Category Archives: Pro Wrestling

2016 Topps WWE focuses on wrestling’s past, present and future

Posted on Monday November 30th, 2015 – 06:07 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2016 Topps WWE features a fresh, full-bleed design and a checklist highlighting several new all-time greats. Hobby boxes come with a pair of hits or premium inserts.

5 Firsts in 2015 Topps WWE Undisputed

Posted on Wednesday November 18th, 2015 – 11:48 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2015 Topps WWE Undisputed is the first high-end product for the license. This isn’t the only first for the product either.

2015 Topps Heritage WWE Autographs Gallery

Posted on Tuesday November 10th, 2015 – 05:17 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2015 Topps Heritage WWE Autographs checklist includes Finn Balor, Sasha Banks, John Cena, Roman Reigns and more. There’s also a series of NWO signers. Take a look at the entire set.

Pete Rose finally get a Topps autograph card — but it’s not in an MLB set

Posted on Monday November 9th, 2015 – 11:21 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Pete Rose is finally getting an autograph card from Topps. Baseball’s all-time hits leader has signed cards in 2015 Topps WWE Undisputed.

Slam-O-Ween Weekly Giveaway #4

Posted on Sunday October 25th, 2015 – 11:42 PM Author: Matt Bible

By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst The time has come for the final giveaway in our first annual Slam-O-Ween. We hope everyone has enjoyed it thus far. Be sure to check out our Instagram page for our final week of daily giveaways. There are always some great prizes over there. Now, for the […]

Slam-O-Ween Weekly Giveaway #3

Posted on Sunday October 18th, 2015 – 10:06 PM Author: Matt Bible

By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst | Commentary As hard as it is to believe, Slam-O-Ween is half over. We’ve given away some great stuff over the past two weeks and aren’t done yet. So, without further ado, here is this week’s question…

Slam-O-Ween Weekly Giveaway #2

Posted on Monday October 12th, 2015 – 07:59 AM Author: Matt Bible

By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst Our second weekly Slam-O-Ween Giveaway is for the card pictured above: 2015 Topps UFC Knockout Thoughts from the Boss Autographs #TFTBRM Rory MacDonald/Dana White. This card is #2/50. The question this week: Between the two major promoters, who is better? WWE‘s Vince McMahon or UFC‘s Dana White. […]

Slam-O-Ween Weekly Giveaway #1

Posted on Tuesday October 6th, 2015 – 03:59 PM Author: Matt Bible

By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst Here we go, everyone! We’re a tad late to the party for the first Slam-O-Ween giveaway, but we promise it’s a good one. In honor of their surprise return to WWE, we have a 2009 Tristar TNA Autographs Blue of The Dudley Boys #14/60 (known in […]

Beckett Slam-O-Ween 2015

Posted on Wednesday September 16th, 2015 – 08:45 AM Author: Matt Bible

By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst As the non-sports and gaming analyst, it’s always fun to collaborate with my fellow analysts about future projects and giveaways. We are always brainstorming to come up with fun and exciting contests and giveaways for the collector. Beckett most recently promoted our inaugural Month of Marvel in […]

2016 Topps WWE Road to WrestleMania trading card details

Posted on Monday September 14th, 2015 – 05:30 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2016 Topps WWE Road to Wrestlemania trading cards details, images, hobby box info and more. The set covers key storylines from WrestleMania 31 to 32.

Commentary: Maybe it’s just me, but … weird cards, rare vintage, tough ink & a Tom Yawkey gamer?

Posted on Friday September 11th, 2015 – 02:21 PM Author: chrisolds

Maybe it’s just me, but …

Tweeting Retail: 2015 Topps WWE Road to WrestleMania

Posted on Tuesday September 8th, 2015 – 03:29 PM Author: chrisolds

Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Chris Olds picked up another 2015 Topps WWE Road to WrestleMania blaster box … here are the results.

Bret Hart, Sting, Canadian Superstars highlighted in 2015 Topps WWE Road to Wrestlemania exclusives

Posted on Tuesday August 18th, 2015 – 03:53 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor 2015 Topps WWE Road to Wrestlemania has several exclusives depending on where you’re buying it and what kinds of packs you’re busting. The first continues to pay tribute to Sting, a modern professional wrestling legend but one who has fought in a WWE ring only once so far. Bret […]

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.