Tag Archives: Yu Darvish

Top 5: Japanese players in MLB history

The final game of the Japan Series is scheduled for Thursday with MLB and Japan splitting the first six games. That got us thinking — who are the top players in MLB today and in MLB history?

First look: 2014 Topps Chrome Update + Megabox

Topps Chrome Update is back — and so is the “holiday megabox.”

Latest Topps wall art line is all Finest 1/1s

Topps’ latest line of MLB wall art might be its finest — and rarest — one yet.

First Look: 2014 Panini Classics baseball cards

After nearly a decade on the bench, Classics is back.

Your Turn: Which Japanese players have made the biggest mark in Major League Baseball?

With the Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka continuing to impress and the Rangers’ Yu Darvish continuing to come so close to throwing major-league no-nos, it seems that Japanese players’ impacts upon MLB might be at an all-time high.

Box Busters: 2013 Topps Update baseball cards

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into a box of 2013 Topps Update baseball cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Ripping Retail: 2013 Topps Qubi baseball stampers

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into a pack of 2013 Topps Qubi collectable stampers in this latest episode of Ripping Retail.

David Ortiz’s Boston Strong moment among 25 Topps Series 2 short-prints

This year’s second installment of Topps baseball cards officially arrives tomorrow with 25 short-printed variations to chase.

Yu Darvish nearly no-nos Houston Astros in near-perfect season debut

Yu Darvish appears on a total of 659 baseball cards valued at $16,977.75 not including rarities.

Early analysis: 2013 Topps Heritage checklist

Here’s a rundown of some basics from the 2013 Topps Heritage checklist, which was released on Tuesday.

Ripping Retail: 2012 Topps Chrome baseball cards

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into some 2012 Topps Chome rack packs (they were on sale) in this latest Ripping Retail video.

First look: 2013 Topps baseball cards (with FINAL checklist)

Topps has released the final checklist for 2013 Topps Series 1. See it here.

Beckett Baseball: Look back at 2012 via our covers

We want you to pick our best Beckett Baseball cover for 2012.

Beckett 20 Questions … on 2012 Topps Five Star

Tell us what you think of 2012 Topps Five Star in the latest Beckett 20 Questions.

Trout, Harper headline Topps Rookie All-Star team

Eleven baseball players have been honored and next year their baseball cards will be enhanced.

Early analysis: 2012 Topps Five Star checklist

We take a look at some of the $500-per-pack product’s final checklists for the base set and autographs.

Mike Trout’s anti-climactic Rookie of the Year win will reaffirm his cardboard surge this summer

Collectors called this one throughout the season as demand for Mike Trout’s cards intensified well before he finished the season as the first rookie in the 30-30 Club.

Box Busters: 2012 Topps Heritage High Numbers

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he opens a set of 2012 Topps Heritage High Numbers cards — an online-only release — in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Panini reveals Fall Expo wrapper redemption plans

Panini America is continuing its popular wrapper redemption program at the 2012 Fall Expo.

Box Busters: 2012 Bowman Chrome

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into a pair of 2012 Bowman Chrome boxes in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Topps releases Heritage High Number checklist

Topps released the final checklist for its much-anticipated 2012 Topps Heritage High Number boxed set on Wednesday, which includes some notable debut cards.

McFarlane Toys readies Yu Darvish debut figure

A McFarlane Toys Collectors Club-exclusive Yu Darvish SportsPicks figure arrives next month.

Box Busters: 2012 Topps Update baseball cards

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into 2012 Topps Update in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Topps’ Heritage Update set to arrive Nov. 6

Pre-ordering for the ShopTopps.com-exclusive 2012 Topps Heritage High Number set has begun today, its originally announced date, but the sets will not begin shipping until Nov. 6, according to the company.

First Look: 2012 Topps Heritage High Number

Topps announced Tuesday that it will release a 100-card 2012 Topps Heritage High Number boxed set exclusively via ShopTopps.com.

Yankees’ Derek Jeter tops MLB jersey sales

In a season with plenty of breakout stars and newcomers, one constant is atop the list of MLB’s best-selling jerseys.

First look: 2013 Topps Heritage baseball cards

Topps revealed on Monday the first looks at cards you might remember from back in 1964 if you’re old enough — the 2013 edition of Topps Heritage.

Ripping Retail: 2012 Topps Chrome baseball cards

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into a 2012 Topps Chrome blaster box in this latest episode of Ripping Retail.

First look: 2012 Panini Prime Cuts

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.

Box Busters: 2012 Finest baseball cards

Join Beckett Baseball’s Brian Fleischer and Chris Olds as they rip into a pair of 2012 Finest baseball card boxes from Topps in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters Preview 2012 Finest + vintage bonus

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into a box of 2012 Finest and some vintage cards, too, in this Box Busters Preview video.

AT THE NATIONAL: Inside a Topps redemption set

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he opens a 2012 Bowman Platinum Blue parallel set that a collector provided.

AT THE NATIONAL: Topps redemptions a hit

The doors couldn’t open soon enough for many collectors heading for the Topps booth at the 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention. They just had to get their hands on some of the wrapper redemptions.

Box Busters: 2012 Bowman Platinum

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into a pair of 2012 Bowman Platinum boxes in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Topps readies Mini promos for NSCC

Topps announced even more that it has planned for the National Sports Collectors Convention set for Aug. 1-5 in Baltimore.