Tag Archives: WWE

First look: 2013 Topps Best of WWE wrestling cards

Topps’ next World Wrestling Entertainment card set will be upping the ante while recapping the best of the year.

Box Busters: An educational(?) autograph mailday

Join Beckett Media’s Chris Olds as he checks out what he got in the mail from GibraltarTrade.com/store while exploring a perhaps-overlooked area of autograph collecting — buying via show promoters online.

Beckett 20 Questions on … sports families

Explore the family ties that go along with sports and collecting and take a look at some of the notable fathers, sons, mothers and daughters who share cardboard with us all.

WrestleMania 29 rundown: Predicting every match with a little help from their cardboard

There’s only one wrestling card that matters Sunday — who’s facing who at WrestleMania — but we’ve taken a look at the competitors’ cardboard stats on Beckett.com to give you a tale of the tape for each match.

Can you smell what Funko Pop! is cooking?

Lynnwood, Wash.-based Funko is readying its second offering of Pop! Sports vinyl toys coming in late summer — and it’s adding to a massive list of options for fans of movies, TV and pop culture.

Ripping Retail: 2013 Topps WWE wrestling cards

Join Beckett Media’s Chris Olds as he rips into some 2013 Topps WWE packs in this latest episode of Ripping Retail.

Ripping Retail: A 20-pack pro wrestling repack box

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Chris Olds as he rips into a 20-pack repack of nothing but pro wrestling cards in this latest Ripping Retail.

Beckett 20 Questions on … the ‘other’ sports

In the next issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly, we’ll take a look at those sports that don’t normally get as much attention — racing, MMA, soccer, boxing, Olympic sports, wrestling, tennis, rodeo and more.

Ripping Retail: 2012 Topps Heritage WWE cards

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Chris Olds as he rips into some 2012 Topps Heritage WWE packs in this latest edition of Ripping Retail.

First look: 2013 Topps WWE wrestling cards

The march to WrestleMania XXIX on April 7 will include cards.

A toy-aisle trip down Memory Lane for me … and maybe a money-maker for you?

Imagine my amusement when, during a post-work toy store run Thursday, I saw a new, similarly odd kind of new toy … one that reminded me of an old favorite and one that turns out to be in pretty high demand.

WWE legend Jerry Lawler collapses during show

Memphis wrestling legend Jerry “The King” Lawler, a WWE Hall of Famer and announcer during Raw telecasts since the late-1990s collapsed at ringside Monday night during the live broadcast in Montreal.

FIRST LOOK: 2012 Topps Heritage WWE

After a four-year rest, the Topps Heritage WWE line is back for another run at the world championship.

The Fleer Jericho mystery: A bad cut? A prank?

Sometimes, memorabilia cards can go wrong — and this Chris Jericho card from Fleer shows a potential example of how that can happen.

First Look: 2012 TRISTAR TNA TENacious

TRISTAR’s newest TNA IMPACT Wrestling card set will make its debut on Aug. 1 at the National Sports Collectors Convention.

First look: 2012 Topps WWE

Topps is back in the wresting ring again.

WWE legend Chief Jay Strongbow dies at 83

WWE Hall of Famer Chief Jay Strongbow, a colorful and decorated performer during his nearly 50-year-career in professional wrestling died on Tuesday. He was 83.

Other options for doggone 2012 Allen & Ginter

Topps may have left some collectors howling on Wednesday when it teased one of the insert sets in its soon-to-be-announced 2012 Topps Allen & Ginter baseball card set.

Ripping Retail: 2011 Topps WWE Classic

Join Chris Olds as he rips into 10 retail packs of the newest wrestling card set from Topps, 2011 WWE Classic, in this latest installment of ripping retail.

Olds’ Hobby Mailday: Sept. 30 edition

Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds breaks down a mailday of purchases made over the last few months on Checkoutmycards.com.

Box Busters: 2011 ITG Canadiana

Join Beckett Media’s Chris Olds and Bryan Hornbeck as they rip into a box of 2011 ITG Canadiana cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Weekly Highlights (Aug. 22 – Aug. 26)

Beckett.com’s weekly highlights for Aug. 22 – Aug. 26.

TRISTAR bringing “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair, other TNA stars, to The National

The Naitchonal, err National, Sports Collectors Convention got a little bit cooler following the announcement that TRISTAR will be bringing “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair to the show next month in Chicago as an autograph guest along with three other stars from TNA Wrestling.

First look: 2011 TRISTAR TNA Signature Impact wrestling

Signature Impact will be the rarest TRISTAR wrestling product ever released as there will be a mere 90 24-box cases made with each 20-pack hobby box packing three autograph cards, one memorabilia card, two parallels and one short-printed card of Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair or Sting.

Chris Olds’ Collecting Mailday — June 23

Just what does Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds collect? A bit of everything … here’s a box of a few months’ of purchases off of Checkoutmycards.com ….

First look: 2011 Topps WWE trading cards

The 2011 Topps WWE set will include Sin Cara and plenty more inside when it arrives in early September packing an autograph and an event-used Relic card into every 24-pack hobby box.

Undertaker headlines this year’s WrestleMania autograph plaque lineup from WWE

WrestleMania’s arrival on DVD also marks the arrival of autographed Mania-used memorabilia plaques — aka one of those rare chances to own an autograph from the man who has never lost in 19 matches at the WWE’s premiere event.

Randy “Macho Man” Savage dies at age 58

Randy “Macho Man” Savage appears on 103 different cards as a wrestler. He has two certified autographs — a 1994 Action Packed autographed promo card limited to just 500 copies and a card in the 1999Topps WCW/nWo wrestling set, which typically sells for $150 or less.

Pro wrestling legend Mick Foley auctions off his card collection, notable memorabilia for RAIN

These days, outside the wrestling ring, Mick Foley is anything but violent. In fact, you could use the word “charitable” to sum up his latest efforts to raise money for victims of sexual abuse.

IRS & you: Can you afford the taxman’s trading cards?

Today’s normally the day one might take a hit from The Taxman, but if you’re a long-time collector of pro wrestling cards then you might be familiar with another guy who probably gets a kick out of April 15 each and every year.

Who’s on your Allen & Ginter autograph dream team?

One spring ritual for baseball card collectors is wishing for a certain baseball player or non-athlete to appear on a Topps Allen & Ginter autograph card — here are my Top Five.

Inside a mighty mailday … at least for me

Visit any sports card and collectibles forum and you’ll likely see one of these types of posts — a recap of what arrived into a collector’s possession that’s one part “Check This Out!” and one part bragging. It’s one part a reflection of a hobby and, perhaps, a reflection of the madness that is what we do as collectors. It’s the mailday report.

First look: 2011 Topps WWE Champions cards

Topps is ready to get in the ring once again as it unveiled it’s latest World Wrestling Entertainment card set on Wednesday morning.

Finally, The Rock has come back to the WWE

The Rock presently appears on 254 cards in the Beckett.com database — just one of them a certified autograph as a wrestler.

The 10 greatest pro wrestling cards

On Sunday, the traveling caravan known as World Wrestling Entertainment makes its biggest stop of the year in Houston for WrestleMania 25, so we figured now’s the time to examine 10 classic cards that should be in any serious wrestling collection.