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Posted on November 9, 2013 – 11:00 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Golf, Hockey | 2013 Fall Expo, Fall Sports Expo, Mel Wolff, Upper Decl | Comments (2)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Hockey Editor
Upper Deck gathered fans at its booth on Friday night at the Fall Sports Expo.
It was ready to give away prizes for a free raffle, which included uncut sheets, hobby boxes and autograph cards. But in the few moments before the raffle, Upper Deck recognized a longtime dealer Mel Wolff who passed away recently.
Upper Deck did it by what it does best – making a trading card of him.
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Posted on November 9, 2013 – 9:04 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Hockey | 2013 Fall Expo, Panini America | Comments (45)
Beckett Hockey editor Susan Lulgjuraj opened several Panini America Fall Expo wrapper redemption packs. She pulled some nice cards, including an autograph.
Watch the video to see how you can win the autograph!
Posted on November 8, 2013 – 10:03 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Hockey | 2013 Fall Expo, NHL, Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo, Toronto Fall Expo | Comments (0)
I attended my first Fall Expo a year ago, essentially standing in hockey card heaven.
However, I was told by many Expo veterans that it was a light show. The NHL Lockout was in full swing and no one knew at the time when the NHL would be back.
I heard how much fun the Expo would be and just how crazy it will get. And if you love hockey, this is the place to be.
But this Fall Expo should be crazier.
Posted on November 3, 2013 – 5:41 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Hockey | 2013 Sportscard & Memorabilia Expo, 2013 Toronto Fall Expo, Fall Expo, Panini America | Comments (2)
Panini America has revealed how collectors can get exclusive 2013 Toronto Fall Expo packs for next weekend’s show.
To get their hands on these packs, collectors have to bring an unopened box of select Panini products, and open them at the Panini booth. Depending on the products, collectors get anywhere from five to 20 2013 Sportscard & Memorabilia Fall Expo packs.
Panini has included cards of rookies from all four major sports numbered to 399, Cracked Ice parallels, Tools of the Trade memorabilia cards, Player Sketch Cards and plenty of autographed variations.
Posted on November 1, 2013 – 4:43 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Hockey | 2013 Superlative - The First Six, 2013 Toronto Fall Expo, Fall Expo, hockey cards, In The Game, In The GameLand, itg, Wayne Gretzky | Comments (0)
Every Toronto Expo, In The Game has a display of jerseys showing off CHLs sweaters or other neat jerseys it gets.
At the Fall Expo, ITG will show off classic game-used jersey to showcase Superlative – The First Six. Jerseys of Wayne Gretzky, Gordie Howe, Niklas Lindstrom, Bobby Orr and others will be on display at In The Game Land at the Fall Expo, which starts Nov. 8 at the Toronto Expo Centre in Mississauga, Ontario.
The jerseys may get you in the area, but ITG doesn’t want you to come empty-handed as it will also have a redemption program. Here are the rules:
Posted on November 1, 2013 – 1:40 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Hockey | Alex Carbajal, Bakersfield Blaze, Boston Red Sox, Chico Outlaws, Chico State Wildcats, hockey cards, Hudson Valley Renegades, Josh Hamilton, Lincoln Saltdogs, Mark Parent, minor league baseball, NHL, panini, Panini America, Tampa Bay Rays | Comments (1)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
About a decade ago, you might have found Alex Carbajal on a pitcher’s mound in Florida at Ed Smith Stadium wearing a Sarasota Red Sox uniform gripping a baseball in his left hand while looking in for a sign from catcher Jim Buckley.
Today, though, he can be found in Texas helping Panini America make hockey cards as a licenses acquisitions manager — a role that is pretty important to card collectors though they may not know what exactly it entails.
“I negotiate and manage all the hockey signature contracts for Panini,” said the 35-year-old who celebrates a birthday next week. “I also procure the game-worn and game-used equipment for our cards. I work closely with product development and help with their checklists by contacting players and signing them to their deals. I am also the person the players turn to if they want cards of themselves.
“Weird how that worked out.”
Posted on October 31, 2013 – 10:45 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Hockey | 2013 Sportscard & Memorabilia Expo, Fall Expo, Toronto Fall Expo, Upper Deck, Upper Deck Authenticated | Comments (0)
Upper Deck has announced its plans for the 2013 Sportscard & Memorabilia Expo – that’s the Fall Expo for the rest of you.
Exclusive Priority Signings are back with a new design. Collectors can get autographs of players such as Alex Galchenyuk, Brendan Gallagher, Patrick Roy, Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin and more on these cards only found at the Expo.
Posted on October 31, 2013 – 10:15 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Hockey | hockey, hockey cards, In The Game, itg, NHL, NHLPA | Comments (3)
The 2013-14 hockey season is underway and in just a few days, the trading card season is set to take off in a big way. Upper Deck Series 1 and Panini Select come out with the first products featuring rookies from both 2012-13 and 2013-14.
But collectors may get another option soon.
In The Game submitted a proposal for an NHL Players Association license, Beckett Media confirmed.
Posted on October 29, 2013 – 10:24 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Hockey | Edmonton Oilers, Edmonton Oilers Collection, hockey, Mark Messier, Nail Yakupov, NHL, Ryan Nugent Hopkins, Taylor Hall, Upper Deck, Wayne Gretzky | Comments (0)
Upper Deck is creating a set strictly for Edmonton Oilers fans.
The Edmonton Oilers Collection will feature 10 packs per box with 10 cards in each pack. Each box will have three autographs, two manufactured patches and five rainbow foil parallels.
The Oilers have a long history with some of the best players including Wayne Gretzky, Mark Messier and Grant Fuhr. The set will also include Edmonton’s newest stars such as Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Nail Yakupov.
Posted on October 28, 2013 – 5:14 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Basketball, Beckett Grading Services, Football, Hockey, Racing | Beckett Grading Services, Beckett Sports Card Monthly, Beckett Updates, Behind the Scenes, Blowout Cards, BSCM Behind the scenes, Dave & Adams Card World, Panini America, press pass, sports card printing, Topps, Upper Deck | Comments (3)
Just a small view from the warehouse floor of the Baseball Card Exchange. You can see a much grander scene in the next issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly — the Behind The Scenes Issue.
By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor
Step through the door of a card company and you might be surprised that what’s inside isn’t all wax packs and bubble gum.
The reality is that in many instances the locations that help sports cards come to life — or come to your door — look a lot like everywhere else but with hints and touches that there might be something unique, something creative, going on at times.
Armed with a checklist of photo ideas — blanket categories or concepts that might not apply to all locations — we recruited talent behind the scenes at several card companies and other businesses in the industry to present a visual story of what things look like everyday in the parts of the hobby you probably don’t see.