Monthly Archives: October 2012

Topps releases football app for iPhone users

Topps HUDDLE officially released Wednesday, a fantasy football game that you play on your smartphones.

Topps releases Heritage High Number checklist

Topps released the final checklist for its much-anticipated 2012 Topps Heritage High Number boxed set on Wednesday, which includes some notable debut cards.

Win a box of 2012 SPx Football

Today’s prize: 2012 SPx Football hobby box

Rittenhouse previews sketch cards for Marvel Bronze Age Trading Cards

Rittenhouse is looking at Marvel Comics from the early 1970s to the mid-80s. Comic fans recognize this period as the Bronze Age.

First look: 2013 Press Pass Platinum Cuts Inscriptions

Autographs of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and Cy Young could be hard to find. Even signatures of Abraham Lincoln, Princess Diana and Harry Houdini are limited.

First look: 2012-13 Limited Hockey

Panini America’s 2012-13 Limited Hockey is set to come out this winter.

Beckett 20 questions … on baseball cards

To see where many of you stand on the world of baseball cards, here are 20 questions — some serious, some not — that we’re curious to see how you answer.

RareInk signs art licensing deal with NBA and the NBA announced a partnership on Tuesday to bring fully licensed pieces to collectors featuring the work of several acclaimed artists.

NLCS hero Marco Scutaro is a cardboard enigma

Marco Scutaro’s emergence as one of the San Francisco Giants’ key players late this season culminated with him being named the NLCS MVP Monday night.

Sanders, Payton card auction up for the Nelkins

The auction to help Todd and Ula Nelkin have a baby is underway.

Win a Muhammad Ali printing plate

Today’s prize: 2011 Leaf Muhammad Ali Event Worn Memorabilia Printing Plate #EW12 1/1

First Look: 2013 Topps Archives football

Football card history never looked so good.

Presidential Predictor cards let collectors get political once again

So, which Presidential candidate’s cardboard is in more demand?

Military member opens his first football box in years, gets a unique surprise

Charlie DiPietro’s card store is a stopover for many military personnel in the San Antonio area.

Panini adds game-dated items to 2012 Limited Football

Some collectors might want to get their Christmas presents a day late.

Week 7: Monday Morning Collector

The Monday Morning Collector is back for the seventh week of the NFL season. If we had to pick a game of the week, it would be the New York Giants against the Washington Redskins. It wasn’t the prettiest game played, but it was definitely exciting.

Cryptozoic announces five new licenses

ryptozoic Entertainment had exciting news for television fans over the weekend.

Win a BGS gift certificate

Today’s prize: $50 Beckett Grading Services gift certificate.

Signed lithographs celebrate Jewish players in MLB

A new lithograph by artist Ron Lewis celebrates the place that Jewish players hold in MLB history.

Readers Write: Meeting heroes at Cooperstown

Here’s the latest of many letters in response to Beckett Baseball Editor Chris Olds’ run-in with Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson as found in the October 2012 issue.

Robert Griffin III’s cards demanding big bucks

Some of Robert Griffin III’s most sought-after cards are commanding used-car prices.

Topps factory football set offers bonuses, including rookie photo variations

Topps’ 2012 complete football factory set released last week into retail and hobby shops.

Wrestling fans, win a Sting card!

Today’s prize: 2009 TriStar TNA Impact Sting Face Paint Gold #S1 Sting Black /60

The Walking Man held interesting place in MLB history — and trivial place in my collection

For the longest time, one near-common card from the 1950s held an important, yet trivial, place in my collection.

Yet one more reason to love game-used bats

It’s no secret that baseball players can be a superstitious, ritualistic and detail-oriented bunch.

MeiGray President explains NHL patch card from locked out season

Sometimes a card is pulled that could surprise collectors.

Win a box of 2011-12 SP Authentic Hockey

Today’s prize: 2011-12 SP Authentic hobby box

McFarlane Toys readies Yu Darvish debut figure

A McFarlane Toys Collectors Club-exclusive Yu Darvish SportsPicks figure arrives next month.

Ripping Retail: 2012 Panini Americana

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Chris Olds as he rips into a blaster box of 2012 Panini Americana Heroes & Legends cards in this latest Ripping Retail video.

First look: 2013 Press Pass Racing

Press Pass is getting ready for the 2013 racing season. Its flagship product comes out next month with new additions, inserts and memorabilia.

Panini revisits the John Elway Collection

Not much needs to be added about John Elway, one of the best quarterbacks of a generation.

Auction Watch: An Exquisite auction

A 2009-10 Exquisite Collection All-NBA Access Dual Logos Autographs card of Kobe Bryant and Larry Bird is on eBay and getting plenty of attention.

Topps Strata sneak peek with Robert Griffin III

Topps Strata will make its appearance in December, and Robert Griffin III collectors might want to start saving their money.

Win a Beckett subscription to your favorite sport

Today’s prize: Dynamic Duo Subscription: One-year magazine and online price guide subscription to the sport of your choice.

Cool cards, cool prices: Five memorabilia cards that won’t break the bank

Here are five memorabilia cards that will cost you far less than $100 to own. In fact, $100 or less will get you all of them … and more.