Category Archives: Beckett Grading Services

Beckett Grading at the 2016 National Sports Collectors Convention

Posted on August 1, 2016 – 11:30 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details and rates for Beckett Grading Services at the 2016 National Sports Collectors Convention.

How to Spot Which 1989 Upper Deck Ken Griffey Jr. Rookie Cards Are Worth Grading

Posted on July 23, 2016 – 6:43 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Practical tips on what to look for in a 1989 Upper Deck Ken Griffey Jr. rookie card before sending it in to be professionally graded by BGS.

Beckett Grading Launches New Single Grade Service

Posted on July 18, 2016 – 10:55 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on a new service from Beckett Grading that offers only a single grade, no sub grades. This is a new level of service and doesn’t replace existing programs.

Beckett Media announces Spring 2016 Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo plans

Posted on March 31, 2016 – 6:58 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor With the Spring 2016 Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo just a week away, Beckett Media is proud to announce some of the special deals it will have for collectors attending the show. Held at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario from April 8 to 10, thousands of hobbyists will […]

Beckett Media announces 2015 Fall Expo plans

Posted on November 2, 2015 – 4:39 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

This weekend, collectors from all over the world are congregating at the Fall 2015 Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo at Toronto’s International Centre and Beckett Media will be in attendance as well with plenty of books, magazines, and opportunities for card grading. In addition to the Beckett Covers cards that were announced last week, collectors visiting […]

Beckett Grading to host James Spence on Saturday

Posted on September 10, 2015 – 9:47 am Author: chrisolds

Beckett Grading Services will host James Spence Authentication for on-site autograph authentication at Beckett Media headquarters on Saturday (Sept. 12) for collectors who are interested in professional grading or need items examined and/or slabbed.

BGS Diary Predictor (Sept.): What will Olds submit?

Posted on August 31, 2015 – 10:12 am Author: chrisolds

We recently introduced the BGS Diary and it seems like a few of you liked hearing about what — and why — Beckett Baseball Editor Chris Olds submitted what he did for grading.

Auction Diary: Wahoo McDaniel’s Rookie Card & Joe Willie Namath come my way

Posted on August 25, 2015 – 4:29 pm Author: chrisolds

I know nice cards when I see them. I know nice cards when I want them. I know that, most of the time, I can’t afford them.

BGS Diary: Allen & Ginter Mini Rip, Kris Bryant, Danica Patrick, Will Ferrell and even more make the grade

Posted on August 19, 2015 – 5:03 pm Author: chrisolds

For the last few months, I’ve submitted a few cards a month to Beckett Grading Services to finally get some of the cards I like into slabs. Selecting which cards to submit has been easier said than done — and the results can be interesting, too.

BGS Diary Predictor (Aug.): What will Olds submit?

Posted on August 5, 2015 – 10:31 am Author: chrisolds

We recently introduced the BGS Diary and it seems like a few of you liked hearing about what — and why — Beckett Baseball Editor Chris Olds submitted what he did for grading.

Ripping Retail: What’s inside a 1986-87 Fleer basketball pack?

Posted on August 3, 2015 – 3:23 pm Author: chrisolds

Beckett Media’s Chris Olds caught up with a collector named Dylan to rip a pack of the iconic 1986-87 Fleer basketball set — home of the Michael Jordan Rookie Card.

BGS Vintage Challenge: Chris Olds

Posted on August 2, 2015 – 12:59 am Author: chrisolds

Frank Robinson is easily one of the most-overlooked Hall of Famers in terms of value and this is his third-year card. I’d argue that it’s undervalued from the start.

BGS Vintage Challenge: Ryan Cracknell

Posted on July 31, 2015 – 1:58 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

During the 36th National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago, Beckett Media’s editorial staff were asked to hit the floor and bring back a vintage card to be graded. Each staff member participating in the project will present the results of their hunt to readers during the show. The Card: 1962 Mars Attacks #50 Name: Smashing […]

BGS Vintage Challenge: Stephen Laroche

Posted on July 31, 2015 – 1:19 am Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media During the 36th National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago, Beckett Media’s editorial staff were asked to hit the floor and bring back a vintage card to be graded. Each staff member participating in the project will present the results of their hunt to readers during the show. The Card: […]

Dare to Tear: Ripping a 2015 Topps Allen & Ginter Double Rip Card

Posted on July 28, 2015 – 4:50 pm Author: chrisolds

Would you dare to tear? Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds rips his 2015 Topps Allen & Ginter Double Rip Card in this tear-worthy Box Busters video.

Beckett Media, Beckett Grading focus on vintage at National Sports Collectors Convention

Posted on July 28, 2015 – 11:26 am Author: chrisolds

It seems that booth after booth at the National Sports Collectors Convention is lined with cardboard memories from the distant past of baseball cards and beyond, the era where the bubble gum was as vital as the statistics on the backs of former childhood treasures.

Beckett Auctions lands Strasburg Superfractor

Posted on July 28, 2015 – 10:28 am Author: chrisolds

The 2010 Bowman Chrome Stephen Strasburg Superfractor is headed to the auction block one more time — this time it’s via Beckett Auctions.

NSCC Notebook: What’s in store at the National?

Posted on July 21, 2015 – 12:01 pm Author: chrisolds

The National Sports Collectors Convention is about a week away … here’s a rundown of some of the promotional events planned for the biggest show for sports cards and memorabilia.

BGS Diary (July): Digging vintage, Kris Bryant, ‘Eight Men Out,’ minis and The Dude

Posted on July 17, 2015 – 9:33 pm Author: chrisolds

By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor | Commentary For the last few months, I’ve submitted a few cards a month to Beckett Grading Services to finally get some of the cards I like into slabs. Selecting which cards to submit has been easier said than done — and the results can be interesting, too. Here […]

Box Busters: 1993 MTG Alpha starter deck opening

Posted on July 7, 2015 – 1:42 pm Author: Matt Bible

Join Beckett Gaming analyst Matt Bible and guest Magic The Gathering expert Adam Cai as they do the unthinkable — rip into a 1993 MTG Alpha and provide an analysis of the grading process for Magic cards.

BGS Diary Predictor (July): What will Olds submit?

Posted on July 1, 2015 – 11:14 pm Author: chrisolds

We recently introduced the BGS Diary and it seems like a few of you liked hearing about what — and why — Beckett Baseball Editor Chris Olds submitted what he did for grading.

Sunday Conversation: Super Break’s Scott Allen

Posted on June 14, 2015 – 12:30 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media Super Break Sports has gained a following among high-rolling hobbyists for their premium releases and the company made waves in 2013 with the creation of “The Bar” – a jumbo original art card featuring cut signatures or other items connected to legends in the sports, entertainment and political worlds. […]

BGS Diary (June): Vintage Pudge, Atomic Paige, Cooperstown autographs, Canseco & more

Posted on June 11, 2015 – 6:55 pm Author: chrisolds

Here is the batch I got back from BGS for June — so here is my latest BGS Diary entry.

Beckett Grading to host James Spence on Saturday

Posted on June 8, 2015 – 4:11 pm Author: chrisolds

Beckett Grading Services will host James Spence Authentication for on-site autograph authentication at Beckett Media headquarters on Saturday (June 13) for collectors who are interested in professional grading or need items examined and/or slabbed.

BGS Diary Predictor (June): What will Olds submit?

Posted on May 28, 2015 – 9:59 am Author: chrisolds

He’s prepared his five cards for grading in June and we want to see if you can predict which of his cards will end up slabbed.

BGS Diary Predictor (May): What will Olds submit?

Posted on May 4, 2015 – 10:12 am Author: chrisolds

Of the 10 cards listed below, a few are headed to Beckett Grading Services today for his next BGS Diary. Can you predict which ones they will be?

Beckett Reveals 2015 Spring Expo Plans

Posted on April 28, 2015 – 4:04 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

Collectors attending the 49th Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo in Toronto this weekend will have an opportunity to visit Beckett Media at its booth in the corporate area and take advantage of the many specials on magazines, books and raw card grading that are available for attendees. First and foremost, all of the current issues of […]

BGS Diary: Seeing gold, stickers … and furry autos?

Posted on April 17, 2015 – 5:33 pm Author: chrisolds

Here is the batch I got back from BGS for April — so here is my latest BGS Diary entry.

Kris Bryant Superfractor pulled, graded by BGS

Posted on April 4, 2015 – 1:09 pm Author: chrisolds

The Kris Bryant 2013 Bowman Chrome Superfractor autograph visited Beckett Grading Services for encapsulation after it was pulled by a customer of Neuhart Cards in Delaware, Ohio. Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds caught up with Neuhart’s Brian Rideout who hand-delivered the card to BGS for grading.

BGS Diary Predictor (April): What will Olds submit?

Posted on April 2, 2015 – 10:28 am Author: chrisolds

Can you predict which cards Beckett Baseball Editor Chris Olds will get graded this month?

BGS Diary: WWE Divas Paige & Lana, Harmon Killebrew, Sandy Koufax and Sy Berger, too

Posted on March 16, 2015 – 6:37 pm Author: chrisolds

For the last few months, I’ve submitted a few cards a month to Beckett Grading Services to finally get some of the cards I like into slabs. Selecting which cards to submit has been easier said than done — and the results can be interesting, too.

BGS 9.5 Star Jordan Sells For Record Price

Posted on March 13, 2015 – 12:16 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor Back in November, Beckett Auction Services put the only 1984-85 Star Company #101 Michael Jordan to ever achieve a 9.5 grade up on the auction block and vintage basketball collectors dreamed about adding it to their collections. While the card itself did not garner any bids, it was […]

Are we overlooking potential of stickers?

Posted on March 11, 2015 – 9:49 am Author: chrisolds

Do you collect stickers? Do you stick them? Do you page them? Do you top-load them? Do you grade them? What would you do with this sticky and interesting scenario? Where would you start?

BGS Diary Predictor (March): What will he submit?

Posted on March 2, 2015 – 9:34 am Author: chrisolds

He’s prepared his five cards for grading in March and we want to see if you can predict which of his cards will end up slabbed. Of the 10 cards listed below, five are headed to Beckett Grading Services today for his next BGS Diary.

BGS Diary: Chasing Amy, metal minis, USA Baseball green and, of course, Crimson Tide

Posted on February 17, 2015 – 10:21 am Author: chrisolds

For the last few months, I’ve submitted a few cards a month to Beckett Grading Services to finally get some of the cards I like into slabs. Selecting which cards to submit has been easier said than done — and the results can be interesting, too.