Posted on January 6, 2015 – 9:24 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | Barry Bonds, Baseball Hall of Fame, Craig Biggio, John Smoltz, Ken Griffey Jr, Mark McGwire, MLB, Nolan Ryan, Pedro Martinez, Pete Rose, Randy Johnson, Roger Clemens | Comments (9)
In my mind, the only lock for the Hall via the Baseball Writers’ Association of America is Randy Johnson, the hard-throwing lefty who won 303 games, won five Cy Young Awards and a World Series title in 22 seasons.
Posted on December 27, 2014 – 10:43 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | Alan Trammell, Barry Bonds, Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, Curt Schilling, Don Mattingly, John Smoltz, Larry Walker, Mark McGwire, Nomar Garciaparra, Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson, Roger Clemens | Comments (12)
Who gets your Hall of Fame vote?
Posted on October 2, 2014 – 5:51 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Beckett Updates, News Categories | Barry Bonds, Jose Canseco, Juan Gonzalez, Mark McGwire, Pete Rose, Rafael Palmeiro, Roger Clemens, Sammy Sosa | Comments (4)
When it comes to the hobby of collecting baseball cards, the sport often seems very forgiving — at least for most players.
Posted on January 7, 2014 – 2:24 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Beckett Updates, News Categories | BALCO, Barry Bonds, Baseball Hall of Fame, BBWAA, Greg Maddux, Hall of Fame vote, Jeff Bagwell, Mark McGwire, Roger Clemens, Sammy Sosa, steroids, Tom Glavine | Comments (5)
We figured we should let you vote for the Hall of Fame, too, though we see that many stars from the past have card values that are a shell of their primes — one sign that collectors aren’t buying like they were and they probably aren’t buying some of the denials.
Posted on December 5, 2013 – 7:38 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Beckett Updates, News Categories, Vintage News | 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 November 22, 2013 – 10:45 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Beckett Updates, News Categories | 2014 Topps, Mark McGwire, Oakland A's, St. Louis Cardinals, Topps | Comments (25)
The former single-season home run champion and Bash Brother is back.
Posted on November 11, 2013 – 3:18 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Basketball, Beckett Updates, Football, Hockey, News Categories, Pop Culture News, World Of Collectibles, World Of Sports | Amy Purdy, Broder, Dream Team, Impel, Jim Abbott, Jim McKay, Lindsey Vonn, Lolo Jones, Mark McGwire, Michael Jordan, Muhammad Ali, Olympics, Panini America, Sochi, Topps, Upper Deck, USA Baseball, USA Basketball, USA Football, USA Hockey, USA Soccer, Winter Olympics, WWE | Comments (8)
With all of the collecting potential to be found with the latest arrival sporting the Red, White and Blue on cardboard, we figured it was time for another 20 Questions.
Posted on June 26, 2013 – 10:52 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Beckett Updates, News Categories | Albert Pujols, Jackie Robinson, Joe Charboneau, Kerry Wood, Mark Fidrych, Mark McGwire, mike trout, Ron Kittle, Stephen Strasburg, Yasiel Puig | Comments (6)
Tell us who you think made the biggest impact upon arrival in the comments below — and pick your top 10 in our poll.
Posted on June 3, 2013 – 1:53 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Beckett Updates, Breaker Central, News Categories | 2013 Panini USA Baseball Champions, 2013 Panini USA Baseball Champions checklist, autographs, Mark McGwire, MLB, Panini America, Roger Clemens, USA Baseball | Comments (79)
Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into boxes of 2013 Panini USA Baseball Champions cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.
Posted on May 30, 2013 – 7:56 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Beckett Updates, News Categories | 2013 Panini USA Baseball Champions, 2013 Panini USA Baseball Champions checklist, Chipper Jones, frank Robinson, Jim Abbott, Joe Girardi, Johnny Damon, Ken Griffey Jr, Mark McGwire, Nomar Garciaparra, Panini America, Roger Clemens, Terry Francona, USA Baseball | Comments (2)
The Stars & Stripes Signatures set features autographs from past MLB stars — some who haven’t signed much through the years.
Posted on March 7, 2013 – 6:55 pm | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Baseball, Basketball, Beckett Updates, Football, Hockey, News Categories, World Of Sports | 2013 Goodwin Champions, Allen Iverson, Juan Gonzalez, Mark McGwire, Ray Allen, Upper Deck | Comments (5)
Set for a July release, Goodwin Champions is coming back with basics that make the product popular and adding a bunch of extras to make it unique.
Posted on October 24, 2012 – 11:44 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Beckett Updates, News Categories | 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 April 10, 2012 – 11:40 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | baseball, featured, game-used tickets, Mark McGwire, MLB, New York Mets, ticket collecting, ticket stubs | Comments (10)
While subsequent sluggers and tearful confessions might have changed how we view Mark McGwire’s 1998 home run chase, for 46-year-old Lenny Steren it still resonates quite well.
Posted on May 18, 2010 – 2:23 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | Andruw Jones, autographs, Manny Ramirez, Mark McGwire, Nick Swisher, Vernand Morency, Vladimir Guerrero | Comments (7)
It’s the “early” autograph — the one where an athlete either hadn’t adopted a shorter version of an autograph or a rarer one where we don’t commonly see it on items signed in bulk.