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Posted on June 19, 2013 – 12:30 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Beckett Contests, Box Busters & Ripping Retail | 2013 Topps, 2013 Topps photo variations, 2013 Topps Series 2, 2013 Topps Series 2 Box Busters Live, Box Busters Live, MLB, Topps | Comments (138)
Who: Beckett Media’s Chris Olds, Susan Lulgjuraj, Brian Fleischer – and you.
What: Box Busters Live – an absolutely free live video chat and box-breaking experience where you ask the questions, you get the answers … and you may even get the cards.
When: Today (Wednesday, June 19) starting at 1 p.m. Central time. It will run at least two hours or maybe a tad longer to finish ripping. (We’ll chat about and rip at least three boxes before they can be yours — and there will be even more up for grabs.)
Where: The video portal will be right here in place of the Dylan Bundy card seen above when it is ready today. You can join in on the discussions by leaving comments on this post (below), chatting via our YouTube channel or commenting to us via Twitter.
The product: The newest baseball card set from Topps, 2013 Topps Series 2.
How can you win a sealed box or one of our opened ones with a Miguel Cabrera SP inside? Watch and comment below. (We”ll take entries until next Friday, June 28.)
Need to see our Series 2 preview story? Click here.
At 8:30 (Central) tonight … Head on over to the Beckett Media Facebook page (facebook.com/beckettmediallc) for the latest Chatter Up live chat session with editor Chris Olds. There will be wax and more up for grabs for active discussions and creative questions. Look for the image above on the page. There will be prizes for creative questions and active chatters during the event. Here is the direct link to tonight’s thread.
Posted on June 9, 2013 – 3:18 pm | Author: chrisolds
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By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz was a bit busy this weekend with a series against the Angels in Boston, but that didn’t stop his Big League Mini — aka Lil Papi — from visiting Dallas.
Why? Well, he wanted to try a road trip after the release of 2013 Topps Big League Minis — you know to get out of the house, err mylar wrapper, and see the world. Lil Papi is one of 28 big-leaguers who can be found in the new toy line from Topps and, well, he volunteered for a promotional tour.
As part of the tour, Topps decided it wants to get some Big League Minis into Beckett readers’ hands.
For the most creative Big League Mini traveler and Beckett reader, we’ll offer up a special 1/1 prototype figure and a box of 20 — yep, 20 — unopened packs. For four other creative readers, we’ll give you each five unopened packs. Each $5 pack contains one figure. The prototype figure is a Jose Reyes variant with a black bat — the variant figure, as released did NOT have a black bat. See the figure by clicking here.
What do you have to do? You have to find a Big League Mini (borrow, buy, whatever) and out-do Lil Papi’s travels by recapping where your “Lil Star” has been, what he’s been up to or who he’s been hanging out with via a small series of photos or videos with the links provided in a single comment below before July 1. Links to photos hosted elsewhere are best. Be sure to include your name and email address in the proper fields.
See a recap of Lil Papi’s weekend visit … after the jump.
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Posted on June 3, 2013 – 11:12 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Beckett Contests, Beckett Updates, Football | 2013 Topps Archives, 2013 Topps Archives baseball, 2013 Topps Archives Football, Father's Day, Topps | Comments (356)
Collecting is often a family thing and with Father’s Day coming soon, we figured we’d offer up a chance for those of you out there to pick up a box of the new 2013 Topps Archives baseball — or football — cards the easy way.
By winning it from us.
Thanks to Topps, a total of 10 hobby boxes of Archives — five baseball and five football — are on their way to Texas to then be on their way to you in time for the holiday.
How can one of them be yours? Find out … after the jump.
Posted on May 31, 2013 – 4:25 pm | Author: chrisolds
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The latest Box Busters Live has come and gone — but you still can win one of three boxes. Watch the video to find out how … start at the 3:30 mark as we had some technical difficulties. Deadline for entering is June 22.
When: Today starting at 1 p.m. Central time. It will run about two hours, maybe a tad longer to finish ripping. (We’ll chat about and rip all four boxes before they can be yours.)
Where: The video portal will be right here above. You can join in on the discussions by leaving comments right here on this post, chatting via our Google Hangout, watching on YouTube or commenting to us on Twitter.
The product: The newest edition of the reigning Beckett Baseball Product of the Year, Topps Archives.
– Need to see the checklist from Topps? Click here. –