Posted on January 29, 2015 – 10:47 am | Author: Stephen Laroche
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By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor
Beckett Auction Services is pleased to announce that it has obtained one of the finest known 1986-87 Fleer Basketball sets in existence and it will be put up for bidding during their February event. Each of the 132 cards in the set have been slabbed by Beckett Grading Services and every one of them has received a grade of BGS 9.5.
In this hobby, there are few sets more revered than the landmark basketball collection that Fleer issued during the 1986-87 season. Loaded with rookie cards, including the iconic one of Michael Jordan, it is a challenge to receive a high grade on any of the cards due to the presence of color borders and centering issues.
“We are super excited to offer this set in our February auction because it’s not just a centerpiece of the basketball hobby, but the whole hobby,” said Rob Springs of Beckett Auction Services. “The amount of time it takes to put a set like this together and just the overall toughness to build this particular set is quite a feat. Being able to sell a complete 1986-87 Fleer Basketball BGS 9.5 set is something Beckett Auction Services are proud to do.” Read More »
Posted on January 23, 2015 – 8:41 am | Author: Stephen Laroche
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There are only two days left on the clock in our Gridiron Greats Auction and with an incredible assortment of over 450 lots of prime football memorabilia, collectors have an excellent opportunity to purchase some true hobby treasures.
Among the highlights are some highly-collected cards such as 1997 Upper Deck Legends Autographs in addition a strong assortment of autographed jerseys, footballs, helmets and photos.
Of course, a Beckett Auction would not be complete without a selection of items from other sports. Among the highlights are a several Mickey Mantle items including a BVG 5.5 1952 Topps, a selection of 2012-13 Panini Flawless Basketball cards, and a BVG 4.5 1979-80 O-Pee-Chee Wayne Gretzky rookie card. We have also expanded beyond the sporting world, too, and there are many non-sports, entertainment and gaming items to consider.
Please take a moment to check out some more football items up for bid after the jump. Read More »
Posted on January 18, 2015 – 9:32 am | Author: Stephen Laroche
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By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor
Beckett Auctions has extended its long-standing relationship with the Anaheim Ducks and is proud to be selling their game-used memorabilia to collectors and fans.
The team recently paid tribute to the on-ice accomplishments of the legendary Teemu Selanne and retired his number prior to a matchup with the current version his original NHL club, the Winnipeg Jets. As the players took to the ice for the pre-game skate that night, they wore special throwback sweaters to recognize his contributions to the game and Beckett is pleased to announce that it will be auctioning these commemorative warm-up jerseys that both teams wore that evening through its Ebay store.
“We are very excited to be able to offer some of the game-worn items from the Teemu Selanne Tribute Night on January 11th,” noted Rob Springs of Beckett Auction Services. “These are some unique throwback jerseys and the fact they have been signed by both Selanne and the player that wore the jersey, makes them a truly one of a kind collectible. Our continued relationship with the Anaheim Ducks allows us to be able to offer unique items like these, as well as other game-worn and game-used items from current players.” Read More »
Posted on January 15, 2015 – 3:05 pm | Author: Stephen Laroche
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As you sit back and enjoy this weekend’s NFL playoff action and root for the team you want to see head to the Super Bowl, it will be worth your while to head over to Beckett Auctions and check out the amazing cards and memorabilia up for bidding in our Gridiron Greats auction that starts today.
Among the football-themed highlights this time are a 2014 Panini Flawless Greats Autograph Emerald parallel card of Tom Brady that is limited to five copies and a fantastic 2013 Topps Triple Threads Autographed Relic Trios card of Jerry Rice, Joe Montana and Steve Young. Only 15 copies of that card were made and this one is slabbed by Beckett Grading Services with a 9.5/Auto 10 grade.
Beckett Auctions is also pleased to announce that the length of time to bid has been shortened from 15 days to 11. Gridiron Greats begins later today and will run until Sunday, January 25.
What other hobby treasures are up for bid? Find out after the jump. Read More »
Posted on December 18, 2014 – 4:12 pm | Author: chrisolds
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DALLAS (Dec. 16, 2014) – Beckett Media, the collectible industry’s most-trusted brand, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Goodwin & Co., a leading sports auction house. As part of the transaction announced today, Bill Goodwin, president of St. Louis-based Goodwin & Co., will join the Beckett management team under a long-term agreement.
“We are thrilled to welcome Bill Goodwin and Goodwin & Co. Auctions to the Beckett family,’’ said Sandeep Dua, president of Beckett Media. “This is an important step forward for Beckett, and expands our unparalleled commitment to the industries we serve.’’
Goodwin & Co. (www.goodwinandco.com) has conducted more than 50 highly successful “Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons’’ auctions during the past 15 years. Bill Goodwin, one of the industry’s most respected vintage card experts, has sold more than $100 million in sports cards in his incomparable career. He also served as co-host of the landmark 1995 National Convention.
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Posted on December 12, 2014 – 10:52 am | Author: Stephen Laroche
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This year, Beckett Auctions has gone to great lengths to bring collectors some incredible and rare treasures and for their December event, one of the hobby’s most coveted cards is up for bids and the action on the BVG 5.5 1952 Mickey Mantle “B” version is expected to be intense when it starts at 12:00 CST on Sunday afternoon.
“When it comes to our hobby, this is truly one of the most iconic cards and is held in a very high regard,” said Beckett Auctions Acquisitions Manager Rob Springs. “This particular copy has the highest BGS/BVG grade ever given for this variation and we are very excited to be able to present it to our auction customers. We anticipate the card to bring somewhere in the range of $25,000 to $30,000.”
For collectors unaware of why this card is so unique, it is a small variation where the stitching on the number circle on the back of the card points right instead of left and last “E” in Mantle’s facsimile signature on the front stops instead of curling up.
What else will collectors be bidding once our latest auction begins? Find out after the jump. Read More »
Posted on December 9, 2014 – 5:33 pm | Author: chrisolds
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By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor
Our next issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly will explore two subjects in one — and they are two subjects that are among the most-talked-about in today’s hobby.
One is group-breaking and the other is rookies.
In the issue, we’ll take a look at 10 of the hottest rookies of the past year in a few sports — and we’ll also take a look at 50 breakers as well as the trend itself.
As part of this package, we have another edition of 20 Questions where we want your input on it all.
1. Have you participated in a group break?
2. Do you plan to participate in a group break?
Posted on December 9, 2014 – 12:08 pm | Author: chrisolds
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By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
It’s one of the most-iconic baseball cards of all time — but don’t call it a Rookie Card.
The 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle is one of the hobby’s most-coveted cards of the bubble-gum era, an iconic want of Baby Boomers and younger baseball fans alike.
This BGS-graded card is one of only 11 cards with the “B” variation to be slabbed — and it’s the highest of the bunch. It’s headed to the auction block this weekend via Beckett Auctions where it should grab some attention.
But right here, right now, we’re curious about what you think it might sell for.
How much for The Mick?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.
Posted on November 24, 2014 – 10:57 am | Author: chrisolds
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One of the greatest NFL quarterback’s greatest early cards is hitting the auction block.
A Pristine BGS 10 copy of Peyton Manning‘s 1998 SP Authentic Die Cuts card — one of only two cards to receive that grade — has hit the auction block via St. Louis-based Goodwin & Co. It’s a parallel of the future Hall of Famer’s top Upper Deck Rookie Card — and it’s limited to only 500 copies. The auction runs until Dec. 3.
Ungraded, the cards typically sell for as much as $800. This one is quite different with it being just a single .5 away from a perfect 10 grade.
“This card grade represents what Peyton Manning is all about — achieving perfection,” said Rob Springs, the Acquisitions Manager for Beckett Auctions. “This is an outstanding modern-day card of possibly the greatest quarterback to ever play the game and we are excited that it is a part of the Goodwin November auction.”
Posted on November 11, 2014 – 3:38 pm | Author: Stephen Laroche
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It has been 30 years since Michael Jordan made his NBA debut and a professionally graded gem mint trading card issued by Star Company during his rookie season is now up for sale courtesy of Beckett Auctions.
Opening at $50,000, the bidding war for this piece of cardboard history is expected to be intense as it is the first copy of the 1984-85 Star Company #101 card to ever receive a 9.5 grade from Beckett Grading Services. Read More »
Posted on November 6, 2014 – 1:29 pm | Author: chrisolds
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A Collegiate Shocker | Chris Davis’ 2013 Iron Bowl helmet
One of the most-outrageous finishes in college football the last few years can be found on the field of the 2013 Iron Bowl — aka the Alabama-Auburn rivalry. This helmet was worn by former Auburn Tiger Chris Davis, who is now a San Diego Charger, during his endzone-to-endzone shocker to win the game. College football fans can be rabid — especially in the SEC — and this helmet is a high-priced example when it hit the auction block via Goldin Auctions. It collected 21 bids and sold for $47,190.
Posted on October 31, 2014 – 4:36 pm | Author: Stephen Laroche
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With the 2014-15 NBA season in full swing, basketball fans are talking about their favorite stars and rookies and Beckett Auctions is ready to celebrate as well by delivering cards and collectibles featuring some of the best hoops stars from the past and present. In fact, we are offering up one of the most fantastic hobby finds ever with the only 1984-85 Star Co. Michael Jordan XRC that has been graded 9.5 by Beckett Grading Services – and no other copy has been graded higher!
The introductory bid for this cardboard treasure? A steep $50,000, but it’s a small price to pay for what could be the greatest single copy of this card to ever come to auction.
“We are very excited to add this landmark card to our November Hardwood Heroes auction,” said Rob Springs of Beckett Auctions.”The Star #101 has always had a little extra hobby mystique surrounding it and the fact this particular copy has been graded a BGS 9.5 is phenomenal. This is the only copy that has been graded a 9.5, and there is none higher. This would truly be the centerpiece of someone’s Jordan collection.”
What else is up for bid starting on November 2? Find out after the jump. Read More »