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Beckett’s plans for the 2012 Fall Expo

Beckett Media is getting ready for the 2012 Sportscard & Memorabilia Expo in Toronto this weekend.

The company will offer a wide variety of items and services for collectors such as grading, price guides and contests.

Here’s a breakdown at what collectors will be able to find at the Beckett booth.

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Beckett grader Andy Broome self-publishes book

By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor

When Beckett Grading ServicesAndy Broome isn’t busy examining vintage cardboard for defects as part of his day job, he can often be found drawing.

Now, though, he may be found drawing cartoons and signing autographs on the title page of Collecting The Collector, a new book he recently published.

The $11.95 collection of anecdotes and drawings includes an introduction by Antiques Roadshow‘s Simeon Lipman and can be found on Amazon.com via the book’s website.

“I’ve dabbled in my share of collections,” Broome wrote. “I’ve collected coins, stamps, trading cards of all types, art, watches, fountain pens, gemstones, debt, comic books, comic and cartoon art, ex-wives, toys, action figures, vintage cigarette packs, more debt, all things baseball, books, autographs, children, clocks, PEZ dispensers, cameras, books, whiskey, guns and even more debt.

“I feel like I can poke a little fun at fellow collectors. and their quirks because I have been there, I’m one of you.”

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Beckett Grading Services opens California office


Beckett Grading Services has opened an office in Southern California for collectors in and around the area to submit cards for grading in-person.

Located in Orange County, the office accepts submissions by appointment only, but those who use the office for submissions receive free shipping and insurance on all submissions, which are then sent to Dallas for grading. The new BGS office is located at 22840 Savi Ranch Parkway, Suite 200, in Yorba Linda, Calif.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment at the California office, contact BGS Regional Sales Manager Justo Vazquez via phone at 714-200-1934, fax at 800-249-7761 or email at jvazquez@beckett.com.

This is the second regional BGS office to open. In September 2010, BGS opened an office for submissions in New York City. That one is located near Times Square, at 135 W. 50th Street on the 14th floor. For New York-based submissions, contact Regional Sales Manager Charles Stabile via phone at 212-375-6760, fax at 212-375-6738 or email at cstabile@beckett.com.

As always, grading information and regularly occurring offers can be found at www.beckett.com/grading.