Category Archives: Just for Fun

Beckett Gaming Preview: Bushiroad Spring Lineup

Posted on April 20, 2016 – 10:08 am Author: Matt Bible

000000 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 […]

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

Posted on April 7, 2016 – 11:18 am Author: Matt Bible

000000 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 April 1, 2016 – 12:58 pm Author: Matt Bible

000000 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 […]

Box Busters: 1996 Amalgam

Posted on March 24, 2016 – 12:12 pm Author: Justin Grunert

000000Beckett non-sports and gaming analyst Matt Bible and Eric Norton as they open 1996 Amalgam. What will they find inside? Watch and find out … Leave a comment below and let us know what two superheroes you’d love to see amalgamated into one. You could win a full base set of 1996 Amalgam. A winner […]

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

Posted on March 23, 2016 – 10:21 am Author: Matt Bible

000000 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.

Yu-gi-oh! News and Notes

Posted on February 15, 2016 – 10:25 am Author: Matt Bible

000000 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.

Top Five: Daniel Bryan Cards

Posted on February 9, 2016 – 12:32 pm Author: Matt Bible

000000 By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst | Commentary NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! That was the reaction of millions of wrestling fans worldwide yesterday as they received the news — WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan is retiring. Bryan, also known throughout the wrestling community as Bryan Danielson, had been suffering from continuous […]

Retro Busters: 1996 Independence Day

Posted on February 4, 2016 – 9:17 pm Author: Justin Grunert

000000Join Beckett non-sports and gaming analyst Matt Bible and Eric Norton as they open 1996 Independence Day.

Order 66 Toys To Discuss Star Wars Publication on KVCE Radio

Posted on January 26, 2016 – 4:21 pm Author: Matt Bible

000000 By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst Attention Star Wars fans! Tomorrow from 7:00 to 9:00 am CT, Order 66 Toys will be appearing on the KVCE radio program, DFW Business Today, to discuss the Complete Guide to Star Wars Collectibles, as well as Beckett’s plans for future publications devoted to collectibles of […]

Holiday Retro Busters: 2000 How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Posted on December 11, 2015 – 2:10 pm Author: Justin Grunert

000000Join Beckett non-sports and gaming analyst Matt Bible and Eric Norton as they take a trip to Whoville and open 2000 How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Will they pull the elusive Ron Howard autograph? Click the video and find out…  

2015 DBZ World Championship

Posted on December 4, 2015 – 8:40 pm Author: Matt Bible

000000 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 Non-Sports: Holiday Retro Busters Preview

Posted on November 22, 2015 – 11:27 pm Author: Matt Bible

000000 By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst It is once again that time of year. A time to spread good tidings and cheer to our fellow man and what better way to do that here at Beckett than have special holiday editions of Retro Busters? While there aren’t many holiday releases from […]

Box Busters: 2015 Crusaders of Lornia

Posted on November 20, 2015 – 4:14 pm Author: Justin Grunert

000000Join Beckett non-sports and gaming analyst Matt Bible and guest commentator/gaming expert Ian McDaries as they open 2015 Crusaders of Lornia. This is Eternal Relic Games’ initial release, so we are giving a ton of stuff away. Watch the video and leave a comment. You could win a playmat, recruitment deck, a rare promo card, […]

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

Posted on November 20, 2015 – 12:13 pm Author: Matt Bible

000000 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 […]

Retro Busters: 1995 Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls

Posted on November 10, 2015 – 4:58 pm Author: Justin Grunert

000000Join Beckett non-sports and gaming analyst Matt Bible and Eric Norton as they open 1995 Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls. What wonders await them? Watch and find out …

Beckett Gaming: Dragonball Z Evolution Top 5

Posted on November 9, 2015 – 2:34 pm Author: Matt Bible

000000 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.

Slam-O-Ween Weekly Giveaway #4

Posted on October 25, 2015 – 11:42 pm Author: Matt Bible

000000 By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst The time has come for the final giveaway in our first annual Slam-O-Ween. We hope everyone has enjoyed it thus far. Be sure to check out our Instagram page for our final week of daily giveaways. There are always some great prizes over there. Now, for […]

Halloween Retro Busters Preview: 1991 Addams Family

Posted on October 24, 2015 – 1:10 am Author: Matt Bible

000000 By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst | Commentary It’s almost time once again for a pack of ghouls and ghosts to rise from the grave, for black cats to cross everyone’s path, and millions of trick-or-treaters to run around like chickens with their heads cut off and suffer from a gluttonous […]

Beckett Non-Sports: Retro Busters Preview

Posted on October 12, 2015 – 8:56 am Author: Matt Bible

000000 By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst One of the fun things about working for Beckett is coming up with ideas to be more interactive with collectors. Some of the ways we’ve been doing that in the non-sports and gaming department is having special monthly promotions, such as Month of Marvel and […]

Slam-O-Ween Weekly Giveaway #1

Posted on October 6, 2015 – 3:59 pm Author: Matt Bible

000000 By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst Here we go, everyone! We’re a tad late to the party for the first Slam-O-Ween giveaway, but we promise it’s a good one. In honor of their surprise return to WWE, we have a 2009 Tristar TNA Autographs Blue of The Dudley Boys #14/60 (known […]

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

Posted on August 28, 2015 – 11:52 am Author: chrisolds

That’s where our Totally Fake Rookie Cards crew comes in. Right here, right now, you can see what a new version of that card might look like.

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

Posted on August 27, 2015 – 3:11 pm Author: chrisolds

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” by Macklemore.

Tweeting Retail: 2015 Topps WWE Road to WrestleMania

Posted on August 17, 2015 – 8:58 pm Author: chrisolds

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?

Totally Fake Rookie Cards: 1969 Topps Kenny Stabler

Posted on August 17, 2015 – 5:02 pm Author: chrisolds

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.

Month of Marvel Giveaway No. 1

Posted on August 17, 2015 – 9:08 am Author: Matt Bible

The Month of Marvel has begun.

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

Posted on August 13, 2015 – 11:15 am Author: chrisolds

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

Beckett’s Month of Marvel Giveaways

Posted on August 10, 2015 – 9:49 am Author: Matt Bible

000000 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, […]

Beckett readies new non-sports book

Posted on August 5, 2015 – 3:18 pm Author: Matt Bible

000000 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 […]

Five-card tribute to “Rowdy” Roddy Piper

Posted on August 4, 2015 – 9:20 pm Author: Matt Bible

000000 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 […]

Competitive eating champ Matt Stonie coming to cardboard after NSCC appearance

Posted on August 2, 2015 – 9:59 am Author: chrisolds

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.

In Search of Bob Christian

Posted on July 30, 2015 – 4:55 pm Author: Mike Payne

000000 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 […]

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

Posted on July 24, 2015 – 6:03 pm Author: chrisolds

Do you rip it? Do you dare to tear?

Promo sets are only Jurassic World card options

Posted on June 12, 2015 – 10:58 am Author: Matt Bible

000000 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 […]

You wouldn’t believe how I got my Letterman auto

Posted on May 19, 2015 – 7:53 pm Author: chrisolds

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.

Hobby challenge: Build an autographed card set

Posted on May 14, 2015 – 4:20 pm Author: chrisolds

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.