Monthly Archives: June 2013

First look: 2013 NFL Topps Qubi stampers (with checklist)

Topps is bringing a little more than trading cards to NFL fans.

First look: 2013 WNBA trading cards

Rittenhouse Archives is producing a 100-card WNBA factory set.

Box Busters: Inside a vintage baseball grab bag

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into a grab bag of vintage baseball cards from Nick’s Sports Cards in Dallas, Texas, in this latest edition of Ripping Retail.

RareInk readies Miami Heat championship pieces

With an NBA championship in the hands of the Miami Heat for the second consecutive season, one official NBA licensee already has a number of commemorative, fully licensed art pieces up for grabs for fans.

Upper Deck brings back O-Pee-Chee Wrapper Redemption program

Upper Deck is bringing its O-Pee-Chee Wrapper Redemption Program back to Canada this year.

First look: 2013 Certified Football

Certified will have four hits (at least one autograph) and three Mirror parallels in every box.

Box Busters Live: 2013 Topps Series 2 baseball cards + win boxes by watching the replay

Join us right here for Box Busters Live starting at 1 p.m. Central time today! … And at 8:30 hit our Facebook page for Chatter Up.

First look: 2013 Bowman Sterling football

Collectors who are on the search for 2013 Bowman Sterling football will have to head to the nearest hobby shop in October.

Evan Gattis gets his first big-league cards in Series 2 Topps

One of the season’s biggest surprises finally has a baseball card.

In The Game has one of its best years … and it’s not over

ITG also had cards of many of this year’s rookies – something you couldn’t find anywhere else.

David Ortiz’s Boston Strong moment among 25 Topps Series 2 short-prints

This year’s second installment of Topps baseball cards officially arrives tomorrow with 25 short-printed variations to chase.

Upcoming Panini Golden Age set includes Hindenburg relic, first John Belushi memorabilia card and more

Golden Age will also include one of the biggest stars of the 1970s as well as a memorabilia card from one of the biggest disasters of the 1930s.

Box Busters Live: 2013 Topps Series 2 baseball — Join us on Wednesday

Box Busters Live will be Wednesday starting at 1 p.m. Central time and we’ll be ripping into boxes of 2013 Topps Series 2 baseball cards.

Box Busters: 2012-13 SP Authentic Hockey

Watch as Beckett Hockey’s Susan Lulgjuraj rips open a box of 2012-13 SP Authentic.

Box Busters: 2013 SPx Football

Watch the video to see what Beckett Football’s Susan Lulgjuraj gets in a box of 2013 SPx.

Box Busters: The Walking Dead Comic Trading Card Set 2

00000Watch as Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Susan Lulgjuraj opens a box of Cryptozoic’s The Walking Dead Comic trading card set 2.

Box Busters: Cryptozoic’s DC Comics: Superman The Legend

00000Check out what Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor Susan Lulgjuraj pulled from a box of DC Comics: Superman The Legend trading cards. Don’t mind the commentary. It was late.

Ripping Retail Retro: 1994-95 Finest hockey

Join Beckett Hockey’s Chris Olds and Reed Kasaoka of Baseball Card Exchange ( as they tear into a box of 1994-95 Finest in this latest episode.

Topps releases statement on recent replacement redemption issue

Topps’ customer service department addressed its recent changes in the replacement redemption process.

First look: 2012-13 Panini National Treasures (w/ checklist)

National Treasures is coming back — with a double rookie class — and it’s coming on July 31.

Box Busters: 2013 Press Pass Redline racing cards

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Dan Hitt and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2013 Press Pass Redline racing cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Press Pass brings QR codes to cards in Redline

Press Pass has added yet another feature to sports cards.

First look: 2013 Ultimate Collection Football

Fans of Ultimate Collection will want to check out the next release coming in October.

Box Busters: 2012-13 Panini Rookie Anthology Hockey

Check out this video as Beckett Hockey’s Susan Lulgjuraj rips open a box 2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey.

Update: Panini posts dealer list for Father’s Day promo

Panini America’s Father’s Day promotion is ready for the weekend.

Topps readies promotional cards for National Sports Collectors Convention

The National Sports Collectors Convention is set for next month in Chicago and Topps will be there with wrapper redemptions for collectors.

Box Busters: 2013 Bowman Football

00000Check out this Box Busters video of 2013 Bowman Football with editor Susan Lulgjuraj.

Panini prepares Tim Tebow’s first Patriots card

00000 By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Football Editor Tim Tebow signed with a new team just a couple of days ago. That gave Panini America enough time to ready his first card as a member of the New England Patriots. Tebow’s first New England card will appear in 2013 Panini Rookie & Stars, which is […]

A look at the Boston Bruins on cards

00000 By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Hockey Editor The Boston Bruins had the fifth-best record (28-14-6) in the NHL this season. They surprised the Maple Leafs in a thrilling Game 7 in the first round of the playoffs, beat the New York Rangers without much of a sweat and blew past the Pittsburgh Penguins. Now, […]

Join us for Chatter Up … tonight on Facebook

Join us on Facebook at 8:30 Central time this evening for the latest Chatter Up session with Beckett Baseball Editor Chris Olds, which will be every Wednesday night.

Press Pass readies NSCC promotional cards

Press Pass will be back in action at the National Sports Collectors Convention next month in Chicago with a pair of promotions available to collectors.

National Sports Collectors Convention planned for next six years, headed back to Atlantic City

Officials at the NSCC have the location set for the next six years

A look at the Chicago Blackhawks on cards

The NHL Stanley Cup Finals between the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins start tonight.

Panini creates online promo for hockey collectors

00000 By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Hockey Editor Panini America has put together an online promotion for hockey fans just in time for the start of the Stanley Cup Finals. The card company is giving away limited edition Private Signings, autographed memorabilia cards of rookie and diamond-studded autograph cards with selected purchases from its online […]

First look: The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

00000 By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor Leaf is getting ahead of the hype. This summer, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is coming to the big screen. The Mortal Instruments started as a six-book young adult series and producers hope it can capture the interest of teenagers everywhere. The books pack all […]