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***NOW CLOSED *** FREE STUFF FRIDAY (11-19) — Win a box of 2010-11 Panini Rookies & Stars basketball cards by Chris Olds
November 19, 2010, 5:40 pm
Filed under: NBA, Panini | Tags: , , , , ,

NOW CLOSED

We’re back with another Free Stuff Friday — our weekly ritual where we try and get some cool stuff into the hands of our readers just for answering some simple card-related trivia.

How can you win? Follow the directions below and answer the questions below in a comment right here …  it’s that simple.

Tips: Don’t try stuffing the comments box — it’s one try per person per contest and we’ll check IP addresses — and make sure to include your name and email address so you can be contacted if you win.

Get the question(s) after the jump …

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Rippin’ Retail: Basketball value box by Chris Olds
November 16, 2010, 1:26 pm
Filed under: NBA, Press Pass, Rippin Retail, Topps, Upper Deck | Tags: , , , , ,

Join Beckett Media’s Chris Olds as he rips into a repackage box of random basketball card packs as found at a retail store in this Rippin’ Retail video.

What will he find inside? Watch and find out …



Will you take the $10 Card Shop Challenge? by Chris Olds

By Chris Olds | Editor

An after-work card shop visit a few months ago prompted a challenge to one of my Twitter followers, and that’s something I revisited before my visit to Nick’s Sports Cards on Thursday evening.

I sent another message to the masses curious few who enjoy hearing not much from me 140 characters a time on my Twitter feed. I issued a collecting challenge.

A few replied seeking details, but this time I’m taking it a step further as I want to see what many of you can come up with by hitting your local card shop. (If you don’t have an LCS, hit a retail store.)

Call it the $10 Card Shop Challenge.

Should you choose to accept this mission, you will add something new to your collection — and maybe something more as I’m going to cough something up for the entry that you guys find to be the most interesting or impressive entry of the bunch.

The Mission: Spend $10 or less on something you like but try to land something that will impress the masses. It could be anything cards — but no memorabilia or wax (unless you’re a retail-only person). Are you a vintage fan? A prospector? A non-sport collector? A buyer in bulk? Was it just a good deal you couldn’t refuse?

It’s all game — as long as it only cost you $10 (or less).

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Rippin’ Retail: Random retail packs by Chris Olds
November 5, 2010, 4:17 pm
Filed under: NBA, NFL, Panini, Pro wrestling, Topps, WWE | Tags: , , , ,

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he busts into a few random packs of football, basketball and wrestling cards picked up at a retail store.

What will he find inside?

Watch and find out …



Box Busters: 2010-11 Panini Limited basketball cards by Chris Olds
November 4, 2010, 7:20 pm
Filed under: NBA, Panini | Tags: , , , , ,

Join Beckett Media’s Chris Olds and Rob Springs as they rip into boxes of 2010-11 Panini Limited basketball cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.

What will they find inside? Watch and find out …



***NOW CLOSED*** FREE STUFF FRIDAY (11-5) Contest No. 7 — A Chris Bosh autographed Topps Echelon game-used jersey card by Chris Olds
November 4, 2010, 5:28 pm
Filed under: Free Stuff Friday, NBA, Topps | Tags: , , , , , ,

We’re back with another Free Stuff Friday — our weekly ritual where we try and get some cool stuff into the hands of our readers just for answering some simple card-related trivia.

How can you win? Follow the directions below and answer the questions below in a comment right here …  it’s that simple.

Tips: Don’t try stuffing the comments box — it’s one try per person per contest and we’ll check IP addresses — and make sure to include your name and email address so you can be contacted if you win.

Get the question(s) after the jump …

Continue reading



***NOW CLOSED*** FREE STUFF FRIDAY (11-5) Contest No. 5 — A 2007 Press Pass Legends Dan Majerle autograph card by Chris Olds

We’re back with another Free Stuff Friday — our weekly ritual where we try and get some cool stuff into the hands of our readers just for answering some simple card-related trivia.

How can you win? Follow the directions below and answer the questions below in a comment right here …  it’s that simple.

Tips: Don’t try stuffing the comments box — it’s one try per person per contest and we’ll check IP addresses — and make sure to include your name and email address so you can be contacted if you win.

Get the question(s) after the jump …

Continue reading