Tag Archives: Babe Ruth

Beckett 20 Questions … either/or edition

000001 By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor We’re a picky bunch when it comes to collecting — we choose sides with teams, leagues, players and more. For this month’s 20 Questions in Beckett Baseball, we want you to choose sides with players. Who do you dare to choose in these 20 scenarios? — — […]

The $400,000 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle and other top sales from the 2015 Goldin Summer Auction

000000 By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor $400,000 for a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle? That’s what a top-condition copy of the card sold for at the 2015 Goldin Summer Auction. Actually, the final price with buyer’s premium was $400,950 for the iconic card, which has been graded a PSA 8. The Mantle was the top […]

Iconic cards headed for auction appear at Beckett booth

000000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media Collectors that stopped by the Beckett Media booth at the 36th National Sports Collectors Convention had an opportunity to get an up-close look at some of the hobby’s most coveted cards that will soon be available for bidding in upcoming events from Beckett Auctions and Goodwin & Co. […]

Vintage Break added to the National

000000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media The 36th National Sports Collectors Convention is a little over a month away and collectors from all over the world are expected to come to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois to enjoy the world’s largest trading card show. It is an event that has […]

First Look: 2015 Super Break Box Breakers Edition

000010 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 […]

1968 Topps test proof display highlights May auction

000000   Beckett Auctions is pleased to kick-off its May “Hobby Legends” Auction and there are some unique items on the block this month. Lot No. 1 features a key piece from The Benanti Collection, which is a 1968 Topps Test 3-D Framed Proof Sheet (Non-Lenticular color test) that features eight cut signatures, including Roberto Clemente. Also, making […]

Box Busters: 2015 Panini Diamond Kings

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Justin Grunert as they rip into boxes of 2015 Panini Diamond Kings in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Texas find of tobacco and caramel cards highlights Beckett’s Graded Treasures auction

A collection of rare tobacco and caramel cards discovered in Texas has been broken into singles, has been graded and is now on sale in Beckett Auctions’ March 2015 Graded Treasures Auction, which began Thursday and runs through March 22.

Card Gallery: Babe Ruth in 2015 Diamond Kings

Babe Ruth’s presence in 2015 Diamond Kings will be simply Ruthian when it arrives in April, and Panini America has teased some of its plans for the baseball legend’s inclusion in the product.

First Look: 2015 Diamond Kings baseball cards

After a decade-long break, the standalone Diamond Kings brand of baseball cards is back and it’s bringing with it one of the biggest names in sports history.

Beckett Auctions lands Texas t-card find

A collection of more than 60 rare tobacco and caramel baseball cards has been unearthed by a Texas collector with the cards graded via Beckett Grading Services in advance of a Beckett Auctions sale that launches next month.

Beckett 20 Questions: Retro sets & vintage cards

With plenty of popular retro brands, there are plenty of new options to revisit the old, and we want to ring in the new year with 20 Questions on both pieces of this collecting puzzle.

Your Turn: Which legends would you want paired?

It’s an impressive card and it got us thinking … which duos would you like to see on a card?

The Bambino powers 2015 Topps’ in-pack game

Topps is turning to the biggest name in the game to power its 2015 Topps Series 1 in-pack game element.

Beckett Auctions Celebrates Legends of Baseball in October

For enthusiasts of fine sports memorabilia, there is nothing to get one’s blood flowing like a chance to own something rare and special. Beckett Auctions is almost ready to let the bidding begin on its October event and there will be something for everyone to consider.

Beckett Auctions lands Babe Ruth-Harry Frazee dual cut autograph

A one-of-a-kind autograph card linking the two principles in the sale of Babe Ruth from the Boston Red Sox to the New York Yankees in 1920 highlights the October 2014 Beckett “Legends of Baseball’’ Auction.

At the National: A legendary autograph lineup — the 1927 New York Yankees

Collector Alan Zimmerman stopped by the Beckett Media booth during the recent National Sports Collectors Convention to show off a rather legendary pull from Topps Five Star.

Beckett Auctions Puts Pieces of Hobby History Up For Bid in August

Unique memorabilia cards of some of baseball’s greatest names are up for grabs, including a dazzling 2006 Upper Deck Epic Four Barrel featuring Hall of Fame home run hitters Babe Ruth, Jimmie Foxx, Mel Ott and Eddie Mathews.

First look: 2014 Topps Dynasty baseball cards

Presenting what it calls “the most carefully curated subject list in trading card history” and the “most-premium Topps product of all time”, Topps released the basic information and first looks at its latest high-end baseball card brand on Friday.

BGS & Babe Ruth: Collector discusses finding The Bambino in her first wax box

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he interviews Stacy Marlow, a collector from Georgia, about a pretty big card she pulled from her first wax box.

High-grade vintage powers Memory Lane auction

A PSA 9 copy of Mickey Mantle’s 1951 Bowman Rookie Card sold for a reported record-high during Memory Lane Inc.’s $1.4 million summer catalog auction completed this weekend.

One Ruthian redemption card arrives from Topps

You know how we all love redemption cards? Well, for one collector, Stacy, there was one redemption card’s arrival yesterday that was worth documenting.

At the National: Sam Snead items, Lou Gehrig hat and Christy Mathewson card highlight Heritage auction

A collection of items from Sam Snead’s golfing career sold for $1.1 million (including premiums) Thursday, the centerpiece of Heritage’s “Platinum Night” auction.

Check it out: A look inside the final 2013 Topps Allen & Ginter baseball card checklist

Topps released the final checklist for the eighth edition of the product on Tuesday.

Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Brad Ziegler collects “quality over quantity” with his baseball cards

The sixth-year MLB sidearmer says he chases his own cards while also chasing “quality over quantity” as his collection is filled with autographs, bat barrels and bat knobs of some of the biggest names in the game.

Babe Ruth Relics will be included in Allen & Ginter

The Bambino’s Relics are coming to Allen & Ginter.

High-grade rarities headline Memory Lane auction

A high-grade 1932 U.S. Caramel set — all in PSA 8 condition — joins a high-grade copy of football’s holy grail card on the auction block this week.

Beckett 20 Questions on … art in collectibles

From non-sports and sketch cards to Diamond Kings, toys, photography and more, there’s plenty to explore in the world of art as it’s seen on our collectibles.

Beckett 20 Questions on … sports movie items

For the next issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly, we’re curious about what you think, what you remember and what you know about sports films.

First look: 2013 Topps baseball cards (with FINAL checklist)

Topps has released the final checklist for 2013 Topps Series 1. See it here.

Sporting News set hits auction block on Friday

An attic find will soon hit the auction block through Memory Lane Inc.

Beckett 20 Questions … on 2012 Topps Five Star

Tell us what you think of 2012 Topps Five Star in the latest Beckett 20 Questions.

Gallery: 2012 Topps Five Star on eBay (Day 1)

Whether one can afford it or not, the $500-per-pack 2012 Five Star baseball card set from Topps is getting broken — a lot.

Early analysis: 2012 Topps Five Star checklist

We take a look at some of the $500-per-pack product’s final checklists for the base set and autographs.

First look: 2013 Press Pass Platinum Cuts Inscriptions

Autographs of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and Cy Young could be hard to find. Even signatures of Abraham Lincoln, Princess Diana and Harry Houdini are limited.