Posted on March 21, 2014 – 3:19 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Football, Hockey, MMA, Multisport, Non-Sports, Pro Wrestling, Racing, Soccer, Tennis | checklists, Panini America, Topps, Twitter, Upper Deck | Comments (4)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor
Checklists can be a hot topic. Some collectors clamor for them, others are more nonchalant about the whole thing.
But one thing they have all noticed is how checklists don’t seem to come out until at least release day. It’s rare that a final checklist is released early, but a lot of that has to do with getting autographs back from athletes and finalizing paperwork and information from printers.
Collectors had a discussion about checklists on Twitter on Thursday night. See their reactions and what group late checklists seems to affect most.
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Posted on March 17, 2014 – 3:08 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Basketball, Beckett Updates, Boxing, Football, Golf, Hockey, Non-Sports, Pro Wrestling, Racing, Soccer, Tennis | Beckett Sports Card Monthly, Beckett SuperCollector, supercollector | Comments (0)
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By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor
We haven’t been seeing enough of collectors’ passions in the pages of Beckett Sports Card Monthly, so here’s another call for SuperCollectors.
We run them nearly every month in the magazine, setting aside space for your stories, your photos and your information. Later in the year, we’re likely to do our annual showcase issue where we highlight 15 to 20 collectors for the world to see.
Perhaps it’s because of your massive collection of Barry Larkin cards — or perhaps it’s for your stash of hundreds of through-the-mail autographs. Whatever it is that you collect, we want to hear about it, whether it’s baseball, football, basketball or hockey — or any other sport … or non-sports … or whatever you can imagine.
What are the steps for entry? Click the link below.
Posted on January 15, 2014 – 3:12 pm | Author: chrisolds
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We all have our favorite players an our favorite cards from the stuff that seemingly everybody collects — or at least stuff everyone is familiar with — from the Big Four sports.
For the upcoming “Others Issue” of Beckett Sports Card Monthly, though, we want to hear about your cherished cards from the sports that aren’t baseball, football, basketball or hockey — or at least not the typical stuff from those sports.
Better yet, we want you to show us your favorites — as long as they aren’t the norm — show us and tell us about your favorite card or set in the comments below.
Posted on October 22, 2013 – 11:12 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Tennis | Ace Authentic, Leaf, Maria Sharapova, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Tennis | Comments (1)
Leaf is coming out with another tennis product under the Ace Authentic banner.
It bought Ace Authentic with plans on pushing into the tennis market, getting autographs of players like Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova. This is the last time Leaf is using the Ace Authentic name.
Next month, Leaf will release 2013 Ace Authentic Grand Slam Tennis with 10 autographs in every box.
Posted on October 2, 2013 – 6:20 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
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Leaf has added art cards and autographs in several products over the last year.
Now, it has put it all together for one set – 2013 Leaf Masterworks.
Leaf Masterworks contains three art cards with an autograph of the featured athlete. Since these are all custom created, every card is considered 1-of-1.
Posted on September 20, 2013 – 6:36 pm | Author: chrisolds
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If you’re an autograph hound — or merely a collector of certified ink — Beckett Media has a new book just for you.
The newest offering in the Beckett library is the Beckett Autographs Price Guide, a release solely dedicated to autographs. The 432-page book includes a pair of feature stories to assist ink collectors hunting on their own and to spot some of the landmark certified sets. In addition, there are more than 1,000 exemplar images of autographs for most notable players from the Big Four sports as well as a few others and also a gallery of presidential autographs.
Lastly, more than 300 pages of the $49.95 book are dedicated to price guides for most major certified autograph sets from the four major sports as well as those from racing, golf, tennis and multi-sport releases.
For more information or to order a copy, click here.
Posted on September 13, 2013 – 11:15 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Baseball, Football, Non-Sports, Tennis | 2008 Allen & Ginter, 2008 Sports Legends, 2013 Psych trading cards, 2013 Topps Platinum Football, Billy Hamilton, Julius Thomas, Serena Williams | Comments (1)
September baseball call-ups saw a spike in their card prices this week, but probably none better than Billy Hamilton.
The Cincinnati Reds speedster has four stolen bases and three runs in five games. Although he is 0-for-2. Hamilton has made pinch-running exciting for card collectors.
His card have seen a jump in value this past week – after steadily dropping as collectors wondered if he would ever called up. He only batted .256 in the minors this year in triple-A. Hamilton got plenty of attention last year when he stole 175 bases.
Posted on July 3, 2013 – 1:58 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
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Leaf is making it possible pick your redemption at the National Sports Collectors Convention with Leaf Bucks.
By opening different products at the Leaf booth, collectors will earn bucks toward redemption prizes such as autographs, an NSCC six-card set or memorabilia.
Los Angeles Dodgers sensation Yasiel Puig is the star of Leaf’s redemption set. The company will have Puig in six different poses with the Chicago skyline as a backdrop.
Posted on April 11, 2013 – 7:30 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Tennis | 2013 Ace Authentic Signature Series Tennis, Billie Jean King, Carolina Wozniacki, Leaf Trading Cards, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Victoria Asarenko | Comments (5)
Leaf will bring its first tennis-only product to the market at the end of the month.
The company acquired Ace Authentic’s trading card line in December and less than six months later, 2013 Ace Authentic Signature Series Tennis will be here.