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Tag Archives: Baseball Hall of Fame

Box Busters: 2014 Panini Hall of Fame 75 Years baseball cards

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Derek Ficken as they rip into boxes of 2014 Panini Hall of Fame 75 Years in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Gallery: This year’s Baseball Hall of Fame plaques

Coming soon to the long-collected and often-autographed Hall of Fame plaque postcards are these six players as released Sunday by the Baseball Hall of Fame …

Baseball’s greats in Cooperstown are focus of latest Topps wall art line

It’s time to take a trip to Cooperstown.

Baseball Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn loses cancer battle at age 54

One of baseball’s good guys is gone.

Hall of Fame voters got it right — because there is no wrong answer

The Hall of Fame voting is in and Baseball Writers’ Association of America got it right.

Who gets the nod in the Beckett.com readers’ Baseball Hall of Fame vote?

We figured we should let you vote for the Hall of Fame, too, though we see that many stars from the past have card values that are a shell of their primes — one sign that collectors aren’t buying like they were and they probably aren’t buying some of the denials.

Panini America CEO Mark Warsop looks back on two years of MLBPA-approved baseball cards

“The time really has flown by — they say that tends to happen when you’re having fun. There’s no denying that we’ve had quite an eventful first two years with the MLBPA license.”

Preview Gallery: 2013 Panini Cooperstown

On a day where many could be talking about those excluded from Cooperstown this year, let’s take a second to see who’s included in Cooperstown this year.

We all lose with MLB’s PED problem and how it’s reflected in Hall of Fame voting results

Cheating in baseball has affected us in subtle ways as fans — and in not-so-subtle ways it has affected our cardboard.

First Look: 2012 Panini National Treasures baseball

Panini America’s basic product breakdown for 2012 National Treasures has been released.

Predicting the Baseball Hall of Fame vote … and you can cast your own ballot here

Here’s a look at the most-notable players on the ballot when it comes to cardboard. Also … be sure to tell us how you would vote!

Readers Write: Meeting heroes at Cooperstown

Here’s the latest of many letters in response to Beckett Baseball Editor Chris Olds’ run-in with Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson as found in the October 2012 issue.

Memorabilia takes center stage in Cooperstown

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y., is home to the greatest collection of baseball memorabilia in the world.

Someday, I’ll have a Hall of Fame focus

If you’ve collected for any amount of time, you’ve probably had the moment where you sit back, look at all of the hot mess that is your collection and wondered what your focus is.

Despite injury, Mariano Rivera’s RC remains hot

It may not look like much, but the baseball card seen here is the most-valuable release in one of the most-important sets of the 1990s.

First Look: 2012 Panini Cooperstown baseball

Panini America is aiming to make “Cooperstown” synonymous with one more thing — baseball cards.

Panini America signs licensing deal with National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

Panini America has taken the next step toward covering all of Major League Baseball on its baseball cards as it signed a multi-year licensing deal with the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

Your Turn (Beckett Baseball issue No. 73): Who would you put in the Hall of Fame?

If you had one vote, who would you vote for and why?

Guest column: Santo is right for Cooperstown

Ron Santo’s “Golden Era” ticket into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Monday morning had been a long time coming for one of the greatest ambassadors the game has ever known.

When a piece of cardboard satisfies …

Recently, though, I added a card that had quietly screamed for my attention in recent years, a card that, to me, defines perfection for its time — though my copy is nowhere near perfect at all