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Box Busters: 2011 Topps Pro Debut MiLB cards

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.

Original Dick Perez painting of Derek Jeter from BSCM’s Art Issue hits auction block

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.

Upcoming Goodwin Champions baseball set includes paintings, presidents … and even more bugs

We’re in the heart of the baseball season, so Upper Deck is right in the thick of its baseball release calendar as well.

“Macho Man” Randy Savage, err Randy Poffo, may not have had a baseball card but … I found something else

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.

First look: 2011 Topps Finest baseball cards

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.

First look: Topps unveils MLB Sticker Collection

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.

First 2011 Bowman Harper autograph sale tops $1,000

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.

Ripping Retail: 2011 Bowman baseball blaster boxes

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into some 2011 Bowman baseball blaster boxes in this latest edition of Ripping Retail.

Remember, everybody … Thursday is Sheen-co de Mayo!

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.

Card Gallery: 2011 Topps Tribute baseball cards

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 […]

Charlie Sheen’s winning streak sure means one thing … more memorabilia

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.

Artist Monty Sheldon pulls back curtain on 2011 Topps Gypsy Queen inclusion

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.

Ever wanted to land memorabilia straight from prospects? That’s where Onyx comes in … (updated)

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.

Topps confirms 2011 Heritage Baseball SPs and variations

On Thursday Topps made all the guessing games end as it confirmed a group of variations in 2011 Topps Heritage.

Here’s your chance to enter the Beckett Baseball Topps 60th Anniversary ring contest

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.

Only the cuts made the cut in Upper Deck’s upcoming Legendary Cuts set

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.

Hank Aaron rookie season jersey headlines upcoming Heritage Auction sale

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.

Jose Canseco’s twin switcheroo wouldn’t have worked on me — or many others

Perhaps it’s the fact that I’ve sorted waayyyy too many Canseco cards though the years — thousands — but the identical twins aren’t exactly identical.

No memorabilia wins in Barry Bonds trial, but these prints just might …

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.

You’ll never guess who tops MLB jersey sales …

One might think that everybody who wants a Derek Jeter jersey already has one, but 16 years after he made his big-league debut he’s still the game’s No. 1-seller.

MLB Network, MLB Productions examine Topps baseball cards in special

Opening Day isn’t far away, but the MLB Network has a little something else in store for baseball card collectors next Tuesday.

Box Busters: 2011 Topps Opening Day Baseball

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into a box of 2011 Topps Opening Day baseball cards — well in advance of Opening Day — in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Dick Perez discusses Diamond Kings, the hobby & more in upcoming issues of Beckett Sports Card Monthly

A collector might best remember Dick Perez from his Diamond Kings cards made by Donruss in the 1980s — and that’s what we recently hooked up with him to discuss for the next issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly dedicated solely to the decade where the hobby exploded into the mainstream and started to become what it is today.

Teasing 2011 Topps Heritage …

We should have our hands on some 2011 Topps Heritage baseball cards soon — it officially arrives in hobby shops on Wednesday — but here are some observations about the set modeled after the 1962 Topps design that you should be looking for.

Topps aims to bring in collectors via books & more

Topps, the longest-running manufacturer of baseball cards, announced on Wednesday that it has entered into a publishing agreement with Abrams, a leading publisher of illustrated books.