Posted on January 5, 2015 – 12:45 am | Author: chrisolds
Beckett Grading Services | BGS Diary, BGS Diary Predictor, Bill Murray, Bull Durham, Chicago White Sox, Jim Abbott, Julius Erving, Little Sun, Mark Ingram, Michael Jordan, milb, Miss Elizabeth, MLB, NBA, nfl, Nick Swisher, O-Pee-Chee, Randy Savage, Salt Lake Trappers, Star, Stuart Scott, Topps, Upper Deck, WWE, WWF | Comments (1)
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.
Posted on September 12, 2014 – 10:42 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Beckett Updates, News Categories | 2014 Panini Immaculate, baseball, baseball cards, Cleveland Indians, MLBPA, Nick Swisher, Nick Swisher autographs, Panini America | Comments (7)
My fellow collectors, my long national collecting nightmare is over.
Posted on September 2, 2014 – 12:16 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Beckett Updates, News Categories | 2014 Panini Immaculate Collection, 2015 Topps, Bryce Harper, Dante Bichette, derek jeter, Javier Baez, Jorge Soler, Jose Abreu, Kris Bryant, Masahiro Tanaka, mike trout, Nick Swisher, Panini Golden Age, Yasiel Puig | Comments (4)
As the regular season winds down and the pennant races heat up, this year’s true movers and shakers will begin to emerge on cardboard. With our latest 20 Questions, we want to know what you think of the hobby’s key players, key cards and key product developments.
Posted on September 17, 2013 – 6:41 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Basketball, Beckett Updates, Breaker Central, Football, Hockey, News Categories, Pop Culture News | 2002 Bowman Chrome Draft, 2002 Bowman Draft, Bowman, Nick Swisher, Oakland A's, photo slides, photos, Topps Vault | Comments (3)
Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds for a mailday video straight from the Topps Vault, the memorabilia division of Topps that helps get items that helped bring past card sets to life into collectors’ hands.
Posted on September 3, 2013 – 12:28 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Beckett Updates, News Categories | 2005 Fleer Patchworks, 2005 Fleer Patchworks Autoworks, 2005 Fleer Patchworks Autoworks Dual, 2005 Fleer Patchworks Autoworks Quad, autographs, eBay, featured, Fleer, Nick Swisher, Oakland A's, Unreleased cards | Comments (13)
I spotted a thing that should not be recently on eBay. It was a card that doesn’t officially exist but took years to finally surface.
Posted on June 26, 2013 – 3:41 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Beckett Updates, Breaker Central, News Categories | autographs, Beckett Sports Card Monthly supercollector, Cleveland Indians, game-used memorabilia cards, Mailday, New York Yankees, Nick Swisher, Oakland Athletics | Comments (6)
Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds had a pretty big mailday for the ol’ Nick Swisher collection … and he opted to share it with you.
Posted on December 31, 2012 – 5:31 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Beckett Updates, News Categories | baseball cards, collecting, featured, Nick Swisher, Panini America, Topps | Comments (9)
Let’s hope that 2013 can be fun for collectors and collecting.
Posted on October 16, 2012 – 4:00 pm | Author: chrisolds
Auction News, Baseball, Beckett Updates, News Categories | featured, game-used memorabilia, Hunt Auctions, New York Yankees, Nick Swisher, Oakland A's, Upper Deck, USA Baseball | Comments (7)
In a collecting world where people often demand that the details of an item are documented heavily, my two jerseys are probably lackluster.
Posted on October 9, 2012 – 12:38 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Beckett Updates, News Categories | Albert Pujols, autographs, baseball cards, Cal Ripken Jr., collecting, Darryl Strawberry, derek jeter, George Foster, Graig Nettles, Jose Canseco, Nick Swisher, Paul Molitor, postseason baseball, Ryan Braun, Steve Carlton, Steve Garvey | Comments (13)
Years ago, while flipping through my priceless copy of Total Baseball — what us baseball geeks did before the Interwebs — I noticed that a single postseason baseball game was played the day I was born and that a single player had homered that day.
Posted on May 25, 2012 – 10:50 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Basketball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Football, Hockey, Pro Wrestling | BGS, COMC, Donruss, Fleer, Jose Canseco, Mailday, Nick Swisher, PSA, Topps, University of Alabama, Upper Deck | Comments (7)
Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds for a mailday video … just for fun.
Posted on May 10, 2012 – 11:15 am | Author: Susan Lulgjuraj
Baseball | Alex Rodriguez, derek jeter, game-used memorabilia, New York Yankees, Nick Swisher, Robinson Cano, Steiner Sports | Comments (0)
Only two times in New York Yankees history has the team worn throwback uniforms.
Posted on May 9, 2012 – 9:57 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail | 1959 Topps, 1960 Topps, 1961 Topps, 1962 Topps, 1967 Topps, 2012 Bowman, 2012 Bowman Jumbo, autographs, Bryce Harper, featured, Nick Swisher, Topps, Vintage cards, Yoenis Cespedes, Yu Darvish | Comments (0)
Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into some 2012 Bowman jumbo packs — and watches a collector rip into even more — in this Box Busters preview video.
Posted on March 7, 2012 – 4:34 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 1975 O-Pee-Chee, 1975 Topps, 1975 Topps Mini, 1976 O-Pee-Chee, 1977 O-Pee-Chee, Beckett Marketplace, Burbank Sportscards, Nick Swisher, O-Pee-Chee, Steve Swisher, Topps | Comments (2)
Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds was on a mission recently after waking up at 4 a.m. on a Saturday. He wanted to find a certain couple of obscure cards. He did just that with the Beckett Marketplace.
Posted on February 22, 2012 – 7:49 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail | 2011 Playoff Contenders, 2011 Playoff Contenders Baseball, Archie Bradley, baseball cards, Dylan Bundy, featured, Gerrit Cole, MLB, MLBPA, Nick Swisher, Panini America | Comments (15)
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.
Posted on September 30, 2011 – 11:56 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Football, Pro Wrestling | 1980 Topps, 1986 Donruss, Jeremy Brown, Jose Canseco, Nick Swisher, Oakland A's, Rickey Henderson, WWE | Comments (0)
Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds breaks down a mailday of purchases made over the last few months on Checkoutmycards.com.
Posted on September 19, 2011 – 8:06 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Non-Sports | autographs, baseball cards, Billy Beane, Brad Pitt, Chad Bradford, featured, Jeremy Brown, Michael Lewis, MLB, Moneyball, Nick Swisher, Non-Sports, Oakland Athletics, Sports Illustrated | Comments (2)
The newest piece of Moneyball memorabilia is this week’s issue of Sports Illustrated, which features Brad Pitt on the cover. This is sure to be a popular item for sports-minded autograph seekers to get signed.
Posted on September 7, 2011 – 5:30 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2011 Topps, Diamond Giveaway, featured, MLB, New York Yankees, Nick Swisher, Oakland A's, Steve Swisher | Comments (20)
All it takes to trade baseball cards there is a code, a pick and click — no post office trips, stamps, envelopes or anything else.
Posted on July 6, 2011 – 12:26 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | @nickswisher, Beckett Baseball, Nick Swisher, Twitter | Comments (0)
So we’ll be mentioning a few MLB players’ Twitter feeds in the next Beckett Baseball … here’s an obligatory piece of Nick Swisher multimedia we’ll be sending people to see here from the magazine.
Posted on June 23, 2011 – 5:59 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Football, Pro Wrestling | baseball cards, Checkoutmycards.com, featured, football cards, MLB, Nick Swisher, Topps, wrestling cards, WWE | Comments (5)
Just what does Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds collect? A bit of everything … here’s a box of a few months’ of purchases off of Checkoutmycards.com ….
Posted on April 6, 2011 – 5:23 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | @charliesheen, @josecanseco, @nickswisher, Allen & Ginter, autographs, Dennis Haysbert, featured, Jose Canseco, Major League, Nick Swisher, Vince McMahon, WWE | Comments (50)
One spring ritual for baseball card collectors is wishing for a certain baseball player or non-athlete to appear on a Topps Allen & Ginter autograph card — here are my Top Five.
Posted on March 15, 2011 – 2:45 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2011 Topps Heritage, baseball, baseball cards, featured, MLB, Nick Swisher, Topps | Comments (3)
We should have our hands on some 2011 Topps Heritage baseball cards soon — it officially arrives in hobby shops on Wednesday — but here are some observations about the set modeled after the 1962 Topps design that you should be looking for.
Posted on December 29, 2010 – 4:31 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | autographs, New York Yankees, Nick Swisher | Comments (4)
It’s a simple question with not-so-simple answers most of the time. Why do you collect who you collect?
Posted on May 18, 2010 – 2:23 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | Andruw Jones, autographs, Manny Ramirez, Mark McGwire, Nick Swisher, Vernand Morency, Vladimir Guerrero | Comments (7)
It’s the “early” autograph — the one where an athlete either hadn’t adopted a shorter version of an autograph or a rarer one where we don’t commonly see it on items signed in bulk.
Posted on October 27, 2008 – 12:51 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | Billy Beane, Brad Pitt, Eric Chavez, Jason Giambi, Jeremy Brown, Joe Blanton, Moneyball, New York Yankees, Nick Swisher, Oakland A's, Scott Hatteberg, Tim Hudson | Comments (5)
Columbia Pictures recently signed a writer and director for a possible adaptation of the best-selling baseball book Moneyball, which explores the unorthodox scouting and business procedures of the small-market Oakland A’s and General Manager Billy Beane. Who’s possibly in line to play Beane? Brad Pitt.
Posted on October 14, 2008 – 8:56 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | New York Yankees, Nick Swisher | Comments (0)
Nick Swisher didn’t have amazing numbers in his debut season with the Chicago White Sox, but that’s not stopping him from doing some work on the side. Check this out …