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Posted on December 2, 2013 – 1:45 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Basketball, Beckett Updates, Football, Hockey, Non-Sports, Pro Wrestling | Beckett Media Facebook chat, Beckett Updates, Chatter Up, Facebook chats | Comments (0)
Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds for this week’s Chatter Up over on the Beckett Media Facebook page on Wednesday night at 8:30 Central. There will be prize for active chatters during the two-hour session.
The prizes? Well, it will be an all-autograph edition this week. Among the autographs that will go out to collectors will be Manny Machado, George Springer, Wil Myers, Josh Donaldson, Homer Bailey, Dominic Brown, Lonnie Chisenhall and Wade Miley.
Click here to find the image above and leave an early comment there if you can’t make it — also look for the early bird question now for a shot at a prize.
If you can’t make the chat, be back on the page next week.
Posted on November 22, 2013 – 2:40 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Football, Hockey, Multisport, National Sports Collectors Convention, Non-Sports, Pro Wrestling, Racing, Soccer | card shops, Chuck Whisman, Lancaster, National Sports Collectors Convention, NSCC, Topps, VSM Sports Outlet, Wheatland Auctions | Comments (7)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor
Chuck Whisman’s home was filled with trading cards and memorabilia. Even his young daughters would comment on how their dining room table was completely hidden by the goods.
But everything has been moved into Whisman’s new card shop in Lancaster, Pa. – VSM Sports Card Outlet, which opened in August.
“The thought of just doing the shop is a little scary these days,” Whisman said. “You don’t see shops alone anymore.”
That’s why Whisman has turned his love of collectibles into a family business with him running the shop, his wife as an auctioneer for their other new company Wheatland Auctions and his young daughters offering up their brand of advice along the way.
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Posted on November 20, 2013 – 3:35 pm | Author: chrisolds
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Pro Wrestling | 2013 TRISTAR TNA Imapct Glory, Mr. Pectacular, TNA, TNA Knockouts, TRISTAR | Comments (0)
Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly‘s Chris Olds and Bryan Hornbeck as they rip into boxes of 2013 TRISTAR TNA Glory wrestling cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.
What will they find inside? Watch and find out …
Posted on November 20, 2013 – 2:57 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Hockey, Pro Wrestling | 2013 Leaf Sports Heroes, Breast Cancer Awareness, Damian Lillard, Johnny Bench, Leaf Trading Cards, Olympics, Pete Rose, pink ribbons, Ric Flair, Victor Oladipo | Comments (1)
Leaf is taking the fight against breast cancer onto cards in 2013 Leaf Sports Heroes with Pink Ribbon Inscriptions. Leaf is also making a donation to a breast cancer charity in conjunction with the subset, according to Leaf’s Brian Gray.
The autograph inscription cards will feature people such as Ric Flair, Damian Lillard and Pete Rose. But the inscriptions are what really stand out.
Ric Flair is not just throwing his support behind the fight against breast cancer, but doing so in a way that should get noticed.
His inscription reads: “Save the Boobies”
Posted on November 11, 2013 – 3:18 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Basketball, Beckett 20 Questions, Boxing, Football, Hockey, Multisport, Pro Wrestling, Soccer | Amy Purdy, Broder, Dream Team, Impel, Jim Abbott, Jim McKay, Lindsey Vonn, Lolo Jones, Mark McGwire, Michael Jordan, Muhammad Ali, Olympics, Panini America, Sochi, Topps, Upper Deck, USA Baseball, USA Basketball, USA Football, USA Hockey, USA Soccer, Winter Olympics, WWE | Comments (8)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor
The Winter Olympics are less than 100 days away and those waiting for the arrival of the only fully licensed Olympic trading cards have an even shorter wait.
And that means the latest batch of athletes aspiring to become medal winners and household names will have their first autographs and trading cards — cards that may resonate well with non-collectors and generate cash for some savvy wheelers and dealers once things heat up this February in Sochi, Russia.
Topps‘ 2014 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Team & Hopefuls arrives on Nov. 20 including some of the big names you likely know from past years and others you might not such as Amy Purdy, a member of the US Paralympic Snowboarding Team. Purdy, above and seen holding her upcoming Topps card, lost both of her legs below the knee at age 19. (Check out her story here.)
With all of the collecting potential to be found with the latest arrival sporting the Red, White and Blue, we figured the next Beckett Sports Card Monthly would be a good chance to examine a bit more about Collecting USA — the hot spots, the interesting cards and more from Olympic-focused sets and other releases that are of note or touch on the stars from all 50 states. As part of that, here’s the latest 20 Questions with a focus on Olympic cards of all types.
1. Which sports have you bought Team USA cards for? (select all that apply)
2. Which past or present Winter Olympians' autos from the new Topps set interest you the most? (Pick your top five)
See the rest of this month’s questions … after the jump.
Posted on October 4, 2013 – 4:04 pm | Author: chrisolds
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Pro Wrestling | 2013 TRISTAR TNA Impact Glory, Gail Kim, Hulk Hogan, Jeff Hardy, Kurt Angle, Mickie James, Sting, TNA, TNA Knockouts, TNA Wrestling, TRISTAR, Velvet Sky | Comments (4)
TRISTAR is back with a new TNA Wrestling set and it packs a first in more than five years of the company making wrestling cards.
As in on-card autographs.
When 2013 TRISTAR TNA Impact Glory arrives on Nov. 13 with a production run of just 75 factory-sealed cases, it will include the first on-card signatures penned for a TNA product during the company’s card-making run that began back in 2008. More importantly, every 24-box case will include four Hot Boxes with nine or more signatures per box.
Posted on October 2, 2013 – 6:20 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Basketball, Boxing, Football, Hockey, Multisport, Pro Wrestling, Tennis | 2013 Leaf Masterworks, George Gervin, Hulk Hogan | Comments (1)
Leaf has added art cards and autographs in several products over the last year.
Now, it has put it all together for one set – 2013 Leaf Masterworks.
Leaf Masterworks contains three art cards with an autograph of the featured athlete. Since these are all custom created, every card is considered 1-of-1.
Posted on October 1, 2013 – 6:27 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Hockey, Pro Wrestling, Racing | Action Packed, Action Packed 24K Gold, Action Packed Braille, Action Packed Mammoth, Panini America | Comments (5)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor | Commentary
Countless brands have come and gone and returned through the years as today’s manufacturers revisit past releases hoping a look back will spark a new trend. After all, it’s worked pretty well since Topps launched its Heritage line and the other retro brands that followed in 2001.
But there’s one brand from the past that just doesn’t seem to be on the manufacturing radar for some reason (probably cost) but it’s one that’s simple and one that takes me back to the past easily. It’s also a brand that had quite a run with releases in the four major sports as well as NASCAR and even pro wrestling from 1988 to 1997 before ultimately vanishing for good save for one early 2000s blip on the collecting radar.
It’s Action Packed. Read More »
Posted on October 1, 2013 – 2:40 pm | Author: chrisolds
Pro Wrestling | Kane, McFarlane Toys, Undertaker, World Wrestling Entertainment, wrestling memorabilia, wrestling statues, WWE, WWE ICON, WWE Raw | Comments (0)
World Wrestling Entertainment and McFarlane Toys are now tag-team partners.
The companies are joining forces for a new line of high-end statues that will launch in December with the longest-running star in the company, The Undertaker, being the first subject in the WWE ICON series.
The series, unveiled Tuesday, will include stars from the past and present and include extras that add to their collectibility. They also won’t be the faint of heart with a $295 price tag. The first figure will be available on Dec. 6 primarily via WWEShop.com and the McFarlane Toys store.
Posted on September 27, 2013 – 6:04 pm | Author: chrisolds
Pro Wrestling | 2014 topps WWE, A.J. Lee, Shawn Michaels, Steve Austin, Topps, wrestling, wrestling cards, WWE, WWE Divas | Comments (2)
Topps wants collectors to get in the ring next year.
The lone licensee of World Wrestling Entertainment trading cards offered the first looks and details of its 2014 Topps WWE cards on Friday with the newest wave of superstars, Divas, legends and more set for a Feb. 28 release.
Among the new offerings? Autographed kiss cards from the Divas and metal championship plate manufactured Relics from big names from the past among the two hits in every 24-pack hobby box that carries a suggested retail price of $48.