Monthly Archives: September 2012

Adam Greenberg gets one more shot in the majors — and so do his baseball cards

Adam Greenberg gets one more shot in the majors on Tuesday night in Miami.

Tim Tebow’s card prices take a hit

Tim Tebow’s popularity hasn’t transferred to cards as of late.

NFL refs to get attention this weekend

The biggest stars of this weekend’s NFL games aren’t the players – they’re the stripes-wearing, flag-carrying officials.

Cincinnati’s Homer Bailey no-hits Pirates

Homer painted a masterpiece against the Pirates Friday night.

First look: 2013 Topps UFC Knockout

Fist-ographs made its debut in UFC Knockout last year. The autograph cards were so popular with collectors, it’s back again in 2013 UFC Knockout.

Remembering Eleanor Engle, first woman to sign with an affiliated baseball team

The photograph shows Eleanor Engle sitting alone on a dugout bench, with enough room for at least two people to sit beside her.

Upper Deck continues expired redemption raffle

UD will continue running a raffle program it started at the 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention, but for Upper Deck redemptions only.

Panini appoints product development directors

Panini America announced on Friday that it has restructured its product development department.

Topps bumps up 2012 Prime Football release

00000 By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Football Editor Topps bumped up the street date for 2012 Topps Prime Football to Friday. The product was supposed to come out next week, but why wait. Pushing up the release date creates same-day distribution for retail and hobby. For collectors who frequent big box stores, they know cards […]

Prize Gallery: Beckett Customer Appreciation Month starts Monday with daily giveaways on

While we have teased a few images of what’s up for grabs during Customer Appreciation Month, we haven’t shown you everything that will be up for grabs starting Monday on

Ripping Retail: A 250-card Excell baseball repack

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into a 205-card retail baseball card repack from Excell in this latest Ripping Retail video.

Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan highlight 2012 SP Authentic Golf

Collectors have had to wait about eight years for a new golf set from Upper Deck.

Get ready … October is Beckett Customer Appreciation Month

There is another reason to enjoy October – Beckett Customer Appreciation Month.

Rittenhouse reveals Halle Berry auto

It took nearly 10 years, but Halle Berry has signed autographs cards for an upcoming James Bond product.

Beckett OPG By The Numbers: 2012-13 Prestige

The 2012-13 Prestige basketball card set from Panini America has arrived on

Box Busters: 2012-13 Prestige basketball cards

Join Beckett Basketball’s Rob Springs and Chris Olds as they rip into a pair of 2012-13 Prestige boxes from Panini America in this latest edition of Box Busters.

2012 Prominence Football released today

00000 By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Football Editor The newest football product 2012 Panini Prominence is on the shelves. One hobby box comes with just one pack of eight cards, including three hits. Some of the big names in Prominence include the 2012 rookies, especially Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III. With Wednesday being the […]

Box Busters: 2012 Topps Triple Threads

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into a pair of 2012 Topps Triple Threads boxes in this latest edition of Box Busters.

First look: 2011-12 Exquisite Collection basketball

Upper Deck announced on Tuesday that its highest-end line is on its way in basketball as 2011-12 Exquisite will arrive “in the coming weeks.”

First look: 2012-13 Panini Prizm basketball cards

Panini America’s next new basketball line will perhaps have collectors looking at NBA cards a different way.

NFL rushing legends Barry Sanders and Emmitt Smith are still going strong

All these years later, and the reluctant superstar and the eager superstar remain grouped together.

Panini prepares NHL Winter Classic cards

Panini America has put together a 50-card set commemorating the event: NHL Winter Classic, The Big House.

Panini adds a new chase to RG3 cards

As though there wasn’t enough reason to collect Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, Panini America just gave collectors an incentive.

NFL Week 3: Monday Morning Collector

The third week of the NFL season had some highlights and plenty of lowlights.

Preview of multi-panel sketch cards in Upper Deck’s Marvel Premier

The time is almost here for Upper Deck’s Marvel Premier.

Getting KHL cards of NHL players

Several NHL athletes have gone overseas to compete in the Kontinental Hockey League.

High Fives: 2012 Topps Triple Threads baseball

One of the hobby’s most-popular high-end products arrived for the seventh-straight year this week packing within it some of the hobby’s most-colorful memorabilia cards, some big names and some big ink.

Five tips for collecting during the NHL lockout

Here are five tips to collecting during a lockout.

Beckett OPG By the Numbers: 2011-12 Fleer Retro

The 2011-12 Fleer Retro basketball card set from Upper Deck has arrived on

First look: 2013 Topps Gypsy Queen

Topps revealed the first glimpses at its third installment of the retro-styled Gypsy Queen baseball card line on Friday.

Beckett Grading to host James Spence tomorrow

Beckett Grading Services will host James Spence Authentication for on-site autograph authentication at Beckett Media headquarters on Saturday (Sept. 22.

Modern-day rookies can’t touch Jackie Robinson’s influence on sports, society and world

In the next issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly, we’ll explore the world of rookies — a fundamental interest of many collectors — but none of the rookies carry the power, the potential, for world-wide change more than one from more than 60 years ago.

Juan Segura is Topps’ final Finest rookie

Topps revealed its fifth and final Finest rookie of the year on Friday, and it’s Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Jean Segura.

New York Giants’ Brown and Barden see spike in cards

When every single game is so important in football, a breakout game can change the perception and focus of that player.

Ripping Retail Retro: 1989 Bowman

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into a box of 1989 Bowman in this latest Ripping Retail Retro video.