Tag Archives: Washington Nationals

Stephen Strasburg Superfractor sale to benefit former 49ers player’s charity helping kids

The sale of a notable card via Beckett Auctions later this month will now benefit a children’s charity supported by a former NFL player.

Jayson Werth’s beard looks even more amazing in Chia Pet form for stadium giveaway

00000 Jayson Werth‘s beard might be the greatest gift to stadium giveaways. Last year it was a bobblehead. Now the Washington Nationals are giving away a Jayson Werth Chia Pet. And it’s fantastic.

Five cards to chase after Max Scherzer’s no-hitter

He was a beanball away from a perfect game, but a no-hitter still might impress.

Max Scherzer signs baseball cards for a cause

Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer wants to help the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy, so he’s doing one thing he does pretty well.

30 days, 30 teams, 30 contests: Washington Nationals

00000 — By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor The start of a new baseball season is not far away and we wanted to add some march madness of the MLB variety to collectors’ routines leading up to the new season. Today, we’re launching 30 contests for 30 teams that will last for 30 days. Each MLB […]

Top 5: Early Max Scherzer cards to own

00000 By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor | Commentary Baseball’s $210-million man officially has his contract — and his baseball cards remain affordable. Max Scherzer’s deal with the Washington Nationals will last seven years. In seven big-league seasons with the Diamondbacks and Tigers, Scherzer has gone 91-50 with a 3.58 ERA and 1,321 strikeouts […]

Baseball’s postseason teams get concert treatment in latest Topps Wall Art offering

The postseason darlings — and postseason dogs — have their day in the latest Topps Wall Art offering.

Beckett Baseball’s Hot & Not (mid-April): Mets rookie Matt Harvey steals the show

With the MLB season’s first month half over, now’s the time to loo at who’s hot and who’s not …

Panini America signs Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg to exclusive autograph deal

Panini America announced on Tuesday that it has signed Stephen Strasburg to an exclusive autograph deal.

Walter Johnson’s game-used memorabilia presence expands in National Treasures

Before the arrival of 2012 Panini National Treasures on Wednesday, Johnson appeared on a total of just four total game-used memorabilia cards — all 1/1s.

Youth is king: Mike Trout and Bryce Harper win AL and NL Rookie of Year awards

The Rookie of the Year voting is over and two hobby mainstays of this season took home the awards.

McFarlane Toys readies Yu Darvish debut figure

A McFarlane Toys Collectors Club-exclusive Yu Darvish SportsPicks figure arrives next month.

Bryce Harper’s autograph evolves with time, volume

When collectors find a new Bryce Harper autograph, they’re also finding a perfect example of how a player’s autograph changes over time.

McFarlane Toys readies Bryce Harper figure

Bryce Harper’s first McFarlane Toys figure is set to arrive in October.

Topps details its Bryce Harper Rookie Card plans

Bryce Harper arrived in the major leagues on Saturday — now it’s time for his Rookie Cards and Topps has unveiled its plans.

Bryce Harper Rookie Card set for 2012 Topps Series 2

Before he had his second big-league at bat, the plans for Bryce Harper’s Rookie Card were announced.

Nationals to promote Bryce Harper on Saturday

The most highly touted prospect in baseball card history, Bryce Harper, has been promoted to the majors and will make his big-league debut on Saturday when the Washington Nationals visit the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Topps celebrates Stephen Strasburg’s return with additions to 2011 Bowman Sterling

Topps knows how big of a deal its exclusive player Stephen Strasburg was for baseball — and the hobby as a whole last year — before his injury.

Stephen Strasburg returns Tuesday … you ready?

Exactly 368 days after it was revealed that he would need season-ending and career-threatening Tommy John elbow-ligament replacement surgery, Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg’s MLB return was confirmed Tuesday evening.

Bryce Harper’s first team-issued Minor League Baseball card will cost you … $22

Bryce Harper’s sluggish start apparently hasn’t dampened demand for his first pieces of minor-league memorabilia based on prices for Harper’s Hagerstown items on the Maryland team’s webstore, though.

EXCLUSIVE — Stephen Strasburg SuperFractor buyer: “A card like this is just what the industry needs”

Beckett Media learned a bit about the buyer of the $16,000 Stephen Strasburg card — Robert J. Power, a 37-year-old accountant from Michigan — on Monday.

Stephen Strasburg SuperFractor auction ends at $16,403

For 31-year-old Leo Kim, it’s a reality and it’s a $16,304 Stephen Strasburg SuperFractor found in a pack of 2010 Bowman that is up for grabs on eBay right now.

Bryce Harper one of two covers for Beckett Baseball No. 45

Next up for Bryce Harper is an appearance on the cover of Beckett Baseball No. 45 as we explore what drives him — and a bit of the circus that comes on cardboard when you’re dubbed the “LeBron James of baseball” — in a five-page feature story by Beckett’s Jon Gold.