Category Archives: Beckett Updates

2017 Rittenhouse Game of Thrones Valyrian Steel Trading Cards Take a Heavy Metal Approach

Posted on Tuesday July 25th, 2017 – 01:03 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Rittenhouse Game of Thrones Valyrian Steel trading card checklist features an all-metal base set and premium format. Get detailed info, release date, hobby box breakdown and more.

Storify: Steve Grad Twitter Q&A

Posted on Friday July 21st, 2017 – 03:11 PM Author: Scott Bedgood

00000Steve Grad of Beckett Authentication recently answered some questions on The National Sports Card Collector’s Convention Twitter account. Grad talks about his career in authentication, The National, and his favorite Star Wars movie. Check our our Storify of the event below. [View the story “Steve Grad Twitter Q&A Promotes 2017 National Sports Card Collectors Convention” […]

Steve Grad Appearing On CNN HLN To Discuss OJ Simpson Memorabilia

Posted on Wednesday July 19th, 2017 – 10:40 AM Author: Scott Bedgood

00000 OJ Simpson, the former NFL running back, actor, and subject of arguably the biggest trial in American history, has a parole hearing Thursday to determine whether he will be released after serving nine years of his 33-year sentence. Simpson was convicted of armed robbery in 2008 after he and his accomplices stole sports memorabilia at […]

Why The ’99 MLB All-Star Game Will Always And Forever Be My Favorite

Posted on Tuesday July 11th, 2017 – 10:12 AM Author: Jon Finkel

00000 I Was There I think attendance is imperative to claiming that a specific sporting event is your favorite of all time. In this case, the ’99 Major League Baseball All-Star Game is the only MLB All-Star Game that I’ve been to… But so what? As proof, that’s me in that photo up there on […]

Home Run Derby: Mike Stanton, Beardless Charlie Blackmon And Other Gems In The Vault

Posted on Monday July 10th, 2017 – 10:57 AM Author: Scott Bedgood

00000 This year’s Home Run Derby has the potential to be one of the most exciting ever. The Marlins’ Giancarlo Stanton (26 HRs) and the Yankees’ Aaron Judge (30 HRs) have everyone buzzing as these two titanic home run hitters are the clear favorites. But other candidates include Miguel Sano (21 HRs) of the Minnesota […]

VIDEO: Beckett’s Steve Grad Breaks Down Dak Prescott Panini Prizm Auto

Posted on Thursday July 6th, 2017 – 12:24 PM Author: Admin

00000 Steve Grad, authenticator at Beckett Authentication Services, took some time off from his holiday in the United Kingdom to make this short video explaining exactly what the issues are with the Dak Prescott Panini Prizm autographs. Grad breaks down the tell-tale signs of Autopen usage and the specific things you can look for to […]

Library Find of the Day: Less Than 75 Million Romelu Lukaku Cards

Posted on Thursday July 6th, 2017 – 11:37 AM Author: Scott Bedgood

00000 Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku is reportedly headed from Everton to Manchester United for a whopping fee of £75 million. This development lead me back to the Beckett library to try and find some of Lukaku’s cards from the past few years. There are lots of cards back there, so finding what I’m looking for […]

One Boy’s Dogged Pursuit of the Mark McGwire ’85 Topps USA Baseball Card

Posted on Monday July 3rd, 2017 – 12:23 PM Author: Jon Finkel

00000 Over two decades before Mark “I’m Not Here to Talk About the Past” McGwire took his reputation, which was already on life support, and suffocated it with a pillow on national television with his congressional testimony, McGwire was a Mickey Mantle/Incredible Hulk mash-up who was poised to take over baseball, ripping home runs faster […]

The Rockets Traded For Chris Paul, You Should Trade For This Paul RC

Posted on Wednesday June 28th, 2017 – 04:43 PM Author: Scott Bedgood

00000   Chris Paul appears to be headed to the Houston Rockets to team up with James Harden (and maybe some other superstars). Paul’s most valuable Rookie Card is the 2005-06 Exquisite Collection #46 Chris Paul JSY AU/99 RC. Though Harden and Paul haven’t played together, they did both play in Oklahoma City before joining the […]

Awesome Inserts: 1996 Pinnacle Skylines

Posted on Friday June 23rd, 2017 – 04:27 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Check out the entire set of 1996 Pinnacle Skylines with a full gallery, details on the set, checklist and more. The popular acetate cards highlight baseball’s best.

Alexa Bliss: Five Cards of Fury

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

00000 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 […]

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

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

00000 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 […]

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

00600 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 […]

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.

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

00000 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 […]

NHLPA establishes 2016-17 Rookie Card deadline

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

00000 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 […]

Jose Canseco offers fans a chance at landmark bat

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

00100 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. […]

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

00000 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 […]

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

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

00000 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 […]

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

00000 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 […]

2016 Slam-O-Ween Grand Prize Finale

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

00000 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

00000   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 […]

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

00000 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 […]

1st Slam-O-Ween Giveaway

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

00000 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

00000 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

00000 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

00000 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

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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

00000 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 […]