Monthly Archives: October 2012

First look: Panini’s 2012 Crown Royale Football

What works in one product could work in another, and Panini America is taking that chance.

Box Busters: 2012 Topps Update baseball cards

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

Beckett By The Numbers: 2012 Topps Triple Threads

The 2012 Topps Triple Threads baseball card set from Topps has arrived on

Win a dual signed Whitey Ford/Phil Rizzuto card

Today’s prize: 2012 SP Signature Pride of a Nation Combo Signatures #USANY Whitey Ford/Phil Rizzuto /10

Ripping Retail: 2012 Bowman Chrome

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into some new 2012 Bowman Chrome packs in this latest Ripping Retail video.

Topps’ Heritage Update set to arrive Nov. 6

Pre-ordering for the 2012 Topps Heritage High Number set has begun today, its originally announced date, but the sets will not begin shipping until Nov. 6, according to the company.

Panini’s 2012 Certified Football is live

The latest football product, 2012 Panini Certified, released this week.

DC Comics’ Batman gets another card set

One of the most iconic superheroes will get a new trading card set. After all the dark and mysterious vigilante has done, it’s the least Cryptozoic could do for him.

Rittenhouse brings original Spider-Man television series to cards

The 1967 Spider-Man series brought the superhero to television for the first time.

Win a Kevin Durant National Treasures card

Today’s prize: 2009-10 Playoff National Treasures Century Silver #15 Kevin Durant /10

Bob Knight’s championship rings, Olympic gold medal hit the auction block

Steiner Sports is including memorabilia from one of college basketball’s most legendary figures in its Perfect 25 Anniversary Auction, which opened today.

Game-used: You may never know that it’s real

In a collecting world where people often demand that the details of an item are documented heavily, my two jerseys are probably lackluster.

Box Busters: 2011-12 Exquisite Collection

Join Beckett Media’s Rob Springs and Chris Olds as they rip into a pair of 2011-12 Exquisite Collection boxes in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Olds’ Hobby Mailday: Oct. 16 edition

Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds breaks down a mailday of purchases made over the last few months on

Post Cereal bringing back hockey cards

Post Cereal has a long history of making trading cards, especially in hockey.

ITG shows off skate lace cards in Superlative III

Seems the latest trend for this year’s hockey products is laces.

Panini previews 2012-13 Titanium Hockey

Titanium is back for a second year under the Panini America umbrella.

Win a Ryne Sandberg autographed jersey card

Today’s prize: 2008 Prime Cuts Signature Colossal Jersey Position Ryne Sandberg autograph /5

Ravens lose Ray Lewis for season, maybe longer

Ray Lewis’ future could be in doubt.

Box Busters: 2012 Press Pass Legends Hall of Fame

Join Beckett Media’s Bryan Hornbeck and Chris Olds as they rip into a pair of 2012 Press Pass Legends Hall of Fame Edition boxes in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Polarizing pair’s autos to hit block via Pristine

A dual cut autograph featuring signatures of two of baseball’s more-polarizing figures will hit the auction block later this month.

Upper Deck packs plenty of Michael Jordan autographs into upcoming Exquisite Collection

How many cards did he sign?

Panini signs Andrew Luck to exclusive autograph, memorabilia deal

Panini America has added another star to its lineup.

NFL Week 6: Monday Morning Collector

The sixth week of the NFL season was highlighted by the rookies.

Win a Kasey Kahne autograph

Today’s prize: 2011 Press Pass Premium Signatures Red Ink Kasey Kahne

Topps announces Star Wars printing plate set

Topps is producing a Stars Wars Galactic Files Deluxe Print Plate Box Set.

My Little Pony cards draw big interest

EnterPlay designs and manufactures collectibles including My Little Pony trading cards.

A contest for MMA fans

Today’s prize: 2011 Leaf MMA Metal Silver Alistair Overeem autograph /50

First look: 2012 Contenders Football

Contenders is celebrating a big birthday this season. The now-Panini product is turning the big 2-0!

Ripping Retail: Excell Baseball Home Run Cube

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into an Excell Home Run Cube in this latest Ripping Retail video.

First look: Upper Deck 2012-13 SP Game Used Edition

Memories of the 2011-12 Stanley Cup Finals will live on through an Upper Deck product.

Gallery: New York Comic Con

New York City will be filled with some of the wackiest, craziest and absurd people and costumes this weekend.

Beckett 20 Questions: Collecting game-used

Here, we present 20 questions — some serious, some fun — that we want to know your answers for.

The next Panini Authentic NBA player will be …

Panini America will announce a new NBA player in its Panini Authentic lineup on Monday.

Win a Guy LaFleur autographed jersey card

Today’s prize: 2010-11 SP Authentic Limited Autographd Patches Guy LaFleur /25