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Tag Archives: Ken Griffey Jr

Topps readies Series 2 wrapper redemption

Topps announced on Friday that it will have a wrapper redemption program for 2012 Topps Series 2, which arrives next week.

Your next BSCM Supercollector is … Chad Caldwell

This month’s SuperCollector is Chad Caldwell from Houston, Texas, who collects Ken Griffey Jr., a legend from the not-so-distant past.

Topps adds surprises to upcoming Archives

Topps Archives will arrive on May 23 with many nods to the past on the baseball diamond, but Topps unveiled plans for even more to appear in the product chock-full of designs from the last 60 years of baseball cards.

Some Circa Rave inserts seem to be all the rage

It takes a lot these days to satisfy some collectors, but sometimes some card sales just flat-out surprise. Rave and Super Rave inserts from the family of Skybox brands in the late 1990s are doing just that.

Ripping Retail Retro: 1989 Upper Deck

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he hosts Reed Kasaoka of Baseball Card Exchange (bbcexchange.com) for a retro pack break of 1989 Upper Deck in this latest episode of Ripping Retail.

Topps adds Yu Darvish, Richard Petty and others to 2012 Allen & Ginter autograph lineup

Topps announced on Wednesday that it will be adding two MLB newcomers and two other sports legends to the popular retro-styled card line.

Does extra auto ink negate need for logos?

The ongoing saga of how collectors might react to Panini America’s MLBPA baseball cards offered its lasted chapter on Monday as it teased a number of cards yet to the signed for its forthcoming Prime Cuts product.

First look: 2011 Limited baseball cards

Panini America unveiled its newest forthcoming baseball card product under its MLBPA licensing deal on Thursday, and it’s one that a few collectors might remember from the Donruss days.

Topps teases Gold Rush Golden Tickets

Topps continued its week of 2012 baseball set teases on Wednesday as it showed the world what its Golden Tickets will look like when collectors start ripping into the flagship product beginning next week.

First look: 2012 Topps Allen & Ginter (updated)

Topps unveiled the first look at the seventh installment of its most popular baseball card sets on Friday as it teased 2012 Allen & Ginter.

Ken Griffey Jr. & Deion Sanders’ sons among players on Topps All-American cards

Thursday night’s Under Armour All-American high school all-star football game featured some well-known names, well at least their dads.

First look: 2012 Topps Archives baseball cards

Last produced in 2002 but with a history linking back to the early 1990s, Topps Archives will revive the looks of old Topps designs with brand new images of present-day players, reprints and more from the past when it arrives on May 23.

First look: 2012 Topps Archives Fan Favorites

The company teased the release of a new — but old — line of cards for 2012 as it appears it is readying Fan Favorites for a return of sorts after a seven-year hiatus.

Your Turn: Which Topps baseball cards (old or new) would you have Ken Griffey Jr. sign?

The biggest hobby news of this week was Topps landing Ken Griffey Jr. to an autograph deal beginning next year, and instantly after hearing that the idea of the card above — an autographed 1989 Topps Traded buyback card — came to my mind.

Topps signs Ken Griffey Jr. to autograph deal

Topps announced Monday morning that Ken Griffey Jr. has signed an autograph deal with the longest-running manufacturer of baseball cards to appear in its products starting in 2012.

Box Busters: 2011 TRISTAR Obak baseball cards

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into a box of 2011 TRISTAR Obak baseball cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Ripping retail retro … at The National

Beckett Baseball Editor Chris Olds decided that his first wax purchase at the 2011 National Sports Collectors Convention would be a big one … a box of packs that cost him about two cents apiece.

First look: 2011 TRISTAR Obak baseball cards

TRISTAR will have plenty of things in store at this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention just two weeks away in Chicago and one of them is the debut of its latest baseball card set, 2011 Obak, which also is known as “A History of the Game.”

TRISTAR readies Obak promo cards for The National

This year’s National Sports Collectors Convention is just a couple of weeks away and TRISTAR is the latest to unveil special cards that can be found at this year’s show in Chicago.

Ken Griffey Jr.'s first White Sox cards coming next month

The first cards of future Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr. in a Chicago White Sox uniform are set to arrive in several sets hitting stores in November.