Tag Archives: minor league baseball

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.

BGS Diary: Bull Durham, Star hoops, “Macho Man” Randy Savage … and Bill Murray’s baseball card?

By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor | Commentary For the last few months, I’ve submitted five cards a month to Beckett Grading Services to finally get some of the cards I like into slabs. Selecting which cards to submit has been easier said than done — and the results can be interesting, too. Here […]

First Look: 2015 Topps Pro Debut baseball cards

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

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.

Beckett 20 Questions on … rookies and busts

When Johnny Manziel slid all the way to the 22nd pick in this year’s NFL Draft, some collectors had to wonder what was up with their red-hot pre-draft cards of Johnny Football.

First look: 2014 Topps Heritage Minor League

The minor leaguers are turning back the clock to 1965.

Orioles collector from Maine is set to make his pro debut and become baseball player for a day

A 55-year-old IT professional and Baltimore Orioles fan is set to become a baseball player for a day later this summer as the latest winner of the Topps and Minor League Baseball “Make Your Pro Debut” contest.

A roller coaster to cardboard: Panini America’s Alex Carbajal trades baseball career for card career

About a decade ago, you might have found Alex Carbajal on a pitcher’s mound in Florida at Ed Smith Stadium wearing a Sarasota Red Sox uniform. Now you can find him helping make hockey cards for Panini America.

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.

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.

Maryland collector will make pro debut in April

For one Maryland man collecting is a family affair, and it’s his son who drove him to do something he’s never done before.

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 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.

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.

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.

Behold … the greatest baseball card ever made

It’s a 1988 Salt Lake Trappers Team Issue card of Bill Murray — yes, that Bill Murray — if you can’t tell from the ever-so-slightly Murrayesque photo. (It just needs a bit more, how do I say it, disheveled flair?)

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.

“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.

First Look: 2011 TRISTAR Pursuit baseball cards

TRISTAR debuted its latest baseball card release, 2011 Pursuit, recently and it appears that the format for last year’s boxed set release is back for another season.

Hey, Bull Durham fans… TRISTAR Obak has something for you

Steve Dalkowski was at one time regarded as the hardest-throwing pitcher ever, some saying he threw 110 miles an hour — at least that’s what the back of his newest baseball card says.

In the minors: There are surprises to be found

With In the Minors, we’ve recently explored some of the unusual finds that collectors will discover in their sets of minor league baseball cards. But you ain’t seen nothing yet.

In the minors: Mascot cards run rampant

Sure, minor league teams come and go (just like players), but it seems most minor league set include a card of their fuzzy team representatives like Cosmo for the Las Vegas 51s (above).