Category Archives: Pro Wrestling

Tweeting Retail: 2015 Topps WWE Road to WrestleMania

Posted on Monday August 17th, 2015 – 08:58 PM Author: chrisolds

What did Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Chris Olds find when he ripped into a blaster box of 2015 Topps WWE Road to WrestleMania cards?

Ripping Retail: 2015 Topps Chrome WWE

Posted on Wednesday August 12th, 2015 – 01:58 PM Author: chrisolds

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Chris Olds as he rips into a pair of 2015 Topps WWE Chrome blaster boxes in this latest Ripping Retail video.

Signature City: Brock Lesnar gets his first WWE autograph card

Posted on Tuesday August 11th, 2015 – 05:25 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor Brock Lesnar has been one of the most intimidating athletes in sports (and sports entertainment) for more than a decade. And while collectors have been able to snag his signature on cardboard for years, it has been limited to MMA cards stemming from his time in UFC. For wrestling […]

Beckett readies new non-sports book

Posted on Wednesday August 5th, 2015 – 03:18 PM Author: Matt Bible

By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst For the past five years, Beckett Media has produced its annual Gaming Almanac, which provides detailed checklists and pricing of collectible card games and non-sports cards for collectors and dealers alike. This year, Beckett is producing gaming and non-sports books as their own standalone releases. The non-sports book is […]

Five-card tribute to “Rowdy” Roddy Piper

Posted on Tuesday August 4th, 2015 – 09:20 PM Author: Matt Bible

By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst | Commentary Just when you thought you had the answers, he changed the questions. The world of professional wrestling suffered another loss last Friday as “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, the legendary icon who headlined the first Wrestlemania, died at the age of 61. For the last 30 […]

BGS Diary Predictor (July): What will Olds submit?

Posted on Wednesday July 1st, 2015 – 11:14 PM Author: chrisolds

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.

First Look: 2015 Topps Heritage WWE

Posted on Wednesday June 24th, 2015 – 10:05 PM Author: chrisolds

World Wrestling Entertainment is turning back the clock for the next release with the return of Topps Heritage wrestling cards in November.

BGS Diary (June): Vintage Pudge, Atomic Paige, Cooperstown autographs, Canseco & more

Posted on Thursday June 11th, 2015 – 06:55 PM Author: chrisolds

Here is the batch I got back from BGS for June — so here is my latest BGS Diary entry.

“The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes dies at 69

Posted on Thursday June 11th, 2015 – 01:27 PM Author: chrisolds

Professional wrestling lost one of its greatest performers and influential minds behind the scenes on Thursday with the passing of “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes. He was 69.

Topps adds Thunderlips autos to Allen & Ginter

Posted on Monday June 1st, 2015 – 07:51 AM Author: chrisolds

First there was Rocky Balboa, now there’s Thunderlips.

2015 Topps WWE Undisputed Wrestling Cards

Posted on Monday May 4th, 2015 – 04:18 PM Author: chrisolds

2015 Topps WWE Undisputed brings the license into the high-end of the hobby. Every pack comes with either an autograph or autographed relic.

BGS Diary Predictor (May): What will Olds submit?

Posted on Monday May 4th, 2015 – 10:12 AM Author: chrisolds

Of the 10 cards listed below, a few are headed to Beckett Grading Services today for his next BGS Diary. Can you predict which ones they will be?

Wrestling loses a legend: Verne Gagne dies at 89

Posted on Monday April 27th, 2015 – 10:28 PM Author: chrisolds

Verne Gagne dedicated his life to the world of professional wrestling — a career that spanned four decades in the ring and even more time beyond as a promoter and owner of the American Wrestling Association. He died Monday at age 89.

BGS Diary: Seeing gold, stickers … and furry autos?

Posted on Friday April 17th, 2015 – 05:33 PM Author: chrisolds

Here is the batch I got back from BGS for April — so here is my latest BGS Diary entry.

First Look: 2015 Topps WWE Road To WrestleMania

Posted on Monday April 13th, 2015 – 12:01 PM Author: chrisolds

Topps revealed the first looks at 2015 Topps WWE Road to WrestleMania on Monday, a step-by-step recap of the year that was and sets the stage for WWE’s biggest event of the year.

BGS Diary Predictor (April): What will Olds submit?

Posted on Thursday April 2nd, 2015 – 10:28 AM Author: chrisolds

Can you predict which cards Beckett Baseball Editor Chris Olds will get graded this month?

Top 5: Brock Lesnar trading cards to chase

Posted on Thursday March 26th, 2015 – 08:19 AM Author: Matt Bible

By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst | Commentary Ladies and gentlemen, my name is Matt Bible. And, I’m the one … bringing some news on the one … in 21-1. WWE champion Brock Lesnar is not going anywhere. Tuesday night, Lesnar told ESPN that he has signed a contract extension with the […]

BGS Diary: WWE Divas Paige & Lana, Harmon Killebrew, Sandy Koufax and Sy Berger, too

Posted on Monday March 16th, 2015 – 06:37 PM Author: chrisolds

For the last few months, I’ve submitted a few 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.

Top 5: Cards of WWE Diva Paige

Posted on Tuesday March 3rd, 2015 – 09:26 AM Author: Matt Bible

By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst | Commentary When it comes to this year’s wrestling cards, this is her house. The night after WrestleMania 30 last year, Paige made her WWE debut by winning the Divas Championship from AJ Lee on Raw. Ever since, she has ridden a wave of massive popularity […]

Box Busters: 2015 Topps WWE + win our kiss card

Posted on Monday March 2nd, 2015 – 02:51 PM Author: chrisolds

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

Legends, Divas power interest in 2015 Topps WWE

Posted on Sunday March 1st, 2015 – 12:01 AM Author: chrisolds

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 […]

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

Posted on Friday February 20th, 2015 – 11:56 AM Author: chrisolds

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.

WWE releases a first for Sting auto collectors

Posted on Tuesday February 10th, 2015 – 02:34 PM Author: chrisolds

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

Sunday Conversation: Adam “Edge” Copeland

Posted on Sunday February 8th, 2015 – 07:00 AM Author: Stephen Laroche

  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, […]

Top 5: Triple H cards that will make you cry

Posted on Wednesday January 21st, 2015 – 10:07 AM Author: chrisolds

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.

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

Posted on Monday January 12th, 2015 – 07:54 PM Author: chrisolds

“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.

Leaf Originals arrives with many new signers

Posted on Saturday January 10th, 2015 – 10:23 AM Author: chrisolds

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.

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

Posted on Tuesday December 16th, 2014 – 06:13 PM Author: chrisolds

Here is the batch I got back from BGS for December — so here is my latest BGS Diary entry.

“Stone Cold” Steve Austin is latest WWE Icon

Posted on Wednesday December 3rd, 2014 – 04:50 PM Author: chrisolds

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

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

Posted on Tuesday December 2nd, 2014 – 08:25 AM Author: chrisolds

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.

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

Posted on Thursday November 27th, 2014 – 12:02 AM Author: chrisolds

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. Here is the batch of five cards I got back from BGS for November.

First Look: 2015 Topps WWE Chrome wrestling

Posted on Wednesday November 26th, 2014 – 09:41 AM Author: chrisolds

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

Top 5: Sting wrestling cards to own

Posted on Sunday November 23rd, 2014 – 09:50 PM Author: chrisolds

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.

BGS Diary Predictor: What will he submit?

Posted on Thursday November 13th, 2014 – 08:27 AM Author: chrisolds

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?

Beckett 20 Questions … on autographs

Posted on Tuesday November 11th, 2014 – 04:12 PM Author: chrisolds

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.