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Tag Archives: Hank Aaron

T206 Honus Wagner headlines next SCP Auction

The Holy Grail of baseball cards is heading to the auction block tomorrow via SCP Auctions.

Forty years ago tonight … Hank Aaron became MLB’s home run king

Forty years ago tonight, Hank Aaron passed Babe Ruth to become MLB’s home run king with his 715th career home run. Card No. 1 in the 1974 Topps set ($50) predicted and commemorated this milestone.

High-grade vintage powers Memory Lane auction

A PSA 9 copy of Mickey Mantle’s 1951 Bowman Rookie Card sold for a reported record-high during Memory Lane Inc.’s $1.4 million summer catalog auction completed this weekend.

Babe Ruth Relics will be included in Allen & Ginter

The Bambino’s Relics are coming to Allen & Ginter.

Topps Archives includes different nods to the past

When Topps Archives arrives tomorrow, it will include all sorts of throwback designs and nods to the past that make it, well, Archives as well as the touches from last year that made it reigning Beckett Baseball Product of the Year.

Red Hot & Rare: Short-printed 2001 Topps Archives autos light up auction block

How much for this Lou Brock? You wouldn’t believe it if I typed it.

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

Beckett 20 Questions … on 2012 Topps Five Star

Tell us what you think of 2012 Topps Five Star in the latest Beckett 20 Questions.

Early analysis: 2012 Topps Five Star checklist

We take a look at some of the $500-per-pack product’s final checklists for the base set and autographs.

Someday, I’ll have a Hall of Fame focus

If you’ve collected for any amount of time, you’ve probably had the moment where you sit back, look at all of the hot mess that is your collection and wondered what your focus is.

Card Gallery: 2012 Topps Allen & Ginter

This year’s edition of Topps Allen & Ginter officially arrives in hobby shops today.

Upcoming Topps Tier One will let you hobnob with elites via massive bat knob set

For card collectors and game-used cards, bats are not always as impressive. It’s not always a love-love relationship. But Topps is intending to change that with its upcoming Tier One release.

Dmitri Young puts collection on auction block

Dmitri Young has been a serious baseball card collector for some time — a collector of only PSA 10 grade Gem Mint Rookie Cards.

Topps adds Yu Darvish, Richard Petty and others to 2012 Allen & Ginter autograph lineup

Topps announced on Wednesday that it will be adding two MLB newcomers and two other sports legends to the popular retro-styled card line.

Ripping Retail Retro: 1975 Topps Mini baseball cards (And be sure to vote for next week’s rip!)

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he hosts Reed Kasaoka of Baseball Card Exchange (bbcexchange.com) for a retro pack break of 1975 Topps Mini baseball cards in this latest episode of Ripping Retail.

Hank Aaron is Topps’ third Prime 9 redemption

Topps has announced its third HTA Prime 9 card, and it’s Hank Aaron who is the third player to be part of its hobby shop redemption card program.

Topps ups the ante in 2012 Topps Tribute with bonus Hank Aaron autos & more

Hank Aaron will be signing 100 buyback cards for inclusion in 2012 Topps Tribute — all as bonus cards in boxes where they are found beginning on March 7.

First look: 2012 Topps Solid Golden Greats

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.

Preview Gallery: 2012 Topps Prime 9 redemptions

Topps’ Prime 9 redemption card program returns once again for 2012 with nine stars from the past and present set to be redeemed at participating hobby shops around the country.

Topps teases Gold Rush Golden Tickets

Topps continued its week of 2012 baseball set teases on Wednesday as it showed the world what its Golden Tickets will look like when collectors start ripping into the flagship product beginning next week.

Box Busters: 2011 World Stars baseballs

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into a pair of 2011 World Stars boxes from Brothers Inc. in Japan in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters Retro: 2003 Topps 205 Series 2

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into a box of 2003 Topps 205 Series 2 baseball cards in this retro edition of Box Busters.

First look: 2012 Topps Archives baseball cards

Last produced in 2002 but with a history linking back to the early 1990s, Topps Archives will revive the looks of old Topps designs with brand new images of present-day players, reprints and more from the past when it arrives on May 23.

Your Turn: Which Topps baseball cards (old or new) would you have Ken Griffey Jr. sign?

The biggest hobby news of this week was Topps landing Ken Griffey Jr. to an autograph deal beginning next year, and instantly after hearing that the idea of the card above — an autographed 1989 Topps Traded buyback card — came to my mind.

First Look: 2012 Topps Museum Collection

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.