Tag Archives: Michael Jordan

Just like past, new Precious Metal Gems defy logic

The Bill Russell card above apparently sold for $4,050 after 55 bids — and it’s not alone.

Grey Flannel auctions big-money hoops relics

September may mark the start of the football season, but for Grey Flannel Auctions it means some legendary sales when it comes to basketball memorabilia.

AT THE NATIONAL: Ripping a 1986-87 Fleer pack

Watch a collector, Louie, rip a pack of 1986-87 Fleer basketball bought from the Baseball Card Exchange at this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention.

Veteran dealer finds misprinted surprise

Quality control ain’t what it used to be, and for one long-time dealer a surprise in that area in a recent retro purchase might pay off well.

Upper Deck unveils its NSCC VIP card set

Upper Deck is headed to Baltimore for the National Sports Collectors Convention and it’s bringing along some cards for you.

Upper Deck bringing back popular inserts for Fleer Retro Basketball

Upper Deck Fleer Retro will include several nods to the past.

BGS-graded Michael Jordan tops $41,000 at auction

A BGS 9.5 copy of Michael Jordan’s 1997-98 Metal Universe Precious Metals Gems Red went for $41,825 through Heritage Auctions.

Massive graded Michael Jordan card stash hits auction block via Heritage

A massive haul of professionally graded Michael Jordan rarities and high-condition cards could heat things up on the auction block through Heritage Auctions with the final buzzer set to sound on Friday here in Dallas.

Box Busters Retro: 2002-03 Fleer Platinum

Join Beckett Basketball’s Chris Olds as he rips into a hobby box of 2002-03 Fleer Platinum cards in this latest Box Busters retro edition video.

Ripping Retail Retro: 1988-89 Fleer

Join Beckett Basketball’s Chris Olds as he hosts Reed Kasaoka of Baseball Card Exchange for a retro pack break of 1988-89 Fleer in this latest episode of Ripping Retail.

First look: 2012 Upper Deck All-Time Greats Sports Edition

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor The best of the best. The greatest athletes of generations are making their way into an Upper Deck set featuring men and women at the top of their games. Upper Deck was very select in picking the athletes to appear in 2012 All-Time Great Sports Edition. Just 20 superstars […]

Memory Lane Inc. to auction PSA 2 Honus Wagner

It’s a Honus Wagner T206 tobacco card, and it headlines Memory Lane Inc.’s Holy Grail Auction, which launches on April 21 and ends on May 5. The opening bid is $550,000.

They’re baaaaaaacck: Upper Deck includes Evolution video cards in World of Sports

Upper Deck’s recently released World of Sports product includes a new batch of Evolution video cards — trading cards with actual video components embedded inside that can play highlights from the player — an innovation that sparked a mixed reaction from collectors last year and a war of words between two companies over who was first in the hobby with the idea.

First look: 2012 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions

This year’s 2012 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions brings back the entomology cards, but also collectors will have an opportunity to find rocks from meteorites and Mars, and relics from museums, including Civil War and Presidential memorabilia.

Hobby Q&A: Showcasing A Masterful NBA stash

Beckett Basketball’s Chris Olds caught up with a heavy collector of Flair Showcase Legacy cards (and more), Ted Yates, after he came to Dallas to get a massive haul of the cards authenticated and slabbed by Beckett Grading Services — a stash that includes two Michael Jordan Masterpiece 1/1 cards and 11 other rarities similar to it.

Collector Challenge: Create a Super Bowl Commercial for the Hobby

Your challenge, should you choose to accept, is to come up with a Super-Bowl-worthy commercial about the hobby you love.

Product preview: Upper Deck World of Sports

It’s wide world of sports out there and Upper Deck is aiming to get it all down on cardboard.

First look: 2012 Upper Deck SP Authentic Golf

After a lengthy absence from the golf scene, Upper Deck is coming back with a new set this year.

First look: UD 2011-12 Fleer Retro Basketball

Basketball fans should get ready for a blast from the past from Upper Deck.

Michael Jordan continues to command cash

The latest example of Michael Jordan’s power was seen Sunday on eBay of all places where a 1997-98 Upper Deck Game Jerseys Autograph card — one of just 23 in existence — sold for five figures after 44 bids.

Box Busters: 2010-11 SP Authentic basketball

Join Beckett Basketball’s Rob Springs and Chris Olds as they rip into a pair of 2011-12 SP Authentic basketball boxes in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Title Teasers: Baseball, Football & Basketball

In today’s shipment of freshly-printed sports titles, we received copies of Beckett Basketball #235, Beckett Baseball #68 and Beckett Football #250. Below you’ll find a snapshot of what each magazine has to offer. Collectors can also head to our Facebook page to check out additional magazine scans and more. The material, of course can also […]

Box Busters: 2011 Upper Deck All-time Greats basketball cards

Join Beckett Basketball’s Chris Olds and Rob Springs as they rip into a pair of 2011 Upper Deck All-time Greats Basketball boxes in this latest episode of Box Busters.

2011 NSCC Voices from the show: Upper Deck

UD Authenticated sales rep Lindsay Sherry takes us on a tour of the most prominent pieces from Upper Deck’s booth at The National.

UD’s All-Time Greats packs plenty of, well, greats

Upper Deck’s latest high-end line of college basketball cards arrives on Friday packing a player-centric configuration and some big names in every box of 2011 All-Time Greats.

Weekly Highlights (July 11 – July 15)

Beckett.com’s weekly highlights from July 11 – July 15.

Weekly Highlights (July 4 – July 8)

Beckett.com’s weekly highlights for July 4 – July 8.

PSA 10 1956 Topps Mickey Mantle sells for $115,000

A BGS 10 Michael Jordan Rookie Card may have gotten the early headlines in a recent Memory Lane Inc. event, but it was The Mick who hit the longest home run.

Perfect Michael Jordan Rookie Card sells for $100,000

A Pristine copy of Michael Jordan’s 1986-87 Fleer Rookie Card sold for six-figures in a Memory Lane Inc. sale Sunday evening.

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.

Upper Deck combines manufactured letters with plastic autos in upcoming basketball release

Upper Deck is taking one part UD Glass and one part past letterman releases and meshing them together in its next basketball product with one name that’s pretty big in the basketball card world.

Weekly Highlights (May 9 – May 13)

Beckett.com’s weekly highlights from May 9 – May 13.

Card shop adds another dimension to its promotions

Southbay Cards is back with one of its special promotions. The brick-and-mortar shop in Lomita, Calif., has looked for new ways to keep sports fans and collectors coming through their door.

Lunch break video: Upper Deck’s ‘What do you collect?’ commercial

An Upper Deck commercial deck commercial from the early ’90s, featuring Michael Jordan, Wayne Gretzky and others.

Box Busters: 2010-11 Upper Deck UNC Basketball

Join Beckett Basketball’s Chris Olds and Rob Springs as they rip into a box of 2010-11 Upper Deck University of North Carolina basketball cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.