Tag Archives: MLBPA

Commentary: Possible issues in some parts of game-used industry shouldn’t taint everything

Olds’ Opinion: Allegation of problems in the game-used industry shouldn’t mean every item or every memorabilia card is suspect.

First look: 2012 Panini Prime Cuts

Panini America revealed the latest edition of Prime Cuts on Tuesday and the 2012 edition will arrive in October — just six months after the arrival of the 2011 product.

Panini VIP event offers experience beyond show

Panini America’s VIP party on Aug. 4 showed how a bit more might be possible in the hobby — as the company put on a show beyond the card show during the NSCC weekend.

Box Busters: 2012 Panini Triple Play

Join Beckett Baseball’s Brian Fleischer and Chris Olds as they rip into a box of 2012 Panini Triple Play baseball cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Panini America NSCC wrapper redemption to include plates, cracked ice … and Bryce Harper

Panini America’s plans for its wrapper redemption program for this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention have not yet been fully revealed with the start of the event just 10 days away.

Panini teases its National VIP set

Panini America offered the first glimpses at its plans for this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention on Monday

Box Busters: 2012 SP Signature Edition + contest

Join Beckett Baseball’s Brian Fleischer and Chris Olds as they rip into a pair of 2012 Upper Deck SP Signature Edition boxes in this latest edition of Box Busters.

First look: 2012 Panini Signature Series baseball

A favorite from the Donruss stable is back in baseball for the first time in more than a decade.

Upper Deck fast-tracks Signature Edition baseball

The next Upper Deck baseball set is coming soon — as in next week.

Panini America set to celebrate Father’s Day

Panini America is bringing its hobby-shop holiday formula that it launched last November to the spring — June 17 to be exact.

First Look: 2012 Panini Cooperstown baseball

Panini America is aiming to make “Cooperstown” synonymous with one more thing — baseball cards.

Box Busters: 2011 Limited Baseball

Join Beckett Media’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into a pair of 2011 Limited baseball boxes from Panini America in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Panini brings batting helmets back in cards

When it comes to game-used memorabilia cards, there just aren’t that many helmet cards to go around — not many at all — but Panini America is about to change that.

Nationals to promote Bryce Harper on Saturday

The most highly touted prospect in baseball card history, Bryce Harper, has been promoted to the majors and will make his big-league debut on Saturday when the Washington Nationals visit the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Box Busters: 2011 Prime Cuts Baseball

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into a pair of 2011 Prime Cuts boxes from Panini America in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Panini includes Joe Jackson bat barrel in Prime Cuts

One single card teased on Thursday by Panini America shows that there’s nothing casual about the return edition of Prime Cuts, which is packing out as we speak for an arrival soon.

Exclusive Preview Gallery: 2011 Prime Cuts

Panini America’s first high-end baseball card line under its MLBPA license has been delayed a bit — now scheduled for an April 11 release — but the newest batch of preview images for 2011 Prime Cuts released on Friday show that it just might be worth the wait.

Panini America set to revive Triple Play brand

Panini America will be reviving a short-lived, kid-focused card line of the early 1990s this summer when it brings back Triple Play as a low-end brand that just might be chock-full of fun.

Oyo Sportstoys readies for rookie season in MLB

Sometimes the ideas come from out of nowhere, but for Tom Skripps it came after building a spaceship from a certain popular building-block brand and a subsequent trip to Fenway Park to see his Boston Red Sox play.

Does extra auto ink negate need for logos?

The ongoing saga of how collectors might react to Panini America’s MLBPA baseball cards offered its lasted chapter on Monday as it teased a number of cards yet to the signed for its forthcoming Prime Cuts product.

Box Busters: 2011 Playoff Contenders Baseball

Join Beckett Baseball’s Brian Fleischer and Chris Olds as they rip into a pair of 2011 Playoff Contenders Baseball boxes from Panini America in this latest edition of Box Busters.

First look: 2011 Limited baseball cards

Panini America unveiled its newest forthcoming baseball card product under its MLBPA licensing deal on Thursday, and it’s one that a few collectors might remember from the Donruss days.

Box Busters: 2011 Donruss Elite Extra Edition

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into a pair of 2011 Donruss Elite Extra Edition boxes from Panini America in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Panini to bring first Twittergraphs to world

It may look like a simple trading card, but it’s got to be an industry first.Call it the first Twittergraph.

First impressions: 2011 Donruss Elite Extra Edition baseball

Some of the first behind-the-scenes glimpses of real, printed cards from Panini America’s first MLBPA-approved baseball card set, 2011 Donruss Elite, have arrived.

Preview Gallery: Contenders Award Winners

With the first MLBPA-approved Panini America baseball set just days away in 2011 Donruss Elite Extra Edition, we’ll soon be getting our first looks at how Panini will be handling the challenge of logo usage on its cards for players who had been draft picks or minor leaguers this past season.

Panini America halts production to add first Albert Pujols Los Angeles baseball cards

Panini America will have the first Los Angeles baseball card of Albert Pujols, who signed a 10-year, $254-million deal with the Angels on Thursday morning, on the market as it stopped the presses to make the changes to Pujols’ card which will be found in a product arriving later this month.

Preview Gallery: 2011 Elite Extra Edition autos

Today, we have for you a few exclusive preview images of autographed prospect cards to be found in 2011 Donruss Elite Extra Edition once the boxes start arriving on Dec 21.

Panini’s baseball debut will arrive on Black Friday

If you’ve been awaiting Panini America’s first baseball cards, then your wait just got shorter.

Your Turn: What’s in the cards for 2012?

What do you predict seeing for baseball cards in 2012?

Case Busters: 2011 Onyx Authenticated Preferred Players Collection 2nd Edition

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into a case of 2011 Onyx Authenticated Preferred Players Collection 2nd Edition baseballs in this latest installment of Case Busters.

Beckett Baseball Teaser: Panini roundtable discussion

There’s one question on many collectors’ minds that will likely be answered with their first glance at a baseball card from one of Panini America’s upcoming releases. How will they do it?

Your Turn: Beckett Baseball – Can casual sell cardboard? (take our poll after the jump)

With Panini America recently gaining a group license from the MLB Players Association to start producing baseball cards this year, the company is in a unique position — its challenge is to produce cards of MLB players while not showing them in their MLB uniforms.

Beckett Baseball Bonus: Videos from the Panini & MLBPA news conference

Thanks for reading the December issue of Beckett Baseball and coming here for multimedia relating to the issue’s cover story and main package. This is a compilation of the videos shot by editor Chris Olds during the Panini news conference announcing its deal with the MLBPA.

Josh Hamilton has come full circle on cards

Josh Hamilton talked about baseball cards with the assembled media — you don’t get that all too often — but he also talked about a little more, something that should really bring home the place that baseball cards just might have for many.