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Posted on September 13, 2013 – 11:15 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Baseball, Football, Non-Sports, Tennis | 2008 Allen & Ginter, 2008 Sports Legends, 2013 Psych trading cards, 2013 Topps Platinum Football, Billy Hamilton, Julius Thomas, Serena Williams | Comments (1)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor
September baseball call-ups saw a spike in their card prices this week, but probably none better than Billy Hamilton.
The Cincinnati Reds speedster has four stolen bases and three runs in five games. Although he is 0-for-2. Hamilton has made pinch-running exciting for card collectors.
His card have seen a jump in value this past week – after steadily dropping as collectors wondered if he would ever called up. He only batted .256 in the minors this year in triple-A. Hamilton got plenty of attention last year when he stole 175 bases.
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Posted on September 13, 2013 – 9:33 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Baseball, Gaming, Hockey, Non-Sports, Soccer | 2013 Amerca's Pastime, 2013-14 Prizm hockey, 2014 World Cup, 2014 World Cup Prizm, GTS Distribution, KaiJudo, Magic the Gathering, Marvel Comics, Marvel NOW!, Panini America, Theros, Thor: The Dark World, Ultra Pro, Upper Deck Entertainment, Wizards of the Coast | Comments (2)
GTS Distribution hosted its Northeast Open House on Thursday, inviting dozens of dealers.
Several companies, including Panini America, Upper Deck and Wizards of the Coast presented news and upcoming products to the dealers at the Hilton in Newark, N.J.
Here’s a roundup of the news from the presentation.
Posted on September 10, 2013 – 3:45 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Non-Sports | 2014 Garbage Pail Kids Series 1, Garbage Pail Kids, Olym-picks, Topps | Comments (0)
Topps is giving children a new way to get ready for the Olympics – by poking fun at them.
When 2014 Garbage Pail Kids Series 1 releases next year, Topps will be celebrating with its own form of the international games with the Olym-Picks.
Topps will highlight the new games on traditional stickers and motion cards. The set also includes Gold, Silver and Bronze foil medal cards featuring original GPK sporting events such as Synchronized Farting.
The set is due out in late January and will come with 10 cards with an insert or parallel in every packs. Regular hobby boxes will come with 24 packs per box.
Posted on September 10, 2013 – 1:39 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Non-Sports | 2013 Downton Abbey, Cryptozoic Entertainment, Downton Abbey, Downton Abbey trading cards | Comments (2)
Downton Abbey is a British period piece on PBS that has caught the attention of many, including Cryptozoic Entertainment.
The entertainment company is releasing Downton Abbey trading cards in late October. It will feature a 63-card base set looking at seasons 1 and 2.
Posted on September 6, 2013 – 2:25 pm | Author: chrisolds
Multisport, Non-Sports | 2013 Topps 75th Anniversary, Non-Sports, Topps | Comments (11)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor
Topps is celebrating an anniversary this December — its 75th anniversary of making cardboard of any kind — and it’s all culminating in a single take-a-look back product that’s all about pop culture and Topps’ place in it documenting it via cardboard.
It’s 2013 Topps 75th Anniversary.
Since 1938, Topps has existed — first as a chewing gum company. Then, in 1947 Bazooka arrived and then in 1949 so did its cardboard. This one will take a look back at more than 100 classic sets from the past with some new inclusions, too.
Posted on September 6, 2013 – 10:15 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Hockey, Non-Sports | 2012-13 Prime Hockey, 2013 Fleer Retro Marvel, 2013 Tier One, Damian Lillard, E.J. Manuel, GenoSmith, Hot List, Jambalay, Taijuan Walker, Terrelle Pryor | Comments (2)
With football season ready to explode, collectors are looking through their gridiron cards to find the hottest players.
Leading the way is Terrelle Pryor, a name you probably thought you would never see on the Hot List. But with the Oakland Raiders tapping Pryor to start this weekend, his card values have shot up.
Posted on August 30, 2013 – 8:44 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Hockey, Non-Sports | 1999 Topps Traded Autographs, 2012-13 Elite Series Eilte Glass, 2012-13 National Treasures RPA, 2012-13 Prime Hockey, 2013 Fleer Retro Marvel, 2013-14 O-Pee-Chee Hockey, Alfonso Soriano, Jeff Tuel, Miguel Cabrera, Montee Ball, Precious Metal Gems | Comments (1)
The first thing that comes to mind with Upper Deck’s emergence of the Fleer Retro brand is Precious Metal Gems. No matter the sport, these cards tend to be hot.
What about a non-sports product?
This week, UD released Fleer Retro Marvel dedicated to the heroes and villains of the famous comics.
It works there too. The PMGs in Fleer Retro Marvel are some of the hottest cards right now with many selling for more than $100. There are even sales of these cards in the $300 range. A Green PMG of Rogue sold for $399 and a Green Red Skull sold for $300.
The Precious Metal Games and sketch cards from Fleer Retro Marvel are some of the top cards on the non-sports market right now.
Posted on August 29, 2013 – 2:30 pm | Author: chrisolds
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Non-Sports | 2013 Marvel Fleer Retro, Avengers, Comic books, comic cards, Fleer Retro, Marvel Comics, Marvel Universe, Spider-Man, Upper Deck, X-Men | Comments (1)
Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly‘s Bryan Hornbeck and Chris Olds as they rip into a box of 2013 Marvel Fleer Retro cards from Upper Deck in this latest edition of Box Busters.
What will they find inside? Watch and find out …
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 August 29, 2013 – 2:18 pm | Author: chrisolds
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Non-Sports | 2013 Rittenhouse True Blood, Anna Paquin, HBO, Rittenhouse Archives, True Blood | Comments (1)
Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly‘s Bryan Hornbeck and Chris Olds as they rip into a box of 2013 Rittenhouse True Blood cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.
Posted on August 29, 2013 – 2:00 pm | Author: chrisolds
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Non-Sports | 2013 Rittenouse Falling Skies Season 2, Falling Skies, Moon Bloodgood, Noah Wylie, Rittenhouse Archives | Comments (0)
Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly‘s Bryan Hornbeck and Chris Olds as they rip into a premium pack of 2013 Falling Skies Season 2 cards from Rittenhouse Archives in this latest edition of Box Busters.