Tag Archives: Topps

Box Busters Retro: 1997 Bowman Chrome baseball

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Reed Kasaoka of BBCexchange.com as they rip into a box of 1997 Bowman Chrome in this latest Box Busters Retro video.

First look: 2015 Topps Update baseball cards

Topps unleashed the first look at 2015 Topps Update on Thursday and one big thing is the first thing that jumps out at one off of the product’s details — the base set will consist of 400 cards, which is the largest checklist for the release in years.

Topps online release gets an update set

Topps revealed the ’52 Tribute Update Series on Thursday, a 20-card addition to the previously released line that revisits the famed 1952 Topps set and is only available online via Topps.com.

Topps Unleashes UFC Knockout Wall Art

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media Collectors of mixed martial arts cards and fans of the sport can now display loyalty to their favorite fighters at home as Topps has issued limited wall art for their 2015 UFC Knockout base set exclusively through their online store. With all 100 cards being faithfully reproduced in a […]

Bat brands get spotlight in 2015 Topps Tier One

One type of game-used bat card in 2015 Topps Tier One, which arrived in hobby shops today, is the Limited Lumber set is a tad different from those typically found in packs. This time, at least on some cards in the set, the center brand of a bat gets the nod as the showcased piece of lumber in the 1/1 creations.

BGS Diary (May): A lone Michael Jordan 10, another Lana, a rare Yankee & one USA Baseball lineup

Here is the batch of cards that I got back from BGS for May — so here is my latest BGS Diary entry.

GTS Helps Group Breaking Go Global

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media GTS Distribution has sent some of the hobby’s most prominent professional breakers to the Asia-Pacific region to help trading card shops build their business through group breaking utilizing some new Topps products that are exclusive to that market. The wholesaler has partnered up with the Ripping Wax team and […]

Box Busters: 2015 Topps Chipz

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

First Look: 2015 Topps UFC Champions

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media Following a first round knockout in 2014, Topps is bringing back their popular UFC Champions brand back once again this fall and there is an excellent chance that this release will make an even greater impact with mixed martial arts fans and collectors. Now loaded up with four autographs […]

Mars Attacks Kickstarter surpasses $100,000 mark

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media When Topps decided to hold a Kickstarter for its Mars Attacks: Occupation release, some collectors may have questioned whether or not the company would be able to reach their goal of raising $50,000 in order to create this product. Those doubts have been quickly erased thanks to support from […]

Beckett 20 Questions on … having fun in the hobby

By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor The sports card world of just 20 years ago was immensely different from today, but one thing is the same for many collectors. They just want to have fun with their hobby … right? Defining “fun” will vary from person to person (see our Your Turn […]

Ichiro Suzuki to make Topps auto debut in Ginter

But there’s one thing that Ichiro Suzuki has never done before — sign a baseball card to be placed into Topps packs.

Box Busters: 2015 Bowman baseball cards

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

First Look: 2015 Topps Heritage Minor League

Baseball card collectors will get another chance to revisit 1966 this year as Topps’ annual retro minor-league set arrives in September.

Getting “Up Close” with 2015 Bowman baseball

Tear into a pack of the recently released 2015 Bowman baseball cards from Topps, and I’ll guarantee you one thing.

1968 Topps test proof display highlights May auction

  Beckett Auctions is pleased to kick-off its May “Hobby Legends” Auction and there are some unique items on the block this month. Lot No. 1 features a key piece from The Benanti Collection, which is a 1968 Topps Test 3-D Framed Proof Sheet (Non-Lenticular color test) that features eight cut signatures, including Roberto Clemente. Also, making a […]

Ripping Retail Retro: 1979 Topps baseball cards

Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds joins Reed Kasaoka of Baseball Card Exchange to open packs of 1979 Topps baseball cards in this Ripping Retail Retro video.

Topps creates Twitter-exclusive Refractor packs

All 150 prospects in the 2015 Bowman product — a crop that includes Kris Bryant and Carlos Rodon — will be found with Blue Refractors that are only available via Twitter giveaways by the @BowmanCards account. Oh, and there’s an autograph — a card limited to only three copies — in every pack, too.

Topps creates oversized Bowman 2015 NFL Draft set

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media In the wake of last week’s excitement about the 2015 NFL Draft, Topps has worked diligently to create a special oversized Bowman set featuring some of the talents that will be hitting the gridiron this fall. Measuring 5-by-7 and made up of 25 young stars that are ready to […]

Will Ferrell autographs coming in Topps Archives

Topps teased on Wednesday that there will be Will Ferrell certified autographs in 2015 Topps Archives when it arrives on June 10.

First Look: 2015 Topps WWE Undisputed

World Wrestling Entertainment cards have officially gone high-end.

First Look: 2015 Topps Five Star baseball cards

A reconfigured look for Five Star means two new things — a lower price and two autographed cards per pack.

First Look: 2015 Topps Triple Threads football cards

One of Topps’ most-popular high-end brands is back for one last run with an NFLPA license.

It only took Marquis Grissom 25 years to sign …

It only took 25 years, but Marquis Grissom has a certified autograph card.

20 Questions on … USA Baseball cards

With the July issue of Beckett Baseball being prepared right now — one focusing heavily on the Red, White and Blue of cardboard — we also figured that now might be a good time for a USA-focused edition of 20 Questions.

First Look: 2015 Topps Valor football cards

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media There are many qualities that make an NFL player a star or legend as their contributions on the field, in the locker room, or to their fans sets them apart from the crowd. Words such as speed, strength, discipline, courage, glory, valor, and heart are used to describe these […]

Box Busters Retro: 2007 Topps Triple Threads

Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Chris Olds joins Reed Kasaoka of Baseball Card Exchange to open a box of 2007 Topps Triple Threads football cards in this latest Retro video.

First Look: 2015 Topps High Tek football cards

The NFL is going High Tek.

Five questions on … Superfractors

With the arrival of 2015 Bowman today, we have a new batch of Supers that the Chromies are chasing — both signed and unsigned. That got us curious about your thoughts on Superfractors — tell us what you think below.

Topps releases Bowman jumbo cards and wall art

Bowman is back — and it’s bigger than ever before.

Topps Creates Oversized Sets For All MLS Teams

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media The 2015 season is in full swing for the stars of Major League Soccer and on the heels of their popular flagship product, Topps has taken those cards and created special oversized team sets. Priced at just $14.99 each, the team sets will include each respective base set card […]

Who will you be chasing on 2015 Bowman autos?

This year’s first Bowman release arrives next Wednesday with the newest crop of Chrome prospect and rookie autographs as well as a strong selection of insert autographs showcasing some of the biggest names in the game.

Gallery: Topps Mars Attacks: Occupation Sketch Cards

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media The Kickstarter for Topps Mars Attacks: Occupation is still a week away, but the company recently shared a large group of images featuring the sketch cards that are slated to be a part of this innovative new crowd-funded release. Drawing from an impressive pool of artists, these one-of-one cardboard […]

Box Busters: 2015 Topps UFC Knockout

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

College student becomes baseball player for day

For the third time in as many years, a collector of baseball cards became a member of a minor league baseball team for a day.