Posted on March 8, 2012 – 1:03 pm | Author: chrisolds
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, MMA | 2011 Leaf MMA Metal, Leaf, MMA | Comments (2)
Join Beckett Media’s Andrew Tolentino as he hosts Leaf’s Brian Gray to bust a pair of 2011 Leaf MMA Metal boxes in this latest edition of Box Busters.
What will they find inside? Watch and find out …
Posted on February 21, 2012 – 10:37 am | Author: tolentinotown
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I'd like the hair on my head to match my mustache, please.
By Andrew Tolentino | Hockey Editor
Why so serious?
Poking around our hockey forums yesterday afternoon, I stumbled across a thread entitled “HILARIOUS hockey cards! Post em here!” Member tha penguin opened the online floodgates and encouraged fellow collectors to join in on the fun by posting scans of their favorite funny cards with interpretive commentary.
For the most part, hobby hilarity has ensued and the collector challenge has been extended. (More details after the jump.) Read More »
Posted on February 20, 2012 – 7:35 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
MMA | 2012 UFC Finest, brock lesnar, Dana White, featured, Randy Couture, Topps, UFC, Uriah Faber | Comments (2)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor
When collectors get their hands on 2012 Topps UFC Finest, they should be on the lookout for Dana White autographs.
The current UFC Prez is one of the most familiar faces, but also pulling his solo autograph means a chance at winning an exclusive UFC trip.
Finest is a comprehensive set when it comes to getting hits. Of course, it has the requisite autos and relic cards, but it includes opportunities to win autographed memorabilia and a trip where a lucky fan and a guest will attend an event and meet fighters.
That all comes in one product 2012 Topps UFC Finest scheduled to be out mid-July.
Read More »
Posted on February 14, 2012 – 12:47 pm | Author: chrisolds
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By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor
We’re preparing this year’s edition of The Autograph Issue for Beckett Sports Card Monthly and want to know just one thing from you at the moment.
What’s your favorite autograph (and why)?
Maybe it’s a signed ball or a signed piece of scrap paper from a random meeting. Maybe it’s a certified autograph of a superstar — or maybe not even a sports autograph at all.
Tell us — and be sure to include your name and location, which will appear with your answer in the next issue.
Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Sports Card Monthly magazine. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.
Posted on December 6, 2011 – 3:48 pm | Author: chrisolds
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, MMA | 2011 Topps UFC Moment of Truth, Arianny Celeste, brock lesnar, Dana White, Frank Mir, MMA, Topps, UFC | Comments (0)
Join Beckett Media’s Bryan Hornbeck and Chris Olds as they rip into a pair of 2011 Topps UFC Moment of Truth boxes in this latest edition of Box Busters.
What will they find inside? Watch and find out.
Posted on November 16, 2011 – 11:10 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
MMA | 2011 UFC Moment of Truth, brock lesnar, MMA, Topps, UFC | Comments (2)
MMA collectors are just two weeks away from a new product release: 2011 Topps UFC Moment of Truth.
This looks to be one of the most comprehensive sets Topps has put out when it comes to UFC.
Posted on October 20, 2011 – 4:57 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
MMA | knockout, memorabilia, MMA, UFC | Comments (3)
By SUSAN LULGJURAJ | Contributing Editor
When you open 2012 UFC Knockout, don’t cringe at the redemption card.
Read the fine print.
Because there are redemptions in 2012 UFC Knockout for whole memorabilia pieces – not cards.
Posted on October 10, 2011 – 10:52 am | Author: chrisolds
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Collectors often say they want more in a product and in the forthcoming 2012 Topps UFC Knockout they’re going to get just that via the Fistograph.
What’s a Fistograph? It’s an over-sized box-topper that includes not only an autograph but an inked print of a fighter’s fist — you know, an impression of what makes an impression in the sport, albeit typically inside a glove.
Ten different fighters will sign and ink up for the box-toppers in the high-end hobby-exclusive product that will include a hit in every pack and two autographed Relics, two autographs and four Relics in every box. For a look at what else can be found, see a gallery of some cards in the product arriving on Jan. 25 after the jump.
Posted on September 26, 2011 – 2:52 pm | Author: chrisolds
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, MMA | 2011 Topps UFC Finest, featured, Jon "Bones" Jones, Topps, UFC | Comments (0)
Join Beckett Media’s Chris Olds and Bryan Hornbeck as they rip into a pair of 2011 Topps UFC Finest boxes in this latest edition of Box Busters.
Posted on July 25, 2011 – 2:33 pm | Author: chrisolds
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If you’re attending the National Sports Collectors Convention that begins next week in Chicago, then you just might have a chance to meet with the folks from Topps.
The company is planning a Q&A session with 100 collectors next Thursday beginning at 4 p.m. Those who want to attend need to stop by the Topps booth and reserve a seat as they will be handed out on a first-come, first-served basis.
The company also will give away prizes during the 90-minute session.
Posted on July 5, 2011 – 2:10 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Football, MMA, Pro Wrestling | cam newton, Hulk Hogan, Jon "Bones" Jones, Leaf, Mark Ingram, Muhammad Ali, National Sports Collectors Convention, Nolan Ryan, Pete Rose, Stewie Griffin, Tom Dwan, Vince Lombardi | Comments (2)
Another trading card company has unveiled its plans for promo cards at the National Sports Collectors Convention, and this time it’s Leaf with a healthy mix of big names from across several sports with a touch of entertainment, too.
First, the company will be giving away a 10-card set during the show which will include Muhammad Ali, Pete Rose, Vince Lombardi, Nolan Ryan, Cam Newton, Mark Ingram, Stewie Griffin (yep, this guy), Tom Dwan, Hulk Hogan and Jon “Bones” Jones.
Details on how to obtain the cards will be announced before the show and during the show.
See more — and see a selection of preview images — after the jump.
Posted on June 30, 2011 – 12:22 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Hockey, MMA, Pro Wrestling, Racing | baseball cards, basketball cards, Beckett Sports Card Monthly, collecting, featured, football cards, hockey cards, supercollector | Comments (31)
Update: CLICK HERE FOR THE UPDATED STEPS ON HOW TO PREPARE YOUR SUBMISSION—
*** NOTE *** We run Supercollector entries every month in our magazines. Send yours today!
By Chris Olds | BSCM Editor
We’re going to dedicate an upcoming issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly to showcasing SuperCollectors — and we want to see your collections.
We’ll pick the most interesting and most outrageous collections for the magazine, but first we need to hear about your stash.
You don’t have to have the most-expensive collection on the block but it needs to be unique — downright crazy — in some way that it stands out.
Here are your instructions …
Send in an email to BeckettSuperCollector@gmail.com the following information:
1. Name, age, your email address, your location (city, state) and who/what you collect.
2. Statistics about your collection (total cards, number of 1/1s, number of autographs, number of game-used cards or items, etc.)
3. Tell us why you should be picked. Sell us on what makes your collection the best — and how/why it started.
4. Send us LINKS to images that we can examine or use with your item. (Bad images won’t help your case … and 900 MB attachments won’t either!)
5. Be patient. We have a group of baseball entries from awhile back to go through as well. We WILL be in touch if you are selected or we need more information.
6. Act fast … we want YOUR info NOW!
Above is a sample of a SuperCollector who recently appeared in the magazine. See what information he presented if you’re struggling. (Click for a closer look if you need it.)
Posted on May 16, 2011 – 6:14 pm | Author: chrisolds
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, MMA | 2011 Topps UFC Title Shot, featured, MMA, Topps, UFC | Comments (0)
Join Beckett Media’s Andrew Tolentino and Bryan Hornbeck as they rip into a pair of 2011 Topps UFC Title Shot boxes in this latest edition of Box Busters.
Posted on February 10, 2011 – 4:45 pm | Author: chrisolds
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, MMA | 2011 Topps UFC Knockout, MMA, Topps, UFC | Comments (2)
Join Beckett Media’s Chris Olds and Bryan Hornbeck as they rip into a box of 2011 Topps UFC Knockout cards in this latest episode of Box Busters.
What will they find inside? Watch and find out … by viewing the video here: 2011 Topps UFC Knockout
(We’ll get the kinks worked out to have embedded videos here soon… until then click the YouTube link.)
Posted on October 10, 2008 – 9:00 am | Author: chrisolds
MMA | Topps, UFC | Comments (1)
Topps announced on Friday that it has signed an exclusive deal with Ultimate Fighting Championship to produce trading cards of past, present and future UFC competitors starting next year. The deal lasts through May 2011.
Topps promises that each card — UFC 1 through the upcoming UFC 91 featuring Randy Couture vs. former WWE star Brock Lesnar — will have a place in its products. The deal also will include UFC providing images and memorabilia for many of its stars, including Couture, Lesnar, Chuck Liddell, Matt Hughes, Royce Gracie, Forest Griffin and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson.
Posted on October 7, 2008 – 12:11 pm | Author: chrisolds
MMA | Dallas Cowboys, Gina Carano, MMA | Comments (1)
MMA fans who might not play too many video games might have missed this one …
Donruss and GameStop have teamed up to produce a pair of trading cards featuring MMA stars Gina Carano and Randy Couture, who are starring in the Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 video game for Xbox 360 or PC.
To get your hands on Carano and Couture, all you have to do is pre-order a copy of the game at one of GameStop’s many locations or online.
Couture, the UFC Heavyweight Champion, plays Allied Commander Warren Fuller, while the undefeated EliteXC star Carano plays Soviet Commando Natasha.