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Beckett Baseball No. 59 contest teaser by Chris Olds

Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds gives you a sneak peek at an item you have a chance to own if you pick up an upcoming issue.

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Relic Wear lets collectors take their memorabilia everywhere by Chris Olds

Every collector knows that storage and display of their prized memorabilia pieces presents challenges.

But there’s a new product that solves that and allows the owner to take their memorabilia with them anywhere they go.

Well, as long as they’re wearing it.

Relic Wear is a new line of limited-edition bracelets, keyrings and pendants which include at least one piece of game-used sports memorabilia from some of the biggest names in baseball and hockey.

“At the moment [we’re] geared toward hockey and the Winter Olympics,” said Alex Malone, the founder of Relic Wear, via email. “[But] we will even be providing a service for collectors to send us their game used patches to be made into custom pendants for them.”

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Must-See TV: The Legendary Collection of Marshall Fogel by Tracy Hackler

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For those who haven’t seen CNBC sports business reporter Darren Rovell‘s captivating story on Denver attorney Marshall Fogel‘s breathtaking memorabilia collection, it’s absolutely must-see stuff. Don’t walk to watch it. Run. Now!

— Tracy Hackler



Preview gallery: 2009 Goodwin Champions baseball cards by Chris Olds

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Upper Deck has released more images of card in its forthcoming Goodwin Champions baseball set, which will arrive in September.

Find more on Goodwin here, here, and here.

Check out more from the set after the jump. (Click for a closer look.)

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Preview gallery: 2009 SP Legendary Cuts baseball by Chris Olds

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Upper Deck released preview images and product information for its 2009 SP Legendary Cuts baseball set on Wednesday.

Now scheduled for a June release, each box of Cuts will include four memorabilia cards along with seven 20th Anniversary inserts.

Each 16-box case, however, will include two Cut Signature cards, one Mystery Cut redemption card, two autographed cards and one 20th Anniversary memorabilia card.

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Upper Deck includes Joe DiMaggio card in 2009 set by Chris Olds
February 11, 2009, 8:34 pm
Filed under: Hall of Fame, MLB, Upper Deck | Tags: , , , ,

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Upper Deck and the estate of Joe DiMaggio are celebrating their exclusive agreement with a limited-edition DiMaggio card (#0) inserted into the company’s 2009 Series 1 baseball packs.

The card shows DiMaggio after he tied the MLB hit streak record at 44 in 1941 before going on to set the record at 56.

A multi-year agreement between Upper Deck and the estate to produce trading cards of the “Yankee Clipper” became an exclusive deal in December. The deal includes memorabilia and cut signature cards.

“We are thrilled to be able to work with the estate of one of the biggest names in baseball history,” said Jason Masherah, Upper Deck’s senior brand manager. “Collectors and sports fans should be excited about finding Joe DiMaggio content inside of many of Upper Deck’s 2009 baseball card releases. In this day and age when records fall frequently, DiMaggio still holds one of the most amazing baseball achievements of all time.”

Chris Olds has collected sports cards and memorabilia since 1987. Before coming to Beckett Media, he wrote about the hobby for the Orlando Sentinel on his blog, SportsStuff, and for the San Antonio Express-News and The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News. Do you have a comment, question or idea? Send e-mail to him at colds@beckett.com.



DiMaggio Cut Signature Card Winner Announced by Pepper Hastings
April 21, 2008, 3:27 pm
Filed under: Topps | Tags: , , , , ,

Wanna know who won a 2007 Topps Sterling Joe DiMaggio Cut Auto card in a recent Beckett Baseball Plus contest? Here’s a Beckett Behind the Scenes look at how that winner was chosen.