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Box Busters: 2015 Panini Immaculate Collection baseball cards

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

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.

Box Busters: 2015 Panini Prizm baseball cards

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

Box Busters: 2015 Panini Diamond Kings

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

First Look: 2015 Elite baseball cards

By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor After cameos as inserts in Donruss brands the last two years, Elite is back as a standalone product. Panini America revealed the first details and preview images for 2015 Elite on Wednesday night, a 200-card set that will arrive on June 17 with the traditional names and foilboard […]

Win our box of 2014 National Treasures baseball

How can you win a box? Leave a comment below telling us your favorite baseball player — and why.

Box Busters: 2015 Donruss baseball cards

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

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 Panini Prizm baseball cards

A new year of Prizm is coming — and it’s bringing more color and variety than ever before.

Evan Gattis has a collecting confession

ORLANDO, Fla. | Evan Gattis might have one of the most-unique nicknames in MLB today, but El Oso Blanco has a couple of confessions that card collectors might relate to — one more child-like and one that stings no matter how old you are.

Prospects soak up signing experience during Panini America Spring Training Road Trip

Three MLB prospects talk about autographs and collecting as part of the 2015 Panini America Spring Training Road Trip this past week in Florida.

Box Busters with Houston Astros’ Evan Gattis

Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds catches up with Evan Gattis of the Houston Astros for this episode of Box Busters featuring some 2015 Donruss during Day 3 of the Panini America Spring Training Road Trip Monday in Orlando, Fla.

Box Busters with MLB All-Star Josh Donaldson on Day 2 of the Panini America Spring Training Road Trip

Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds catches up with MLB All-Star and card collector Josh Donaldson of the Toronto Blue Jays for this episode of Box Busters — with some Pack Wars — during Day 2 of the Panini America Spring Training Road Trip in Tampa, Fla.

Photo Gallery: Scenes from Day 2 of the Panini America Spring Training Road Trip

  By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor TAMPA, Fla. | Day 2 of the Panini America Spring Training Road Trip included nearly 20 rookies, prospects and even a few established big-leaguers signing for the forthcoming 2015 Panini Prizm baseball card set and more as part of a multi-day, multi-state trek that includes thousands of […]

Future stars get spotlight during Day 1 of Panini Spring Training Road Trip

By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor | Commentary FORT MYERS, Fla. | Day 1 of this year’s Panini Spring Training Road Trip may have started with a 9:25 a.m. flight out of Dallas and ended with an inscribed 1/1 card of a future star some 14 hours later, but there’s one reality about the baseball […]

Panini prepares for spring training road trip

Spring training means plenty to the baseball world and baseball fans even if the results in the standings don’t count.

Card Gallery: Babe Ruth in 2015 Diamond Kings

Babe Ruth’s presence in 2015 Diamond Kings will be simply Ruthian when it arrives in April, and Panini America has teased some of its plans for the baseball legend’s inclusion in the product.

Box Busters: 2014 Elite Extra Edition baseball

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into boxes of 2014 Elite Extra Edition from Panini America in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Seeking Cardboard Perfection: Grade this card

Is this 2014 Panini National Treasures Jose Abreu patch auto perfect? I’m actually not sure in this case — but it’s close. I’m curious about your thoughts below — both with our poll and in the comments.

Panini America’s busy year gets a highlight reel

Panini has had a busy year — and here’s its highlight reel to prove it.

Preview Gallery: 2014 National Treasures baseball

A hobby heavyweight returns to the baseball field this week with the arrival of 2014 National Treasures from Panini America.

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.

Sunday Conversation: Panini’s Jason Howarth

Jason Howarth is the Vice President of Marketing for Panini America. We caught up with him for a brief Q&A about the industry its challenges, his New England Patriots and plenty more.

Panini’s Immaculate racks up big-dollar sales

In recent months on eBay there have been more than 150 cards from the last two years of Immaculate to sell for $1,000 or more — sold, not offered.

Panini details Jeter buyback auto plans

As teased during the weekend, new Derek Jeter autographs are coming to baseball card packs.

Panini readies Derek Jeter buyback autographs

Derek Jeter autographs are coming to Panini America products soon.

Alex Gordon’s two hottest cards should not exist

Two of Alex Gordon’s hottest baseball cards shouldn’t exist at all.

Panini readies Black Friday promotion

Panini America’s Black Friday program is returning next month — and it’s including even more new stuff than ever.

First Look: 2014 Panini Classics baseball cards

After nearly a decade on the bench, Classics is back.

Box Busters: 2014 Panini Immaculate Collection baseball cards

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Derek Ficken as they rip into boxes of 2014 Panini Immaculate Collection cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Card Gallery: 2014 Panini Immaculate’s game-used baseball cards

The debut edition of Panini Immaculate arrives on Wednesday, and it’s got some game-changing jumbo game-used memorabilia cards inside — cards that will demand you stop and look.

Panini snaps my favorite player’s signing slump

My fellow collectors, my long national collecting nightmare is over.

A half-day where the magic happens … visiting Panini America’s headquarters

There were no first-day jitters, there was no daydreaming at what was going on outside in the 100-degree Texas heat. There was plenty inside that was piquing my collecting interest as some of the company’s plans, products and strategies were discussed for future pieces and the collectibles ideas flowed like water.

First Look: 2014 Panini Immaculate baseball

Panini America is going high-end on its next baseball card set — and it’s coming soon.