Tag Archives: Star Wars

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Promo Cards Popping Up in Several Places

By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor Star Wars: The Force Awakens isn’t sneaking up on anyone — except when it comes to trading cards. First was a group of four Heritage-style promo cards in 2015 Topps Star Wars Illustrated: Empire Strikes Back. Surprise! More unannounced Star Wars: The Force Awakens promo cards have surfaced in […]

2015 Topps Star Wars 3D Widevision: Revenge of the Sith First Look

By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor 2015 Topps Star Wars 3D Widevision: Revenge of the Sith continues to fill in the gaps that showcases the franchise in a format that’s bigger and uses modern lenticular technology. Like the similar Return of the Jedi Widevision 3D set that came out last year, it’s an online exclusive […]

Star Wars Chrome Perspectives: Jedi vs. Sith Autographs checklist announced

By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor Autographs have become a given in almost every set of modern Star Wars trading cards and that’s showing no signs of slowing. The 2015 Topps Star Wars Chrome Perspectives: Jedi vs. Sith Autographs has one of the larger checklists the franchise has seen. Highlights include Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) […]

First Look: 2015 Topps Star Wars: The Force Awakens Series 1 trading cards

By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor Of course there are going to be trading cards for the new Star Wars movie. Probably lots of them. 2015 Topps Star Wars: The Force Awakens Series 1 is the first to delve exclusively into the film. Journey to the Force Awakens has some new content, but it also […]

Beckett readies new non-sports book

By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst For the past five years, Beckett Media has produced its annual Gaming Almanac, which provides detailed checklists and pricing of collectible card games and non-sports cards for collectors and dealers alike. This year, Beckett is producing gaming and non-sports books as their own standalone releases. The non-sports book is […]

Hollywood legend Christopher Lee dies at 93

Whether it be vampires, a Sith lord, or the father of the world’s most famous chocolatier, Sir Christopher Lee was a man of many faces.

Box Busters: 2015 Topps Star Wars Illustrated Empire Strikes Back + win a box

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Matt Bible and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2015 Topps Star Wars Illustrated Empire Strikes Back in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Beckett Contest: Star Wars Second Chance Giveaway

By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst This past weekend, Star Wars Celebration VII in Anaheim was a huge hit with dealers, collectors, and Star Wars fan boys and girls. Beckett even got in on the action by giving away a box of Star Wars Rebels and a limited edition Star Wars Funko […]

First Look: 2015 Topps Star Wars Journey To The Force Awakens

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media The recent Star Wars Celebration event in Anaheim gave fans the opportunity to enjoy their favorite film franchise and while the unveiling of the next installment’s latest trailer grabbed its fair share of headlines, there was also some information unveiled about a major set coming from Topps just in […]

Star Wars Celebration Giveaway

By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst This weekend is a celebration. Or, as Yoda would say: “A celebration this weekend is.” As everyone knows by now, Star Wars Celebration is enjoying huge success this weekend. A little bit of everything for the passionate Star Wars aficionado. Celebrities, panels, cosplaying, and more merchandise than […]

Opening Day: Star Wars Celebration 2015

By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst Today, the Force is awakening in Anaheim, California. Star Wars Celebration kicks off today at the Anaheim Convention Center with all the fanfare and hype that you would expect in the Star Wars Universe. Actors, producers, artists, cosplayers, and collectors alike will partake in this glorious […]

Funko Pop readies Star Wars Celebration exclusives

By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst Wookies, droids, stormtroopers and Carrie Fisher. Fans have many things to look forward to at this year’s Star Wars Celebration. However, collectors and dealers attending the event also have plenty of reasons to be excited. For the first time ever, Funko will be offering Pop Vinyls […]

Topps launches Star Wars Card Trader app

Topps’ line of online card/gaming apps now includes a collection from a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.

Box Busters: 2015 Topps Star Wars Rebels

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Chris Olds and Matt Bible as they rip into boxes of 2015 Topps Star Wars Rebels in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Sunday Conversation: Topps’ Jeff Heckman

By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor Jeff Heckman is a manager of marketing and development for Topps Digital, which helps bring all of the company’s offerings to life via Topps.com. He’s also the subject of this week’s Sunday Conversation. — Q: We last caught up with you last summer for the Beckett Sports Card […]

First Look: 2015 Topps Star Wars Chrome Perspectives: Jedi vs. Sith

By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor The next Star Wars release of 2015 arrives in August — and it’s a collection of everything Star Wars so far. It’s 2015 Star Wars Chrome Perspectives: Jedi vs. Sith — a follow-up to the 2014 release that explored the Star Wars canon via Chrome that arrives […]

Topps prepares first Star Wars wall art line

Topps is readying a look at the past of Star Wars with a new line of wall art coming Tuesday only on Topps.com.

Hobby Q&A: Sketch card artist Jason Crosby

Not so long ago, in hay fields a few states away, 38-year-old artist Jason Crosby grew up just like any other Georgia kid.

The Empire Strikes Gold

By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst Papa Jango would be proud. On Wednesday, a Boba Fett action figure brought in a record bid of $27,221. It was one of at least 70 Star Wars action figures that was sold at the Vectis Toy Auction in the UK. This massive collection belonged to Craig […]

EW’s Star Wars scoop comes via Topps card mocks

Millions of people have seen the teaser for the next Star Wars movie coming next year, but there were a lot of details yet to be revealed for the next chapters of the legendary science-fiction franchise.

Box Busters: 2014 James Bond Archives

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Chris Olds and Matt Bible as they rip into a box of 2014 James Bond Archives from Rittenhouse Archives in this latest edition of Box Busters.

First Look: 2015 Star Wars Illustrated Empire

Star Wars collectors will be drawn to this one.

First look: 2014 Topps Star Wars Wacky Packages

Topps is adding a twist to the Star Wars universe.

First look: 2014 Topps Star Wars Chrome Perspectives

Topps’ latest Star Wars set will look at the different sides of the fight for the galaxy – in chrome.

First look: 2013 Star Wars Illustrated: A New Hope

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor In 1981, NPR broadcasted a six-hour Star Wars story “A New Hope” with action, drama and more of a back story for the epic tale. Those Radio Drama stories are now coming to trading cards with original artwork. In November, Topps will release 2013 Stars Wars Illustrated: A […]

Box Busters: 2013 Topps Star Wars Jedi Legacy

Join Beckett Media’s Chris Olds as he rips into a box of 2013 Topps Star Wars Jedi Legacy found at Nick’s Sports Cards in Dallas, Texas, in this latest edition of Box Busters.

First look: 2013 Stars Wars Galactic Files Series 2

The Force seems strong with this one.

Collecting ’42’ via its baseball cards and its stars

Want to collect the upcoming Jackie Robinson film “42” via baseball cards? Start here …

First look: 2013 Topps Stars Wars Jedi Legacy

Star Wars fans looking to own a piece of the iconic story might get the chance.

Topps announces Star Wars printing plate set

Topps is producing a Stars Wars Galactic Files Deluxe Print Plate Box Set.

Ripping Retail: 2012 Topps Star Wars Galactic Files

Join Beckett Media’s Chris Olds as he rips into a pack of 2012 Topps Star Wars Galactic Files in this latest Ripping Retail video.

Harrison Ford autograph highlights Topps’ 2012 Stars Wars Galactic Files

Topps’ Star Wars Galactic Files came out last week and one of the hottest cards is Ford’s signature.

Biggest Stars Wars trading card set … Ever?

Topps is putting together a comprehensive trading card set featuring events from the full saga – all six episodes down to 350 base cards.

Topps adds surprises to upcoming Archives

Topps Archives will arrive on May 23 with many nods to the past on the baseball diamond, but Topps unveiled plans for even more to appear in the product chock-full of designs from the last 60 years of baseball cards.

The Force is strong with this odd MLB-approved piece

What is this weird MLB-approved item? It’s a three-sided statue of Giants closer Brian Wilson frozen in Carbonite on one panel and has Han Solo as immortalized in The Empire Strikes Back on another.