Category Archives: Boxing

Superman vs. Muhammad Ali Comic Getting the Action Figure Treatment from NECA

Posted on Monday July 25th, 2016 – 01:46 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The classic Superman vs. Muhammad Ali comic is being turned into a pair of stylized action figures from NECA. Get details and images of the two-pack.

12 Vintage Muhammad Ali Cards You Might Not Have Seen Before

Posted on Monday June 6th, 2016 – 01:57 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details and gallery of several of the best vintage Muhammad Ali cards and why it’s tough to define which one is a rookie card. See his early cards from around the world.

RIP Muhammad Ali

Posted on Friday June 3rd, 2016 – 11:43 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Thanks, Champ!

2016 Leaf Muhammad Ali Immortal Collection Gets the Legend Back in the Boxing Card Ring

Posted on Wednesday May 4th, 2016 – 12:47 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2016 Leaf Muhammad Ali Immortal Collection is a high-end set dedicated to the legend. Get full details on the set, hobby box breakdown and release date.

We need more collectibles for classic sports video games

Posted on Thursday January 21st, 2016 – 02:25 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Mike Tyson’s Punch Out!! and Tecmo Bowl are just a couple of the classic video games many of us grew up playing. Where are the collectibles to go with them?

Beckett Slam-O-Ween 2015

Posted on Wednesday September 16th, 2015 – 08:45 AM Author: Matt Bible

By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst As the non-sports and gaming analyst, it’s always fun to collaborate with my fellow analysts about future projects and giveaways. We are always brainstorming to come up with fun and exciting contests and giveaways for the collector. Beckett most recently promoted our inaugural Month of Marvel in […]

Sylvester Stallone autos coming in Allen & Ginter

Posted on Thursday May 14th, 2015 – 01:00 PM Author: chrisolds

Topps revealed on Thursday that Sylvester Stallone will be signing cards for the 10th edition of the retro-styled baseball card set that includes other notables in the sports world.

Muhammad Ali’s gloves from famed fight open at $500,000

Posted on Tuesday February 10th, 2015 – 11:51 AM Author: chrisolds

The gloves worn by the world’s most-iconic athlete in one of the most-controversial fights of his career that spawned arguably the greatest sports photograph ever are on the auction block via Dallas, Texas-based Heritage Auctions.

Show Recap: Toronto Expo Edition

Posted on Monday November 10th, 2014 – 08:49 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Another successful Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo came to a close Sunday evening and thousands of hockey collectors from all over have gone home after three days of hunting for cards and collectibles at the International Centre in Toronto. Beckett Media was once again on hand for this semi-annual […]

AT THE NATIONAL: A post-show mega-gallery

Posted on Monday August 13th, 2012 – 09:49 PM Author: chrisolds

It’s just a small glimpse at much of what was seen at the show.

AT THE NATIONAL: Evander Holyfield’s estate up for auction

Posted on Saturday August 4th, 2012 – 01:00 PM Author: Susan Lulgjuraj

BALTIMORE – As first-timers to the National Sports Collectors Convention, Julien’s Auctions are showing up with the real deal.

The NSCC: Who’s signing in Baltimore this year?

Posted on Monday June 18th, 2012 – 11:57 AM Author: chrisolds

Here’s the lineup of signers for the National Sports Collectors Convention.

How did your dad pass the trading card torch?

Posted on Monday June 11th, 2012 – 04:59 PM Author: Admin

With Father’s Day coming up, we’d like to invite collectors to share their dad-related hobby memories

TRISTAR will open retail store in Las Vegas

Posted on Sunday April 22nd, 2012 – 12:16 PM Author: chrisolds

TRISTAR is hoping a new venture in Vegas is a jackpot.

First look: 2012 Upper Deck All-Time Greats Sports Edition

Posted on Friday March 30th, 2012 – 01:24 PM Author: Susan Lulgjuraj

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor The best of the best. The greatest athletes of generations are making their way into an Upper Deck set featuring men and women at the top of their games. Upper Deck was very select in picking the athletes to appear in 2012 All-Time Great Sports Edition. Just 20 superstars […]

Bert Sugar’s influence seen far away from just boxing … try baseball card collecting

Posted on Tuesday March 27th, 2012 – 06:44 PM Author: chrisolds

Boxing fans know Bert Sugar as an eccentrically dressed icon, a Hall of Fame writer, a character.

Upper Deck signs Mike Tyson to autograph and memorabilia deal

Posted on Monday March 26th, 2012 – 08:00 PM Author: Susan Lulgjuraj

Mike Tyson is getting in the ring with Upper Deck.

First look: Sportskings Series E

Posted on Monday March 19th, 2012 – 08:48 AM Author: Susan Lulgjuraj

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor Sports Kings LLP is gearing up for another release this spring with Sportskings Series E, a high-end product featuring athletes across a broad range of sports. Each box – with a pre-release price around $100 – contains five cards: three base (including random minis), one base with a premium […]

Hobby Challenge: Make fun of your collection

Posted on Tuesday February 21st, 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 Tuesday February 14th, 2012 – 12:47 PM Author: chrisolds

What’s your favorite autograph (and why)?

Boxing loses a legend — Joe Frazier dead at 67

Posted on Tuesday November 8th, 2011 – 09:33 AM Author: Susan Lulgjuraj

The boxing community lost one of its greatest fighters on Monday with the death of Smokin’ Joe Frazier.

Box Busters: Ringside Boxing Round 2

Posted on Thursday August 11th, 2011 – 03:12 PM Author: chrisolds

Join Beckett Media’s Chris Olds and Bryan Hornbeck as they rip into a pair of Ringside Boxing Round 2 boxes in this latest edition of Box Busters.

First two Allen & Ginter Manny Pacquiao autograph sales pack serious punch

Posted on Wednesday July 13th, 2011 – 08:54 PM Author: chrisolds

More than a few collectors might be seeking Manny Pacquiao’s first certified autograph out of packs of 2011 Topps Allen & Ginter.

And in this corner: Ringside Boxing Round Two

Posted on Wednesday July 6th, 2011 – 03:31 PM Author: Admin

By Andrew Tolentino | BSCM Editor Last year, Creative Cardboard Concepts (mostly comprised of the makers of In The Game) ended a 15-year drought for stand-alone boxing products with its Ringside Boxing Round One  release. This year, the multi-faceted collectibles company will follow up in true Rocky-esque fashion. The manufacturer revealed today that Ringside Boxing […]

The National: Plans are starting to come together

Posted on Tuesday June 21st, 2011 – 02:16 PM Author: chrisolds

While The Show Issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly is still in production, an A-List autograph guest was announced by TRISTAR on Tuesday — one that prompted an immediate re-write of the five autographs to get rundown of guests at the show.

Muhammad Ali’s autograph cards floating like a butterfly, stinging like a bee

Posted on Wednesday April 6th, 2011 – 01:16 PM Author: chrisolds

If we could hear Muhammad Ali now, he might be saying “I’m gonna float like a butterfly, sting like a bee … and ain’t nobody selling cards quite like me.”