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Posted on October 15, 2012 – 8:30 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Beckett Updates, Racing | Kasey Kahne, NASCAR, press pass | Comments (0)
Beckett Customer Appreciation Month continues where registered users can win great prizes throughout October.
Go to www.Beckett.com/customerappreciation and click on “Enter the Contest.”
There is a limit of one entry per day and you need a valid name and email address registered with your Beckett.com account.
Visit the Beckett Forums to see daily winners.
Today’s prize: 2011 Press Pass Premium Signatures Red Ink Kasey Kahne
Posted on October 12, 2012 – 2:19 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Basketball, Beckett 20 Questions, Football, Golf, Hockey, MMA, Non-Sports, Pro Wrestling, Racing | BenchWarmers, featured, game-used memorabilia, memorabilia cards, Non-Sports, Panini America, Relics, Rittenhouse Archives, Topps, Upper Deck | Comments (24)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor
The next issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly is in production, and it’s going to focus on all things game-used memorabilia.
From game-used cards to the ins and outs of the game-used market, we’re aiming to touch on what matters most to collectors and we want to know what you think beyond your buying habits when it comes to game-used.
Here, we present 20 questions on the topic — some serious, some fun — that we want to know your answers for. We’ll present some of your comments and the voting results in the next issue.
1. Which company made the first sports memorabilia card back in 1996?
2. Do you consider a preseason, exhibition or coach jersey to be game-used?
Read More »
Posted on October 11, 2012 – 12:40 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Football, Hockey, MMA, Non-Sports, Pro Wrestling, Racing, Soccer | game-used memorabilia, itg, Panini America, Topps, Upper Deck | Comments (24)
In an upcoming issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly, we’re going to explore the world of game-used cards and memorabilia.
While we haven’t yet ironed out all of the items we’ll have inside this year’s edition of The Game-used Issue — there are lots of options — one thing we know we do want is to hear from you. We want to know a few things about what you think about game-used, what you collect and how you collect.
Give us your name and location and answer the following six questions … we’ll run a selection of the most-interesting answers in the issue.
1. Name, where from and what game-used stuff do you collect?
2. What one type of game-used item (any sport) do you prefer?
3. Who do you trust when it comes to authenticity statements for items or cards?
Posted on September 28, 2012 – 9:00 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Basketball, Beckett Updates, Boxing, Football, Hockey, MMA, Pro Wrestling, Racing | Beckett Updates, Beckett.com, Blake Griffin, Customer Appreciation Month, featured, landon donovan, Larry Bird, Mary Tyler Moore, Muhammad Ali, New York Yankees, Shania Twain, Sting, Topps, Upper Deck, Whitey Ford | Comments (16)
While we have teased a few images of what’s up for grabs during Customer Appreciation Month via the Beckett Media Facebook page, we haven’t shown you everything that will be up for grabs starting Monday on Beckett.com.
From The Greatest, Muhammad Ali, to RGIII, from Blake Griffin to Ryne Sandberg — or even Shania Twain and Mary Tyler Moore — we’ll have a little bit of everything for everybody.
And that’s just the singles. There will be wax, Dynamic Duo subscriptions, BGS certificates and more up for grabs each and every day in October.
Here’s a sampling of what could be yours just by visiting the site, logging in, and clicking your mouse a single time. — Chris Olds
Posted on September 14, 2012 – 7:17 pm | Author: chrisolds
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Racing | 2012 Press Pass FanFare, Danica Patrick, NASCAR, press pass | Comments (3)
Join Beckett Media’s Dan Hitt and Chris Olds as they rip into a pair of 2012 Press Pass FanFare racing boxes in this latest edition of Box Busters.
What will they find inside? Watch and find out. (Our technical difficulties clear up after the first few seconds.)
Posted on September 10, 2012 – 10:56 am | Author: chrisolds
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Give or take an anomaly here and there, did you know that there are a mere 148,003 Rookie Cards cataloged on Beckett.com alone?
We’re sure you did, and that number will stand for a whole day or two until the next new product arrives — but that’s not what we’re here for today. We’re here to ask you a simple question for the upcoming Rookies Issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly:
If you could only own a single Rookie Card — just one — what would it be?
Tell us in the comments below and be sure to include your name and location. We’ll run a selection of the best replies in the issue.
Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Sports Card Monthly magazine. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.
Posted on September 8, 2012 – 7:33 pm | Author: chrisolds
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We’re prepping this year’s Rookies Issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly soon and one thing is clear.
Rookie Cards reign in the hobby.
Whether it’s vintage firsts or modern-day rarities, RCs seem to demand our attention the most — so much so it can defy logic at times. Want a fresh sign of that? Panini America started selling Rated Rookie t-shirts last night — a rookie brand is now a clothing line.
When it comes to RCs, though, there are plenty of unclear areas, too. There are also many a personal definition for what is and what isn’t an RC and there are plenty of prospecting products that just make those personal tastes even harder to define.
We want to know what you think beyond your buying habits when it comes to Rookie Cards. Here, we present 20 rookie-focused questions — some serious, some fun — that we want to know your answer on. We’ll present some of your comments and the voting results in the issue after we see the results.
1. After six years, do you feel the Rookie Card logo is working in MLB?
See the rest … after the jump.
Posted on August 23, 2012 – 11:10 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Racing | 2012 Press Pass FanFare Racing, Carl Edwards, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Travis Pastrana | Comments (1)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Sports Card Montly Editor
Press Pass FanFare Racing is back for a second year. The autograph and memorabilia-heavy product comes out next month with an extensive autograph and memorabilia checklist.
Some of the names in the product include Carl Edwards, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Travis Pastrana, Tony Stewart and Jeff Gordon.
Posted on August 13, 2012 – 9:49 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Football, Golf, Hockey, Multisport, Non-Sports, Pro Wrestling, Racing, Soccer | 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention, featured, National Sports Collectors Convention | Comments (7)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
A week has gone by since the close of this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention and there’s plenty that could be said, that could be written, about what could be found under one roof during the hobby’s showcase event.
From “extra” DNA Relics found in the bottom of one collector’s Allen & Ginter box (a Texas lizard in the wrong place at the wrong time at the printing plant) to countless vintage gems, from vintage wax to priceless auction items, from kids sorting soccer cards with their grandmas to kids walking the show floor in movie-used Jack Parkman jerseys, there was plenty to see.
If you followed me on Twitter during the show, you’ve undoubtedly seen a few of these already. But with the deadline clock ticking and more to do for your next magazines, this chapter of the NSCC — all except for some video still to come — is closing with a massive 97-image gallery after the jump.
It’s just a small glimpse at much of what was seen at the show — check them out and let us know what you think. After all, a picture’s worth a thousand words — so there’s plenty that could be said.
Posted on July 30, 2012 – 7:22 pm | Author: chrisolds
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Racing | 2012 Press Pass Showcase, autographs, Dale Earnhardt, Danica Patrick, Jeff Gordon, press pass | Comments (2)
Join Beckett Media’s Chris Olds and Dan Hitt as they rip into a pair of 2012 Press Pass Showcase racing boxes in this latest edition of Box Busters.
What will they find inside? What can you win? Watch and find out …
Posted on July 3, 2012 – 5:43 pm | Author: chrisolds
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Racing | 2012 Press Pass Redline, Dale Earnhardt, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Danica Patrick, Matt Kenseth, NASCAR, press pass, Richard Petty, Tony Stewart | Comments (3)
Join Beckett Media’s Dan Hitt and Chris Olds as they rip into a pair of 2012 Press Pass Redline boxes in this latest edition of Box Busters.
What will they find inside? Watch and find out …
(Need a checklist or OPG for this one when it is available? It will be here.)
Posted on July 2, 2012 – 12:20 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Racing | 2012 Press Pass Showcase, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon, Kyle Busch, Kyle Petty, Michael Waltrip, NASCAR, Richard Petty, Rusty Wallace | Comments (1)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor
Happy 75th birthday Richard Petty!
In celebration, Press Pass has put together Richard Petty Birthday Tribute cards that will be in 2012 Press Pass Showcase.
Showcase doesn’t come out for another month, but the party has started.
In the coming days, Press Pass is going to release images from the tribute subset. In total, 16 people have signed a birthday wish inscription, including son Kyle Petty. As cards images are released, they will be added to the gallery.
Posted on June 22, 2012 – 12:15 pm | Author: chrisolds
Racing | 2012 Press Pass Redline, Bobby Allison, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Danica Patrick, featured, NASCAR, press pass, Richard Petty, Tony Stewart | Comments (3)
Some might say that NASCAR’s colorful firesuits and sheet metal means it easy to provide impressive memorabilia cards, but Press Pass‘ latest effort just might blow the engines of the most-hardened collectors.
And that’s exactly what the intent is with 2012 Press Pass Red Line as there are two autographs and two memorabilia cards in every single box of the high-end product that arrives on July 5.
As previously reported here, these tins will include at least one autographed memorabilia card, and we’ve got an extensive preview gallery of cards that will be found in the product that you can see here … after the jump.
(Need a checklist or OPG for a 2012 Press Pass racing brand? Click here.)
Posted on June 19, 2012 – 12:20 pm | Author: chrisolds
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Update: CLICK HERE FOR THE UPDATED STEPS ON HOW TO PREPARE YOUR SUBMISSION
We’re going to dedicate an entire issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly to SuperCollectors soon — and we want to see your collections.
We’ll pick the most interesting and most outrageous submissions for that issue of the magazine just like the 15 we showcased last summer, but first we need to hear about your stash. Some will make the special issue, while others will appear in the magazines leading up to that issue. (We run SuperCollectors every month.)
As a bonus, all collectors who submit information between now and July 15 will be entered in a drawing for a Mike Trout autographed baseball as well as a hefty six-autograph card seen here. Follow the instructions and submit your stats and story today. We’re showing you all of last year’s submissions so you can see who — and what — made the cut.
We hope you can top them. You don’t have to have the most-expensive collection on the block but it needs to be unique — downright crazy — in some way that it stands out.
Here are your instructions …
Send in an email to email@example.com the following information:
Posted on June 12, 2012 – 5:41 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Football, Hockey, Multisport, Pro Wrestling, Racing, Soccer | $10 Card Shop Challenge | Comments (37)
It’s time for another version of the $10 Card Shop Challenge Are you ready? The deadline is Friday, June 15 …
Here is the back story — and the instructions are after the jump.
An after-work card shop visit long ago prompted a challenge to one of my Twitter followers, so I sent another message to the masses curious few who enjoy hearing not much from me 140 characters a time on my Twitter feed. I issued a collecting challenge. It’s time to do it again.
A few replied seeking details, but this time I’m taking it a step further as I want to see what many of you can come up with by hitting your local card shop. (If you don’t have an LCS, hit a retail store.) Call it the $10 Card Shop Challenge.
Posted on June 11, 2012 – 4:59 pm | Author: tolentinotown
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By Andrew Tolentino | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor
Unlike many collectors I’ve heard from, my dad and I never had that “passing the torch” moment with a single sports card — or any sports cards for that matter. In fact, short of a microscope, a rock cleaning kit and an army-issued shovel (which may or may not be street legal), he never really gave me any of his personal relics at all.
Do I resent him for that? Absolutely not. How could I?
As much as I’d like to talk about some *Pulp Fiction-esque moment when a Christopher Walken-like figure handed over my father’s cardboard bequest, I just can’t. Even though he never dusted off some old shoebox and handed me some dog-eared heirloom, my dad still helped me find my way as a young collector. (*Explicit language)
With Father’s Day coming up, I’d like to invite collectors to share their dad-related hobby memories, with or without the Hallmark moment. I’ll kick things off with a few of my own. Read More »
Posted on June 8, 2012 – 12:47 pm | Author: chrisolds
Racing | Danica Patrick, NASCAR, National Sports Collectors Convention, NSCC, press pass | Comments (2)
Press Pass has unveiled its plans for this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention in Baltimore in early August and it’s one that will include a bit of mystery.
Mystery packs … and mystery locations for finding them (at least for now).
Posted on May 15, 2012 – 1:03 pm | Author: chrisolds
Racing | Batman, Dale Earnhardt Jr., diecasts, featured, Lionel NASCAR Collectibles, NASCAR, The Dark Knight Rises | Comments (0)
One’s a man in black and the other is the son of a man in black.
But, together, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Batman will team up on the track as the son of the seven-time Cup champ will race a Chevy Impala designed with The Dark Knight Rises on its paint scheme.
While the film opens on July 20, Earnhardt will drive one of four paint schemes — all of which will have diecast replicas made by Lionel NASCAR Collectibles — on June 17 at Michigan. (Need an Earnhardt Jr. checklist or OPG? Click here.)
Learn more — and see the latest trailer — after the jump.
Posted on May 8, 2012 – 1:25 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Racing | 2012 Press Pass Showcase Racing, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Danica Patrick, NASCAR, press pass, Tony Stewart, Travis Pastrana | Comments (4)
Press Pass Showcase Racing arrives at the end of May, celebrating a couple of different milestones.
First, the product is marking its four-year anniversary and not taking the occasion lightly. Press Pass promises “a boost” to the high-end release. The three-pack hobby box (five cards in each pack) promises a premium auto or relic in every pack.
Posted on May 7, 2012 – 4:28 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Racing | 2012 Press Pass Ignite Racing, autographs, Brad Keselowski, press pass | Comments (6)
With Press Pass’ new racing product 2012 Ignite hitting the street, some collectors noticed something strange on Brad Keselowski’s autographed Ignite Ink cards.
It didn’t seem as though they were hand-signed — each was the same size with exact strokes and ink widths.
Unfortunately, Press Pass learned Keselowski’s autograph sheet – as opposed to individual cards – were signed using an autopen, which is a machine used for automatic signatures.