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Posted on September 13, 2013 – 10:21 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Basketball, Boxing, Golf, Multisport, Pro Wrestling | Michael Jordan, Michael Phelps, pink PMG, Precious Metal Gems, purple PMG, Rory Mcllroy, Tiger Woods, Upper Deck, Upper Deck employee cards | Comments (6)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor
Several collectors noticed interesting cards showing up on eBay – purple Precious Metal Gems.
Turns out these cards were made for Upper Deck employees, according to the company’s blog. These cards were given away to show appreciation to the employees.
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Posted on August 24, 2013 – 3:13 pm | Author: chrisolds
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Pro Wrestling | 2007 Topps WWE Heritage Chrome, 2011 Topps WWE, The Fairfield Company, The Rock, Topps, wrestling cards, WWE Divas, WWE Wrestling Cube | Comments (0)
Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly‘s Chris Olds as he rips into a WWE Wrestling Cube — a retail repackage product from The Fairfield Company – in this latest episode of Ripping Retail.
What will he find inside? Watch and find out …
Posted on June 25, 2013 – 2:58 pm | Author: chrisolds
Just for Fun, Pro Wrestling | A.J. Lee, C.M. Punk, Daniel Bryan, John Cena, Kane, Ryback, Sheamus, WWE, WWEShop.com | Comments (0)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor
Not long ago, we took a look at a relatively new entrant into the sports world, and now the Bleacher Creatures are branching out.
The plush renditions of MLB, NFL, NBA and NHL stars have a new crop of stars to contend with — the Superstars of World Wrestling Entertainment.
Posted on May 24, 2013 – 12:52 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Pro Wrestling | autograph collecting, autographs, Gilbraltar Trade Center, WWE | Comments (5)
Join Beckett Media’s Chris Olds as he checks out what he got in the mail from GibraltarTrade.com/store while exploring a perhaps-overlooked area of autograph collecting — buying via show promoters online. While it’s not uncommon, it’s one area collectors might not consider as often when seeking autographs.
Posted on May 13, 2013 – 3:15 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Basketball, Beckett 20 Questions, Boxing, Football, Hockey, MMA, Pro Wrestling, Racing, Soccer | 1991 Pro Line, 1993 Maxx, Barry Bonds, Beckett Sports Card Monthly Families Issue, Bobby Bowden, brothers in sports, Cal Ripken Jr., college football, Eli Manning, families in sports, Father's Day, Gina Carano, Gordie Howe, Jose Canseco, Karl Malone, Ken Griffey Jr, Kobe Bryant parents, Lisa Leslie, Mia Hamm, Mike Ditka, MLB twins, Peyton Manning, Richard Petty, top families in sports, Vince McMahon, WWE | Comments (8)
With Mother’s Day just passed and Father’s Day on the radar, we figured now might be the time for the latest Beckett 20 Questions.
Oh, and the upcoming Families Issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly had a bit to do with that, too, where we’ll explore the family ties that go along with sports and collecting and take a look at some of the notable fathers, sons, mothers and daughters who share cardboard with us all. (Need a player checklist or OPG? Click here for our new player directory to find it fast.)
Also, we’d like to know … who got you started into collecting? Tell us in the comments below — after you offer your take on the latest 20 Questions.
1. DId a family member get you into collecting?
See the rest of the questions … after the jump.
Posted on April 6, 2013 – 6:29 pm | Author: chrisolds
Pro Wrestling | AJ Lee, Alberto Del Rio, Big E Langston, Big Show, Bob Backlund, Booker T, Brie Bella, brock lesnar, Brodus Clay, Bruno Sammartino, Cameron, Chris Jericho, CM Punk, Cody Rhodes, Damien Sandow, Daniel Bryan, Dolph Ziggler, Donald Trump, Fandango, Jack Swagger, John Cena, Johnny Curtis, Kane, Mark Henry, Mick Foley, Naomi, Nikki Bella, Randy Orton, Ryback, Sheamus, Tensai, The Miz, The Rock, The Shield, Triple H, Trish Stratus, Undertaker, Wade Barrett, World Wrestling Entertainment, WrestleMania 29, Wrestlemania 29 results, wrestlemania predictions, Wrestlemania results, WWE, WWE Hall of Fame | Comments (11)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor | Commentary & Opinion
The biggest event in sports entertainment, WrestleMania, is little more than 24 hours away with the WWE‘s showcase event coming from a sold out MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.
It’s no secret among wrestling fans that trading cards can be hot commodities as the print runs are often far smaller than their baseball or football counterparts and the volume of autographs and memorabilia for the stars of today pale in comparison to those other sports, too.
But there’s only one wrestling card that matters tomorrow — who’s facing who at WrestleMania (7 p.m. Eastern on pay-per-view) — but we’ve taken a look at the match-ups and the competitors’ cardboard stats on Beckett.com to give you a tale of the tape for each match — and for the latest WWE Hall of Fame class going in tonight.
Check them all out … after the jump.
Posted on April 5, 2013 – 10:58 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Basketball, Beckett 20 Questions, Boxing, Football, Golf, Hockey, Non-Sports, Pro Wrestling | Art Modell, Art Monk, Art Shell, Art Shorin, Babe Ruth, Beckett Spots Card Monthly, Brian Kong, DC comics, Diamond KIngs, Dick Perez, Family Guy, featured, Fleer ProVision, Jerry Lawler, Johnny Manziel, Jose Canseco, Leroy Neiman, lithographs, Marvel Beginnings, Marvel Comics, Masterpieces, mike trout, NAR!, National Chicle, NBA, packaged toys, paintings, Postage stamps, Propaganda Sports Art, Randy Johnson, Rocky, sculpture, Sketch cards, Sports Illustrated, sports photography, sports toys, stamp collecting, Star Wars Galactic Files, Sylvester Stallone, The Art Issue, Todd Marinovich, Vinyl figures, Walter Iooss | Comments (5)
Our annual look at art’s place in the sports card and memorabilia world is coming in the next issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly and, simply put, we want to know what you think about many a thing in the hobby.
From non-sports and sketch cards to Diamond Kings, toys, photography and more, there’s plenty to explore in the world of art as it’s seen on our collectibles.
Here’s the latest 20 Questions where we seek your take on it all.
1. Should card companies use more artwork or other non-card approaches in products?
Posted on April 1, 2013 – 4:40 pm | Author: chrisolds
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Pro Wrestling | 2013 TRISTAR TNA Impact Wrestling Live, Christy Hemme, Gail Kim, Kurt Angle, Mickie James, Sting, TNA, TNA Knockouts, TNA Wrestling | Comments (0)
Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly‘s Chris Olds and Bryan Hornbeck as they rip into boxes of 2013 TRISTAR TNA Impact Wrestling Live cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.
What will they find inside? Watch and find out …
Posted on March 31, 2013 – 12:53 pm | Author: chrisolds
Basketball, Pro Wrestling | Blake Griffin, Carmelo Anthony, CM Punk, He-Man, Hello Kitty, Jeremy Lin, John Cena, Kill Bill, KISS, LeBron James, NBA, Ozzy Osbourne, Pulp Fiction, Quentin Tarantino, Rocky, Scarface, SDCC, Steve Austin, The Beatles, The Big Lebowski, The Hangover, The Ramones, The Rock, The Wizard of Oz, WWE | Comments (2)
For toy fans, they’re no secret. But for sports fans? Well, there just might be something cooking.
In the world of vinyl toys, that is.
Lynnwood, Wash.-based Funko is readying its second offering of Pop! vinyl toys coming in late summer with a handful of World Wrestling Entertainment stars getting the collectible anime-style treatment. Six WWE stars will be appearing on 4-inch, $10 figures — The Rock, CM Punk, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, John Cena, Sheamus and Rey Mysterio.
The figures will arrive in August — but won’t be the first sports toys from the company as it signed a deal with the NBA last year. Its second series of NBA player figures arrives in April — part of a massive offering of entertainment licenses that, if one isn’t purely a sports collector, should entice.
Literally everything from The Walking Dead to Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson and even Alan and Carlos from The Hangover have appeared on pieces of the pop culture-inflused art.
Posted on March 29, 2013 – 6:12 pm | Author: chrisolds
Pro Wrestling | 2013 Topps WWE, A.J. Lee, box breaks, brock lesnar, CM Punk, Paul Heyman, Ripping Retail, WrestleMania, WWE, WWE Divas | Comments (1)
Join Beckett Media’s Chris Olds as he rips into some 2013 Topps WWE packs in this latest episode of Ripping Retail.