Category Archives: Beckett Updates

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 […]

Yu-Gi-Oh! Emperor of Darkness has arrived

Posted on Tuesday February 2nd, 2016 – 06:29 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 Tuesday January 26th, 2016 – 04:21 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 Friday January 22nd, 2016 – 02:38 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 Wednesday January 13th, 2016 – 08:33 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 Wednesday December 23rd, 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 Tuesday December 22nd, 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 Tuesday December 15th, 2015 – 05:02 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 Friday December 4th, 2015 – 08:40 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 Sunday November 22nd, 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 Saturday November 21st, 2015 – 07:31 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 Friday November 20th, 2015 – 03:06 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 Friday November 20th, 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, […]