Tag Archives: Beckett Grading Services

Beckett Media, Beckett Grading focus on vintage at National Sports Collectors Convention

It seems that booth after booth at the National Sports Collectors Convention is lined with cardboard memories from the distant past of baseball cards and beyond, the era where the bubble gum was as vital as the statistics on the backs of former childhood treasures.

BGS Diary (July): Digging vintage, Kris Bryant, ‘Eight Men Out,’ minis and The Dude

By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor | Commentary For the last few months, I’ve submitted a few cards a month to Beckett Grading Services to finally get some of the cards I like into slabs. Selecting which cards to submit has been easier said than done — and the results can be interesting, too. Here […]

Look for a historic Box Busters — 1993 MTG Alpha — soon

By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst | Commentary On Monday, Beckett Media will bear witness to a monumental occasion. Magic The Gathering super collector Adam Cai will be breaking open a starter deck from the 1993 MTG Alpha series on a special edition of Box Busters. He will be doing so on behalf of […]

BGS Diary (June): Vintage Pudge, Atomic Paige, Cooperstown autographs, Canseco & more

Here is the batch I got back from BGS for June — so here is my latest BGS Diary entry.

Beckett Grading to host James Spence on Saturday

Beckett Grading Services will host James Spence Authentication for on-site autograph authentication at Beckett Media headquarters on Saturday (June 13) for collectors who are interested in professional grading or need items examined and/or slabbed.

BGS Diary (May): A lone Michael Jordan 10, another Lana, a rare Yankee & one USA Baseball lineup

Here is the batch of cards that I got back from BGS for May — so here is my latest BGS Diary entry.

BGS Diary Predictor (May): What will Olds submit?

Of the 10 cards listed below, a few are headed to Beckett Grading Services today for his next BGS Diary. Can you predict which ones they will be?

Beckett Reveals 2015 Spring Expo Plans

Collectors attending the 49th Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo in Toronto this weekend will have an opportunity to visit Beckett Media at its booth in the corporate area and take advantage of the many specials on magazines, books and raw card grading that are available for attendees. First and foremost, all of the current issues of […]

BGS Diary: Seeing gold, stickers … and furry autos?

Here is the batch I got back from BGS for April — so here is my latest BGS Diary entry.

Kris Bryant Superfractor pulled, graded by BGS

The Kris Bryant 2013 Bowman Chrome Superfractor autograph visited Beckett Grading Services for encapsulation after it was pulled by a customer of Neuhart Cards in Delaware, Ohio. Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds caught up with Neuhart’s Brian Rideout who hand-delivered the card to BGS for grading.

BGS Diary Predictor (April): What will Olds submit?

Can you predict which cards Beckett Baseball Editor Chris Olds will get graded this month?

BGS 9.5 Star Jordan Sells For Record Price

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor Back in November, Beckett Auction Services put the only 1984-85 Star Company #101 Michael Jordan to ever achieve a 9.5 grade up on the auction block and vintage basketball collectors dreamed about adding it to their collections. While the card itself did not garner any bids, it was […]

Are we overlooking potential of stickers?

Do you collect stickers? Do you stick them? Do you page them? Do you top-load them? Do you grade them? What would you do with this sticky and interesting scenario? Where would you start?

BGS Diary Predictor (March): What will he submit?

He’s prepared his five cards for grading in March and we want to see if you can predict which of his cards will end up slabbed. Of the 10 cards listed below, five are headed to Beckett Grading Services today for his next BGS Diary.

BGS Diary Predictor (Feb.): What will he submit?

We recently introduced the BGS Diary and it seems like a few of you liked hearing about what — and why — Beckett Baseball Editor Chris Olds submitted what he did for grading.

Beckett Auctions To Feature BGS 9.5 1986-87 Fleer Set

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor Beckett Auction Services is pleased to announce that it has obtained one of the finest known 1986-87 Fleer Basketball sets in existence and it will be put up for bidding during their February event. Each of the 132 cards in the set have been slabbed by Beckett Grading […]

Beckett Grading to host James Spence on Saturday

Beckett Grading Services will host James Spence Authentication for on-site autograph authentication at Beckett Media headquarters on Saturday (Jan. 3) for collectors who are interested in professional grading or need items examined and/or slabbed.

Auction Estimator: How much will this Mantle fetch?

The 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle is one of the hobby’s most-coveted cards of the bubble-gum era, an iconic want of Baby Boomers and younger baseball fans alike.

Introducing BGS Black

BGS Black is here.

BGS Diary: Vintage, booklets, Dr. Beckett & more

For the last few months, I’ve submitted five cards a month to Beckett Grading Services to finally get some of the cards I like into slabs. Here is the batch of five cards I got back from BGS for November.

Key BGS 10 Peyton Manning hits auction block

A Pristine BGS 10 copy of Peyton Manning’s 1998 SP Authentic Die Cuts card — one of only two cards to receive that grade — has hit the auction block via St. Louis-based Goodwin & Co.

Mariano Rivera visits fans in South Korea

Future Hall of Famer Mariano Rivera visited Seoul, South Korea, as part of a promotional tour for JBL headphones and Beckett Grading Services’ Dongwoon Lee was there along with a few collectors who got to meet MLB’s career saves leader.

BGS Diary Predictor: What will he submit?

Of the 10 cards listed below, five are headed to BGS today for his next BGS Diary. Can you predict which ones they will be?

Welcome to my jungle, Axl

So now that “patience” no longer applies and “you could be mine” is my reality, I guess it’s time for the card to go home and become part of my collection.

Kris Bryant BGS 10 highlights huge grading day at The National

Beckett Grading Services Director Jeromy Murray said Thursday’s grading total set a Beckett record for the first day of a National show.

Introducing the BGS Club

Beckett Grading Services is giving its customers more with the BGS Club.

Beckett Grading to host James Spence on Saturday

Beckett Grading Services will host James Spence Authentication for on-site autograph authentication at Beckett Media headquarters on Saturday (Jan. 11) for collectors who are interested in professional grading or need items examined and/or slabbed.

Beckett Grading Services Expands to the Asian Market

BGS is proud to announce the hiring of Asia Regional Sales Manager, Dongwood Lee, who will oversee a new BGS office in Seoul, South Korea.

Behind the Scenes: Where the magic happens in the sports card industry — outtakes & more

The reality is that in many instances the locations that help sports cards come to life — or come to your door — look a lot like everywhere else but with hints and touches that there might be something unique, something creative, going on at times. Here’s an inside look at some of these places.

BGS & Babe Ruth: Collector discusses finding The Bambino in her first wax box

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he interviews Stacy, a collector from Georgia, about a pretty big card she pulled from her first wax box.

Pirates’ postseason drought isn’t the only streak ending this year — Andrew McCutchen gets the nod

Barring some type of history-making performances in the next week, Pittsburgh Pirates star Andrew McCutchen will be ending yet another Pittsburgh Pirates futility streak soon.

Yasiel Puig Bowman Chrome Superfractor leaves BGS, heads into dealer Super Box

The 2013 Bowman Chrome Superfractor of Los Angeles Dodgers rookie Yasiel Puig has been pulled, has been sold, has been graded and is headed into another product.

Highest BVG-graded 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle card sells for $81,000+

The best Beckett-graded Mick came and went on auction block this past weekend resulting in a big sale.

Win a $100 BGS gift certificate

Every day this month we will give away a prize.

Buyer beware: I bought a fake card on eBay

Part of me still hoped they this was just a bad joke so I asked how they knew. I got an education on cards that day.