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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.

NSCC gallery: Autographs aplenty

We all know how important the autograph is to the collecting world these days, and it’s more than obvious that’s the case if one strolls the floor of the National Sports Collectors Convention.

Ripping retail retro … at The National

Beckett Baseball Editor Chris Olds decided that his first wax purchase at the 2011 National Sports Collectors Convention would be a big one … a box of packs that cost him about two cents apiece.

Ripping Retail: Olds’ 2011 Topps Diamond Giveaway haul (so far)

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he opens his mail from a 2011 Topps Diamond Giveaway shipment. It wasn’t his first, but this one was done for gags — and UPS made it extra special.

Box Busters Preview gallery: 2011 ITG Heroes & Prospects Hits Series 2

If you’re a fan of big hits and prospects — and that’s it — you just might find what you’re looking for in the second installment of In The Game’s baseball line.

Coming soon … Moneyball and its memorabilia

With any new release, there will be marketing campaigns, which in the past meant materials that ultimately become memorabilia.

For the New York Yankees fan who has it all …

If you know a New York Yankees fan who has it all, you might need to see this.

Ripping Retail: 2011 Topps Allen & Ginter baseball

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into a pair of 2011 Topps Allen & Ginter blaster boxes in this latest episode of Ripping Retail.

Collector Box Busters: Two Ginter boxes at the shop

Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds was at Nick’s Sports Cards where he witnessed a collector rip open two boxes of 2011 Topps Allen & Ginter baseball.

Steiner Sports signs David Price to DJ3K auto deal

Steiner Sports announced on Thursday that the Tampa Bay Rays starter who gave up career hit No. 3,000 to the New York Yankees shortstop has signed a deal with the company to autograph items related to the home run he served up to Jeter last Saturday.

There are plenty of firsts when it comes to presidential autographs …

First, there were cut autographs of former U.S. Presidents, but now in 2011 Topps Allen & Ginter there’s another first. Well, sort of.

Box Busters warm-up: 2011 Topps Allen & Ginter

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into a box of 2011 Topps Allen & Ginter baseball cards in a warm-up for our official Box Busters video to come on A&G sometime soon.

Panini: We’re making Elite Extra Edition this year

As the rumors continue to swirl regarding baseball licensing news — whether a card company will be awarded some type of license by the MLB Players Association — Panini America announced a little something on Tuesday night during the Midsummer Classic.

Bryce Harper’s Futures Game items heat up auction

The batting helmet and cap used by the 18-year-old Washington Nationals outfield prospect during his 0-for-4 day at the Futures Game as part of the MLB All-Star Game festivities have hit the auction block and they’re in demand.

You know you want one … and it needs a nickname

We’ve seen some interesting MLB All-Star Game commemoratives through the years with brilliantly painted Statues of Liberty and Mickey Mouses in the colors of MLB teams as part of the All-Star festivities and merchandising.