Category Archives: Soccer

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

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)?

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

000000 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 […]

First look: 2011 SP Game-Used Soccer

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

000000 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 […]

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.”

Upper Deck announces plans for the National filled with autographs and giveaways

Posted on July 19, 2011 – 9:13 am Author: Susan Lulgjuraj

VIPs and other collectors can land some great exclusive Upper Deck products at the National Sports Collectors Convention from August 3-7.

U.S. Women’s National Team kicks it into high gear

Posted on July 12, 2011 – 4:12 pm Author: chrisolds

The U.S. women don’t appear on many trading cards, but thanks to some foresight by Donruss in 2008 and Upper Deck’s push to add cards from the Women’s Professional Soccer to its MLS products, they’ve got more than you might think.

Upper Deck to send a collector to MLS All-Star Game

Posted on July 6, 2011 – 8:27 am Author: Susan Lulgjuraj

With soccer taking the forefront in the sports world right now with the Women’s World Cup underway and Major League Soccer’s All-Star game drawing near, Upper Deck is taking the opportunity to reward one lucky fan.

Box Busters: 2011 Upper Deck MLS Soccer cards

Posted on May 5, 2011 – 9:08 am Author: chrisolds

Join Beckett Media’s Dave Sliepka, Andrew Tolentino and Brian Fleischer as they rip into a pair of 2011 Upper Deck Soccer boxes in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Upper Deck Authenticated lands Landon Donovan

Posted on April 20, 2011 – 6:27 pm Author: Susan Lulgjuraj

000000 By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor One of the most widely known American soccer stars is coming to Upper Deck. Landon Donovan has signed to be a spokesperson with the company. Donovan already has game-used memorabilia and autographs cards in soccer products, but his signature is coming to Upper Deck Authenticated. And it looks […]

Could Ochocinco appear on a soccer card?

Posted on March 25, 2011 – 12:59 pm Author: Admin

According to a recently-released Espn.com news item and the following video from the foxsports YouTube channel, the loudmouthed Bengals receiver started a four-day trial with MLS team Sporting Kansas City earlier this week.