Category Archives: First Look

2017 Panini Pantheon Football Features Metal, Memorabilia and Autographs

Posted on Friday May 26th, 2017 – 02:24 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

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

2017 Donruss Optic Baseball Blends Old-School with Chrome

Posted on Friday May 26th, 2017 – 01:02 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

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

2017 Topps Archives Baseball Parties Like It’s 1959 (And 1960, 1982 and 1992)

Posted on Thursday May 25th, 2017 – 03:03 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Topps Archives Baseball checklist looks to the past as far as designs go. Get the full checklist, team sets, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

2017 Topps High Tek Baseball Gets New Configuration with More Cards, Autographs Per Box

Posted on Thursday May 25th, 2017 – 12:37 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Topps High Tek Baseball checklist features more pattern variations and more cards per box. Get details, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

Celebrate the classic black & white look with 2016-17 Panini Noir Basketball

Posted on Wednesday May 24th, 2017 – 03:06 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor For the past couple of seasons, Panini America has put together an aesthetically-pleasing summer release which serves as a nod to the film noir genre and it is back again with the impending arrival of 2016-17 Panini Noir Basketball. With a slightly-altered configuration that goes from 12 to […]

2017 Upper Deck Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Trading Cards Are a Hobby Mixtape

Posted on Wednesday May 24th, 2017 – 09:07 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Upper Deck Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 trading cards dive into the sequel. Get the full checklist, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

2017 Cryptozoic DC Comics Bombshells Mix Trading Cards, Figures and ’40s-Style Pin-Up Art

Posted on Wednesday May 24th, 2017 – 08:47 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Cryptozoic DC Comics Bombshells trading cards also include figures. Get checklist details, hobby box breakdown and other important information.

2017 Cryptozoic The Flash Season 2 Trading Card Details, Autograph Signers

Posted on Wednesday May 24th, 2017 – 01:46 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Cryptozoic The Flash Season 2 trading cards checklist has another expensive lineup of autographs. Get details, box breakdown, release date and more.

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

Posted on Tuesday May 23rd, 2017 – 06:12 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Panini Classics Football checklist has a mix of vets, rookies and legends. Get the full checklist, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

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

Posted on Tuesday May 23rd, 2017 – 12:48 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.

2017 Topps Now Baseball Cards Tell Season’s Story

Posted on Tuesday May 23rd, 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 President’s Choice Best In Net pays tribute to hockey’s greatest goalies

Posted on Tuesday May 23rd, 2017 – 11:28 AM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor If there is one thing that collectors can generally agree upon, it is the fact that goalie cards have always been special. President’s Choice Trading Cards realizes this and has given Beckett Hockey an exclusive first look at an all-new release which could prove to be a must-have […]

2017 Topps Pro Debut Baseball Checklist Highlights MiLB Players and Hijinks

Posted on Tuesday May 23rd, 2017 – 10:44 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Topps Pro Debut Baseball checklist highlights top MiLB prospects. Get details, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

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

Posted on Tuesday May 23rd, 2017 – 09:08 AM 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 Walking Dead Evolution Trading Cards Chart Growth, Loss and Autographs

Posted on Monday May 22nd, 2017 – 09:00 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Topps Walking Dead Evolution checklist looks at how characters have changed. Get full details, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

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

Posted on Monday May 22nd, 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 Topps Now MLS Soccer Checklist and Everything You Need to Know

Posted on Monday May 22nd, 2017 – 07:51 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.

2016-17 Topps Now Premier League Soccer Checklist

Posted on Monday May 22nd, 2017 – 07:20 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.

2017 Topps Five Star Baseball Has an Autograph-Only Checklist

Posted on Friday May 19th, 2017 – 04:17 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Topps Five Star Baseball checklist features only autographs. Find out what to expect, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

2017 Topps Inception Baseball Pivots the Brand from Prospects to Rookies and Veterans

Posted on Friday May 19th, 2017 – 12:32 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Topps Inception Baseball checklist centers on young players and autographs. Get the full checklist, team set list, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

2016-17 SP Authentic Hockey Checklist Includes Plenty of Rookie Ink

Posted on Wednesday May 17th, 2017 – 10:13 AM Author: Stephen Laroche

The 2016-17 SP Authentic Hockey checklist continues to focus on rookie autographs. Get the full checklist, team sets, details, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

2017 Panini Select Racing Highlighted by Prizms Galore, On-Card Autographs

Posted on Tuesday May 16th, 2017 – 10:38 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Panini Select Racing checklist features a variety of chromium designs and color. Get details on what to expect, release date, hobby box breakdown and more.

2016-17 Panini Grand Reserve Basketball to debut this summer

Posted on Monday May 15th, 2017 – 07:47 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor An all-new concept to help round out this season, 2016-17 Panini Grand Reserve Basketball is a premium release which could generate some buzz one it hits store shelves this summer. With three packs per box and lots of hard-signed ink, the early details on this product tease the […]

2017 Panini Majestic Football Checklist and More

Posted on Monday May 15th, 2017 – 04:48 PM Author: David Lee

The 2017 Panini Majestic Football checklist offers up the first high-end product of the new season. Get the full checklist, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

Catch a glimpse of hockey’s up-and-coming stars with 2017 Upper Deck Team Canada Juniors

Posted on Saturday May 13th, 2017 – 03:03 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Canadian hockey fans were tantalizingly close to seeing their national teams win gold at the World Junior Championship and the Women’s World Championship events earlier this year and those teams are a big part of the upcoming 2017 Upper Deck Team Canada Juniors release. Arriving in late August, […]

2017 Panini Gold Standard Football Sees Brand Return to the Gridiron for First Time Since 2011

Posted on Friday May 12th, 2017 – 10:04 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Panini Gold Standard Football checklist focuses primarily on autographs and memorabilia cards. Get details, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

Exclusive Look: Topps Baseball Cards Coming to Sports Crate

Posted on Thursday May 11th, 2017 – 06:48 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Topps Sport Crate Baseball cards are exclusively to the monthly subscription service. Get the full checklist, monthly breakdowns, gallery and more.

2016-17 Topps UEFA Champions League Showcase Soccer Checklist

Posted on Wednesday May 10th, 2017 – 12:23 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2016-17 Topps UEFA Champions League Showcase soccer cards checklist, details, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

2017 Topps Garbage Pail Kids Series 2: Battle of the Bands Sticks It to Pop Music

Posted on Wednesday May 10th, 2017 – 11:29 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Topps Garbage Pail Kids Series 2: Battle of the Bands checklist spoofs popular music. Get details, hobby box breakdowns, release date and more.

2017 Topps WWE NXT Shifts to a Full Hobby Release

Posted on Tuesday May 9th, 2017 – 05:36 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Topps WWE NXT checklist focuses on those working their way up to the main roster. Get details, hobby box breakdown, release date and everything else you might need to know about the product.

2016-17 Panini Threads Basketball Checklist and Team Set Lists

Posted on Tuesday May 9th, 2017 – 12:40 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

2016-17 Panini Threads Basketball checklist, team set lists, hobby box breakdown, release date and other important info.

2017 Topps Star Wars Masterwork Takes the Force High-End Once Again

Posted on Tuesday May 9th, 2017 – 10:49 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Topps Star Wars Masterwork checklist is a high-end affair with lots of autographs and other premium inserts. Get hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

2017 Leaf Best of Football Includes Cards from the Past, ROY Predictors

Posted on Monday May 8th, 2017 – 12:51 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Leaf Best of Football boxes come with two cards including a high-end card from the past. Get full details, hobby box breakdown, release date and more.

2017 Leaf Valiant Football Sees Line Return with Lots of Color and a Graded Card Per Box

Posted on Friday May 5th, 2017 – 01:03 PM Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Leaf Valiant Football checklist is all autographs from 2017 rookies. Get details, hobby box breakdown, BGS card info, release date and more.

2017-18 Upper Deck Artifacts Hockey loaded up with parallels, Rookie Redemptions, and more

Posted on Thursday May 4th, 2017 – 05:07 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Just before the next NHL season begins, collectors can get hyped up for all the on-ice action when they break open packs of 2017-18 Upper Deck Artifacts Hockey. Once again, hobby boxes will contain eight packs and each one has a hit in one form or another. Look […]