Tag Archives: Cleveland Indians

Changing places: Trades are part of collecting life

Trades are a part of the life for some players as they come and go, working their way through their paths called careers with a hopeful final destination — beyond the stat sheets and databases — being Cooperstown and the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Topps reveals Finest Mystery Redemptions

Card No. 1 is Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton. Card No. 2 is Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Joc Pederson and card No. 3 is Cleveland Indians infielder Francisco Lindor.

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

He’s prepared his five cards for grading in June and we want to see if you can predict which of his cards will end up slabbed.

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.

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: Cleveland Indians

000000 — 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 […]

“Wild Thing” Ricky Vaughn among Five Star surprises

Click here to view the Five Star checklist as released by Topps

The File: AL Cy Young winner Corey Kluber

The File on … American League Cy Young Award-winner Corey Kluber as seen in this month’s Beckett Baseball.

Panini snaps my favorite player’s signing slump

My fellow collectors, my long national collecting nightmare is over.

At the National: Busting packs with Jobu and other NSCC superstars at the ballpark

Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds took Jobu and a few of his friends to the ballpark on Friday night … you can find them all in his Cleveland-focused and National Sports Collectors Convention-only packs ripped in the stands of Progressive Field after a dominating 12-2 Indians win over the Texas Rangers.

Topps exploring even more ‘Major League’ items

If you think you’ve seen the last of Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn and the rest of the Major League gang on Topps stuff, think again.

Box Busters: 2014 Topps Archives baseball cards

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into boxes of 2014 Topps Archives in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Major League anniversary also includes commemorative mini bats and two MiLB giveaways

If you thought the Major League madness was over, well, think again.

Beckett 20 Questions on … Cleveland and the National Sports Collectors Convention

We’re curious about what you know about Cleveland, so here are the latest 20 questions all with an NSCC or Cleveland-centric twist.

Jobu gets his own Major League baseball card in Topps’ oversized online release

Jobu gets a baseball card after all.

My Major League Obsession: Jake Taylor, Pedro Cerrano & Co. have a big place in my collection

Here’s a collecting confession for you: My priciest collectibles purchase of the last few years was the game-used uniform of a washed-up catcher with bad knees who is now 62 years old.

Topps confirms final checklist for Major League autographs in upcoming Archives set

The red tags were put into lockers so we now know who’s in the Major League autograph set coming in 12 days from 2014 Topps Archives.

Topps readies Ricky Vaughn-Charlie Sheen jersey cards for upcoming high-end baseball card brands

000000 By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor Ricky Vaughn just went high-end. Topps teased on Tuesday that it has acquired a Major League 2-style jersey worn by Charlie Sheen and that it intends to cut up the jersey to release memorabilia cards in at least three forthcoming baseball products. According to a post on […]

Ricky Vaughn — aka Charlie Sheen — is first confirmed Major League signer for 2014 Topps Archives

Forget about the curveball, Ricky. Give ’em the heater.

Pittsburgh Pirates legend and Hall of Famer Ralph Kiner dies at 91

Hall of Famer Ralph Kiner, who hit 369 home runs in just 10 major-league seasons before becoming a broadcaster for the New York Mets, died Thursday. He was 91.

TOTALLY FAKE BASEBALL CARDS III: Olds’ try at making official ‘Major League’ baseball cards

Armed with Photoshop and a DVD for screenshots, Beckett Media’s Chris Olds decided to build his own Major League card set to hold him over until next May when Topps does it for real.

Box Busters Mailday: An epic PC addition video

Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds had a pretty big mailday for the ol’ Nick Swisher collection … and he opted to share it with you.

My first Registry is easily beatable … or is it?

I was as predictable as can be once I saw that the Beckett Graded Registry was live today. I went back to my well — and instead registered my toughest find.

Check this out: Something old in something new from Beckett Grading Services

While it’s one of many Joe Sewell signed checks out there, one thing set it apart from all the rest.

A long-awaited Major League mailday

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he completes a collecting journey of sorts with a recent mailday for an item he has written about several times in the past.

ESPN’s Mint Condition: Charlie Sheen & King James

ESPN’s weekly sports card and memorabilia segment, “Mint Condition,” has talked with noted collector Charlie Sheen and Upper Deck about LeBron James.

BSCM Sports Movies Issue: A Major League Mailday

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Chris Olds as he opens some Major League mail … an example of one of the 10 ways you can collect your favorite sports movie as found in the upcoming special issue of BSCM.

Card Gallery: The still-elusive 1989 Major League Movie baseball card set

It’s not an expensive set at all but it’s one that I have never seen in-person, let alone had a chance to own. It’s a real 11-card set of slightly over-sized photos featuring the stars of David S. Ward’s first baseball movie.

Cleveland Indians closer Chris Perez purchased 1927 Yankees Legendary Lineup autograph card

Cleveland Indians closer Chris Perez is a long-time fan and collector of the sport that he has made his life. And when he recently signed his first million-dollar big-league contract it was time to splurge on something special.