Tag Archives: MLBPA

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.

Box Busters: 2014 Donruss Series 2 baseball cards

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Justin Grunert as they rip into boxes of 2014 Donruss Series 2 in this latest edition of Box Busters.

First look: 2014 Donruss Series 2 baseball cards

Panini America is readying a second series of Donruss baseball cards in the year of its return to the baseball field and it will arrive soon — Aug. 6 to be exact.

Box Busters: 2014 Panini America Father’s Day promo packs + Timeless Treasures basketball cards

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Chris Olds as he rips into a box of 2013-14 Timeless Treasures basketball and the eight Panini America Father’s Day promo packs that came with his purchase.

Box Busters: 2014 Panini Prizm baseball cards

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

Panini America teases more inclusions in upcoming 2014 Prizm baseball set

Panini America’s next baseball set will feature a lower suggested-retail price and more on-card autographs than ever for the brand.

Upper Deck gives update on its MLBPA license

Collectors have not seen a single baseball product from Upper Deck in the year since it announced its MLBPA license.

Baseball’s top prospect Byron Buxton is all business — on the field and off

Minnesota Twins prospect Byron Buxton has seen himself on baseball cards, seen himself on the cover of Beckett Baseball and seen himself at the top of the prospects lists.

Cardinals’ Michael Wacha talks baseball cards — and signing autographs left-handed if he has to

Michael Wacha and Cardinals prospects Oscar Taveras and Kolten Wong were on hand signing for Panini on Tuesday night at the start of its two-week Spring Training Road Trip to acquire the ink of top newcomers and selected MLB veterans for its upcoming products.

Jewish Major Leaguers card series gets new set

The newest version of Jewish Major Leaguers baseball cards arrives in March with a new group of players as well as the World Baseball Classic highlighted.