Category Archives: Pro Wrestling

AT THE NATIONAL: Your Beckett starter kit

Posted on August 1, 2012 – 1:31 pm Author: chrisolds

If you’re heading to the National Sports Collectors Convention this weekend, here are all of our past stories written leading up to the event all in one place.

The Fleer Jericho mystery: A bad cut? A prank?

Posted on July 6, 2012 – 12:34 pm Author: chrisolds

Sometimes, memorabilia cards can go wrong — and this Chris Jericho card from Fleer shows a potential example of how that can happen.

First Look: 2012 TRISTAR TNA TENacious

Posted on July 5, 2012 – 12:07 pm Author: chrisolds

TRISTAR’s newest TNA IMPACT Wrestling card set will make its debut on Aug. 1 at the National Sports Collectors Convention.

Are you a SuperCollector? We want your info!

Posted on June 19, 2012 – 12:20 pm Author: chrisolds

We’re going to dedicate an entire issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly to SuperCollectors soon — and we want to see your collections.

First look: 2012 Topps WWE

Posted on June 13, 2012 – 3:31 pm Author: chrisolds

Topps is back in the wresting ring again.

Will you take the $10 Card Shop Challenge?

Posted on June 12, 2012 – 5:41 pm Author: chrisolds

It’s time for another version of the $10 Card Shop Challenge Are you ready? The deadline is Friday, June 15 …

How did your dad pass the trading card torch?

Posted on June 11, 2012 – 4:59 pm Author: Admin

With Father’s Day coming up, we’d like to invite collectors to share their dad-related hobby memories

Olds’ Hobby Mailday: May 25 edition

Posted on May 25, 2012 – 10:50 am Author: chrisolds

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds for a mailday video … just for fun.

TRISTAR will open retail store in Las Vegas

Posted on April 22, 2012 – 12:16 pm Author: chrisolds

TRISTAR is hoping a new venture in Vegas is a jackpot.

WWE legend Chief Jay Strongbow dies at 83

Posted on April 3, 2012 – 4:07 pm Author: chrisolds

WWE Hall of Famer Chief Jay Strongbow, a colorful and decorated performer during his nearly 50-year-career in professional wrestling died on Tuesday. He was 83.

First look: 2012 Upper Deck All-Time Greats Sports Edition

Posted on March 30, 2012 – 1:24 pm Author: Susan Lulgjuraj

000000 By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor The best of the best. The greatest athletes of generations are making their way into an Upper Deck set featuring men and women at the top of their games. Upper Deck was very select in picking the athletes to appear in 2012 All-Time Great Sports Edition. Just 20 […]

Hobby Challenge: Make fun of your collection

Posted on February 21, 2012 – 10:37 am Author: Admin

000000  ———————————————————————— By Andrew Tolentino | Hockey Editor Why so serious? Poking around our hockey forums yesterday afternoon, I stumbled across a thread entitled “HILARIOUS hockey cards! Post em here!” Member tha penguin opened the online floodgates and encouraged fellow collectors to join in on the fun by posting scans of their favorite funny cards […]

Your Turn: What’s your favorite autograph?

Posted on February 14, 2012 – 12:47 pm Author: chrisolds

What’s your favorite autograph (and why)?

Box Busters: 2012 TRISTAR TNA Reflexxions

Posted on January 27, 2012 – 1:04 pm Author: chrisolds

Join Beckett Media’s Chris Olds and Bryan Hornbeck as they rip into a pair of 2012 TRISTAR TNA Reflexxions boxes in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Other options for doggone 2012 Allen & Ginter

Posted on January 11, 2012 – 1:56 pm Author: chrisolds

Topps may have left some collectors howling on Wednesday when it teased one of the insert sets in its soon-to-be-announced 2012 Topps Allen & Ginter baseball card set.

Ripping Retail: 2011 Topps WWE Classic

Posted on January 10, 2012 – 10:03 pm Author: chrisolds

Join Chris Olds as he rips into 10 retail packs of the newest wrestling card set from Topps, 2011 WWE Classic, in this latest installment of ripping retail.

First look: 2012 TRISTAR TNA Impact Reflexxions

Posted on January 4, 2012 – 11:27 am Author: chrisolds

Set to arrive on Jan. 25, TNA Impact Wrestling Reflexxions, will include three autographs, one event-used ring mat autograph or one memorabilia card, one Premium Reflexxions card and two parallels numbered to 40 or less in every 20-pack hobby box.

Your Turn (BSCM): What’s your favorite type of game-used memorabilia card?

Posted on December 21, 2011 – 12:03 pm Author: chrisolds

We’re not wanting a dream list or a who’s who of sports legends. We simply want to know … What types of game-used memorabilia would you like to see more of (in any sport)?

Numbers crunching: Memorabilia cards have made their mark on hobby

Posted on December 20, 2011 – 7:59 pm Author: chrisolds

We took the time to do some digging in the Beckett database to crunch the numbers and discover a bit more about memorabilia cards. The statistics? Well, they are quite telling.

Random Question II: What single card would you want to own as a perfect BGS 10?

Posted on November 16, 2011 – 10:28 am Author: chrisolds

What one card would you want as a perfect BGS 10?

Random question: Who do you think has the best autograph … and why?

Posted on November 9, 2011 – 3:45 pm Author: chrisolds

Who do you think has the best autograph in sports — and why?

Olds’ Hobby Mailday: Sept. 30 edition

Posted on September 30, 2011 – 11:56 am Author: chrisolds

Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds breaks down a mailday of purchases made over the last few months on

Ripping Retail: 2011 Topps WWE PowerChipz

Posted on August 24, 2011 – 8:28 pm Author: chrisolds

Join Beckett Media’s Chris Olds as he rips into a starter kit of 2011 Topps WWE PowerChipz to see what’s up with this new release in this latest edition of Box Busters.

First look: 2011 Topps WWE Classics cards

Posted on August 23, 2011 – 1:25 pm Author: chrisolds

Topps unveiled its newest WWE trading card line on Tuesday, 2011 WWE Classics, a line that will be an all-foil series including an insert set dedicated solely to the forthcoming WrestleMania clash between John Cena and The Rock.

Cardboard Commentary: 2011 Panini Americana autos

Posted on August 19, 2011 – 11:14 pm Author: chrisolds

One of the reasons I look forward to non-sport, celebrity-laden sets such as 2011 Panini Americana each time they arrive is the fact that the boxes are just so full of surprises.

Box Busters: 2011 TRISTAR TNA Signature Impact wrestling cards

Posted on August 12, 2011 – 5:03 pm Author: chrisolds

Join Beckett Media’s Chris Olds and Bryan Hornbeck as they rip into a pair of 2011 TRISTAR TNA Signature Impact wrestling boxes in this latest episode of Box Busters.

My moment with “The Man” says it all about Ric Flair

Posted on August 8, 2011 – 3:17 pm Author: chrisolds

This fleeting one is mine — mere seconds among the hustle and bustle of a show that had thousands of collectors and fans inside the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. And, of course, this moment involved “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair.

Topps plans collector Q&A at The National

Posted on July 25, 2011 – 2:33 pm Author: chrisolds

The company is planning a Q&A session with 100 collectors next Thursday beginning at 4 p.m. Those who want to attend need to stop by the Topps booth and reserve a seat as they will be handed out on a first-come, first-served basis.

TRISTAR bringing “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair, other TNA stars, to The National

Posted on July 20, 2011 – 10:20 am Author: chrisolds

The Naitchonal, err National, Sports Collectors Convention got a little bit cooler following the announcement that TRISTAR will be bringing “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair to the show next month in Chicago as an autograph guest along with three other stars from TNA Wrestling.

July is Customer Appreciation Month at … a contest a day!

Posted on July 20, 2011 – 7:43 am Author: chrisolds

July is Customer Appreciation Month at Beckett Media … a contest a day beginning today!

Leaf readies promo cards for NSCC

Posted on July 5, 2011 – 2:10 pm Author: chrisolds

Another trading card company has unveiled its plans for promo cards at the National Sports Collectors Convention, and this time it’s Leaf with a healthy mix of big names from across several sports.

Friday is Canada Day and Canadiana is on its way

Posted on June 30, 2011 – 8:19 pm Author: chrisolds

In The Game Canadiana will include a 100-card base set comprised of notable Canadians while the insert lineups will include autographs and memorabilia cards from notable athletes from all sports as well as celebrities from the country.

Are YOU a Supercollector? We want YOU in Beckett Sports Card Monthly …

Posted on June 30, 2011 – 12:22 pm Author: chrisolds

We’re going to dedicate an upcoming issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly to showcasing SuperCollectors — and we want to see your collections.

First look: 2011 TRISTAR TNA Signature Impact wrestling

Posted on June 24, 2011 – 3:14 pm Author: chrisolds

Signature Impact will be the rarest TRISTAR wrestling product ever released as there will be a mere 90 24-box cases made with each 20-pack hobby box packing three autograph cards, one memorabilia card, two parallels and one short-printed card of Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair or Sting.

Chris Olds’ Collecting Mailday — June 23

Posted on June 23, 2011 – 5:59 pm Author: chrisolds

Just what does Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds collect? A bit of everything … here’s a box of a few months’ of purchases off of ….