Tag Archives: USA Baseball

Five cards to chase after Max Scherzer’s no-hitter

He was a beanball away from a perfect game, but a no-hitter still might impress.

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.

Win our autographed Kris Bryant baseball bat

Tell us in a comment below who is your favorite USA Baseball card or player.

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

Of the 10 cards listed below, a few are headed to Beckett Grading Services today for his next BGS Diary. Can you predict which ones they will be?

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.

USA Baseball is common thread with emerging stars

Sure, they’re all now MLB rookies in Chicago. They’re all now under lock and key for another season before they can be free agents (thanks, Super Two rule!) and they’re all guys who have been watched closely on cardboard for some time. But that about of time is longer than you might think. Why? USA Baseball cards.

Kris Bryant arrives: 10 baseball cards to consider

Today’s the day — Chicago Cubs prospect Kris Bryant gets the call.

Box Busters: 2015 USA Baseball Stars & Stripes

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into boxes of 2015 USA Baseball Stars & Stripes from Panini America in this latest edition of Box Busters.

BGS Diary: Chasing Amy, metal minis, USA Baseball green and, of course, Crimson Tide

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.

First Look: 2015 USA Baseball Stars & Stripes

The Red, White and Blue are back in packs as a standalone product for just the second time ever.

BGS Diary Predictor (Feb.): What will he submit?

We recently introduced the BGS Diary and it seems like a few of you liked hearing about what — and why — Beckett Baseball Editor Chris Olds submitted what he did for grading.

Top 5: Early Max Scherzer cards to own

By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor | Commentary Baseball’s $210-million man officially has his contract — and his baseball cards remain affordable. Max Scherzer’s deal with the Washington Nationals will last seven years. In seven big-league seasons with the Diamondbacks and Tigers, Scherzer has gone 91-50 with a 3.58 ERA and 1,321 strikeouts in […]

Box Busters & Gallery: 2014 Panini USA Baseball

Join Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds as he rips into a 2014 Panini USA Baseball box set in this edition of Box Busters. What will he find inside? Watch and find out … After the jump, you can see a full gallery of card images — front and back — from the set. It’s literally everything […]

BGS Diary: Vintage, booklets, Dr. Beckett & more

For the last few months, I’ve submitted five cards a month to Beckett Grading Services to finally get some of the cards I like into slabs. Here is the batch of five cards I got back from BGS for November.

Beckett 20 questions on … MLB prospects

The next issue of Beckett Baseball is all about our top prospects for 2015, so this edition of 20 Questions is all about prospects. (Don’t worry if that’s not your thing — we snuck in a few rookie, licensing and Draft questions, too.)

Top 12: Military-themed sports sets to own

If you’re gung-ho to start a military segment of your sports card collection, it won’t be tough as there are many ways you can go about it and many, many options out there for you to explore.

First look: 2014 Panini USA Baseball set

The latest edition of Panini America’s USA Baseball offerings is here and it’s got plenty of the Red, White and Blue.

National Treasures teasers continue from Panini

The National Treasures teases just keep coming — with some big names.

Top Choice: Five Clayton Kershaw cards to own

This month’s Beckett Baseball cover star, Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw, picked up a record three Players Choice awards this week.

Beckett 20 Questions on … rookies and busts

When Johnny Manziel slid all the way to the 22nd pick in this year’s NFL Draft, some collectors had to wonder what was up with their red-hot pre-draft cards of Johnny Football.

Cardinals’ Michael Wacha talks baseball cards — and signing autographs left-handed if he has to

Michael Wacha and Cardinals prospects Oscar Taveras and Kolten Wong were on hand signing for Panini on Tuesday night at the start of its two-week Spring Training Road Trip to acquire the ink of top newcomers and selected MLB veterans for its upcoming products.

Beckett Baseball: The Best of 2013 Awards — Collector’s Choice portion

Vote for the Best of 2013 in baseball cards here.

Beckett Baseball 20 Questions on … prospecting

It’s the dead of winter, but we’re less than a month away from the arrival of the first baseball card set of 2014 — and that also means that the first prospect cards (and spring training) aren’t far behind.

Beckett 20 Questions on … Collecting USA

With all of the collecting potential to be found with the latest arrival sporting the Red, White and Blue on cardboard, we figured it was time for another 20 Questions.

Panini America CEO Mark Warsop looks back on two years of MLBPA-approved baseball cards

“The time really has flown by — they say that tends to happen when you’re having fun. There’s no denying that we’ve had quite an eventful first two years with the MLBPA license.”

St. Louis Cardinals rookie Michael Wacha nearly no-hits Nationals

In just his 15th big-league appearance and ninth start of his career, St. Louis Cardinals rookie right-hander Michael Wacha nearly no-hit the Washington Nationals, losing the no-no to an infield single with two out in the ninth inning Tuesday night in St. Louis.

Digging for diamonds: Scouting top MLB Draft prospects already on USA Baseball cards

Thanks to officially licensed releases from USA Baseball alone, 23 of Baseball America’s Top 100 draft prospects already appear on baseball cards.

Box Busters: 2013 Panini USA Baseball Champions + win our autograph redemption!

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into boxes of 2013 Panini USA Baseball Champions cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Panini’s USA Baseball Champions brings Red, White & Blue to packs — and brings some stars back

The Stars & Stripes Signatures set features autographs from past MLB stars — some who haven’t signed much through the years.

First Look: 2013 Topps Tribute World Baseball Classic Edition (with checklist)

Its baseball cards are going high-end.

First look: 2013 Panini USA Baseball Champions

The Red, White and Blue are coming in pack form — with legends of the past, too.

Panini America signs Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg to exclusive autograph deal

Panini America announced on Tuesday that it has signed Stephen Strasburg to an exclusive autograph deal.

Early analysis: 2012 Prime Cuts baseball checklist

Here’s a notebook-style look at some of what 2012 Prime Cuts includes as it arrives today from Panini America.

Baseball News & Notes: Panini’s first USA set arrives, Black Friday, you can be in Gypsy Queen

Some news nuggets heading into a holiday weekend …

Game-used: You may never know that it’s real

In a collecting world where people often demand that the details of an item are documented heavily, my two jerseys are probably lackluster.