Tag Archives: MLB

Box Busters: 2015 Panini Contenders Draft Picks

Join Beckett Football’s Chris Olds and Justin Grunert as they rip into a box of 2015 Panini Contenders Draft Picks in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters Retro: 1997 Bowman Chrome baseball

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Reed Kasaoka of BBCexchange.com as they rip into a box of 1997 Bowman Chrome in this latest Box Busters Retro video.

First look: 2015 Topps Update baseball cards

Topps unleashed the first look at 2015 Topps Update on Thursday and one big thing is the first thing that jumps out at one off of the product’s details — the base set will consist of 400 cards, which is the largest checklist for the release in years.

Max Scherzer signs baseball cards for a cause

Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer wants to help the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy, so he’s doing one thing he does pretty well.

Bat brands get spotlight in 2015 Topps Tier One

One type of game-used bat card in 2015 Topps Tier One, which arrived in hobby shops today, is the Limited Lumber set is a tad different from those typically found in packs. This time, at least on some cards in the set, the center brand of a bat gets the nod as the showcased piece of lumber in the 1/1 creations.

Box Busters: 2015 Topps Chipz

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into boxes of 2015 Topps Chipz in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Your Turn: What makes the hobby fun?

Tell us … What makes the hobby fun?

Ichiro Suzuki to make Topps auto debut in Ginter

But there’s one thing that Ichiro Suzuki has never done before — sign a baseball card to be placed into Topps packs.

Box Busters: 2015 Bowman baseball cards

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into boxes of 2015 Bowman in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Getting “Up Close” with 2015 Bowman baseball

Tear into a pack of the recently released 2015 Bowman baseball cards from Topps, and I’ll guarantee you one thing.

Ripping Retail Retro: 1979 Topps baseball cards

Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds joins Reed Kasaoka of Baseball Card Exchange to open packs of 1979 Topps baseball cards in this Ripping Retail Retro video.

Will Ferrell autographs coming in Topps Archives

Topps teased on Wednesday that there will be Will Ferrell certified autographs in 2015 Topps Archives when it arrives on June 10.

BGS Diary Predictor (May): What will Olds submit?

Of the 10 cards listed below, a few are headed to Beckett Grading Services today for his next BGS Diary. Can you predict which ones they will be?

First Look: 2015 Topps Five Star baseball cards

A reconfigured look for Five Star means two new things — a lower price and two autographed cards per pack.

It only took Marquis Grissom 25 years to sign …

It only took 25 years, but Marquis Grissom has a certified autograph card.

Five questions on … Superfractors

With the arrival of 2015 Bowman today, we have a new batch of Supers that the Chromies are chasing — both signed and unsigned. That got us curious about your thoughts on Superfractors — tell us what you think below.

Topps releases Bowman jumbo cards and wall art

Bowman is back — and it’s bigger than ever before.

Gypsy Queen gets jumbo wall art treatment

Topps is making its latest baseball card release even bigger — as wall art.

Box Busters: 2015 Topps Gypsy Queen baseball

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Justin Grunert as they rip into boxes of 2015 Topps Gypsy Queen in this latest edition of Box Busters.

First Look: 2015 Topps Dynasty baseball cards

Topps Dynasty will be returning in 2015.

Draft picks sets helped shape hobby we know today

Back in 1991, this first card from Classic Four Sport was a talking point for an emerging niche of sports card collecting — draft picks sets. Back then, we often had to wait a year — or at least later in the year — to see our newest teams’ newest stars on cards, so a card like this was something dramatically different.

Mascots take over in latest Topps wall art line

Baseball’s furry friends are taking over.

Box Busters: 2015 Topps Museum Collection

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into boxes of 2015 Topps Museum Collection in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Kris Bryant gets his own Topps wall art line

Kris Bryant is kind of a big deal — even bigger as wall art.

First Look: 2015 Topps High Tek baseball cards

High Tek won’t be a one-year wonder — not after its popularity last year.

Kris Bryant arrives: 10 baseball cards to consider

Today’s the day — Chicago Cubs prospect Kris Bryant gets the call.

First look: 2015 Bowman Chrome baseball cards

Two autographs per box and Hot Packs are back.

Beckett “Baseball Returns” Auction Closes Sunday

  By Derek Ficken | Beckett Media and Beckett Auction Services Beckett Auctions’ current “Baseball Returns” auction is in its final few days before it closes for good, but there is still time to bid on some unique items such as several are uncut sheets of sets like Score Football and Kelloggs 3-D cards from […]

Box Busters Preview: 2015 Topps Gypsy Queen

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into a box of 2015 Topps Gypsy Queen in this latest Box Busters Preview video.

Topps notes Jackie Robinson Day with new sets

The Jackie Robinson Story collection is a reproduction of the 10-card set found in packs of 2015 Topps at Target stores — only this time they are 5- by 7-inch jumbo cards and 10- by -14-inch prints.

The Relic contained in this Chris Davis Museum Collection card is from a specific game and season

It’s a nameplate of a black Louisville Slugger M356 model that Davis splintered at the handle when facing Jon Lester during the bottom of the fourth inning on March 31, 2014, in Oriole Park at Camden Yards. How do I know this? The MLB Authentication sticker tells me just that.

Will Ferrell MLB auctions enter final hours

By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor When comedian Will Ferrell played for 10 MLB teams in a single day last month to raise money for cancer-fighting charities, many laughed at his historic antics in meaningless games. Nobody is laughing at the results on the auction block so far. More than 70 auction lots of game-used […]

Topps releases 1952 Tribute jumbo team sets

The famed 1952 Topps set is back — in jumbo team set form — via the latest online offering from Topps.

Topps Bunt launches for another virtual season

By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor A new season is here on the field and it’s here on virtual cardboard, too. While this year’s baseball cards on paper arrived a few months ago, this year’s edition of Topps Bunt arrived late last week with a new card design, new inserts and new challenges for […]

First look: 2015 Topps Supreme baseball cards

September will be a Supreme time of year. Why? Because Topps revealed the next edition of Topps Supreme on Wednesday and the hit-based product’s 2015 edition will arrive in September with potentially more punch than ever in its brief history.