Category Archives: Just for Fun

Totally Fake Rookie Cards: 1989 Upper Deck Ken Griffey Jr. (Old-Kid version)


By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor

The 1989 Upper Deck homage starring the real Ken Griffey Jr. in the latest video from Macklemore was a big hit on the Internet yesterday with the obvious comparisons between then and now a fun viral topic.

But, as far as we had seen, nobody had actually taken today‘s version of The Kid and put him into his famed Rookie Card frame.

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Yep, that’s a 1989 Upper Deck Ken Griffey Jr. homage in Macklemore’s music video


By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor

The Kid is back … sort of.

Yep, that’s a 45-year-old Ken Griffey Jr. dressed as seen in his iconic 1989 Upper Deck Rookie Card in the video for “Downtown” (click to watch)  by Macklemore.

The future Hall of Famer appears in the Seattle-based rapper’s video — and the rapper appeared on his own baseball card earlier this year as a First Pitch celebrity in packs of  2015 Topps Series 1.

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Tweeting Retail: 2015 Topps WWE Road to WrestleMania

What did Beckett Sports Card Monthly‘s Chris Olds find when he ripped into a blaster box of 2015 Topps WWE Road to WrestleMania cards? Check it all out … after the jump.  Read More »

Totally Fake Rookie Cards: 1969 Topps Kenny Stabler


By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor | Commentary

The late Kenny “Snake” Stabler might be best-known for his legendary days as a member of the Oakland Raiders — a Hall of Fame caliber career that included 15 years in the NFL, more than 27,000 yards and 194 touchdowns.

What collectors might not know about the former league MVP and star in the Silver and Black was that he was drafted not once but three times by Major League Baseball teams.

Why? Apparently the appeal of a left-handed pitcher with a strong arm was just as strong then as it is today.

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Month of Marvel Giveaway No. 1

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By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst

The Month of Marvel is here!

From August 17 to September 18, we will be giving away cards everyday on our Instagram page and we will be having a weekly contest right here on All you have to do to enter is answer the question in the comment section below. After that, you’re eligible to win our weekly prize.

For the first week, we are not only giving away a complete base set of 2015 Fleer Retro Marvel, but also a complete base set of 2013 Fleer Retro Marvel (for complete checklists of each, please checkout our non-sports online price guide).

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Topps offers a behind-the-scenes look at process of making our trading cards

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Ever wondered the steps that go into making trading cards? Topps offers a glimpse …

Beckett’s Month of Marvel Giveaways


By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst

Summertime is nearing its end. But, the fun is just beginning in Beckett non-sports land. In fact, you could say we have a Marvel-ous month ahead of us.

From Aug. 17 to Sept. 18, Beckett non-sports will be promoting the Month of Marvel.

During this time, everyday on our Instagram page, we will be giving away cards from our Marvel vault. We will also be having weekly giveaways of Marvel cards and products, such as 2015 Marvel 3-D, a complete base set of 2015 Fleer Retro Marvel, etc.

Check back on Aug. 17 for the first contest. And, if you haven’t already, start following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram so you can have a chance of winning some great Marvel stuff.

Matt Bible is the non-sports and gaming analyst for Beckett Media. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at

Beckett readies new non-sports book


By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst

For the past five years, Beckett Media has produced its annual Gaming Almanac, which provides detailed checklists and pricing of collectible card games and non-sports cards for collectors and dealers alike.

This year, Beckett is producing gaming and non-sports books as their own standalone releases. The non-sports book is due in August, while the gaming book is due in November.

With this, Beckett is going to give the non-sports collector access to more checklists — more base sets, inserts, autographs, memorabilia cards and sketch cards.

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Five-card tribute to “Rowdy” Roddy Piper


By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst | Commentary

Just when you thought you had the answers, he changed the questions.

The world of professional wrestling suffered another loss last Friday as “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, the legendary icon who headlined the first Wrestlemania, died at the age of 61.

For the last 30 years, Piper had cemented his legacy in professional wrestling as one of the greatest “bad guys” the business had ever seen. He was also a pretty good actor, having starred in several feature films, most notably John Carpenter‘s cult sci-fi classic, They Live.

However, it was the main event match at ‘Mania that changed the game for Piper. He, along with “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff, challenged Hulk Hogan and Mr. T in a tag team showdown for the ages. Piper’s feud with Hogan established a new generation of wrestling fans and put sports entertainment into the national spotlight like never before.

And, with great popularity come great collectibles. Between cards and action figures, there are currently 345 Piper pieces in the Beckett database and the following five cards serve as a tribute to an incredible career.

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Competitive eating champ Matt Stonie coming to cardboard after NSCC appearance

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Competitive eater and 2015 Nathan’s Hot Dog champ Matt Stonie visited the National Sports Collectors Convention as a guest of Blowout Cards and landed a trading card deal before talking to Beckett Media’s Chris Olds.

For a sampling of his skills, check this out …

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In Search of Bob Christian


Bob Christian compiled a .224 lifetime batting average in 54 major league games. That included 4 home runs and 19 RBI. In 1968, he was a September call-up by the Detroit Tigers where he doubled in three at-bats. Three.

And I was thrilled to pay $350 for his autograph.

This is what the National Sports Collectors Convention is all about – finding the Bob Christians of the world. And when looking for a guy like Christian, it’s not easy. I needed his signature to add to my almost-complete 1968 Detroit Tigers autograph collection.

Why would anybody in their right mind pay that much for a non-descript ballplayer? My wife would ask the same question. But anyone who has been searching for that one difficult signature to complete a team autograph set (hello 1961 Yankees collectors needing Duke Maas) understand. And the reality of Bob Christian is that he wasn’t around long enough to sign a lot of items, even if there was a big demand back in the late 1960s and early ‘70s. For one thing, he spent his last season as a ballplayer playing in Japan.

But what really makes him a tough signature is the fact that Bob died of leukemia. He was just 28 years old.

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To rip or not to rip … that is the Ginter question


By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor | Commentary

It’s a question that has probably sparked many a debate for collectors during the last decade, and a situation that ultimately comes down to a personal choice about what to do with your cardboard.

With the latest edition of Topps‘ popular Allen & Ginter line arriving this week, the question arises again with a new batch of Rip Cards and a third helping of Double Rip Cards.

Do you rip it? Do you dare to tear?

The concept isn’t unique to Topps’ retro brand — it’s something that we’ve seen before in late-1990s Pinnacle cards with oversized releases containing a regular-size card inside. However, the cards back then weren’t found one per case and they weren’t serial-numbered and among the rarest cards in a brand. Now, though, the debate can be had — and if you’re lucky enough to pull a Double Rip then the debate might be twice as tough.

It’s one that I am faced with myself.

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Promo sets are only Jurassic World card options


By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst | Commentary

Jurassic World opened last night to much fanfare among moviegoers. I was there and it was two hours of amazing dino action. However, one thing you won’t find much of is Jurassic World cardboard. None of the major card companies acquired a license to produce the ultimate Jurassic World product.

But, as Jeff Goldblum so blatantly put it in the original Jurassic Park … life finds a way. And sometimes, so do cards.

Jurassic World collectors will not go home empty handed this summer as there are a couple nifty little sets out there that feature everyone’s favorite dinosaurs.

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You wouldn’t believe how I got my Letterman auto


By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor | Commentary

As David Letterman prepares for his final show on Wednesday — a career that has spanned more years than I’ve been alive — I couldn’t help but think about one autographed photo in my collection.

Exactly when I got it, I don’t remember. I didn’t see him sign it, either, but I’m fairly confident that it’s real.

The best part? You wouldn’t believe how I got it more than 20 years ago.

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Hobby challenge: Build an autographed card set


By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor

We all want the best player possible as the autograph every single time we open a box, but we should realize that’s not possible.

Why? Simple economics.

Every time a card company puts a card of The Iconic Veteran Player into a pack of cards that sells for $5, it’s actually losing money on that pack and the box that it’s in. Why? Because the player dictates his cost of signing — you take it or leave it — and that’s got nothing to do with how much the card will sell for on eBay or what your product might cost.

What do you do? Who makes it onto your checklist and who doesn’t? That’s up to you as the brand manager — but your goal is to hit your production numbers while also creating the best lineup you can that will appeal to the most people.

Do you load up on quality bargain players? Do you go for the big chase cards? Do you create a balanced product that would appeal to more people but not necessarily draw in the gambler types hoping for a crazy find?

Take our challenge … after the jump.

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Collecting becomes a family affair


By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor

Marcus Antoniuk may only be three years old, but he is already a seasoned collector – and a budding math expert thanks to trading cards.

At the recent 49th Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo, he came to the Beckett Media booth along with his family and showed off his addition skills. His father, Kevin, explained how pulling a Jonathan Quick card with a large number on it created a new collector.

“We started a year ago,” he said. “We were looking at some of my cards and open one box a month together as a family and when I opened a box and we pulled this card, which is his favorite and he loved it, he put it in there and said ‘it’s two’. He went through every card of mine that had a number and he wanted to take a look at it and he wanted to see what was two plus one and he loves everything about numbers. It was a great way to get him interested in the hobby and every time we open a box, he’d say ‘do we have number cards?’ It’s just a great way for us to share as a family and get him interested in sports and get him interested in cards at the same time.” Read More »

Getting “Up Close” with 2015 Bowman baseball



By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor | Commentary

Tear into a pack of the recently released 2015 Bowman baseball cards from Topps, and I’ll guarantee you one thing.

You might not get your favorite player. You might not get rich. You might not pull an autograph. But one thing that’s for sure when you open a pack — no matter how knowledgeable you are about the game you are or how many years you’ve collected cards — is that you’ll learn something.

No, seriously, you will learn something.

Get “up close” with card No. 26 and you’ll learn that Washington Nationals infielder Anthony Rendon is a “huge fan of Double Decker Tacos.” Not only that, but he “eschews social media,” likes The History Channel and plays guitar.  You can see for yourself above — and he’s hardly alone with some of the unusual things found on his card.

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Beckett Contest: Star Wars Second Chance Giveaway


By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst

This past weekend, Star Wars Celebration VII in Anaheim was a huge hit with dealers, collectors, and Star Wars fan boys and girls. Beckett even got in on the action by giving away a box of Star Wars Rebels and a limited edition Star Wars Funko figure.

Now, we are offering everyone a second chance. We have one more box of Rebels to give away and it could have your name on it. All you have to do is answer the following question: What are you looking forward to the most about the upcoming Star Wars film, The Force Awakens?

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Star Wars Celebration Giveaway


By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst

This weekend is a celebration. Or, as Yoda would say: “A celebration this weekend is.”

As everyone knows by now, Star Wars Celebration is enjoying huge success this weekend. A little bit of everything for the passionate Star Wars aficionado. Celebrities, panels, cosplaying, and more merchandise than Watto‘s junkyard.

Now, Beckett is going to get in on the action. We are giving away a prize package to celebrate the Celebration. All you have to do is answer the following questions: 1) Who is your favorite Star Wars character? 2) What is your favorite Star Wars film? 3) Who shot first: Han or Greedo?

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Beckett Non-Sport Profile: Vision


By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst

The list is powerful. Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Hulk, Wolverine, and Spider-Man.

All of these Marvel heroes at one time have belonged to the superhero fraternity known as The Avengers. However, there are many other heroes in this club who sometimes get overlooked. One of those heroes is Vision.

So, why is Vision significant to the Marvel Universe? For starters he is a key character in the Age of Ultron story line. Last week, Marvel finally revealed the first image of Vision for the upcoming Avengers sequel (above). And, if you’re not an avid comic book reader or fan boy, you probably had no idea this character even existed. Well, here is the low down on Vision, including some key collectibles and cards that collectors might want to keep an eye on…

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Beckett TBT: 1996 Amalgam



By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst

Nearly 20 years ago, the writers and artists of both DC and Marvel came together to give comic book collectors something special: Amalgam Comics.

The basic idea was to create a series of comic books that merged two characters, one each from the  Marvel and DC universes, into one unique uber-hero or uber-villain. Therefore, heroes such as Dark Claw (Batman/Wolverine), Super Soldier (Superman/Captain America), and Spider-Boy (Spider-Man/Superboy) were born to try and stop the exploits of such villains as the Hyena (Joker/Sabretooth), Green Skull (Lex Luthor/Red Skull), and Bizarnage (Carnage/Bizarro). This was an historic collaboration that exposed collectors and readers to dream comic hybrids  that would leave them hungry for more.  Read More »

Not our next Beckett Baseball cover … yet


By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor | Commentary

Will Ferrell‘s efforts to raise awareness — and funds — to fight cancer are just getting started with game-used memorabilia from each of the 10 MLB teams he played for headed to the auction block soon and an HBO special from Funny or Die coming later this year.

RealCoverwhiteToday, we’re sending the May issue of Beckett Baseball to the printer, and it will arrive in hobby shops soon with a certain hot pitcher on its cover.

No, it won’t be Ferrell, though he retired the only batter he faced on Thursday night when he was a pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers. It will be Jacob deGrom of the New York Mets — his first Beckett cover.

But with all the buzz about Ferrell’s mesmerizing skills on the diamond — best outfield arm ever — and all his transactions (they’re even officially listed) I had to do more than imagine what he might look like on a Beckett Baseball cover.

It’s likely to just remain a fantasy as his spring training appearances have come and gone, his playing days over, but there’s still a chance that the former Mariner, Athletic, Cub, Angel, Red, Diamondback, Giant, Dodger, Padre and White Sox star will appear on some baseball cards later this year. I’d even boldly predict he’d appear on a Beckett Baseball Hot List if that were to happen — even though I don’t even compile that.

If it happens, though, we’ll have it covered — and we might have a cover ready to go, too.

RELATED >>> Now is the time for real Will Ferrell baseball cards

Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball and Beckett Sports Card Monthly magazines. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at Follow him on Twitter @chrisolds2009.

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Beckett TBT: Dinosaurs Attack!


By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst | Commentary

It is considered to be one of the most controversial non-sports sets of all-time.

In 1988, Topps decided to capitalize on Mars Attacks‘ wave of popularity and produced a prehistoric homage of sorts called Dinosaurs Attack! The basic premise of the series is a scientific experiment gone horrifically wrong and a time portal transports dinosaurs to the modern day world. Hilarity and gore ensue, of course, and we get a slew of scenes that depict every day life, just with giant dinosaurs eating everything and everyone.

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Top 5: Cards of WWE Diva Paige

2015 Topps WWE This Is Awesome Paige

By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst | Commentary

When it comes to this year’s wrestling cards, this is her house.

The night after WrestleMania 30 last year, Paige made her WWE debut by winning the Divas Championship from AJ Lee on Raw. Ever since, she has ridden a wave of massive popularity among wrestling fans.

Now, a star of Total Divas and a two-time champion, her popularity is soaring with collectors of cardboard. The release of 2015 Topps WWE has opened the floodgates for Paige collectors, as it includes her “Rookie Card” and many firsts, including autographs, Relics and kiss cards. In a very strong product with many superstars from the past and present, such as John Cena, Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair, Paige is the hottest seller among all of them. While she doesn’t have many cards yet, here is a list of her all-time top five … after the jump.

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30 days, 30 teams, 30 contests … start here


UPDATE: We’ll continue our contests until Opening Day.

By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor

The start of a new baseball season is not far away and we wanted to add some march madness of the MLB variety to collectors’ routines leading up to the new season.

We’re presently running 30 contests for 30 teams that will last for 30 days.

Each MLB team will have a contest and a winner on that team’s Opening Day. How can you find out more? How can you enter? Click “read more” below for all 30 links.

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Artist uses game-used baseballs to make dress

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By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor

Spring training is the home of surprises — and we have our first for the year.

It’s a game-used dress.

Fans who attend New York Mets home spring games at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie, Fla., beginning on March 6 will have a chance to own this dress, which is made from the leather shells of 130 game-used MLB baseballs.

Yep, game-used baseballs.

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Your Oscar-winning autograph options are …

Steve Carell 8X10

By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst | Commentary

And the Oscar goes to…

On Sunday, that phrase will be heard many times as Hollywood’s elite gather to honor those who have cranked out the best film performances of the year. Yes, it’s that time of year again as the  87th Academy Awards will commence from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Oh, the glitz, the glamor, and the star power of that night. And, hopefully, not a Kanye appearance in sight.

This year, an eclectic group of nominees will compete for the four best-acting categories. There are first-time nominees, such as Emma Stone and Eddie Redmayne, and seasoned Oscar veterans like Meryl Streep, who has racked up an impressive 19 nominations and three wins during her legendary career. From the youngest nominee, Emma Stone (26), and the oldest, Robert Duvall (84), we have a 40-year old virgin, Khan Noonien Singh, June Carter-Cash, and an American sniper. And, as Tony Stark would say, “We have a Hulk.” Well, two actually. All in all, among these 20 nominees, there are 59 nominations and six wins.

However, the most-impressive statistic in this analyst’s eyes is the number of nominees who have portrayed or will portray characters in superhero films. There are nine actors and actresses on this list: Michael Keaton (Batman, Batman Returns), Benedict Cumberbatch (Dr. Strange), Bradley Cooper (Guardians of the Galaxy), Ed Norton (The Incredible Hulk) , Mark Ruffalo (The Avengers), J.K. Simmons (Spider-Man 1-3), Felicity Jones (The Amazing Spider-Man 2), Marion Cotillard (The Dark Knight Rises), and Stone (The Amazing Spider-Man 1 & 2). Needless to say, Marvel and DC Comics are very well represented at these Oscars.

And, one doesn’t have to look too far before finding a few key non-sports issues of these talented nominees. In no particular order, here are the top examples …

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Win this Odell Beckham Jr. auto in the April BSCM


If you’re plugged in online, then you might have heard about Odell Beckham Jr.‘s recent #SignMyTweet session.

If not, you should have been on last week where we told everybody about the free promotional signing by XFinity Sports where he signed a number of tweets sent to him as part of the event. If you saw it, you could have tweeted the Offensive Rookie of the Year award-winner and maybe, just maybe, received some ink.

@BeckettMedia tweeted him and got lucky. Now, one reader of Beckett Sports Card Monthly will be a winner when the tweet Beckham signed above will be given away in a future issue. Look for details in the April 2015 issue in stores next month. — Chris Olds

Your Turn: How would you spend $4.5 million in Super Bowl commercial cash?


By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor | Commentary

The cost of a 30-second commercial during the Super Bowl on Sunday is $4.5 million.

That’s $150,000 a second — and for most of us that single second is more cash than we see in a year. Since we have better things to spend our money on than that — you know, we buy cards — it got us wondering how we could spend that kind of money.

Maybe we’d buy 300,000 copies of Tom Brady‘s 2000 Fleer Tradition Rookie Card. Or perhaps we’d pick off that many 2012 Panini Contenders Richard Sherman RCs since, you know, it’s his only RC.

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Contest: The Walking Dead Mid-Season Premiere


By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst | Commentary

Season 5 of The Walking Dead has been a huge roller coaster ride thus far. The trials and tribulations that the post-apocalyptic family of Rick Grimes deal with are becoming more grueling and disparaging. The walkers are more disgusting and rotted than ever, resources and food are scarce, and the outsiders are more sadistic and violent. When the series returns on Feb. 8, the fate of Rick, Michonne, Daryl, and everyone else looks very grim. The characters will most likely face some very emotionally draining situations. This begs the question: What have been the most emotionally draining, shocking, or tragic moments in the history of the series? Well, fear not, Walking Dead-heads! After fan feedback and in-depth research, I have listed the top 5.

**Warning: Spoilers ahead**

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The Deflategate Football Card of the Day™ is …


By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor | Commentary

As an NFL coach, Bill Belichick doesn’t have too many football cards — and he doesn’t have any game-used memorabilia cards.

But this Tom Brady 2002 Absolute Memorabilia game-used football card?

Well, it just feels special today, doesn’t it? It’s our Deflategate Football Card of the Day™ … and it’s awesome.

Tell us what you think of the card in the comments below.

Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball and Beckett Sports Card Monthly magazines. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.

Upper Deck Gets Funny In New Packs To The People

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Packs To The People is back again and going where it has never been before.

In the newest episode, Upper Deck pays a visit to the Spectacles Improv Engine, an Orange County-based comedy theatre company, and makes the cards part of the show. Host Andrew Long gets the troop members to check out 2014-15 Upper Deck Hockey Series One and the audience members also have a chance to bust some packs.

Upper Deck posted the video last night on their YouTube channel and collectors can now see some of the highlights of what was pulled by some members of the crowd that evening.

It’s National Bobblehead Day — show your bobbles



By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor

They’ve been around for decades, nodding along to whatever whims or tunes you presented them.

They’re bobbleheads — and today is National Bobblehead Day according to the people planning to open a National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum.

Since this one’s just for fun, we want to know … who would you want to see have a bobblehead?

If you already have your favorite, you can show us in the comments below. (You’ll never guess whose office has the display seen above.)

Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball and Beckett Sports Card Monthly magazines. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.



Holiday Hockey Memories


By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor | Commentary

Back in 1986, I was a typical 10-year-old kid hoping to find something incredible under the Christmas tree and the man in red delivered something unexpected in my stocking that year – a complete set of 1977-78 O-Pee-Chee WHA hockey cards!

Even at the age, I was crazy about the history of the game and to get my first-ever card of Gordie Howe was a genuine thrill as I knew of his exploits on the ice. Going through those 66 cards, it was incredible to see players from the teams I had only read about. In addition to Mr. Hockey, I was able to enjoy cards of Frank Mahovlich, Bobby Hull, Robbie Ftorek and others that starred in the Rival League.

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Top 10: Alabama football fans who need an auto


By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor | Commentary

A pair of upcoming games in the college football world and one other major development on the college football trading card front has had this University of Alabama grad thinking.

Sure, there are a pair of football games to come soon that could lead to the school’s 16th national championship — its fourth since 2009 — but I’ve been thinking about all the possibilities for Crimson Tide cardboard. Why? Panini America is expected to have deals in place with nearly all of the major schools next year, creating a college-card push we may not have seen before in the hobby.

So, the company that took one of  Paul “Bear” Bryant’s iconic Houndstooth fedoras and made it into a card (above), might now be exploring the history and the tradition of Alabama football. There are plenty of possibilities — Paul W. Bryant Museum cards showing iconic pieces in its archives, Walk of Fame cards, Bowl game program cards, campus landmarks, stadium seat memorabilia cards, game-used cards and so much more. And, of course, there would be autographs.

The autograph front is one where another past creation of the company, the autographed celebrity cards launched about a decade ago called “Fans of the Game,” could truly make a school-centric card release even more interesting. Sure, we all expect the gridiron legends to appear in a card set — and Alabama has a few with the likes of Joe Namath, Bart Starr, Ozzie Newsome, Derrick Thomas and many, many more in more recent years — but a college-centric Fans of the Game inclusion could be interesting to even non-collectors.

Here’s my list of 10 iconic Alabama superfans or famous grads who would be cool certified autographs to find in packs … after the jump.

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