Posted on January 8, 2014 – 1:00 pm | Author: chrisolds
Beckett Updates | Atlanta Braves, Barry Bonds, baseball cards, Baseball Hall of Fame, Big Hurt, Craig Biggio, Frank Thomas, Greg Maddux, Hall of Fame, Hall of Fame vote, HOF, Roger Clemens, Tom Glavine | Comments (34)
The Hall of Fame voting is in and Baseball Writers’ Association of America got it right.
Posted on January 7, 2014 – 2:24 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | BALCO, Barry Bonds, Baseball Hall of Fame, BBWAA, Greg Maddux, Hall of Fame vote, Jeff Bagwell, Mark McGwire, Roger Clemens, Sammy Sosa, steroids, Tom Glavine | Comments (5)
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.
Posted on October 1, 2013 – 10:21 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Beckett Updates | Andrew McCutchen, Barry Bonds, Beckett Baseball, Beckett Grading Services, MLB, Panini America, Pittsburgh Pirates, Topps, Upper Deck | Comments (4)
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.
Posted on June 30, 2013 – 7:44 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail | 1994 Upper Deck Fun Pack, 1994 Upper Deck Fun Pack checklist, Barry Bonds, box breaks, Cal Ripken Jr., Chipper Jones, Frank Thomas, holograms, Ken Griffey Jr, Michael Jordan, MLB, Upper Deck | Comments (2)
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.
Posted on May 13, 2013 – 3:15 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Basketball, Beckett 20 Questions, Boxing, Football, Hockey, MMA, Pro Wrestling, Racing, Soccer | 1991 Pro Line, 1993 Maxx, Barry Bonds, Beckett Sports Card Monthly Families Issue, Bobby Bowden, brothers in sports, Cal Ripken Jr., college football, Eli Manning, families in sports, Father's Day, Gina Carano, Gordie Howe, Jose Canseco, Karl Malone, Ken Griffey Jr, Kobe Bryant parents, Lisa Leslie, Mia Hamm, Mike Ditka, MLB twins, Peyton Manning, Richard Petty, top families in sports, Vince McMahon, WWE | Comments (8)
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.
Posted on April 30, 2013 – 6:30 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail | 1987 Fleer, 1987 Fleer baseball, Barry Bonds, Bo Jackson, Fleer, Jose Canseco, rookie card, Will Clark | Comments (46)
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.
Posted on January 9, 2013 – 1:00 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | Barry Bonds, Baseball Hall of Fame, Baseball Hall of Fame voting, Cooperstown, featured, Hall of Fame voting results, Panini America, Roger Clemens, Topps | Comments (21)
Cheating in baseball has affected us in subtle ways as fans — and in not-so-subtle ways it has affected our cardboard.
Posted on November 28, 2012 – 3:30 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | Barry Bonds, Baseball Hall of Fame, BBWAA, Craig Biggio, Don Mattingly, Fred McGriff, Hall of Fame, Hall of Fame ballot, Hall of Fame vote, Jeff Bagwell, Larry Walker, Mark Ingram, Mike Piazza, Roger Clemens, Sammy Sosa | Comments (22)
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!
Posted on November 7, 2012 – 5:45 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | Barry Bonds, Billy Ripken, Heritage Auctions, Hillerich & Bradsby, Jose Canseco, Josh Hamilton, Ken Griffey Jr, Louisville Slugger, MLB, MLB Network, Robinson Cano, Silver Slugger Award | Comments (0)
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.
Posted on August 11, 2011 – 11:03 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail | 1987 Fleer, Barry Bonds, Bo Jackson, MLB, Ripping Retro | Comments (0)
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.
Posted on March 23, 2011 – 11:16 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | BALCO, Barry Bonds, baseball, featured, MLB, sports art, sports memorabilia, Steve Hoskins | Comments (2)
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.