Beckett Baseball: Look back at 2012 via our covers

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By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor

Once the holidays wind down, there will be one thing atop the to-do list for those of us involved with Beckett Baseball.

Our annual Awards Issue.

But before we get to The Best of 2012 — even with more 2012-branded baseball products apparently still to come — we opted for one extra fan vote that previews the collector portion of those awards. (You can see that later this week.)

We want you to pick our best cover for 2012 … after the jump.

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Below you will find all of the 2012 covers — and also the December 2011 issue which featured some big news for 2012 with Panini America entering the baseball field with an MLBPA license. (Pick that one if you think it holds up as the best.)

Review them and let us know which one is your favorite via the poll above. Feel free to leave a comment below if you want to rant and rave about the year in cardboard, too.

Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball magazine. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.


  1. JeffB
    Posted December 31, 2012 at 2:51 pm | Permalink

    Gotta go with the “Stealing the Show” for it’s intensity/great in-game action. As an amateur sports photographer, capturing THE moment is one of the greatest rewards, justifying the time, patience and expense of the craft.

    Love the great classic shot of Griffey, Jr, the detail of the Pujols headshot, and the shots of Darvish, Harper, & Kemp as well.

  2. Posted January 4, 2013 at 2:16 pm | Permalink

    The Griffey cover really takes me back to the old school Beckett covers. Still have my B&W Bo Jackson and Doc Gooden Rookie covers!

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