Beckett Preview: 2016 Gaming Almanac



By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst

For the past five years, Beckett Media has produced its annual Gaming Almanac, which provides detailed checklists and pricing of collectible card games and non-sports cards for collectors and dealers alike.

This year, Beckett has produced gaming and non-sports almanacs as their own standalone releases. The non-sports almanac was printed and released in August.

Now, the 2016 Beckett Gaming Almanac is set for release and it could be our best effort to date.

Like the non-sports almanac, the new gaming almanac will follow a bit of a different format. It consists of 360 pages from cover-to-cover and will feature 7 separate sections. They are as follows:

  • Magic The Gathering
  • Pokemon
  • Yu-Gi-Oh
  • Bushiroad (Cardfight Vanguard, Future Card Buddyfight, and Weiss Schwarz)
  • Dragon Ball Z
  • Gaming (all miscellaneous gaming franchises and products)
  • Figurines (Heroclix and the like)

All of the sections will have their own unique sort order and will include extensive information on booster boxes, booster packs, release dates, updated headers, and updated multipliers.

There will also be a sneak peek at the new product being released by Eternal Relic Games, 2015 Crusaders of Lornia.

Let us know your thoughts about the gaming almanac. Leave a comment below and you could receive some Dragon Ball Z stuff. Two people will be selected to win a box of 2015 Dragon Ball Z Heroes and Villains and one person will be selected to receive two boxes plus a Heroes and Villains playmat.

The 2016 Beckett Gaming Almanac will be released on October 16. Winners of the Dragon Ball Z products will be chosen on the same date. Good luck!

Matt Bible is the non-sports and gaming analyst for Beckett Media. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at


Matt Bible

Matt Bible is the Beckett non-sport analyst and also covers wrestling, MMA, and action figures. A graduate of THE Ohio State University, Matt joined Beckett in 2014. He collects the Rookie Cards of all Ohio State alumni, the Columbus Blue Jackets, and any and all Funko products that complement his taste in pop culture. For any questions or comments, you can email Matt and find him on Instagram.

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  1. Stephen Miller 7 October, 2015 at 15:41

    I’m very excited that Dragon Ball Z is getting the attention of a gaming almanac like this! I’m hoping the game continues to grow!

  2. Edward Butler 7 October, 2015 at 18:00

    Beckett has always be a great source for card game pricing and information. And I’m glad u see the potential in the DBZ card game to host this giveaway.

  3. Josef Meyer 7 October, 2015 at 20:24

    I have always enjoyed the gaming almanac, it helps in a pinch to make sure you are not getting ripped off. it also helps get younger audiences to realize the value behind their cards so that they have some defense against the guys looking to rip them off.

  4. Michael 7 October, 2015 at 23:27

    I use to subscribe to a dbz magazine that had card lists, prices, and articles. I believe it was Beckett but I was so long ago. Can’t wait to get this one and check it out!

  5. Matt Froom 8 October, 2015 at 05:01

    Awesome to see that Beckett is still supportingsupporting the secondary market for ccg and tcg products, especially Dragon ball z!

  6. Matt Bible 16 October, 2015 at 07:40

    Congratulations to Josef Meyer! You have won the grand prize of two boxes of DBZ + playmat. Also, congratulations to our 3 runners-up (yes, we decided to throw in another box) Stephen Miller, Matt Froom, and Mason Knox for receiving one box each of DBZ. Thanks to everyone for participating. Please continue to check the website for more giveaways and contests. Be sure to check out our Slam-O-Ween promotion that is going on during the month of October and if you haven’t done so, please follow us on Instagram for giveaways, as well.

  7. Douglas Riggle 14 October, 2016 at 15:03

    Can’t wait to pick up this new guide! I have the 2013 version and they are really detailed

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