Beckett Sports Card Hot / Cold – February 19, 2021

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Welcome to another Beckett Sports Card Hot/Cold where we take a quick look at what’s hot and what’s, well, cold in sports cards and sports.

With more and more collectors finding (and ripping) their first packs of baseball cards for the new collecting season, 2021 Topps Series 1 Baseball continues to dominate. The deep rookie crop continues to make the base set desirable while the variations and plentiful inserts on the checklist provide lots to chase. Lots of collectors are giving a thumbs up to the Silver Pack-exclusive 1986 Topps Chrome found in hobby and hobby jumbo bonus packs.

2020-21 Panini NBA Hoops have been simmering for a couple of weeks. The breakout insert thus far has been the SLAM cards. Exclusive to retail, the cards recreate iconic covers from the magazine. The 20-card checklist includes Kobe Bryant, Allen Iverson, Tim Duncan, Luka Doncic and Zion Williamson.

After coming out victorious against Serena Williams in the semi-finals of the Australian Open, Naomi Osaka cards are back in the spotlight. She doesn’t have many, but they have soared of late.

In hockey, Marc-Andre Fleury has been tremendous in net for the Vegas Golden Knights so far this season. The 36-year-old has a 1.56 GAA and 7-2 record in nine starts for the Knights, who sit second in the Western Division. With Vegas and Colorado set to play outdoors against a Lake Tahoe backdrop this weekend, Fleury’s likely to get additional attention.

This week’s Hot/Cold is brought to you by Dynasty Breaks.

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Ryan Cracknell

A collector for much of his life, Ryan focuses primarily on building sets, Montreal Expos and interesting cards. He's also got one of the most comprehensive collections of John Jaha cards in existence (not that there are a lot of them). Got a question, story idea or want to get in touch? You can reach him by email and through Twitter @tradercracks.

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7 comments

  1. Charles Curtis 20 February, 2021 at 21:00

    I have over 100,000 cards and some action figures. I tryed to sell them. No one wants them. Football baseball,hockey,basketball. Ever dealer I was try to give them said I don’t want them. I gave up trying to get rid of them. Set like 89 upper deck and others .

  2. Peter Newman 21 February, 2021 at 08:17

    I read about the glut of baseball cards from mid 80’s to 90’s. What, if any, have significant value?
    What about all the limited run sponsor/company sanctioned MLB cards like Bazooka, Mother’s Cookies, Kahn’s, Yoo Hoo, MCI, etc? Player driven? Sponsor driven? Also individual cards, seemingly licensed by/of specific teams?

  3. Dan Gee 21 February, 2021 at 11:22

    I haveca bunch of topps 1969 to 71 rookie cards, and many more. hockey advfar bsck ssvbefkre Greskys rookie. alsonsevetal hockey cards going back to 1970. whichnones z woth anything

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