Beckett Media seeks a few more card experts

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So you think you know cards? Prove it!

Beckett Media is currently accepting resumes from candidates for the following positions:

— Price guide analysts
Beckett Grading Services card graders
— Grading sales representatives

Candidates should have a solid grasp of the card industry, including all sports and non-sports as well as vintage and modern. Knowledge of other collectibles areas — autographs, memorabilia, comics, coins, etc. — also is beneficial. Please submit a resume, cover letter and salary requirements to

Beckett does not reply to every applicant; qualified candidates will be contacted via email with further information and need to be willing to relocate to Dallas-Fort Worth area.


For those interested in contributing to Beckett magazines via freelance opportunities, please send story pitches to editor Chris Olds at


  1. Kelly Burrington
    Posted September 3, 2012 at 9:43 pm | Permalink

    To be honest, I’m rather surprised by the close-mindedness on the part of Beckett by only opening this up for candidates in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. It seems a shame to limit the expertise of their business to such a small area to select employees from.

  2. XstreamINsanity
    Posted September 5, 2012 at 8:14 am | Permalink

    I think the main reason why they did that is because some companies can’t/won’t offer relocation assistance and with today’s economy, not many people are likely to relocate themselves. And even before possible relocation, if they want a face to face interview, not many people will pay for their own airfare, hotel, car rental, etc. But, there is the off chance that they stated it incorrectly and they meant that if hired, people would be in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. It doesn’t hurt to contact them though.

  3. Chris
    Posted February 17, 2013 at 11:49 pm | Permalink

    Work for a dying business? Sign me up!

  4. James S
    Posted February 18, 2013 at 6:07 am | Permalink

    Very cool, I love the history behind Beckett nice to see they are posting this offer to fellow collector’s. It reminds me of how the NFL does the same thing start with the fans and fellow collector’s. I would love to work with Beckett someday right now I’m still serving in the US ARMY but wish Beckett many more years and beyond of success at keeping the hobby alive!!! Beckett Rules #1

  5. chrisolds
    Posted February 18, 2013 at 9:10 am | Permalink

    Beckett is growing … Hence the post.

  6. DrMitchJ
    Posted February 18, 2013 at 10:07 am | Permalink

    Hmmm? I noticed you mention knowledge of Comics … is Beckett going to expand into the field of comic book grading? I’d sure hope so, I don’t like the current grading services very much. It would be good for the industry to have more competition.

  7. Nick
    Posted February 18, 2013 at 11:08 am | Permalink

    I’ve always been curious as to how big the price analyst staff is. When I put together my 1993 Finest Refractor set, the prices on some of the singles due to their scarcity isn’t reflected at all in the Beckett guide. Some of the toughest cards to even find (Jimmy Key, Bernie Williams, Orel Hershiser) will go for a few hundred dollars, while some of the cards listed as being scare were actually a little easier and cheaper to obtain. I just kind of figured it was some combination of small staff, too much product to cover, a bigger focus on only the most recent product, and perhaps most important, a lack of consistent information on some of those aforementioned cards anyway. Nevertheless, people are always surprised when “common” refractors are going for hundreds of dollars, and I have to explain that the price guide doesn’t accurately reflect them.

  8. Jared
    Posted February 18, 2013 at 1:44 pm | Permalink

    Has Beckett ever thought of offering telecommuting options, or alternative hours options for those telecommuters? If so that would be a great way to attract people that are knowledgeable about the hobby, and have the passion for the job, but prefer where they currently live.

  9. Ryan R
    Posted February 18, 2013 at 1:59 pm | Permalink

    The pricing on players that take a major leap is extremely slow in some sports, so it’s good to see someone has recognized that.

    The freelance opportunity is certainly interesting

  10. Maleek
    Posted February 18, 2013 at 2:14 pm | Permalink

    Opportunity of a lifetime! Thanks for letting us know Beckett!

  11. craig
    Posted February 18, 2013 at 8:24 pm | Permalink

    Opportunity of a Lifetime?What are you 5?

  12. Kevin
    Posted February 19, 2013 at 10:16 am | Permalink

    I do a ton of numbers analysis in my current job. Using those skills to track card prices would be kinda cool.

    Only a pipe dream though

  13. Kevin St. J
    Posted February 19, 2013 at 12:49 pm | Permalink

    Telecommuting would be cool

  14. Posted February 19, 2013 at 4:23 pm | Permalink

    If hired do we get a standard issue Chris Old’s white button down shirt?

  15. chrisolds
    Posted February 19, 2013 at 4:29 pm | Permalink

    Janooz: Nope. And for that I’m giving you the Donald Trump-Mr. McMahon treatment right now.

    And it’s “Olds.”


  16. Kyle Schroeder
    Posted April 12, 2013 at 6:25 pm | Permalink

    That would be a dream job.I have been looking for a job doing something I love for a long time.I think it’s time to move to Texas.

  17. Sal
    Posted May 28, 2013 at 10:59 pm | Permalink

    Can someone PLEASE help…. I have a Aspiring Legacies Prestigous Patch (2011 Topps Gridiron Legends) of Colin Kaepernick,numbered 1/5. I cant the value anywhere….does anyone know the value? THanks.

  18. Maccabeus Morris
    Posted July 19, 2013 at 12:30 pm | Permalink

    I’m the best since 1960. Personal collection is one of the best in the country. I prefer to remain obscure and don’t need the hype.

  19. Adam Shoemaker
    Posted July 28, 2013 at 1:17 am | Permalink

    Why don’t you Beckett folks just give the Beckett Universe more opportunity to add true info about the hobby and the cards/items in the DB (or missing from it)? I’d be happy to add every bit of info from my 25+ years of collecting cards. I often send PMs regarding incorrect or missing info to Beckett employees. I am really bothered by the lack of info about the differences b/t retail and hobby ( and base vs. SP) versions of cards. It causes me to spend lots of time outside the Beckett pages trying to figure it out on my own.
    I am not moving to TX for anything, but a free yearly TA OPG would make me contribute as much info as Beckett Media would ask of me!

  20. Al
    Posted October 9, 2013 at 12:14 pm | Permalink

    Why doesn’t Beckett concentrate on answering emails regarding errors on the OPGs and making changes to the OPGs that are apparently wrong? Maybe they need to train the personnel they have a little better.

  21. adam traeger
    Posted October 9, 2013 at 6:19 pm | Permalink

    SAL: have you tried the beckett certified appraisal???

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