Posted on September 17, 2013 – 6:41 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Basketball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail, Football, Hockey, Non-Sports | 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 | 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, Box Busters & Ripping Retail | 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 | 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
Baseball | 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 | 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.