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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 – 11:20 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Football | Buffalo Bills, E.J. Manuel, nfl, Panini Authentic | Comments (0)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Football Editor
Panini Authentic added another football player to its stable.
The company signed Buffalo Bills rookie quarterback E.J. Manuel to an exclusive autographed memorabilia deal joining Andrew Luck, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and Blake Griffin.
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 3, 2013 – 3:45 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Football | football cards, nfl, Panini America, Redemptions, Russell Wilson, Topps, Upper Deck | Comments (8)
The Seattle Seahawks look like the best team in the NFC after a convincing 34-7 win over the New Orleans Saints Monday night.
Russell Wilson has been tremendous this season with 22 touchdowns and just six interceptions in 12 games. On Monday, he completed 22-of-30 passes for three TDs and no picks.
Seattle’s 11-1 record has fans hopeful for a long playoff run … maybe even a trip to New Jersey for Super Bowl XLVIII. Meanwhile, collectors simply want to know when they will receive their long-awaited Wilson autograph 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 – 12:45 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Football | 2014 Bowman Football, Bowman, nfl, Topps | Comments (3)
Bowman Football will hit in June jammed with rookies for the 2014 season.
The base set will have up to 220 subjects, with 110 rookies and 110 veterans. These cards will also come with several parallel versions include Silver Ice, Blue, Gold, Orange, Orange Ice and others. The rookies will have also have paper parallels (meaning the not chrome versions) with up to six parallels.
Posted on November 26, 2013 – 2:18 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Hockey | 2013 Black Friday, Panini America, Panini Roundtable | Comments (4)
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 – 12:31 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Football | 2013 football cards, 2013 Topps Turkey Red, 2013 Topps Turkey Red football cards, Topps, Topps.com | Comments (3)
2013 Topps Turkey Red is back as an online-only exclusive for football.
Each box will contain 11 cards with nine base, one mini parallel and an autograph. Turkey Red goes on sale on Friday for $19.99 at Topps.com.
Like last year’s online debut, the base set will feature 100 rookies from the current season.