Monthly Archives: August 2010

In the Game celebrates a century of hockey cards

In The Game unveiled its latest forthcoming hockey card set during the weekend, Ultimate Memorabilia Series 10th Edition, which will include a C-56-style base set and redemption cards for original cards from the famed first hockey set.

Panini America Inks T-Wolves' Wesley Johnson to Exclusive Deal

Bright and early Monday morning, Panini America officials tipped off what promises to be a busy week by announcing that they have reached an exclusive trading card agreement with No. 4 overall pick Wesley Johnson.

Tim Tebow Justifies Early Collector Interest in Preseason Debut

OK, so Tim Tebow’s unbelievably ballyhooed NFL debut during the second half of Denver’s preseason opener in Cincinnati on Sunday night wasn’t necessarily Phil Simms in Super Bowl XXI.

Gallery: 2010 Aflac All-American Classic baseball cards

This year’s Aflac All-American High School Baseball Classic is just a few hours away, starting at 5 p.m. at PETCO Park in San Diego, but the annual favorites are already prepped and ready for collectors’ hands.

Aflac baseball card set a quick turnaround for Topps

Hurry up and wait. That’s the name of the game for Topps each year when the company produces its highly sought after Bowman cards featuring players in the Aflac All-American High School Baseball Classic.

Card Gallery: 2010 TRISTAR Obak baseball cards

Literally every card can be a story in Obak, but we figured that a picture’s worth a thousand words — and we also figured that firing up the Google to learn a bit more about the history of the game might not be a bad thing on a Sunday afternoon.

Card gallery: TRISTAR TNA Icons wrestling cards

You’ve probably seen the Box Busters episode, but we wanted to make sure you got a closer, sharper, look at some of the cards to be found in the latest Total Nonstop Action wrestling card set from TRISTAR, 2010 TNA Icons.

First look: 2010 Aflac All-American High School Baseball Classic cards

Beckett Baseball’s Theo Chen will have the latest in the behind-the-scenes action from this year’s Aflac All-American Baseball Classic, which took place in Saturday afternoon in San Diego, here soon.

Ruth family photos hit auction block through Shulte Auctions

A collection of autographed Babe Ruth photos originally owned by his sister and never seen by the public have hit the auction block through

Box Busters: 2010 TNA Icons wrestling cards

Beckett Media’s Chris Olds and Bryan Hornbeck rip into a pair of 2010 TNA Icons wrestling card boxes from TRISTAR in this episode of Box Busters.

EA Sports' Madden 11 Hype Includes Limited-Edition Panini Card

Panini America and EA Sports will begin teaming up next week to generate a little football card awareness among some of the most respected and read sports business and videogame writers in the country. To help celebrate the August 10 release of Madden 11, the latest installment of the most popular videogame franchise in the world, Panini created a limited-edition card inspired by the game’s box art and the man on it – Madden 11 cover boy Drew Brees.

Box Busters: 2010 Obak baseball cards

Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer rip into boxes of 2010 Obak baseball cards from TRISTAR in this latest edition of Box Busters.

First look: 2010 Topps Prime football cards

Topps teased a brand new football card line on Friday one that promises to bring some new touches to NFL fans. It’s name? Topps Prime.

First look: 2010 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects baseball cards

After teasing a few card images on Thursday, Topps released the basic product breakdown for its forthcoming 2010 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects baseball card set on Friday morning.

First look: 2010 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects Stephen Strasburg Autograph

Topps is apparently taking a different approach with what could be the biggest Chrome autograph card in recent years as it teased the card image for Stephen Strasburg’s 2010 Bowman Draft RC on Thursday.

Box Busters: 2010-11 Victory hockey cards

Beckett Media’s Tracy Hackler and Tim Trout rip into a box of 2010-11 Victory hockey cards in this latest episode of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2009-10 O-Pee-Chee Premier hockey cards

Join Beckett Media’s Tracy Hackler and Tim Trout as they rip into a couple of 2009-10 O-Pee-Chee Premier boxes in this latest episode of Box Busters.

First Look: 2010-11 Limited Basketball

Panini America officials on Thursday provided preliminary details and product images for the first high-end hoops product of the 2010-11 season — Limited Basketball.

Box Busters: 2010 Press Pass Elvis Milestones cards

Join Beckett’s Tracy “Hunka Hunka Burnin'” Hackler and Bryan “Hunka Hhunka Burnin'” Hornbeck as they rip into a box of 2010 Elvis Milestones cards from Press Pass in this latest episode of Box Busters.

Recapping the National Sports Collectors Convention in Baltimore

This year’s National Sports Collectors Convention has come and gone but if you missed the show you can get an idea of what went on in Baltimore by checking out a link or two.

Box Busters: 2010 Rookies & Stars football cards

00000Join Beckett Media’s Dan Hitt and Tracy Hackler as they rip into a box of 2010 Rookies & Stars football cards in this latest episode of Box Busters. What will they find inside this box break so loaded with excitement it had to be broken up into two parts. Watch and find out… see Part […]

Topps pulls back curtain on Stephen Strasburg cards to come

Topps’ next baseball card release will be the always highly anticipated Triple Threads set, which will include the first game-used jersey cards of Stephen Strasburg — both standard swatches and patches — as well as on-card autographs of the highly touted Washington Nationals pitcher.

First Impressions: 2010 Rookies & Stars Football

It’s no secret that the Rookies & Stars Football franchise has long been much more about rookies than it has been about stars, at least as it relates to the insert lineup. Longtime brand loyalists can take solace in knowing that the 2010 version — the 13th annual installment of the brand, by the way — follows the same tried-and-true recipe of its predecessors.

Panini America Tabs Peyton Manning as the Face of its NFL Line

Panini America officials on Wednesday morning made it official: Peyton Manning is the new face of the company’s NFL trading card line.

Topps confirms Stephen Strasburg autograph quantity in Tribute

Topps confirmed the quantity of Stephen Strasburg autographs in this year’s Tribute set on Wednesday, announcing that there are, indeed, 500 autographed cards of the Washington Nationals rookie to be found in the high-end product. The number was what Beckett estimated at the time of the product’s arrival.

White Sox 3B Dayan VIciedo is Topps' 8th Finest Rookie Redemption

Topps revealed its eighth 2010 Finest Rookie Redemption card on Wednesday, and it’s Chicago White Sox infielder Dayan Viciedo.

Phillies OF Domonic Brown is the 7th Topps Red Hot Rookie

Topps unveiled the seventh of its 2010 Red Hot Rookies on Wednesday morning and this one’s Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown.

First Look: 2010 Topps UFC Knockout

Two words for those diehard UFC collectors who’ve been patiently waiting for Topps to introduce the category’s first high-end trading card product: “It’s Time!”

At The National: Bustin' Wax — 1980s hockey

Beckett’s Bill Sutherland cracks some 1980s Topps and O-Pee-Chee hockey packs for the chance at some vintage gold at the National Sports Collectors Convention in Baltimore.

Marlins 1B Logan Morrison is sixth Topps Red Hot Rookie

Topps unveiled the sixth of its 2010 Red Hot Rookies on Tuesday morning and this one’s Florida Marlins first baseman Logan Morrison.

"The Decision" means new autograph style for LeBron James, too

LeBron James is intentionally changing the look of his autograph.

At The National: Scenes from the floor

Sights from the floor of the National Sports Collectors Convention in Baltimore

At The National: Collect 'em all!

One collector’s quest started with a pair of Prime swatch cards and then it became something more … an item worthy of display in Panini’s booth at the National Sports Collectors Convention.

At The National: As Cool as Iceman

A limited edition McFarlane Toys figure of San Antonio Spurs icon George “Iceman” Gervin was for sale at this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention in Baltimore.

At The National: A Vintage View

While wandering the floor of the National Sports Collectors Convention it was easy to get overwhelmed by the amount of vintage material on the show floor.