Tag Archives: football cards

Beckett 20 Questions: Rookies, RCs & collecting

Here, we present 20 rookie-focused questions — some serious, some fun — that we want to know how you would answer.

Ripping Retail Retro: 1981 Topps football racks

Join Beckett Football’s Andrew Tolentino as he hosts Reed Kasaoka of Baseball Card Exchange (bbcexchange.com) for a retro pack break of 1981 Topps rack packs in this latest episode of Ripping Retail.

Michigan family finds rare football card in old farmhouse

Attics and basements, old storage units and safe deposit boxes. These are the kind of places collectors store things away, sometimes even forgotten about.

Online giant Blowout Cards opens a shop

While countless hobby shops have closed their doors in recent years to focus on selling inventory online, one of the industry’s leading online sellers is doing the exact opposite. Blowout Cards is opening a card shop.

Tim Tebow autographs and game-used items are “must-have” inclusions for NFL card-makers

But when it comes to football cards, autographs and memorabilia you can give the Denver Broncos quarterback a different name — Mr. Must-Have.

Box Busters: 2011 Certified football cards

Join Beckett Football’s Dan Hitt and Andrew Tolentino as they rip into a pair of 2011 Certified football card boxes from Panini America in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2011 Topps Chrome football cards

Join Beckett Football’s Dan Hitt and Andrew Tolentino as they rip into a pair of 2011 Topps Chrome football boxes in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2011 Topps Gridiron Legends

Join Beckett Football’s Dan Hitt and Andrew Tolentino as they rip into a box of 2011 Topps Gridiron Legends in this latest edition of Box Busters.

There he goes: Green Bay’s Randall Cobb becomes first rookie to make noise this season

If you weren’t watching the Green Bay Packers too closely tonight, you may have missed Randall Cobb’s 108-yard kick return for a touchdown.

Ripping Retail: 2011 TRISTAR Obak Football (3 packs)

Join Beckett Media’s Chris Olds as he rips into three packs of 2011 TRISTAR Obak football cards in this latest Ripping Retail video. (Stay tuned for our Box Busters video to come soon.)

Nick Matijevich leaving Press Pass after five years

Long-time Press Pass employee Nick Matijevich is leaving the company effective today, according to an email he sent to hobby industry members and athlete representatives this morning.

Box Busters: 2011 Topps football cards

Join Beckett Football’s Andrew Tolentino and Dan Hitt as they rip into a box of 2011 Topps football cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2011 Sweet Spot football cards

Join Beckett Football’s Dan Hitt and Andrew Tolentino as they rip into a pair of 2011 Sweet Spot football boxes in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2011 Topps Inception football cards

Join Beckett Football’s Dan Hitt and Andrew Tolentino as they rip into a pair of 2011 Topps Inception football cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Voices from the show (Extended): Marcus Hall

Collector and Second City conservatory student Marcus Hall stops by The National to discuss the show and open a box of Topps Triple Threads Football for the camera.

Voices from the show (Extended): Carlos Torrez

Panini America football brand manager Carlos Torrez talks about the company’s presence at The National and explains how the NFL lockout has impacted the hobby.

Collector Box Busters: National Treasures at NSCC

Beckett Media’s Chris Olds caught up with one father-son duo as they ripped a case of National Treasures football cards … here’s what they pulled from a final pack.

Box Busters: 2011 Panini Rookies & Stars football

Join Beckett Football’s Dan Hitt and Andrew Tolentino as they rip into a box of 2011 Panini Rookies & Stars football cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Topps acquires digital currency card publisher

Topps’ focus on social media platforms and virtual trading cards online took another step on Tuesday as it announced the acquisition of GMG Entertainment, a leading publisher of “digital currency cards.”

Colorado-based dealer raises hobby’s profile through publicity stunt purchase

But if you live in Colorado, where the Balloon Boy case happened, it might resonate more — and if you’re a Colorado-based sports card dealer like Mike Fruitman it’s resonating quite well as a publicity stunt to get people into his shop.

An early look at 2011 Panini Crown Royale Football

Panini America is bringing back Crown Royale Football for its second installment under the re-branding of the set.

COMMENTARY: Panini HRX video card redemptions command cash

And now, with the arrival of Panini HRX video cards, there’s no disputing which one has won thus far in the eyes of collectors — at least with those who have paid attention with their pocketbooks. And the irony? Panini’s cards have still yet to physically arrive out of packs of 2010-11 Totally Certified. All of the sales have been for redemption cards.

Are YOU a Supercollector? We want YOU in Beckett Sports Card Monthly …

We’re going to dedicate an upcoming issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly to showcasing SuperCollectors — and we want to see your collections.

Box Busters & Contest: 2011 Donruss Elite Football

Join Beckett Football’s Dan Hitt and Andrew Tolentino as they rip into a pair of 2011 Donruss Elite football boxes from Panini America in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Chris Olds’ Collecting Mailday — June 23

Just what does Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds collect? A bit of everything … here’s a box of a few months’ of purchases off of Checkoutmycards.com ….

Box Busters: 2011 Topps Rising Rookies football cards

Join Beckett Football’s Andrew Tolentino and Dan Hitt as they rip into a box of 2011 Topps Rising Rookies in this latest episode of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2011 Prestige Football

Join Beckett Football’s Andrew Tolentino and Dan Hitt as they rip into a pair of 2011 Prestige football boxes from Panini America in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Beckett Football NFL PLAYERS Rookie Premiere Q&A: Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton

Beckett Football’s Jon Gold was in Los Angeles for the NFL PLAYERS Rookie Premiere this weekend where he caught up with more than a few first-timers as they signed autographs and posed for photos in their new threads all in the name of football cards.

Rookie Premiere means first look at players in their NFL unis, autographs & more

We’ll have plenty more from this year’s NFL PLAYERS Rookie Premiere that’s winding down today in Los Angeles in the next issue of Beckett Football but we’re not going to make you wait that long.

Collecting 101: Get your questions about the hobby answered in the next BSCM

Do you have any questions about the hobby — easy or hard — that you’d like answered in the next issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly?

Short Punch Cards pack hits inside greeting cards

But Short Punch Cards just might make pleasing that collector of yours happy — or at least offer a pack-like busting fix as a smaller gift while perhaps offering up a greeting along with some cold, hard cash or a gift card.

Box Busters: 2011 Leaf Ultimate Draft football

Join Beckett Football’s Dan Hitt and Andrew Tolentino as they host Leaf’s Scott Jordan as they rip into a pair of 2011 Leaf Ultimate Draft boxes in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2011 Press Pass Legends football cards

Join Beckett Football’s Dan Hitt and Andrew Tolentino as they welcome Press Pass’ Nick Matijevich for a three-box round of Box Busters for the company’s latest product, 2011 Legends.

Box Busters: 2011 SAGE Autographed Football

Join Beckett Football’s Andrew Tolentino and Dan Hitt as they rip into a box of 2011 SAGE Autographed Football in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Just for fun: Looking at NFL Draft picks’ Panini NFL rookie cards — with deep thoughts — in real time

Want a first look at NFL Draft picks’ first pro cards in real time? Panini is coughing them up right now …