Category Archives: Pro Wrestling

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

00000 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 […]

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

00000 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 […]

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

00000 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 […]

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

00000  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.

Show Recap: Toronto Expo Edition

Posted on Monday November 10th, 2014 – 08:49 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

00000 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 […]

Wrestler CM Punk to write Thor comic book

Posted on Monday November 10th, 2014 – 05:36 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 Monday October 27th, 2014 – 07:22 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 Tuesday October 21st, 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.

WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus is The Queen of WrestleMania, a mom — and a “collector nerd” too

Posted on Friday September 26th, 2014 – 02:15 PM Author: chrisolds

Trish Stratus is a self-professed “collector nerd” who has long collected many things along with her husband, Ron.

Collect Call: Talking Topps cards, autos and even a missing tooth with WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus

Posted on Thursday September 25th, 2014 – 06:35 PM Author: chrisolds

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Chris Olds as he talks about wrestling, autographs, the Topps WWE Road to WrestleMania cards, memorabilia and even a missing tooth with the Queen of WrestleMania, Trish Stratus, in this edition of Collect Call.

You want our rare cards? We want to see your SuperCollector submissions & your deadline is Dec. 8

Posted on Friday September 19th, 2014 – 02:19 PM Author: chrisolds

00000 By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor We pulled a pretty sweet 1/1 Craig Kimbrel Relic booklet out of Triple Threads and a rare rookie parallel of Teddy Bridgewater out of Rookies & Stars (/5) and we want them to be yours. Two collectors will get their hands on them if they submit […]

AT THE NATIONAL: A post-show mega-gallery

Posted on Monday August 13th, 2012 – 09:49 PM Author: chrisolds

It’s just a small glimpse at much of what was seen at the show.

FIRST LOOK: 2012 Topps Heritage WWE

Posted on Friday August 10th, 2012 – 04:05 PM Author: chrisolds

After a four-year rest, the Topps Heritage WWE line is back for another run at the world championship.

Box Busters: 2012 TRISTAR TNA TENacious

Posted on Thursday August 9th, 2012 – 12:16 PM Author: chrisolds

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

AT THE NATIONAL: Your Beckett starter kit

Posted on Wednesday August 1st, 2012 – 01:31 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 Friday July 6th, 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.