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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.
Posted on March 31, 2011 – 4:59 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2011 Preferred Players Collection, baseball, featured, game-used memorabilia, MLB, Onyx Authenticated | Comments (5)
Landing an unquestionably authentic item of a promising prospect before he’s a star? That takes some work — unless the prospect is a member of the Onyx Authenticated team.
Posted on March 31, 2011 – 9:40 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Beckett Updates | 1962 Topps, 2011 Topps Heritage, baseball, baseball cards, featured, MLB, Topps | Comments (19)
On Thursday Topps made all the guessing games end as it confirmed a group of variations in 2011 Topps Heritage.
Posted on March 30, 2011 – 9:26 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Beckett Updates | 2011 Topps, baseball, baseball cards, featured, MLB, Topps, Topps Ring Contest | Comments (3)
If you’ve seen the latest issue of Beckett Baseball, then you likely know all about our contest to win one of the rare Topps 60th Anniversary rings between now and Oct. 1.
Posted on March 29, 2011 – 5:32 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | autographs, baseball, baseball cards, cut autographs, featured, Legendary Cuts, presidential autographs, Upper Deck | Comments (10)
Upper Deck teased the return of Legendary Cuts on Tuesday evening, what looks to be a very limited one-cut-per-pack product with a checklist of just 200 cards in the set. According to the company, there will be 91 Hall of Famers in the product, each limited to 35 or fewer copies.
Posted on March 29, 2011 – 10:50 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | baseball, featured, Hank Aaron, Heritage Auctions, Jim Otto, Michael Phelps, Ted Williams | Comments (3)
A jersey worn by former home run champion Hank Aaron during his rookie season in 1954 will be up for grabs in a Heritage Auctions sale next month and is expected to fetch six figures.