Category Archives: Soccer

Topps Creates Oversized Sets For All MLS Teams

Posted on April 29, 2015 – 9:41 am Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media The 2015 season is in full swing for the stars of Major League Soccer and on the heels of their popular flagship product, Topps has taken those cards and created special oversized team sets. Priced at just $14.99 each, the team sets will include each respective base set card […]

Topps offers oversized Sounders cards and prints

Posted on April 23, 2015 – 12:56 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media Fans of Major League Soccer’s Seattle Sounders have much to cheer about this season with a respectable 3-2-1 record after their first six games this season, but they can also can bring the excitement of the game home with them through some special oversized offerings that have recently been […]

Box Busters: 2015 Topps Major League Soccer

Posted on April 3, 2015 – 6:17 pm Author: chrisolds

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Brian Fleischer and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2015 Topps Major League Soccer in this latest edition of Box Busters.

First Look: 2015 Topps Apex Soccer

Posted on April 2, 2015 – 9:40 am Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media Topps is looking to take its Major League Soccer products to a new level this year and with the release of 2015 Topps Apex Soccer, their first high-end venture into the world’s most popular sport. Scheduled for an August release, collectors will find many of the biggest MLS names […]

Topps Releases First David Villa MLS Autographs

Posted on April 1, 2015 – 12:12 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media David Villa is regarded as one of the world’s greatest soccer stars and his first autograph cards in a New York City FC uniform have been coming out of packs of the recently-released 2015 Topps MLS product. Now in his first year with the expansion club, Villa’s international and […]

Panini teases Flawless lines for soccer, Kentucky basketball

Posted on March 17, 2015 – 4:43 pm Author: chrisolds

Flawless is coming to the pitch and the college hardcourt.

First Look: 2015 Donruss soccer cards

Posted on February 19, 2015 – 8:57 am Author: chrisolds

Sports fans around the world have a new card set to collect.

Box Busters: 2014-15 Topps Premiere Gold soccer

Posted on December 26, 2014 – 12:01 am Author: chrisolds

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into boxes of 2014-15 Topps Premiere Gold soccer in this latest edition of Box Busters.

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.

UDA launches Lionel Messi Collection

Posted on November 5, 2014 – 2:42 pm Author: chrisolds

Autographs from one of soccer’s biggest stars can now be found with Upper Deck Authenticated.

First look: 2015 Topps MLS soccer

Posted on October 24, 2014 – 4:17 pm Author: chrisolds

Topps’ next season of Major League Soccer kicks off on March 25 when 2015 Topps MLS arrives in stores.

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.

Your Turn (BSCM 331): Show your school colors … who do you collect?

Posted on August 8, 2012 – 11:59 am Author: chrisolds

What school do you collect … and how do you do it?

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.

Box Busters: 2012 Upper Deck Soccer

Posted on July 18, 2012 – 1:50 pm Author: chrisolds

Join Beckett Media’s Brian Fleischer and Dave Sliepka as they rip into a box of 2012 Upper Deck Soccer in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Upper Deck readies NSCC wrapper redemption

Posted on July 3, 2012 – 12:03 pm Author: chrisolds

Upper Deck’s wrapper redemption program for this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention set will include autographs from the company’s biggest stars.

Upper Deck unveils its NSCC VIP card set

Posted on June 28, 2012 – 8:01 pm Author: chrisolds

Upper Deck is headed to Baltimore for the National Sports Collectors Convention and it’s bringing along some cards for you.

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.

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

If you’re a SuperCollector, we want your story!

Posted on March 14, 2012 – 10:57 am Author: chrisolds

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

Box Busters: 2012 Upper Deck World of Sports

Posted on February 28, 2012 – 12:31 pm Author: chrisolds

Join Beckett Media’s Chris Olds, Bryan Hornbeck and Dave Sliepka as they rip into a pair of 2012 Upper Deck World of Sports boxes in this latest edition of Box Busters.

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)?

Collector Challenge: Create a Super Bowl Commercial for the Hobby

Posted on February 2, 2012 – 5:08 pm Author: Admin

Your challenge, should you choose to accept, is to come up with a Super-Bowl-worthy commercial about the hobby you love.

Product preview: Upper Deck World of Sports

Posted on February 1, 2012 – 3:40 pm Author: chrisolds

It’s wide world of sports out there and Upper Deck is aiming to get it all down on cardboard.

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.

Would you, could you actually destroy a card?

Posted on December 19, 2011 – 10:23 am Author: Admin

Among the cheesy holiday cards I’ve received (and sent out) over these past few weeks, one piece of mail from Beckett Facebook contest winner Lee Patton continues to make me think the most.

Box Busters: 2011 SP Game-Used Soccer

Posted on November 23, 2011 – 12:45 pm Author: chrisolds

Join Beckett Media’s soccer gurus Brian Fleischer and Dave Sliepka as they rip into a pair of 2011 SP Game-Used in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Voices from the Expo: Upper Deck and Cards2Kids

Posted on November 11, 2011 – 7:14 pm Author: Admin

Upper Deck’s Chris Carlin gives us the rundown on the company’s wrapper redemption program and introduces us to John Makowiec, the extraordinary young man behind the Cards2Kids charity.

Photos from the 2011 Toronto Expo: Day one

Posted on November 11, 2011 – 3:35 pm Author: Admin

This is the ongoing gallery from day 0ne at the 2011 Toronto Fall Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo.

The 2011 Toronto Fall Expo: It has begun

Posted on November 11, 2011 – 10:36 am Author: Admin

By Andrew Tolentino | Editor With a slightly shaky internet connection and the bitter cold moving in, a few folks from Beckett Media have arrived at the 2011 Toronto Fall Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo. Stay tuned to Beckett.com/news and our Facebook page for exclusive footage, photos, interviews and more. In the meantime, feel free to […]

First look: 2011 SP Game-Used Soccer

Posted on October 5, 2011 – 8:36 am Author: Admin

By Andrew Tolentino | BSCM Editor Upper Deck is taking its familiar SP Game-Used brand name to a different kind of football next month. Yesterday the company leaked a few images and product information about its 2011 SP Game-Used Soccer line, which is scheduled for a November arrival. This comes as big news for fans […]

Blowout Cards’ parent company sues Upper Deck over distribution policy

Posted on July 21, 2011 – 11:17 am Author: chrisolds

Blowout Cards’ parent company, Frontline Collectibles, counter-sued Upper Deck in a U.S. District Court on Wednesday, alleging that the Carlsbad, Calif.-based card company’s distribution policies introduced earlier this year are illegal under antitrust laws and have “manipulated the pricing of its products” and “have harmed and continue to harm competition for the sale of hobby sports trading cards.”