Tag Archives: Clayton Kershaw

Beckett 20 Questions on … league leaders and top rookies

By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor As we near the All-Star Break, we’re taking another look at this year’s surprises so far with our latest batch of 20 Questions. — – — See more questions … after the jump.

20 Questions on … USA Baseball cards

With the July issue of Beckett Baseball being prepared right now — one focusing heavily on the Red, White and Blue of cardboard — we also figured that now might be a good time for a USA-focused edition of 20 Questions.

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.

Latest Topps wall art line meshes Finest with metal

The latest line of MLB wall art from Topps is one that takes a popular brand from the past and blows it up onto metal prints.

First look: 2014 Topps Chrome Update + Megabox

Topps Chrome Update is back — and so is the “holiday megabox.”

Top Choice: Five Clayton Kershaw cards to own

This month’s Beckett Baseball cover star, Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw, picked up a record three Players Choice awards this week.

First Look: 2014 Panini Classics baseball cards

After nearly a decade on the bench, Classics is back.

Beckett Baseball 20 Questions … on the 2014 season and its cardboard so far

Take a break from the action and check out our latest 20 Questions on the best players of 2014 as well as offer your take on today’s cardboard and more.

THE DANDY DOZEN: The priciest* Bowman Chrome baseball autographs

Ever wonder which Bowman Chrome prospect/rookie autos (excluding parallels*) are the most expensive?

Beckett 20 Questions on … legendary hitters, strong pitchers, baseball cards & more

There’s plenty going on in baseball, so we’ll keep this edition of 20 Questions short and to the point with questions about hot hitters, strong arms and plenty of baseball cards.

Topps’ new deal with Clayton Kershaw goes beyond just signing autographs

Every time he strikes out a batter this season, Kershaw’s Challenge gets paid a certain amount, too.

Hobby Pulse Poll: Which MLB players surprised you the most this season?

Pick your top five surprises in MLB here.

McFarlane Toys adds extra chase to Mike Trout’s debut figure

McFarlane Toys has created a chase version of Mike Trout’s figure that includes an MLB-authenticated piece of one of his stolen bases from last season.

Ripping Retail: 2008 Topps Update HTA Jumbo

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into a 2008 Topps Update HTA Jumbo box found at a retail store in this latest episode of Ripping Retail.

Panini readies Contenders for Feb. 22 release

Panini America released the basic box breakdown information and additional preview images for its forthcoming 2011 Playoff Contenders baseball card set on Friday, the second of its MLBPA-approved products and the first to have a deeper MLB player presence inside.

First look: 2012 Topps MLB Sticker Collection

Topps unveiled the first details and preview images for its 2012 MLB Sticker Collection on Monday, a 309-sticker collection with some new touches.

Panini teases more to come in Donruss Elite Extra Edition and Playoff Contenders baseball sets

While there are a few months to go before the arrival of 2011 Donruss Elite Extra Edition on Dec. 21 followed swiftly by 2011 Playoff Contenders, which will arrive on Jan. 11, 2012, barring any unforeseen delays, we have images and details for both releases.

Ripping Retail: 2011 Topps Chrome Baseball Value Pack

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into a 2011 Topps Chrome baseball value pack in this latest Ripping Retail video.

USA Baseball isn’t messing around with its Nine Innings of Summer promotion — game-used items up for grabs

By Chris Olds | Baseball Editor | Commentary Perhaps it’s just a personal bias toward the Red, White and Blue uniforms worn by some of the best baseball players in the country long before they become pros, but the Nine Innings of Summer promotion currently under way from the USA Baseball organization is one that […]