Category Archives: Box Busters & Ripping Retail

Box Busters: 2015 Topps football cards

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Join Beckett Football‘s Justin Grunert and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2015 Topps in this latest edition of Box Busters.

What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

Box Busters: 2015 Topps Apex soccer cards

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Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly‘s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into boxes of 2015 Topps Apex soccer cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.

What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

Tweeting Retail: 2015 Topps Chrome hanger box

Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds busted a hanger box of 2015 Topps Chrome … and here are the results. Read More »

Box Busters: 2015 Panini Immaculate Collection baseball cards

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Join Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into a box of 2015 Panini Immaculate Collection in this latest edition of Box Busters.

What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

Box Busters: 2014-15 Panini Gala basketball cards

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Join Beckett Basketball‘s Brian Fleischer and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2014-15 Panini Gala in this latest edition of Box Busters.

What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

Box Busters: 2015 Topps Chrome baseball cards

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Join Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into boxes of 2015 Topps Chrome in this latest edition of Box Busters.

What will they find inside? How hot will their boxes be? Watch and find out …

Tweeting Retail: 2015 Bowman baseball cards

Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds ripped a blaster box of 2015 Bowman baseball cards … here are the results. Read More »

Box Busters: 2015 Certified football cards

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Join Beckett Football‘s Justin Grunert and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2015 Certified in this episode of Box Busters. 

What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

Tweet-break: 2012 Panini Golden Age baseball cards

Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds ripped a box of 2012 Panini Golden Age baseball cards on Thursday night and here are the results … after the jump. Read More »

Tweeting Retail: 2015 Topps WWE Road to WrestleMania

What did Beckett Sports Card Monthly‘s Chris Olds find when he ripped into a blaster box of 2015 Topps WWE Road to WrestleMania cards? Check it all out … after the jump.  Read More »

Box Busters: 2014-15 Ultimate Collection hockey

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Join Beckett Hockey‘s Eric Norton and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2014-15 Ultimate Collection in this latest episode of Box Busters.

What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

Box Busters: 2015 Panini Prestige football cards

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Join Beckett Football’s Chris Olds and Dan Hitt as they rip into a box of 2015 Panini Prestige in this latest episode of Box Busters.

What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose … sometimes you get Peanuts Lowrey

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By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor | Commentary

It’s no secret to most of us that the online world has changed how we collect our cardboard.

Whether we hunt or jettison our cards in cyberspace often depends on what we collect — the newest stuff can be found in a few ways but the older stuff not so much. On top of accessibility and availability, trends such as group-breaking have made our hobby even more possible at times when they think they might not be. Sometimes, they lead to big wins and surprises out of packs. Sometimes they lead to nothing out of packs. That’s just how it is.

Last night, though, I tried a different type of online break for the first time — a vintage baseball card set break via BlowoutTV, the breaking presence for Blowout Cards, which handles these events on its forum. How? It was as simple as seeing a tweet and making a decision — and then waiting to see the results. The set? The classic 1954 Topps release with every card PSA graded with an average grade of about 5.8 for all 250 cards. The key guys in that one? Rookie Cards of Hank Aaron and Ernie Banks, though there are many other familiar names and Hall of Famers to be found.

The stakes? Not as high as you might think.

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Ripping Retail: 2015 Topps Chrome WWE

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Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly‘s Chris Olds as he rips into a pair of 2015 Topps WWE Chrome blaster boxes in this latest Ripping Retail video.

What will he find inside? Watch and find out …

Ripping Retail Retro: 1991 Topps baseball cards

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Join Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds as he rips into a box of 1991 Topps in this latest Ripping Retail Retro video.

Of 25 Atlanta Braves cards in the box, how many will be Chipper Jones Rookie Cards? Watch and find out …

Box Busters Retro: 2012 Panini Cooperstown baseball

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Join Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds as he turns back the clock three years to rip a box of 2012 Panini Cooperstown in this latest Box Busters Retro video.

What will he find inside? Watch and find out …

Box Busters: 2015-16 Upper Deck MVP hockey cards

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Join Beckett Hockey‘s Eric Norton and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2015-16 Upper Deck MVP in this latest edition of Box Busters.

What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

Box Busters: 2014-15 UD Premier hockey cards

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Join Beckett Hockey‘s Eric Norton and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2014-15 UD Premier in this latest edition of Box Busters.

What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

Ripping Retail Retro: 1993 Topps Series 1 baseball

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Join Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds as he rips into a box of 1993 Topps Series 1 — home of the Derek Jeter Rookie Card — in this latest Ripping Retail Retro video.

What will he find inside? Watch and find out …

 

Box Busters: 2015 Topps Allen & Ginter baseball

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Join Beckett Baseball‘s Brian Fleischer and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2015 Topps Allen & Ginter in this latest edition of Box Busters.

What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

Ripping Retail: What’s inside a 1986-87 Fleer basketball pack?

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Beckett Media’s Chris Olds caught up with collector Dylan Whitford to rip a pack of the iconic 1986-87 Fleer basketball set — home of the Michael Jordan Rookie Card.

Will he land one? Watch and find out …

Media break adds Chicago buzz + win Olds’ stuff

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By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor | Commentary

The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.

That’s how I’d describe the Media Break Wednesday evening at the National Sports Collectors Convention where I was among a panel of 10 media members — two from within the hobby and eight luminaries from the Chicago sports scene — were witnesses to a group break.

We got the swag — and in my case the winnings will be yours.

Five boxes of 2014 Panini Playbook were ripped and three teams assigned per person. My teams? The hometown Chicago Bears, the Cleveland Browns and the San Diego Chargers.

My competition? A who’s who of Chicago Media — Emmy winner Chet Coppock, former Chicago Bears quarterback Bobby Douglas, ESPN 1000’s Chuck Swirsky, Fox Sports Chicago’s Gerald Clarke, fellow hobby media member Rich Mueller, the Mancow Muller Show’s Al Roker Jr., the Chicago Mustangs’ Taylor Bond, Chicago rock legend Jimy Sohns and CSN Chicago’s Luke Stuckmeyer.

In other words, it was a who’s who and I was the “Who?” …

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Making a $100,000 case for vintage at the National

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Reed Kasaoka of Baseball Card Exchange talks about a vintage case — one that’s not as old as you might think — with a six-figure price tag at the National Sports Collectors Convention.

It’s not sold yet, but there’s already at least one interested buyer.

 

Dare to Tear: Ripping a 2015 Topps Allen & Ginter Double Rip Card

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Would you dare to tear? Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds rips his 2015 Topps Allen & Ginter Double Rip Card in this tear-worthy Box Busters video.

What will he find inside? Watch and find out …

Get the back story on this card — and his stance on the whole ripping debate — here.

Box Busters: 2015 Panini Clear Vision football cards

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Join Beckett Football’s Chris Olds and Justin Grunert as they rip into boxes of 2015 Panini Clear Vision in this latest edition of Box Busters.

What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

 

Box Busters: 2015 Panini NFL Sticker Collection

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Join Beckett Football’Chris Olds and Justin Grunert as they rip into boxes of 2015 Panini NFL Sticker Collection in this latest edition of Box Busters.

What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

Box Busters: 2014-15 Panini Excalibur basketball

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Join Beckett Basketball‘s Eric Norton and Chris Olds as they rip into premium boxes of 2014-15 Panini Excalibur in this latest edition of Box Busters.

What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

Box Busters: 2015 Panini Cooperstown baseball

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Join Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds and Justin Grunert as they rip into boxes of 2015 Panini Cooperstown in this latest edition of Box Busters.

What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

Ripping Retail: 2015 Topps Allen & Ginter baseball

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Join Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds as he rips into a blaster box of 2015 Topps Allen & Ginter in this latest episode of Ripping Retail.

What will he find inside? Watch and find out …

Box Busters Retro: 2006 Playoff Contenders football cards

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Beckett Sports Card Monthly‘s Chris Olds joins Reed Kasaoka of Baseball Card Exchange to open boxes of 2006 Playoff Contenders cards in this latest Box Busters Retro video.

What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

Box Busters: 2015 Bowman Inception baseball cards

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Join Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into boxes of 2015 Bowman Inception in this latest episode of Box Busters.

What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

Box Busters: 2015 Fleer Retro Marvel cards

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Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly‘s Chris Olds and Matt Bible as they rip into boxes of 2015 Fleer Retro Marvel cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.

What will they find inside? Watch and find out.

Plus, answer the following question and you could win the Ant-Man sketch card from the video: What would you do or where would you go if you could make yourself small? Leave a comment below. A winner will be selected before Aug. 1.

Box Busters: 2015 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions

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Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly‘s Chris Olds and Justin Grunert as they rip into boxes of 2015 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions in this latest edition of Box Busters.

What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

Box Busters: 2014-15 SP Authentic hockey cards

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Join Beckett Hockey‘s Eric Norton and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2014-15 SP Authentic in this latest edition of Box Busters.

What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

Look for a historic Box Busters — 1993 MTG Alpha — soon

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By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst | Commentary

On Monday, Beckett Media will bear witness to a monumental occasion.

Magic The Gathering super collector Adam Cai will be breaking open a starter deck from the 1993 MTG Alpha series on a special edition of Box Busters. He will be doing so on behalf of Preston Cordy of Cardhaus Games (check out the official website here).

Magic The Gathering cards debuted in 1993 with three separate series: Alpha, Beta and Unlimited. The three sets paralleled each other and maintain their own distinctive appearance and value.

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