Category Archives: Beckett Updates

Exclusive: Christian Pulisic Talks Messi, Panini, and Transfer Rumors

Posted on May 23, 2018 – 11:39 am Author: Scott Bedgood

Christian Pulisic is no longer the American star of the future, he’s the superstar of now. Unfortunately for him and legions of American fans, they won’t get to experience him playing in this year’s World Cup after the United States failed to qualify. However, the youngest goalscorer in Bundesliga history hasn’t let that slow down […]

Kid Collector of the Week: Kyle from West Des Moines, IA

Posted on May 22, 2018 – 1:58 pm Author: Scott Bedgood

Our Kid Collector of the Week feature will focus on one kid each week from around the country who is deeply involved with The Hobby. Most collectors got involved when they were young and have fond memories of their early years, so we wanted to highlight kids who are just getting their start in collecting. […]

30 Teams | 30 Weeks: #24 Milwaukee Brewers

Posted on May 21, 2018 – 12:00 pm Author: Scott Bedgood

The seventh team in the Topps 30 Teams | 30 Weeks countdown is the Milwaukee Brewers. The Brewers spent the first part of their existence in the American League, winning an AL Pennant in 1982. In 1998 the Brewers switched to the National League where they’ve been ever since. Our Legendary Lineup is full of […]

Harrison Ford Han Solo Signed Auto Sells for $1,855

Posted on May 18, 2018 – 11:08 am Author: Scott Bedgood

A 1977 Topps Star Wars #144 Harrison Ford as Han Solo Signed AUTO BVG BAS recently sold on eBay for a whopping $1,855. The ever-increasing popularity of Star Wars, coupled with the anticipation over the new Solo film has lead to an uptick in the prices being paid to obtain Star Wars memorabilia. This card was […]

30 Teams | 30 Weeks: #25 Kansas City Royals

Posted on May 14, 2018 – 10:47 am Author: Scott Bedgood

The Kansas City Royals are team No. 25 in our 30 Teams | 30 Weeks legendary lineup countdown. They were founded in 1969 and their history can pretty easily be broken down into four distinct periods. Two of these periods were unquestionably bad and two were highly successful. As with many expansion franchises, the team […]

The Baseball Prospects You Need to Be Collecting Now

Posted on May 11, 2018 – 12:13 am Author: Vinnie Rullo

This baseball season we have already seen multiple top prospects like Ronald Acuña, Gleyber Torres and others get “the call” in the early season. Top prospects cards can double in price once the player reaches the majors. Some prospects like Vladimir Guerrero Jr. are already sky high in value, while others are still obtainable. Here […]

Beckett Authentication Services Announces Major European Partnership with Showmasters

Posted on May 10, 2018 – 11:04 am Author: Admin

Beckett Authentication Services, the renowned global authority in autograph authentication, and Showmasters, Europe’s leading event organizers of licensed pop culture and Comic Con events, have joined forces to offer full ONSITE authentication of your autographs at the two largest Showmasters events in the United Kingdom on June 2nd and 3rd in Birmingham and July 27th-28th in London! This will […]

Twins’ Broadcast Team Discusses Topps Legendary Lineup

Posted on May 8, 2018 – 10:54 am Author: Scott Bedgood

In the video below, the Minnesota Twins broadcast team of Dick Bremer and Torii Hunter discuss the Twins legendary card lineup. Hunter, who is included as the right fielder in the team, talks about the legends that helped him when he was young, especially Kirby Puckett and Harmon Killebrew. Check out the below video and […]

30 Teams | 30 Weeks : Team #26 Minnesota Twins

Posted on May 7, 2018 – 12:00 pm Author: Scott Bedgood

Team No. 26 in our 30 Teams | 30 Weeks countdown of legendary card lineups is the Minnesota Twins! Depending on how you want to look at the history, the Minnesota Twins franchise has been playing Major League Baseball since 1901. The Washington Senators toiled their craft in the D.C. area for almost 60 years, […]

Upper Deck’s “Once-In-A-Lifetime” Black Panther Memorabilia

Posted on May 3, 2018 – 12:09 pm Author: Harris Toser

Earlier this week, we previewed Upper Deck’s Black Panther Trading Cards. We have received more information on the series’ memorabilia cards. Upper Deck reps tell us they’re really focused on the memorabilia inserts for their latest Marvel series. The company says it’s been given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get the full production-used Black Panther suit […]

“Jack of All Trades” Creator Talks About the Hobby

Posted on May 3, 2018 – 12:26 am Author: Vinnie Rullo

Jack of All Trades, a new documentary, shares the story of the boom and bust of collecting sports cards during the late 1980s and into the early 1990s. The film recounts the father-son relationship of Jack Stone and his son Stu, told via a documentary about the craziest days of collecting. Jack Stone, owner of Sluggers, […]

Local Card Shop of the Week: AZ Sports Cards

Posted on May 1, 2018 – 12:28 am Author: Joey Shiver

John Gola started collecting as a kid in Michigan in the 70’s but moved away from the Hobby when he graduated from high school and moved to Phoenix. John obtained his general contracting license in 1980 and began building his contracting business, which is still operating 38 years later. In 1993, while visiting his future […]

30 Teams | 30 Weeks: Team #27 Los Angeles Angels

Posted on April 30, 2018 – 12:10 pm Author: Scott Bedgood

The Los Angeles Angels check in at No. 27 on our list of legendary card lineups. The Angels formerly known as the California Angels, Anaheim Angels, and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, have been around since 1961. They’ve won 9 AL West titles, but their greatest triumph came in a year in which they […]

Beckett Grading Adds to Blowout Cards’ $75,000 Ohtani Superfractor Offer

Posted on April 25, 2018 – 10:04 am Author: Admin

Beckett Grading Services will offer free grading and expedited shipping on the Shohei Ohtani Superfractor autograph card from the 2018 Bowman boxes.  The Dallas-based grading and authentication company is joining the frenzy stirred by Blowout Cards co-owner Tom Fish’s offer of $60,000 $75,000 for a BGS 9.5 or higher graded Shohei Ohtani Superfractor autograph card […]

Kid Collector of the Week: Nolan from Aurora, CO

Posted on April 24, 2018 – 12:26 am Author: Scott Bedgood

Our Kid Collector of the Week feature will focus on one kid each week from around the country who is deeply involved with The Hobby. Most collectors got involved when they were young and have fond memories of their early years, so we wanted to highlight kids who are just getting their start in collecting. […]

30 Teams | 30 Weeks: Team #28 Arizona Diamondbacks

Posted on April 23, 2018 – 12:17 pm Author: Scott Bedgood

The Arizona Diamondbacks are the No. 28 team in our 30 Teams | 30 Weeks countdown. Founded in 1998, the Diamondbacks won their first World Series only three years later. The ’01 World Series against the Yankees is one of the most memorable in history, and it’s no surprise that many members of that team […]

Local Card Shop of the Week: Jacksonville Sports Cards

Posted on April 17, 2018 – 12:10 am Author: Joey Shiver

Frank Bray began collecting sports cards in 1960 when his parents owned a little corner grocery store/sub shop in Springfield, MA. They sold baseball cards in the shop and a company named Diamond National, who was printing cards at the time, was right across the street and they would bring uncut sheets and cases for […]

30 Teams | 30 Weeks: Team #29 Miami Marlins

Posted on April 16, 2018 – 12:11 pm Author: Scott Bedgood

The Miami Marlins check in at No. 29 in our 30 Teams | 30 Weeks countdown. The Marlins, formerly known as the Florida Marlins, have been one of the most up-and-down teams in baseball history. Blessed with incredibly talented and legendary players throughout their short history, they have won two World Series titles. But both […]

Kid Collector of the Week: Jayden from Oak Grove, MN

Posted on April 11, 2018 – 11:23 am Author: Scott Bedgood

Our Kid Collector of the Week feature will focus on one kid each week from around the country who is deeply involved with The Hobby. Most collectors got involved when they were young and have fond memories of their early years, so we wanted to highlight kids who are just getting their start in collecting. […]

Topps & Beckett Announce 30 Teams | 30 Weeks Partnership

Posted on April 9, 2018 – 11:47 am Author: Scott Bedgood

Beckett Media, the voice of the collectible industry, and The Topps Company, Major League Baseball’s exclusive trading card licensee, are teaming up to unveil the all-time legendary trading card line-ups for all 30 Major League Baseball teams in a season-long initiative. Topps and Beckett Media experts will select an all-time trading card line-up for each […]

Local Card Shop of the Week: All-Star Sports Cards

Posted on April 3, 2018 – 12:54 am Author: Joey Shiver

Steve Wrate’s first baseball card was a 1971 Topps when he was a kid. This was the cardboard that got him into the Hobby. He went on to continue collecting until the mid 70’s when other teenage distractions like pretty girls and cars came into play. His mother did something that a lot of mothers […]

Kid Collector of the Week: Stone from Elk River, MN

Posted on March 27, 2018 – 12:23 am Author: Scott Bedgood

Our Kid Collector of the Week feature will focus on one kid each week from around the country who is deeply involved with The Hobby. Most collectors got involved when they were young and have fond memories of their early years, so we wanted to highlight kids who are just getting their start in collecting. […]

Q&A with Tim Virgilio from Signatures for Soldiers

Posted on March 22, 2018 – 12:34 am Author: Joey Shiver

Tim Virgilio has been collecting cards since the early 80’s. He has used that passion for collecting and combined it with another passion that he has for military veterans to provide an awesome level of assistance to charities with that focus. While having no personal military experience, his father served in the Air Force so […]

Local Card Shop of the Week: The Bullpen

Posted on March 21, 2018 – 12:30 am Author: Joey Shiver

Mitch Guttenberg started collecting sports cards in 1975 at the young age of 4 years old. He has been a baseball fan all of his life and remembers going to his first game in 1974, even remembering the seats he sat in for a Dodgers World Series game that year. This started a lifetime of […]

Which Pitchers are Going to Break Out in 2018?

Posted on March 15, 2018 – 12:21 am Author: Vinnie Rullo

Pitchers are known for having breakout seasons each year in baseball. Last year, a few noteworthy players who broke out were Luis Severino and Robbie Ray. Both players were top amongst strikeouts and made a huge leap from their previous year. A potential breakout pitcher is a player who hasn’t had a great season yet […]

Kid Collectors of the Week: Caleb and Riley from Richardson, TX

Posted on March 13, 2018 – 12:47 am Author: Scott Bedgood

Our Kid Collector of the Week feature will focus on one kid each week from around the country who is deeply involved with The Hobby. Most collectors got involved when they were young and have fond memories of their early years, so we wanted to highlight kids who are just getting their start in collecting. […]

Local Card Shop of the Week: J&J’s Sports

Posted on March 6, 2018 – 12:12 am Author: Joey Shiver

Joe Davis began collecting in 1976 at the young age of 8-years-old. There was a small grocery store on the way home from his school and he was rewarded for good grades with packs of baseball cards. While already a good student, this ensured his status as a straight-A student for the foreseeable future. Throughout […]

Sports Movies and the Cards That Relate to Them

Posted on March 2, 2018 – 12:42 am Author: Vinnie Rullo

When watching sports movies, people often try to compare what players best relate to that particular film. Some movies are based on real athletes while others have intentional or unintentional similarities to real athletes. This time of the year, the best movies of the past 12 months are awarded with Oscar nominations. Some movies can […]

Solving the Tanking Debate

Posted on February 28, 2018 – 12:46 am Author: Jac Manuell

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban took the tanking debate to a whole new level this week on Dr. J’s podcast, ‘House Call with Dr. J’: “I’m probably not supposed to say this, but I just had dinner with a bunch of our guys the other night, and here we are. We weren’t competing for the […]

Industry Summit Day 2: Panini & Leaf Bring Big Prizes and Guests

Posted on February 27, 2018 – 5:34 pm Author: Joey Shiver

 After a thrilling win by the Dallas Mavericks to close out Day 1 of the Industry Summit, attendees were moving in to high gear on Day 2 (Feb. 27). The early morning was ushered in by a Welcome from GTS at 7am in the GTS Conference Room. The Keynote Address began at 8:15 and featured […]

Kid Collector of the Week: Matt from Los Angeles

Posted on February 27, 2018 – 12:48 am Author: Scott Bedgood

Our Kid Collector of the Week feature will focus on one kid each week from around the country who is deeply involved with The Hobby. Most collectors got involved when they were young and have fond memories of their early years, so we wanted to highlight kids who are just getting their start in collecting. […]

Industry Summit Day 1: Informative and Exciting Events Fill Day for Attendees

Posted on February 26, 2018 – 6:00 pm Author: Joey Shiver

The Industry Summit for 2018 officially kicked off today (Feb 26th) in Dallas, TX as some of the most influential members of the Hobby gathered for the first full day of the three day brainstorming event. The conference features appearances by manufacturers, distributors, shop owners, breakers, vendors, Beckett Media and Grading, athletes, and more. This […]

The 5 Best and Worst Contracts in the NBA

Posted on February 21, 2018 – 12:08 am Author: Jac Manuell

“The NBA is a business,” the old saying has rung true across the league, especially with the trade deadline now having come and gone. The Clippers’ Lou Williams re-signed for what many saw as a bargain 3 year, $24 million deal. His deal set a precedent for the rest of the Association going forward. Current […]

Local Card Shop of the Week: The Rookie Sports Cards

Posted on February 20, 2018 – 12:46 am Author: Joey Shiver

Anders Olson started collecting Topps Star Wars cards in 1977. At the age of 7, he used to go into a variety store in the small town where he grew up and buy non-sports trading cards. Looking back, Anders says, “I have some really great memories of opening packs of cards from movies and television […]

Top 5 NBA Dunk Contest Moments

Posted on February 15, 2018 – 12:51 am Author: Jac Manuell

The All-Star weekend is headlined by the Slam Dunk Contest. For many years the event has overshadowed the game itself, which many think lacks the competition to even warrant viewing. Hopefully this year’s alterations will inject some life into the game. The 2018 Dunk Contest promises plenty of intrigue, the lineup of participants is one […]