Category Archives: Pro Wrestling

Five-card tribute to “Rowdy” Roddy Piper

Posted on August 4, 2015 – 9:20 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 July 1, 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 June 24, 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 June 11, 2015 – 6:55 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 June 11, 2015 – 1:27 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 June 1, 2015 – 7:51 am Author: chrisolds

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

2015 Topps WWE Undisputed Wrestling Cards

Posted on May 4, 2015 – 4:18 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 May 4, 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 April 27, 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 April 17, 2015 – 5:33 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 April 13, 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 April 2, 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 March 26, 2015 – 8:19 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 March 16, 2015 – 6:37 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 March 3, 2015 – 9:26 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 March 2, 2015 – 2:51 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 March 1, 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 February 20, 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 February 10, 2015 – 2:34 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 February 8, 2015 – 7:00 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 January 21, 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 January 12, 2015 – 7:54 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 January 10, 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 December 16, 2014 – 6:13 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 December 3, 2014 – 4:50 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 December 2, 2014 – 8:25 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 November 27, 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 November 26, 2014 – 9:41 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 November 23, 2014 – 9:50 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 November 13, 2014 – 8:27 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 November 11, 2014 – 4:12 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.

Show Recap: Toronto Expo Edition

Posted on November 10, 2014 – 8:49 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

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 […]

Wrestler CM Punk to write Thor comic book

Posted on November 10, 2014 – 5:36 pm Author: chrisolds

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.

First Look: Trish Stratus’ BSCM cover

Posted on October 27, 2014 – 7:22 pm Author: chrisolds

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

Trish Stratus to sign for Beckett at Expo

Posted on October 21, 2014 – 12:12 pm Author: chrisolds

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 during an evening session one day only at the upcoming Toronto Sportcard and Memorabilia Expo.