Posted on July 13, 2011 – 9:39 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail | Allen & Ginter, baseball, baseball cards, Box Busters & Ripping Retail, MLB, Topps | Comments (1)
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.
Posted on July 12, 2011 – 8:49 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2011 DEEE, baseball, baseball cards, CLC, Donruss Elite Extra Edition, featured, licensing, MLB, MLB Properties, MLBPA, Panini America, Topps, Upper Deck | Comments (4)
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.
Posted on July 12, 2011 – 7:20 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | baseball, Bryce Harper, featured, Futures Game, game-used memorabilia, MLB All-Star Game, MLB auctions, MLB authentication | Comments (4)
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.
Posted on July 8, 2011 – 2:30 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | baseball, Just For Fun, MLB, MLB All-Star Game, MLB.com, Name the All-Star Cactus, weird memorabilia | Comments (6)
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.
Posted on July 7, 2011 – 9:59 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2011 Allen & Ginter, Allen & Ginter, autographs, baseball, baseball cards, featured, Topps | Comments (22)
With the arrival of one of its most-popular baseball card lines a week away, Topps took the time Wednesday to tout Allen & Ginter’s ecclectic autograph checklist comprised of everyone but baseball players.
Posted on June 30, 2011 – 9:04 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | autographs, baseball, baseball memorabilia, featured, MLB, MLB Authentication program | Comments (1)
Beckett Baseball recently caught up with Michael Posner, the MLB Authentication Program Manager, for a trip down Memory Lane and to revisit some of the basics of the program for newcomers to the hobby.
Posted on June 20, 2011 – 9:10 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | autographs, baseball, baseball autographs, Blowout Cards, Dave & Adams Card World, featured, milb, MLB, Onyx Authenticated | Comments (3)
Onyx Authenticated’s debut release of Preferred Players Collection, a boxed memorabilia product, has been well-received — so much so it’s now getting the Ernie Banks treatment. As in “let’s play two.”
Posted on June 15, 2011 – 8:48 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Baseball | Alex Rodriguez, baseball, Carl Crawford, Carlos Ruiz, Cliff Lee, Cody Ross, Kevin Youklis, Mariano Rivera, MLB, MLB Players Chouce, Robinson Cano, Tim Lincecum, Yankees | Comments (3)
After two months of talking, designing and meetings, fans have an opportunity to own clothing designed by some of baseball’s biggest stars.
Posted on June 13, 2011 – 3:55 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail | 2011 Topps Pro Debut, baseball, baseball cards, Bryce Harper, featured, milb, Topps | Comments (0)
Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into a box of 2011 Topps Pro Debut minor league baseball cards in this latest episode of Box Busters.
Posted on June 10, 2011 – 9:57 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Beckett Updates | baseball, Beckett Select Auctions, Beckett Sports Card Monthly, derek jeter, Derek Jeter 3000 hits, Diamond KIngs, Dick Perez, featured, sports art | Comments (0)
If you saw the recent Art Issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly, then you saw the original painting by the famed Dick Perez on its cover showcasing New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter.
Posted on May 31, 2011 – 1:34 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2011 Goodwin Champions, baseball, baseball cards, featured, Jose Canseco, Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, Upper Deck | Comments (3)
We’re in the heart of the baseball season, so Upper Deck is right in the thick of its baseball release calendar as well.
Posted on May 24, 2011 – 9:19 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Pro Wrestling | baseball, baseball memorabilia, Cincinnati Reds, featured, Macho Man Randy Savage, milb, minor league baseball, Randy Poffo, Randy Savage, Tampa Tarpons | Comments (17)
I hit the Buy It Now button, knowing full well that I could be quite disappointed in an inexpensive but trivial purchase — but I wanted a piece of Poffo, the baseball player, to go with my 1994 Action Packed Macho Man autograph.
Posted on May 20, 2011 – 2:30 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2011 Topps Finest, baseball, baseball cards, featured, MLB, Topps | Comments (8)
Topps revealed the basic product information and preview images for its 2011 Topps Finest baseball card set on Friday and there’s one notable thing missing — the manufactured letter patch autographs.
Posted on May 18, 2011 – 3:26 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2011 Topps MLB Sticker Collection, Babe Ruth, baseball, Joe DiMaggio, MLB, Topps | Comments (2)
Topps unveiled its plans for its 2011 MLB Sticker Collection, a 300-plus sticker release that just might entice collectors of all ages — ok, maybe younger ones — to peel and fill up an album full of today’s stars, yesterday’s legends and more.
Posted on May 17, 2011 – 10:13 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2011 Bowman, baseball, baseball cards, Bryce Harper, Bryce Harper autograph, featured, Topps | Comments (4)
There will be plenty of big pricetags attached to the autograph cards of 18-year-old Washington Nationals prospect Bryce Harper in the coming days as his highly sought-after first Nationals autographs are found in 2011 Bowman.
Posted on May 16, 2011 – 7:50 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail | 2011 Bowman, 2011 Topps, baseball, baseball cards, box breaks, Bryce Harper, featured, MLB, Ripping Retail | Comments (9)
Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into some 2011 Bowman baseball blaster boxes in this latest edition of Ripping Retail.
Posted on May 4, 2011 – 6:53 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | baseball, bobbleheads, Charlie Sheen, featured, milb, promotions, Sheen-co de Mayo, sports movies | Comments (0)
Tonight will be Sheen-Co De Mayo at the ballpark — at least in Lake Elsinore, Calif. — and the bobblehead doll seen here will enter the memorabilia market.
Posted on April 18, 2011 – 11:20 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2011 Topps Tribute, baseball, baseball cards, featured, MLB, Topps | Comments (3)
By Chris Olds | Baseball Editor Our Box Busters video fried and went to video purgatory — it happens … but we’ll re-film another soon — but we didn’t want to wait to show off some of what was inside one box of 2011 Topps Tribute. A definite highlight was the Lou Gehrig card seen [...]
Posted on April 13, 2011 – 7:16 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Non-Sports | @charliesheen, baseball, baseball movies, Charlie Sheen, featured, Lake Elsinore Storm, Major League, Major League 2, milb, Ricky "Wild Thing" Vaughn | Comments (3)
Charlie Sheen’s eccentricity — can we safely call it that … or is it merely a winning streak? — of late has meant one thing amidst the hustle and bustle of the Violent Torpedo of Truth tour.
Posted on April 5, 2011 – 4:44 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2011 Topps Gypsy Queen, art, baseball, baseball cards, featured, MLB, Monty Sheldon, Sketch Patch Relic cards, Topps | Comments (13)
Topps’ latest retro baseball card set — the inaugural Gypsy Queen release — will include many things that will make collectors think “retro,” but one inclusion in the forthcoming set is far from oldschool.