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BGS Vintage Challenge: Ryan Cracknell

During the 36th National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago, Beckett Media’s editorial staff were asked to hit the floor and bring back a vintage card to be graded. Each staff member participating in the project will present the results of their hunt to readers during the show. The Card: 1962 Mars Attacks #50 Name: Smashing […]

Mars Attacks Kickstarter surpasses $100,000 mark

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media When Topps decided to hold a Kickstarter for its Mars Attacks: Occupation release, some collectors may have questioned whether or not the company would be able to reach their goal of raising $50,000 in order to create this product. Those doubts have been quickly erased thanks to support from […]

Gallery: Topps Mars Attacks: Occupation Sketch Cards

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media The Kickstarter for Topps Mars Attacks: Occupation is still a week away, but the company recently shared a large group of images featuring the sketch cards that are slated to be a part of this innovative new crowd-funded release. Drawing from an impressive pool of artists, these one-of-one cardboard […]

Mars Attacks: Occupation Sketch Cards Revealed

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media The next chapter for one of the most iconic non-sports trading card brands will begin next month with the release of the Kickstarter-exclusive Mars Attacks: Occupation product and Topps has revealed some key details about the hotly-anticipated sketch cards that collectors will be chasing. Seeded once per box on […]

Hobby Q&A: Mars Attacks Occupation

 By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst Ack ack ack, ack ack! Mars Attacks has been one of the most iconic non-sports card sets over the last 50-plus years. From the original set in 1962 to the most recent iteration, 2013 Mars Attacks: Invasion, it has gained a cult following that so few […]

Inside this year’s Gaming Almanac + Zoe Saldana contest

The latest Beckett Gaming Almanac is here. Released on Oct. 24, this edition has more info and more pricing — and this was my first crack at editing and developing the content for Beckett’s 5th almanac and I’m happy to give you an inside look.

Topps adds actor autographs to Mars Attack: Invasion

Topps is adding actor autographs to Mars Attacks: Invasion.

First look: Mars Attacks Invasion

The Martians are back for another attack.

Topps to offer custom sketch cards

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor For decades, children have enjoyed the art on Topps cards such Garbage Pail Kids and Wacky Packages. As they got older, adults have found the same joy as well. Many of the GPK and Wacky Packages have become iconic pictures such as Adam Bomb from GPK […]

Non-sports cards provide innocent, sentimental fun – and sometimes value, too

It’s easier to describe what non-sports cards aren’t – cards depicting mainstream athletics – than what they entail. Movies. Scenery. Bugs. Art. TV. World leaders. Lingerie models. Pop music. Broadcasters. Historical figures. Superheroes.

The Martians are coming — again!

Topps is producing a new set of trading cards Mars Attacks: Invasion, which is due in October.

Topps offers exclusive sketch cards at New York Comic Con

New York Comic Con is headed to New York City with special guests, comic book characters and trading cards.

Ripping Retail: 2012 Mars Attacks Heritage

Join Beckett Media’s Chris Olds as he rips into some packs of the new 2012 Topps Mars Attacks Heritage cards.

Topps revisits old cards through books

Topps is taking collectors on a tour through its history with a series of books dedicated to trading cards.

Mars Attacks co-creator Len Brown autograph added to set; Gallery of Martian artists cards

The 50th anniversary of the Mars Attacks will be here shortly. These iconic cards have spawned a movie, toys and many, many nightmares.

The Martians are coming: Mars Attacks returns for 50th anniversary

Remember when the Martians invaded Earth? With their huge heads and ginormous eyes encased in a glass helmet? Fans of the Mars Attacks series remember it all too well. But it’s been 50 years since the Topps science fiction trading card set came out.