Tag Archives: MLB

Which Pitchers are Going to Break Out in 2018?

Pitchers are known for having breakout seasons each year in baseball. Last year, a few noteworthy players who broke out were Luis Severino and Robbie Ray. Both players were top amongst strikeouts and made a huge leap from their previous year. A potential breakout pitcher is a player who hasn’t had a great season yet […]

Commentary: Maybe it’s just me, but … weird cards, rare vintage, tough ink & a Tom Yawkey gamer?

Maybe it’s just me, but …

2015 Topps Oversized Red set gives jumbo high-end treatment to flagship baseball card brand

Topps’ latest wall art offering takes its standard baseball card set and goes big-time — in more ways than one.

2016 Topps Heritage baseball cards: A journey back to 1967

It’s time to turn back the clock — and 2016 Topps Heritage will do just that next year.

Beckett 20 Questions … either/or edition

By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor We’re a picky bunch when it comes to collecting — we choose sides with teams, leagues, players and more. For this month’s 20 Questions in Beckett Baseball, we want you to choose sides with players. Who do you dare to choose in these 20 scenarios? — — —

Topps readies 2015 Ginter X online-only baseball set

Topps teased 2015 Allen & Ginter X online on Wednesday, and it’s an online exclusive edition of the brand printed with a black background and the 10th anniversary stamp.

Shoeless Joe Jackson reinstatement could mean more baseball cards

One of baseball’s banned legends might appear on more baseball cards soon — if a big announcement comes from Major League Baseball on Tuesday.

Carlos Correa signs exclusive auto deal with Topps

Shortstop Carlos Correa signed an exclusive autograph and memorabilia deal with Topps, the company announced Wednesday.

Latest Topps Wall Art line turns Chrome into metal

The company revealed the 2015 Topps Chrome Metal Sign line of wall art on Thursday, and it’s an offering of 10-by-14 metal prints for a selection of players who appear on the newly released 2015 Topps Chrome checklist.

2016 Topps baseball cards: New approach is apparent in Series 1

Get a detailed look at 2016 Topps Series 1 Baseball including checklist, images, full product overview, release date, hobby box info and more.

First look: 2016 Topps MLB Sticker Collection

Topps’ latest reveal for a 2016 baseball product is one that’s clearly aimed at kids — with the hopes that the collecting bug will stick.

2016 Topps baseball design revealed — and it’s not like you might expect

This marks the first time that a flagship Topps baseball set has been without borders. Plenty of other brands have taken this approach in the past, but never in the main set.

Beckett 20 Questions on … vintage baseball cards

By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor Here is our latest batch of 20 Questions … all about vintage baseball cards. — — —

Topps adds new MLB rookies to wall art line

Topps added seven new MLB rookies to its 2015 MLB Call-ups wall art line on Wednesday, a brand of 10- by 14-inch prints of their debut Bowman cards printed on quarter-inch acrylic for an added three-dimensional effect when placed onto a wall.

Topps reveals Finest Mystery Redemptions

Card No. 1 is Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton. Card No. 2 is Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Joc Pederson and card No. 3 is Cleveland Indians infielder Francisco Lindor.

My $123,750 Bud Selig autograph

One of my goals every time I set foot on the floor of a National Sports Collectors Convention is to find a single interesting item that could serve as a single memorable souvenir of the trip. It’s not that easy on a smaller budget or if you don’t have an organized want list, but I managed to do that in the final hours of the show.

Your Turn: Who’s your favorite Hall of Famer?

Who’s your favorite Hall of Famer?

To rip or not to rip … that is the Ginter question

Do you rip it? Do you dare to tear?

Topps reveals Ginter buyback auto list

This year’s edition of Topps’ popular Allen & Ginter line is the 10th version of the retro-styled brand and one of the inclusions in this year’s product that makes it stand out is something we’ve seen before.

First Look: 2015 Topps Allen & Ginter checklist

The wait is over for the biggest questions about one of the hobby’s most-popular products. Who will be signing for Allen & Ginter this year?

Latest Topps release focuses on MLB All-Stars

The Gold set is limited to only 10 serial-numbered copies and is $199.99, while the Silver set is limited to 49 copies at $99.99. Each is printed on 16-point glossy card stock.

Topps tests Fire in baseball as wall art collection

The latest Topps baseball brand is Fire — but you won’t find these cards in packs.

Stadium Club goes acrylic for wall art line

You can now put The Club on your wall.

First Look: 2015 Topps Strata baseball cards

A Bowman brand came off the calendar for this year and 2015 Topps Strata is replacing it.

Top Five: Overlooked Joc Pederson baseball cards

Here’s a rundown of five overlooked Joc Pederson baseball cards …

Topps details print runs on rarest 2015 Stadium Club parallels

Those Stadium Club parallels may not be numbered, but that doesn’t mean they’re not rare.

Stadium Club returns with tradition it is known for — strong photography

One tradition that we have come to expect in the hobby has been the strong photography found in Topps’ Stadium Club brand.

Five cards to chase after Max Scherzer’s no-hitter

He was a beanball away from a perfect game, but a no-hitter still might impress.

A-Rod & 3,000 hits … do collectors care?

Alex Rodriguez is knocking on the door of the 3,000-hit club, a group that only 29 players in MLB history have joined.

Card Gallery: 2015 Topps Series 2 First Pitch

By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor The second series of 2015 Topps baseball cards officially arrives today with a new helping of First Pitch celebrity cards. The idea of capturing famous first pitches at MLB games on MLB cards was one of the simplest surprises on cardboard this year with Series 1 including Jack […]

Poll: How much can Will Ferrell’s autos sell for?

The first Will Ferrell 2015 Topps Archives autograph has hit eBay with a Buy It Now price of $899.

Topps adds Thunderlips autos to Allen & Ginter

First there was Rocky Balboa, now there’s Thunderlips.

First Look: 2015 Topps Heritage High Number baseball

By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor Heritage High Number is back in packs beginning on Sept. 23. Topps revealed the details on 2015 Topps Heritage High Number on Wednesday, a product that makes a return in pack form for the first time since 2009. Topps released the Heritage update in packs in 2008 and 2009 along […]

Beckett 20 Questions on … this season and its cards

The MLB All-Star Game will be here before you know it — but at least there’s plenty of time remaining in the baseball card season. We figured we’d take a moment and allow you to assess both in our latest 20 Questions.

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.