Category Archives: Multisport

2015 Panini UCLA Trading Cards First Look

Posted on August 27, 2015 – 2:15 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor When Panini went all-in with their various exclusive NCAA deals, part of the plan was to produce several school-specific sets. 2015 Panini UCLA is one such release. Delving into baseball, basketball and football, the product covers a broad history of the school’s athletics. In addition to traditional boxes, blasters […]

Five-card tribute to “Rowdy” Roddy Piper

Posted on August 4, 2015 – 9:20 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 […]

First Look: 2015 Sportkings Vault

Posted on July 22, 2015 – 10:35 am Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media Last year, Leaf Trading Cards purchased the Sportkings brand from In The Game and as the hobby awaits the next release of the iconic multi-sport product, there is a special release hitting card stores in late August in the form of 2015 Sportkings Vault. In recent months, older In […]

Leaf announces National redemption program plans

Posted on July 12, 2015 – 7:07 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media Leaf Trading Cards will once again have a solid presence in the corporate section at the 36th National Sports Collectors Convention later this month and it has announced it will once again hold a redemption program for hobbyists in attendance. Those coming to the Leaf booth and breaking a […]

Box Busters: 2015 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions

Posted on July 7, 2015 – 3:22 pm Author: chrisolds

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Chris Olds and Justin Grunert as they rip into boxes of 2015 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Panini’s National VIP cards focus on freshmen

Posted on July 5, 2015 – 9:40 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media Panini America has revealed details about its plans for collectors that have purchased VIP admission packages for the upcoming 36th National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago. Every bag handed out to those opting to buy the show’s VIP package is set to receive a coupon they can take to […]

First Look: 2015 Leaf Legends of Sport

Posted on June 28, 2015 – 12:52 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media After a three-year absence, Leaf Trading Cards is bringing back its Legends of Sport brand back to hobby store shelves in 2015 and the company has touted it as spanning “the widest range of the greatest athletes in their respective sports.” Collectors will get to make that judgment for […]

Sunday Conversation: Super Break’s Scott Allen

Posted on June 14, 2015 – 12:30 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media Super Break Sports has gained a following among high-rolling hobbyists for their premium releases and the company made waves in 2013 with the creation of “The Bar” – a jumbo original art card featuring cut signatures or other items connected to legends in the sports, entertainment and political worlds. […]

Gallery: 2015 Panini Father’s Day autos and parallels

Posted on June 12, 2015 – 9:45 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media Next week, Panini America‘s annual Father’s Day promotional packs will be released to card shops and baseball, basketball, and football card collectors will be busting packs hoping to find an autograph or a low-numbered base set parallel. After reaching out to hobbyists via social media on Friday, Panini granted […]

Upper Deck divulges plans for National

Posted on May 27, 2015 – 1:07 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media As we get closer to the 2015 National Sports Collectors Convention, trading card companies are getting ready to reveal details about their redemption programs and booth activities and Upper Deck has beat them all to the punch in letting collectors know what they can expect in Chicago from July […]

First Look: 2015 Leaf Memorabilia Vault

Posted on May 21, 2015 – 3:38 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media Repacked memorabilia products have been growing in popularity as of late and Leaf Trading Cards is about to get in on the action with 2015 Leaf Memorabilia Vault. Loaded up with a strong and broad selection of memorabilia from a variety of genres, there will be 10 items inside […]

First Look: 2015 Super Break Box Breakers Edition

Posted on May 8, 2015 – 3:24 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media One of the most wonderful things about collecting trading cards, autographs and memorabilia are those rare moments when a collector uncovers an incredible jaw-dropping treasure. With next week’s release of 2015 Super Break Box Breakers Edition, the thrill and chase for some of the hobby’s most coveted items can […]

First Look: 2015 Leaf Rookie Retro

Posted on April 13, 2015 – 3:30 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media Returning after a one-year hiatus, Leaf Rookie Retro is poised to hit store shelves in the coming days and the company has managed to combine some of today’s hottest young stars with many of the best rookie cards the hobby has ever seen inside of each pack. Since Leaf […]

First Look: 2015 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions

Posted on March 5, 2015 – 8:48 am Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media A quirky collector favorite is back again this year as early details have surfaced regarding 2015 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions. Known as the place to find truly unique pieces of memorabilia along with a strong mix of athletes from a variety of sports, this brand has established a reputation […]

ESPN’s Stuart Scott loses cancer battle

Posted on January 4, 2015 – 11:18 am Author: chrisolds

Long-time ESPN anchor Stuart Scott who helped bring personality and non-traditional approaches to broadcasting and SportsCenter lost his long-time battle with cancer on Sunday. He was 49.

First Look: 2014 Leaf Q

Posted on December 23, 2014 – 9:12 am Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media This year, Leaf Trading Cards has been busy putting out products that cater to a variety of collectors and with their upcoming release, 2014 Leaf Q, they are seeking to make a serious impact in the super-premium market once it hits store shelves in early January. Featuring some of […]

Lance Armstrong has eluded major cardboard

Posted on August 23, 2012 – 10:04 pm Author: chrisolds

Lance Armstrong appears on just eight trading cards valued at a total of $11.

Box Busters: 2012 Goodwin Champions

Posted on August 21, 2012 – 2:27 pm Author: chrisolds

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Chris Olds and Bryan Hornbeck as they rip into a pair of 2012 Goodwin Champions boxes from Upper Deck in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Upper Deck adds Civil War items to Goodwin

Posted on August 14, 2012 – 10:06 am Author: Susan Lulgjuraj

Upper Deck is taking a different approach to 2012 Goodwin Champions – which still showcases athletes – by taking a look at America’s history.

AT THE NATIONAL: A post-show mega-gallery

Posted on August 13, 2012 – 9:49 pm Author: chrisolds

It’s just a small glimpse at much of what was seen at the show.

Do you have Olympic fever? Check out what everything is worth right here …

Posted on August 8, 2012 – 12:18 pm Author: chrisolds

At the link below, you can download a price guide for the entirety of the product, a sampling of what you’ll find for everything on Beckett.com for everything that’s there every single day.

AT THE NATIONAL: Dick Perez attends his first NSCC

Posted on August 3, 2012 – 3:11 pm Author: Susan Lulgjuraj

All those Diamond Kings and Turkey Reds later, and Dick Perez has finally attended his first National.

AT THE NATIONAL: VIP packages sell out

Posted on August 3, 2012 – 12:27 pm Author: Susan Lulgjuraj

For the first time in the 33 years of the National Sports Collectors Convention the Super VIP and VIP packages have sold out, said NSCC organizer Mike Berkus on Friday.

AT THE NATIONAL: Upper Deck rewards casebreakers with prizes

Posted on August 2, 2012 – 3:09 pm Author: Susan Lulgjuraj

Upper Deck is making redemptions worthwhile for these big spenders by giving away prizes for collectors breaking select 2012 Upper Deck cases.

AT THE NATIONAL: Group case breakers open more nearly 200 Panini redemption packs

Posted on August 2, 2012 – 1:36 pm Author: Susan Lulgjuraj

BALTIMORE – Not everyone can make it to the National Sports Collectors Convention. Money, distance and work are all things that can get in the way.

AT THE NATIONAL: Palmer, Schoendienst, Youngblood, Finch, Robinson unavailable for autos

Posted on August 1, 2012 – 8:04 pm Author: Susan Lulgjuraj

Jim Palmer, Red Schoendienst, Jack Youngblood, Jennie Finch and Frank Robinson will not be signing,

AT THE NATIONAL: Your Beckett starter kit

Posted on August 1, 2012 – 1:31 pm Author: chrisolds

If you’re heading to the National Sports Collectors Convention this weekend, here are all of our past stories written leading up to the event all in one place.

Missy Franklin’s ink tops Justin Bieber’s

Posted on July 31, 2012 – 11:55 am Author: chrisolds

Winning gold has meant added attention to her autographed cards in the 2012 Topps U.S. Olympic Team product.

A look at Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte’s cards

Posted on July 30, 2012 – 11:20 am Author: Susan Lulgjuraj

Ryan Lochte’s hottest cards right now are from the current Topps set.

UD offers redemption pick up and raffle at NSCC

Posted on July 11, 2012 – 3:55 pm Author: Susan Lulgjuraj

Upper Deck is including a program for redemptions at its booth at the National Sports Collectors Convention.

Sportkings announces NSCC VIP and redemption programs

Posted on July 10, 2012 – 1:14 pm Author: Susan Lulgjuraj

If you like games, the Sportkings booth may be the spot for collectors at the National Sports Collectors Convention.

Box Busters: 2012 Marvel Beginnings II

Posted on June 18, 2012 – 5:18 pm Author: Admin

Watch to see two grown men nerd out over the Marvel Universe. Oh, and the cards are awesome, too.

Will you take the $10 Card Shop Challenge?

Posted on June 12, 2012 – 5:41 pm Author: chrisolds

It’s time for another version of the $10 Card Shop Challenge Are you ready? The deadline is Friday, June 15 …

How did your dad pass the trading card torch?

Posted on June 11, 2012 – 4:59 pm Author: Admin

With Father’s Day coming up, we’d like to invite collectors to share their dad-related hobby memories

Some Topps Olympic autos already look golden

Posted on May 16, 2012 – 7:08 pm Author: chrisolds

Autographs for seven cards (showcasing six athletes) have reached or topped the $100 plateau since Topps’ set arrived.