Monthly Archives: October 2010

Steiner Sports teams up with Madison Square Garden

One of the leaders in sports collectibles is teaming up with the World’s Famous Arena. Madison Square Garden and Steiner Sports Collectibles announced a memorabilia partnership what will feature items from the New York Knicks, Rangers, Liberty and MSG.

ITG President Dr. Brian Price answers a few questions on 10th edition of Ultimate Memorabilia

In The Game president Dr. Brian Price took time to answer a few questions about the upcoming Ultimate Memorabilia 10th Edition.

Box Busters: 2010-11 Certified Hockey

Join Beckett Media’s Chris Olds and Tim “Big Time” Trout as they rip into a box of 2010-11 Certified hockey from Panini America in this latest edition of Box Busters.

First look: 2010 Topps USA Baseball boxed set

Collectors wanting to know more about Topps’ foray into USA Baseball territory got a glimpse of what is in store for this year’s Red, White & Blue USA Baseball boxed set.

Box Busters Preview Gallery: 2010-11 Certified Hockey Platinum Hot Box (updated with video preview)

We busted a box of the not-even-out-yet 2010-11 Certified Hockey from Panini America this morning in preparation for a Box Busters taping this afternoon and what did we find?

Preview Gallery II: More from ITG's Ultimate Memorabilia 10th Edition hockey set

We’ll have more from In The Game about the latest installment of its high-end Ultimate Memorabilia hockey set soon, but until then feast on a few more preview images of the cards that can be found once it arrives.

First look: 2010 Topps Five Star Football (with poll)

Topps released the basic product info and preview information for a new high-end football card line that will arrive in late February, a brand that it is apparently quite confident in.

First look: 2011 Topps Opening Day baseball cards

Topps has teased the release of its 2011 Opening Day set with a selection of images that shows us where the annual retail staple is going this year.

'Once Brothers' brings back memories of a favorite player

On Wednesday night, ESPN premiered its newest 30 for 30 documentary “Once Brothers,” which is a story of NBA stars Drazen Petrovic and Vlade Divac. They grew up together, sharing a dream of playing professional basketball, but were torn apart by political issues from the fall of the Soviet Union.

Ryan Mathews busts boxes of Upper Deck football cards

He’s no Tracy Hackler — whew — but San Diego Chargers rookie running back Ryan Mathews recently ripped a box of 2010 Sweet Spot football cards while visiting with Upper Deck.

Behind the scenes with Tracy Hackler at Panini America (again)

Beckett Media alum Tracy Hackler went poking around the building — again — during his fourth day of work at Panini America … if you can call it work.

Ten NHL rookies to watch in 2010

The NHL kicked off its season last week. There have already been a handful of hockey products to hit the market, but there are still many sets for collectors to put their hands on.

Yes, that's Magic Johnson's autograph on Jordan Swagerty's baseball cards

That’s the easiest way to sum up the unusual error card found in boxes of 2010 Donruss Elite Extra Edition Baseball, which arrived recently with a few unusual autograph cards of former Arizona State standout and St. Louis Cardinals prospect Jordan Swagerty.

Preview gallery: ITG Ultimate Memorabilia 10th Edition Hockey

In The Game’s always-anticipated Ultimate Memorabilia hockey card set will arrive in little less than a month with some of the biggest names in NHL history — and some of the most unique memorabilia cards ever made — in tow.

Preview Gallery: 2010-11 Certified Hockey rookie autographs

Panini America’s NHL debut is coming soon in 2010-11 Certified Hockey and the company already has a surprise in store.

Bobby Cox reaches end of line with few baseball cards

Bobby Cox has managed his final game as his Atlanta Braves lost to the San Francisco Giants on Monday evening, capping a career that was short as a player but 29 seasons long as a successful manager.

First look: 2010-11 O-Pee-Chee Hockey

Upper Deck recently released information on its latest upcoming hockey product, and 2010-11 O-Pee-Chee Hockey is set to arrive in mid-December with a feel and a product that should appeal to oldschool fans as well as set collectors.

Behind the scenes with Tracy Hackler at Panini America

Beckett Media alum Tracy Hackler went poking around the building during his first day of work at Panini America … here’s what he found.

Preview Gallery: 2010 Panini Absolute Memorabilia football cards

You’ve probably seen our Box Busters video, but you haven’t seen anything close to it all from Panini America’s Absolute Memorabilia football, which arrives later this week.

Upcoming Score hockey set includes buybacks from seemingly bygone era

The first of the new Score hockey sets produced by Panini America will arrive in little over a week with something that just might make you remember the hockey cards from another day.

Curtain Call: Tracy Hackler's Beckett farewell

Tracy Hackler first arrived at Beckett Media in 1995 before heading to Donruss a few years ago and coming back to Beckett in 2004. Now, he’s headed to Panini America.

Box Busters: 2010 Panini Absolute Memorabilia football cards

Join Beckett Media’s Tracy Hackler & Dan Hitt as they rip into a pair of not-even-out-yet 2010 Panini Absolute Memorabilia football card boxes in this latest episode of Box Busters.

Topps offers bounty program for 2010 Topps Chrome baseball

Did you buy any 2010 Topps Chrome? If you, you might have some hidden treasure and not even know it yet.

Hobby stories: Game-used jersey authentication an issue

Here’s a look at two stories with hobby-related ties in the mainstream media recently …

Box Busters: 2009-10 The Cup hockey

Join Beckett Media’s Tracy Hackler and Tim Trout as they rip into a pair of 2009-10 The Cup hockey boxes in this latest episode of Box Busters.

First look: 2010 Topps Tribute football cards

One of Topps’ flashiest high-end sets from the early 2000s returned in baseball little over a year ago and now it’s back once again.

Reminder when flipping through a binder: Enjoy ‘em while you can

My player is among just eight who scored 100 career touchdowns on the ground during a career that lasted all of just eight seasons. He played in a Super Bowl, but his career was essentially over after that one appearance in the big game.

T206 Honus Wagner hits eBay

A PSA 1 copy of the famed holy grail of baseball cards, the T206 Honus Wagner, has shown up on eBay.

Phillies' Roy Halladay fires second postseason no-hitter in MLB history

If you had any doubts about 2010 being The Year of the Pitcher, Roy Halladay should have answered them Wednesday evening in Philadelphia.

Randy Moss' return to Vikings simply can't hurt hobby

Some will call it a blockbuster trade, but when it comes to football cards Randy Moss’ return to the Minnesota Vikings — where he’ll be catching passes from future Hall of Famer Brett Favre — it’s much more than that. It’s a home run for the hobby.

Card Gallery: 2010 Donruss Elite Extra Edition autographed inserts

This year’s Donruss Elite Extra Edition baseball card set is set to arrive in shops around the country very, very soon and here are a few more images of cards that will be found in packs.

First Look: ITG Ultimate Memorabilia 10th Edition

In The Game officials on Tuesday pulled the curtain back on the 10th anniversary edition of ITG Ultimate Memorabilia, one of the company’s cornerstone hockey products due out in early November.

Press Pass' Black Box Rocks

For those about to collect, we salute you . . .

Topps confirms UFC Nickname variations

Did you notice something different on some of your 2010 Topps UFC base cards? You might have if you busted plenty of boxes.

Will you beat the odds in 2010 Topps Chrome?

This year’s Topps Chrome baseball set is on its way and one thing looks pretty certain — there are some tougher odds for some Refractors this year.