Monthly Archives: May 2012

BGS-graded Michael Jordan tops $41,000 at auction

A BGS 9.5 copy of Michael Jordan’s 1997-98 Metal Universe Precious Metals Gems Red went for $41,825 through Heritage Auctions.

Brian Wilson (and beard) coming from McFarlane

The Beard, The Angel and a Prince are coming to a toy aisle near you.

Box Busters: 2011 Limited Baseball

Join Beckett Media’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into a pair of 2011 Limited baseball boxes from Panini America in this latest edition of Box Busters.

MLB pitcher Brad Ziegler rips a case of Prime Cuts

Brad Ziegler is a pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks … and he’s also a collector.

Panini America teams up with Dallas Mavericks

Panini America, the NBA’s lone licensee of basketball cards, is teaming up with the reigning league champion Dallas Mavericks for a game-used memorabilia and marketing deal.

Topps offers extra autos in new Olympic product

If you’re interested in going for the gold autographs in Topps’ new Olympic card set, then the company did you one better.

Six players to watch in NBA Playoffs

The NBA Playoffs have a way of bringing out some unlikely stars, reminding fans of aging ones or getting recognition to those who have deserved it.

Angels ace Jered Weaver no-hits Minnesota

Who cares if Albert Pujols doesn’t have a home run if Los Angeles Angels ace Jered Weaver holds the opposing team hitless?

Massive graded Michael Jordan card stash hits auction block via Heritage

A massive haul of professionally graded Michael Jordan rarities and high-condition cards could heat things up on the auction block through Heritage Auctions with the final buzzer set to sound on Friday here in Dallas.

Your Turn (Beckett Baseball issue No. 76): Who has impressed you in 2012?

From Ryan Braun to Matt Kemp, Yu Darvish and the arrival of Bryce Harper, there’s been plenty to talk about with the beginning of the 2012 MLB season.

Chargers great Junior Seau dead at age 43

Junior Seau, a bruising linebacker for the San Diego Chargers, was found dead in his Oceanside, Calif, home on Wednesday, according to a report by He was 43.

Topps details 2012 Bowman wrapper redemption

Topps detailed the particulars of its 2012 Bowman wrapper redemption program on Wednesday and it’s one that has a limited supply available.

USA Baseball makes its Panini America debut in Limited

Panini America’s recently acquired USA Baseball license allows for baseball’s next wave of future stars to make their official cardboard debuts earlier than ever.

Mascot mania? UD reports college patch odds

Yesterday, the manufacturer behind these intricate collegiate threads supported the chase with a detailed short-print report.

Kate Upton dances her way into Topps set

Where you haven’t seen Kate Upton just yet is on a baseball card — but even that’s about to change this summer.

Box Busters: 2012 Press Pass Ignite racing

Join Beckett Media’s Chris Olds and Dan Hitt as they rip into a box of 2012 Press Pass Ignite racing cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters: 2012 Upper Deck Football

Join Beckett Football’s Dan Hitt and Andrew Tolentino as they rip into a box of 2012 Upper Deck cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Retro Box Busters: 2007 Artifacts

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into a box of 2007 Artifacts in this latest retro edition of Box Busters.

A look at Upper Deck’s summer hockey line

In the spirit of keeping cool, Upper Deck hit the hobby with details about its upcoming summer releases, 2011-12 Ultimate Collection and 2012-13 O-Pee-Chee

Box Busters: 2012 SAGE Autographed

Join Beckett Football’s Dan Hitt and Andrew Tolentino as they rip into a box of 2012 SAGE Autographed Football in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Panini signs Robert Griffin III to auto, promo deal

Robert Griffin III is the latest top player to sign with Panini America.

Bowman: Home of YOUR Rookie Card

If you’ve ever wanted to appear on an official Topps baseball card, now’s your chance.