Tag Archives: Chicago White Sox

Shoeless Joe Jackson reinstatement could mean more baseball cards

One of baseball’s banned legends might appear on more baseball cards soon — if a big announcement comes from Major League Baseball on Tuesday.

Topps gives out exclusive Jose Abreu autograph to 2015 National Q&A attendees

By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor The National has no shortage of exclusive cards. However, one big one could easily slip by because it wasn’t advertised and it required a little work to get. At the end of their Q&A on Saturday, Topps announced that those in attendance would receive a special Jose Abreu autographed […]

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.

USA Baseball is common thread with emerging stars

Sure, they’re all now MLB rookies in Chicago. They’re all now under lock and key for another season before they can be free agents (thanks, Super Two rule!) and they’re all guys who have been watched closely on cardboard for some time. But that about of time is longer than you might think. Why? USA Baseball cards.

Chicago White Sox star Minnie Minoso dies at 89

Orestes “Minnie” Minoso, who might be best-remembered as the first black player on the Chicago White Sox and a player who played in an MLB game in five different decades, died Sunday. He was 89.

30 days, 30 teams, 30 contests: Chicago White Sox

— By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor The start of a new baseball season is not far away and we wanted to add some march madness of the MLB variety to collectors’ routines leading up to the new season. Today, we’re launching 30 contests for 30 teams that will last for 30 days. Each MLB team will […]

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 […]

Seeking Cardboard Perfection: Grade this card

Is this 2014 Panini National Treasures Jose Abreu patch auto perfect? I’m actually not sure in this case — but it’s close. I’m curious about your thoughts below — both with our poll and in the comments.

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

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 BGS today for his next BGS Diary.

Top 5: Jose Abreu Rookie Cards to own

Here are my picks for the top five Abreu Rookie Cards — of the 20 that he has so far — to track down.

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 …

Beckett 20 questions on … Jose Abreu and other Major League Baseball stars from Cuba

Jose Abreu just might be this year’s Yasiel Puig when it comes to cardboard. Or, do we ask … is he better?

First look: 2013 Elite Extra Edition baseball cards

Panini America announced on Tuesday that its annual prospecting staple will return for 2013 with a 100-card set, autographs, diecuts, parallels and more in store when it arrives on Jan. 9.

Newest Chicago White Sox prospect Jose Abreu will make MLB baseball card debut in 2014 Bowman

A potential future star now has a place for his MLB debut — in 2014 Bowman.

Philip Humber’s gem creates perfect opportunity

Chicago White Sox pitcher Phillip Humber — a right-hander from Texas with an 11-10 career record entering Saturday’s game at Safeco Field — threw nine perfect innings against the Seattle Mariners for just the 21st gem in MLB history.

Panini includes Joe Jackson bat barrel in Prime Cuts

One single card teased on Thursday by Panini America shows that there’s nothing casual about the return edition of Prime Cuts, which is packing out as we speak for an arrival soon.

Leaf’s Joe Jackson cut autograph finds a home

A one-of-a kind “Shoeless” Joe Jackson card was given away by Leaf at the National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago.