Beckett Sports Card Hot / Cold – October 16, 2020


It’s time for Beckett Sports Card Hot/Cold where we take a quick look at what’s hot and what’s not in the worlds of sports and sports cards. This week, LeBron is king. A fourth NBA title further cements his place as one of the NBA’s greats, even if this season was anything but normal. It also helps a grieving franchise that has been through a lot this year take a step towards healing.

With baseball barreling towards the World Series, the Tampa Bay Rays are looking to finish Houston off. But Carlos Correa and the Astros aren’t done yet. There’s still plenty of potential drama to unfold over the next several days. And no matter which way it goes, don’t be surprised if Randy Arozarena launches another home run or two. Over in the National League, Atlanta’s looking very strong and having fun doing it. Los Angeles isn’t done yet, showing some pop, but we’ll have to see if it’s enough to come back.

Over in the NFL, Russell Wilson is playing some of the best football of his career. And that’s saying a lot. The Seahawks almost took their first loss of 2020, but Wilson brought some late heroics to keep Seattle perfect. The quarterback has been overlooked to a certain extent over the years, but even that appears to be changing and his cards are gaining some momentum.

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


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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  1. rockyd57 17 October, 2020 at 03:32

    Never see the Beckett Price Guide in stores any more like I used to…never even see them in Discount Department Store and even convenience store,like I used to…why is this ???

    • Ryan Cracknell 19 October, 2020 at 10:01

      @rockyd57 – You’d have to ask individual stores. It may have to do with print as a whole as a lot of places don’t dedicate the space they once did. All magazines are available online (both print and digital versions) here:

  2. David 17 October, 2020 at 10:02

    I live in Southern California. While recently cleaning out my parents estate, I came across some 1952, ’53 and ’54 baseball cards. A 1952 Jackie Robinson, a ’54 Ted Williams and a ’54 Duje Snider amongst others. They are in mint pr near mint condition. Where can I take them local to the Los Angeles/Pasadena area to get them graded?? I am not comfortable mailing them due to prices I have seen and truly do believe these cards to be worth. Please, let me know.

  3. Charlie 18 October, 2020 at 02:08

    In case you have been sleeping the past 7 months, Michael Jordan cards are on fire! Your pricing is well behind the market and you guys call yourself the experts. C’mon, get with it! Especially on the 2011 – 2013 Fleer Retro PMG issues. You can’t touch a PMG Blue ungraded for under $5000 and the Reds for $2,000. Review PWCC closed auctions and EBAY too; card shops are not the place big dollar or limited card sales take place anymore.

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