Tag Archives: MLB

Card Gallery: 2015 Topps Opening Day Mascot Autographs

When this year’s edition of Topps Opening Day officially arrives on Wednesday it will include one of the more-unique card sets in the hobby today — a simple five-card set that packs plenty of punch and plenty of fun.

Your Turn: Should there be more St. Patrick’s Day cardboard?

Today’s the day where one of the sports world’s simpler traditions happens without a whole lot of fanfare — St. Patrick’s Day jerseys.

Box Busters: 2015 Topps Heritage baseball

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

Box Busters: 2015 Topps MLB stickers

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

Not our next Beckett Baseball cover … yet

Today, we’re sending the May issue of Beckett Baseball to the printer, and it will arrive in hobby shops soon with a certain hot pitcher on its cover.

Past, present and future collide in 1971 homage

It’s the Past, Present & Future Collection which was released on Thursday only on Topps.com — the latest line of wall art and oversized cards from the company.

Now is the time for Will Ferrell baseball cards

It’s natural to think that official MLB cardboard appearances — ideally for all 10 teams — could be a distinct possibility after WIll Ferrell becomes a big-leaguer tomorrow.

Are we overlooking potential of stickers?

Do you collect stickers? Do you stick them? Do you page them? Do you top-load them? Do you grade them? What would you do with this sticky and interesting scenario? Where would you start?

Spring training is focus in Topps Bunt sets

Spring training means new faces in new places, new players hoping to make a mark and new cardboard.

Topps Heritage hooked me in its first week

Heritage isn’t the rarest brand with the most hits per box or case. It’s simply one that’s collected — and that’s apparent with the product’s rarer inclusions that get chased and paid for quite well.

Your Turn: Are you a fan of stamped buybacks?

Are you a fan of stamped buybacks? Why or why not?

Heritage gets jumbo treatment as Topps wall art

One day after its release, 2015 Topps Heritage is going big-time.

20 Questions on … Topps Heritage baseball cards

The annual trip down Memory Lane to the past is here with the arrival of this year’s Topps Heritage and we’ve seen plenty of reactions to some of the surprises found inside.

Box Busters Preview: 2015 Topps Heritage + links

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into two boxes of 2015 Topps Heritage in this Box Busters Preview video.

Topps puts bubble gum back in packs … sort of

  By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor Collectors ripping into packs of 2015 Topps Heritage today will have a chance to find something they haven’t found in packs of baseball cards in some time. Bubble gum. Well, sort of. Topps has created “gum damage” versions of cards in the set where an area of white […]

30 days, 30 teams, 30 contests … start here

The start of a new baseball season is not far away and we wanted to add some march madness of the MLB variety to collectors’ routines leading up to the new season.

Visual Guide: 2015 Topps Heritage variations (updated)

This year’s Topps Heritage officially arrives on Wednesday with three types of variations for collectors to chase — throwback uniforms, action images and color swaps.

Sunday Conversation: Topps’ Jeff Heckman

By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor Jeff Heckman is a manager of marketing and development for Topps Digital, which helps bring all of the company’s offerings to life via Topps.com. He’s also the subject of this week’s Sunday Conversation. — Q: We last caught up with you last summer for the Beckett Sports Card […]

First Look: 2015 Topps Heritage checklist

By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor | Commentary The checklist for this year’s Topps Heritage baseball card set is here from Topps and the trip down memory lane will include some surprises as we revisit 1966 in the packs of today. Among them? Cut autographs of Dick Clark, Fats Domino and Red Skelton alongside […]

What errors might be in 2015 Topps Heritage? (Update: Confirmed SPs now listed)

There are just 10 cards in the original 1966 set that have an uncorrected error, or UER. Only a single card — No. 101, a checklist — had a variation after an error was corrected.

First Look: 2015 Topps Triple Threads baseball

By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor The 10th edition of Triple Threads might have more in store than ever — and some cards do. Topps revealed the first glimpses at 2015 Topps Triple Threads on Monday and it includes four “Deca” sets that include 10 swatches among multiple-panel booklets as a nod to this […]

Beckett Auctions “All Star” Auction Ends Sunday

By Derek Ficken | Beckett Media Beckett Auctions current auction is in its last few days before it closes for good on one-of-a-kind items like a complete BGS 9.5 set of 1986-87 Fleer Basketball, a Rawlings/Adirondack bat featuring 41 HOF signatures including Willie Mays, Ted Williams, Don Drysdale, and many more! The auction ends Sunday, […]

Five Questions … about Topps Heritage

Up next for Topps on its 2015 baseball card release calendar is Topps Heritage, a hobby powerhouse that has been going for 15 years now on the simple idea of replicating past with today’s players.

Artist uses game-used baseballs to make dress

Spring training is the home of surprises — and we have our first for the year.

First Look: 2015 Topps Chrome baseball

Topps revealed the first looks at 2015 Topps Chrome on Friday, a hobby staple that will arrive once again with a rainbow of Refractors for every player on Aug. 5.

Five MLB vets make new-team card debuts today

Today’s the day where participating shop owners can begin giving out Spring Fever packs to collectors who made qualifying purchases of 2015 Topps Series 1 since it arrived less than two weeks ago. Each five-card pack has a selection of cards from the 50-card set and there are autographs randomly inserted.

Beckett.com by the numbers: 2015 Topps Series 1

The auctions have ended, the numbers have been crunched. The ranges have been tabulated and the prices have been posted.

San Francisco Giants selling World Series lockers via MLB Auctions

What do you get for the San Francisco Giants fan who has everything? What might make for one different kind of MLB memorabilia card?

Box Busters: 2015 Topps Series 1 baseball

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into a box of 2015 Topps Series 1 in latest edition of Box Busters.

What’s it worth? Final 2015 Topps mystery gets answer Wednesday

It’s been out less than a week, but not all of the questions out of 2015 Topps have been answered.

Topps’ latest art line is Black & Gold jumbos

The Gold cards are 1/1s and cost $99.99 only on Topps.com. The Black cards are limited to only five copies and are $69.99 per card also available only on the site.

Box Busters Preview: 2015 Topps Series 1

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into a box of 2015 Topps Series 1 in on opening day for the product in this preview edition of Box Busters.

Card Gallery: 2015 Topps baseball cards

Card No. 1 in the 2015 Topps Series 1 set is above, and it’s retired New York Yankees great Derek Jeter celebrating the final hit of his career — one last base card for now.

Topps’ 1951 Tribute includes Berger, top stars

Topps recently lost a pioneer in former executive Sy Berger, who helped create the famed 1952 Topps set. Now, collectors can get him on a new card as part of the 1951 Sy Berger Tribute Collection, an offering in Topps’ wall art series.

First Look: 2015 Topps Allen & Ginter baseball

Topps’ run with Allen & Ginter baseball cards turns 10 this season and the company isn’t holding much back when it comes to the unusual inclusions that have made the brand a staple.