Posted on December 5, 2013 – 10:47 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Football, Gaming, Golf, Hockey, Multisport, Non-Sports, Racing, Soccer | christmas presents, Collecting Gift Guide, hanukkah presents, holiday presents, Sports Card Gift Guide, sports collectors gift guide | Comments (2)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor
Buying gifts for a sports card or memorabilia collector can be tough if you’re not one yourself. They say things like top loaders and penny sleeves, and you have no idea what they’re talking about.
Let’s make things a little easier with Beckett’s 2013 Holiday Gift Guide for collectors.
1. Pay Pal Gift Card
It’s one of the simplest presents you can get a card collector. Many of them probably shop on eBay for singles or even hobby boxes. A PayPal gift card will allow them to pick up anything they want.
2. A hobby box
Don’t be afraid to ask the collector in your family what their favorite sport is – then head over to a hobby shop and pick up a hobby box of their sport. Many of these will be in the $100 range. Most hobby shops clerks are willing to help you pick the right box, but the important information is usually listed on the sides of the boxes. It will tell you how many packs, autographs and what collectors can expect to find inside.
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Posted on November 12, 2013 – 5:07 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Basketball, Beckett Updates, Football, Gaming, Hockey, Multisport, Non-Sports | Beckett Media survey, Beckett Updates | Comments (12)
Please help us learn about your collecting habits by taking this 18-question survey.
1. Where do you buy trading cards (pick all that apply)
2. Where do you get your hobby news from? (pick all that apply)
See the rest of the questions … after the jump.
Posted on September 23, 2013 – 4:11 pm | Author: Elliot Ross
Gaming | FNM, Friday Night Magic, Magic the Gathering, Theros | Comments (0)
By Elliot Ross | Beckett Card Gamer
This Friday marks not only the release of a new expansion set for Magic: The Gathering, but also a whole new standard tournament block. That’s right, it is time to say farewell to Innistrad and hello to Theros. The Theros expansion set goes on sale and becomes tournament legal on Friday.
Posted on September 17, 2013 – 9:34 am | Author: Elliot Ross
Gaming | Beckett Card Gamer, gaming | Comments (0)
Beckett Media is proud to announce the launch of our newest quarterly magazine, Beckett Card Gamer.
Beckett Card Gamer is a one-stop resource for gaming hobbyists to get strategy guides, previews, reviews, news, pricing and more for all of the top card gaming titles including Magic: The Gathering, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Pokemon,World of Warcraft, CardFight Vanguard, HeroClix miniatures and more.
EACH ISSUE INCLUDES:
• Latest coverage of all the most-popular card games:
Magic: The Gathering, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Pokemon, World of Warcraft, Cardfight Vanguard and HeroClix Miniatures.
• Complete price guide for Magic: The Gathering and Yu-Gi-Oh!
• Comprehensive price guides for Pokemon, World of Warcraft, Cardfight Vanguard and HeroClix.
• Previews and reviews of all upcoming and current gaming sets.
Beckett Card Gamer can be found in hobby stores beginning this week and in major newsstands starting on Oct. 1. If you are a hobby store interested in carrying Beckett Card Gamer, please contact Dealer Sales at (239) 280-2380, or via email here.
Posted on September 13, 2013 – 9:33 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Baseball, Gaming, Hockey, Non-Sports, Soccer | 2013 Amerca's Pastime, 2013-14 Prizm hockey, 2014 World Cup, 2014 World Cup Prizm, GTS Distribution, KaiJudo, Magic the Gathering, Marvel Comics, Marvel NOW!, Panini America, Theros, Thor: The Dark World, Ultra Pro, Upper Deck Entertainment, Wizards of the Coast | Comments (2)
GTS Distribution hosted its Northeast Open House on Thursday, inviting dozens of dealers.
Several companies, including Panini America, Upper Deck and Wizards of the Coast presented news and upcoming products to the dealers at the Hilton in Newark, N.J.
Here’s a roundup of the news from the presentation.
Posted on September 12, 2013 – 12:43 pm | Author: Elliot Ross
Gaming | Pokemon | Comments (6)
Could this card be the rarest and most expensive Pokemon card in existence?
Absolutely! And it can be yours right now for only $100,000!
What you’re looking at is the promotional Pokemon Illustrator trainer card. It was given as a prize for a winning entry into the 1997 Pokemon Card Game Illustration Contest in Japan. For those of you that don’t speak Japanese, the card text translates to: Read More »
Posted on June 13, 2013 – 11:58 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Gaming | 2013 National Sports Collectors Convention, NSCC, Topps, Topps NSCC redmemptions | Comments (1)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor
The National Sports Collectors Convention is set for next month in Chicago and Topps will be there.
With a pair of promo card sets for collectors in attendance to chase.
Topps provided Beckett Media with its plans for the show on Thursday and they include a general wrapper redemption program as well as a Bowman Platinum redemption similar to last year. It will be a mix of retro and new styles to cater to perhaps two different audiences of collectors at the show.
Posted on May 13, 2013 – 11:24 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Gaming | Cryptozoic Entertainment, HEX, Kickstarter | Comments (0)
Even card companies need a little help from time-to-time.
Cryptozoic Entertainment, which has created trading cards and deck-building games, started a Kickstarter campaign to build a multiplayer online trading card game HEX.
The company asked for $300,000 to get the venture going – and it has hit that mark with 25 days still left.