Category Archives: Industry News

The Best Card Investments Under $250

Posted on April 6, 2018 – 12:22 am Author: Vinnie Rullo

There are many different levels of collectors. Sure, we’d all love to be the guy who can buy an Aaron Judge Rookie Card for $16,000, but most of us don’t have that kind of money lying around. Instead, here are some less expensive cards that you can invest in with potentials for high returns. 2013-14 […]

Panini’s Signing with the (Future) Stars

Posted on March 20, 2018 – 10:01 am Author: Mike Payne

Highlights from the 2018 Panini Spring Training Road Trip in Arizona, which saw lots of baseball prospects sign autographs for upcoming sets.

Is Topps About to Be Put Up For Sale?

Posted on March 5, 2018 – 9:30 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on a report that Topps could be put up for sale by the company’s parent owners Madison Dearborn Partners and Tornante.

And the Winner for Card of the Year at the 2018 Industry Summit Awards Is…

Posted on March 2, 2018 – 10:56 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

List of the winners at the 2018 Industry Summit Awards including Card of the Year to the 2016-17 Panini Prizm Ben Simmons Rookie Card.

Hall of Famers Galore Among 2018 National Sports Collectors Convention Autograph Signers

Posted on March 1, 2018 – 11:47 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

Find out who’s signing autographs at the 2018 National Sports Collectors Convention. The lineup includes Hall of Famers from several sports.

Dr. Jim Beckett and Dallas’ Important Place in Sports Card History

Posted on February 28, 2018 – 1:43 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Highlights of Dr. Jim Beckett’s keynote address at the 2018 Industry Summit highlighting the importance of Dallas in the sports card world.

Bobby Orr, Joe Montana Headline 2018 Sport Card & Memorabilia Expo in May

Posted on February 21, 2018 – 11:02 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

Bobby Orr and Joe Montana are among the signers at the 2018 Sport Card & Memorabilia Expo in May. Get details on the signings and the show.

17 Sports Cards That Defined the Hobby in 2017

Posted on January 2, 2018 – 7:28 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Looking back 17 sports cards that helped shape the hobby in 2017. Includes notable stars, trends and other memorable cards of note.

National Hobby Shop Day Slated for December 9

Posted on December 4, 2017 – 6:08 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 National Hobby Shop Day details, participating shop list and more. The event takes place Saturday, December 9 at participating card stores.

Beckett Expands Into Comics Market,
 Acquires Comic Book Certification Service

Posted on October 23, 2017 – 10:19 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on Beckett Media acquiring Comic Book Certification Service and adding it to the Beckett grading and authentication family.

Industry Veterans Ted Barker, Al Muir Return to Beckett Media

Posted on October 20, 2017 – 2:02 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

ndustry veterans Ted Barker and Al Muir have rejoined the Beckett Media team as Senior Sales Executive and Hockey Editor, respectively.

Joe Orlando Named Collectors Universe CEO

Posted on October 9, 2017 – 8:33 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on Joe Orlando being named CEO of Collectors Universe, Inc. and Steve Sloan being promoted to PSA vice president.

Aaron Rodgers Signs as Steiner Exclusive

Posted on September 26, 2017 – 1:45 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on Aaron Rodgers signing an exclusive memorabilia deal with Steiner Sports.

Didi Gregorius, Steiner Sports Sign Exclusive Memorabilia Deal

Posted on September 21, 2017 – 5:00 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on Didi Gregorius of the New York Yankees signing an exclusive memorabilia deal with Steiner Sports.

Stephen Curry Signs Exclusive Autograph Deal with Steiner Sports

Posted on September 20, 2017 – 10:31 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on Stephen Curry signing an exclusive deal with Steiner Sports for autographed memorabilia.

Landen Palatino Passes Away

Posted on August 28, 2017 – 10:13 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Young Landen Palatino has passed away. When he was diagnosed with brain cancer, his friend, Brady Kahle, established Cards4ACause sell cards and help.

Panini 1st Off the Line Program Offers Collectors Early Access, Exclusive Cards

Posted on August 22, 2017 – 2:01 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Panini 1st Off the Line program details, how it works, planned products and more. The program has exclusive cards offered direct to collectors.

Sweet Product Has The Babe’s Blessing

Posted on August 4, 2017 – 11:10 am Author: Mike Payne

Details on the launch of Babe Ruth’s Long Ball Black Licorice including background on the project and how it has the blessing of Ruth’s family.

National Sports Collector Convention Locations and Dates for 2018, 2019, 2020

Posted on August 1, 2017 – 1:42 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Planning to go to the National Sports Collectors Convention in 2018, 2019 or 2020? Here are the dates, locations and venues for the upcoming shows.

2017 Topps National Q&A Live Blog

Posted on July 28, 2017 – 5:52 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

It’s a packed house at the annual Topps Q&A at the 2017 National Collectors Convention. Follow along.

The National Isn’t Just Cards, It’s a Sports Museum

Posted on July 28, 2017 – 4:08 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Even if you’re not a collector but love sports, there are plenty of pieces on display to connect with the past delve deep into history.

12 Things to Do at the 2017 National Sports Collectors Convention This Weekend

Posted on July 28, 2017 – 10:34 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

Get the most out of your 2017 National Sports Collectors Convention experience. Here are 12 ideas on what to do this weekend at the show.

2017 Beckett National Convention Scavenger Hunt Is On

Posted on July 27, 2017 – 8:25 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Beckett National Convention Scavenger Hunt details and checklist. Find out how to get exclusive promos and a set of special metal promos.

2017 National Sports Collectors Convention Autograph Signers

Posted on July 26, 2017 – 6:09 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

Find out who the 2017 National Sports Collectors Convention autograph signers are for every sport. The show takes place July 26-30 in Chicago.

Seattle Seahawks star K.J. Wright ready to make Panini NFL Player of the Day appearance

Posted on July 21, 2017 – 9:42 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor For most NFL collectors, the opportunity to meet one of their favorite players is a rare and treasured experience. The thrill of seeing someone you cheer on every week can be just a fleeting moment, but for a lucky collector named Tommy Dickerson, it will be […]

2017 National Sports Collectors Convention Exclusive Cards

Posted on July 18, 2017 – 10:03 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

Detailed breakdown of the 2017 National Sports Collectors Convention exclusive cards. Includes wrapper redemption programs, VIP promos and more.

2017 Panini National Convention Wrapper Redemption Details

Posted on July 17, 2017 – 4:56 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Panini National Convention Wrapper Redemption checklist covers several sports. Get details on how to get them, players in the set and more.

Panini Responds to Prizm Dak Prescott Autograph Issue

Posted on July 7, 2017 – 10:56 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Panini has addressed questionable 2016 Prizm Dak Prescott autographs sent to collectors. Find out what they’re doing about it and their plans with Prescott going forward.

See a Loving Wife Make a Life-Changing Announcement with Baseball Cards

Posted on July 7, 2017 – 10:30 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

See how Heather Winfree made a life-changing announcement to her husband Steve through a custom baseball card.

2017 Panini Father’s Day Cards > Socks — See the Full Checklist

Posted on June 19, 2017 – 3:19 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

The 2017 Panini Father’s Day checklist covers football, basketball, baseball and more. Get details on the promo set, what to expect and more.

Panini, NBA Extend Exclusive Basketball Card and Sticker License

Posted on June 1, 2017 – 12:09 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Panini and the NBA have once again extended their exclusive basketball card and sticker license.

Leaf Trading Cards signs exclusive deal with NHL prospect Nico Hischier

Posted on May 19, 2017 – 4:47 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Another salvo has been fired by Leaf Trading Cards as the company has just announced an exclusive multi-year autographed trading card pact with prospect Nico Hischier, who is regarded as the potential second overall pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. The Halifax Mooseheads star had a phenomenal […]

2017 Summit Award Spotlight: Ultimate Box Breaks’ Bryan Gavin – Best Customer Communication

Posted on May 15, 2017 – 12:45 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Interview with Bryan Gavin of Ultimate Box Breaks on the importance of strong customer communication within the breaking community.

2017 Summit Awards Spotlight: GTS Distribution, Excellence In Communication

Posted on May 5, 2017 – 12:59 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Interview with Joe Fallon, Director of Business Management for GTS Distribution, discussing his company’s 2017 Industry Summit Award.

Upper Deck Bounty program to start with 2016-17 SP Authentic Hockey

Posted on May 3, 2017 – 8:58 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Upper Deck recently took a long look at the growing impact of online group breaks and other influencing factors on collecting and the impact they were having on the secondary market values of cards and the long-term impact they were having on the practice of building sets. In […]