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How do you know it’s game-used? The Smell Test

How do you know a Miami Dolphins game-used jersey is real when it’s shipped to Panini America to make its way into football cards?

Box Busters: 2014 Topps Triple Threads baseball

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Derek Ficken as they rip into boxes of 2014 Topps Triple Threads in this edition of Box Busters.

First “Wild Thing” Ricky Vaughn memorabilia card can be found in Triple Threads

Cleveland Indians legend and Major Leaguer Ricky Vaughn, aka Charlie Sheen, has his first memorabilia card ever thanks to Topps and it arrived in hobby shops today in 2014 Topps Triple Threads.

First look: 2015 Topps baseball cards

The new year is here.

First look: 2014 Topps Dynasty baseball cards

Presenting what it calls “the most carefully curated subject list in trading card history” and the “most-premium Topps product of all time”, Topps released the basic information and first looks at its latest high-end baseball card brand on Friday.

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

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

Cardinals’ Michael Wacha talks baseball cards — and signing autographs left-handed if he has to

Michael Wacha and Cardinals prospects Oscar Taveras and Kolten Wong were on hand signing for Panini on Tuesday night at the start of its two-week Spring Training Road Trip to acquire the ink of top newcomers and selected MLB veterans for its upcoming products.

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.

First look: 2014 Topps Archives baseball cards — the home of Major League autographs & more

Topps offered the first looks and basic product information for 2014 Topps Archives on Tuesday afternoon, and there are some notable new inclusions that have never been done before with major leaguers.

Collect Call: Topps talks about redemptions

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he talks with Topps VP of Finance and Operations David Leiner about redemptions in this latest edition of Collect Call.

First look: 2014 Bowman baseball cards

The big and the small are back in Bowman next year.

Box Busters: 2013 Heroes of Sport All-Sport Edition Chapter 1 + win our Wayne Gretzky autograph!

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Brian Fleischer and Chris Olds as they rip into a case of 2013 Heroes of Sport All-Sport Edition Chapter 1 in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Collecting baseball cards that should not be

I spotted a thing that should not be recently on eBay. It was a card that doesn’t officially exist but took years to finally surface.

First Look: 2014 Topps Museum Collection baseball

The Museum Collection is back once again — and there just might be a masterpiece or two for you to chase among the new inclusions.

First look: 2014 Topps Heritage baseball cards (with preliminary checklist)

It’s time to turn the clock back to 1965.

First Look: 2014 Topps Tribute baseball cards

A new year is here.

Check it out: A look inside the final 2013 Topps Allen & Ginter baseball card checklist

Topps released the final checklist for the eighth edition of the product on Tuesday.

First look: 2013 Topps Five Star baseball cards

Five Star is back — and it’s going for an even-higher ranking.

Beckett Baseball’s Hot & Not (mid-April): Mets rookie Matt Harvey steals the show

With the MLB season’s first month half over, now’s the time to loo at who’s hot and who’s not …

Box Busters: 2013 Topps Gypsy Queen baseball cards + win our Darin Ruf box

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Justin Grunert as they rip into boxes of 2013 Topps Gypsy Queen in this latest edition of Box Busters.

First looks: 2013 Pinnacle baseball cards + 2013 Panini Prizm details

Pinnacle is back on the diamond.

Beckett 20 Questions on … art in collectibles

From non-sports and sketch cards to Diamond Kings, toys, photography and more, there’s plenty to explore in the world of art as it’s seen on our collectibles.

First look: 2013 Finest Football

Topps is giving a chance for all collectors to get in the mix with 2013 Finest Football.

Box Busters: 2012 Panini Playbook football cards

Join Beckett Football’s Dan Hitt and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2012 Panini Playbook in this latest edition of Box Busters.

First look: 2013 Panini Cooperstown baseball

Panini America is going back to Cooperstown in August.

Box Busters: 2012-2013 Select basketball cards + contest teaser

Join Beckett Basketball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into boxes of 2012-13 Select from Panini America in this latest edition of Box Busters.

First Look: 2013 Topps Tribute World Baseball Classic Edition (with checklist)

Its baseball cards are going high-end.

Collecting ’42’ via its baseball cards and its stars

Want to collect the upcoming Jackie Robinson film “42” via baseball cards? Start here …

Press Pass jumps on Parks & Recreation license

One of TV’s top shows is coming to cards.

First look: 2013 Inception football

High-end won’t wait for the end of a season.

42 & Famous: Chadwick Boseman talks about life-altering role, autographs & collecting

Chadwick Boseman talks 42, fame, autographs and collecting in this exclusive interview with Beckett Media. << By Chris Olds

Topps locks up MLB-exclusive license through 2020

Topps and MLB Properties are extending their exclusive licensing agreement for baseball cards.

Ripping Retail: 2013 Topps Opening Day & a Topps Heritage blaster Hot Box

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into a blaster box of 2013 Topps Opening Day as well as a Hot Box blaster of 2013 Topps Heritage in this doubleheader edition of Ripping Retail.

First look: 2013 Topps Football

If 2012 was the year of the rookie, perhaps Topps wants to make 2013 the year of legends.

Beckett 20 Questions on … sports movie items

For the next issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly, we’re curious about what you think, what you remember and what you know about sports films.