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Box Busters: 2010 Panini Plates & Patches by Chris Olds
January 26, 2011, 8:12 pm
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Join Beckett Football’s Dan Hitt and Andrew Tolentino as they rip into a pair of 2010 Panini Plates & Patches football boxes from Panini America in this latest edition of Box Busters.

What will they find inside? Watch and find out …



Box Busters: 2010 Topps Supreme by Chris Olds
January 26, 2011, 8:08 pm
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Join Beckett Football’s Dan Hitt and Andrew Tolentino as they open a pair of 2010 Topps Supreme football card boxes in this latest edition of Box Busters.

What’s inside? Watch and find out …



Allen & Ginter Super Bowl Champions cards return to eTopps by Susan Lulgjuraj

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor

With the NFL getting closer and closer to its Super Bowl champions, Topps has released a new set of Allen & Ginter Super Bowl Champions on its ETopps.com website.

The first three cards in the 15-card set were released on Monday with Howie Long, Jerome Bettis and Vince Lombardi.

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Danny Woodhead’s cardboard drought will end soon — but don’t expect any autographs by Chris Olds

By Chris Olds | Editor

He’s a small-town guy from Nebraska who went to a small school — Chadron State — where he was the best player in the nation two years in a row as the winner of the Harlon Hill Trophy and destroyed the record books with 7,962 rushing yards and 109 touchdowns, both NCAA records.

He went undrafted in 2008 and toiled on the New York Jets practice squad before getting some playing time last season. He was cut earlier this year after getting attention on HBO’s Hard Knocks and featured treatment from Coach Rex Ryan‘s memorable mouth (“Look at that little *&^%$#$,” said Ryan, watching a preseason touchdown), only to sign on with the New England Patriots where he’s become a cult hero of sorts.

He’s a small-in-stature guy, just 5-foot-7 (though 200 pounds), who could probably blend in well behind the counter at your local fast food joint or working the shelves at Modell’s — after all, he has sold his own football jerseys in relative anonymity despite the fact that he scored six touchdowns this season while playing alongside the likes of Tom Brady and Wes Welker.

And worst of all? He has yet to appear on a single licensed NFL trading card released in pack form. (But that will soon change — keep reading.)

His name? Danny Woodhead.

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Box Busters: 2010 Panini Century Collection by Chris Olds

Join Beckett Media’s Chris Olds and Bryan Hornbeck as they rip into a pair of 2010 Panini Century Collection boxes in this latest episode of Box Busters.

What will they find inside? Watch and find out …





Box Busters: 2010 Bowman Sterling football cards by Chris Olds
December 30, 2010, 4:08 pm
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Join Beckett Media’s Dan Hitt and Andrew Tolentino as they rip into boxes of 2010 Bowman Sterling football cards from Topps in this latest episode of Box Busters.

What will they find inside? Watch and find out…



Box Busters: 2010 Topps Magic Football by Chris Olds
December 30, 2010, 3:49 pm
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Join Beckett Media’s Dan Hitt and Andrew Tolentino as they rip into a box of 2010 Topps Magic football cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.

What will they find inside? Watch and find out …



Box Busters: 2010 Limited football cards by Chris Olds
December 23, 2010, 2:33 pm
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Join Beckett Media’s Dan Hitt and Andrew Tolentino as they rip into a pair of 2010 Limited Football packs from Panini America in this latest edition of Box Busters.

What will they find inside? Watch and find out …



Box Busters: 2010 Gridiron Gear by Chris Olds
December 11, 2010, 10:39 am
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Join Beckett Football’s Dan Hitt and Andrew Tolentino as they rip into a box of 2010 Gridiron Gear in this latest edition of Box Busters.

What will they find inside? Watch and find out …



Box Busters: 2010 Topps Prime Football by Chris Olds
December 11, 2010, 10:36 am
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Join Beckett Media’s Dan Hitt and Andrew Tolentino as they rip into boxes of 2010 Topps Prime in this latest edition of Box Busters.

What will they find inside? Watch and find out …



Topps teases Five Star football with Favre photos by Susan Lulgjuraj

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor

As the end of the year nears, the makers of the two biggest football products are splashing around images, looking to entice collectors.

We’ve already seen some of what Panini has to offer with 2010 National Treasures.

This time, Topps puts the focus on its big venture.

Topps is slowly releasing photos from Topps Five Star, which will run upwards of $500 a box. A hobby box consists of one pack of five cards with four on-card autographs and one jumbo Relic card.

Many collectors drool when they see those three words: on-card autographs.

Topps plans on releasing more photos in the upcoming days, but the first go-around with the product features Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre. See them after the jump.

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Box Busters: 2010 Topps Unrivaled Football by Chris Olds
December 7, 2010, 4:15 pm
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Join Beckett Football’s Dan Hitt and Andrew Tolentino as they rip into a box of 2010 Topps Unrivaled football cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.

What will they find inside? Watch and find out …



Box Busters: 2010 Triple Threads Football by Chris Olds

Join Beckett Football’s Dan Hitt and Andrew Tolentino as they rip into a pair of 2010 Topps Triple Threads football card boxes in this latest edition of Box Busters.

What will they find inside? Watch and find out …



Preview Gallery: 2010 Panini Gridiron Gear RG Gems autographs by Chris Olds

By Chris Olds | Editor

Panini America released a handful of preview images to tease what’s coming in 2010 Gridiron Gear, which arrives this week with some hidden surprises.

What kinds of surprises?

Well, for starters there are the Rookie Gridiron Gems cards that have an autograph on a jersey swatch that is concealed inside the card. Collectors can pull out its inner panel to see the entire signature.

You’ll see more of the cards after the jump, and you see the rest of the cards from the set online starting with a batch right here and you’ll have the chance to win one of these cards from a top running back in the class in the next issue of Beckett Football. (That’ll be in hobby shops and chain stores around the country by next month … )

Until then, you can see five cards — before and after autograph reveals — after the jump.

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Box Busters: 2010 Certified Football by Chris Olds
November 22, 2010, 5:33 pm
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Join Beckett Football‘s Dan Hitt and Andrew Tolentino as they rip into a pair of 2010 Certified boxes from Panini America in this latest edition of Box Busters.

What will they find inside? Watch and find out …



First look: 2010 National Treasures Football by Susan Lulgjuraj

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor

Those sneaky card guys over at Panini America couldn’t hang on to photos of 2010 National Treasures Football any longer. They couldn’t keep the lid on the final and most expensive product in their 2010 football line.

National Treasures is consistently one of the most anticipated sets since it debuted in 2006. The high-end product features sharp photos, beautiful patches and a good mix of legend, veteran and rookie autographs.

The product isn’t due out until March 2, 2011, but Panini just couldn’t hide its preview photos any longer.

A $400-pack gets you eight cards. The preview photos show players such as Tom Brady, Johnny Unitas and Sam Bradford, all guys at the top of the game or quickly on the rise.

See the gallery — and more — after the jump.

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Panini America readies first Ernie Davis memorabilia card by Chris Olds

By Chris Olds | Editor

Tucked among the behind-the-scenes images that Panini America released on Friday documenting its quality control process was a gem probably missed by many.

What is it?

The first memorabilia card of former Syracuse star and Cleveland Browns legend Ernie Davis.

Davis was the first black player to win the Heisman Trophy and appeared to be set for a fine pro career — he was the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft (also a social first) in 1962 — before he was diagnosed with leukemia and died at age 23 on May 18, 1963. His only appearance on a professional field came when he was introduced to the crowd during a preseason game at Cleveland Stadium.

Davis’ story was the subject of a recent major motion picture, The Express, as well, but despite all of that, he still hasn’t yet had an extensive number of football cards — and not a single memorabilia card.

All that changes when 2010 Certified arrives in hobby shops on Nov. 17.

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Box Busters: 2010 Panini Crown Royale football cards by Chris Olds
November 4, 2010, 7:28 pm
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Join Beckett Media’s Andrew Tolentino and Dan Hitt as they rip into a pair of 2010 Panini Crown Royale football cards in this latest episode of Box Busters.

What will they find inside? Watch and find out …