Tag Archives: Houston Astros

Evan Gattis has a collecting confession

ORLANDO, Fla. | Evan Gattis might have one of the most-unique nicknames in MLB today, but El Oso Blanco has a couple of confessions that card collectors might relate to — one more child-like and one that stings no matter how old you are.

Prospects soak up signing experience during Panini America Spring Training Road Trip

Three MLB prospects talk about autographs and collecting as part of the 2015 Panini America Spring Training Road Trip this past week in Florida.

Box Busters with Houston Astros’ Evan Gattis

Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds catches up with Evan Gattis of the Houston Astros for this episode of Box Busters featuring some 2015 Donruss during Day 3 of the Panini America Spring Training Road Trip Monday in Orlando, Fla.

30 days, 30 teams, 30 contests: Houston Astros

— By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor The start of a new baseball season is not far away and we wanted to add some march madness of the MLB variety to collectors’ routines leading up to the new season. Today, we’re launching 30 contests for 30 teams that will last for 30 days. Each MLB team will […]

Topps adds George Springer autographs to 13 upcoming baseball card sets

Houston Astros fans — and maybe a few others — will be happy.

First look: 2013 Elite Extra Edition baseball cards

Panini America announced on Tuesday that its annual prospecting staple will return for 2013 with a 100-card set, autographs, diecuts, parallels and more in store when it arrives on Jan. 9.

Houston Astros rookie Jarred Cosart dazzles in Major League debut

It was his first big-league start and his first big-league gem.

Baseball card collector Tim Kane becomes a player for a day — with Nolan Ryan as his boss

The grin on Tim Kane’s face was matched only by the size of the “30” on the back of his jersey.

Yu Darvish nearly no-nos Houston Astros in near-perfect season debut

Yu Darvish appears on a total of 659 baseball cards valued at $16,977.75 not including rarities.

Maryland collector will make pro debut in April

For one Maryland man collecting is a family affair, and it’s his son who drove him to do something he’s never done before.

Did you know? … Jose Cano has a story

It’s a 1990 Bowman Jose Cano Rookie Card — card No. 68 — and it’s generously valued at a nickel. But the story part? Did you know that this once 27-year-old pitcher with six games in the big leagues in 1989 has a pretty famous son?

TRISTAR signs Lance Berkman to autograph deal

St. Louis Cardinals outfielder and World Series champion Lance Berkman has signed an exclusive autograph deal with TRISTAR, the company announced Tuesday.

Ripping Retail Retro Edition: A lesson in collation that only a Houston Astros fan could love

Join Beckett Baseball Editor Chris Olds as he rips into a box of a once-popular 1990s baseball card set in this episode of Ripping Retail.