Posted on January 30, 2015 – 9:32 am | Author: chrisolds
Football, Just for Fun, World Of Sports, Your Turn | BGS, football cards, super bowl, Super Bowl Commercials | Comments (5)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor | Commentary
The cost of a 30-second commercial during the Super Bowl on Sunday is $4.5 million.
That’s $150,000 a second — and for most of us that single second is more cash than we see in a year. Since we have better things to spend our money on than that — you know, we buy cards — it got us wondering how we could spend that kind of money.
Maybe we’d buy 300,000 copies of Tom Brady‘s 2000 Fleer Tradition Rookie Card. Or perhaps we’d pick off that many 2012 Panini Contenders Richard Sherman RCs since, you know, it’s his only RC.
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Posted on December 29, 2014 – 3:46 pm | Author: chrisolds
Your Turn | 2015, 2015 predictions, sports cards | Comments (12)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor
As our clocks and calendars creep toward a new year, we’re curious what’s on the minds of collectors.
After all, we know there are plenty of you out there with plenty to say about your hobby and we want to know one thing — what do you predict for the hobby in 2015?
Posted on December 10, 2014 – 4:56 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Your Turn | 2014 Topps Five Star, Babe Ruth, New York Yankees, Roger Maris, Topps, Yankees | Comments (23)
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
We all know Roger Maris‘ story of 61 in ’61 and we all know whose record he toppled.
Today, Topps‘ high-end Five Star brand arrived with a Relic pairing Maris and Babe Ruth — something that, believe it or not, hasn’t happened all that often in the modern era of cardboard. In fact, the players have only been paired up on 50 items in the Beckett.com database.
Want memorabilia cards? On that front there are only 30 previous cards to choose from and nearly all of them are limited to far fewer than 50 copies per card.
It’s an impressive one and it got us thinking … which duos would you like to see on a card?
Tell us in the comments below.
Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball and Beckett Sports Card Monthly magazines. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.
Posted on December 8, 2014 – 12:14 pm | Author: chrisolds
Industry News, Your Turn | Gavin Escobar, group breaks, Panini America, Topps, Ty Cobb, Upper Deck | Comments (17)
Group breaks have become big business in the last few years, and we’re taking a look at them in the next issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly.
One thing we want to see are what one or two key cards you have landed while doing a group break. Maybe it’s something legendary like a Ty Cobb memorabilia card — or maybe it was a legendary haul of Gavin Escobar autographs all found in the same case.
Either way, we want to hear about it — no matter what the player or sport.
In the comments below, show us an image (link) of your best pull, what it might have cost you (if you remember) and where you got it from.
We’ll run some of the most-notable finds in the issue.