Category Archives: Pro Wrestling

Legends, Divas power interest in 2015 Topps WWE

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By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor | Commentary

Some of the newest names in professional wrestling as well as some of the oldest ones are capturing the attention of collectors who have ripped into packs of 2015 Topps WWE, which arrived last week.

More than 65 eBay auctions have ended with final bids topping $100 for cards from the product — a mix of autographs, Relics, kiss cards and even manufactured Relics have topped the plateau.

The retail-only autographs of long-time wrestler but WWE newcomer Sting are leading the way. His autographs, which are limited to only 100 copies and found only in Walmart packs have topped $300.

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Sting makes WWE card debut — with even more to be found in Walmart packs

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By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor

Sting has his first WWE trading cards with the arrival of 2015 Topps WWE this week, but collectors will find even more for the wrestling icon if they shop around.

Like at Walmart.

Collectors who rip into jumbo packs of the product found at Walmart will have a shot at an autographed cards found only in those packs. An autographed Relic will be found only in retail blaster boxes, while a standard Relic will only be found in blasters sold at Walmarts.

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WWE releases a first for Sting auto collectors

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By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor

He hasn’t had a single WWE match yet, but he has a WWE-certified autograph.

The storylines that will lead long-time wrestling star Sting, aka Steve Borden, into his first match with World Wrestling Entertainment have yet to be written, but the veteran already has signed his name on 500 photos for his first WWE-sanctioned autographs — this Survivor Series plaque that is currently for sale on WWEShop.com.

His first WWE trading cards are still to come — 2015 Topps WWE arrives on Feb. 18 and there’s not yet any word on whether he’ll have autographs there — but he’s got plenty of non-WWE appearances over the years as he has held countless championships and picked up countless more honors in a highly decorated career with the NWA, WCW and TNA. 

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Sunday Conversation: Adam “Edge” Copeland

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By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor

For millions of wrestling fans, the world champion known as Edge is truly one of sports entertainment’s greatest superstars as he held multiple World Wrestling Entertainment titles throughout a Hall of Fame career.

Before he thrilled arenas full of screaming fans and wrestled on countless pay-per-view events, he was a Canadian youth named Adam Copeland growing up in Orangeville, Ontario. Like many kids of his generation, he grew up with an addiction to O-Pee-Chee hockey cards.

Now retired from in-ring action, he has transitioned into an acting career and has appeared in many episodes of the television series, Haven. He recently reconnected with his hobby following a hiatus of over 20 years and shared his memories with Beckett Hockey.

You recently Tweeted about some of your childhood hockey cards. Where were they all these years?

They were up at my Mom’s since the last time I bought a pack of cards, maybe 1991 or 1992, and then I basically hit the road. I knew they were around somewhere, I just didn’t know where. My Mom was moving last year and I was helping her and I went ‘holy crap, here’s all my cards!’ Just boxes and boxes of loose cards and comics and everything I collected as a kid. So, I had to get these down to Syracuse at least and once I finished Haven this year, eight months from now, I’ll be able to get to them – that was my thought.

When we got home a couple of weeks ago, we got the holidays done and I earmarked the time until we leave for North Carolina to get this done. It was pretty cool and all day and all night just sitting here and saying ‘whoa, I forgot about that guy’ and getting a complete reminder. It took me back to even where I got the some of them.

It’s interesting, when you get so involved in something, I think that sometimes it can make you cynical and what’s great about this for me is that because it has been so long, I have no cynicism attached at all. It’s just fun and cool. I just now found a Wayne Gretzky Second Team All-Star from 1980-81 O-Pee-Chee. That’s the first one I really remember being my set, where up until that point, it was my uncles’ cards. I’d look at theirs and get some, but that was the first year I remember truly liking collecting. Read More »

Top 5: Triple H cards that will make you cry

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Update: Check out a Good Morning America segment that aired on Jan. 23 at the end of the story.

By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor | Commentary

Professional wrestling’s ultimate bad guy these days is Triple H, aka Paul Levesque, who is the real-life son-in-law of WWE Chairman Vince McMahon. Together with his wife, Stephanie McMahon, they have been running roughshod over the WWE of late as “The Authority” — firing some wrestlers, stacking the deck against others and generally just making people miserable while also riling up fans.

You know, that’s what the bad guys do.

With WWE’s flagship show Raw broadcasting from here in Dallas on Monday night, the main event was one that fell right in line with recent story lines — the WWE’s ultimate good guy, John Cena, against three other wrestlers at the same time with Triple H and Stephanie McMahon watching the action in cushy leather chairs at ringside.

TripleHphotoWBOnly, there was one thing that happened during the match Monday night that was not planned — Triple H broke character after he made a kid cry.

Maybe it was all caused by an evil stare back at the little guy who worked his way up a few rows to a seat beside a few Dallas Cowboys players to cheer on Cena. Maybe something was said. Maybe the beatdown that Cena was taking was just too much.

Once the kid was crying, though, the 6-foot-4, 255-pound 13-time champ, did the unthinkable as a bad guy — he got up out of his chair, leaned down to talk to the kid and rubbed his head, ruffling his hair. Stephanie McMahon did the same thing, too. How do I know? I was there — sitting a few rows back watching it all along with his dad, who was in the row in front of me. After the show went off the air, they were invited backstage.

My photos of the event have gone viral online in the last day or two, but before you shed a single tear about “the moment” that has inspired some extra attention on the WWE’s biggest bad guy, check out this selection of cardboard — five Triple H cards that will make you cry.

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Top 5: Top “Macho Man” Randy Savage cards to own

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By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor | Commentary

After years off of the company’s radar, one of wrestling’s biggest legends is getting World Wrestling Entertainment‘s biggest honor.

“Macho Man” Randy Savage is headed to the WWE Hall of Fame on March 28 — nearly four years after his death from a heart attack at age 58 — the company officially announced Monday night during Raw.

Savage, born Randy Poffo, was a two-time WWE heavyweight champ, and his match with Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat for the Intercontinental title at WrestleMania III is considered one of the greatest matches in the history of wrestling’s premiere event. He was a high-flying main event performer alongside Hulk Hogan in the late 1980s glory days of the WWE (then WWF) with his wife and ringside valet Miss Elizabeth, often by his side. Hogan will be inducting him into the Hall on the evening before WrestleMania 31 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. She died of a drug overdose at age 42 in 2003.

Savage briefly played minor league baseball in the St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds organizations before he turned to his family’s business after an injury. His father, Angelo Poffo, was a wrestler and his brother, Lanny, also was a WWE performer best remembered as “The Genius.” Savage never appeared on a baseball card in the Beckett.com database, but he does appear on 105 different cards as a wrestler.

Here are my picks for the four key cards to own …  after the jump.

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Leaf Originals arrives with many new signers

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By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor

You might know their names or faces if you’re not a wrestling fan, but even if you are a fan you probably don’t know their autographed cards that well.

Why? Because they’ve never had one.

That’s the case for more than 20 names from the professional wrestling ranks as many wrestlers have signed certified autographs for the first time in 2014 Leaf Originals, which arrived on Friday.

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BGS Diary: Saban, Cerrano, Hawk, Animal & practice

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By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor | Commentary

For the last few months, I’ve submitted five cards a month to Beckett Grading Services to finally get some of the cards I like into slabs. Selecting which cards to submit has been easier said than done — and the results can be interesting, too.

Here is the batch I got back from BGS for December — so here is my latest BGS Diary entry. See which five cards I decided to submit … after the jump.

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“Stone Cold” Steve Austin is latest WWE Icon

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By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor

A beer-guzzling, attitude-fueled WWE legend is the latest star to get the McFarlane Toys treatment.

His name is “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and he’s the star of the newest 23-inch tall resin statue display in the WWE Icons line from the long-running toy-maker. The premium piece comes with a swatch of the ring apron from WrestleMania 17 in Houston, Texas, where the home-state hero took on The Rock and won the WWE championship.

The statutes are limited to just 500 hand-numbered copies and sell for $295. A limited run of 50 autographed statues already has sold out at $395 apiece.

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

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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 December 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?

December BGS Diary Predictor: What will Olds submit?

  • 2013 Topps Allen & Ginter Autos #NS Nick Saban, $200 (57%, 81 Votes)
  • 2011 Limited Lumberjacks Bats #2 Joe Jackson /199, $100 (46%, 66 Votes)
  • 1989 Score #257 Barry Sanders RC, $30 (45%, 64 Votes)
  • 1988 Wonderama NWA #341 Road Warriors, 60 cents (37%, 53 Votes)
  • 2005 Absolute Memorabilia Tools of Trade Swatch Double #176 Roger Maris J-P/50, $60 (35%, 50 Votes)
  • 1996 Score Board Autographed BK Autos Red #1 Allen Iverson /400, $150 (32%, 46 Votes)
  • 2004 Leather & Lumber Fans of Game Autos #2 Dennis Haysbert, $30 (32%, 45 Votes)
  • 2003 Playoff Prestige Sig. Impressions #46 Barry Larkin /15, N/A (27%, 38 Votes)
  • 2006 Topps Allen & Ginter Mini #364 Ken Griffey Jr. EXT, $80 (20%, 28 Votes)
  • 2006 Topps Allen & Ginter Mini #361 Ichiro Suzuki EXT, $80 (17%, 24 Votes)

Total Voters: 142

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PAST BGS DIARY POSTS

October: Rookie Cards, Moneyball & Watergate

November: Vintage, booklets Dr. Beckett & more

BGS Diary: Vintage, booklets, Dr. Beckett & more

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By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor | Commentary

For the last few months, I’ve submitted five cards a month to Beckett Grading Services to finally get some of the cards I like into slabs. Selecting which cards to submit has been easier said than done — and the results can be interesting, too.

Here is the batch of five cards I got back from BGS for November — so here’s my latest BGS Diary entry. See which five cards I decided to submit … after the jump.

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First Look: 2015 Topps WWE Chrome wrestling

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By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor

WrestleMania 31 is set for late March, but the Topps hopes to steal the show on cardboard not long afterward.

The lone manufacturer of WWE trading cards revealed its next product in production on Wednesday and it’s 2015 Topps WWE Chrome, which arrives on May 13. Each 24-pack box will contain two hits — a mix of autographs, Relics, kiss cards and more.

The base set will consist of 100 cards with a mix of current performers, legends, Divas and NXT prospects. The Hulk Hogan Tribute insert will consist of 10 cards, each with Gold parallels (/10) and 1/1 Reds as well.

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Top 5: Sting wrestling cards to own

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By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor | Commentary

He’s been a professional wrestler on the national stage for more than 25 years but there was one thing that Sting had never done until Sunday night at Survivor Series.

Appear in a WWE ring.

Sting, aka Steve Borden, has held countless championships and picked up countless more honors in a highly decorated career with the NWA, WCW and TNA and now he’s in the fold with Vince McMahon‘s promotion in what could be the final run of his career.

He’s appeared on 810 cards and other items in the Beckett.com database with 327 certified autos and 149 memorabilia cards in the mix with a total value of more than $6,400 excluding rarities.

Here are my picks for five cards to track down first … after the jump.

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BGS Diary Predictor: What will he submit?

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We recently introduced the BGS Diary (click to read) 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.

That was last month’s BGS submission. For this month, we’re getting a bit interactive. He’s prepared his five cards for grading 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?

November BGS Diary Predictor: What will Olds submit?

  • 1980 Topps #482 Rickey Henderson RC (54%, 86 Votes)
  • 2011 Topps Stickers #21 Nick Swisher (40%, 63 Votes)
  • 1981 Topps #216 Joe Montana RC (38%, 60 Votes)
  • 1957 Topps #35 Frank Robinson RC (37%, 59 Votes)
  • 2010 Bowman Chrome 18U USA Baseball Refractors #18BC8 Bryce Harper (36%, 57 Votes)
  • 1986 Donruss #39 Jose Canseco RC (35%, 56 Votes)
  • 2005 Topps All-Time Fan Favorites Autographs #JBE Dr. Jim Beckett (31%, 50 Votes)
  • 2013 Topps WWE Diva Centerfolds #1 AJ Lee (25%, 39 Votes)
  • 2001 Topps Heritage #316 Cal Ripken SP (16%, 26 Votes)
  • 1971-72 Topps #4 John Johnson RC (9%, 15 Votes)

Total Voters: 159

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Beckett 20 Questions … on autographs

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By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor

Our next Beckett Sports Card Monthly is one of our favorites — and apparently one of yours, too — The Autograph Issue.

It’s the one time a year where we aim to explore the one thing that seemingly every collector can appreciate and a subject that can generate a lot of opinions at times, too.

How? Just bring up these two words … sticker autographs.

Here is our latest batch of 20 Questions — tell us what you think with the questions below and raise a few of your own at the end if you’d like. The results here will appear in the next magazine as they do in every month.

1. Did you like the way Topps distributed its 2013 Kris Bryant autos this year?

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2. Pick one: Sticker auto or no auto.

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Show Recap: Toronto Expo Edition

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By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor

Another successful Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo came to a close Sunday evening and thousands of hockey collectors from all over have gone home after three days of hunting for cards and collectibles at the International Centre in Toronto.

Beckett Media was once again on hand for this semi-annual extravaganza and in addition to offering the latest issues of our price guides and annuals along with raw card grading services, managed to bring a lot of folks to our booth on Friday evening with a special appearance by World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Famer Trish Stratus.

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Wrestler CM Punk to write Thor comic book

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If you have purchased any wrestling cards in the last decade, odds are you have one of his cards — maybe even an autograph.

After all, CM Punk has plenty of stuff in the Beckett database — and his real-life wife, WWE Diva AJ Lee, does, too.

What you might not know is that Punk — real name Phil Brooks — is a big comic book fan and Marvel Comics announced Monday that he will have a new title soon.

He’s becoming a comic book writer — and he’s taking a crack at Thor in its Annual No. 1, which is set to arrive in February, as a guest scribe.

“You know, I think I’m more suited for it just because I’ve been reading comic books my entire life,” said Brooks, who left WWE in January. “I’m definitely prepared to fall flat on my face, I think. If anything, [wrestling] got me used to understanding that failure is part of a process, and the only real failure is if you don’t try.”

Read more about the news in an interview with Marvel right here. 

First Look: Trish Stratus’ BSCM cover

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By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor

It’s a milestone for her, a collectable for you — one you can get signed if you attend an upcoming card show.

It’s the December issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly, and she’s WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus, a seven-time women’s champ and Topps‘ Queen of WrestleMania. She’ll be signing the magazines at the Beckett Media booth in 11 days at the upcoming Toronto Sportcard and Memorabilia Expo.

The magazine makes its public debut at the show with the Toronto native featured on what is the 100th cover appearance of her career. The two-hour autograph session will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 7. Fans who buy a copy will be able to get it signed and authenticated immediately afterward. Supplies will be limited and there’s no additional fee for her autograph.

“I’m so excited to finally hit cover 100,” Stratus said on her website. “To be the first from my industry to be on the cover of such a respected and well-known magazine in the sporting world is such an honor. I can’t thank the people at Beckett enough for this opportunity.”

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Trish Stratus to sign for Beckett at Expo

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By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor

It should be a Stratusfying card show.

WWE Hall of Famer and seven-time women’s champion Trish Stratus will sign copies of the December issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly at the Beckett Media booth one night only during the upcoming Toronto Sportcard and Memorabilia Expo.

The magazine will make its public debut at the show next month with the Toronto native appearing on its cover, which is the 100th cover appearance of her career. Show attendees who buy a copy of the magazine at the booth for the two-hour session beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 7, will be able to get it signed and authenticated immediately afterward. Supplies will be limited.

“I’m so excited to finally hit cover 100,” Stratus said on her website. “To be the first from my industry to be on the cover of such a respected and well-known magazine in the sporting world is such an honor. I can’t thank the people at Beckett enough for this opportunity.”

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WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus is The Queen of WrestleMania, a mom — and a “collector nerd” too

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By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor | Commentary

She’s seen the world as both a model and an athlete. She’s a successful businesswoman. She’s a Hall of Famer. She’s held the WWE’s women’s championship more times than any other Diva in history and is now officially wrestling royalty.

Her new Queen of WrestleMania cards from Topps say so.

But the title that is apparent for Trish Stratus now vs. her past is the one that probably matters most — and it’s even reflected on the final card in her new set.

It’s Mom. And the last card found in the new 2014 Topps Road to WrestleMania set shows the first time she publicly announced the future arrival of  her son, Maximus, who celebrates his first birthday in four days with his first cardboard appearance. You can call it a Rookie Card per se.

“That’s hilarious. Oh my God, that’s great,” she said, laughing. “I never really looked at it like that, but you’re right.”

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Collect Call: Talking Topps cards, autos and even a missing tooth with WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus

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Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly‘s Chris Olds as he talks about wrestling, autographs, the Topps WWE Road to WrestleMania cards, memorabilia and even a missing tooth with the Queen of WrestleMania, Trish Stratus, in this edition of Collect Call.

Look for even more about Stratus and collecting in a story right here soon on Beckett.com/news and in the pages of an upcoming issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly.

Curious about the tooth moment? View it here in HD at the 1:56 mark.

Which of these Queen of  WrestleMania cards is your favorite? Tell us below and take our poll.

Which Queen card gets your vote as the best?

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You want our rare cards? We want to see your SuperCollector submissions & your deadline is Dec. 8

By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor

We pulled a pretty sweet 1/1 Craig Kimbrel Relic booklet out of Triple Threads and a rare rookie parallel of Teddy Bridgewater out of Rookies & Stars (/5) and we want them to be yours.

BridgewaterTwo collectors will get their hands on them if they submit their SuperCollector stories for the upcoming annual SuperCollector showcase issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly.

Your deadline is Dec. 8.

We run SuperCollector nearly every month in the magazine, setting aside space for your stories, your photos and your information. This time, though, it’s 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 Larry Bird cards — or perhaps it’s for your stash of hundreds of through-the-mail baseball 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.

After the jump, you will find step-by-step instructions on how to enter — what to say, what to send and where.

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AT THE NATIONAL: A post-show mega-gallery

By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor

A week has gone by since the close of this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention and there’s plenty that could be said, that could be written, about what could be found under one roof during the hobby’s showcase event.

From “extra” DNA Relics found in the bottom of one collector’s Allen & Ginter box (a Texas lizard in the wrong place at the wrong time at the printing plant) to countless vintage gems, from vintage wax to priceless auction items, from kids sorting soccer cards with their grandmas to kids walking the show floor in movie-used Jack Parkman jerseys, there was plenty to see.

If you followed me on Twitter during the show, you’ve undoubtedly seen a few of these already. But with the deadline clock ticking and more to do for your next magazines, this chapter of the NSCC — all except for some video still to come — is closing with a massive 97-image gallery after the jump.

It’s just a small glimpse at much of what was seen at the show — check them out and let us know what you think. After all, a picture’s worth a thousand words — so there’s plenty that could be said.

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FIRST LOOK: 2012 Topps Heritage WWE

By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor

After a four-year rest, the Topps Heritage WWE line is back for another run at the world championship.

And while past years used past baseball designs as the form for the newest retro-styled WWE cards, this year’s edition will do something that hadn’t been done in the four previous standalone releases.

It will utilize the heritage of Topps‘ first wrestling release, the 1985 WWF set, which featured the likes of Hulk Hogan, the Iron Sheik and Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka on the cusp of wrestling’s emergence onto the national psyche. This time, some of those stars return — along with the oldschool design.

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Box Busters: 2012 TRISTAR TNA TENacious

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Join Beckett Media’s Chris Olds and Bryan Hornbeck as they rip into a pair of 2012 TRISTAR TNA TENacious wrestling boxes in this latest edition of Box Busters.

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AT THE NATIONAL: Your Beckett starter kit

If you’re heading to the National Sports Collectors Convention tonight, this week or this weekend, one thing’s for certain — there will be plenty to see.

To help, we suggest picking up a copy of the August issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly for more about the show — available now at hobby shops and selected bookstores or available at the Beckett booth. (If you attend using a VIP package, look inside your bag for exclusive discounts on grading, books, magazines, OPGs and more from Beckett while at the show.)

To help you even more, you can see all of our previous stories about this year’s show after the jump — and be sure to look for more right here on Beckett.com and via our editors’ Twitter accounts @chrisolds2009, @yanxchick as well as contributors @cardboardicons and @dgood73 during the show.

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The Fleer Jericho mystery: A bad cut? A prank?

By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor | Commentary

Sometimes, memorabilia cards can go wrong — and this Chris Jericho card from Fleer shows a potential example of how that can happen.

But it’s a mistake that also made somebody some money.

Back in 2001, the 41-year-old multi-time world champion and son of former NHL player Ted Irvine was one of 13 WWE stars found in the Fleer WWF Championship Clash Piece of the Champion set — a release where a piece of a shirt or other worn memorabilia was cut up and a swatch placed into a card. (Need a checklist or OPG? Click here.)

This card recently was found and sold on eBay for $99.99 — much more than the typical $10-$20 price that the card normally commands.

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First Look: 2012 TRISTAR TNA TENacious

By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor

TRISTAR‘s newest TNA IMPACT Wrestling card set will make its debut on Aug. 1 at the National Sports Collectors Convention, and that’s also where the company will have some stars from the organization on hand to meet fans and sign autographs.

While those details are still to come, the specifics on TENacious are here — and it’s a set that will celebrate a decade of wrestling for the company.

Set to arrive for the rest of the non-show-going hobby on Aug. 15, this one will include three autograph cards and either a memorabilia card or celebrity cut autograph in every 20-pack hobby box.

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Are you a SuperCollector? We want your info!

 

Update: CLICK HERE FOR THE UPDATED STEPS ON HOW TO PREPARE YOUR SUBMISSION

By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor

We’re going to dedicate an entire issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly to SuperCollectors soon — and we want to see your collections.

We’ll pick the most interesting and most outrageous submissions for that issue of the magazine just like the 15 we showcased last summer, but first we need to hear about your stash. Some will make the special issue, while others will appear in the magazines leading up to that issue. (We run SuperCollectors every month.)

As a bonus, all collectors who submit information between now and July 15 will be entered in a drawing for a Mike Trout autographed baseball as well as a hefty six-autograph card seen here. Follow the instructions and submit your stats and story today. We’re showing you all of last year’s submissions so you can see who — and what — made the cut.

We hope you can top them.  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:

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First look: 2012 Topps WWE

By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor

Topps is back in the wresting ring again.

After a long wait, the lone licensee of World Wrestling Entertainment cards released the first glimpses at its newest set showcasing the squared-circle in 2012 Topps WWE, a $2-per-pack product that will arrive on Sept. 26.

Each 24-pack hobby box will include  two hits — one shirt Relic and either an autograph or a Relic specifically from this year’s WrestleMania event which was headlined by The Rock vs. John Cena.

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