Posted on July 17, 2014 – 12:12 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Basketball, Beckett Updates, Football, Hockey, National Sports Collectors Convention | Beckett Baseball, Beckett Basketball, Beckett Covers, Beckett Football, Beckett Hockey, Beckett Sports Card Monthly | Comments (1)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor
Beckett Media has it covered.
Collectors at this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention will be able to revisit 16 past and present covers of Beckett magazines in a different way — collectible reprints of covers found at trading card size at several locations on the show floor.
A selection of Hall of Famers and other notable names make up this year’s Beckett Covers set, a collection that can begin with a card found at the entrance to the show.
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Posted on July 15, 2014 – 12:00 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Basketball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Football, MMA | Box Busters Live, MLB, MMA, NBA, nfl, Panini America, Topps, UFC, Upper Deck | Comments (60)
Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly‘s Chris Olds as he breaks five boxes of cards from several sports as part of the Steel City Collectibles 100-Box Giveaway that starts today.
Beginning right here at 2 p.m. Central time (3 p.m. Eastern) on Wednesday, he’ll be breaking five boxes and for predetermined winners as part of the 100-box event — but there will be a box of 2014 Topps Archives baseball cards broken that will be up for grabs for all of our viewers at the end of the event.
How can you win? Watch the video and leave a comment as is requested. We’ll pick a winner randomly from all received before Aug. 15.
He’ll be fielding your questions during the break on Twitter — so send your questions to him @chrisolds2009.
Posted on July 15, 2014 – 9:30 am | Author: Stephen Laroche
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By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor
Upper Deck has released some early details about the exciting events and activities that will be taking place at their booth at the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland, Ohio and it will be a celebration fit for marking the company’s 25th anniversary.
From July 30 to August 5, Upper Deck will be keeping collectors in attendance busy. For those hitting the show floor on the opening day, there will be a special party to show appreciation to dealers in attendance, but VIP attendees aren’t left out of the fun as there will be a special six-card VIP set available. They will also have a chance to win one of three packs of 2014 Upper Deck Exquisite Collection Golf.
An anniversary celebration would be nothing without cake and Upper Deck takes things up a notch afterward by holding a free giveaway.
Naturally, Upper Deck will also be holding a wrapper redemption that will see collectors receive special packs made just for the National. Autographs of many big names like Michael Jordan, Johnny Manziel and Wayne Gretzky will be randomly inserted. Read More »
Posted on July 10, 2014 – 4:57 pm | Author: chrisolds
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Football | 2014 bowman, football cards, nfl, Topps | Comments (1)
Join Beckett Football‘s Derek Ficken and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2014 Bowman in this edition of Box Busters.
What will they find inside? Watch and find out …
Posted on July 8, 2014 – 1:58 pm | Author: Stephen Laroche
Baseball, Basketball, Beckett Updates, Football, Hockey, Multisport, National Sports Collectors Convention, Non-Sports | 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention, Bench Warmer, Damian Lillard, Famous Fabrics, In The Game, Jadaveon Clowney, Johnny Manziel, Leaf Trading Cards | Comments (0)
By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor
Attendees of the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland, Ohio are sure to take notice of the Leaf Trading Cards booth as the company looks to make a major impact at this year’s event.
The excitement begins with their 5,000 square foot store (located at booth 569) which will feature over 1,000 unique items for sale, including many that are exclusive to the National. Collectors that break one of the boxes listed below will receive a $5.00 gift card that can be used in the store.
The eligible boxes cover a wide variety of sports and non-sports releases and include:
Posted on July 8, 2014 – 10:59 am | Author: Stephen Laroche
Baseball, Basketball, Beckett Updates, Football, National Sports Collectors Convention | Andrew Wiggins, Blake Bortles, Cleveland, Dante Exum, Johnny Manziel, Jose Abreu, Masahiro Tanaka, National Sports Collectors Convention, Panini America, Redemption Programs | Comments (4)
Panini America has given collectors a small glimpse into their plans for the upcoming 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland, Ohio and they will be focusing on the hottest rookies around in addition to today’s brightest stars.
It all begins with a special treat for VIP attendees as they will open up their bags to find a coupon they can take to the company’s booth and exchange it for a special six-card set. This loaded collection features recent NFL draftees Johnny Manziel and Blake Bortles, NBA picks Andrew Wiggins and Dante Exum, along with MLB freshmen Jose Abreu and Masahiro Tanaka.
Posted on July 3, 2014 – 5:55 pm | Author: chrisolds
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Football | 2014 Panini Hot Rookies, football cards, Johnny Manziel, nfl, Panini America | Comments (2)
Join Beckett Football‘s Chris Olds and Derek Ficken as they rip into boxes of 2014 Panini Hot Rookies in this latest edition of Box Busters.
Posted on June 25, 2014 – 5:18 pm | Author: chrisolds
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Football | 2013 Exquisite, Upper Deck | Comments (3)
Join Beckett Football’s Derek Ficken and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2013 Exquisite in this latest edition of Box Busters.
Posted on June 25, 2014 – 5:07 pm | Author: chrisolds
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Football | 2014 SPx, Johnny Manziel, Upper Deck | Comments (1)
Join Beckett Football‘s Derek Ficken and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2014 SPx in this latest edition of Box Busters.
Posted on June 23, 2014 – 6:52 pm | Author: chrisolds
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After more than two decades as a distributor of sports cards, Woburn, Mass.-based distributor Sports Images is getting out of the game.
The company will continue to sell sports memorabilia to hobby shops and other companies, just not sports cards. Its accounts will now be handled by GTS Distribution, according to an email sent by Sports Images President Matt Lane on Monday.
Lane cited expanding opportunities in the other areas.
“Sports Images has transitioned the hobby trading card segment of their business to GTS Distribution,” he wrote. “After 25 years in the hobby trading card industry, we have decided to focus our efforts on our retail, novelty, memorabilia and other aspects of our business. As these opportunities continue to expand, the demand for more resources, time and attention also increases and a choice was inevitable.”
Posted on June 23, 2014 – 12:37 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Football | 2014 Topps Strata Football, football cards, nfl, Topps | Comments (0)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Football Editor
Strata Football is all about the layers and context. The hits are made with bringing multiple elements to one card, and that won’t change for 2014 Topps Strata Football.
Each box will have three hits: two autographs, including, a Clear Cut Autograph Relic card, and a relic card. There will also be five die-cuts in every box. Each pack will hold six cards with 18 packs in every box.
Case hits include one Strata Signature Relic card, one Clear Cut Autograph Patch card and three Strata Patch cards.
Posted on June 18, 2014 – 5:31 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Football | 2014 Elite Football cards, nfl, Panini America | Comments (6)
Panini America will feature 2014 rookies in the NFL uniforms in Elite Football.
Each box of 2014 Elite Football will contain 20 packs per box with five cards in each pack. Each box will also have four hits per box and three Rookie Cards numbered to 999 in each box.
Posted on June 17, 2014 – 3:39 pm | Author: chrisolds
Basketball, Beckett Updates, Football, Hockey | Beckett Updates, job posting | Comments (0)
Are you a seasoned editor who can report and write for online as well as plan and execute print projects, too?
Beckett Media is seeking an editor with extensive deadline experience who can do it all for print and the Web — following beat responsibilities on a daily basis, while also overseeing all aspects of multiple monthly publications from start to finish. Throw in maintaining a strong social media presence, too.
Candidates should have a firm journalism background as well as strong knowledge of sports cards and memorabilia. Contributing to and planning/editing for all publications would be expected.
Candidates will need to be able to meet weekly deadlines, handle editing and overseeing other responsibilities and work flow as they work in conjunction with other editors and designers on their titles.
Please send cover letter, resume, link to work samples and salary requirements to email@example.com.
Posted on June 14, 2014 – 5:38 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Basketball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Football, Hockey | Father's Day, MLBPA, NBA, nfl, NHL, Panini America, Panini Father's Day promo, promo | Comments (2)
Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly‘s Chris Olds as he rips into a box of 2013-14 Timeless Treasures basketball and the eight Panini America Father’s Day promo packs that came with his purchase.
What will he find inside? Watch and find out …
Posted on June 13, 2014 – 1:46 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Football | 2014 Topps Chrome Mini Football Cards, football, nfl, Topps | Comments (6)
If you love Topps Chrome Football cards, Topps is hoping you’ll enjoy it just a bit smaller. Topps is introducing 2014 Topps Chrome Mini Football, which is set to come around Christmas.
Each box of 2014 Topps Chrome Mini Football will have 24 packs with four cards in each pack. There will be one mini Rookie Autograph card per hobby box.
Posted on June 12, 2014 – 4:11 pm | Author: chrisolds
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Cleveland will become the center of the collecting universe for five days beginning on July 30 as the 35th edition of the National Sports Collectors Convention takes place with all of the major manufacturers, dealers and thousands of collectors under one roof.
We’re curious about what you know about Cleveland, so here are the latest 20 questions all with an NSCC or Cleveland-centric twist.
1. Which of these cities is the host of next year's NSCC?
2. Who is the priciest signer (starting fee) at this year's NSCC?
See the rest of our questions … after the jump.
Posted on June 9, 2014 – 3:11 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Football | 2014 Score Football, Panini America, Panini Rewards | Comments (6)
The first NFL-licensed football trading card set isn’t scheduled to come out until Wednesday, but that has never stopped people from listing cards early on eBay.
2014 Score Football has June 11 release date, but a few people on eBay have gotten their hands on the product early, giving collectors a sneak peek. As expected, Score relies heavily on the 2014 rookie class.
But what is more intriguing than the release of Score this week is the start of Panini’s point system meant to replace redemptions.
Panini Rewards points cards are randomly inserted into packs of 2014 Score.
Posted on June 4, 2014 – 3:15 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Football | 2014 Flair Showcase Football, football cards, NCAA, Upper Deck | Comments (4)
Upper Deck has used Flair Showcase in Fleer Retro products the past two years. Now, the brand is getting its own release.
Upper Deck will release 2014 Flair Showcase Football in September with 12 packs in every box and six cards in each pack.
Each box will contain one autograph and one memorabilia card along with another hit of either an autograph patch, a Jambalaya insert or a Precious Metal Gem. Collectors will also find four Row 0 cards, two Legacy parallels and three Metal Universe cards in every box.
Posted on June 4, 2014 – 11:00 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Football | 2014 NFL, autographs, Leaf, Panini America, press pass, SAGE, Teddy Bridgewater, Topps, Upper Deck | Comments (3)
How many autographs will we see from Teddy Bridgewater this year?
Right now, the count is at 3.5.
Obviously, his autograph at the NFLPA Rookie Premiere is legit. The cards were signed by Bridgewater with representatives from Panini and Topps on hand. Yet, since the start of the 2014 football card season there have been a few variations on Bridgewater’s autograph.
Posted on June 4, 2014 – 9:28 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Hockey | Father's Day, Johnny Manziel, Kobe Bryant, Panini America, Panini America Father's Day | Comments (0)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor
Panini America’s Father’s Day Promotion is back.
The program began in 2012 with collectors heading to hobby shops to buy Panini products and getting free Father’s Day packs in return. The packs featured exclusive cards and rare parallels.
This year’s offerings include Diamond-embedded cards, Cracked Ice parallels, Green Prizm parallels from 2013 Select Football (numbered to 15), memorabilia and autographs cards.