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.
Posted on March 28, 2011 – 2:22 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | @josecanseco, baseball, baseball cards, celebrity boxing, featured, Jose Canseco, MLB, Ozzie Canseco | Comments (2)
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.
Posted on March 23, 2011 – 11:16 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | BALCO, Barry Bonds, baseball, featured, MLB, sports art, sports memorabilia, Steve Hoskins | Comments (2)
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.
Posted on March 23, 2011 – 10:22 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | baseball, best-selling MLB jersey, derek jeter, featured, MLB, New York Yankees | Comments (5)
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.
Posted on March 23, 2011 – 7:58 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Beckett Updates | baseball, baseball cards, featured, MLB, MLB Network, Topps | Comments (4)
Opening Day isn’t far away, but the MLB Network has a little something else in store for baseball card collectors next Tuesday.
Posted on March 17, 2011 – 4:05 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail | 2011 Topps Opening Day, baseball, baseball cards, featured, MLB | Comments (4)
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.
Posted on March 16, 2011 – 10:59 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | baseball, Beckett Sports Card Monthly, Diamond KIngs, Dick Perez, Donruss, featured, Hall of Fame, MLB, sports art | Comments (0)
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.
Posted on March 15, 2011 – 2:45 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2011 Topps Heritage, baseball, baseball cards, featured, MLB, Nick Swisher, Topps | Comments (3)
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.
Posted on February 23, 2011 – 3:28 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Non-Sports | Abrams, baseball, featured, Topps, Topps books | Comments (1)
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.
Posted on February 17, 2011 – 11:49 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Baseball | baseball, derek jeter, itg, MLB | Comments (1)
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor With In the Game‘s baseball product coming out next week, the company couldn’t help but tease just a few more Grand Slam pieces collectors will be able to find in 2011 ITG Heroes and Prospects Baseball. This time it was all heroes. This massive patch cards appeal to many [...]