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Tag Archives: Albert Pujols

First Look: 2014 Panini Classics baseball cards

After nearly a decade on the bench, Classics is back.

THE DANDY DOZEN: The priciest* Bowman Chrome baseball autographs

Ever wonder which Bowman Chrome prospect/rookie autos (excluding parallels*) are the most expensive?

First look: 2014 Donruss Series 2 baseball cards

Panini America is readying a second series of Donruss baseball cards in the year of its return to the baseball field and it will arrive soon — Aug. 6 to be exact.

Your Turn (Beckett Baseball No. 100) — Who has impressed you the most in MLB this season?

As the first month of the MLB season comes to an end, we’re curious about who has captured your attention and who has captured your cardboard dollars.

Albert Pujols joins the 500 Home Run Club — does it still matter to collectors? Tell us …

Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols hit his 500th career home run Tuesday night in Washington, D.C.

Beckett 20 Questions on … baseball cards & more

Here’s the latest installment of Beckett’s 20 Questions … this time focusing on baseball cards.

Ripping Retail: 2013 Topps Qubi baseball stampers

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into a pack of 2013 Topps Qubi collectable stampers in this latest episode of Ripping Retail.

Your Turn (Beckett Baseball No. 90): Which MLB rookie arrivals were most memorable?

Tell us who you think made the biggest impact upon arrival in the comments below — and pick your top 10 in our poll.

Beckett Baseball: Look back at 2012 via our covers

We want you to pick our best Beckett Baseball cover for 2012.

First look: 2012 Leaf Legends of Sport

Legends of Sport is scheduled to come out at the end of January and each box will contain three autograph cards.

Collecting Concepts: It’s your birthday …

Years ago, while flipping through my priceless copy of Total Baseball — what us baseball geeks did before the Interwebs — I noticed that a single postseason baseball game was played the day I was born and that a single player had homered that day.

First look: 2012 Panini Prime Cuts

Panini America revealed the latest edition of Prime Cuts on Tuesday and the 2012 edition will arrive in October — just six months after the arrival of the 2011 product.

Card Gallery: 2012 Topps Allen & Ginter

This year’s edition of Topps Allen & Ginter officially arrives in hobby shops today.

Upcoming Topps Tier One will let you hobnob with elites via massive bat knob set

For card collectors and game-used cards, bats are not always as impressive. It’s not always a love-love relationship. But Topps is intending to change that with its upcoming Tier One release.

Brian Wilson (and beard) coming from McFarlane

The Beard, The Angel and a Prince are coming to a toy aisle near you.

Albert Pujols is Topps’ final Prime 9 redemption

Topps has announced its final HTA Prime 9 card of the year, and it’s Albert Pujols (get a complete Pujols checklist and OPG here) who is the newest player to be part of its hobby shop redemption card program.

McFarlane readies high-end Derek Jeter statue

McFarlane Toys is going uptown with a limited edition statue of one Bronx Bomber.

Topps adds Yu Darvish, Richard Petty and others to 2012 Allen & Ginter autograph lineup

Topps announced on Wednesday that it will be adding two MLB newcomers and two other sports legends to the popular retro-styled card line.

Preview Gallery: 2012 Topps Heritage baseball

This year’s edition of the hobby’s annual throwback to yesteryear, Topps Heritage, isn’t set to arrive in hobby shops until March 14, but we got our hands on an early sample box and cracked it without the cameras rolling.

Preview Gallery: 2012 Topps Opening Day

We got a chance to open some packs of 2012 Topps Opening Day baseball cards without the cameras rolling on Tuesday, well in advance of the arrival of the retail staple’s debut on March 7.

First look: 2012 Topps Chrome baseball cards

If Bowman is the home of the Rookie Card, then Topps Chrome might be the home of the diecut card.

First Look: 2012 Bowman Platinum baseball

Topps unveiled the basic product information and preview images for 2012 Bowman Platinum on Thursday, and new this year — the third for the brand — will be redemption cards good for full game-used items from the Arizona Fall League.

Move over Bert and Ernie … here are the Bleacher Creatures

Just think if Sesame Street came to your street — or maybe Lansdowne Street, Blake Street or any other street with a sports arena to be found.

(Updated) Card Gallery: 2012 Topps baseball

While we’re a few days away from Feb. 1 — aka the official arrival day for this year’s version of the hobby’s most-collected set, Topps baseball — we’ll offer some peaks at what’s inside the wrappers in the simplest way possible.

First look: 2012 Topps Solid Golden Greats

With five days remaining until the arrival of the hobby’s most collected baseball card set, Topps has pulled back the curtain on a set of rather lustrous cards that will be found in packs of 2012 Topps as redemptions.