Category Archives: Non-Sports

Funko Pop readies Star Wars Celebration exclusives


By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst

Wookies, droids, stormtroopers and Carrie Fisher.

Fans have many things to look forward to at this year’s Star Wars Celebration. However, collectors and dealers attending the event also have plenty of reasons to be excited. For the first time ever, Funko will be offering Pop Vinyls that are exclusive to the show. With an unmasked Vader variant leading the way, some of the lesser known characters in the Star Wars Universe will be getting immortalized into Pop Vinyl form.

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Contest: Legendary Fear Itself


By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst

The only thing we have to fear…

Upper Deck‘s newest Marvel deck-building game is an expansion of the current Legendary series, which has included titles devoted to such franchises such as Guardians of the Galaxy and The Fantastic 4. However, Fear Itself follows the Marvel story line of the same name and casts you as the villains. Lead such baddies as Kuurth, Breaker of Stone and Greithoth, Breaker of Wills, into battle against your adversaries, which includes heroes such as Iron Man, Dr. Strange, and Spider-Man. The deck includes 100 playable cards, 6 allies, 1 commander, 1 adversary group, 3 new plots and a rule sheet.

Want to win a deck? Simply leave a comment below and tell us what you think of deck-building games. Perhaps you have all of the Legendary series and would like to share your playing experiences. Or, maybe you’re new DBG and would like to know more. We will select three winners before April 1.

Matt Bible is the non-sports and gaming analyst for Beckett Media. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at

Hobby Q&A: Mars Attacks Occupation

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 By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst

Ack ack ack, ack ack!

Mars Attacks has been one of the most iconic non-sports card sets over the last 50-plus years. From the original set in 1962 to the most recent iteration, 2013 Mars Attacks: Invasion, it has gained a cult following that so few original sets enjoy. Garbage Pail Kids and Wacky Packages are the only others that share this distinction. All three are owned and distributed by Topps.

Now, once again, collectors will see another Mars Attacks set. However, there is a unique twist: it will be a Kickstarter exclusive. The set itself is a follow-up to the Invasion story line and it is subsequently titled Occupation.

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Topps launches Star Wars Card Trader app


By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor

Topps‘ line of digital card apps now includes a collection from a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.

Star Wars Card Trader launched on Wednesday for iPhone iPad and iPod touch, allowing fans of the science fiction powerhouse to collect virtual trading cards of all the characters in the Star Wars universe on their smart phones.

Collectors can use “credits” earned from collecting or from regular visits. They can also buy credits to use in the Cantina for virtual packs of the cards, which will include early glimpses at The Force Awakens, the newest Star Wars movie arriving on Dec. 18.

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Beckett TBT: Dinosaurs Attack!


By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst | Commentary

It is considered to be one of the most controversial non-sports sets of all-time.

In 1988, Topps decided to capitalize on Mars Attacks‘ wave of popularity and produced a prehistoric homage of sorts called Dinosaurs Attack! The basic premise of the series is a scientific experiment gone horrifically wrong and a time portal transports dinosaurs to the modern day world. Hilarity and gore ensue, of course, and we get a slew of scenes that depict every day life, just with giant dinosaurs eating everything and everyone.

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First Look: 2015 Upper Deck Dinosaurs


By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst

They’ve been rock stars for 65 million years and counting.

Now, Upper Deck has announced the release of 2015 Dinosaurs. With vivid imagery and a variety of inserts and relics, this product could appeal to children and adults alike.

The hobby configuration is 20 packs per box with five cards per pack. There are 150 cards in the base set depicting all the classic dinosaurs — T-Rex, Velociraptor, Triceratops, Stegosaurus, and many more. Short-printed subsets of Sea Creatures (25 cards) and Ice Age Creatures (25 cards) round out the set.

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First Look: 2015 Wacky Packages


By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst

This summer, things will once again get a little wacky.

Topps announced last week the release of 2015 Wacky Packages. This is by far the longest-running parody series in non-sports with the first release coming in 1967. Even though releases had thinned out in some decades more than others, the mass appeal of seeing your favorite washing detergent or candy bar being parodied has remained strong the past 48 years.

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Is Buffy the Empire Slayer next?


By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst | Commentary

Wooden stakes and charms vs. lightsabers and Force lightning?

Most likely not. However, it was announced yesterday that Sarah Michelle Gellar, star of the 1990s horror hit TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer will don the headphones and mic to do voiceover work for a character on Star Wars Rebels.

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Box Busters: 2015 Topps Star Wars Rebels

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Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly‘s Chris Olds and Matt Bible as they rip into boxes of 2015 Topps Star Wars Rebels in this latest edition of Box Busters.

What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

Contest: How can you win a box? Tell us what you think of the product in a comment below. We’ll select one winner at random from all entries received before March 20.

Sunday Conversation: Topps’ Jeff Heckman


By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor

Jeff Heckman is a manager of marketing and development for Topps Digital, which helps bring all of the company’s offerings to life via He’s also the subject of this week’s Sunday Conversation.

Q: We last caught up with you last summer for the Beckett Sports Card Monthly Art Issue to take a look at Topps’ new wall art. How busy has the division been during that time and has it grown?
A: We have been very busy developing wall art concepts for Once we made the decision to start offering limited edition wall art in late March 2014, the wall art category really exploded for us. We found the sweet spot of offering a limited number of prints using classic designs from our Archives. The category grew exponentially vs. 2013 to the point where we had demand for two-to-three new wall art offerings per week.

Q: Which lines of wall art were the standouts in the last year? Any that will go back to drawing board for refinement?
A: We were fortunate to have more standouts than flops last year. The biggest standouts were the following collections: Movie pin-up posters, For Mayor, ’59 Logos, Major League, MLB All-Star, Finest 1/1, Past & Present, Concert posters and MLB playoffs. There were definitely a few collections that didn’t live up to our expectations such as Illustrations, because we really liked the design and quality. The real positive from last year is that we were able to get real-time data based on designs, players and teams that we used to improve our wall art collections as the year progressed. We plan to continue to apply these learnings to our 2015 offerings.

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Top 5: Notable Leonard Nimoy cards

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By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst | Commentary

“Live long and prosper.”

These words will forever resonate with Trekkers, Trekkies and anyone who is even remotely familiar with the world of science fiction. It is Beckett’s sad duty to report that the world has lost a television icon. Leonard Nimoy, most notable for his role as Mr. Spock on Star Trek, has passed away at the age of 83 due to an extended illness.

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First Look: 2015 Topps Star Wars Chrome Perspectives: Jedi vs. Sith


By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor

The next Star Wars release of 2015 arrives in August — and it’s a collection of everything Star Wars so far.

It’s 2015 Star Wars Chrome Perspectives: Jedi vs. Sith — a follow-up to the 2014 release that explored the Star Wars canon via Chrome that arrives on Aug. 5

Carrying a $3.99 per pack suggested retail price. this one will include 24 packs per hobby box — one designed for Jedi and another designed for Sith — but with two hits inside all of them. There will be one Chrome medallion and a second hit from an array of autographs, printing plates and sketch cards.

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Topps prepares first Star Wars wall art line


By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor

There has been an awakening — and on Tuesday collectors can feel it.

No, it’s not The Force Awakens just yet, but Topps is readying a look at the past of Star Wars with a new line of wall art coming Tuesday only on

It’s a five-piece series reproducing the original wrappers from the 1977 trading card releases — only this time they’re much larger and more durable than their wax-paper debuts.

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Sunday Conversation: Card artist Mike James




By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor

Mike James is a veteran sports card artist who has had his work appear in several different card sets through the years. We caught up with him for a brief Q&A for our latest Sunday Conversation

mug-MikeJamesHow long have you done sketch cards and what is your art background?
The first set that I worked on for a card company was for Be A Player back in 2003-04. It was an insert set called Brush With Greatness — not exactly sketch cards — they were a series of paintings that were made into a card set, but still a very cool thrill for me. I have been doing on-card art for various sets for the past three or four years now. Up until the past six months or so, the sets that I worked on were for In The Game and Famous Fabrics. Some of the coolest original art cards I did for them were for Ultimate Memorabilia (starting with Ultimate 11), Sportkings and Famous Fabrics’ Music, Music, Music. I also got to do some really unique 1/1 cards for the Industry Summit. I have degrees in both fine arts and graphic design — both of which have served me very well.

How would you describe your style or your approach — and what makes you different than the next artist?
For the most part, I try to make my art as realistic as possible. I have always been very particular about trying to get in as much detail as I can with the portraits that I do. As for what makes my work different than any other artist — I think it all comes down to style. I’m sure every artist has a different approach to their own work, but there are so many fantastic artists creating work with so many different styles. It’s pretty amazing to me, really, how much good solid work is out there now … especially given the small format required for the finished pieces — 2.5 by 3.5 is not a lot of space to capture the details, especially where there are other graphic elements on the cards!

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Hobby Q&A: Sketch card artist Jason Crosby


By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports Analyst

Not so long ago, in hay fields a few states away, 38-year-old artist Jason Crosby grew up just like any other Georgia kid, splashing in the mud and running through the woods. He also had an affinity for watching and playing sports, citing Dale Murphy and Mark McGwire as some of his heroes. As an aspiring artist, he grew up drawing those heroes. He majored in art with a focus on graphic design at the University of Georgia and worked in design for four years before beginning full-time free lance illustration in 2005. It was only a couple of years ago that he “fell into” the sketch-card world. The South Carolina-based artist’s unique style and penchant for creating sports crossovers of non-sports cards has made him one of the hottest new sketch artists in the card business.

Did you collect cards or comics when you were younger?
Collecting cards is what I did as a kid and well into college! I can’t tell you how many hours I spent memorizing every stat off  the back of cards, attending shows and visiting my local card shop. It is how my dad and I bonded. He couldn’t tell you the best card from the set of who were the hot players, but looking back as an adult, he did it so we could have fun together. He passed away several years ago so he never got to see me work on sketch cards for companies he’d recognize such as Topps, Upper Deck, etc. I know he’d be proud. I used to design and illustrate my own sports cards using photographs I’d take of my friends playing backyard baseball. We’d keep up with stats for each game and for the season. I’ve always been a sports card nut!

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Your Oscar-winning autograph options are …

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By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst | Commentary

And the Oscar goes to…

On Sunday, that phrase will be heard many times as Hollywood’s elite gather to honor those who have cranked out the best film performances of the year. Yes, it’s that time of year again as the  87th Academy Awards will commence from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Oh, the glitz, the glamor, and the star power of that night. And, hopefully, not a Kanye appearance in sight.

This year, an eclectic group of nominees will compete for the four best-acting categories. There are first-time nominees, such as Emma Stone and Eddie Redmayne, and seasoned Oscar veterans like Meryl Streep, who has racked up an impressive 19 nominations and three wins during her legendary career. From the youngest nominee, Emma Stone (26), and the oldest, Robert Duvall (84), we have a 40-year old virgin, Khan Noonien Singh, June Carter-Cash, and an American sniper. And, as Tony Stark would say, “We have a Hulk.” Well, two actually. All in all, among these 20 nominees, there are 59 nominations and six wins.

However, the most-impressive statistic in this analyst’s eyes is the number of nominees who have portrayed or will portray characters in superhero films. There are nine actors and actresses on this list: Michael Keaton (Batman, Batman Returns), Benedict Cumberbatch (Dr. Strange), Bradley Cooper (Guardians of the Galaxy), Ed Norton (The Incredible Hulk) , Mark Ruffalo (The Avengers), J.K. Simmons (Spider-Man 1-3), Felicity Jones (The Amazing Spider-Man 2), Marion Cotillard (The Dark Knight Rises), and Stone (The Amazing Spider-Man 1 & 2). Needless to say, Marvel and DC Comics are very well represented at these Oscars.

And, one doesn’t have to look too far before finding a few key non-sports issues of these talented nominees. In no particular order, here are the top examples …

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Marvel Films and Spider-Man together at last




By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst | Commentary

It’s official. Spidey is coming home.

Late yesterday, announced that they have reached an agreement with Sony Films to bring Spider-Man to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This is a momentous merger that will greatly impact superhero films for years to come.

The basic outline of the agreement will allow Marvel Films to use Spider-Man in their film franchises, such as The Avengers, Captain America, and Iron Man. This “new Spider-Man” will first appear in a Marvel Films production, which will be followed up by a Sony-produced Spider-Man film. While Marvel is granted access to Spider-Man for cameo and ensemble appearances, Sony still maintains all property rights and final creative control over the character.

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BGS Diary Predictor (Feb.): What will he submit?



We recently introduced the BGS Diary and it seems like a few of you liked hearing about what — and why — Beckett Baseball Editor Chris Olds submitted what he did for grading.

He’s prepared his five cards for grading in February and we want to see if you can predict which of his cards will end up slabbed. Of the 10 cards listed below, five are headed to BGS today for his next BGS Diary.

Can you predict which ones they will be?

February BGS Diary Predictor: What will Olds submit?

  • 2000 Absolute #195 Tom Brady RC /3,000 (77%, 98 Votes)
  • 2014 Immaculate Collection Immaculate Ink #16 Nick Swisher /15 (57%, 73 Votes)
  • 2014 Topps Allen and Ginter Mini Metal #352 Bob Gibson (45%, 57 Votes)
  • 2006-07 USA Baseball Sig. Jersey Green #19 Todd Frazier /2 (36%, 46 Votes)
  • 2015 Country Music Signatures Blue #40 Sara Evans /299 (32%, 41 Votes)
  • 2014 Pop Century #BAJLA Joey Lauren Adams (31%, 39 Votes)
  • 2000 Playoff Contenders #113 Shaun Alexander AU RC (30%, 38 Votes)
  • 2011 Panini Gridiron Gear #243 Chris Matthews RC (27%, 34 Votes)
  • 2012 Leaf Metal Draft Army All-American Bowl Prismatic Silver #ATATJY T.J. Yeldon AU /50 (22%, 28 Votes)
  • 2005-06 Topps Style Fan Fav. Auto Chrome #JJ J.J. Johnson /10 (17%, 22 Votes)

Total Voters: 127

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– October: Rookie Cards, Moneyball & Watergate

 November: Vintage, booklets Dr. Beckett & more

– December: Saban, Cerrano, Hawk, Animal & practice

– January: Bull Durham, Star hoops, “Macho Man” … and Bill Murray’s baseball card?

Beckett 20 Questions on … a bit of everything


By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor

It’s a busy time of year with a new wave of baseball coming, the Super Bowl on tap and plenty of new cardboard arrivals.

For this latest edition of 20 Questions, we’re tackling, well, a little bit of everything. Tell us what you think below …

1. What percentage of your cards do you buy at auction?

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2. Which of these auction platforms do you use most?

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The Empire Strikes Gold


By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst

Papa Jango would be proud.

On Wednesday, a Boba Fett action figure brought in a record bid of $27,221. It was one of at least 70 Star Wars action figures that was sold at the Vectis Toy Auction in the UK. This massive collection belonged to Craig Stevens, the former chairman of the UK Star Wars Fan Club. His little bundle brought in a grand total of $63,209.

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Box Busters: 2014 Panini Country Music + contest

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Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly‘s Matt Bible and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2014 Panini Country Music in this latest edition of Box Busters.

What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

Want to win a box? Tell us what you think of this product and we’ll randomly pick a winner from all who leave a comment between now and Feb. 15.

Contest: The Walking Dead Mid-Season Premiere


By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst | Commentary

Season 5 of The Walking Dead has been a huge roller coaster ride thus far. The trials and tribulations that the post-apocalyptic family of Rick Grimes deal with are becoming more grueling and disparaging. The walkers are more disgusting and rotted than ever, resources and food are scarce, and the outsiders are more sadistic and violent. When the series returns on Feb. 8, the fate of Rick, Michonne, Daryl, and everyone else looks very grim. The characters will most likely face some very emotionally draining situations. This begs the question: What have been the most emotionally draining, shocking, or tragic moments in the history of the series? Well, fear not, Walking Dead-heads! After fan feedback and in-depth research, I have listed the top 5.

**Warning: Spoilers ahead**

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First Look: 2015 Panini Americana trading cards


By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor

One of Panini America‘s core non-sports brands, Americana, is back after a three-year hiatus.

Set to arrive on April 8, the sixth edition of the non-sports line is back to its original roots with celebrities the main thrust of a brand that will have four hits — at least two autographs — in every 10-pack hobby box. Collectors can also look for eight inserts and six parallels per 50-card box. (The most-recent Americana set was released in 2012 with a focus on Olympians, presidents, military figures and Astronauts branded as “Heroes and Legends.”)

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Beckett By the Numbers: Martin Luther King Jr.


How many cut-autograph cards — or for that matter how many trading cards in general — does Martin Luther King Jr. appear on?

Find out by clicking here.

Box Busters: 2014 Leaf Pop Century Masterworks

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Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly‘s Chris Olds and Matt Bible as they rip into a box of 2014 Leaf Pop Century Masterworks in this latest edition of Box Busters.

What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

Topps hopes The Warriors fans come out and collect


By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor

A cult classic now has a trading card set.

Topps‘ previous plans for The Warriors was to include cards for the 1979 movie in packs of last year’s Topps Archives baseball release, but they were removed from production because of an error.

The company revealed its newest release on Wednesday and, this time, there are 16 cards in a 5- by -7-inch set recapping characters, gangs and moments in the film.

It’s available for $19.99 only on

See them all … after the jump.

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Cryptozoic to replace stamped Katie Cassidy autos


By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor

The rubber-stamped autographs are being replaced.

Cryptozoic Entertainment announced Sunday that it will be replacing autographed cards of Katie Cassidy from its 2014 Supernatural Seasons 1-3 set that appear to have been “signed” with a rubber stamp. It’s a card that had been regularly selling for around $100 — the second-most-popular card in the 20-card set based on its value, though a few cards are too rare to price.

“We have had numerous discussions with Katie Cassidy’s agent, and we have determined that her autograph cards were mechanically produced with a stamp,” said a statement released by the company. “We are deeply sorry that we did not detect these stamped autographs ourselves and that we inserted them into our product. We are taking all the necessary steps to make sure that this type of problem does not happen again.”

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EW’s Star Wars scoop comes via Topps card mocks


Millions of people have seen the teaser for the next Star Wars movie coming next year, but there were a lot of details yet to be revealed for the next chapters of the legendary science-fiction franchise.

The simplest details? The names of the new characters.

On Thursday, Entertainment Weekly learned some of the details when Lucasfilm released to the magazine a series of retro-styled trading card mocks similar to the Topps cards of the past. (The franchise has had Topps cards since the beginning.)

Is it marketing for a real card set or just a viral/retro marketing approach? We’ll have to wait and see — but you can expect there will be plenty of merchandise (and toys) for the next generation of the franchise.

Who are the latest characters? You can find out here …

The best non-sports set…that didn’t happen!


By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst | Commentary

As collectors, most of the time we get what we want. There are a wide variety of sports and non-sports sets from which to choose. An autograph here, a relic there. A fan of collecting base sets? No problem. There are plenty out there. However, once in a great while, we anticipate the major release of a set and come up empty handed.

That happened in 2014 with the non-release of arguably the best superhero film of the year: X-Men: Days of Future Past. This is surprising since X-Men card sets (both comic and film) have been very successful in the past. Topps released sets for the first two X-Men films from 2000 to 2003 and Rittenhouse picked up the 2006 X-Men and 2009 Wolverine films. However, since then, all has been quiet on the X-Men front. No official sets were released for 2011’s X-Men: First Class or 2013’s The Wolverine.

Considering the hype behind it, it’s hard to comprehend how Days of Future Past was left off of the non-sports card industry’s to-do list. Too much star power? Maybe. Licensing issues? Perhaps. The fact is that the major card companies missed out on a winner.

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Rittenhouse’s Star Trek Aliens delivers variety

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By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst | Commentary

Rittenhouse boldly goes where no one has gone before with the latest release in the Star Trek card universe: Star Trek Aliens. And, like the James Bond Archives product, Star Trek Aliens is poised to be another smashing success for the company. With an eclectic array of inserts, sketches, badge relics and autographs from which to choose, collectors’ attempts to resist this product will be futile.

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Give us this day our Walking Dead…


By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst

Every year, Thanksgiving brings about a childhood reminiscence that makes me crave my mom’s homemade noodles, pecan pie, and that big gobbling critter I would come to know as Tom Turkey. However, this year, I’m craving something a little different: crossbows, katanas and walkers.

This year, for the first time, The Walking Dead will drop its mid-season cliffhanger on us during Thanksgiving weekend. And, I can’t think of a better way to spend it than watching Daryl put down some walkers with arrows from his trusty quiver. Or, seeing Michonne carving up zombies like she’s slicing up the holiday’s seasonal bird.

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Inside this year’s Gaming Almanac + Zoe Saldana contest


By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst | Commentary

The latest Beckett Gaming Almanac is here. Released on Oct. 24, this edition has more info and more pricing — and this was my first crack at editing and developing the content for Beckett’s 5th almanac and I’m happy to give you an inside look.

This edition of the almanac was a Herculean task. We’ve never dealt with so much information in such little time. However, we’re happy to report that you can look forward to a much cleaner, more complete almanac. Some of the features are meant to be more convenient to the reader. This year, we have a much improved guidewords system on each page. It lists the year and name of the product that starts on that particular page. Therefore, it’ll be easier to leaf through and find the sets you need. We’ve also cleaned up the clutter with parallel sets by inserting multipliers in the header of their parent base sets, rather than provide an entirely separate header for said parallel set.

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Even Ozzy agrees on autograph etiquette


If you’re an autograph collector — at least a respectful one — there’s some common sense that comes with your hobby. Sure, you want the autograph but you need to do it the right way.

Even legendary rocker Ozzy Osbourne agrees about that.

“The one place that really gets me crazy is when I’m [in the middle of] a meal at some restaurant and somebody comes up to me and goes, ‘Can you sign this?'” Osbourne told the music site “I’m pretty okay with people [approaching me for autographs] most of the time.”

Check out Beckett editor Chris Olds‘ tale about getting Osbourne’s autograph – the right way — in this archived story of ours from back in 2010.

Marvel-ous contest time: Win our Deadpool sketch


By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst

Next year is gearing up to be the year of Marvel. So is 2016. And 2017. And … well, you get the idea.

Last week, Marvel Films announced phase three of its movie lineup all the way into 2020 and it appears moviegoers are in for some incredible action. With an impressive list of films over the past six years — including Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, The Incredible Hulk, The Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy – Marvel Films has already solidified its stature in the industry. Now, with The Avengers: Age of Ultron on the horizon, it is digging even deeper into the Marvel Universe to bring audiences more intriguing characters.

New characters such as Ant-ManBlack Panther, Captain Marvel, Doctor Strange and The Inhumans will make their feature film debuts. In doing so, they join an already fantastic lineup of sequels for Thor, Captain America, The Avengers, and Guardians of the Galaxy.

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Hot Releases: 2014 James Bond Archives



By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst

Have you ever wanted to own an Aston Martin? Or, at least a piece of one?

Well, today may be your lucky day since the hottest new release in non-sports is James Bond Archives.  These cards are already creating a serious buzz among non-sports collectors.

Produced by Rittenhouse, each box contains 24 packs with six cards in every pack. The Casino Royale-themed base set has 99 cards. It is complemented by a gold parallel set  that is serial numbered to 125.

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