Category Archives: Box Busters & Ripping Retail

Box Busters: 2015 SAGE HIT Low Series football

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Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly‘s Chris Olds as he rips into a box of 2015 SAGE HIT Low Series football cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.

What will he find inside? A whopping 10 autographs for starters …

Box Busters: 2014 Panini Spectra football cards

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Join Beckett Football‘s Dan Hitt and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2014 Panini Spectra in this latest edition of Box Busters.

What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

Contest time: We’ll be giving away one card from each box at some point. Tell us in the comments below which ones you think should be given away …

Box Busters Preview: 2015 Topps Heritage + links

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Join Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds as he rips into two boxes of 2015 Topps Heritage in this Box Busters Preview video.

What will he find inside? Watch and find out …

MORE HERITAGE

ERRORS: Click here to see confirmed error and traded-player variations. (Will update as confirmed.)

VISUAL GUIDE: Click here to see who has action photo, retro photo or color swap variations. (Will update as confirmed.)

WITH GUM? Topps puts bubble gum back into packs … sort of

20 QUESTIONS: Read & react to Topps Heritage here

WALL ART: Heritage goes big-time day after release

Box Busters: 2015 Topps Star Wars Rebels

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Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly‘s Chris Olds and Matt Bible as they rip into boxes of 2015 Topps Star Wars Rebels in this latest edition of Box Busters.

What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

Contest: How can you win a box? Tell us what you think of the product in a comment below. We’ll select one winner at random from all entries received before March 20.

Box Busters: 2015 Topps WWE + win our kiss card

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

What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

Contest: Tell us what you think of 2015 Topps WWE in the comments below for a shot at winning our kiss card. We’ll select a winner at random from all entries received before March 20.

Box Busters: 2014-15 Upper Deck Series 2 hockey

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Join Beckett Hockey‘s Eric Norton and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2014-15 Upper Deck Series 2 in this latest edition of Box Busters.

What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

Box Busters: 2014-15 Donruss basketball cards

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Join Beckett Basketball‘s Derek Ficken and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2014-15 Donruss in this latest edition of Box Busters.

What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

Note: Save your wrappers — Panini America has a redemption program planned.

Box Busters: 2014 Topps Fire football cards

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Join Beckett Football‘s Chris Olds and Justin Grunert as they rip into boxes of 2014 Topps Fire in this latest edition of Box Busters.

What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

Box Busters: 2014-15 SPx hockey cards

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

What will they find inside? Watch and find out … Read More »

Box Busters: 2015 Topps Series 1 baseball

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Join Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into a box of 2015 Topps Series 1  in latest edition of Box Busters.

What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

HANDY LINKS: 2015 TOPPS

Visual Guide: Short-printed photo variations and Sparkles

First Pitch celebrity cards

Box Busters Preview video 

Card gallery

First Look (debut story from August)

Beckett Online Price Guide/Organize

Beckett Marketplace

Box Busters: 2014-15 Upper Deck NCAA March Madness Collection

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Join Beckett Basketball‘s Derek Ficken and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2014-15 Upper Deck NCAA March Madness Collection in this latest edition of Box Busters.

What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

Box Busters Preview: 2015 Topps Series 1

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Join Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds as he rips into a box of 2015 Topps Series 1 on opening day for the product in this preview edition of Box Busters.

What will he find inside? Watch and find out …

 

Box Busters: 2014-15 Upper Deck Trilogy hockey

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

What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

Box Busters: 2014-15 SPx basketball cards

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Join Beckett Basketball‘s Derek Ficken and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2014-15 SPx in this latest edition of Box Busters.

What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

Box Busters: 2014-15 Panini Gold Standard

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Join Beckett Basketball‘s Chris Olds and Derek Ficken as they rip into boxes of 2014-15 Panini Gold Standard in this latest edition of Box Busters.

What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

Box Busters: 2014 Elite Extra Edition baseball

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Join Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into boxes of 2014 Elite Extra Edition from Panini America in this latest edition of Box Busters.

What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

Box Busters: 2014 Bowman Chrome football

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Join Beckett Football’s Dan Hitt and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2014 Bowman Chrome in this latest edition of Box Busters.

What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

Box Busters: 2014 Upper Deck USA Football

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Join Beckett Football‘s Justin Grunert and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2014 Upper Deck USA Football in this latest edition of Box Busters.

What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

Box Busters: 2014-15 SP Game-used Edition hockey

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

What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

Box Busters: 2014 Bowman Sterling baseball cards

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Join Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into boxes of 2014 Bowman Sterling in this latest edition of Box Busters.

What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

Box Busters: 2014-15 Panini Court Kings

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Join Beckett Basketball‘s Chris Olds and Derek Ficken as they rip into a box of 2014-15 Panini Court Kings in this latest edition of Box Busters.

What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

Box Busters: 2014 Topps Five Star baseball cards

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Join Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds and Derek Ficken as they rip into a box of 2014 Topps Five Star in this latest edition of Box Busters.

What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

 

Box Busters: 2014 Panini Contenders football

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Join Beckett Football‘s Chris Olds and Dan Hitt as they rip into a box of 2014 Panini Contenders in this latest edition of Box Busters.

What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

Box Busters: 2014 Topps Strata football

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Join Beckett Football‘s Chris Olds and Dan Hitt as they rip into a box of 2014 Topps Strata in this latest edition of Box Busters.

What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

Box Busters: 2014 Panini Absolute football cards

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Join Beckett Football‘s Justin Grunert and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2014 Panini Absolute in this latest edition of Box Busters.

What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

Box Busters: 2014-15 Panini Paramount basketball

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Join Beckett Basketball‘s Derek Ficken and Chris Olds as they rip into a box of 2014-15 Panini Paramount in this latest edition of Box Busters.

What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

Box Busters: 2014 Panini National Treasures baseball

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Join Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into boxes of 2014 Panini National Treasures in this latest edition of Box Busters.

What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

Sunday Conversation: Group-breaker Chad Redfern

Firehand

 

By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor

Chad Redfern is a major group-breaker based in Encino, Calif., and owner of FireHand SportsCards. We caught up with him for a brief Q&A about group-breaking in this latest Sunday Conversation. 

His breaks business began as a hobby back in 2008, though he’s been a collector for years. Here’s his take on a few things when it comes to the world of group-breaking.

 

How important do you feel group-breaking is in today’s card landscape?
I think group-breaking has become an invaluable part of the card world today. I believe that more wax is being ripped now than ever before because of the affordability that group breaking brings to collectors. Like any other online shopping, the online group-break brings instant gratification to collectors without having to leave the comfort of their own home. People who don’t have a local card shop now have a place to buy cards 24 hours a day, seven days a week. I have heard brick-and-mortar shops say that the online breakers are hurting their business, but I don’t believe that is the case. The card landscape is evolving and moving a lot toward online buying and selling. There are many shops that have embraced this and jumped on board and then there are many shops who refuse to change with the times. I think that group-breaks can be a great tool for brick-and-mortar shops to both bring people into their stores for in-person breaks and to move product should they decide to go online with it. I have had countless people tell me that they watched my online breaks and decided to go to their local card shop the next day and buy the product that I was opening. Being able to see an entire case of product get ripped gives collectors a true view of what they can expect from that product and help them make the decision of whether or not they want to buy a box. With all that being said, not all collectors like to be on the breaking side of the spectrum. Many collectors just buy singles on the secondary market or are set-builders. I believe that the group-breaking is also making more cards available to those collectors just based upon how much of the product is being opened.

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Box Busters: 2014-15 Topps Premiere Gold soccer

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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.

What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

Box Busters: 2014 Topps Triple Threads football

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Join Beckett Football‘s Justin Grunert and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2014 Topps Triple Threads in this latest edition of Box Busters.

What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

Box Busters: 2014 Select football cards

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Join Beckett Football‘s Justin Grunert and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2014 Select in this latest edition of Box Busters.

What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

Box Busters: 2014 SP Authentic football cards

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Join Beckett Football‘s Justin Grunert and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2014 SP Authentic in this latest edition of Box Busters.

What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

 

Box Busters: 2014 Topps Platinum football cards

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Join Beckett Football‘s Justin Grunert and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2014 Topps Platinum in this latest edition of Box Busters.

What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

 

Box Busters: 2014 Bowman Sterling football cards

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Join Beckett Football‘s Justin Grunert and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2014 Bowman Sterling in this latest edition of Box Busters.

What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

 

Box Busters: 2014 Topps Chrome football cards

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Join Beckett Football‘s Chris Olds and Justin Grunert as they rip into boxes of 2014 Topps Chrome in this latest edition of Box Busters.

What will they find inside? Watch and find out …