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Posted on December 6, 2013 – 3:29 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Hockey | 2012-13 Exquisite Collection, 2012-13 Exquisite Collection Basketball, Barry Sandes, Mario Andretti, Tiger Woods, Tony Gwynn, Wayne Gretzky | Comments (0)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Basketball Editor
Exquisite Collection Basketball is known for its high-end hits of Michael Jordan and LeBron James.
However, not every autograph featured in 2012-13 Exquisite Collection was one of Upper Deck’s exclusive basketball signers. There are several non-basketball autographs in Exquisite such as key players in racing, baseball, golf and hockey.
Exquisite Collection Sports Autographs features six autographs of athletes from different sports.
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Posted on December 5, 2013 – 8:33 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2013 Topps Five Star, 2013 Topps Five Star checklist, autographs, Bill Russell, Five Star, Hall of Fame, memorabilia, MLB, Pele, Topps | Comments (5)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
The sophomore release of Topps‘ highest-priced baseball card brand, Five Star, has begun to trickle onto eBay (click to view) with some of the rookie-year concerns alleviated.
Chipping? Not a problem. Silver-ink autographs? Readable and waiting.
And there are also a few surprise redemptions that might make collectors happy if they find them.
Here, you’ll find a gallery of first-day finds — some of the big stuff, of course, has not yet surfaced. Let us know what you think of what you see so far in the comments below or show off what you think is of note.
Posted on December 5, 2013 – 7:38 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2013 Panini America's Pastime, 2014 Donruss, 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter, 2014 Topps Archives, Dennis Eckersley, Jose Canseco, Major League, Mark McGwire, MLB, MLBPA, New York Yankees, Panini America, Roger Maris, Topps, vinage baseball cards | Comments (0)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor | Commentary
Some time ago, on paper, the upcoming issue of Beckett Baseball was planned as a break from the norm — an issue with a vintage focus that would take a look back at some of the cooler baseball cards and sets from the past.
Why? Why not, since it’s firmly the off-season on the field?
Instead, plans changed some as the wave of new cardboard-makers had other ideas with their plans for 2014 with product announcements and surprise inclusions that we know most readers will want to know about. You’ve seen some of them here lately on Beckett.com. This month’s news items are surprises that I still might not believe until they arrive — things that might have seemed like they came off of wish lists.
Well, off mine, anyway — but I’d bet some of you will be interested in them, too.
Posted on December 5, 2013 – 10:47 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Football, Gaming, Golf, Hockey, Multisport, Non-Sports, Racing, Soccer | christmas presents, Collecting Gift Guide, hanukkah presents, holiday presents, Sports Card Gift Guide, sports collectors gift guide | Comments (2)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor
Buying gifts for a sports card or memorabilia collector can be tough if you’re not one yourself. They say things like top loaders and penny sleeves, and you have no idea what they’re talking about.
Let’s make things a little easier with Beckett’s 2013 Holiday Gift Guide for collectors.
1. Pay Pal Gift Card
It’s one of the simplest presents you can get a card collector. Many of them probably shop on eBay for singles or even hobby boxes. A PayPal gift card will allow them to pick up anything they want.
2. A hobby box
Don’t be afraid to ask the collector in your family what their favorite sport is – then head over to a hobby shop and pick up a hobby box of their sport. Many of these will be in the $100 range. Most hobby shops clerks are willing to help you pick the right box, but the important information is usually listed on the sides of the boxes. It will tell you how many packs, autographs and what collectors can expect to find inside.
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 (7)
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 (2)
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)
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.
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.