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First Look: 2015 Topps Heritage Minor League

Baseball card collectors will get another chance to revisit 1966 this year as Topps’ annual retro minor-league set arrives in September.

College student becomes baseball player for day

For the third time in as many years, a collector of baseball cards became a member of a minor league baseball team for a day.

Beckett 20 Questions on … rookies and prospects

By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor As we all eagerly await the arrival of baseball’s Next Big Thing, Kris Bryant, we figured now is the time to look at the hot rookies and prospects of the last few years — and maybe a few even older than that. It’s a chance to put the […]

Kolek, Schwarber are Heritage mystery redemptions

Two mysteries from last year’s Topps Heritage Minors baseball card set have been solved.

First Look: 2015 Topps Pro Debut baseball cards

Once again, Topps will let many minor leaguers make their pro debut in Pro Debut

BGS Diary Predictor (Jan.): What will he submit?

We want to see if you can predict which of his cards will end up slabbed. Of the 10 cards listed below, five are headed to BGS today for his next BGS Diary.

Box Busters: 2014 Topps Heritage Minor League

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into boxes of 2014 Topps Heritage Minor League cards in this latest episode of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2014 Topps Pro Debut minor league baseball cards

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into boxes of 2014 Topps Pro Debut in this latest edition of Box Busters.

First look: 2014 Topps Heritage Minor League

The minor leaguers are turning back the clock to 1965.

First look: 2014 Topps Pro Debut minor league baseball cards

The date for Topps’ minor-league call-up is June 4.

Ripping Retail Retro: 1994 Action Packed minor league baseball cards

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into a box (and more) of 1994 Action Packed baseball cards in this latest edition of Ripping Retail.

Box Busters: 2013 Topps Heritage Minors

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Justin Grunert as they rip into boxes of 2013 Topps Heritage Minors in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Minnesota prospect Byron Buxton collects baseball cards, just not his own

Buxton isn’t collecting his own cards – though he concedes he will probably get a copy of one of his Rookie Cards one day. No, his own cards are for others to enjoy.

Box Busters: 2013 Topps Pro Debut baseball cards

Join Beckett Baseball’s Brian Fleischer and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2013 Topps Pro Debut in this latest edition of Box Busters.

First look: 2013 Topps Heritage Minors baseball cards

Heritage is headed down to the minors for the third straight season.

Beckett Media assignment leads to photographer’s trading card debut, too

One of Josh Trudell’s photographs will be used on an upcoming Topps baseball card.

Baseball card collector Tim Kane becomes a player for a day — with Nolan Ryan as his boss

The grin on Tim Kane’s face was matched only by the size of the “30” on the back of his jersey.

Cardboard Cameos: 25 years later, a Mariners scout learns he was in “Bull Durham”

Imagine making The Show but not knowing it until 25 years later.

First look: 2013 Topps Pro Debut baseball cards

Once again, it’s time to take a trip down on the farm.

Box Busters: 2012 Topps Heritage Minor League

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into a pair of 2012 Topps Heritage Minor League boxes in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2012 Topps Pro Debut

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into a box of 2012 Topps Pro Debut in this latest episode of Box Busters.

Topps unveils five-card National VIP set

Topps’ National VIP set includes an offering of cards modeled in the famed 1952 design … but with a twist.

First look: 2012 Topps Heritage Minor League

If you’ve ever wanted to play professional baseball, now’s your chance.

Your Turn (Beckett Baseball issue No. 76): Who has impressed you in 2012?

From Ryan Braun to Matt Kemp, Yu Darvish and the arrival of Bryce Harper, there’s been plenty to talk about with the beginning of the 2012 MLB season.

First look: 2012 Topps Pro Debut MiLB cards

Topps unveiled its plans for 2012 Pro Debut on Friday, the first if its offerings for the new year under its exclusive deal to produce Minor League Baseball cards.

Did you know? … Jose Cano has a story

It’s a 1990 Bowman Jose Cano Rookie Card — card No. 68 — and it’s generously valued at a nickel. But the story part? Did you know that this once 27-year-old pitcher with six games in the big leagues in 1989 has a pretty famous son?

Do you own Alexi Ogando’s first baseball card and not even know it?

The Alexi Ogando card that caught my attention Wednesday night when he was on the mound during Game 1 actually came from way back in 2004 when he was still an outfield prospect for the Oakland A’s known as Alexis Ogano.

Box Busters: 2011 Topps Heritage MiLB cards

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into a pair of 2011 Topps Heritage MiLB cards in this latest episode of Box Busters.

Could this end up being Bryce Harper’s lone (non 1/1) minor league certified autograph?

As Bryce Harper’s first season as a professional player winds down with his Harrisburg Senators in the hunt for the Class AA Eastern League title starting next week, some collectors are eagerly looking forward to the arrival of 2011 Topps Heritage Minor League.

Weekly Highlights (July 25 – July 29)

Beckett.com’s weekly highlights from July 25 – July 29.

Bryce Harper headlines this week’s eTopps MiLB cards

The first eTopps Minor League card of the most-watched Class AA player on the planet, Washington Nationals prospect Bryce Harper, was launched as an initial public offering today as part of the online portfolio trading card program.

Onyx Authenticated readies two more Preferred Players Collection baseball products

Onyx Authenticated’s debut release of Preferred Players Collection, a boxed memorabilia product, has been well-received — so much so it’s now getting the Ernie Banks treatment. As in “let’s play two.”

Box Busters: 2011 Topps Pro Debut MiLB cards

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into a box of 2011 Topps Pro Debut minor league baseball cards in this latest episode of Box Busters.

First look: 2011 Topps Heritage Minor League Baseball

Topps unveiled the basic product information and preview images for a new Minor League Baseball line on Tuesday afternoon, 2011 Topps Heritage Minor League Edition, which will arrive in mid-September with three very notable inclusions.

“Macho Man” Randy Savage, err Randy Poffo, may not have had a baseball card but … I found something else

I hit the Buy It Now button, knowing full well that I could be quite disappointed in an inexpensive but trivial purchase — but I wanted a piece of Poffo, the baseball player, to go with my 1994 Action Packed Macho Man autograph.