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Posted on November 19, 2013 – 6:24 pm | Author: chrisolds
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Non-Sports | Box Break, music memorabilia, Panini America, Pet Sounds, The Beach Boys | Comments (1)
Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly‘s Bryan Hornbeck and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of The Beach Boys from Panini America in this latest edition of Box Busters.
What will they find inside? Watch and find out …
Posted on November 18, 2013 – 2:49 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Non-Sports | 2013 Garbage Pail Kids Mini Cards, Garbage Pail Kids, Garbage Pail Kids Brand News Series 1, GPK, Topps, Topps.com | Comments (6)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor
The Garbage Pail Kids are getting smaller.
Topps.com launched 2013 Topps Garbage Pail Kids Mini Cards that can only be found on the company’s website.
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Posted on November 13, 2013 – 3:22 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Non-Sports | Norm Saunders, Topps, Wacky Packages | Comments (5)
It seems Topps employees were digging deep into the company’s vault recently.
A piece of artwork from the 1960s was discovered in one of Topps’ warehouses, and the company is making it available to purchase to the public.
Topps artist Norm Saunders created a 5-by-7-inch painting for a Wacky Packages design titled “Band-Ache,” parodying the Johnson & Johnson brand Band-Aid.
The fetching price for the nearly 50-year-old piece — $1 million.
Posted on November 12, 2013 – 5:07 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Basketball, Beckett Updates, Football, Gaming, Hockey, Multisport, Non-Sports | Beckett Media survey, Beckett Updates | Comments (12)
Please help us learn about your collecting habits by taking this 18-question survey.
1. Where do you buy trading cards (pick all that apply)
2. Where do you get your hobby news from? (pick all that apply)
See the rest of the questions … after the jump.
Posted on October 30, 2013 – 11:46 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Non-Sports | Cryptozoic, Cryptozoic Entertainment, Katey Sagal, Ron Perlman, Sons of Anarchy | Comments (3)
Sons of Anarchy could be an interesting set for Cryptozoic.
When you first looked at the basic information, there were a couple of big names missing from the initial autograph checklist.
Fans of SOA should take another look at the trading cards set due out next years. Cryptozoic recently announced it got Katey Sagal and Ron Perlman to sign a three-set deal.
Posted on October 17, 2013 – 12:05 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Non-Sports | Cryptozoic Entertainment, Pacific Rim, Pacific Rim trading cards | Comments (4)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor | Commentary & Opinion
Movie and TV show trading cards can be challenging to put together.
The companies could have a large number of actors that it wants to sign for the release, and wardrobe pieces to buy, chop up and put into products.
Sometimes it could take a while and come out at what seems like an off time such as Pacific Rim. It has been announced, but collectors are still waiting for Cryptozoic Entertainment to release the cards based on the popular sci-fi film. It said in March the cards will come out this fall.
Interestingly, the movie has left theatres and DVDs of the film are on the way. To keep collectors interested, Cryptozoic is giving away copies of Pacific Rim on Blu-Ray (see how you can win one here).
Posted on October 16, 2013 – 3:58 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Basketball, Beckett 20 Questions, Football, Hockey, MMA, Multisport, Non-Sports | baseball cards, basketball cards, Beckett 20 Questions, collecting, football cards, hockey cards, Panini America, press pass, sports cards, Topps, Upper Deck | Comments (30)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor
With the latest issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly, we’re taking you behind the scenes inside some card companies to show you things you may not have seen before and talk shop with some people whose daily routines include helping your cardboard come to life.
As part of that, we’ll have our typical 20 Questions in the issue but, honestly, there may not be 20 questions that fit that concept — so instead we’re asking questions that take us behind the scenes in your minds.
Here are 20 questions asking what you think about collecting today as well as your collecting tastes and habits.
1. Where do you buy most of your wax boxes?
2. What type of collector are you?
Posted on October 16, 2013 – 12:57 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Non-Sports | 2013 Topps Update, MLB, Prince George of Cambridge, royal family, Topps | Comments (7)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
It’s not a Prince Fielder, it’s not a George Brett, but it’s found in packs of 2013 Topps Update.
It’s a “rookie card” of Prince George of Cambridge, the latest addition to Britain’s royal family — and he’s in packs of baseball cards.
And, well, the asking price for the first one to hit eBay on the first official day of release for Update is, well, rather regal.
Will it sell? That remains to be seen. Oh, and let us know what you think of the card in the comments below.
Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball and Beckett Sports Card Monthly magazines. 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 October 10, 2013 – 5:42 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Basketball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Football, Non-Sports | 2013 World Stars Toreka Edition, 24K gold cards, autographs, Blowout Cards | Comments (47)
Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly‘s Chris Olds as he rips into a box of 2013 World Stars Toreka Edition — a high-end autograph brand from Brothers Inc. in Tokyo, Japan, in this latest edition of Box Busters.
What will he find inside? Watch and find out …
Contest: How you can enter to win the 24K gold card? Comment below — we’ll pick a winner from all entries received (with email included in proper field) on Nov. 1.
Here’s the link for the U.S. Edition’s availability.
Posted on October 9, 2013 – 11:40 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Non-Sports | Lee Majors, Lindsay Wagner, Rittenhouse Archives, The Bionic Woman, The Complete Bionic Collection, The Six Million Dollar Man | Comments (2)
If you’re a fan of 1970s TV shows, this might be the trading card set for you.
Rittenhouse Archives is putting The Complete Bionic Collection to cards featuring every episode from of The Six Million Dollar Man (103) and The Bionic Woman, including the three original movies/pilot episode and all three Bionic reunion specials.
Rittenhouse is putting these cards out in its premium pack arrangement. Each pack will come with two autographs and at least nine episode cards.