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Box Busters: 2014 Upper Deck football cards

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Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly‘s Chris Olds and Derek Ficken as they rip into boxes of 2014 Upper Deck football cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.

What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

Beckett acquires fantasy sports platform

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Beckett Media is entering the fantasy sports world, bringing fans closer to the game.

Beckett has announced the acquisition of WPS Fantasy, an online and mobile platform for fantasy sports based in Lexington, Ken., on Friday.

“Our mission is to facilitate trade and lead the collectibles industry with our dynamic products and services, keeping the core interests of our valued customers in mind,” said Sandeep Dua, President of Beckett Collectibles. “With this acquisition, we move one step forward in getting the collector community together to engage with another brilliant piece of technology, all on one unified platform.”

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First Beckett Auction Services monthly auction launches Sunday

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Beckett Media is proud to announce the launch of its first online auction on Sunday, April 13.

Based in Dallas, Texas, Beckett Auction Services will offer monthly online consignment auctions, as well as eBay consignment services. Monthly auctions begin April 13 and a preview can be seen at http://auctions.beckett.com/catalog.aspx

Featured items in the first auction include an autographed Ronda Rousey UFC Championship belt, a Derek Jeter game-used batting glove, a Dallas Cowboys triple-signed seat back from Texas Stadium autographed by Roger Staubach, Troy Aikman and Tony Romo, a Yu Darvish 2012 Bowman Chrome Rookie Autograph Gold Refractor, a Pee Wee Reese cut signature, a UFC No. 1 poster, three Panini Gold Standard Solid Gold 1/1 cards and much more.

The monthly online auctions will include sports cards, non-sports cards, graded 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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Panini entertains Dallas crowd with college basketball favorites

By Derek Ficken | Beckett Radio & Market Analyst

The NCAA National Championship wraps up today with the University of Kentucky against the University of Connecticut. Panini America got sports fans ready for the national title game with Panini March Memories Brunch, a roundtable discussion with six college basketball favorites at the House of Blues in Dallas.

The company also announced an exclusive agreement with NBA prospect Dante Exum, who attended the Sunday event. Exum’s basketball cards will only appear Panini products, and he agreed to sign a number of memorabilia items for Panini Authentic.

Panini gathered many former players, including Danny Manning, Ralph Sampson, Christian Laettner, Clyde Drexler, and coaches Jim Boeheim and Nolan Richardson as the panelists. The hour-long discussions ranged from great NCAA moments to game-time preparation to advice for Exum.

One of the topics hit on the University of Kentucky’s Aaron Harrison who sank a 3-pointer with 5 seconds left in Saturday’s national semifinal to send the Wildcats to the championship game.

“Those big shots coming from a freshman are remarkable and I was lucky enough to hit some shots like that maybe in my career, but it was when I was a sophomore and a senior, and I missed some big shots as a freshman,” said Laettner, who is no stranger to big shots during his days with Duke.

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Chatter Up: Your chance to discuss collecting and win a Bowman Chrome Mini team set Wednesday night

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This week’s Chatter Up Facebook chat session with Beckett Baseball Editor Chris Olds is a bit different this week as there will be 15 winners of some unique cardboard as well as an hour-long Q&A about collecting.

And you can get your shot to win all 15 team sets right here, right now.

We’re giving away 15 team sets — one for all National League team — in the recently released 2013 Bowman Chrome Mini test set. (Some of the team sets will include bonus Refractors, too.)

Yep, that means Yasiel Puig will go out with the Dodgers — and any other player in each set, too.

Stay tuned for the AL teams, which will be given away on April 16 (Olds is off next week).

 

Beckett Business Solutions and eBay open the 2014 Industry Summit

LAS VEGAS – Beckett Business Solutions and eBay opened the 2014 Las Vegas Industry Summit by showing off their newly formed partnership with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Beckett Business Solutions is a new company to help dealers sell their inventory on eBay, collaborating in a way the online auction company hasn’t done before with sports collectibles. Beckett Business Solutions will utilize Beckett’s comprehensive database, card values and incorporate a massive image repository.

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Beckett Auctions begins next month

Beckett Auctions kicks off next month with an impressive first round of items.

Highlights include UFC memorabilia, autographs from Michael Jordan and Peyton Manning, and a number of high-end sports cards including a Mike Trout autograph memorabilia card and a Damian Lillard autograph.

The auction will run April 13-April 27.

Beckett’s jump into the auction world will start with dozens of lots that include a wide variety of sports and historical items.

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Beckett Radio Episode 11 — Talking Industry Summit baseball card news and more

The latest episode of Beckett Radio is here. Join hosts Derek Ficken and Justin Grunert as they talk about the latest announcements from the Industry Summit as well as the hobby in general along with Beckett Baseball Editor Chris Olds.

Are you a SuperCollector? We want to see your collection in Beckett Sports Card Monthly

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By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor

We haven’t been seeing enough of collectors’ passions in the pages of Beckett Sports Card Monthly, so here’s another call for SuperCollectors.

We run them nearly every month in the magazine, setting aside space for your stories, your photos and your information. Later in the year, we’re likely to do our annual showcase issue where we highlight 15 to 20 collectors for the world to see.

Perhaps it’s because of your massive collection of Barry Larkin cards — or perhaps it’s for your stash of hundreds of through-the-mail autographs. Whatever it is that you collect, we want to hear about it, whether it’s baseball, football, basketball or hockey — or any other sport … or non-sports … or whatever you can imagine.

What are the steps for entry? Click the link below.

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Win a shamrock Rated Rookie t-shirt from Panini America

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor

LAS VEGAS – On St. Patrick’s Day, the 2014 Industry Summit was filed with dealers wearing shamrock Rated Rookie t-shirts. And once the collecting world saw them, there were many who wanted to know where they could get one.

Well, right here.

Beckett Media is giving away one of Panini America’s shamrock Rated Rookie t-shirts that were only available at The Industry Summit.

How can you win?

Leave a comment below telling us your favorite collecting tradition. We will pick one commenter to get the shirt on Thursday at 10 a.m. ET.

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Beckett Business Solutions launches partnership with eBay to create new dealer tools

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor

LAS VEGAS — Dealers and retailers ripped open their packs from Panini America on Sunday at the 2014 Industry Summit. Inside were specially marked cards “2014 Summit” and featured players from all four major sports and numbered as high as five copies.

While the cards were a fun way to kick off the Summit – especially for those who pulled big autographs – it was a sneak peek at Beckett Business Solutions. These cards were immediately uploaded to BBS’s new eBay selling tool, available for dealers starting Monday, the official launch of the company.

“We have hundreds of millions of potential collectors in sports fans globally out there that we are not interacting with right now,” said Rob Veres, Vice President of Beckett Business Solutions. “Manufacturers provide us with amazing products, but amazing products alone can’t sell the cards. We as an industry need to work closer together to ensure we can get these products out to the people.

“Two things that are going to do that are technology and eyeballs. With Beckett Business Solutions, we believe we are bringing both to the counter because we partner with eBay to make listing on eBay far more seamless and profitable for everybody.”

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2014 Industry Summit: Recapping Day 1

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor

LAS VEGAS – The first day of The Industry Summit is filled with seeing old faces and checking out the different booths.

Here’s a picture recap of the first day of the 2014 Industry Summit.

For live updates, follow Beckett’s Susan Lulgjuraj on Twitter here. You can also follow along with the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #LVIS.

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Beckett Radio Episode 10 — Talking card shows, grading, Beckett Business Solutions & more


The latest episode of Beckett Radio is here. Join hosts Derek Ficken and Andy Broome as they talk card shows, grading and more as well as discuss the new Beckett Business Solutions with Rob Veres. 

Box Busters Live returns on Friday with 2014 Topps Heritage

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Join us right here at Beckett.com/news this Friday for the latest Box Busters Live at noon Central as we rip into several boxes of 2014 Topps Heritage 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.

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MORE 2014 TOPPS HERITAGE COVERAGE:

Card gallery: 2014 Topps Heritage

Heritage checklist includes Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Betty White, Keith Olbermann and more

What intentional errors might be in store for 2014 Topps Heritage?

First look: 2014 Topps Heritage baseball cards

Beckett Radio Episode 9 — Talking NHL licensing, World Cup, Beckett Auctions and more

 

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. 

Beckett Radio Episode 8 — Talking collecting, licensing and more with Thomas Fish

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.

Beckett Radio Episode 7 — Talking NBA Jam Session, redemptions & more with Panini’s Tracy Hackler

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.

Beckett Radio Episode 6 — Talking NBA, Olympics, gaming and more

 

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.

Beckett Media unveils Beckett Auction Services

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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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Chatter Up with Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds … Wednesday on our Facebook page

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Join Beckett Baseball’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.