Category Archives: Beckett News

Beckett Expands Into Comics Market,
 Acquires Comic Book Certification Service

Posted on October 23, 2017 – 10:19 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on Beckett Media acquiring Comic Book Certification Service and adding it to the Beckett grading and authentication family.

Industry Veterans Ted Barker, Al Muir Return to Beckett Media

Posted on October 20, 2017 – 2:02 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

ndustry veterans Ted Barker and Al Muir have rejoined the Beckett Media team as Senior Sales Executive and Hockey Editor, respectively.

Goodwin & Co. Extends Auction Due to Hurricane Irma

Posted on September 12, 2017 – 3:13 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on Goodwin & Co. extending the close of its Masterpieces & Uncommon Commons LXXII auction due to Hurricane Irma.

2017 Beckett National Convention Scavenger Hunt Is On

Posted on July 27, 2017 – 8:25 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

2017 Beckett National Convention Scavenger Hunt details and checklist. Find out how to get exclusive promos and a set of special metal promos.

Outlander Non-Sport Update Issue Sells Out in Less Than a Week

Posted on May 25, 2017 – 4:09 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

The June/July, 2017 issue of Non-Sport Update magazine, which highlights Outlander on the cover, sold out in less than one week.

Important Beckett Grading Changes

Posted on April 12, 2017 – 6:33 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on new policies for Beckett Grading Services introduced in April, 2017.

Beckett Authentication Services Is Ramping Up

Posted on February 27, 2017 – 12:07 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Get the latest news on Beckett Authentication Services including information and links on how to submit your items, contacts and more.

Beckett Radio This Week: Ty Wilson of Breaker Culture, the Enduring Legacy of Zubaz

Posted on February 16, 2017 – 4:14 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Beckett Radio for February 16, 2017. Guests include Ty Wilson of Breaker Culture and David Wright who talks 1991 Pro Line Portraits Football.

Beckett Media Is Hiring

Posted on February 10, 2017 – 12:14 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Looking for a career in collectibles? Beckett Media is hiring. Find out about some of our current openings and how to apply.

Beckett Radio This Week: Mike James, Beckett Authentication’s Steve Grad

Posted on February 9, 2017 – 12:15 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Beckett Radio episode for February 9, 2016. Guests include artist Mike James, who talks about Welcome to the Show, and Beckett Authentication’s Steve Grad.

This Week on Beckett Radio: Evan Mathis, Custom Cards from Tanner Jones, 2017 Topps Series 1

Posted on February 2, 2017 – 4:41 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Beckett Radio for February 2, 2017. Guests include Tanner Jones talking about his custom card project, Evan Mathis and his card collection and more.

Beckett Radio: Wax Ecstatic, Steve Grad, Baseball Hall of Fame Autographs

Posted on January 19, 2017 – 6:45 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Beckett Radio broadcast for January 19, 2017. Guests include Beckett Authentication’s Steve Grad and Matt Sammons of the Wax Ecstatic podcast.

2016-17 Upper Deck Series Two Young Guns revealed

Posted on January 11, 2017 – 5:09 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

00000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor The wait is finally over for hockey collectors that have been anxious to see which players were slated to be Young Guns in 2016-17 Upper Deck Series Two. The checklist was revealed today at Upper Deck’s Certified Diamond Dealer Conference in Phoenix and posted on Twitter by […]

Beckett Radio: Actor Scott Schwartz, Beckett Grading Update

Posted on January 5, 2017 – 5:02 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Beckett Radio episode for January 5, 2017. Interview guests include actor Scott Schwartz and Derek Ficken of Beckett Grading.

Beckett Radio: Star Wars Special Edition

Posted on December 29, 2016 – 12:46 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Beckett Radio episode for December 29, 2016. Recorded at Order 66 Toys, the Star Wars-themed show includes an interview with Nalini Krishan.

Beckett Marketplace Launches Improved Search, Best Offer Options

Posted on December 21, 2016 – 4:18 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on the Beckett Marketplace launching improved search functions as well as a new Best Offer option with select dealers.

This Week on Beckett Radio: Dak and Zeke, 2016 Topps Transcendent Breaks

Posted on December 2, 2016 – 6:00 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Beckett Radio show for December 1, 2016. Guests include Anthony Andro of the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram who talks about the local impact Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott are having in the hobby.

Win a 2016 Panini Prizm Michael Irvin Autograph

Posted on November 21, 2016 – 4:20 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Enter to win a 2016 Panini Prizm Michael Irvin autograph courtesy of 2Bros Sports Collectibles.

Look What Beckett Authentication Saw Today

Posted on November 18, 2016 – 5:35 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

A spectacular Babe Ruth signed ball gets the distinction of being the first item with a full Letter of Authenticity from Beckett Authentication Services.

Exclusive Topps Star Wars: Rogue One Mission Briefing Promo Card in Non-Sport Update Variant Issue

Posted on November 18, 2016 – 3:38 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on an exclusive 2016 Topps Star Wars: Rogue One Mission Briefing promo card available with a variant issue of Non-Sport Update Magazine.

Beckett Authentication Services Debut at 2016 Fanatics Sports Spectacular

Posted on November 17, 2016 – 8:33 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on Beckett Authentication Services making its official show debut at the 2016 Fanatics Sports Spectacular in Chicago from November 18-20, 2016.

Beckett Media and Maple Leafs from the past and present close out the Fall 2016 Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo

Posted on November 13, 2016 – 7:15 am Author: Stephen Laroche

00000 The Fall 2016 Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo draws to its conclusion today and fans in Toronto are excited for the chance to interact with Maple Leafs from the past and present along with other sporting legends. Held at the International Centre, the event boasts hundreds of dealer tables, opportunities to meet with representative from […]

What to look for on Day 1 of the Fall 2016 Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo

Posted on November 11, 2016 – 11:30 am Author: Stephen Laroche

00000 The Fall 2016 Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo has finally arrived and the long-running show will open its doors this afternoon for thousands of collectors. Excitement is in the air for the first in-pack rookie cards of Auston Matthews and the newest rookies, but long-time attendees know that there is so much more to experience. […]

Beckett Grading Heads to China

Posted on November 9, 2016 – 12:08 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on Beckett Grading’s trip to China and their experiences over there with the hobby.

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

Posted on November 4, 2016 – 2:34 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

00000 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 […]

Win an Ezekiel Elliott 2016 Prestige Xtra Points Red Autograph

Posted on October 27, 2016 – 1:15 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Enter to win a 2016 Prestige Football Xtra Points Red Rookie Autographs Ezekiel Elliott courtesy of 2Bros Sports Collectibles. Contest closes October 30, 2016.

Pawn Stars’ Steve Grad Joins Beckett, Launches Beckett Authentication Services

Posted on October 19, 2016 – 1:00 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Beckett Authentication Services has launched. The company will be led by Steve Grad, a long-time leader in the autograph industry. Grad is joined by Brian Sobrero.

Win an Autographed Yogi Berra Baseball from Steiner Sports

Posted on October 18, 2016 – 12:19 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Enter to win a signed Yogi Berra baseball courtesy of Steiner Sports. Contest ends October 23, 2016.

Beckett Radio This Week: Talking Shop, Junk Wax and Meeting Gordie Howe

Posted on October 13, 2016 – 2:24 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Beckett Radio broadcast for October 13, 2016. Episode includes interviews with a couple of shop owners sharing insights on their businesses and more.

Contest — Enter to Win a 2016 Absolute Brett Favre Auto Jersey and a 1/1 Emmitt Smith

Posted on September 28, 2016 – 3:05 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Enter to win a 2016 Panini Absolute Brett Favre autographed jersey card or a one-of-one Emmitt Smith.

FREE Star Trek Trading Cards and Action Figure Price Guide

Posted on September 23, 2016 – 5:37 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Download Beckett’s free Star Trek trading cards and action figure price guide. It covers five decades of cards, toys, figures, trading card games and more.

Beckett Radio This Week: Top Shelf Breaks, T206, Funko NYCC Exclusives

Posted on September 22, 2016 – 12:56 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Beckett Radio for September 22, 2016. Interviews include GotBaseballCards.com, Top Shelf Breaks and more.

Beckett Radio This Week: The Art Collecting In-Person Autographs

Posted on September 15, 2016 – 1:25 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Beckett Radio broadcast for September 15, 2016. The focus is on collecting in-person autographs with a pair of interviews offering tips on what to do and not to do.

Beckett Radio This Week: Through-the-Mail Autographs, On-Demand Cards, Bowman Autographs

Posted on September 8, 2016 – 12:41 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Beckett Radio podcast for September 8, 2016. Episode includes TTM autograph tip from AJ of The Lost Collector, 2016 Bowman Chrome Autographs, Panini Eternal and more.

Beckett Radio: Artist Brent Naughton, Stephen Laroche Talks 2016 NHLPA Rookie Showcase

Posted on September 2, 2016 – 11:03 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

Beckett Radio episode for September 1, 2016. Guests include artist Brent Naughton and Stephen Laroche talking about the 2016 NHLPA Rookie Showcase.