Beckett Sports Card Hot / Cold – October 30, 2020


It’s another Beckett Sports Card Hot/Cold where we take a quick look at what’s sizzling and what’s sitting in the worlds of sports and sports cards.

For this Halloween edition, you’ll probably notice that it’s fairly Dodgers-heavy. That’s what happens when one of baseball’s biggest franchises wins their first World Series in more than 30 years. From Corey Seager’s postseason heroics to Clayton Kershaw finally getting a ring, there are plenty of storylines to go with the win (not to mention cards commemorating it).

Even though he didn’t win, Randy Arozarena is a known name in the hobby. The real question is now whether the hot streak will continue in 2021.

In football, it’s a couple of rookie quarterbacks that are warming up. In Justin Herbert’s case, it’s safe to say he get’s the “He’s on fire!” NBA Jam reference. Both he and Joe Burrow are starting to showcase the stuff that made them the first and sixth overall picks in the 2020 draft.

This week in basketball, 2020 Panini Prizm WNBA arrived, bringing with it the first Sabrina Ionescu cards. No matter the color, these have been doing very well in their first days on the market.

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. Charles DiDonato 31 October, 2020 at 16:04

    Ryan, you need to have a Vintage Card hot list and stop focusing just on modern day. In case you haven’t noticed Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, etc cards have double or tripled in price over the past seven months. Just check PWCC closed auctions and let’s get your pricing up to date already. Thanks!

    • Ryan Cracknell 31 October, 2020 at 19:02

      @Charles – As we state right at the start every week, this is a “here-and-now” of what’s happening over the last few days. It’s very ‘micro’ and is constantly changing. The ‘macro’ trends you’re mentioning have been a rolling kind of thing. Very valid, but not necessarily applicable here. The pricing team is well aware of what the vintage and recent markets are doing. And we have included Michael Jordan and others in the past during weeks where there has been trends, such as when The Last Dance was originally airing.

  2. Vickie Underwood 1 November, 2020 at 02:57

    A friend had given me a thousand or more sports cards. Football, basketball, and baseball cards. More baseball cards. They average from the 80’s on up. I have a few from 60’s and 70’s. How do I sell them

  3. richard clark 4 November, 2020 at 21:17

    I have a card I can’t find anywhere in your listings. I even tried to have it graded and it came back no specif info from the grader. Maybe you can help me. It’t a 2009 Threads of Marshawn Lynch Auto card #11 numbered 8/10.. I’ve tried getting a hold of Donruss and they haven’t even returned my e-mails. Would appreciate any help you can give me on this. Thanks Richard.

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