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Posted on December 6, 2013 – 3:29 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Hockey | 2012-13 Exquisite Collection, 2012-13 Exquisite Collection Basketball, Barry Sandes, Mario Andretti, Tiger Woods, Tony Gwynn, Wayne Gretzky | Comments (0)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Basketball Editor
Exquisite Collection Basketball is known for its high-end hits of Michael Jordan and LeBron James.
However, not every autograph featured in 2012-13 Exquisite Collection was one of Upper Deck’s exclusive basketball signers. There are several non-basketball autographs in Exquisite such as key players in racing, baseball, golf and hockey.
Exquisite Collection Sports Autographs features six autographs of athletes from different sports.
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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.
Posted on December 2, 2013 – 3:11 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Hockey | 2013-14 Upper Deck Series 2, 2013-14 Upper Deck Series 2 Hockey, double rookie class, hockey cards, NHL, Upper Deck | Comments (0)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Hockey Editor
Upper Deck Series 2 is capturing cards in its new set that didn’t make into the first go-around.
This February’s release will include another six Young Guns in every box along with a memorabilia cards from the Double Rookie Class.
2013-14 Upper Deck Series 2 Hockey will feature 24 packs and eight cards in each pack.
Posted on December 2, 2013 – 2:53 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Hockey | 2013-14 Heroes & Prospects, Connor McDavid, hockey, hockey cards, In The Game, Jonathan Drouin, NHL | Comments (2)
When looking for hockey prospects, one of the first places collectors look is to In The Game’s Heroes & Prospects set.
It has autographs and game-used memorabilia of future stars and the next installment is no exception.
Autographs of players such as Connor McDavid and Sam Reinhart will be included in 2013-14 Heroes & Prospects, scheduled to come out on Jan. 31.
Posted on December 2, 2013 – 1:45 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Basketball, Beckett Updates, Football, Hockey, Non-Sports, Pro Wrestling | Beckett Media Facebook chat, Beckett Updates, Chatter Up, Facebook chats | Comments (0)
Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds for this week’s Chatter Up over on the Beckett Media Facebook page on Wednesday night at 8:30 Central. There will be prize for active chatters during the two-hour session.
The prizes? Well, it will be an all-autograph edition this week. Among the autographs that will go out to collectors will be Manny Machado, George Springer, Wil Myers, Josh Donaldson, Homer Bailey, Dominic Brown, Lonnie Chisenhall and Wade Miley.
Click here to find the image above and leave an early comment there if you can’t make it — also look for the early bird question now for a shot at a prize.
If you can’t make the chat, be back on the page next week.
Posted on November 29, 2013 – 10:18 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Basketball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Football, Hockey | 2013 Panini Golden Age, baseball cards, black friday, Box Break, Panini America | Comments (5)
Join Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds as he rips into some Panini America Black Friday packs after buying a 2013 Panini Golden Age box in this latest edition of Box Busters.
What will he find inside? Watch and find out …
Posted on November 27, 2013 – 1:00 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Hockey | 2013-14 Totally Certified Hockey, hockey cards, Nathan MacKinnon, NHL, Panini America | Comments (0)
Totally Certified was supposed to make its debut in hockey last season. However, the abbreviated hockey season pushed the product back into this season’s calendar.
The first 2013-14 Totally Certified Hockey is scheduled to come out Feb. 26 with four five-card packs in every box. Each box will come with four hits (with at least one autograph guaranteed) and for Rookie Cards.
Posted on November 27, 2013 – 8:29 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Hockey | 2014 National Hockey Card Day, National Hockey Card Day, NHL, Upper Deck | Comments (0)
National Hockey Card Day is slated for January 18, 2014 in Canada and the United States.
Upper Deck has promoted this day throughout the last several years to get hockey fans into hobby shops across North America. This is the third year in a row it’s been hosted in the U.S.
The U.S. set will contain 21 cards with 11 rookies. Collectors will get a free pack of cards when they go to a participating hobby shop, and can get the 21st card with a $10 purchase of an Upper Deck product.
Posted on November 26, 2013 – 2:18 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Hockey | 2013 Black Friday, Panini America, Panini Roundtable | Comments (4)
Panini America is offering a special rewards program for card shops.
The Panini Roundtable recently launched with more than 800 stores in the United States and fewer than 300 in Canada. The purpose of the program is to drive customers into brick & mortar shops, giving local card stores opportunities to thrive.
“When you talk about longevity and things that are major drivers to have a sustainable business, you start with brick and mortar and end with brick and mortar,” said Panini America’s Tim Franz, Director of Sales.
Posted on November 25, 2013 – 3:46 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Basketball, Beckett Updates, Football, Hockey | Beckett Updates, Chatter Up, Facebook, Facebook chats | Comments (2)
Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds for this week’s Chatter Up over on the Beckett Media Facebook page on Wednesday night at 8:30 Central. Thanks to Topps for this week’s prizes, which will go out to active chatters during the two-hour session.