Tag Archives: sports cards

Scenes From the Show: A massive NSCC image gallery

00000   Wander the floor of the National Sports Collectors Convention and you’ll see things you wouldn’t imagine finding from both the past and the present. Here’s just one small sampling of items seen at the NSCC and some of the other related events. Check out more than 100 images after the jump.  — Chris Olds

Hardcourt Heroes of the Week: Stephen Curry, Nikola Mirotic, & Blake Griffin

00000 Each week, we will take a look inside the NBA and will give you the top three players of the week and provide a rundown on why collectors should take notice. Please feel free to leave your comments for a healthy debate. By Derek Ficken | Beckett Basketball Analyst Stephen Curry – PG, Golden […]

Your Turn: What do you predict for cards in 2015?

What do you predict for the hobby in 2015?

Sunday Conversation: Group-breaker Chad Redfern

Chad Redfern is a major group-breaker based in Encino, Calif., and owner of FireHand SportsCards. We caught up with him for a brief Q&A about group-breaking in this latest Sunday Conversation.

Your Turn: Which group-breakers do you use most?

Tell us, in the comments below, who gets your business on the group-breaking front.

Sunday Conversation: Panini’s Jason Howarth

Jason Howarth is the Vice President of Marketing for Panini America. We caught up with him for a brief Q&A about the industry its challenges, his New England Patriots and plenty more.

College licensing deals offer glimpse into game

It seems that some schools are finding it advantageous to ink their own deals instead of working via the CLC, which represents nearly 200 top schools and coordinates their merchandising efforts. It also seems Panini is very determined to become a major player in the college cardboard market.

Your Turn: Which athletes and cards with military ties are most memorable to you?

With an upcoming issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly, we’ll be taking a look at notable athletes with military ties — and we want to hear who you think stands out and what cards or card sets are most special to you.

Beckett 20 Questions on … your collecting tastes

We’re asking questions that take us behind the scenes in your minds to tell us what you think of several things in the hobby today.

Chatter Up with Beckett Media’s Chris Olds … Wednesday night on our Facebook page

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds for this week’s Chatter Up over on the Beckett Media Facebook page on Wednesday night at 8:30 Central. Thanks to Topps for this week’s prizes, which will go out to active chatters during the two-hour session.

Panini America goes back to the Studio for 2013 Father’s Day promotion

One of the most-memorable debut baseball card releases of the 1990s, 1991 Studio, is making a comeback and it’s coming soon.

Beckett 20 Questions: Rookies, RCs & collecting

Here, we present 20 rookie-focused questions — some serious, some fun — that we want to know how you would answer.

Your take: CBS News segment examines ‘dying’ baseball card industry (take our polls)

CBS News examined the card industry during a four-minute, 49-second segment on Sunday.

Vintage: Does what’s new define what’s old? (w/poll)

Does defining what’s vintage come down to a bit of a philosophical question?

Ripping Retail: Random packs from Target …

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into some random packs of cards from Target in this latest episode of Ripping Retail.

If there’s one word to define the National Sports Collectors Convention, it’s …

As the final day of the National Sports Collectors Convention begins here in a few minutes, I find myself pondering just how I would sum up the show so far — in a single word.

Long-time hobby media rep Terry Melia among five laid off at Upper Deck

After more than a decade of working with media and producing marketing materials for Upper Deck, long-time hobby media rep Terry Melia was laid off from the company.

Colorado-based dealer raises hobby’s profile through publicity stunt purchase

But if you live in Colorado, where the Balloon Boy case happened, it might resonate more — and if you’re a Colorado-based sports card dealer like Mike Fruitman it’s resonating quite well as a publicity stunt to get people into his shop.

Blowout Cards’ parent company sues Upper Deck over distribution policy

Blowout Cards’ parent company, Frontline Collectibles, counter-sued Upper Deck in a U.S. District Court on Wednesday, alleging that the Carlsbad, Calif.-based card company’s distribution policies introduced earlier this year are illegal under antitrust laws and have “manipulated the pricing of its products” and “have harmed and continue to harm competition for the sale of hobby sports trading cards.”

Collecting 101: Get your questions about the hobby answered in the next BSCM

Do you have any questions about the hobby — easy or hard — that you’d like answered in the next issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly?

First Look: 2010-11 Panini Totally Certified — aka where Panini HRX video cards make their debut

Panini America isn’t done with announcements regarding its Highlight Reel Xperience, or HRX, HD video trading cards, and the further proof of that came Wednesday evening as it unveiled 2010-11 Totally Certified, the product that arrives in June packing the first HRXs.

Weekly Highlights (April 4 – April 8)

Beckett.com highlights from the week of April 4 – April 8

Preview Gallery: 2011 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions autographs

Upper Deck is busy preparing its latest Goodwin Champions release, which is slated to arrive this summer, and it’s going to include plenty of autographs from plenty of sports.

Upper Deck promises Evolution in collecting on April 12; Panini promises world’s first HD trading card

Trading card manufacturers are always searching for the next big thing — at least something that might have a big impact on the company’s bottom line — and both Upper Deck and Panini America are teasing something to come soon.