Posted on November 13, 2014 – 8:27 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Basketball, Beckett Grading Services, Football, Just for Fun, Pro Wrestling | Beckett Grading Services, BGS Diary | Comments (0)
We recently introduced the BGS Diary (click to read) and it seems like a few of you liked hearing about what — and why — Beckett Baseball Editor Chris Olds submitted what he did for grading.
That was last month’s BGS submission. For this month, we’re getting a bit interactive. He’s prepared his five cards for grading and we want to see if you can predict which of his cards will end up slabbed. Of the 10 cards listed below, five are headed to BGS today for his next BGS Diary.
Can you predict which ones they will be?
November BGS Diary Predictor: What will Olds submit?
Total Voters: 159
Posted on November 8, 2014 – 1:29 am | Author: Stephen Laroche
Hockey, Hockey, Just for Fun | Hockey Card Stories, Ken Reid, O-Pee-Chee, Ripping Retro | Comments (0)
Join Beckett Hockey editor Stephen Laroche and Ken Reid, author of Hockey Card Stories as they break open packs of 1983-84 O-Pee-Chee Hockey. Will they try to eat 30-year-old pieces of gum? Find out at the end of this video!
Posted on October 24, 2014 – 7:26 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Just for Fun, Latest News, Pop Culture News | Kansas City Royals, MLB, Paul Rudd, Topps, Topps Bunt, World Series | Comments (3)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
Actor Paul Rudd is a big Kansas City Royals backer and baseball fans have seen plenty of him on television as his team has marched to the World Series.
Now, thanks to Topps, they can get his baseball card — and all the company had to do was trade him a 1975 Topps George Brett Rookie Card to seal the deal.
Rudd has been added to packs of Topps Bunt baseball cards — the mobile app for iPhone and Android that has let collectors hunt for virtual cards and in some cases turn them into real money. (Yep, those who can’t pull them from packs buy the rights to them in online auctions just like the real cards.)
“Pretty fired up to be able to give Paul Rudd his own card in @ToppsBUNT!” tweeted Chris R. Vaccaro, who is the head of app operations for Topps Digital. “Awesome working with Paul to get this done.”
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Posted on October 22, 2014 – 8:44 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Just for Fun | Baseball nicknames, Buster Posey, Gerald Posey, Kansas City Royals, MLB, San Francisco Giants, World Series | Comments (13)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor | Commentary
From the Just for Fun file …
Sometimes a baseball card can create questions … like what might the San Francisco Giants’ All-Star catcher look like as a Kansas City Royal?
In 2012 the Royals hosted the Midsummer Classic and this Topps card with a piece of Gerald Dempster Posey III‘s All-Star jersey was the result. Now, with the Fall Classic in K.C., we have a different question for you …