Category Archives: Pro Wrestling

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.

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

Posted on September 26, 2014 – 2:15 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 September 25, 2014 – 6:35 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 September 19, 2014 – 2:19 pm Author: chrisolds

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 their […]

AT THE NATIONAL: A post-show mega-gallery

Posted on August 13, 2012 – 9:49 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 August 10, 2012 – 4:05 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 August 9, 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 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

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 superstars […]

Hobby Challenge: Make fun of your collection

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

  ———————————————————————— 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.