Category Archives: First Look

Head to the hoop with 2017-18 Panini NBA Sticker Collection

Posted on Monday April 24th, 2017 – 08:59 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor Basketball fans are enjoying the excitement of the playoffs at the moment, but Panini America is already looking ahead to next season as early details have surfaced regarding the 2017-18 Panini NBA Sticker Collection. With an anticipated release for around the time the next season begins, this is […]

2017 Score Football Features a Big Checklist with Lots of Rookies

Posted on Monday April 24th, 2017 – 01:32 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

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

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

Posted on Monday April 24th, 2017 – 01:10 PM 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.

2016-17 Panini Spectra Basketball offers plenty of hits – and shine

Posted on Monday April 24th, 2017 – 12:40 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor Fans of Panini America‘s Optichrome technology have come to appreciate the dazzling designs that are the hallmark of the company’s Spectra brand and the latest edition, 2016-17 Panini Spectra Basketball, will be hitting stores in mid-June during the NBA Finals. With 10 cards per box, breakers will get […]

2017 Upper Deck CFL Football Mixes Modern, Retro-Inspired Designs

Posted on Monday April 24th, 2017 – 11:15 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Upper Deck CFL Football checklist features a similar construction as past years. Get details on what to expect, release date, hobby box info and more.

2017-18 O-Pee-Chee Hockey prepares to deliver old-school collecting fun

Posted on Friday April 21st, 2017 – 10:41 AM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor For hockey card collectors, the annual O-Pee-Chee set is part of a tradition that goes back for decades. While its roots go back to the 1930s, it really caught on in the late 1960s during the expansion era as Canadian collectors had a set specific to that market […]

2017 Panini Aficionado Soccer Brings Back Short-Lived 1990s Brand

Posted on Friday April 21st, 2017 – 09:44 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Panini Aficionado Soccer brings back a 1990s brand. Get the full checklist, other details, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

2016-17 Leaf Metal Hockey Checklist Shows Off the Past – and the Future

Posted on Friday April 21st, 2017 – 09:03 AM Author: Stephen Laroche

The 2016-17 Leaf Metal Hockey checklist is an all-hits affair. See the full checklist, other details, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

2017-18 Panini NHL Sticker Collection to provide fun for collectors of all ages

Posted on Thursday April 20th, 2017 – 02:42 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor One of the most popular hobby diversions for hockey collectors is back again and the 2017-18 Panini NHL Sticker Collection is expected to hit stores once the next season is ready to begin this Fall. Expect to find many of the best and brightest moments of the current […]

2017 Leaf Metal US Army All-American Football Offers Pre-College Autographs

Posted on Thursday April 20th, 2017 – 02:25 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Leaf Metal US Army All-American Football checklist highlights autographs from top prospects coming out of high school. Get box info, release date and more.

2017 Topps Now Baseball Cards Tell Season’s Story

Posted on Wednesday April 19th, 2017 – 12:08 PM 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 Bowman Baseball Checklist Celebrates 70th Anniversary of Brand’s Debut

Posted on Wednesday April 19th, 2017 – 12:05 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Bowman Baseball checklist celebrates the brand’s 70th anniversary. Get the full checklist, team set lists, box breakdowns, release date and more.

2017 Rittenhouse Game of Thrones Season 6 Trading Cards See Winter Draw Near

Posted on Wednesday April 19th, 2017 – 11:15 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Rittenhouse Game of Thrones Season 6 checklist has autographs, costume, sketch cards and more. Get details, box breakdown, release date and more.

2017 Cryptozoic Outlander Season 2 Trading Cards Details

Posted on Tuesday April 18th, 2017 – 04:26 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Cryptozoic Outlander Season 2 trading cards details. Find out what to expect from the set’s checklist, including a list of confirmed autographs.

2017 Leaf Trinity Football Brings Back the Traditional Autograph Trifecta

Posted on Tuesday April 18th, 2017 – 12:04 PM 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 Walking Dead Season 7 Trading Cards Bring Negan Out to Play

Posted on Monday April 17th, 2017 – 11:42 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Topps Walking Dead Season 7 trading cards checklist details, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

2017 Topps MLS Soccer Checklist Has First Atlanta and Minnesota United FC Cards

Posted on Thursday April 13th, 2017 – 11:21 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Topps MLS Soccer checklist features the first cards of the Atlanta and Minnesota franchises. Get details, box breakdown, release date and more.

2017 Panini Revolution Soccer Shoots for the Stars

Posted on Wednesday April 12th, 2017 – 06:14 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Panini Revolution Soccer checklist is focused largely on delivering bright and bold designs. Get details on what to expect, box breakdown, release date and more.

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

Posted on Wednesday April 12th, 2017 – 09:56 AM 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.

2017 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football Checklist Includes On-Card Autographs

Posted on Wednesday April 12th, 2017 – 09:47 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Panini Contenders Draft Picks Football is an autograph-heavy collegiate product. Get the checklist, details, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

2016 Panini Flawless Football Checklist Highlights Familiar Mix of Autographs, Patches and Gems

Posted on Wednesday April 12th, 2017 – 12:21 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2016 Panini Flawless Football checklist is all ultra-premium autograph, memorabilia and gem cards. See the full checklist, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

2017 Leaf Ultimate Draft Football Checklist Revisits ’90s Leaf Designs

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

The 2017 Leaf Ultimate Draft Football checklist is all autographs using 1990s designs. See the full checklist, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

2016-17 Upper Deck ICE Hockey Checklist and Details

Posted on Tuesday April 11th, 2017 – 01:25 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

2106-17 Upper Deck Ice Hockey checklist, team set checklists, hobby box breakdown, product details, release date and more.

2016-17 Panini Studio Basketball marks the brand’s NBA return to after seven years

Posted on Tuesday April 11th, 2017 – 11:45 AM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor After a seven-year absence, 2016-17 Panini Studio Basketball marks the return of one of the most iconic trading card brands of the 1990s and it hits stores at the end of May. There will one autograph and one memorabilia card per box, but there have been some interesting […]

2017 Panini Classics Football Offers a Nostalgic Take on the Past, Present and Future

Posted on Tuesday April 11th, 2017 – 10:25 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Panini Classics Football checklist has a broad mix of veterans, rookies and retired legends. Get details, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

2017 Topps Garbage Pail Kids Trumpocracy Trading Cards Are Politics Unusual

Posted on Monday April 10th, 2017 – 06:19 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Topps Garbage Pail Kids Trumpocracy trading cards satirize Donald Trump’s first 100 days in the White House. Get details, checklist, print runs and more.

2017 Topps Gypsy Queen Baseball Lowers Price Tag, Number of Hits

Posted on Monday April 10th, 2017 – 12:50 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Topps Gypsy Queen Baseball checklist sees significant changes from previous years. Get the full checklist, details, box breakdown, release date and more.

2016-17 In The Game Heroes & Prospects Hockey is Leaf’s CHL swan song

Posted on Saturday April 8th, 2017 – 05:49 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Sometimes, it is better to go out with a bang instead of a mere whimper. At least, that is the approach Leaf Trading Cards is taking with its final product featuring a full slate of future stars from the Canadian Hockey League. It was recently revealed that the […]

2017 Leaf Babe Ruth Immortal Collection Includes Two Bat Cards Per Box

Posted on Friday April 7th, 2017 – 10:38 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Leaf Babe Ruth Immortal Collection features a high-end take on the Yankees legend. Get the full checklist, details, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

2017 Topps Wacky Packages 50th Anniversary Checklist Celebrates Five Decades of Satire

Posted on Friday April 7th, 2017 – 09:26 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Topps Wacky Packages 50th Anniversary trading cards mix old and new. Get the full checklist, details, hobby and hobby collector box breakdowns, release date and more.

2017 Topps Gold Label Baseball Heads to Class

Posted on Thursday April 6th, 2017 – 09:39 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Topps Gold Label checklist is a simple one rooted in tiered base cards and autographs. Get details, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

2017-18 Upper Deck MVP Hockey drops the puck on next season

Posted on Thursday April 6th, 2017 – 05:21 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor The current regular hockey schedule is just coming to a close and the playoffs are upon us, but Upper Deck is already looking toward the future as details have arrived regarding the company’s first release of the next campaign – 2017-18 Upper Deck MVP Hockey. A summer staple […]

2016-17 Donruss Optic Basketball ready to dazzle and deliver

Posted on Thursday April 6th, 2017 – 04:55 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

The 2016-17 Donruss Optic Basketball checklist blends chromium and nostalgia. Get the full checklist, details, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

2017 Topps Tribute Baseball Checklist Is a Mix of New and Old Players and Content

Posted on Thursday April 6th, 2017 – 01:40 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Topps Tribute Baseball checklist features an autograph or memorabilia card per pack. Get full details, hobby box breakdown, release date and other important info.

Upper Deck Grandeur Coin Collection marks company’s arrival in collectible coin market

Posted on Tuesday April 4th, 2017 – 05:31 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor In the collectibles world, the gap between trading cards and other types of memorabilia is not as broad as one might think. There are often similar concepts between genres and it all boils down to the root idea of an item having some sort of value – whether […]