Tag Archives: baseball

Beckett Auctions “All Star” Auction Ends Sunday

By Derek Ficken | Beckett Media Beckett Auctions current auction is in its last few days before it closes for good on one-of-a-kind items like a complete BGS 9.5 set of 1986-87 Fleer Basketball, a Rawlings/Adirondack bat featuring 41 HOF signatures including Willie Mays, Ted Williams, Don Drysdale, and many more! The auction ends Sunday, […]

First Pricing: 2015 Topps Series 1

  By Brian Fleischer | Beckett Baseball Senior Market Analyst Beckett first pricing for 2015 Topps Series 1 baseball is now live for all subscribers to the Beckett Online Price Guide. The Online Price Guide allows subscribers to access complete and full pricing for all cards cataloged and priced in our football database. This not […]

Building The List: Where do you buy your vintage?

For our upcoming Vintage Issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly, we’re doing a vintage edition of The List — 50 vintage dealers who you should know. Maybe you buy from a certain dealer on eBay or use a certain dealer on a certain site? Maybe you buy from an established dealer who has a website or a storefront and you think they do a good job and the world should know about them? Tell us.

Panini America adds Texas Longhorns to licenses

Panini America hooked ‘em.

Panini snaps my favorite player’s signing slump

My fellow collectors, my long national collecting nightmare is over.

Box Busters: 2014 Panini Golden Age baseball

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Justin Grunert as they rip into boxes of 2014 Golden Age from Panini America in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Poll: Which Tony Gwynn Rookie Card is the best?

Which Gwynn Rookie Card is the best? Take our poll questions to help us decide.

Baseball Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn loses cancer battle at age 54

One of baseball’s good guys is gone.

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.

Upper Deck gives update on its MLBPA license

Collectors have not seen a single baseball product from Upper Deck in the year since it announced its MLBPA license.

Box Busters Live: 2014 Topps Heritage — watch the replay + comment to win one of our boxes

Join Beckett Media’s Chris Olds as he rips into hobby boxes of 2014 Topps Heritage baseball cards and chat with you in the latest edition of Box Busters Live.

First look: 2013 Leaf Ichiro Immortals Collection baseball cards

If you’ve been waiting patiently for Ichiro Suzuki baseball cards, you now have your high-end chance with 2013 Leaf Ichiro Immortal Collection.

Baseball and civic pride: Searching for MLB All-Star Game apple statues in New York City

By Dan Good | Contributing Editor I headed north, scrambling in skyscrapers’ shadows, in search of … apples. No, not the edible kind – no Granny Smiths on this trip. I was looking for giant-sized apple statues, each six feet tall and adorned with MLB team logos. The apples are scattered about New York City, […]

Beckett Behind the Scenes: Watching pink Louisville Sluggers come to life for Mother’s Day

Hillerich & Bradsby, aka the maker of Louisville Slugger, recently allowed a camera crew behind the scenes to show how the pink bats are made and provided the raw footage. Here’s our cut of the highlight reel of how some of your future game-used collectibles come to life.

It’s a dirty job: Dave Hobrecht creates game-used art

It’s game-used art — as in artwork with actual game-used dirt from MLB stadiums ground and mixed into the charcoal and pastel used to make the pieces.

42 & Famous: Chadwick Boseman talks about life-altering role, autographs & collecting

Chadwick Boseman talks 42, fame, autographs and collecting in this exclusive interview with Beckett Media. << By Chris Olds

Rare baseball photo sells for $92,000

A rare 1865 photo of the Brooklyn Atlantics baseball team sold for $92,000 Wednesday night.

Box Busters: 2012 Panini Golden Age

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into a box of 2012 Panini Golden Age in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2012 Panini Golden Age baseball cards

Join Beckett Baseball’s Brian Fleischer and Chris Olds as they rip into a box of 2012 Panini Golden Age in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Preview Gallery: 2012 Prime Cuts + win a box

Get a look at 2012 Prime Cuts, which arrives tomorrow, and enter to win a free box.

Memorabilia takes center stage in Cooperstown

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y., is home to the greatest collection of baseball memorabilia in the world.

Do you have what it takes to be The Bowman Scout?

The Bowman Scout, a past player in the prospecting game when it came to showcasing the Bowman checklists via its in-box checklists and print advertisements, will return and Topps wants it to be you.

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.

BOX BUSTERS: 2012 Onyx Platinum Prospects

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into a box of 2012 Onyx Platinum Prospects in this latest edition of Box Busters.

PSA launches resource for game-used collectors

PSA is helping bring order to the chaos of game-used baseball bat collecting with a new resource for collectors.

USA Baseball memorabilia giveaways return

USA Baseball is giving stuff away again — starting with an autographed Trevor Bauer cap today.

A rainy night at Shea changed Lenny Steren’s life

While subsequent sluggers and tearful confessions might have changed how we view Mark McGwire’s 1998 home run chase, for 46-year-old Lenny Steren it still resonates quite well.

Topps will bring Five Star to baseball

Topps is taking its baseball line truly high-end with one offering to come this year.

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.

Box Busters: 2011 Donruss Limited Cuts

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into a pair of $200 2011 Donruss Limited Cuts packs in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Three memorabilia dealers plead guilty to mail fraud in sales of fake game-used jerseys

The New York Daily News reported on Monday night that three sports memorabilia dealers pleaded guilty to mail fraud on Monday as part of a long-running investigation conducted by the FBI and other federal agencies.

YouTube lip syncher makes mark with MLB teams

Keenan Cahill’s tale is a feel-good kind of story that has touched on the world of Major League Baseball, too. Watch the clip above for a rather surreal performance from Cahill and a certain eccentric member of the San Francisco Giants, a clip that’s been viewed more than 2.5 million times.

Panini reaches its goal faster than expected

ARLINGTON, Texas | Panini America’s goal when it first entered the United States’ sports collectibles market in 2009 was to have a presence in all four major sports.

Ripping Retail Retro: A 1980 Topps cello pack

Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds ripped a cello pack of 1980 Topps baseball cards on the floor of the National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago for yet another Ripping Retail Retro video.

Ripping Retail Retro: A pack of 1982 O-Pee-Chee

Beckett Baseball Editor Chris Olds picked up a few older packs and boxes to rip for you on camera while at the National Sports Collectors Convention.