Posted on May 12, 2014 – 12:27 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Basketball, Beckett 20 Questions, Football, Hockey | Bip Roberts, Brady Quinn, Brien Taylor, Classic, Cleveland Browns, college football, Colt McCoy, Draft busts, Eric Lindros, Harold Miner, Jadeveon Clowney, Johnny Manziel, Ken Griffey Jr, Matt Bush, Matt Leinart, Michael Sam, minor league baseball, MLB draft, NFL draft, NXT, Paige, Panini America, Rick Monday, Rookie Cards, rookies, Steve Emtman, Tim Couch, Tim Tebow, Topps, Trevor Gretzky, Upper Deck, USA Baseball, USC | Comments (6)
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.
Posted on March 11, 2014 – 7:54 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | autographs, baseball cards, Cardinals, featured, Michael Wacha, MLBPA, panini, Panini America, St. Louis Cardinals, USA Baseball | Comments (0)
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.
Posted on January 28, 2014 – 6:22 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | Beckett Baseball Awards, Beckett Baseball Best of 2013, Leaf Trading Cards, Onyx, Panini America, Topps, USA Baseball | Comments (13)
Vote for the Best of 2013 in baseball cards here.
Posted on December 31, 2013 – 3:56 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Beckett 20 Questions | autographs, Bowman, Leaf, MLB prospects, Onyx Authenticated, Panini America, prospecting, Topps, USA Baseball | Comments (14)
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.
Posted on November 11, 2013 – 3:18 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Basketball, Beckett 20 Questions, Boxing, Football, Hockey, Multisport, Pro Wrestling, Soccer | Amy Purdy, Broder, Dream Team, Impel, Jim Abbott, Jim McKay, Lindsey Vonn, Lolo Jones, Mark McGwire, Michael Jordan, Muhammad Ali, Olympics, Panini America, Sochi, Topps, Upper Deck, USA Baseball, USA Basketball, USA Football, USA Hockey, USA Soccer, Winter Olympics, WWE | Comments (8)
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.
Posted on October 7, 2013 – 5:58 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | Bad News Bears, Baseball Hall of Fame, Joe Jackson, Josh Hamilton, licensing, Mark Warsop, MLB Properties, MLBPA, Panini America, Panini baseball cards, Pete Rose, Stephen Strasburg, USA Baseball, Vin Scully, Yasiel Puig | Comments (7)
“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.”
Posted on September 24, 2013 – 9:30 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | Michael Wacha, Michael Wacha autograph, Michael Wacha no-hitter, MLB, Panini America, St. Louis Cardinals, Topps, USA Baseball | Comments (0)
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.
Posted on June 4, 2013 – 7:21 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2013 MLB Draft, 2013 MLB Draft autographs, 2013 MLB Draft baseball cards, Austin Meadows, autographs, Bobby Wahl, Cavan Biggio, college baseball, Craig Biggio, D.J. Peterson, Gary Sheffield, Ian Clarkin, Jonathan Crawford, Kris Bryant, Marco Gonzales, Mark Appel, Nick Ciuffo, Panini America, Reese McGuire, Refractors, Ryne Stanek, Texas Longhorns, Topps, Upper Deck, USA Baseball | Comments (3)
Thanks to officially licensed releases from USA Baseball alone, 23 of Baseball America’s Top 100 draft prospects already appear on baseball cards.
Posted on June 3, 2013 – 1:53 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail | 2013 Panini USA Baseball Champions, 2013 Panini USA Baseball Champions checklist, autographs, Mark McGwire, MLB, Panini America, Roger Clemens, USA Baseball | Comments (79)
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.
Posted on May 30, 2013 – 7:56 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2013 Panini USA Baseball Champions, 2013 Panini USA Baseball Champions checklist, Chipper Jones, frank Robinson, Jim Abbott, Joe Girardi, Johnny Damon, Ken Griffey Jr, Mark McGwire, Nomar Garciaparra, Panini America, Roger Clemens, Terry Francona, USA Baseball | Comments (2)
The Stars & Stripes Signatures set features autographs from past MLB stars — some who haven’t signed much through the years.
Posted on March 28, 2013 – 10:32 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2013 Topps Tribute World Baseball Classic Edition, 2013 Topps Tribute World Baseball Classic Edition checklist, Dominican Republic, featured, Japan, Robinson Cano, Topps, USA Baseball, World Baseball Classic | Comments (15)
Its baseball cards are going high-end.
Posted on March 23, 2013 – 12:12 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | autographs, Barry Larkin, Frank Thomas, Jim Abbott, Ken Griffey Jr, USA Baseball, Will Clark | Comments (15)
The Red, White and Blue are coming in pack form — with legends of the past, too.
Posted on March 19, 2013 – 12:08 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | MLBPA, Nationals, Panini America, Stephen Strasburg, Stephen Strasburg Panini, USA Baseball, Washington Nationals | Comments (11)
Panini America announced on Tuesday that it has signed Stephen Strasburg to an exclusive autograph deal.
Posted on November 29, 2012 – 8:00 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2012 Playoff Prime Cuts, 2012 Prime Cuts, autographs, bat barrels, Bryce Harper, Hall of Fame, mike trout, MLBPA, Panini America, USA Baseball | Comments (4)
Here’s a notebook-style look at some of what 2012 Prime Cuts includes as it arrives today from Panini America.
Posted on November 21, 2012 – 12:10 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | black friday, Cavan Biggio, Gypsy Queen, Panini America, Topps, USA Baseball | Comments (3)
Some news nuggets heading into a holiday weekend …
Posted on October 16, 2012 – 4:00 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | featured, game-used memorabilia, Hunt Auctions, New York Yankees, Nick Swisher, Oakland A's, Upper Deck, USA Baseball | Comments (7)
In a collecting world where people often demand that the details of an item are documented heavily, my two jerseys are probably lackluster.
Posted on October 1, 2012 – 11:20 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2012 USA Baseball boxed set, Brett Hambright, Panini America, USA Baseball | Comments (2)
The Stars and Stripes have a new home this year with Panini America and the first widescale release for the stars of the USA Baseball squads is on its way.
Posted on August 26, 2012 – 7:44 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2011 Bowman, 2011 Bowman Chrome, 2012 Bowman, 2012 Finest, 2012 Topps Chrome, Aflac, autographs, Bowman Platinum, Bryce Harper, Bryce Harper autograph, featured, MLB, Topps, Upper Deck, USA Baseball, Washington Nationals | Comments (8)
When collectors find a new Bryce Harper autograph, they’re also finding a perfect example of how a player’s autograph changes over time.
Posted on August 15, 2012 – 4:16 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2011 Prime Cuts, 2012 Prime Cuts, Albert Pujols, baseball, Connie Mack, featured, Jackie Robinson, Lou Gehrig, MLBPA, Panini America, Pete Rose, Rogers Hornsby, Satchel Paige, Ted Williams, Ty Cobb, USA Baseball, Yu Darvish | Comments (8)
Panini America revealed the latest edition of Prime Cuts on Tuesday and the 2012 edition will arrive in October — just six months after the arrival of the 2011 product.
Posted on July 15, 2012 – 12:23 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | Baltimore Orioles, Bowman, Manny Machado, Topps, USA Baseball | Comments (2)
ESPN’s “Mint Condition” recently caught up with Orioles prospect Manny Machado to talk about the hobby.