Tag Archives: MLB

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.

Top 5: Early Max Scherzer cards to own

By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor | Commentary Baseball’s $210-million man officially has his contract — and his baseball cards remain affordable. Max Scherzer’s deal with the Washington Nationals will last seven years. In seven big-league seasons with the Diamondbacks and Tigers, Scherzer has gone 91-50 with a 3.58 ERA and 1,321 strikeouts in […]

First pitches are first surprises in 2015 Topps

The Dude and a seven-nation army might be impressed.

First Look: The 2015 Topps Series 1 baseball checklist

Topps released the checklist for it 2015 Topps Series 1 baseball card set today, which arrives on Feb. 6.

First Look: 2015 Bowman Inception baseball cards

One box, five hits — that’s the Bowman Inception model for this year.

Topps brings Tek technology to wall art line

Topps’ latest line of wall art is one that a few collectors might appreciate as the company’s popular 2014 Topps High Tek brand has gotten the jumbo treatment.

Box Busters: 2014 Bowman Sterling baseball cards

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

Box Busters: 2014 Topps Five Star baseball cards

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Derek Ficken as they rip into a box of 2014 Topps Five Star in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Fab 4: Early cards of a new Hall of Fame class

Three pitchers and a member of baseball’s 3,ooo-hit club were voted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Tuesday and each of them has readily attainable and affordable early cardboard that collectors can chase.

Randy Johnson is my lone pick for the Hall

In my mind, the only lock for the Hall via the Baseball Writers’ Association of America is Randy Johnson, the hard-throwing lefty who won 303 games, won five Cy Young Awards and a World Series title in 22 seasons.

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.

Beckett Baseball Best of 2014 Awards: Vote now!

  By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor It’s time for us to make our selections for the best baseball cards of the year, and we want your help. While we’ll continue to argue about the highlights of 2014 — with a couple brands still to come in the next week or so — we want […]

Give 2014 a grade for its baseball cards

We’re presently preparing The Awards Issue of Beckett Baseball and we simply want to know one thing while we prepare our selections and the Fans’ Vote ballots.

First look: 2015 Topps Archives baseball cards

Topps is dipping back into its archives once again for another edition of Archives.

Top 5: Wil Myers Rookie Cards to chase

Former top prospect and 2013 American League Rookie of the Year Wil Myers is on the trading block with a few scenarios in play that would likely send him to the San Diego Padres sometime soon — one potentially being a multi-team deal including plenty of potential big-leaguers.

Box Busters: 2014 Bowman Draft baseball cards

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

Box Busters: 2014 Topps High Tek baseball cards

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

Top 5: Baseball players on new teams … so far

The MLB Hot Stove is quite warm this week with several moves that could spark interest in the baseball cards of a few key players.

“Wild Thing” Ricky Vaughn among Five Star surprises

Click here to view the Five Star checklist as released by Topps

First look: 2015 Topps Series 2 baseball cards

Topps’ second series of its 2015 flagship set is already in production.

Detailing Topps Tek’s patterns

  By Brian Fleischer | Beckett Baseball Senior Market Analyst After examining thousands of images on eBay, we believe that some of the patterns found in 2014 Topps High Tek are exclusive to  the American League players, others are exclusive to the National League players, while others feature players from both leagues. Multiple email requests […]

First look: 2015 Topps Stadium Club baseball

Stadium Club will return next year with a new format but the same strong visual formula.

Panini adds Ichiro Suzuki to autograph roster

Panini America officially detailed its plans for buyback autographs of the Japanese baseball legend on Thursday — his autographs are the first he’s ever signed for the company.

Breaking down the 2014 Topps High Tek patterns

By Brian Fleischer | Senior Market Analyst The newest edition of Topps Tek released today in the form of 2014 Topps High Tek and with it comes a base set featuring 12 different background patterns — some more difficult to find than others. While secondary market information is still sparse, we’ve scoured eBay and have been able […]

First look: 2015 Topps Finest baseball cards

Finest will return in 2015 with some new features but the same iconic feel and format that it’s carried for years.

Topps adds Rusney Castillo & more to Tribute

Topps is already adding to the lineup for next year’s edition of Topps Tribute.

Preview Gallery: 2014 Topps High Tek

One of the more-unique creations of the late-1990s is back on Wednesday and it’s Tek from Topps.

The Bambino powers 2015 Topps’ in-pack game

Topps is turning to the biggest name in the game to power its 2015 Topps Series 1 in-pack game element.

Fab Five: Rare Mike Trout autographs to chase

Here are my picks for five cool Trout autographed cards — not the most-important cards, just impressive ones.

First look: 2015 Topps Tier One baseball cards

Tier One is back for another high-end run.

Ballpark Blueprints offer technical look at game

America’s football and baseball stadiums are the homes to the action that our pastimes provide, but they are also shrines to the technology of architecture.