Category Archives: Latest News

Heading to the Fall 2016 Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo? Check out what Beckett Media has to offer!

Posted on Friday November 4th, 2016 – 02:34 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media The excitement among hockey collectors for the Fall 2016 Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo in Toronto is starting to reach a feverish pitch and Beckett Media will be in the thick of things as we plan to offer all of our latest titles along with an opportunity to get your […]

Beckett’s 2nd Annual Superhero September

Posted on Friday September 9th, 2016 – 12:21 PM Author: Matt Bible

By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports Analyst This year, Month of Marvel has made like Mystique and morphed into something different (and a little bit more expansive): SUPERHERO SEPTEMBER!

PSA 10 Wayne Gretzky rookie card up for auction once again

Posted on Thursday May 26th, 2016 – 04:46 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor The Wayne Gretzky rookie card from the 1979-80 O-Pee-Chee Hockey set has long been considered one of the hobby’s most celebrated and iconic cards and finding a high-grade copy can be a challenge for even the most advanced collectors – even if they have deep pockets. Now, collectors […]

Beckett Gaming Preview: Bushiroad Spring Lineup

Posted on Wednesday April 20th, 2016 – 10:08 AM Author: Matt Bible

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 come…

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

Posted on Thursday April 7th, 2016 – 11:18 AM Author: Matt Bible

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 Friday April 1st, 2016 – 12:58 PM Author: Matt Bible

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 at […]

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

Posted on Wednesday March 23rd, 2016 – 10:21 AM Author: Matt Bible

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.

Beckett Gaming Profile: 2016 DBZ Perfection

Posted on Wednesday March 2nd, 2016 – 02:14 AM Author: Matt Bible

By Ian McDaries | Guest Commentary Cell is here! Dragon Ball Z Perfection is upon us. This  new DBZ set includes 142 cards with an additional 15 Dragon Rares that are all based off of Cell’s personalities. Here are a few of the cards to watch out for…

Yu-gi-oh! News and Notes

Posted on Monday February 15th, 2016 – 10:25 AM Author: Matt Bible

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 Tuesday February 9th, 2016 – 12:32 PM Author: Matt Bible

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 injuries […]

Yu-Gi-Oh! Emperor of Darkness has arrived

Posted on Tuesday February 2nd, 2016 – 06:29 PM Author: Matt Bible

By Ian McDaries | Guest Commentary Greetings fellow duelists! On January 29, we saw the release of the new Yu-Gi-Oh! Structure Deck, Emperor of Darkness. This deck caters to all players who are fans of the Monarch card types. The deck comes with 41 Cards broken down as follows: 2 Ultra Rares, 3 Super Rares, 36 Commons and 1 Token card. Today we will […]

Order 66 Toys To Discuss Star Wars Publication on KVCE Radio

Posted on Tuesday January 26th, 2016 – 04:21 PM Author: Matt Bible

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 characters […]

Beckett Gaming Profile: Force of Will The Twilight Wanderer

Posted on Tuesday December 22nd, 2015 – 12:47 AM Author: Matt Bible

By Ian McDaries | Guest Commentary This past Friday, the latest expansion for the Force of Will was released — The Twilight Wanderer. Today we are going to look over some of the impactful cards in the set and how they may change the meta-game.

2015 DBZ World Championship

Posted on Friday December 4th, 2015 – 08:40 PM Author: Matt Bible

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?

Box Busters: 2015 Crusaders of Lornia

Posted on Friday November 20th, 2015 – 04:14 PM Author: Justin Grunert

Join 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 Friday November 20th, 2015 – 12:13 PM Author: Matt Bible

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 Exodia, […]

Monday Morning Collector: NFL Week 10

Posted on Monday November 16th, 2015 – 10:45 AM Author: Dan Hitt

Every Monday morning throughout the NFL season, we’ll select our rookie, veteran and breakout players of the week and provide a run down on why collectors should take notice. Here are our selections for NFL Week 10.   By Justin Grunert and Dan Hitt   Veteran of the Week: Adrian Peterson, RB, Vikings (203 yards […]

Beckett Gaming: Dragonball Z Evolution Top 5

Posted on Monday November 9th, 2015 – 02:34 PM Author: Matt Bible

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.

Monday Morning Collector: NFL Week 8

Posted on Monday November 2nd, 2015 – 11:37 AM Author: Dan Hitt

Every Monday morning throughout the NFL season, we’ll select our rookie, veteran and breakout players of the week and provide a run down on why collectors should take notice. Here are our selections for NFL Week 8. By Justin Grunert and Dan Hitt   Rookie of the Week: Jameis Winston, QB, Buccaneers (177 yards passing, […]

New Beckett Covers collection to be offered at the 2015 Fall Expo

Posted on Thursday October 29th, 2015 – 07:48 AM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor After its success at the National Sports Collectors Convention in recent years, Beckett Media is proud to reveal that is has created a set exclusive to attendees of next weekend’s Fall 2015 Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo held at the International Centre near Toronto. The Beckett Covers 2015 Fall […]

Magic The Gathering Pro-Tour Battle for Zendikar Results

Posted on Sunday October 25th, 2015 – 06:55 PM Author: Matt Bible

By Ian McDaries | Guest Commentary This past weekend Magic The Gathering players witnessed another historical event take place; the kick off of the Battle for Zendikar Pro-Tour. The tournament is filled with some of the most skilled players throughout the world, and at the end of the tournament, Kazuyuki Takimura was crowned the winner. Takimura won […]

Magic The Gathering: A New Standard

Posted on Monday October 12th, 2015 – 09:38 AM Author: Matt Bible

By Ian McDaries | Guest Commentary This past weekend was the 2nd Star City Games Standard Open of the Battle for Zendikar format, and the meta is beginning to take shape. The top 8 decks consisted of 4 Jeskai decks, 3 Green-White Megamorph and 1 Bant Megamorph. The final match came down to a Green-White Megamorph […]

2015 Topps Star Wars 5X7 NYCC Exclusives

Posted on Tuesday October 6th, 2015 – 12:16 PM Author: Matt Bible

By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst This weekend at New York Comic Con, Topps will once again entice collectors with an all-new series of oversized Star Wars exclusives. Becoming quite the convention tradition, this will be the third series of oversized cards devoted to a galaxy far, far away that Topps has […]

2015 New York Comic Con Funko Exclusives

Posted on Monday October 5th, 2015 – 01:16 PM Author: Matt Bible

By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst | Commentary New York City Comic Con will take place October 8 – 11 and Funko will once again be there to release an entire new line of exclusives for collectors and dealers to enjoy. Take a peak inside to see what wonderful surprises await the […]

Battle for Zendikar Pre-release Report

Posted on Monday October 5th, 2015 – 11:01 AM Author: Matt Bible

By Ian McDaries | Guest Commentary Hello fellow spell slingers! Today I am coming to you with my tournament report from the Battle for Zendikar Pre-Release! In this article I will cover the rare cards I pulled, provide a deck list of what I ran, and a quick synopsis of each round. Before I get started, […]

Monday Morning Collector: NFL Week 3

Posted on Monday September 28th, 2015 – 10:23 AM Author: Dan Hitt

Every Monday morning throughout the NFL season, we’ll select our rookie, veteran and breakout players of the week and provide a run down on why collectors should take notice. Here are our selections for NFL Week 3.   By Justin Grunert and Dan Hitt   Rookie of the Week: Karlos Williams, RB, Bills (110 yards […]

2015 Force of Will World Championships

Posted on Tuesday September 22nd, 2015 – 02:11 PM Author: Matt Bible

By Ian McDaries | Guest Commentary Over the last few days, this radical and exciting new trading card game has been hosting their very first world championship tournament in Japan! Force of Will was released in North America earlier this year and it has become a huge success. Over the weekend, 24 members of Team USA traveled […]

Beckett Slam-O-Ween 2015

Posted on Wednesday September 16th, 2015 – 08:45 AM Author: Matt Bible

By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst As the non-sports and gaming analyst, it’s always fun to collaborate with my fellow analysts about future projects and giveaways. We are always brainstorming to come up with fun and exciting contests and giveaways for the collector. Beckett most recently promoted our inaugural Month of Marvel in […]

English Teen Chases Vintage Baseball Cards

Posted on Wednesday August 12th, 2015 – 04:10 PM Author: Mike Payne

By Mike Payne Of the thousands who attended the 36th National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago recently, it’s likely few travelled as far as 13-year-old Owen Randell. It’s a long way from England to Chicago. Randell was attending his first National with his grandfather, Joe Kroes, a resident of upstate New York. The 13-year-old from […]

Beckett readies new non-sports book

Posted on Wednesday August 5th, 2015 – 03:18 PM Author: Matt Bible

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 […]

Five-card tribute to “Rowdy” Roddy Piper

Posted on Tuesday August 4th, 2015 – 09:20 PM Author: Matt Bible

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 […]

Clemente RC Sale a “Market Changer”

Posted on Friday July 31st, 2015 – 12:38 PM Author: Mike Payne

By Mike Payne Of the first 129 lots sold during the first night of the two-night Heritage Auctions Platinum Night auction Thursday night at the National Sports Collectors Convention, it was a piece of cardboard that shocked Chris Ivy the most. A 1955 Topps Roberto Clemente Rookie Card, graded a Mint 9 by PSA, sold […]

Breaking News: Martin Brodeur Ready To Retire

Posted on Tuesday January 27th, 2015 – 12:51 PM Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor The hockey world is buzzing about the imminent retirement of the legendary Martin Brodeur and an official announcement is expected to come at a press conference on Thursday. While he staged a brief comeback with the St. Louis Blues earlier this season, it was simply a last hurrah […]

Monday Morning Collector: NFL Playoffs (Divisional)

Posted on Monday January 12th, 2015 – 10:46 AM Author: Dan Hitt

  By Justin Grunert and Dan Hitt Every Monday morning throughout the NFL season, we’ve selected our rookie, veteran and breakout players of the week and provide a run down on why collectors should take notice. During the Playoffs, the top three performers making a hobby impact will be highlighted. Here are our selections for […]

Monday Morning Collector: NFL Playoffs (Wild Card Round)

Posted on Monday January 5th, 2015 – 10:37 AM Author: Dan Hitt

By Justin Grunert and Dan Hitt Every Monday morning throughout the NFL season, we’ve selected our rookie, veteran and breakout players of the week and provide a run down on why collectors should take notice. During the Playoffs, the top three performers making a hobby impact will be highlighted. Here are our selections for the […]