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Tag Archives: Josh Hamilton

A roller coaster to cardboard: Panini America’s Alex Carbajal trades baseball career for card career

About a decade ago, you might have found Alex Carbajal on a pitcher’s mound in Florida at Ed Smith Stadium wearing a Sarasota Red Sox uniform. Now you can find him helping make hockey cards for Panini America.

Panini America CEO Mark Warsop looks back on two years of MLBPA-approved baseball cards

“The time really has flown by — they say that tends to happen when you’re having fun. There’s no denying that we’ve had quite an eventful first two years with the MLBPA license.”

Beckett Baseball’s Hot & Not (mid-April): Mets rookie Matt Harvey steals the show

With the MLB season’s first month half over, now’s the time to loo at who’s hot and who’s not …

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 Sports Card Monthly: Take a look back at 2012 via our covers

Beckett Sports Card Monthly is where we give readers a little more to read about your hobby each and every month.

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.

First look: 2013 Bowman baseball cards (with final autograph & relic checklists)

Topps unveiled its plans for 2013 Bowman on Wednesday, and one downplayed inclusion just might grab the attention of some collectors out there.

Five AL players to watch this postseason

With the exact postseason picture not quite clear just yet — but five American League teams definitely in — now’s the time to be readying those cardboard caches.

Yankees’ Derek Jeter tops MLB jersey sales

In a season with plenty of breakout stars and newcomers, one constant is atop the list of MLB’s best-selling jerseys.

Topps offers MLB All-Star FanFest exclusives

Topps has set up shop at the MLB All-Star FanFest in Kansas City and that means it has some show-exclusive cards for collectors at the event.

First look: 2012 Panini Signature Series baseball

A favorite from the Donruss stable is back in baseball for the first time in more than a decade.

TRISTAR doubles up the cuts in SignaCuts Baseball

TRISTAR’s next baseball card line will be twice as nice for some collectors who rip into the cut-autograph product.

Exclusive: Topps offers new details on mini set

The 2012 Topps Mini set will include 661 cards, autographs and Relics when it arrives in pack form at ShopTopps.com soon.

Topps teases mini baseball card line

Topps’ latest creation might make you feel like it’s 1975 again … if you’re old enough to remember it.

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.

Canseco, Larsen on ESPN “Mint Condition”

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

Josh Hamilton’s key baseball cards heat up

His bat is headed to Cooperstown, his baseball cards are headed upward.

Josh Hamilton ties MLB record with four homers

Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton hit four home runs against the Orioles Tuesday night in Baltimore, tying the record for the most longballs hit in a single game, which was shared by only 15 other players in MLB history.

Panini readies Contenders for Feb. 22 release

Panini America released the basic box breakdown information and additional preview images for its forthcoming 2011 Playoff Contenders baseball card set on Friday, the second of its MLBPA-approved products and the first to have a deeper MLB player presence inside.

Preview Gallery: Contenders Award Winners

With the first MLBPA-approved Panini America baseball set just days away in 2011 Donruss Elite Extra Edition, we’ll soon be getting our first looks at how Panini will be handling the challenge of logo usage on its cards for players who had been draft picks or minor leaguers this past season.

EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: Topps prepares 2012 Gold Rush wrapper redemption program

Next year’s Topps baseball card set will be all about gold, and the company unveiled another aspect of its flagship product line’s hued focus exclusively to Beckett Media on Wednesday.

Panini’s baseball debut will arrive on Black Friday

If you’ve been awaiting Panini America’s first baseball cards, then your wait just got shorter.

Beckett Baseball Teaser: Panini roundtable discussion

There’s one question on many collectors’ minds that will likely be answered with their first glance at a baseball card from one of Panini America’s upcoming releases. How will they do it?

Your Turn: Beckett Baseball – Can casual sell cardboard? (take our poll after the jump)

With Panini America recently gaining a group license from the MLB Players Association to start producing baseball cards this year, the company is in a unique position — its challenge is to produce cards of MLB players while not showing them in their MLB uniforms.

Panini teases more to come in Donruss Elite Extra Edition and Playoff Contenders baseball sets

While there are a few months to go before the arrival of 2011 Donruss Elite Extra Edition on Dec. 21 followed swiftly by 2011 Playoff Contenders, which will arrive on Jan. 11, 2012, barring any unforeseen delays, we have images and details for both releases.