Category Archives: Guest commentary

Beckett Gaming Preview: Bushiroad Spring Lineup

Posted on Wednesday April 20th, 2016 – 10:08 AM Author: Matt Bible

By Ian McDaries Hey, TCG Players! The next couple of weeks are something to be extremely excited about. Bushiroad, the company who brings us titles like Cardfight Vanguard, Weiss Schwarz, and Future Card Buddyfight, will be releasing some great new products. Today we are going to take a quick look at what is to come…

Beckett Gaming Preview: 2016 Yu-Gi-Oh Millennium Pack

Posted on Thursday April 7th, 2016 – 11:18 AM Author: Matt Bible

By Ian McDaries Greetings, Duelists! We are only a few short days away from the next exciting premium Yu-Gi-Oh! set — Millennium. The set releases on April 15th and will have a similar format to Duelist Packs: 5 cards per pack, priced at $1.99 each. Here is a look at the set breakdown…

Beckett Gaming Preview: Magic The Gathering Shadows over Innistrad

Posted on Friday April 1st, 2016 – 12:58 PM Author: Matt Bible

By Ian McDaries | Guest Commentary Shadows over Innistrad Pre-Release is nearly upon us. Starting April 2, gamers will have a chance to crack in to the new and exciting Magic the Gathering set. The set includes 297 new cards and is the first set in the Shadows over Innistrad block. Today we will look at […]

Beckett Gaming Profile: Yu-Gi-Oh Premium Gold Infinite Gold

Posted on Wednesday March 23rd, 2016 – 10:21 AM Author: Matt Bible

By Ian McDaries | Guest Commentary Greetings fellow duelists! Ready for some exciting new set information? Yu-Gi-Oh Premium Gold Infinite Gold is the newest release and it is full of great and powerful cards.

Beckett Gaming Profile: 2016 DBZ Perfection

Posted on Wednesday March 2nd, 2016 – 02:14 AM Author: Matt Bible

By Ian McDaries | Guest Commentary Cell is here! Dragon Ball Z Perfection is upon us. This  new DBZ set includes 142 cards with an additional 15 Dragon Rares that are all based off of Cell’s personalities. Here are a few of the cards to watch out for…

Yu-gi-oh! News and Notes

Posted on Monday February 15th, 2016 – 10:25 AM Author: Matt Bible

By Ian McDaries | Guest Commentary This week we saw a few crazy and exciting things happen with the Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card game. Take a peek inside for more details.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Emperor of Darkness has arrived

Posted on Tuesday February 2nd, 2016 – 06:29 PM Author: Matt Bible

By Ian McDaries | Guest Commentary Greetings fellow duelists! On January 29, we saw the release of the new Yu-Gi-Oh! Structure Deck, Emperor of Darkness. This deck caters to all players who are fans of the Monarch card types. The deck comes with 41 Cards broken down as follows: 2 Ultra Rares, 3 Super Rares, 36 Commons and 1 Token card. Today we will […]

Beckett Gaming Preview: Magic The Gathering Oath of the Gatewatch

Posted on Friday January 22nd, 2016 – 02:38 PM Author: Matt Bible

By Ian McDaries | Guest Commentary Hey all you Magic the Gathering Fans! Today is the day Oath of the Gatewatch hits stores. Oath is the 2nd set to release in the Battle for Zendikar block, and it brings 184 cards into the Magic the Gathering universe. The set brings on an onslaught of new Eldrazi, […]

2015 DBZ World Championship

Posted on Friday December 4th, 2015 – 08:40 PM Author: Matt Bible

By Ian McDaries | Guest Commentary Attention DBZ fans! With the final DBZ TCG regional coming to an end, December is bringing us the DBZ World Championship. 32 of the world’s greatest players will battle it out for glory and prize money! What surprising and new decks will we see?

Beckett Gaming: Yu-Gi-Oh Yugi’s Legendary Decks

Posted on Friday November 20th, 2015 – 12:13 PM Author: Matt Bible

By Ian McDaries | Guest Commentary This last week Konami released a very special product for all Yu-Gi-Oh players and collectors: Yugi’s Legendary Decks. This exciting new product appeals to many fans of the Yu-Gi-Oh series and brings a majority of the main protagonist cards in one product. You can find fan favorites such as Exodia, […]

Beckett Gaming: Dragonball Z Evolution Top 5

Posted on Monday November 9th, 2015 – 02:34 PM Author: Matt Bible

By Ian McDaries | Guest Commentary Dragonball Z Evolution launched on October 30th, and with it came some highly competitive and exciting cards. This week I want to touch on 5 cards from the set that I feel will help many players improve their decks.

Magic The Gathering Preview 2: Battle for Zendikar

Posted on Sunday September 13th, 2015 – 10:06 PM Author: Matt Bible

By Ian McDaries | Guest Commentary Spoiler season is in full swing for Magic the Gathering’s new set Battle for Zendikar! Last week, Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger and Gideon, Ally of Zendikar were the primary focus. This week, the focus will be on the remaining two Planeswalkers and some new lands being released.

Magic The Gathering Preview: Battle for Zendikar

Posted on Friday September 4th, 2015 – 08:34 PM Author: Matt Bible

By Ian McDaries | Guest Commentary The Eldrazi are back, and this time they are ready to win the Battle for Zendikar! This last week Wizards of the Coast has allowed a few spoilers to be let out to the public, and man is the hype real! For this Labor Day weekend I wanted to recap […]

What will 2015 bring? Hobby Predictions: Part IV

Posted on Friday January 2nd, 2015 – 09:22 AM Author: chrisolds

What will the hobby hold for 2015? We’ve asked a few industry insiders and other notable collectors. Here’s what they have boldly predicted to see in the coming year.

What will 2015 bring? Hobby Predictions: Part III

Posted on Thursday January 1st, 2015 – 09:44 AM Author: chrisolds

What will the hobby hold for 2015? We’ve asked a few industry insiders and other notable collectors. Here’s what they have boldly predicted to see in the coming year.

What will 2015 bring? Hobby Predictions: Part II

Posted on Wednesday December 31st, 2014 – 08:34 AM Author: Stephen Laroche

Compiled by Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor What will the hobby hold for 2015? We’ve asked a few industry insiders and other notable collectors. Here’s what they have boldly predicted to see in the coming year. — CHRIS CARLIN – Upper Deck’s Sr. Marketing & Social Media Manager “Upper Deck will continue to run […]

What will 2015 bring? Hobby Predictions: Part I

Posted on Tuesday December 30th, 2014 – 09:00 AM Author: chrisolds

What will the hobby hold for 2015? We’ve asked a few industry insiders and other notable collectors. Here’s what they have boldly predicted to see in the coming year.

Cards can be solemn reminder of life

Posted on Wednesday October 22nd, 2014 – 11:34 AM Author: chrisolds

There are certain events in life that will never be forgotten, but rarely are those moments captured on a single baseball card.