Category Archives: First Look

Reconfigured 2017-18 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Basketball gives an early look at incoming rookies

Posted on Friday July 21st, 2017 – 01:40 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

00000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor With a new configuration that boasts an autograph in every pack on average, 2017-18 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Basketball is going to burst on the scene just before the new NBA season begins. Collectors can once again expect some early cardboard from the latest draft picks and […]

2017 Topps GPK/Wacky Packages Summer Comic Convention Set Aims at ’80s Pop Culture

Posted on Thursday July 20th, 2017 – 03:18 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

00000 San Diego Comic-Con is upon us. That means tens of thousands of people descending on the city to celebrate comics and the much larger realm of pop culture. Of course, there’s expected the usual mix of big-name panels, trailers and other geek-centric news. The 2017 Topps GPK/Wacky Packages Summer Comic Convention mini set spoofs […]

2017 Topps On-Demand Checklist and Details

Posted on Thursday July 20th, 2017 – 11:01 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Topps On-Demand is a series of online exclusives, which kicked off with a small Star Wars – May the 4th release. Get checklists, details and more.

2017 Leaf Pop Century Checklist Includes Autographs from Hollywood Stars, Recently Passed Icons

Posted on Thursday July 20th, 2017 – 09:47 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Leaf Pop Century checklist highlights autographs from a variety of celebrities. Get the full checklist, details, hobby box breakdown, short prints, release date and more.

2017 Topps Now Doctor Who Trading Cards Offered for a Limited Time at an Exclusive Online Space

Posted on Wednesday July 19th, 2017 – 02:41 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Topps Now Doctor Who trading cards invade the print-on-demand realm. Get a checklist, gallery, print runs and other key details for the set.

2017 Topps Now Preacher Season 2 Trading Cards Offer Episode-by-Episode Recaps, Add Costume Cards

Posted on Wednesday July 19th, 2017 – 07:18 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Topps Now Preacher Season 2 offers on-demand, limited trading cards after each episode airs. Get the checklist, costume card info, print runs and other details.

2017 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball Checklist Abides

Posted on Tuesday July 18th, 2017 – 04:28 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball checklist features a mix of baseball players and oddities. Get the full checklist, team set lists, release date, a box breakdown & more.

2017 Donruss Optic Baseball Blends Old-School with Chrome

Posted on Tuesday July 18th, 2017 – 11:27 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Donruss Optic Baseball checklist puts a chromium spin on the base version. Get the full checklist, team set lists, release date. hobby box breakdown and more.

2016-17 Panini Grand Reserve Basketball Checklist, Team Set Lists

Posted on Tuesday July 18th, 2017 – 10:25 AM Author: Stephen Laroche

The 2016-17 Panini Grand Reserve Basektball checklist is a mix of autographs, memorabilia and technology. Get the full checklist, team set lists, release date and more.

2017 Topps Now Baseball Cards Tell Season’s Story

Posted on Tuesday July 18th, 2017 – 10:08 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Topps Now Baseball checklist, print runs, details, Golden Ticket promotion info and everything else you need to know about the print-on-demand set.

2017 Onyx Platinum Elite Baseball Highlights Top Prospects, Reasonably Priced Autographs

Posted on Monday July 17th, 2017 – 05:16 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Onyx Platinum Elite Baseball checklist details, hobby box breakdown, release date and other info on the prospect-driven, autograph-heavy product.

2017 Panini Pantheon Football Features Metal, Memorabilia and Autographs – Checklist, Team Set Lists Are Up

Posted on Monday July 17th, 2017 – 02:18 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Much of the 2017 Panini Pantheon Football checklist highlights autographs and memorabilia. Get the full checklist, team set info, details, release date, a hobby box breakdown and more.

2017 Rittenhouse Women of Star Trek 50th Anniversary Trading Cards Include First Vanessa Williams Autograph Cards

Posted on Thursday July 13th, 2017 – 11:10 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Rittenhouse Women of Star Trek 50th Anniversary trading cards checklist looks at the ladies of all 5 shows. Get info, autographs, release date and more.

2017 Leaf Trinity Football Checklist Brings Back the Traditional Autograph Trifecta

Posted on Thursday July 13th, 2017 – 08:14 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Leaf Trinity Football checklist highlights three distinct styles of autographs. Get details on the set, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

2017 Topps Star Wars Galactic Files Reborn Trading Card Details

Posted on Wednesday July 12th, 2017 – 11:40 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Topps Star Wars Galactic Files Reborn delves deep into the characters with a massive checklist. Get details, release date, hobby box breakdown and more.

2017 Topps WWE Undisputed Checklist Continues to Stress Autographs

Posted on Wednesday July 12th, 2017 – 11:12 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Topps WWE Undisputed checklist continues to focus on autographs. Get the full checklist, details, hobby box breakdown, release dates and more.

2017 Panini Gold Standard Football Sees Brand Return to the Gridiron — Checklist and Team Sets Lists Posted

Posted on Wednesday July 12th, 2017 – 11:04 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Get the full 2017 Panini Gold Standard Football checklist, team set lists, hobby box breakdown, release date and other important product information.

Carryover rookies and fresh new stars on the way in 2017-18 Upper Deck Series One Hockey

Posted on Monday July 10th, 2017 – 05:59 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

00800 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor For many, hockey card season does not truly begin until Upper Deck releases its flagship brand each year in November with the latest crop of Young Guns Rookie Cards. It is a hobby tradition that continues to run strong and there is bound to be plenty of […]

2017 Panini Immaculate Baseball Brings Unique Memorabilia, More On-Card Autographs

Posted on Monday July 10th, 2017 – 04:48 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Panini Immaculate Baseball checklist is mostly autographs and memorabilia cards. Get details, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

2017 Topps Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trading Cards Breaks Down Episode 8

Posted on Monday July 10th, 2017 – 03:39 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Topps Star Wars: The Last Jedi trading cards checklist, details, hobby box breakdown, release date and other important info. The set covers the characters and story of the eighth episode.

2017 Panini Origins Football Brings Back Bold Designs, Rookie-Autograph Focus

Posted on Monday July 10th, 2017 – 01:37 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Get 2017 Panini Origins Football checklist details, hobby box breakdown, release date and more. Rookie autographs get the spotlight on much of the checklist.

2016-17 Topps Now WWE Checklist, Gallery and Everything Else About the Print-on-Demand Set

Posted on Monday July 10th, 2017 – 12:56 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Get full 2016-17 Topps Now WWE details including checklists, print runs and images. The set offers on-demand, online-exclusive cards for key events and matches.

2016-17 Panini Excalibur Basketball Checklist Sees New Crusades, Kaboom! Inserts

Posted on Monday July 10th, 2017 – 12:17 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

2016-17 Panini Excalibur Basketball checklist, team sets, release date, hobby box breakdown and more. The set includes the return of Kaboom and Crusade inserts.

2017 Panini Football Goes the Retail Route

Posted on Thursday July 6th, 2017 – 12:23 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Panini Football arrives as a retail-exclusive. Get the checklist, team set breakdowns, box info, release date and more.

2017 Upper Deck Marvel Premier Checklist Takes Comic Cards to the Top Tier Once More

Posted on Thursday July 6th, 2017 – 12:22 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Upper Deck Marvel Premier checklist features only super-premier trading cards. Get details, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

2017 Topps Stadium Club Baseball Fancies Photos with Hints of Chrome — See the Full Checklist, Team Set Lists

Posted on Wednesday July 5th, 2017 – 02:13 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Topps Stadium Club Baseball checklist focuses on strong photography. Get the full checklist, team set lists, details, release date, hobby box breakdown and more.

2017 Topps UK Cars 3 Trading Cards Checklist

Posted on Wednesday July 5th, 2017 – 09:19 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Get the full 2017 Topps UK Cars 3 trading card checklist and other key details for the set including Limited Edition cards.

2017 Topps Now Baseball All-Star Team Sets Come with Autograph Option

Posted on Monday July 3rd, 2017 – 04:12 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Topps Now Baseball All-Star Team Set checklist, autographs, details and more. Cards focus on the players voted into the game.

2017 Topps All-Star FanFest Exclusives

Posted on Monday July 3rd, 2017 – 01:54 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

Find out about the 2017 Topps All-Star FanFest baseball cards handed out exclusively at the event. Includes wrapper redemption details, checklist and more.

2017 Topps Tier One Baseball Checklist Sticks with What It Knows — Autographs and Memorabilia

Posted on Friday June 30th, 2017 – 10:12 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Topps Tier One Baseball checklist is strictly autographs and memorabilia cards. Get the full checklist, team set lists, release date, details on what to expect, hobby box breakdown and more.

2017 Upper Deck Spider-Man: Homecoming Retail Mixes the Movie and Comics

Posted on Thursday June 29th, 2017 – 05:31 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Upper Deck Spider-Man Homecoming Retail trading cards checklist is a simple set-up. Get full details, insert info, checklist and more.

2017 Bowman Platinum Baseball Returns as a Walmart-Exclusive

Posted on Thursday June 29th, 2017 – 12:37 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Bowman Platinum Baseball returns as a Walmart-exclusive. Get the checklist, set details, box breakdowns, release date and more.

2017-18 Topps UEFA Champions League Match Attax Combines Collecting, Play

Posted on Wednesday June 28th, 2017 – 04:14 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017-18 Topps UEFA Champions League Match Attax is both a soccer card set and a game. Get checklist details, box and tin breakdowns, release date and more.

2017 Donruss Football Factory Set Brings It All Together and a Little More

Posted on Wednesday June 28th, 2017 – 01:07 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Donruss Football factory set brings together the main part of the set plus an exclusive memorabilia card. Get details, release date and more.

2016-17 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Hockey Checklists Highlights High-End Memorabilia, Autographs

Posted on Wednesday June 28th, 2017 – 11:29 AM Author: Stephen Laroche

2016-17 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Hockey checklist, team set lists, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.