Tag Archives: Topps

Topps Bunt launches for another virtual season

By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor A new season is here on the field and it’s here on virtual cardboard, too. While this year’s baseball cards on paper arrived a few months ago, this year’s edition of Topps Bunt arrived late last week with a new card design, new inserts and new challenges for […]

Josh Donaldson talks baseball cards on MLB Central

Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds recently caught up with Josh Donaldson during the Panini America Spring Training Road Trip where the subject of his baseball card values came up.

First look: 2015 Topps Supreme baseball cards

September will be a Supreme time of year. Why? Because Topps revealed the next edition of Topps Supreme on Wednesday and the hit-based product’s 2015 edition will arrive in September with potentially more punch than ever in its brief history.

Your Turn: Who will take it all in MLB this year on the field … and on cards?

Tell us in the comments below who you think will win it all — the World Series — and who’ll dominate on cardboard.

Box Busters: 2015 Topps Opening Day baseball

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

Box Busters: 2015 Topps Major League Soccer

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Brian Fleischer and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2015 Topps Major League Soccer in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Beckett 20 Questions on … rookies and prospects

By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor As we all eagerly await the arrival of baseball’s Next Big Thing, Kris Bryant, we figured now is the time to look at the hot rookies and prospects of the last few years — and maybe a few even older than that. It’s a chance to put the […]

Mars Attacks: Occupation Sketch Cards Revealed

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media The next chapter for one of the most iconic non-sports trading card brands will begin next month with the release of the Kickstarter-exclusive Mars Attacks: Occupation product and Topps has revealed some key details about the hotly-anticipated sketch cards that collectors will be chasing. Seeded once per box on […]

BGS Diary Predictor (April): What will Olds submit?

Can you predict which cards Beckett Baseball Editor Chris Olds will get graded this month?

First Look: 2015 Topps Apex Soccer

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media Topps is looking to take its Major League Soccer products to a new level this year and with the release of 2015 Topps Apex Soccer, their first high-end venture into the world’s most popular sport. Scheduled for an August release, collectors will find many of the biggest MLS names […]

Topps Releases First David Villa MLS Autographs

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media David Villa is regarded as one of the world’s greatest soccer stars and his first autograph cards in a New York City FC uniform have been coming out of packs of the recently-released 2015 Topps MLS product. Now in his first year with the expansion club, Villa’s international and […]

Box Busters: 2014 Topps Supreme football cards

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

Hardcourt Heroes of the Week: Stephen Curry, Nikola Mirotic, & Blake Griffin

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 Stephen Curry – PG, Golden State […]

Sunday Conversation: Philadelphia Eagles Guard Evan Mathis

By Derek Ficken | Beckett Radio Host The Philadelphia Eagles have been in the news recently for all of their Free Agent signings, but I was able to catch up with Offensive Guard and two time Pro Bowl-er Evan Mathis. Evan is an avid collector of all sports, vintage and modern, and we sat down […]

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.