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Tag Archives: Jose Canseco

Return of the shunned: Our hobby can be forgiving

When it comes to the hobby of collecting baseball cards, the sport often seems very forgiving — at least for most players.

Beckett 20 questions on … Jose Abreu and other Major League Baseball stars from Cuba

Jose Abreu just might be this year’s Yasiel Puig when it comes to cardboard. Or, do we ask … is he better?

Canseco’s back, waiting on Major Leaguers, modified vintage plans … there’s no off-season for cards

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.

Hobby showdown: Who do you choose when it comes to your cardboard?

Who do you choose? It’s a simple question, but when it comes to cardboard it might not always be an easy choice.

Beckett 20 Questions on … sports families

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.

Ripping Retail Retro: 1987 Fleer + win our box!

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.

Beckett 20 Questions on … art in collectibles

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.

Don’t worry, Daniel Hudson … you weren’t the first

Daniel Hudson’s 2013 Topps Heritage card is not the only “moment” card that led to Tommy John Surgery.

Supply, demand, baseball cards … and Twinkies

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.

Silver Sluggers: A collecting niche to consider

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.

Guest Commentary: The Bash Brothers’ baseball legacy is smeared but not forgotten

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.

Collecting Concepts: It’s your birthday …

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.

Ripping Retail Retro: 1991 Collect-A-Books

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into a pair of 1991 Collect-A-Book packs in this latest Ripping Retail video.

Canseco, Larsen on ESPN “Mint Condition”

The latest ESPN “Mint Condition” segment talks Jose Canseco, hot/cold players, Don Larsen and more.

Olds’ Hobby Mailday: May 25 edition

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds for a mailday video … just for fun.

Buckner Ball sells for $418,250 via Heritage

There’s a price for imperfection.

Olds’ Hobby Mailday: Sept. 30 edition

Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds breaks down a mailday of purchases made over the last few months on Checkoutmycards.com.

Leaf Poker is on the way with new autograph inserts

Poker as a sport? Maybe. But poker in trading card form gets no argument.

Upcoming Goodwin Champions baseball set includes paintings, presidents … and even more bugs

We’re in the heart of the baseball season, so Upper Deck is right in the thick of its baseball release calendar as well.

Question of the day: Would you want to meet your favorite player?

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.