Tag Archives: hockey

Blackhawks score championship hat trick

By Eric Norton | Beckett Hockey Analyst | Commentary Three Stanley Cups in six seasons speaks volumes to the quality of the Chicago Blackhawks franchise. As the team celebrates its latest victory, let’s take a look at the key players that contributed to this season’s success and what the future may hold for each of them.

Hobby Q&A: Crosby Collector Carlos Pinheiro

By Eric Norton | Beckett Hockey Analyst A couple of weeks ago, we had Sidney Crosby on listed as the second star in the NHL Hobby Stars of the Week because he was tied for second in points with Blue Jackets winger Scott Hartnell. That piece caught the eye of Beckett reader Carlos Pinheiro from […]

Beckett Auctions “All Star” Auction Ends Sunday

By Derek Ficken | Beckett Media Beckett Auctions current auction is in its last few days before it closes for good on one-of-a-kind items like a complete BGS 9.5 set of 1986-87 Fleer Basketball, a Rawlings/Adirondack bat featuring 41 HOF signatures including Willie Mays, Ted Williams, Don Drysdale, and many more! The auction ends Sunday, […]

Building The List: Where do you buy your vintage?

For our upcoming Vintage Issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly, we’re doing a vintage edition of The List — 50 vintage dealers who you should know. Maybe you buy from a certain dealer on eBay or use a certain dealer on a certain site? Maybe you buy from an established dealer who has a website or a storefront and you think they do a good job and the world should know about them? Tell us.

The Puck Drops Here!

Do you hear that? It’s the sound of excitement thundering down the corroder and onto the rink. It’s the slashing of skates, the slapping of the glass, and the bone crushing hits administered on open ice. It’s slap shots, wristers, and one-timers. It’s the cheers in the stands, the chatter in the box, and the horn when the home team scores. It’s hockey, and it’s back.

Box Busters: 2014-15 O-Pee-Chee hockey cards

Join Beckett Hockey’s Justin Grunert and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2014-15 O-Pee-Chee in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2013-14 Upper Deck AHL Boxed Set

Join Beckett Hockey editor Stephen Laroche as he breaks open the 2013-14 AHL Boxed Set from Upper Deck. What will he find inside? Let’s find out…

Box Busters: 2013-14 Ultimate Collection hockey

Join Beckett Hockey’s Justin Grunert and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2013-14 Ultimate Collection in this latest edition of Box Busters.

First Look: 2014-15 Upper Deck Team Canada Juniors Hockey

  By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor When it comes to making cards of members of Canada’s national junior team, Upper Deck has a long tradition that goes back to their first season of making hockey cards back in 1990-91. At that time, collectors busting packs and boxes were on the hunt for the […]

First Look: 2014-15 NHL Artifacts hockey cards

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Believe it or not, but 2014-15 marks the 10th season that Upper Deck’s NHL Artifacts brand will be on store shelves and some collectors may find that more value has been jammed into packs. Traditionally released early in the season, Artifacts once again will offer up a strong […]

Upper Deck Gives Collectors a Sneak Peek at 2014-15 Young Guns

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor Now heading into its 25th season, the traditional hockey set from Upper Deck has a long and storied tradition which is rarely matched in the trading card industry. Traditionally released in early November, 2014-15 Upper Deck Hockey Series One is set to feature many top rookie performers on […]

Box Busters: 2013-14 SP Authentic hockey cards

Join Beckett Hockey’s Justin Grunert and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2013-14 SP Authentic in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2013-14 SeReal’s KHL hockey trading cards

Watch as Beckett Hockey Editor Susan Lulgjuraj opens a box of KHL hockey trading cards by SeReal.

‘Miracle on Ice’ team draws a crowd more than 30 years later

Some of the team’s biggest names, such as Mike Eruzione, Jim Craig and Ken Morrow, attended the show the weekend of Jan. 12-13.

MacKinnon, Monahan represent trade cards in Team Canada set

rade Card 1 will represent Nathan MacKinnon and Trade Card 2 will be Sean Monahan.

First look: 2013-14 Heroes & Prospects hockey cards

Collectors will find two to three autographs and memorabilia cards of each.

Photo Gallery: 2013 Toronto Fall Expo

Check out the photo gallery below of highlights from the 2013 Fall Expo.

Upper Deck donates new hockey packs to military-related charity

This Veterans Day, Upper Deck has donated 6,000 packs of new NHL cards to Defending the Blue Line, a charity that helps children of military members participate in hockey.

In The Game applies for NHLPA license

ITG has submitted a proposal to the NHLPA for a license.

First look: Upper Deck’s Edmonton Oilers Collection (with full checklist)

The Edmonton Oilers Collection will feature 10 packs per box with 10 cards in each pack. Each box will have three autographs, two manufactured patches and five rainbow foil parallels.

Box Busters: 2013-14 Upper Deck Artifacts hockey

Join Beckett Hockey’s Dan Hitt and Chris Olds as they rip into a box of 2013-14 Upper Deck Artifacts in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Panini America reveals 2013-14 NHL Double Rookie Class logo

Panini America released its 2013-14 Double Rookie Class logo – readying hockey fans for the start of the collecting season.

Ripping Retail Retro: 1994-95 Finest hockey

Join Beckett Hockey’s Chris Olds and Reed Kasaoka of Baseball Card Exchange (bbcexchange.com) as they tear into a box of 1994-95 Finest in this latest episode.

National Hockey Card Day arrives in the U.S.

It’s now America’s turn to celebrate National Hockey Card Day.

Box Busters: Sereal’s KHL Trading Cards

Beckett Hockey Editor Susan Lulgjuraj opened the newest line of KHL Trading Cards. The cards include many NHL stars who are playing overseas because they are locked out from the NHL.

GALLERY: Scenes from the 2012 Fall Expo

There was plenty to see at the 2012 Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo this weekend, and plenty people may have missed.

Panini releases auto SPs in 2011-12 Titanium hockey

Panini is giving you another reason to go back through your cards.

First look: 2011-12 Panini America Dominion Hockey

Panini America is bringing back Dominion for a second year.

Box Busters: 2011-12 SP Game-Used hockey

Join Beckett Hockey’s Andrew Tolentino and Dan Hitt as they rip into a pair of 2011-12 SP Game-Used boxes from Upper Deck in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2011-12 ITG Captain-C hockey cards

Join Beckett Hockey’s Andrew Tolentino and Bryan Hornbeck as they rip into a pair of 2011-12 ITG Captain-C boxes in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Ripping Retail Retro: 1981-82 O-Pee-Chee hockey

Join Beckett Hockey’s Andrew Tolentino as he hosts Reed Kasaoka of Baseball Card Exchange (bbcexchange.com) for a retro pack break of 1981-81 O-Pee-Chee hockey packs in this latest episode of Ripping Retail.

Box Busters: 2011-12 Upper Deck Series 2 hockey

Join Beckett Hockey’s Andrew Tolentino and Bryan Hornbeck as they rip into a box of 2011-12 Upper Deck Series 2 hockey cards in this latest episode of Box Busters.

Panini America offers wrapper redemptions at NHL All-Star Game

  By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor Hockey fans lucky enough to make it to Ottawa for the NHL All-Star festivities this week, will be in for a treat. Panini America is offering cards at the event through a wrapper redemption. Panini has created base cards, autographs, memorabilia and special patch cards made just for […]

Upper Deck 2011-12 Black Diamond collectors find unannounced surprises

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor As collectors began to open Upper Deck‘s 2011-12 Black Diamond, which released today, some got a little surprise in their boxes. Upper Deck included previously unannounced autograph cards of Eric Lindros and Sidney Crosby.

In the Game’s Brian Price speaks out over Enforcers controversy

Dr. Brian Price and In The Game have spent nearly a year working on its Enforcers hockey trading card set. As a fan of hockey, Price said he was looking for a way to honor a part of the game that doesn’t get enough credit in the daily box score.