Beckett Radio

Beckett Radio

Beckett Radio brings you up-to-date information on recently released products and pricing on your Beckett OPG, detailed market reports on athletes, in-depth analysis of fresh products, and exciting interviews from guests around the trading card industry. Some individuals that have graced our show already are Evan Mathis (Pro Bowl NFL Veteran), Mike Berkus (NSCC Director) Ferguson Jenkins (MLB HOF’er), Tracy Hackler (Panini), Thomas Fish (Blowout Cards) Clay Luraschi (Topps), Chris Carlin (Upper Deck),Brian Gray (Leaf Trading Cards), and that is just to name a few. We are the NEW radio leader for all your trading card needs in the industry! Our shows are posted every Thursday at 4pm CT and are available through iTunes via podcasting.

This week's Episode

This week, we have both co-hosts Justin Grunert & Eric Norton as we talk all about the Upper Deck Master Collection product with the enormous amount of redemptions and how you can get your hands on a MJ-signed motorcycle. We also talk a little Super Bowl predictions with Justin as he also gives us insight on pricing values on certain players. Listen in on if you won our giveaway prizes the past few weeks and how to redeem them! Follow us on Twitter for special giveaways, breaking news, and other entertainment >>> If you have any questions or comments, email us at
nice show this week, thanks mark

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Meet Your Hosts

Derek Ficken

Derek has been involved in the hobby ever since going to 7-11 and buying a pack of cards for his payment each time he mowed his parent's lawn. He is originally from Fremont, CA and moved to Dallas, TX in 1998. He still roots for the San Francisco 49ers, even if he catches flack for it at the Beckett office. He is an avid fan of all sports including Soccer and MMA. He previously worked for 100.3 JACK FM in Dallas and hopes to create a new avenue for Beckett Media in the form of radio. He has his own sports-talk radio show online that records every Saturday at

Eric Norton

Eric has been collecting cards since he was seven, buying singles with his allowance from the lone card shop in his hometown of Springtown, TX. Ever since then, he has been hooked on the hobby. He has moved all over the country, but spent the majority of his adult life just outside of Seattle, WA, where he served in the United States Army at Ft. Lewis, WA. After his military career was completed, he began working for the Seattle Mariners selling game used memorabilia where the love of the hobby was reignited. Currently, Eric’s collecting interest revolve around picking up cards he had in his childhood that he let go of at some point, and Seattle Mariners third basemen, Kyle Seager.

Justin Grunert

Justin Grunert has been collecting cards for over 20 years. He got his start in collecting when he was 9 years old and his grandfather took him to a card show. He has been hooked in the hobby ever since. Justin loves watching all sports, espcecially baseball. He was born in small town Wisconsin but has moved all over the country. He has been in Texas for over 17 years and has a wife and 4 dogs. Justin is currently the analyst for Hockey, Racing, Wrestling, and Golf.

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