Tag Archives: Topps

2015 Topps Inception Football Rookie Autograph variations? Yes, there are.

By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor Inception is still a relatively new brand for Topps. For football, it has been rookie autograph-focused. And while that’s still the case with 2015 Topps Inception Football, some unannounced Rookie Autograph variations add a new spin, albeit one that’s familiar with a lot of other brands.

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) […]

Topps offers a behind-the-scenes look at process of making our trading cards

Ever wondered the steps that go into making trading cards? Topps offers a glimpse …

1991 Topps Toxic High School — a cheap and overlooked set worthy of your attention

By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor Card collecting is often portrayed as a wholesome activity. You know the image — young kid sitting on his bed shuffling through a stack of his heroes. “Got it, got it, got it, need it,” is his mantra. But if you look back on the history of the hobby, […]

Topps adds another variable to wall art … autographs

A dozen new pieces with six new signers are now available on wall art found only on Topps.com with a selection of rookies and legends all found on 10-by-14 pieces in the style of past Bowman and Museum Collection cards.

Carlos Correa and Joey Gallo among the 2015 Topps Chrome Baseball rookie short prints

By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor Topps has confirmed that five key rookies were last-minute additions to 2015 Topps Chrome Baseball. And all five are short prints. When the product was first announced, the base set was advertised as having 200 cards. However, when the final checklist was released, it reached 205 cards with the […]

Ripping Retail: 2015 Topps Chrome WWE

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Chris Olds as he rips into a pair of 2015 Topps WWE Chrome blaster boxes in this latest Ripping Retail video.

Ripping Retail Retro: 1991 Topps baseball cards

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into a box of 1991 Topps in this latest Ripping Retail Retro video.

2015 Topps UFC Chronicles Trading Cards Info

By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor 2015 Topps UFC Chronicles is a new brand that charts both the past and the present of the leading company in MMA. To do it justice, it has the biggest base set for the Topps UFC set and the packs to match. Done in a jumbo pack format, each […]

First look: 2016 Topps MLB Sticker Collection

Topps’ latest reveal for a 2016 baseball product is one that’s clearly aimed at kids — with the hopes that the collecting bug will stick.

Signature City: Brock Lesnar gets his first WWE autograph card

By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor Brock Lesnar has been one of the most intimidating athletes in sports (and sports entertainment) for more than a decade. And while collectors have been able to snag his signature on cardboard for years, it has been limited to MMA cards stemming from his time in UFC. For wrestling […]

2015 Topps Football cards info and checklist

By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor 2015 Topps Football marks the 60th anniversary of the company breaking into the sport with 1955 Topps All-American. You know they’re not going to let a milestone like that slip by. And it doesn’t. The 60th anniversary theme weaves throughout all reaches of the product including the base set, […]

2016 Topps baseball design revealed — and it’s not like you might expect

This marks the first time that a flagship Topps baseball set has been without borders. Plenty of other brands have taken this approach in the past, but never in the main set.

2015 Topps Fire football card details

2015 Topps Fire Football brings back the bold designs created by Tyson Beck. Hobby boxes have a pair of autographs or autographed relics.

Still Burning — Topps Fire football returns in 2015

By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor Following one of the most distinct debuts of 2014, the Topps Fire flame continues to burn. Both Topps and digital artist Tyson Beck confirmed via Twitter that 2015 Topps Fire Football is on the way.

2015 Topps Allen & Ginter National Die-Cut checklist

By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor One of the most popular exclusives at this year’s National were the 2015 Topps Allen & Ginter National Die-Cuts. Given to collectors who brought a sealed box of 2015 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball to the company’s booth, the cards have the basic design elements with the addition of […]

Ripping Retail Retro: 1993 Topps Series 1 baseball

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into a box of 1993 Topps Series 1 — home of the Derek Jeter Rookie Card — in this latest Ripping Retail Retro video.

Beckett 20 Questions on … vintage baseball cards

By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor Here is our latest batch of 20 Questions … all about vintage baseball cards. — — —

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

2015 Topps Star Wars: The Force Awakens Series 1 trading cards are the first to focus exclusively on the new film with characters getting the spotlight.

Topps adds new MLB rookies to wall art line

Topps added seven new MLB rookies to its 2015 MLB Call-ups wall art line on Wednesday, a brand of 10- by 14-inch prints of their debut Bowman cards printed on quarter-inch acrylic for an added three-dimensional effect when placed onto a wall.

2015 Topps Museum Collection Football Card Details

2015 Topps Museum Collection Football keeps the same premium configuration as past years and products. Each pack has either an autographs or memorabilia card.

2015 Topps Doctor Who Trading Card Details

By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor Topps initially announced a comprehensive Doctor Who set more than a year ago. Following multiple delays, it’s back on track. 2015 Topps Doctor Who trading cards delve deep into the show’s history, both the original series and the popular reboot. A big base set, plenty of autographs and other […]

Box Busters: 2015 Topps Allen & Ginter baseball

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

Topps releases remaining NSCC sets online

  By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor If you missed the show of all shows, Topps has two show-only releases that you can still get — at least for a limited time. Three limited sets of 5-by-7 baseball cards — one featuring notable Chicago icons and the other featuring game’s biggest young stars on High […]

First look: 2015 Topps Vault Originals

An upcoming Topps baseball card set will go big while focusing on photography from the past.

Promotions To Keep Collectors Busy At The National

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media The 36th National Sports Collectors Convention opens today in Chicago and hobbyists from all over the world are about to convene on the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. Whether they are breaking boxes or hunting for a great item for their personal collections, there are plenty of opportunities to […]

Dare to Tear: Ripping a 2015 Topps Allen & Ginter Double Rip Card

Would you dare to tear? Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds rips his 2015 Topps Allen & Ginter Double Rip Card in this tear-worthy Box Busters video.

Your Turn: Who’s your favorite Hall of Famer?

Who’s your favorite Hall of Famer?

To rip or not to rip … that is the Ginter question

Do you rip it? Do you dare to tear?

Beckett Radio previews the National convention

By Derek Ficken | Beckett Radio Host For the past month, Beckett Radio has previewed the National Sports Collectors Convention, which starts Wednesday in Chicago. Host Derek Ficken has interviewed numerous card companies, distributors and even the man behind the Convention, Mike Berkus. If you are planning to go to the National, or you just would like […]

Topps reveals Ginter buyback auto list

This year’s edition of Topps’ popular Allen & Ginter line is the 10th version of the retro-styled brand and one of the inclusions in this year’s product that makes it stand out is something we’ve seen before.

Ripping Retail: 2015 Topps Allen & Ginter baseball

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into a blaster box of 2015 Topps Allen & Ginter in this latest episode of Ripping Retail.

Topps Vault adds signed memorabilia to lineup

For more than a decade, the Topps Vault program has helped get behind-the-scenes collectibles from the making of our collectibles into collectors’ hands.

Kris Bryant signs with Fanatics Authentic

MLB’s biggest rookie has a new home.

BGS Diary (July): Digging vintage, Kris Bryant, ‘Eight Men Out,’ minis and The Dude

By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor | Commentary 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. Here […]