Posted on October 9, 2012 – 12:38 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | Albert Pujols, autographs, baseball cards, Cal Ripken Jr., collecting, Darryl Strawberry, derek jeter, George Foster, Graig Nettles, Jose Canseco, Nick Swisher, Paul Molitor, postseason baseball, Ryan Braun, Steve Carlton, Steve Garvey | Comments (13)
Years ago, while flipping through my priceless copy of Total Baseball — what us baseball geeks did before the Interwebs — I noticed that a single postseason baseball game was played the day I was born and that a single player had homered that day.
Posted on October 2, 2012 – 2:52 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | American League, Baltimore Orioles, derek jeter, Detroit Tigers, Josh Hamilton, Josh Reddick, Manny Machado, Miguel Cabrera, MLB, New York Yankees, Oakland A's, Texas Rangers, Topps | Comments (1)
With the exact postseason picture not quite clear just yet — but five American League teams definitely in — now’s the time to be readying those cardboard caches.
Posted on October 2, 2012 – 11:32 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | best-selling jerseys, Bryce Harper, derek jeter, Ichiro Suzuki, Josh Hamilton, Matt Kemp, mike trout, MLB, Yu Darvish | Comments (2)
In a season with plenty of breakout stars and newcomers, one constant is atop the list of MLB’s best-selling jerseys.
Posted on July 9, 2012 – 11:25 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2012 Triple Play, derek jeter, panini, Panini America | Comments (8)
Kids are the focus in the upcoming 2012 Triple Play baseball card set, which arrives on July 23 with all kinds of surprises.
Posted on May 10, 2012 – 11:15 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Baseball | Alex Rodriguez, derek jeter, game-used memorabilia, New York Yankees, Nick Swisher, Robinson Cano, Steiner Sports | Comments (0)
Only two times in New York Yankees history has the team worn throwback uniforms.
Posted on May 8, 2012 – 1:30 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | Delmon Young, derek jeter, Dmitri Young, Ernie Banks, featured, Hank Aaron, Pete Rose, PSA, Reggie Jackson, Roberto Clemente, Roy Campanella, Ryan Braun, SCP Auctions, Stan Musial | Comments (15)
Dmitri Young has been a serious baseball card collector for some time — a collector of only PSA 10 grade Gem Mint Rookie Cards.
Posted on April 12, 2012 – 11:52 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | derek jeter, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Matt Cain, MLB, New York Yankees, Redemption cards, Roger Clemens, Tim Lincecum, Upper Deck | Comments (47)
A Michigan man took Upper Deck to court over redemption cards that were not fulfilled and won his case back in March, a $1,329 judgment. But as of April 12, he had not been paid.
Posted on April 3, 2012 – 4:57 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 1998 Circa Thunder Super Rave, baseball cards, Dan Wilson, David Ortiz, derek jeter, featured, Greg Maddux, insert cards, Ken Griffey Jr, Manny Ramirez, MLB, Skybox | Comments (9)
It takes a lot these days to satisfy some collectors, but sometimes some card sales just flat-out surprise. Rave and Super Rave inserts from the family of Skybox brands in the late 1990s are doing just that.
Posted on March 29, 2012 – 10:34 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | Albert Pujols, Alex Rodriguez, David Ortiz, derek jeter, featured, Matt Kemp, McFarlane Toys, MLB, New York Yankees, Tim Lincecum | Comments (6)
McFarlane Toys is going uptown with a limited edition statue of one Bronx Bomber.
Posted on March 13, 2012 – 10:01 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2012 Topps Opening Day, Christian Lopez, derek jeter, featured, New York Yankees, Topps | Comments (10)
If you thought it was tough getting on a baseball card, you should try pulling one.
Posted on February 29, 2012 – 9:10 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 1963 Topps, 2012 Topps Heritage, Albert Pujols, Alex Rodriguez, Brett Lawrie, Buster Posey, derek jeter, featured, Jesus Montero, Justin Verlander, Matt Moore, MLB, New York Yankees, Stephen Strasburg, Topps, Topps Heritage | Comments (27)
This year’s edition of the hobby’s annual throwback to yesteryear, Topps Heritage, isn’t set to arrive in hobby shops until March 14, but we got our hands on an early sample box and cracked it without the cameras rolling.
Posted on January 30, 2012 – 11:13 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail | 2012 Topps, Alex Gordon, baseball cards, derek jeter, Eric Hosmer, featured, Mickey Mantle, Rally Squirrel, Relic, Topps | Comments (16)
Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into several types of 2012 Topps baseball packs in this latest edition of Ripping Retail — two days before the official street date for the product.
Posted on January 29, 2012 – 4:39 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 1987 Topps Minis, 2012 Topps, Albert Pujols, baseball cards, Bob Gibson, David Ortiz, derek jeter, Jacoby Ellsbury, MLB, New York Yankees, Roger Maris, Topps, Willie Mays | Comments (16)
While we’re a few days away from Feb. 1 — aka the official arrival day for this year’s version of the hobby’s most-collected set, Topps baseball — we’ll offer some peaks at what’s inside the wrappers in the simplest way possible.
Posted on January 27, 2012 – 1:05 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2012 Topps, 2012 Topps Solid Golden Greats, Albert Pujols, Babe Ruth, baseball, Beckett Grading Services, Cal Ripken Jr., derek jeter, featured, Hank Aaron, Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig, Mickey Mantle, MLB, New York Yankees, Roberto Clemente, Sandy Koufax, Ty Cobb | Comments (17)
With five days remaining until the arrival of the hobby’s most collected baseball card set, Topps has pulled back the curtain on a set of rather lustrous cards that will be found in packs of 2012 Topps as redemptions.
Posted on November 11, 2011 – 4:04 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2012 Topps Marquee, 2012 Topps Museum Collection, baseball cards, derek jeter, featured, Hank Aaron, Ichiro, MLB, Topps, Willie Mays | Comments (28)
It’s 2012 Topps Museum Collection — a high-end line with four packs per box and one Relic or autographed Relic in every pack. Where’s the crazy part come in? Earlier this year — actually less than a month ago — the company teased 2012 Topps Marquee.
Posted on November 9, 2011 – 11:30 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 1996 World Series, Babe Ruth, David Price, derek jeter, Jim Leyritz, Mariano Rivera, MLB, New York Yankees, Steiner Sports, Tampa Bay Rays | Comments (0)
The jersey Mariano Rivera wore for his 22nd save this season — also Derek Jeter’s 3,000th-hit game — is on the auction block in Steiner Sports’ second-annual Yankees Legends sale and it’s already grabbing attention.
Posted on October 26, 2011 – 10:57 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | Babe Ruth, derek jeter, Don Mattingly, elston howard, George Steinbrenner, Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig, Mickey Mantle, New York Yankees, Reggie Jackson, Roger Maris, Thurman Munson, Whitey Ford, Yogi Berra | Comments (3)
The 16-DVD Yankeeography megaset from A&E is a collection that highlights the 27-time World Series champs and their greatest players.
Posted on October 22, 2011 – 12:53 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2012 Topps Marquee, derek jeter, Evan Longoria, featured, Hank Aaron, MLB, Nolan Ryan, Topps, Willie Mays | Comments (44)
Topps has teased what its Topps Marquee baseball set will look like next year by releasing a few mocked up card images for the high-end set coming in 2012.
Posted on October 4, 2011 – 6:22 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2011 Topps Update, derek jeter, DJ3K, featured, MLB, New York Yankees, Topps | Comments (9)
Seeing the DJ3K highlight card got me wondering whether baseball card sets need to include more of these season-specific cards in them — and I want to know what you think, too. Take the poll after the jump.
Posted on September 30, 2011 – 11:58 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail | 2011 Topps Marquee, Box Busters & Ripping Retail, derek jeter, featured, Nolan Ryan, Topps, Ty Cobb | Comments (11)
Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into a pair of 2011 Topps Marquee boxes in this latest edition of Box Busters.