Category Archives: Beckett Updates

Marketplace Buzz – VI

Posted on July 13, 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 July 12, 2016 – 4:05 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 April 28, 2016 – 5:02 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 April 20, 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…

2016 Topps Archives Signature Series All-Star Edition Baseball Card Details

Posted on April 14, 2016 – 1:01 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

2016 Topps Archives Signature Series All-Star Edition Baseball offers one autographed buyback per box. Building off of last year, dual autographs and autographed game-used cards have been added.

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

Posted on April 7, 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 April 1, 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 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 […]

Box Busters: MTG Beta Booster Pack – Part 1

Posted on March 31, 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 March 30, 2016 – 3:28 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 March 23, 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 March 2, 2016 – 2:14 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 February 15, 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 February 9, 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 […]

Yu-Gi-Oh! Emperor of Darkness has arrived

Posted on February 2, 2016 – 6:29 pm Author: Matt Bible

By Ian McDaries | Guest Commentary Greetings fellow duelists! On January 29, we saw the release of the new Yu-Gi-Oh! Structure Deck, Emperor of Darkness. This deck caters to all players who are fans of the Monarch card types. The deck comes with 41 Cards broken down as follows: 2 Ultra Rares, 3 Super Rares, 36 Commons and 1 Token card. Today we will […]

Order 66 Toys To Discuss Star Wars Publication on KVCE Radio

Posted on January 26, 2016 – 4:21 pm Author: Matt Bible

By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst Attention Star Wars fans! Tomorrow from 7:00 to 9:00 am CT, Order 66 Toys will be appearing on the KVCE radio program, DFW Business Today, to discuss the Complete Guide to Star Wars Collectibles, as well as Beckett’s plans for future publications devoted to collectibles of characters […]

Beckett Gaming Preview: Magic The Gathering Oath of the Gatewatch

Posted on January 22, 2016 – 2:38 pm Author: Matt Bible

By Ian McDaries | Guest Commentary Hey all you Magic the Gathering Fans! Today is the day Oath of the Gatewatch hits stores. Oath is the 2nd set to release in the Battle for Zendikar block, and it brings 184 cards into the Magic the Gathering universe. The set brings on an onslaught of new Eldrazi, […]

Box Busters: 2015 Bowman’s Best Baseball

Posted on January 13, 2016 – 8:33 am Author: Eric Norton

Join Brian Fleischer and Dave Sliepka as they rip into a box of 2015 Bowman’s Best Baseball in this latest edition of Box Busters. What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

Jim Beckett to serve as honorary co-host of 2016 Industry Summit

Posted on December 23, 2015 – 12:10 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Dr. Jim Beckett has been announced as an honorary co-host of the 2016 Industry Summit in Honolulu. The event runs from February 21 to 25.

Beckett Gaming Profile: Force of Will The Twilight Wanderer

Posted on December 22, 2015 – 12:47 am Author: Matt Bible

By Ian McDaries | Guest Commentary This past Friday, the latest expansion for the Force of Will was released — The Twilight Wanderer. Today we are going to look over some of the impactful cards in the set and how they may change the meta-game.

Hobby pioneer Kit Young to co-host 2016 Industry Summit

Posted on December 15, 2015 – 5:02 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

Kit Young is a familiar name to many within the trading card world and his influence on the hobby is felt every year with the industry trade show he founded nearly 30 years ago. In preparation for the Industry Summit‘s return to Hawaii after a decade on the mainland, we spoke with Young about his […]

2015 DBZ World Championship

Posted on December 4, 2015 – 8:40 pm Author: Matt Bible

By Ian McDaries | Guest Commentary Attention DBZ fans! With the final DBZ TCG regional coming to an end, December is bringing us the DBZ World Championship. 32 of the world’s greatest players will battle it out for glory and prize money! What surprising and new decks will we see?

Beckett Non-Sports: Holiday Retro Busters Preview

Posted on November 22, 2015 – 11:27 pm Author: Matt Bible

By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst It is once again that time of year. A time to spread good tidings and cheer to our fellow man and what better way to do that here at Beckett than have special holiday editions of Retro Busters? While there aren’t many holiday releases from which […]

National founder Mike Berkus passes away

Posted on November 21, 2015 – 7:31 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor National Sports Collectors Convention co-founder Mike Berkus, who is regarded by many as being one of the most influential forces in the history of the hobby, passed away yesterday. A longtime collector that transitioned into a show promoter in the 1970s, he played a key role […]

Box Busters: 2015 Panini Contenders Baseball

Posted on November 20, 2015 – 3:06 pm Author: Justin Grunert

Join Brian Fleischer and Dave Sliepka as they rip into a box of 2015 Panini Contenders in this latest edition of Box Busters. What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

Beckett Gaming: Yu-Gi-Oh Yugi’s Legendary Decks

Posted on November 20, 2015 – 12:13 pm Author: Matt Bible

By Ian McDaries | Guest Commentary This last week Konami released a very special product for all Yu-Gi-Oh players and collectors: Yugi’s Legendary Decks. This exciting new product appeals to many fans of the Yu-Gi-Oh series and brings a majority of the main protagonist cards in one product. You can find fan favorites such as Exodia, […]

Beckett Gaming: Dragonball Z Evolution Top 5

Posted on November 9, 2015 – 2:34 pm Author: Matt Bible

By Ian McDaries | Guest Commentary Dragonball Z Evolution launched on October 30th, and with it came some highly competitive and exciting cards. This week I want to touch on 5 cards from the set that I feel will help many players improve their decks.

2015 Upper Deck Marvel Dossier combines cards and dog tags

Posted on November 9, 2015 – 7:53 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

2015 Upper Deck Marvel Dossier combines trading cards and dog tags. Each pack has three cards plus one tag featuring popular Marvel characters.

NFL Mid-Season Awards: MVP, ROY, POY

Posted on November 4, 2015 – 8:09 pm Author: David Lee

We are already through Week 8 of the NFL season, and already we have seen some incredible performances, breakout players and huge disappointments.  We present our picks for mid-season MVP, Players of the (Mid) Year and Rookies of the (Mid) Year. Comment below with your choices. By David Lee Editor, Beckett Football NFL MVP Tom […]

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 […]

Box Busters: 2015-16 Upper Deck Buybacks Giveaway

Posted on November 2, 2015 – 11:22 am Author: Justin Grunert

Join Beckett Hockey‘s Eric Norton and Dan Hitt as they rip into boxes of 2015-16 Upper Deck Buybacks in this latest edition of Box Busters. What will they find inside? Watch and find out … To enter to win the Patrick Roy auto comment below and let us know what you think about Upper Deck […]

New Beckett Covers collection to be offered at the 2015 Fall Expo

Posted on October 29, 2015 – 7:48 am Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor After its success at the National Sports Collectors Convention in recent years, Beckett Media is proud to reveal that is has created a set exclusive to attendees of next weekend’s Fall 2015 Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo held at the International Centre near Toronto. The Beckett Covers 2015 Fall […]

Slam-O-Ween Weekly Giveaway #4

Posted on October 25, 2015 – 11:42 pm Author: Matt Bible

By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst The time has come for the final giveaway in our first annual Slam-O-Ween. We hope everyone has enjoyed it thus far. Be sure to check out our Instagram page for our final week of daily giveaways. There are always some great prizes over there. Now, for the […]

Magic The Gathering Pro-Tour Battle for Zendikar Results

Posted on October 25, 2015 – 6:55 pm Author: Matt Bible

By Ian McDaries | Guest Commentary This past weekend Magic The Gathering players witnessed another historical event take place; the kick off of the Battle for Zendikar Pro-Tour. The tournament is filled with some of the most skilled players throughout the world, and at the end of the tournament, Kazuyuki Takimura was crowned the winner. Takimura won […]

Halloween Retro Busters Preview: 1991 Addams Family

Posted on October 24, 2015 – 1:10 am Author: Matt Bible

By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst | Commentary It’s almost time once again for a pack of ghouls and ghosts to rise from the grave, for black cats to cross everyone’s path, and millions of trick-or-treaters to run around like chickens with their heads cut off and suffer from a gluttonous candy hangover.  […]