Posted on April 28, 2014 – 12:25 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Beckett 20 Questions | 2014 bowman, Aroldis Chapman, autographs, baseball cards, Bert Campaneris, Chicago White Sox, Cookie Rojas, Cuba, Cuba baseball, Cubans in MLB, Fidel Castro, Jose Abreu, Jose Abreu autograph, Jose Canseco, Leaf Trading Cards, Livan Hernandez, Luis Tiant, Mike Cuellar, Minnie Minoso, MLB, Orlando Hernandez, Panini America, Rafael Palmeiro, Tony Oliva, Tony Perez, Topps, World Baseball Classic, Yasiel Puig, Yoenis Cespedes | Comments (3)
Jose Abreu just might be this year’s Yasiel Puig when it comes to cardboard. Or, do we ask … is he better?
Posted on December 5, 2013 – 7:38 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2013 Panini America's Pastime, 2014 Donruss, 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter, 2014 Topps Archives, Dennis Eckersley, Jose Canseco, Major League, Mark McGwire, MLB, MLBPA, New York Yankees, Panini America, Roger Maris, Topps, vinage baseball cards | Comments (0)
Sure, the baseball card landscape is not as busy as they days of several licensed major manufacturers in baseball like, say, a decade ago, but all of the recent product announcements are still proof that there’s no offseason for cardboard.
Posted on September 4, 2013 – 6:16 pm | Author: chrisolds
Just for Fun | 1987 Fleer, 1987 Topps, Adrian Peterson, Batman, Bay boys, Boston Red Sox, Captain America, David Wright, Jose Bautista, Jose Canseco, Marvel Fleer Retro, Matt Harvey, Michael Jordan, Mickey Mantle, NASCAR, New York Yankees, Panini America, Panini Black, Roger Maris, soccer, Stephen Strasburg, The Three Stooges, Topps, Tracy Hackler, Tracy McGrady, UD Black, Upper Deck | Comments (9)
Who do you choose? It’s a simple question, but when it comes to cardboard it might not always be an easy choice.
Posted on May 13, 2013 – 3:15 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Basketball, Beckett 20 Questions, Boxing, Football, Hockey, MMA, Pro Wrestling, Racing, Soccer | 1991 Pro Line, 1993 Maxx, Barry Bonds, Beckett Sports Card Monthly Families Issue, Bobby Bowden, brothers in sports, Cal Ripken Jr., college football, Eli Manning, families in sports, Father's Day, Gina Carano, Gordie Howe, Jose Canseco, Karl Malone, Ken Griffey Jr, Kobe Bryant parents, Lisa Leslie, Mia Hamm, Mike Ditka, MLB twins, Peyton Manning, Richard Petty, top families in sports, Vince McMahon, WWE | Comments (8)
Explore the family ties that go along with sports and collecting and take a look at some of the notable fathers, sons, mothers and daughters who share cardboard with us all.
Posted on April 30, 2013 – 6:30 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail | 1987 Fleer, 1987 Fleer baseball, Barry Bonds, Bo Jackson, Fleer, Jose Canseco, rookie card, Will Clark | Comments (46)
Join Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds and Reed Kasaoka from Baseball Card Exchange (bbcexchange.com) as they rip into a box of 1987 Fleer in this latest Ripping Retail video.
Posted on April 5, 2013 – 10:58 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Basketball, Beckett 20 Questions, Boxing, Football, Golf, Hockey, Non-Sports, Pro Wrestling | Art Modell, Art Monk, Art Shell, Art Shorin, Babe Ruth, Beckett Spots Card Monthly, Brian Kong, DC comics, Diamond KIngs, Dick Perez, Family Guy, featured, Fleer ProVision, Jerry Lawler, Johnny Manziel, Jose Canseco, Leroy Neiman, lithographs, Marvel Beginnings, Marvel Comics, Masterpieces, mike trout, NAR!, National Chicle, NBA, packaged toys, paintings, Postage stamps, Propaganda Sports Art, Randy Johnson, Rocky, sculpture, Sketch cards, Sports Illustrated, sports photography, sports toys, stamp collecting, Star Wars Galactic Files, Sylvester Stallone, The Art Issue, Todd Marinovich, Vinyl figures, Walter Iooss | Comments (5)
From non-sports and sketch cards to Diamond Kings, toys, photography and more, there’s plenty to explore in the world of art as it’s seen on our collectibles.
Posted on March 25, 2013 – 6:35 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 1993 SP, 2004 Score, 2004 Score Gold Rush, 2013 Topps Heritage, Daniel Hudson, Jose Canseco, Tommy John, Tommy John Surgery | Comments (1)
Daniel Hudson’s 2013 Topps Heritage card is not the only “moment” card that led to Tommy John Surgery.
Posted on November 16, 2012 – 11:21 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | baseball cards, Hostess, Jose Canseco, MLB, Tallahassee, Twinkies, Woody Harrelson, Zombieland | Comments (8)
What you might not know is that Hostess, the maker of Twinkies, and baseball cards go hand in hand dating back to the mid-1970s.
Posted on November 7, 2012 – 5:45 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | Barry Bonds, Billy Ripken, Heritage Auctions, Hillerich & Bradsby, Jose Canseco, Josh Hamilton, Ken Griffey Jr, Louisville Slugger, MLB, MLB Network, Robinson Cano, Silver Slugger Award | Comments (0)
This year’s Silver Sluggers will be unveiled on Thursday during a one-hour special on MLB Network hosted by Greg Amsinger and a guy who knows a thing or two about bats, Billy Ripken.
Posted on October 24, 2012 – 11:44 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | Bash Brothers, Dale Tafoya, guest commentary, Jose Canseco, Mark McGwire, sports books | Comments (1)
As a baseball card junkie living 10 miles from the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in 1986, I was a naïve Little Leaguer fascinated by the Bash Brothers.
Posted on October 9, 2012 – 12:38 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | Albert Pujols, autographs, baseball cards, Cal Ripken Jr., collecting, Darryl Strawberry, derek jeter, George Foster, Graig Nettles, Jose Canseco, Nick Swisher, Paul Molitor, postseason baseball, Ryan Braun, Steve Carlton, Steve Garvey | Comments (13)
Years ago, while flipping through my priceless copy of Total Baseball — what us baseball geeks did before the Interwebs — I noticed that a single postseason baseball game was played the day I was born and that a single player had homered that day.
Posted on September 19, 2012 – 4:48 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail | 1991 Collect-A-Books, baseball cards, Ben McDonald, Cecil Fielder, Collect-A-Books, Don Drysdale, Harmon Killebrew, Impel, Jose Canseco, MLB, Ryne Sandberg, Yogi Berra | Comments (7)
Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into a pair of 1991 Collect-A-Book packs in this latest Ripping Retail video.
Posted on May 30, 2012 – 11:30 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Basketball, Beckett Updates, Hockey | Beckett Sports Card Monthly, ESPN Mint Condition, Jonathan Quick, Jose Canseco, Josh Hamilton, Kobe Bryant, Manny Ramirez | Comments (2)
The latest ESPN “Mint Condition” segment talks Jose Canseco, hot/cold players, Don Larsen and more.
Posted on May 25, 2012 – 10:50 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Basketball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Football, Hockey, Pro Wrestling | BGS, COMC, Donruss, Fleer, Jose Canseco, Mailday, Nick Swisher, PSA, Topps, University of Alabama, Upper Deck | Comments (7)
Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds for a mailday video … just for fun.
Posted on May 4, 2012 – 11:39 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 1986 World Series, Bill Buckner, Boston Red Sox, Heritage Auctions, Jose Canseco, New York Mets, Texas Rangers | Comments (8)
There’s a price for imperfection.
Posted on September 30, 2011 – 11:56 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Football, Pro Wrestling | 1980 Topps, 1986 Donruss, Jeremy Brown, Jose Canseco, Nick Swisher, Oakland A's, Rickey Henderson, WWE | Comments (0)
Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds breaks down a mailday of purchases made over the last few months on Checkoutmycards.com.
Posted on September 20, 2011 – 6:11 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Non-Sports | doyle brunson, Johnny Chan, Jose Canseco, Leaf, Leaf poker, Orel Hershiser, poker, Stu Ungar | Comments (1)
Poker as a sport? Maybe. But poker in trading card form gets no argument.
Posted on May 31, 2011 – 1:34 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2011 Goodwin Champions, baseball, baseball cards, featured, Jose Canseco, Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, Upper Deck | Comments (3)
We’re in the heart of the baseball season, so Upper Deck is right in the thick of its baseball release calendar as well.
Posted on May 12, 2011 – 10:08 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | @josecanseco, autographs, featured, Jose Canseco, Oakland A's, Texas Rangers | Comments (11)
We’ve probably all heard the stories about an autograph experience gone wrong — i.e. no ink was signed — and the sour grapes that come with that. That’s not what I’m talking about here. I’m talking about the experience of meeting that childhood icon — dare we say hero — and finding out that the player isn’t as invested in what fans think as much as the fans are invested in him.
Posted on April 6, 2011 – 5:23 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | @charliesheen, @josecanseco, @nickswisher, Allen & Ginter, autographs, Dennis Haysbert, featured, Jose Canseco, Major League, Nick Swisher, Vince McMahon, WWE | Comments (50)
One spring ritual for baseball card collectors is wishing for a certain baseball player or non-athlete to appear on a Topps Allen & Ginter autograph card — here are my Top Five.