Tag Archives: Topps

Topps Addresses Tribute Auto Issues

Collectors who are unhappy with scratched or bubbled autographs found in packs of 2015 Topps Tribute baseball cards when it arrived in hobby shops on Wednesday may have a solution to their newly purchased problem.

Hobby Q&A: Mars Attacks Occupation

 By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst Ack ack ack, ack ack! Mars Attacks has been one of the most iconic non-sports card sets over the last 50-plus years. From the original set in 1962 to the most recent iteration, 2013 Mars Attacks: Invasion, it has gained a cult following that so few […]

Topps revives Bowman’s Best and plans changes to Heritage High Number, release schedule

Topps will be shaking up its prospecting lines later this year and bringing a non-prospecting brand back into packs, the company announced Tuesday.

Topps announces ‘test run’ Translucent Football

Topps is releasing Topps Translucent Football – a limited “test-run product” at the end of March exclusively on Topps.com. The cards will be designed on thick, clear acetate stock. All autographs are on-card and there are two autographed cards in every pack. There is a Sepia parallel numbered to 5. The product promises to include […]

Derek Jeter is focus of Topps’ first Cardboard Icon series release

The Captain is the first Icon.

BGS Diary: WWE Divas Paige & Lana, Harmon Killebrew, Sandy Koufax and Sy Berger, too

For the last few months, I’ve submitted a few cards a month to Beckett Grading Services to finally get some of the cards I like into slabs. Selecting which cards to submit has been easier said than done — and the results can be interesting, too.

Box Busters: 2015 Topps Heritage baseball

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into a box of 2015 Topps Heritage in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2015 Topps MLB stickers

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into boxes of 2015 Topps MLB stickers in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2014 Topps Museum Collection

Join Beckett Football’s Justin Grunert and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2014 Topps Museum Collection in this latest edition of Box Busters.

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.

Past, present and future collide in 1971 homage

It’s the Past, Present & Future Collection which was released on Thursday only on Topps.com — the latest line of wall art and oversized cards from the company.

Beckett TBT: Dinosaurs Attack!

By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst | Commentary It is considered to be one of the most controversial non-sports sets of all-time. In 1988, Topps decided to capitalize on Mars Attacks‘ wave of popularity and produced a prehistoric homage of sorts called Dinosaurs Attack! The basic premise of the series is a […]

Now is the time for Will Ferrell baseball cards

It’s natural to think that official MLB cardboard appearances — ideally for all 10 teams — could be a distinct possibility after WIll Ferrell becomes a big-leaguer tomorrow.

First Look: 2015 Wacky Packages

By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst This summer, things will once again get a little wacky. Topps announced last week the release of 2015 Wacky Packages. This is by far the longest-running parody series in non-sports with the first release coming in 1967. Even though releases had thinned out in some decades more than […]

Spring training is focus in Topps Bunt sets

Spring training means new faces in new places, new players hoping to make a mark and new cardboard.

Topps gives 30 top NFL rookies jumbo treatment

Topps revealed the 2014 Topps Top Rookies — an oversized Topps.com exclusive set that highlights the top newcomers of the past year.

Hardcourt Heroes of the Week: Marcus Smart, Mo Williams, Rudy Gay

Each week, we will take a look inside the NBA and will give you the top three players of the week and provide a rundown on why collectors should take notice. Please feel free to leave your comments for a healthy debate. By Derek Ficken | Beckett Basketball Analyst Marcus Smart – PG – Boston […]

Topps Heritage hooked me in its first week

Heritage isn’t the rarest brand with the most hits per box or case. It’s simply one that’s collected — and that’s apparent with the product’s rarer inclusions that get chased and paid for quite well.

Your Turn: Are you a fan of stamped buybacks?

Are you a fan of stamped buybacks? Why or why not?

Sunday Conversation: Industry Summit’s Kevin Isaacson

(Isaacson pictured left with Dr. Jim Beckett, Industry Summit 2001) By Derek Ficken | Beckett Radio Host Kevin Isaacson, the man behind the Industry Summit, joins us for this week’s Sunday Conversation. He sits down to talk all about the Industry Summit and what we should expect this year. — Q: Why should shop owners […]

Heritage gets jumbo treatment as Topps wall art

One day after its release, 2015 Topps Heritage is going big-time.

20 Questions on … Topps Heritage baseball cards

The annual trip down Memory Lane to the past is here with the arrival of this year’s Topps Heritage and we’ve seen plenty of reactions to some of the surprises found inside.

Box Busters Preview: 2015 Topps Heritage + links

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into two boxes of 2015 Topps Heritage in this Box Busters Preview video.

Topps puts bubble gum back in packs … sort of

  By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor Collectors ripping into packs of 2015 Topps Heritage today will have a chance to find something they haven’t found in packs of baseball cards in some time. Bubble gum. Well, sort of. Topps has created “gum damage” versions of cards in the set where an area of white […]

Top 5: Cards of WWE Diva Paige

By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst | Commentary When it comes to this year’s wrestling cards, this is her house. The night after WrestleMania 30 last year, Paige made her WWE debut by winning the Divas Championship from AJ Lee on Raw. Ever since, she has ridden a wave of massive popularity […]

Box Busters: 2014 Topps Mini Chrome football

Join Beckett Football’s Chris Olds and Dan Hitt as they rip into boxes of 2014 Topps Mini Chrome in this latest edition of Box Busters.

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.

Box Busters: 2015 Topps WWE + win our kiss card

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

30 days, 30 teams, 30 contests … start here

The start of a new baseball season is not far away and we wanted to add some march madness of the MLB variety to collectors’ routines leading up to the new season.

Visual Guide: 2015 Topps Heritage variations (updated)

This year’s Topps Heritage officially arrives on Wednesday with three types of variations for collectors to chase — throwback uniforms, action images and color swaps.

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 […]

Legends, Divas power interest in 2015 Topps WWE

By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor | Commentary Some of the newest names in professional wrestling as well as some of the oldest ones are capturing the attention of collectors who have ripped into packs of 2015 Topps WWE, which arrived last week. More than 65 eBay auctions have ended with final […]

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 […]

First Look: 2015 Topps Heritage checklist

By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor | Commentary The checklist for this year’s Topps Heritage baseball card set is here from Topps and the trip down memory lane will include some surprises as we revisit 1966 in the packs of today. Among them? Cut autographs of Dick Clark, Fats Domino and Red Skelton alongside […]

What errors might be in 2015 Topps Heritage? (Update: Confirmed SPs now listed)

There are just 10 cards in the original 1966 set that have an uncorrected error, or UER. Only a single card — No. 101, a checklist — had a variation after an error was corrected.