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First Look: 2013 Topps Chrome baseball cards (with preliminary checklist)

Topps revealed the first looks and the basic product information for the 2013 edition of a long-running hobby staple on Friday, Topps Chrome, which will bring a new array of rainbows to the masses.

First look: Upper Deck’s 2012-13 Fleer Retro Hockey

With the removal of several products on Upper Deck’s hockey schedule, there was room for something more.

Kaepernick’s Rookie Card values see steady rise

Colin Kaepernick’s status has risen with football fans and collectors in San Francisco.

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.

HIT PARADER: Non-traditional hits can bring variety to collections — and dollars to pockets

Here’s a look at two of the 20 unusual hits with a bit of a story — or a surprise — behind them as will found in the next issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly.

A look at San Francisco 49ers on cards

Let’s look at top 49ers on cardboard.

St. Louis Cardinals great Stan Musial dies at 92

Major League Baseball lost one of its greatest hitters Saturday as St. Louis Cardinals legend Stan “The Man” Musial died after prolonged illnesses

First look: 2013 Bowman Platinum baseball cards (with preliminary checklist)

Bowman Platinum is back — and Topps is promising that it’s “going platinum crazy” with this year’s release.

Beckett 20 Questions on … the hits

We’re curious what you think about “the hits” in the hobby these days … answer our latest 20 Questions for the next issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly.

NHLPA decision could have devastating impact on Canadian dealers

This card season could have devastating implications for Canadian card shops that rely heavily on hockey card sales.

First look: 2013 Topps baseball cards (with FINAL checklist)

Topps has released the final checklist for 2013 Topps Series 1. See it here.

Are you up for a new $10 Card Shop Challenge?

Go to a card shop and spend $10 on something (not wax) that will impress. Tell us about your find in the comments below.

MLBPA confirms 53 RC logo eligible rookies for initial 2013 baseball card sets

The MLB Players Association provided Beckett Media with the list of 2013 Rookie Card-eligible players.

Five NFL divisional playoff standouts

Several players had stellar weekends, solidifying their place in the game.

First look: 2013 Topps Allen & Ginter baseball cards (with final checklist)

Topps teased the design for the eighth edition of its Allen & Ginter baseball set on Tuesday morning.

First look: 2013 Topps Series 2 baseball cards (with preliminary checklist)

Series 1 is coming soon, but it’s never too soon to see Series 2.

Alabama football cards spike in value

So what can a fourth BCS National Championship do for you?

Panini Authentic, Denver Broncos ink exclusive deal for game-used gear

Denver Broncos fans will have a new place to go for game-worn memorabilia.

We all lose with MLB’s PED problem and how it’s reflected in Hall of Fame voting results

Cheating in baseball has affected us in subtle ways as fans — and in not-so-subtle ways it has affected our cardboard.

First look: 2013 Bowman Inception baseball cards (with preliminary checklist)

First it starred on the gridiron, now it’s coming to the land of prospecting.

Upper Deck co-founder Richard McWilliam dies at 59

Upper Deck co-founder and CEO Richard P. McWilliam died Saturday of unknown causes.

First Look: 2012 Panini National Treasures baseball

Panini America’s basic product breakdown for 2012 National Treasures has been released.

Box Busters: 2012 Panini Black football cards

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

Box Busters: 2012 Heroes of Sport + contests

Join Beckett Baseball’s Brian Fleischer and Chris Olds as they rip into a case of 2012 Heroes of Sport in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Beckett Baseball: The Best of 2012 Awards (Collector’s Choice portion)

We’re preparing our selections for the Best of 2012, aka The Awards Issue of Beckett Baseball.

Making 2013 cardboard resolutions

I thought about the resolutions I wanted to make for 2013 – cardboard resolutions.

Collectors should have fun with changing times

Let’s hope that 2013 can be fun for collectors and collecting.

Retro makes a comeback in football

Collecting used to be much simpler.

First look: 2012-13 Panini Gold Standard

Panini America unveiled the first looks at its 2012-13 Gold Standard basketball cards on Friday.

Press Pass previews 2013 Total Memorabilia

Total Memorabilia comes out in February, just in time for the Daytona 500.

Box Busters: 2012 Bowman Sterling baseball

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into a box of 2012 Bowman Sterling baseball cards in this Box Busters preview video.

Guest column: Why kids should collect cards

A 12-year-old from Fargo, N.D., Parker Stenseth, offers some ideas why kids should collect baseball cards.

Box Busters Preview: 2012 Panini Golden Age

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into a box of 2012 Panini Golden Age cards in this Box Busters preview video.

First look: 2013 Topps Tier One baseball cards

Tier One is back for Year Three.

Beckett 20 Questions on … the ‘other’ sports

In the next issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly, we’ll take a look at those sports that don’t normally get as much attention — racing, MMA, soccer, boxing, Olympic sports, wrestling, tennis, rodeo and more.