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Tag Archives: Barry Bonds

Hall of Fame voters got it right — because there is no wrong answer

The Hall of Fame voting is in and Baseball Writers’ Association of America got it right.

Who gets the nod in the Beckett.com readers’ Baseball Hall of Fame vote?

We figured we should let you vote for the Hall of Fame, too, though we see that many stars from the past have card values that are a shell of their primes — one sign that collectors aren’t buying like they were and they probably aren’t buying some of the denials.

Pirates’ postseason drought isn’t the only streak ending this year — Andrew McCutchen gets the nod

Barring some type of history-making performances in the next week, Pittsburgh Pirates star Andrew McCutchen will be ending yet another Pittsburgh Pirates futility streak soon.

Ripping Retail Retro: 1994 Upper Deck Fun Pack baseball cards

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into a box of 1994 Upper Deck Fun Pack cards — a $5 box buy at the local shop — in this latest retro edition of Ripping Retail.

Beckett 20 Questions on … sports families

Explore the family ties that go along with sports and collecting and take a look at some of the notable fathers, sons, mothers and daughters who share cardboard with us all.

Ripping Retail Retro: 1987 Fleer + win our box!

Join Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds and Reed Kasaoka from Baseball Card Exchange (bbcexchange.com) as they rip into a box of 1987 Fleer in this latest Ripping Retail video.

We all lose with MLB’s PED problem and how it’s reflected in Hall of Fame voting results

Cheating in baseball has affected us in subtle ways as fans — and in not-so-subtle ways it has affected our cardboard.

Predicting the Baseball Hall of Fame vote … and you can cast your own ballot here

Here’s a look at the most-notable players on the ballot when it comes to cardboard. Also … be sure to tell us how you would vote!

Silver Sluggers: A collecting niche to consider

This year’s Silver Sluggers will be unveiled on Thursday during a one-hour special on MLB Network hosted by Greg Amsinger and a guy who knows a thing or two about bats, Billy Ripken.

Ripping Retail Retro: 1987 Fleer baseball cello packs

Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds rips three 1987 Fleer baseball cello packs bought on the floor of the National Sports Collectors Convention in this latest Ripping Retail Retro video.

No memorabilia wins in Barry Bonds trial, but these prints just might …

The 2001 500th Home Run print seen above was one of the many items hocked on television and one of the talking heads during those hard-sell pitches was the artist who created it, Steve Hoskins.