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Beckett President unveils upcoming website changes by Chris Olds
January 5, 2011, 11:52 am
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Dear Beckett Customer,

Back in July, we estimated the new site launch for the end of December.  We have moved that date by a bit.  The new site will launch by end of this month – yes, January 2011 – in the next few weeks.  I moved it by a few weeks for several reasons, but the overall gist of the conversation is that we want as close to perfection as possible upon release, and that includes new server location with all-new hardware.  We ran into a bit of a snag having the new hardware set up on time.  We also have a bit more work to do to complete all the data migration.  This will allow all of your account history to be included in the migration.

Besides eliminating all of the current load/timeout issues and increasing site speed, our team thought you might like to hear about some of the additions and changes for the new site:

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Buster Posey: NL Rookie of the Year & BSCM cover star by Chris Olds

The Baseball Writers’ Association of America selected San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey as the 2010 National League Rookie of the Year on Monday.

On Wednesday, he’ll begin arriving in sports card shops around the country on the cover of the December issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly.

We’re just sayin’ …



FREE STUFF FRIDAY (11-5) — Win San Francisco Giants stuff & more! by Chris Olds

We’re back with another batch of Free Stuff Friday contests where we get cool stuff into collectors’ hands just for answering card-related trivia, which can be found on Beckett.com. (You don’t need a subscription to look up the answers.)

It’s as easy as answering via a comment at the links below. Here’s a rundown of this week’s contests…

No. 1 — A 2010 Topps National Chicle Madison Bumgarner autograph

No. 2 — A lot of four San Francisco Giants game-used memorabilia baseball cards

No. 3 — A lot of three TRISTAR Ken Anderson TNA Wrestling cards (autograph match-used and rare /5 insert)

No. 4 — A John Wall Sports Illustrated Uncirculated (first cover appearance) issue

No. 5 — A 2007 Press Pass Legends Dan Majerle autograph card

No. 6 — A 2010 Topps Finest Madison Bumgarner autographed patch (only 25 exist)

No. 7 — A Chris Bosh autographed Topps Echelon game-used jersey card



FREE STUFF FRIDAY (10-15) — Take the Panini six-pack challenge 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 at the links below …  it’s that simple.

Here’s the rundown of this week’s contests — a six-pack of absolute madness … all courtesy of Panini America — after the jump.

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***NOW CLOSED*** FREE STUFF FRIDAY (10-15) Contest No. 6 — Win a hobby pack of 2010 Panini Absolute Memorabilia Football 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 …

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***NOW CLOSED*** FREE STUFF FRIDAY (10-15) Contest No. 5 — Win a hobby pack of 2010 Panini Absolute Memorabilia Football 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 …

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***NOW CLOSED*** FREE STUFF FRIDAY (10-15) Contest No. 4 — Win a hobby pack of 2010 Panini Absolute Memorabilia Football 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 …

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