Monthly Archives: October 2011

Prized Pulls: Share & Comment to win

00000 Want a shot at one piece of hobby sweetness seen here? No problem. In no particular order, complete the following steps for a chance to win … Find the link to this news item on the Beckett Media Facebook page and “Share” it. Comment here, on the news item itself with your name, […]

Box Busters: 2011 Topps Update baseball cards

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into a box of 2011 Topps Update baseball cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2011 Topps Prime football cards

Join Beckett Football’s Dan Hitt and Andrew Tolentino as they rip into a pair of 2011 Topps Prime boxes in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Topps adds Eric Hosmer, Dustin Ackley autographs to 2011 Bowman Chrome (with full checklist)

While Matt Moore was a previously announced addition, Topps confirmed on Tuesday that he’s not the only big-name rookie who will appear on autographed cards in the forthcoming 2011 Bowman Chrome baseball card set.

Box Busters: 2011 Topps Triple Threads baseball cards

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into a pair of 2011 Topps Triple Threads boxes in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2011 ITG Canada vs. The World

Join Beckett Hockey’s Andrew Tolentino and Tim Trout as they rip into a pair of the latest boxes from In The Game in this latest edition of Box Busters.

8D Network readies first sports memorabilia auction

the 8D Network is a way for athletes to have their causes be found and a portal to help bring the casual fans into the sports memorabilia world while bringing the memorabilia collectors in as well all in once place. If needed, it also offers support for those groups to have websites built.

Next Topps UFC product includes fistographs & more

Collectors often say they want more in a product and in the forthcoming 2012 Topps UFC Knockout they’re going to get just that via the Fistograph.

Leaf Metal Ichiro patch autos coming soon

Leaf’s debut baseball set, 2011 Leaf Metal Draft, is scheduled to arrive this week and it’s going to have redemptions.

Dick Perez takes his Immortals digital

Some of the baseball card world’s most memorable paintings — and hundreds more — are now available at your fingertips as Dick Perez has taken his Immortals book digital.

Monday morning collector: NFL Week 5

00000 By Dan Hitt | Sports Data Publishing Manager Every Monday morning throughout the NFL season, we’ll select our rookie, veteran and breakout players of the week and provide a run down on why collectors should take notice. Victor Cruz, Alex Smith and Andy Dalton round out  our selections for NFL Week 5. Here’s why […]

Al Davis’ legacy not reflected on many cards

Al Davis, the controversial owner of the Oakland Raiders and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, died on Saturday. He was 82.

Weekly Highlights (Oct. 3 – Oct. 7)

00000 This week in sensational SuperCollectors Find yourself on Facebook: The Beckett Media SuperCollector gallery Eric Juhl’s collecting dreams have come true, and so can yours This week in college football rivalries Upper Deck prevents paper-cut massacre by not yet releasing Texas, OU card sets Beckett Football‘s Andrew Tolentino puts forth a friendly challenge for […]

YouTube lip syncher makes mark with MLB teams

Keenan Cahill’s tale is a feel-good kind of story that has touched on the world of Major League Baseball, too. Watch the clip above for a rather surreal performance from Cahill and a certain eccentric member of the San Francisco Giants, a clip that’s been viewed more than 2.5 million times.

Upper Deck heightens Texas-OU rivalry on cardboard

00000 By Andrew Tolentino | Football Editor | Commentary On the eve of this year’s Red River Rivalry, Upper Deck unveiled even more images from its cardboard tributes to both universities. The image update specifically showcases more Monumental Moments cards from respective base sets. Having personally witnessed the glorious and sometimes gruesome intensity of this […]

Beckett Baseball Teaser: Panini roundtable discussion

There’s one question on many collectors’ minds that will likely be answered with their first glance at a baseball card from one of Panini America’s upcoming releases. How will they do it?

Allen & Ginter goes glossy for limited factory set

One of the most popular tobacco-styled baseball card lines from Topps will be getting an upgrade very soon, the company announced Thursday, as it will be releasing a limited-edition glossy factory set of 2011 Topps Allen & Ginter baseball cards found only at the company’s store.

Facebook contest alert: Cam-ment to win

Give us your opinion of Cam Newton on Facebook for a chance to win one of his memorabilia cards from 2011 Donruss Elite Football.

Panini’s 2011 Rookie Ticket Teaser

Panini provides an early look at the Rookie Tickets from 2011 Playoff Contenders Football.

There’s plenty of interest in Steve Jobs’ autograph

Demand for Steve Jobs’ autograph has been strong through the years and it will, naturally, be even stronger now.

First look: 2011-12 Limited Hockey

Panini announces Dec. 14 as the release date for 2011-12 Limited Hockey.

Readers Write: SuperCollector submission pays off

It pays to submit your info to us as a SuperCollector … how can you be one? Follow the instructions found here. Do you have a question about the hobby? Send an email to …

First look: 2011 SP Game-Used Soccer

00000 By Andrew Tolentino | BSCM Editor Upper Deck is taking its familiar SP Game-Used brand name to a different kind of football next month. Yesterday the company leaked a few images and product information about its 2011 SP Game-Used Soccer line, which is scheduled for a November arrival. This comes as big news for […]

Derek Jeter’s 3,000th hit gets first highlight card

Seeing the DJ3K highlight card got me wondering whether baseball card sets need to include more of these season-specific cards in them — and I want to know what you think, too. Take the poll after the jump.

First Look: 2011 Donruss Rated Rookies Boxed Set

A sneak peek at Panini’s 2011 Donruss Rated Rookies Boxed Set

Box Busters: Eureka & Warehouse 13 Premium Packs

Join Beckett Media’s Chris Olds and Bryan Hornbeck as they rip into a pair of Premium Packs for a pair of Rittenhouse Archives products — Eureka and Warehouse 13 — in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2011-12 Artifacts Hockey Cards

Join Beckett Hockey’s Tim Trout and Andrew Tolentino as they rip into a box of 2011-12 Artifacts hockey cards.

Love or Loathe: Oddball Triple Threads cards

If there’s one thing that can get some collectors wound up, it’s perhaps something meant to be fun — something distinctly out of the ordinary — that’s inserted into packs of sports cards as bonuses as a bit of a joke.

Early look at Upper Deck 2011-12 NHL SP Game-Used

00000 By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor With a new base card design, Upper Deck has released preliminary images for 2011-12 NHL SP Game-Used, which is due out in January. With just three packs per hobby box, each pack is expected to yield an autograph or memorabilia card on average. The set seems to be […]

Old is new again with Lionel’s NASCAR Classics line

Some classic names and race cars from yesteryear are brand new once again as Lionel NASCAR Collectables has unveiled its second offering of NASCAR Classics diecasts.

Box Busters Preview Gallery: 2011-12 Artifacts

Beckett presents a Box Busters Preview gallery for 2011-12 Artifacts Hockey.

This Roy Rodgers card remains my favorite mystery

A year or so before I attended the University of Alabama, there was one Crimson Tide card in my collection that stood out from the others because it was, well, a little bit different.

Monday Morning Collector: NFL Week 4

Beckett Media’s Dan Hitt offers his take on hot players from NFL Week 4.

Matt Moore’s first Topps autographs are coming soon

That news prompted one simple announcement from Topps on Monday — that more Matt Moore cards are coming soon.

Your Turn: Beckett Baseball – Can casual sell cardboard? (take our poll after the jump)

With Panini America recently gaining a group license from the MLB Players Association to start producing baseball cards this year, the company is in a unique position — its challenge is to produce cards of MLB players while not showing them in their MLB uniforms.