Beckett Sports Card Hot / Cold – March 26, 2021

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Welcome to another edition Beckett Sports Card Hot/Cold where we take a quick look at what’s rising and what’s falling in sports cards and sports.

It’s 2021 Topps Heritage Baseball week — unless you count last week when it started showing up early in some places and mailboxes. At any rate, Heritage is typically one of the biggest sets of the baseball season. Dripping in nostalgia, this year’s set tackles 1972 and brings with it the typical mix of retro, Real One Autographs, variations and more. This is the kind of product that acts as something of a slow burn as collectors build sets and others just rip packs as they find them.

Another big release this week is 2020-21 Upper Deck Series 2 Hockey. That means another crop of Young Guns. Although Series 1 has super-prospect Alexis Lafreniere, Series 2 might be deeper. Kirill Kaprizov has jumped out strong with early copies of his RC topping $200. Tim Stuetzle and Dylan Cozens are among the other rookies lighting up the checklist.

With Opening Day just a few sleeps away, teams are finalizing their big league rosters. This has meant some tough decisions as some players get reassigned. Among them is Jo Adell. The Angels prospect is one of the brightest young talents in the game. However, he struggled after getting called up last year and is starting 2021 in the minors. It’s still very early on, but it’s enough for a stint on the Cold side this week.

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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4 comments

  1. Laurence Majette 28 March, 2021 at 10:40

    I have a Tiger Woods rookie card (Sports Illustrated for Kids) that is still attached to the sheet inside the magazine. I would like to know where could I take the card to have it removed from the magazine and where can I have the card graded. I live in Central New Jersey, South Brunswick

  2. John 28 March, 2021 at 12:34

    I have a 1 of 5 Bo Bichett but can not find its value…any ideas since I am extremely new at this ?

  3. Gary Peters 29 March, 2021 at 18:26

    John, You will have to compare prices with similar cards and set your own price. Serial numbered cards that low have no reference to value them until someone purchases or sells that particular card. I hope this helps .

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