Category Archives: First Look

Get ready for lots of lumber with 2016-17 In The Game Stickwork Hockey

Posted on Friday March 24th, 2017 – 07:04 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor The hockey stick can be a thing of beauty when pieces of it appear in a card, and collectors have long coveted shards from the tools used by their heroes to score and even prevent goals. Several years ago, a line dedicated to these pieces of lumber was […]

2016-17 Leaf Best of Basketball to deliver premium buybacks

Posted on Wednesday March 22nd, 2017 – 11:03 AM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor One of the most popular repack products in the hobby is back again for this season and collectors should expect some major hits when breaking open 2016-17 Leaf Best of Basketball. Expected to be released later this Spring, each pack will contain one premium buyback card along with […]

Kickstarter Spotlight: 2017 Sidekick Labs Creeping Flesh Trading Cards

Posted on Wednesday March 22nd, 2017 – 09:45 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Sidekick Labs Creeping Flesh trading cards details. The Kickstarter-funded project includes monster art by Dan Brereton.

2017 Panini Elite Draft Picks Football Offers a Pre-Draft Primer

Posted on Wednesday March 22nd, 2017 – 03:22 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Panini Elite Draft Picks Football kicks off a new card season. Get checklist details, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

2017 Panini Diamond Kings Baseball Checklist Channels the Art of the Game

Posted on Tuesday March 21st, 2017 – 07:02 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Panini Diamond Kings Baseball checklist features current and retired players with an artistic look. Get details, box breakdown, release date and more.

2017 Rittenhouse James Bond Archives: Final Edition Trading Cards Include Big-Name Signatures

Posted on Tuesday March 21st, 2017 – 02:48 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Rittenhouse James Bond Archives Final Edition trading cards checklist includes several marquee autographs from the franchise’s history. Get details, release date and more.

2016-17 Panini Aficionado Basketball Checklist Looks to Capitalize on 90s Nostalgia

Posted on Tuesday March 21st, 2017 – 01:14 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

2016-17 Panini Aficionado Basketball checklist, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

2017 Topps Mars Attacks: The Revenge! Trading Cards Strike in Factory Set Form

Posted on Tuesday March 21st, 2017 – 01:08 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Mars Attacks: The Revenge! brings back the iconic Martians for more pulp mayhem. Get full checklist details, box set breakdown, release date and more.

2017 Score Football Features a Big Checklist with Lots of Rookies

Posted on Monday March 20th, 2017 – 05:12 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Score Football is the first full NFL release of the season. Get checklist details, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

2017 Topps Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trading Cards Lay Groundwork for Episode VIII

Posted on Monday March 20th, 2017 – 03:58 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Topps Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi checklist lays the groundwork for Episode VIII. Get details, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

2017 SAGE Hit Premier Draft High Series Football Continues Where the First Set Left Off

Posted on Monday March 20th, 2017 – 02:56 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 SAGE Hit Premier Draft High Series checklist and details. Expanding on the Low Series, new players are added. With hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

2017 Leaf History of Baseball Cut Signature Edition Details

Posted on Monday March 20th, 2017 – 02:07 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Leaf History of Baseball Cut Signature Edition details, hobby box breakdown, release date and more. Every card is a framed cut autograph.

2017 Topps Now World Baseball Classic Ins and Outs

Posted on Monday March 20th, 2017 – 11:49 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Topps Now World Baseball Classic checklist, print runs and other details for the print-on-demand release.

2017 Topps Now Spring Training Baseball Highlights Moments from MLB’s Preseason

Posted on Saturday March 18th, 2017 – 09:36 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Topps Now Spring Training Baseball checklist, print runs and other details. The set highlights moments from baseball’s preseason games.

2017 Upper Deck Goon: Last of the Enforcers Trading Cards Offer Up a Doug Glatt “Rookie Card”

Posted on Friday March 17th, 2017 – 08:24 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Upper Deck Goon: Last of the Enforcers trading cards checklist, gallery and details. Find out how the promo set was handed out and more.

2017 Topps Archives Signature Series Baseball Shifts Focus to Active Players

Posted on Friday March 17th, 2017 – 02:43 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Topps Archives Signature Series Baseball features an autographed buyback card per box from an active player. Get details, release date and more.

2016-17 Panini Select Basketball Checklist Lets Collectors Chase the Rainbow

Posted on Friday March 17th, 2017 – 12:01 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

Get the full 2016-17 Panini Select Basketball checklist, details, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

2017 Leaf Metal Draft Football Highlights Incoming Rookies with On-Card Signatures

Posted on Friday March 17th, 2017 – 11:42 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Leaf Metal Draft Football checklist highlights the incoming rookie class, all with on-card autographs. Get details, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

2016-17 Panini Threads Basketball returns to hobby shops

Posted on Friday March 17th, 2017 – 11:40 AM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor Fans of one of Panini America’s long-running brands are about to find it at their hobby shop once again with the upcoming release of 2016-17 Panini Threads Basketball. Last year, Threads was exclusive to Target stores and its return to traditional card stores will include one autograph and […]

2017 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions Heads to Oz, Outer Space and Beyond

Posted on Thursday March 16th, 2017 – 06:28 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions checklist is both deep and varied. Get a detailed look at what to expect, box breakdown, release date and more.

2016-17 O-Pee-Chee Platinum Hockey Checklist Has Plenty of Parallels and Autographs

Posted on Thursday March 16th, 2017 – 01:06 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

2016-17 O-Pee-Chee Platinum Hockey checklist, team set lists, details, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

2017 Panini Stars and Stripes Baseball Checklist Showcases Past and Present National Team Stars

Posted on Tuesday March 14th, 2017 – 01:34 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Panini Stars and Stripes Baseball checklist highlights past and present national team stars. Get the full checklist, a hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

2017 Topps Now MLS Soccer Sees On-Demand Line Return for a Second Season

Posted on Monday March 13th, 2017 – 09:51 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Get a full 2017 Topps Now MLS checklist complete with print runs for specific cards, image gallery and other details for the print-on-demand soccer cards.

2017 Leaf Draft Football Checklist and Details

Posted on Saturday March 11th, 2017 – 01:23 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Leaf Draft Football checklist, details, box breakdown and release date. The retail-focused set has more than 150 autographs on its checklist.

2017 Topps Stadium Club MLS Soccer Cards Are Big on Photos, Small on Frills

Posted on Saturday March 11th, 2017 – 01:01 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Topps Stadium Club MLS checklist is a relatively simple one focused on photos. Get details, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

2016-17 Topps Now Premier League Soccer Checklist

Posted on Saturday March 11th, 2017 – 08:20 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2016-17 Topps Now Premier League Soccer checklist, print runs, details, gallery and everything else you need to know about the print-on-demand release.

Big hits are on the way with 2016-17 Panini National Treasures Basketball

Posted on Friday March 10th, 2017 – 03:42 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor When a trading card manufacturer develops a premium or high-end brand, it does require a bit of regular innovation and change to remain fresh with collectors as time goes on. In the case of Panini America‘s National Treasures, the 2016-17 edition has a few new ideas in store […]

2017 Panini Instant Nascar Racing Cards Checklist and Details

Posted on Friday March 10th, 2017 – 01:03 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

See the 2017 Panini Instant Nascar checklist and other details for the print-on-demand racing cards. New cards are added regularly throughout the Nascar season.

2017 Topps Throwback Thursday Baseball Makes New from Old

Posted on Friday March 10th, 2017 – 12:40 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Topps Throwback Thursday Baseball checklist and print runs. The online-exclusive mashes up old designs with new concepts. Each week is a new set.

2016-17 Panini Prestige Basketball Checklist

Posted on Thursday March 9th, 2017 – 12:05 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

Get the full 2016-17 Panini Prestige Basketball checklist, hobby box breakdown, release date and more. The product returns to hobby shops after a couple years as a retail-exclusive.

2017 Panini Instant Football Debuts at the NFL Combine with On-Demand Cards, Early Autographs

Posted on Wednesday March 8th, 2017 – 09:08 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Get the 2017 Panini Instant Football checklist, set and autograph details, print runs and much more. This is the second season for the print-on-demand line.

2017 Topps Twitster Trading Cards Let Loose on a Certain Twitter Account

Posted on Wednesday March 8th, 2017 – 01:49 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Topps Twitster is an online-exclusive set of trading cards spoofing Donald Trump’s Twitter account. Get the checklist, print runs and more.

2016 Panini Encased Football Includes a Graded Autograph Per Box

Posted on Wednesday March 8th, 2017 – 12:20 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2016 Panini Encased Football includes a graded autograph per box. Get checklist details, release date, hobby box breakdown and more.

2017 Topps Opening Day Baseball Checklist Digs Into Ballpark Eats and Baseball Fun

Posted on Wednesday March 8th, 2017 – 11:02 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Topps Opening Day Baseball checklist features a simple mix of base cards and ballpark fun. Get the full checklist, team set lists, release date and more.

2017 SAGE Hit Premier Draft Low Series Football Has 15 Autographs Per Hobby Box

Posted on Wednesday March 8th, 2017 – 09:51 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 SAGE Hit Premier Draft Low Series Football features 15 autographs per hobby box. Get details, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.