Category Archives: Beckett Updates

Alexa Bliss: Five Cards of Fury

Posted on Tuesday May 9th, 2017 – 10:00 AM Author: Matt Bible

By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports Analyst | Commentary Move over, Charlotte Flair. Monday night has a new queen. Alexa Bliss is known as the Wicked Witch of WWE and she is currently one of the hottest wrestlers in the industry. A top heel in the company, she recently made the switch to the RAW […]

Beckett reveals its plans for the 2017 Spring Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo

Posted on Tuesday May 2nd, 2017 – 02:49 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

The Spring 2017 Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo is just a few days away and hockey card collector are gearing up for the semi-annual show. Beckett Media will be right there to meet them as all of our latest titles will be on sale in addition to the chance to get your cards and autographs examined […]

Product of the Year Among Panini’s 10 Industry Summit Awards

Posted on Wednesday April 5th, 2017 – 04:42 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

Panini America won a category-leading ten Industry Summit Awards, presented Wednesday at the sports collectible industry’s annual trade conference.

Upper Deck announces Spring Expo redemption plans

Posted on Monday March 20th, 2017 – 06:51 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor The Spring 2017 Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo is just a few weeks away and collectors from around the world are heading to the show with box breaking on their mind. Luckily for them, Upper Deck is once again holding a massive redemption program at its booth along with […]

Panini America, USA Baseball Extend Exclusive Trading Card Deal

Posted on Wednesday March 15th, 2017 – 12:01 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on an extension of the exclusive trading card agreement between Panini America and USA Baseball.

Top 20 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Trading Cards

Posted on Friday March 10th, 2017 – 03:40 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Countdown of the 20 most valuable Buffy the Vampire Slayer trading cards. Autographs from Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alyson Hannigan and David Boreanaz are among those making the cut.

2017 Topps Chrome Baseball Has Elements Old and New, Refractors Red and Blue (and Lots More)

Posted on Wednesday March 1st, 2017 – 01:03 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Topps Chrome Baseball checklist has a familiar mix of Refractors and autographs. Get details, hobby and jumbo box breakdowns, release date and more.

1916 Standard Biscuit Babe Ruth Baseball Card Sells for $288,000

Posted on Friday February 24th, 2017 – 06:26 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on a rare 1916 Standard Biscuit Babe Ruth baseball card selling for well over $200,000 in February, 2016 through Heritage Auctions.

Tom Brady Gets Emotional About Panini Kid Reporter Question

Posted on Tuesday January 31st, 2017 – 04:52 PM Author: David Lee

Yesterday was the first official Super Bowl “Opening Night” in Houston, Texas. Originally known as Media Day, the event makes coaches and players accessible to the media for interviews and mini-press conferences. You may have caught what is shaping up to the story of Super Bowl LI Opening Night. An unlikely reporter asked Tom Brady […]

NHLPA establishes 2016-17 Rookie Card deadline

Posted on Monday January 23rd, 2017 – 05:14 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Beckett Hockey has received confirmation from the National Hockey League Players’ Association that the rookie card deadline for 2016-17 NHL products from Upper Deck has been set. All debuting players that skated in a game or goalies that sat on the bench on January 5, 2017 or earlier […]

Jose Canseco offers fans a chance at landmark bat

Posted on Wednesday January 11th, 2017 – 09:15 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor The opportunity to buy a piece of memorabilia directly from a player is a rare treat for collectors. Quite often, they will have to go through an auction house or simply settle for a sliver of it that has been embedded in a trading card. Earlier […]

2016 Bowman Draft Baseball Box Busters

Posted on Friday December 30th, 2016 – 08:33 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Curious about what’s in a 2016 Bowman Draft Baseball box? Check out this video and full box breakdown.

Beckett Media and Maple Leafs from the past and present close out the Fall 2016 Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo

Posted on Sunday November 13th, 2016 – 07:15 AM Author: Stephen Laroche

The Fall 2016 Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo draws to its conclusion today and fans in Toronto are excited for the chance to interact with Maple Leafs from the past and present along with other sporting legends. Held at the International Centre, the event boasts hundreds of dealer tables, opportunities to meet with representative from trading […]

Toronto legends highlight second day of Fall 2016 Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo

Posted on Saturday November 12th, 2016 – 08:00 AM Author: Stephen Laroche

After a hectic opening on Friday where thousands of collectors made their way through the doors, the dealers at the Fall 2016 Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo are ready for more action today. With a star-studded lineup of autograph guests, exciting redemption programs, and a mix of the latest and greatest hockey cards on the floor, […]

Heading to the Fall 2016 Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo? Check out what Beckett Media has to offer!

Posted on Friday November 4th, 2016 – 02:34 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media The excitement among hockey collectors for the Fall 2016 Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo in Toronto is starting to reach a feverish pitch and Beckett Media will be in the thick of things as we plan to offer all of our latest titles along with an opportunity to get your […]

2016 Slam-O-Ween Grand Prize Finale

Posted on Friday October 28th, 2016 – 02:47 PM Author: Matt Bible

By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports Analyst Another successful Slam-O-Ween is about to come to an end and we have an incredible grand prize to close our second year…

The Walking Dead Season 7 Premiere Celebration

Posted on Friday October 21st, 2016 – 02:03 PM Author: Matt Bible

  By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports Analyst Eeny, meeny, miny, moe… Come Sunday night, viewers will tune in for the Season 7 premiere of The Walking Dead and finally find out who met their fate at the hands of Negan and his trusty, barb-wired friend, Lucille. To celebrate this occasion, Beckett has released a special […]

Braden Holtby’s Tragically Hip-themed mask raises over $27,000 for charity

Posted on Tuesday October 18th, 2016 – 11:07 AM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor While Braden Holtby was not able to get into game action for Canada’s winning squad at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, the mask he wore during warm-ups and practices has accomplished something even greater as it has raised over $27,000.00 at auction. With a design that meshed […]

1st Slam-O-Ween Giveaway

Posted on Thursday October 6th, 2016 – 02:02 PM Author: Matt Bible

By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports Analyst Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh testify! And for the first giveaway in our 2nd annual Slam-O-Ween celebration, that is exactly what we want you to do. 

2nd Annual Slam-O-Ween Celebration

Posted on Monday October 3rd, 2016 – 03:02 PM Author: Matt Bible

By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports Analyst One month of giveaways deserves another. The conclusion of Superhero September can only mean one thing: SLAM-O-WEEN! That’s right. We will be giving away cards, including relics and autographs, of some of your favorite professional wrestlers and mma fighters.

Superhero September Grand Prize Giveaway!

Posted on Monday October 3rd, 2016 – 08:45 AM Author: Matt Bible

By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports Analyst This is the moment everyone has been waiting for. We will be giving away our autographed Sebastian Stan card from 2016 Captain America Civil War this coming Friday. Please read on for further details….

Beckett’s 2nd Annual Superhero September

Posted on Friday September 9th, 2016 – 12:21 PM Author: Matt Bible

By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports Analyst This year, Month of Marvel has made like Mystique and morphed into something different (and a little bit more expansive): SUPERHERO SEPTEMBER!

Marketplace Buzz – VI

Posted on Wednesday July 13th, 2016 – 12:43 AM Author: Beckett Marketplace

Hot Products 2016 Topps Series 2 Baseball 2016 Topps Tier One Baseball 2016 Prestige Football 2016 Topps Archives Baseball

2016 Panini Football Cards Opt for Regal Retail Release

Posted on Tuesday July 12th, 2016 – 04:05 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Get the full 2016 Panini Football checklist, details and release date. The retail-only product comes in a few different configurations and takes a regal theme.

2016 Panini Yo-kai Watch Stickers Info

Posted on Thursday April 28th, 2016 – 05:02 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2016 Panini Yo-kai Watch Stickers join the mix of cartoons, video games, figures and other collectibles based on the animated franchise.

Beckett Gaming Preview: Bushiroad Spring Lineup

Posted on Wednesday April 20th, 2016 – 10:08 AM Author: Matt Bible

By Ian McDaries Hey, TCG Players! The next couple of weeks are something to be extremely excited about. Bushiroad, the company who brings us titles like Cardfight Vanguard, Weiss Schwarz, and Future Card Buddyfight, will be releasing some great new products. Today we are going to take a quick look at what is to come…

Beckett Gaming Preview: 2016 Yu-Gi-Oh Millennium Pack

Posted on Thursday April 7th, 2016 – 11:18 AM Author: Matt Bible

By Ian McDaries Greetings, Duelists! We are only a few short days away from the next exciting premium Yu-Gi-Oh! set — Millennium. The set releases on April 15th and will have a similar format to Duelist Packs: 5 cards per pack, priced at $1.99 each. Here is a look at the set breakdown…

Beckett Gaming Preview: Magic The Gathering Shadows over Innistrad

Posted on Friday April 1st, 2016 – 12:58 PM Author: Matt Bible

By Ian McDaries | Guest Commentary Shadows over Innistrad Pre-Release is nearly upon us. Starting April 2, gamers will have a chance to crack in to the new and exciting Magic the Gathering set. The set includes 297 new cards and is the first set in the Shadows over Innistrad block. Today we will look at […]

Beckett Media announces Spring 2016 Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo plans

Posted on Thursday March 31st, 2016 – 06:58 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 […]

Box Busters: MTG Beta Booster Pack – Part 1

Posted on Thursday March 31st, 2016 – 10:20 AM Author: Justin Grunert

Join Beckett guest analyst, Ian McDaries, and Magic The Gathering experts, Adam Cai and Todd West, for a monumental opening: 1993 Magic The Gathering Beta Booster Pack. Could they pull a Black Lotus or an Ancestral Recall? Be a part of their journey and check out the video… Check back next week for Part 2 […]

2016 Upper Deck Alien Anthology Checklist

Posted on Wednesday March 30th, 2016 – 03:28 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Full 2016 Upper Deck Alien Anthology checklist including autographs, inserts, sketch card artists and more.

Beckett Gaming Profile: Yu-Gi-Oh Premium Gold Infinite Gold

Posted on Wednesday March 23rd, 2016 – 10:21 AM Author: Matt Bible

By Ian McDaries | Guest Commentary Greetings fellow duelists! Ready for some exciting new set information? Yu-Gi-Oh Premium Gold Infinite Gold is the newest release and it is full of great and powerful cards.

Beckett Gaming Profile: 2016 DBZ Perfection

Posted on Wednesday March 2nd, 2016 – 02:14 AM Author: Matt Bible

By Ian McDaries | Guest Commentary Cell is here! Dragon Ball Z Perfection is upon us. This  new DBZ set includes 142 cards with an additional 15 Dragon Rares that are all based off of Cell’s personalities. Here are a few of the cards to watch out for…

Yu-gi-oh! News and Notes

Posted on Monday February 15th, 2016 – 10:25 AM Author: Matt Bible

By Ian McDaries | Guest Commentary This week we saw a few crazy and exciting things happen with the Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card game. Take a peek inside for more details.

Top Five: Daniel Bryan Cards

Posted on Tuesday February 9th, 2016 – 12:32 PM Author: Matt Bible

By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst | Commentary NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! That was the reaction of millions of wrestling fans worldwide yesterday as they received the news — WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan is retiring. Bryan, also known throughout the wrestling community as Bryan Danielson, had been suffering from continuous injuries […]