Beckett Covers cards return at National Sports Collectors Convention

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Beckett Covers


By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor

We’ve got it covered … again.

The Beckett Covers trading card concept — a promotional program that debuted earlier this year with free promo cards featuring past Beckett covers just as they appeared on newsstands — will return at this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention that starts two weeks from today in Chicago.

There will be 10 limited-edition cards to be found at various booths at the show with a bonus 11th card — one limited to just 99 copies — only available to those who present a complete Beckett Covers set at the Beckett Media booth and do a few other small things as part of an NSCC scavenger hunt.


The first wave of cards have been a bit of a hit with some collectors. The previous wave included just the covers for the first issues of Beckett Baseball, Beckett Football, Beckett Hockey and Beckett Basketball. This selection of covers is more Chicago-centric and includes the newest Beckett Sports Card Monthly cover, the NSCC Show Issue, featuring Michael Jordan.

Additional details on the scavenger hunt and the Beckett Covers cards can be found at the Beckett Media booth during the show. There will be a gift for every person completing a survey, which you can see here.

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. chuck
    Posted July 17, 2013 at 11:53 am | Permalink

    hey chris, are these going to be numbered like the ones at the industry show or just the #11 card? these are AWESOME!

  2. chrisolds
    Posted July 17, 2013 at 11:55 am | Permalink

    I believe every card will be machine-numbered.

  3. Posted July 17, 2013 at 11:26 pm | Permalink

    Chris- The Michael Jordan base card in the 2013 Goodwin Champions set was taken from an early Beckett Basketball cover and the uniform was painted over. Check it out with the picture from this site.

  4. Traci
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 1:52 pm | Permalink

    Card #1 is unnumbered.
    Cards #2 – #10 are numbered to 500.
    Secret Chase Card #11 is numbered to 99 and only available via the Scavenger Hunt at the Beckett Booth #866.

  5. Cory Furlong
    Posted July 29, 2013 at 7:40 pm | Permalink

    Just noticed this thread. What a great idea!

  6. Sonic311
    Posted November 8, 2016 at 2:13 pm | Permalink

    Very Cool.
    Will these be in the Beckett Database?

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