Category Archives: Golf

Think twice before buying these Jason Day golf cards!

Posted on Tuesday August 18th, 2015 – 11:55 AM Author: Ryan Cracknell

By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor When Jason Day won the 2015 PGA Championship, he etched his place in history. But for those looking to add Jason Days cards to their collection, there aren’t any. At least official ones. Like a lot of athletes, eBay has a handful of cards of the golfer. The problem […]

Golf’s new star Jordan Spieth has little cardboard

Posted on Tuesday June 23rd, 2015 – 12:44 PM Author: chrisolds

Golf’s biggest star at the moment is a newcomer with very little official cardboard bearing his name — and it’s something we have seen before.

Upper Deck showcases international collector

Posted on Friday December 5th, 2014 – 12:21 PM Author: chrisolds

While some collectors may think that a product made in the United States stays in the United States, the action in the U.S. sports world captures the attention of fans from around the world.

Introducing … the game-used wallet?

Posted on Monday October 20th, 2014 – 12:00 PM Author: chrisolds

Thanks to Berkeley, Calif.-based Tokens & Icons, there is a whole new line of game-used memorabilia out there with the practical in mind for the sports collector with everything from stadium seats to game-used jerseys making their way into high-end everyday objects that can be used.

Rory McIlroy signs exclusive with Upper Deck

Posted on Thursday August 30th, 2012 – 12:35 PM Author: Susan Lulgjuraj

Golfer Rory McIlroy is joining Michael Jordan, LeBron James and Tiger Woods.

AT THE NATIONAL: A post-show mega-gallery

Posted on Monday August 13th, 2012 – 09:49 PM Author: chrisolds

It’s just a small glimpse at much of what was seen at the show.

Rory McIlroy cards aren’t in plentiful supply

Posted on Monday August 13th, 2012 – 10:35 AM Author: Susan Lulgjuraj

With Rory McIlroy winning the PGA Championship this weekend, some collectors might have rushed to see what kind of cards they can get of the young golfer.

AT THE NATIONAL: Your Beckett starter kit

Posted on Wednesday August 1st, 2012 – 01:31 PM Author: chrisolds

If you’re heading to the National Sports Collectors Convention this weekend, here are all of our past stories written leading up to the event all in one place.

ESPN’s Mint Condition talks The National

Posted on Thursday July 26th, 2012 – 06:19 PM Author: chrisolds

ESPN’s “Mint Condition” catches up with Mike Berkus of the National Sports Collectors Convention to discuss next week’s show in Baltimore.

Upper Deck readies NSCC wrapper redemption

Posted on Tuesday July 3rd, 2012 – 12:03 PM Author: chrisolds

Upper Deck’s wrapper redemption program for this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention set will include autographs from the company’s biggest stars.

Upper Deck unveils its NSCC VIP card set

Posted on Thursday June 28th, 2012 – 08:01 PM Author: chrisolds

Upper Deck is headed to Baltimore for the National Sports Collectors Convention and it’s bringing along some cards for you.

Are you a SuperCollector? We want your info!

Posted on Tuesday June 19th, 2012 – 12:20 PM Author: chrisolds

We’re going to dedicate an entire issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly to SuperCollectors soon — and we want to see your collections.

The NSCC: Who’s signing in Baltimore this year?

Posted on Monday June 18th, 2012 – 11:57 AM Author: chrisolds

Here’s the lineup of signers for the National Sports Collectors Convention.

TRISTAR will open retail store in Las Vegas

Posted on Sunday April 22nd, 2012 – 12:16 PM Author: chrisolds

TRISTAR is hoping a new venture in Vegas is a jackpot.

Upper Deck lands golfer Ernie Els

Posted on Wednesday April 4th, 2012 – 04:37 PM Author: Susan Lulgjuraj

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor Ernie Els is one of the world’s top professional golfers, but for years and years of golf sets, no card company has been able to land “The Big Easy” to an autograph deal. Until now. Upper Deck announced Els is going to have trading cards, including his first licensed […]

First look: 2012 Upper Deck All-Time Greats Sports Edition

Posted on Friday March 30th, 2012 – 01:24 PM Author: Susan Lulgjuraj

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor The best of the best. The greatest athletes of generations are making their way into an Upper Deck set featuring men and women at the top of their games. Upper Deck was very select in picking the athletes to appear in 2012 All-Time Great Sports Edition. Just 20 superstars […]

First look: Sportskings Series E

Posted on Monday March 19th, 2012 – 08:48 AM Author: Susan Lulgjuraj

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor Sports Kings LLP is gearing up for another release this spring with Sportskings Series E, a high-end product featuring athletes across a broad range of sports. Each box – with a pre-release price around $100 – contains five cards: three base (including random minis), one base with a premium […]

Your Turn: How has the Web changed the hobby?

Posted on Thursday March 8th, 2012 – 06:48 PM Author: chrisolds

It’s a bit of a loaded question because there are countless possible answers — it might be better to ask whether there are ways it hasn’t changed collecting. After all, card grading, low print-runs on serial-numbered cards … a lot of today’s trends can be attributed to Internet-inspired changes in the collecting landscape.

Box Busters: 2012 Upper Deck World of Sports

Posted on Tuesday February 28th, 2012 – 12:31 PM Author: chrisolds

Join Beckett Media’s Chris Olds, Bryan Hornbeck and Dave Sliepka as they rip into a pair of 2012 Upper Deck World of Sports boxes in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Hobby Challenge: Make fun of your collection

Posted on Tuesday February 21st, 2012 – 10:37 AM Author: Admin

  ———————————————————————— By Andrew Tolentino | Hockey Editor Why so serious? Poking around our hockey forums yesterday afternoon, I stumbled across a thread entitled “HILARIOUS hockey cards! Post em here!” Member tha penguin opened the online floodgates and encouraged fellow collectors to join in on the fun by posting scans of their favorite funny cards […]

Your Turn: What’s your favorite autograph?

Posted on Tuesday February 14th, 2012 – 12:47 PM Author: chrisolds

What’s your favorite autograph (and why)?

Product preview: Upper Deck World of Sports

Posted on Wednesday February 1st, 2012 – 03:40 PM Author: chrisolds

It’s wide world of sports out there and Upper Deck is aiming to get it all down on cardboard.

First look: 2012 Upper Deck SP Authentic Golf

Posted on Tuesday January 17th, 2012 – 01:45 PM Author: Susan Lulgjuraj

After a lengthy absence from the golf scene, Upper Deck is coming back with a new set this year.

Golf fans have a new set to look for in 2012

Posted on Thursday December 22nd, 2011 – 12:03 PM Author: Susan Lulgjuraj

Golf collectors haven’t had a trading card set dedicated to their sport since 2005. But that is all about to change in 2012.

Panini readies high-end cut autograph product

Posted on Monday October 17th, 2011 – 12:27 PM Author: chrisolds

Panini America’s Americana line has been a hit-per-product before — but with this new line the goal is to be a cut above the rest.

Box Busters: 2011 Goodwin Champions

Posted on Tuesday July 12th, 2011 – 03:05 PM Author: chrisolds

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into a pair of 2011 Goodwin Champions boxes from Upper Deck in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Are YOU a Supercollector? We want YOU in Beckett Sports Card Monthly …

Posted on Thursday June 30th, 2011 – 12:22 PM Author: chrisolds

We’re going to dedicate an upcoming issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly to showcasing SuperCollectors — and we want to see your collections.

Upper Deck World of Sports short-print autographs revealed

Posted on Tuesday March 1st, 2011 – 08:36 AM Author: Susan Lulgjuraj

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor Wondering where certain autographs have been when busting Upper Deck‘s Wide World of Sports? Several of the autographs in the product have been revealed as short prints. Wide World of Sports features an array of talent from just about every sport imaginable with female soccer players to figure skaters […]

Upper Deck offers Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan autographs in World of Sports box-top contest

Posted on Wednesday February 9th, 2011 – 09:44 AM Author: chrisolds

Upper Deck’s new World of Sport set offers some of the biggest names in several sports, but the two autographs up for grabs in a contest tied to the product are perhaps as big as it gets.

Upper Deck's All-Star Vinyl retail lines include plenty of star power

Posted on Saturday October 25th, 2008 – 02:07 PM Author: chrisolds

Upper Deck is bringing its line of All-Star Vinyl figures to the masses this fall with several series of 10-inch figures that showcase some of the sports world’s biggest names.

Card Gallery: More Donruss Sports Legends

Posted on Wednesday October 22nd, 2008 – 04:06 PM Author: chrisolds

Here’s another look at what’s coming in Donruss’ Sports Legends product, which is set for a December release. Check out the mix of these personalities and their sports.

Upper Deck unveils Pro Shots Ultimates sculptures for Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan

Posted on Wednesday October 22nd, 2008 – 03:36 PM Author: chrisolds

Upper Deck released images of its latest Pro Shots Ultimates — deluxe polyresign sculptures of memorable moments — on Wednesday with Tiger Woods’ 1997 Masters fist-pump and Michael Jordan’s final shot from the 1998 NBA Finals up for grabs. (Click on the Jordan for a closer look.)

Upper Deck set to bring All-Star Vinyl to masses

Posted on Tuesday October 14th, 2008 – 08:43 AM Author: chrisolds

Upper Deck’s popular line of sports figures — All-Star Vinyl — soon will expand into a larger series of 10-inch figures available at retail stores. While it appears they will be produced for several sports, here’s a look at the NHL line set to hit stores in February …