Tag Archives: BGS

BGS Diary: Allen & Ginter Mini Rip, Kris Bryant, Danica Patrick, Will Ferrell and even more make the grade

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.

Beckett Auctions lands Strasburg Superfractor

The 2010 Bowman Chrome Stephen Strasburg Superfractor is headed to the auction block one more time — this time it’s via Beckett Auctions.

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 […]

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.

Beckett May auction includes Power Nine

Though Beckett Auctions has primarily focused on sport cards and memorabilia in its first year, it has dabbled (and sold) some nice non-sport and gaming items. It’s about time to power-up in that department for the May auction, which begins on Thursday and runs through May 17 at 9 p.m. Central with a 15-minute extended bidding window on […]

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.

Sunday Conversation: Philadelphia Eagles Guard Evan Mathis

By Derek Ficken | Beckett Radio Host The Philadelphia Eagles have been in the news recently for all of their Free Agent signings, but I was able to catch up with Offensive Guard and two time Pro Bowl-er Evan Mathis. Evan is an avid collector of all sports, vintage and modern, and we sat down […]

Texas find of tobacco and caramel cards highlights Beckett’s Graded Treasures auction

A collection of rare tobacco and caramel cards discovered in Texas has been broken into singles, has been graded and is now on sale in Beckett Auctions’ March 2015 Graded Treasures Auction, which began Thursday and runs through March 22.

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.

Your Turn: How would you spend $4.5 million in Super Bowl commercial cash?

Since we have better things to spend our money on than that — you know, we buy cards — it got us wondering how we could spend that kind of money.

Beckett 20 Questions on … a bit of everything

It’s a busy time of year with a new wave of baseball coming, the Super Bowl on tap and plenty of new cardboard arrivals. For this latest edition of 20 Questions, we’re tackling, well, a little bit of everything.

BGS Diary: Bull Durham, Star hoops, “Macho Man” Randy Savage … and Bill Murray’s baseball card?

By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor | Commentary 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. Selecting which cards to submit has been easier said than done — and the results can be interesting, too. Here […]

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.

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.

Auction Watch: Auburn gem, Jeter’s glove & BGS

Auction Watch is compiled by Chris Olds every month in Beckett Sports Card Monthly and Beckett Baseball. Want to see even more action from the Auction Block? Pick up an issue.

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.

Beckett Grading Services runs into somebody you might know … in South Korea

When Washington Wizards star John Wall recently toured South Korea and Japan, BGS was there to greet the star like anyone else.

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.

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.

Box Busters: 2013 SuperBox Rookies & Phenoms

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into a 2013 SuperBox in this latest edition of Box Busters.

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.

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.

Cardinals fan avoids the Dodger Blues with Yasiel Puig Superfractor and Beckett Grading Services

A Cardinals fan from Missouri picked up a single box of 2013 Bowman Platinum and found a Yasiel Puig Superfractor inside.

NSCC Notebook: Catching up on what’s going on at this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention

This year’s National Sports Collectors Convention is just two weeks away for non-VIP ticket-buyers. Here’s a rundown of what’s new from the announcements for the show.

Philadelphia Eagles guard Evan Mathis shows off his impressive collection

Philadelphia Eagles guard Evan Mathis is an avid card collector. He owns some of the hobby’s rarest cards.

Beckett 20 Questions on … SuperCollecting, organizing, displays, storage and more

We want to know how you organize, store and display your collection … and more.

Beckett Grading to host James Spence on June 15

Beckett Grading Services will host James Spence Authentication for on-site autograph authentication at Beckett Media headquarters on June 15 for collectors who are interested in professional grading or need items examined and/or slabbed.

BGS, COMC partnership will benefit Canadian collectors

Beckett Grading Services and Check Out My Cards are pleased to announce a new partnership.

GIMME FIVE: What five NBA cards would you want?

If I (or you) could own five basketball cards of any era, any kind, any condition, any price … what would they be?