. There will be prize for active chatters during the two-hour session.
The prizes? Well, it will be an all-autograph edition this week. Among the autographs that will go out to collectors will be Manny Machado, George Springer, Wil Myers, Josh Donaldson, Homer Bailey, Dominic Brown, Lonnie Chisenhall and Wade Miley.
Click here to find the image above and leave an early comment there if you can’t make it — also look for the early bird question now for a shot at a prize.
If you can’t make the chat, be back on the page next week.
Posted on November 29, 2013 – 10:18 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Basketball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Football, Hockey | 2013 Panini Golden Age, baseball cards, black friday, Box Break, Panini America | Comments (5)
Join Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds as he rips into some Panini America Black Friday packs after buying a 2013 Panini Golden Age box in this latest edition of Box Busters.
What will he find inside? Watch and find out …
Posted on November 27, 2013 – 2:58 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | Alabama, Bruce Sutter, Carlton Fisk, doc gooden, Field of Dreams, Frank Thomas, Jim Palmer, Jim Rice, Johnny Bench, Leaf, Leaf Trading Cards, Matthew Perry, Ozzie Smith, Paul Molitor, Pete Rose, Randy Owen, Reggie Jackson, Rickey Henderson, Rod Carew, Wade Boggs | Comments (21)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
They’ve been built, will you come looking for them?
Leaf Trading Cards revealed on Wednesday its newest creations — baseball cards with cornstalks from the Field of Dreams in Dyersville, Iowa.
They will be found in holiday bonus packs given to distributors.
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Posted on November 26, 2013 – 5:35 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail | 1964 Topps, 2013 Topps Heritage, 2013 Topps Heritage High Number, Card Gallery, Heritage, Heritage High Number, Jose Fernandez, Michael Wacha, MLB, Topps, Yasiel Puig | Comments (2)
Join Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds as he rips into a 2013 Topps Heritage High Number baseball card set in this latest Box Busters video.
See all 100 cards — front and back — from the set after the jump.
Posted on November 26, 2013 – 4:41 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter, Allen & Ginter, MLB, Topps | Comments (12)
Allen & Ginter is back for its ninth edition — and this year it’s adding metal and pop-up cards into the mix.
Yep, cards printed on metal and pop-up booklet cards like the children’s books.
Topps unveiled the first looks at its 2014 edition of the eclectic throwback-style set on Tuesday and it’s one that also includes skeleton cards and one-per-case mini parallel packs are new features, too. The mini packs will include red mini parallels of the standard set limited to just 50 copies, while some will have redemptions for a framed Relic set.
Posted on November 26, 2013 – 2:18 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Hockey | 2013 Black Friday, Panini America, Panini Roundtable | Comments (4)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor
Panini America is offering a special rewards program for card shops.
The Panini Roundtable recently launched with more than 800 stores in the United States and fewer than 300 in Canada. The purpose of the program is to drive customers into brick & mortar shops, giving local card stores opportunities to thrive.
“When you talk about longevity and things that are major drivers to have a sustainable business, you start with brick and mortar and end with brick and mortar,” said Panini America’s Tim Franz, Director of Sales.
Posted on November 26, 2013 – 1:30 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Baseball, Basketball, Football | baseball collectibles, Football collectibles, Miami Heat, The Highland Mint, U.S. Navy Seals | Comments (0)
The Highland Mint is offering sports fans special framed photos of some of their favorite teams. The 12-by-20 inch photos will feature facsimile autographs on top of a glossy image of a picture of the stadium.
The Highland Mint is raising money for U.S. Navy Seals through this project. Twenty percent of the proceeds will go to the Naval Special Warfare Family Foundation (NSWFF), which benefits the families of active and fallen U.S. Navy Seals.
Posted on November 26, 2013 – 12:25 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2014 Donruss, Panini America | Comments (22)
Donruss is back in baseball.
After nearly a decade on the bench through licensing losses, licensing gains and even a change in company hands, the standalone Donruss brand will return to the baseball card field in 2014 as Panini America announced its plans for the revival on Tuesday.
Set to arrive on Feb. 26, 2014 Donruss will include Diamond Kings, Rated Rookies and more when it returns for the first time since 2005.