Posted on March 6, 2014 – 4:19 pm | Author: chrisolds
Beckett Updates | Beckett Radio, licensing, NHL, World Cup | Comments (0)
The latest episode of Beckett Radio is here. Join hosts Derek Ficken and Brian Fleischer as they talk cards, World Cup, hockey licensing as well as discuss the new Beckett Auctions with its crew, Bill Sutherland and Rob Springs.
Posted on February 27, 2014 – 4:00 pm | Author: chrisolds
Beckett Updates | Beckett Radio, Blowout Cards, Thomas Fish | Comments (0)
The latest episode of Beckett Radio is here. Join hosts Derek Ficken and Justin Grunert as they talk to Blowout Cards’ Thomas Fish with the topics this week including licensing, his collection of original comic art and more.
Posted on February 20, 2014 – 4:20 pm | Author: chrisolds
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The latest episode of Beckett Radio is here. Join hosts Derek Ficken and Justin Grunert as they talk to Panini America’s Tracy Hackler with the topics this week including the NBA Jam Session, redemptions and more. Also find out out how you can win a box of 2013-14 Gold Standard basketball cards, too.
Posted on February 13, 2014 – 4:08 pm | Author: chrisolds
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The latest episode of Beckett Radio is here with the topics this week including the NBA All-Star Game, an Olympics update and more. Join hosts Derek Ficken and Justin Grunert as they talk to senior market analyst Bryan Hornbeck about gaming cards.
Beckett Radio have some other guests in the coming weeks as well. Next week, Panini America’s Hobby Marketing Manager Tracy Hackler is scheduled to be on, and Blowout Cards’ Thomas Fish will be on the following week. New episodes will be online every Thursday at 4 p.m. Central. Be sure to follow Beckett Radio on Twitter, @beckettradio, for the latest there.
Posted on February 4, 2014 – 12:12 pm | Author: chrisolds
Beckett Updates | Beckett Auction Services, Beckett Updates | Comments (16)
DALLAS, Texas | Beckett Media is proud to announce the launch of its newest product line, Beckett Auction Services.
Based in Dallas, Beckett Auction Services will offer monthly online auctions as well as eBay consignment services. Monthly auctions are scheduled to begin in April, and consignments will be accepted starting in February. The auctions are set to include sports cards, non-sports cards, memorabilia and more, with a focus on high-grade modern/vintage cards as well as low print-run modern cards and sports memorabilia.
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Posted on February 3, 2014 – 3:30 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Basketball, Beckett Updates, Football, Non-Sports, Pro Wrestling | Beckett Media Facebook chat, Chatter Up, Chris Olds, Facebook | Comments (1)
Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds for this week’s Chatter Up over on the Beckett Media Facebook page on Wednesday night at 8:30 Central. There will be prize for active chatters during the one-hour session.
Click here to find the image above and leave an early comment there if you can’t make it — also look for the early bird question now for a shot at a prize.
Posted on January 24, 2014 – 4:39 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Beckett Updates, Box Busters & Ripping Retail | 2014 Topps, 2014 Topps Series 1, baseball cards, Box Busters Live, case breaks, MLB, Topps | Comments (2)
Join us right here at Beckett.com/news this Wednesday for the latest Box Busters Live at 2 p.m. Central as we rip into several boxes of 2014 Topps Series 1 baseball cards on the day of its release in a live video chat.
Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds and Susan Lulgjuraj will be on hand for the break as well as fielding your questions in real time via the webpage and @beckettmedia Twitter account.
The best part? The boxes we rip will all end up in collectors’ hands via direct contests during the event or later giveaways in Beckett Baseball magazine.
Look for more details here on Beckett.com/news the morning of the event.
Posted on January 23, 2014 – 5:51 pm | Author: chrisolds
Beckett Updates | autographs, Beckett Radio, Rich Klein, Russell Wilson | Comments (0)
Forum post version here.
Posted on January 23, 2014 – 8:00 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Beckett Grading Services, Beckett Updates | Beckett Grading Services, BGS Club, grading | Comments (3)
Beckett Grading Services is giving its customers more with the BGS Club.
The newest membership club will give collectors free grading vouchers, access to the Online Price Guide and special items such as t-shirts, backpacks, roller bags and more.
Membership is available for all whether you’ve been grading with Beckett for years or ready to start grading your collection today. Joining the club is optional. Customers can still get their cards graded with Beckett through our traditional channels.
There are three service levels available, check out the benefits below:
Posted on January 21, 2014 – 8:10 pm | Author: chrisolds
Beckett Updates | 2013 Panini Elite Extra Edition, Austin Meadows, autographs, Clint Frazier, DEEE, Hot Box, Jose Abreu, Panini America | Comments (0)
Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into boxes of 2013 Panini Elite Extra Edition in this latest edition of Box Busters.
What will they find inside? Watch and find out …
Posted on January 17, 2014 – 2:49 pm | Author: chrisolds
Beckett Updates | Alex Rodriguez, Beckett Radio, NFL Playoffs | Comments (0)
Forum post here.
Posted on January 15, 2014 – 11:20 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Basketball, Beckett Updates, Football, Hockey | Beckett Media Facebook chat, Beckett Updates, Chatter Up, Chris Olds, Facebook chat | Comments (0)
Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds for this week’s Chatter Up over on the Beckett Media Facebook page on Wednesday night at 8:30 Central. There will be prize for active chatters during the two-hour session.
Click here to find the image above and leave an early comment there right now if you can’t make it — also look for the early bird question now for a shot at a prize.
Posted on January 10, 2014 – 4:44 pm | Author: chrisolds
Beckett Updates | authentication, autographs, Beckett Grading Services, BGS, card grading, James Spence Authentication, JSA | Comments (0)
Beckett Grading Services will host James Spence Authentication for on-site autograph authentication at Beckett Media headquarters on Saturday (Jan. 11) for collectors who are interested in professional grading or need items examined and/or slabbed.
The Saturday event is, of course, open to the public and begins at 10 a.m. and runs until 4 p.m. at the Beckett Media headquarters in Dallas, Texas.
It’s located at 4635 McEwen Road just off of Interstate 635.
Among the services available will be the recently added baseball encapsulation, card grading and encapsulation of JSA-approved items. — Chris Olds
Posted on January 9, 2014 – 4:47 pm | Author: chrisolds
Beckett Updates | Beckett Radio | Comments (6)
Welcome to this first edition of Beckett Radio. Join hosts Derek Ficken and Justin Grunert as they give you an introduction on what Beckett Radio has to offer and talk some sports. Don’t forget to check out a new show every Thursday at 4 p.m. Central.
FORUM LINK HERE per the end segment’s instructions.
Posted on January 8, 2014 – 1:00 pm | Author: chrisolds
Beckett Updates | Atlanta Braves, Barry Bonds, baseball cards, Baseball Hall of Fame, Big Hurt, Craig Biggio, Frank Thomas, Greg Maddux, Hall of Fame, Hall of Fame vote, HOF, Roger Clemens, Tom Glavine | Comments (34)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor | Commentary
The Hall of Fame voting is in and Baseball Writers’ Association of America got it right.
Greg Maddux is in. Tom Glavine is in. Frank Thomas is in. Barry Bonds is not. Roger Clemens is not. Craig Biggio is not. Jeff Bagwell is not. And neither is Mike Piazza.
The vote, the process and the ambiguity of how to interpret the rules are all perfectly flawed and reflect a game, particularly in recent years, that’s just the same. There is no right or wrong answer. And the irony? It’s always been this way to a degree — and that makes it perfect. It keeps us all contemplating things bigger than merely statistics. It keeps us thinking about importance. It keeps us thinking, to a degree, about life — the right way and the wrong way. And for those on the ballot, from the guy with the most votes to the guy with none, baseball was life.
And the Hall of Fame vote — no matter what we may think — is what it is. It’s a reflection of the messes of life — the good times, the bad times. It’s a reflection of the achievements, it’s a reflection of the flaws. It’s a reflection of the opinions of many — even those who might trade two Ryne Sandberg cards for a Jim Sundberg,
Unfortunately, all these messes do negatively affect one thing for dealers, card companies and collectors the most — they hurt the hobby. Every time there’s a star who excels, there are many of us who invest our dollars, our time, our energy into putting something into our collection that we find appealing. When bad news happens — whether it’s PEDs, stupid decisions, injuries — it takes away from the appeal, the confidence to invest once again. It makes it harder to do as time goes on — and it undoubtedly discourages some newcomers to dig in.
But a day like today isn’t about the Clemenses, the Bondses of MLB and its history books. It’s a day for the Madduxes and the Glavines. It’s a day that may become harder and harder to have in the next few years. Unlike last year, this summer we’ll have someone inducted into Cooperstown and a player or two who collectors can consider collecting once again.
Posted on January 6, 2014 – 1:57 pm | Author: chrisolds
Beckett Contests, Beckett Updates | Beckett Media Facebook chat, Beckett Updates, Chatter Up, Chris Olds | Comments (0)
Posted on January 3, 2014 – 1:25 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Baseball, Basketball, Beckett Updates, Football, Hockey | 2014, Beckett, collecting resolutions | Comments (88)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor
New year, new goals.
That’s what many people talk about once the clock rolls to midnight and a brand new year is here. But, first, let’s take a look back at my 2013 goals and see how I did.
Posted on December 31, 2013 – 6:50 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Baseball, Basketball, Beckett Updates, Football, Hockey, Multisport, National Sports Collectors Convention, Non-Sports | 2013 on cards, Bill Mastro, Famous Fabrics, Honus Wagner, Leaf Trading Cards, Panini America, Richard McWilliam, Topps, trading cards, Upper Deck | Comments (3)
The last year had some memorable moments in cards – good and bad.
The trading card industry lost a giant while families bonded over cards. Even though we all collect cards for different reasons, it’s the one thing that brings us together.
We share our collections through different avenues, trade with people halfway around the world and get a sweet joy when we watch the next generation opening packs of cards.
Here’s a look back at some of the top moments from card and memorabilia collecting in 2013.
Posted on December 30, 2013 – 2:04 pm | Author: chrisolds
Beckett Contests, Beckett Updates | Beckett Media Facebook chats, Chatter Up, Chris Olds, Facebook, free stuff | Comments (0)
Posted on December 24, 2013 – 2:20 pm | Author: chrisolds
Beckett Contests, Beckett Updates | Beckett Media Facebook chat, Chatter Up, Facebook | Comments (0)