Tag Archives: MLB

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.

Your Turn: Who will take it all in MLB this year on the field … and on cards?

Tell us in the comments below who you think will win it all — the World Series — and who’ll dominate on cardboard.

Box Busters: 2015 Topps Opening Day baseball

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

Topps addresses Tribute autograph issues

Collectors who are unhappy with scratched or bubbled autographs found in packs of 2015 Topps Tribute baseball cards when it arrived in hobby shops on Wednesday may have a solution to their newly purchased problem.

Topps revives Bowman’s Best and plans changes to Heritage High Number, release schedule

Topps will be shaking up its prospecting lines later this year and bringing a non-prospecting brand back into packs, the company announced Tuesday.

Derek Jeter is focus of Topps’ first Cardboard Icon series release

The Captain is the first Icon.

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 […]