Posted on July 27, 2014 – 3:39 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | Atlanta Braves, Baseball Hall of Fame, Bobby Cox, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Cooperstown, Frank Thomas, Greg Maddux, Joe Torre, New York Mets, New York Yankees, Oakland A's, St. Louis Cardinals, Tom Glavine, Tony Larussa | Comments (3)
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 …
Posted on April 25, 2014 – 10:32 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2014 Topps Archival Box, clothing, MLB, Oakland A's, Oakland Athletics, Topps | Comments (8)
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.
Posted on November 22, 2013 – 10:45 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2014 Topps, Mark McGwire, Oakland A's, St. Louis Cardinals, Topps | Comments (25)
The former single-season home run champion and Bash Brother is back.
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 July 21, 2013 – 8:26 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | @patneshek, collecting, Minnesota Twins, MLB, Oakland A's, On the Road with Pat Neshek, Pat Neshek, San Diego Padres | Comments (0)
For collector-turned major league pitcher Pat Neshek, that first baseball card was a pretty big deal.
Posted on October 21, 2012 – 1:11 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, New York Yankees, NSCC, Oakland A's, Readers Write, Reggie Jackson, The National | Comments (1)
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.
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 2, 2012 – 2:52 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | American League, Baltimore Orioles, derek jeter, Detroit Tigers, Josh Hamilton, Josh Reddick, Manny Machado, Miguel Cabrera, MLB, New York Yankees, Oakland A's, Texas Rangers, Topps | Comments (1)
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.
Posted on August 6, 2012 – 3:26 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 1969 Topps, 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention, autographs, featured, Ken Goldin, MLB, New York Yankees, NSCC, Oakland A's, Reggie Jackson, Topps, TRISTAR | Comments (25)
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.
Posted on April 12, 2012 – 10:25 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2012 Topps, 2012 Topps Golden Giveaway, featured, Oakland A's, Texas Rangers, Topps, Yoenis Cespedes, Yu Darvish | Comments (10)
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.
Posted on April 10, 2012 – 3:21 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2009 Bowman, 2009 Bowman Chrome WBC Prospects, 2009 Bowman Sterling, 2012 Bowman, MLB, Oakland A's, Yoenis Cespedes, Yoennis Cespedes | Comments (0)
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?
Posted on March 23, 2012 – 2:14 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2012 Allen & Ginter, 2012 Bowman, Cuban baseball, Finest, MLB, Oakland A's, Tier One, Topps, Topps Chrome, World Baseball Classic, Yoenis Cespedes | Comments (2)
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.
Posted on December 4, 2011 – 2:23 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | Brad Pitt, featured, Jonah Hill, MLB, Moneyball, Oakland A's, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Sony | Comments (0)
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.
Posted on December 1, 2011 – 6:07 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2011 Donruss Elite Extra Edition, Archie Bradley, Arizona Diamondbacks, baseball cards, Cameron Gallagher, featured, Kyle Kubitza, Matt Szczur, MLBPA, Oakland A's, Panini America, Sonny Gray, Trevor Story | Comments (14)
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.
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 28, 2011 – 4:17 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | Art Howe, Billy Beane, Brad Pitt, Moneyball, Oakland A's, That's My Ticket | Comments (1)
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.
Posted on September 24, 2011 – 2:36 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | Billy Beane, Brad Pitt, Jeremy Brown, memorabilia, Moneyball, movies, Oakland A's, Scott Hatteberg | Comments (11)
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.
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 August 10, 2011 – 2:29 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | Brad Pitt, Columbia Pictures, featured, Moneyball, movie posters, Oakland A's, Sony | Comments (1)
It’s the second teaser one-sheet poster for Moneyball, the Brad Pitt movie based on the book of the same name that is set to arrive in theaters on Sept. 23 (not long after our issue hits newsstands).