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Tag Archives: Oakland A’s

Cards can be solemn reminder of life

There are certain events in life that will never be forgotten, but rarely are those moments captured on a single baseball card.

Gallery: This year’s Baseball Hall of Fame plaques

Coming soon to the long-collected and often-autographed Hall of Fame plaque postcards are these six players as released Sunday by the Baseball Hall of Fame …

Box Busters: 2014 Topps Archival Box (1974 Oakland A’s)

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he examines the contents of a new Archival Box from Topps in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Topps signs Mark McGwire to autograph deal

The former single-season home run champion and Bash Brother is back.

Inside a Topps Vault mailday …

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.

Collecting baseball cards that should not be

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.

A collector first, Oakland A’s pitcher Pat Neshek still hunts his own baseball cards

For collector-turned major league pitcher Pat Neshek, that first baseball card was a pretty big deal.

Readers Write: Meeting heroes at Cooperstown

Here’s the latest of many letters in response to Beckett Baseball Editor Chris Olds’ run-in with Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson as found in the October 2012 issue.

Game-used: You may never know that it’s real

In a collecting world where people often demand that the details of an item are documented heavily, my two jerseys are probably lackluster.

Five AL players to watch this postseason

With the exact postseason picture not quite clear just yet — but five American League teams definitely in — now’s the time to be readying those cardboard caches.

What did you get at The NSCC? I got Reggie …

What I got in that last hour was something I never in my life could have expected — something I could have never want-listed or dreamt about. It wasn’t a Rookie Card or an autograph. What I got was Reggie Jackson.

EXCLUSIVE: Topps adds Darvish, Cespedes autos to Golden Giveaway

Topps announced on Thursday that the code cards found in packs of 2012 Topps can now unlock cards of two of the most talked-about rookies in MLB so far this season — Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish and Oakland A’s outfielder Yoenis Cespedes.

Fans aren’t waiting for Cespedes’ first A’s cards

Question: What happens when a highly touted Cuban prospect signs with a small-market team lacking many marquee names and he hits tape-measure home runs in three of his first five games?

Topps signs Yoenis Cespedes to autograph deal

Topps announced on Friday that it has signed Oakland A’s outfielder Yoenis Cespedes to an autograph deal, meaning the promising Cuban star will appear in products beginning with 2012 Bowman.

Moneyball coming to DVD in early January

Opening Day might be a few months away, but there’s another chance to examine more baseball soon as Moneyball arrives on DVD and Blu-ray on Jan. 10, according to Sony Home Pictures Entertainment, which announced the news on Friday.

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.

Olds’ Hobby Mailday: Sept. 30 edition

Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds breaks down a mailday of purchases made over the last few months on Checkoutmycards.com.

Moneyball gives small sports memorabilia company some big exposure

That’s My Ticket’s business plan is a simple one as it sells enlarged ticket stubs from notable past sports events as wall art — in essence making a big deal out of something small.

Moneyball: Just enjoy the show

Just enjoy the show. You’ll understand that when you see the new Brad Pitt baseball movie Moneyball, a film that’s really not just a baseball movie — it’s a drama that’s one part sports film, one part business film and, without a doubt, a Film (capital F) that will resonate for a few people for different reasons.

Giveaway brings back lost art … trading simply

All it takes to trade baseball cards there is a code, a pick and click — no post office trips, stamps, envelopes or anything else.