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Upper Deck scraps 2010 Ultimate Collection Football; ups ante in 2010-11 SP Authentic Basketball by Chris Olds

By Chris Olds | Editor

Upper Deck released a pair of statements to distributors about two forthcoming products on Monday, with one product getting the red light and the other one getting a green light for some higher-end autograph additions.

First, the company has decided to scrap its plans for a 2010 Ultimate Collection Football set, which would have been a college release under its exclusive deal with the Collegiate Licensing Company. The company cited the present state of the industry, which is crowded with many slow-moving, perhaps overproduced products at this time.

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Box Busters: 2010 SPx Football by Chris Olds
November 22, 2010, 5:28 pm
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Join Beckett Football‘s Dan Hitt and Andrew Tolentino as they rip into a box of 2010 SPx Football from Upper Deck in this latest edition of Box Busters.

What will they find inside? Watch and find out…



Ryan Mathews busts boxes of Upper Deck football cards by Chris Olds

He’s no Tracy Hackler — whew — but San Diego Chargers rookie running back Ryan Mathews recently ripped a box of 2010 Sweet Spot football cards while visiting with Upper Deck.

What will he find inside?Will he find himself?

Watch and find out …



Box Busters: 2010 Donruss Elite Extra Edition baseball cards by Chris Olds

Join Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into boxes of not-even-out-yet 2010 Donruss Elite Extra Edition baseball cards in this latest episode of Box Busters, a box break so big it couldn’t be contained in just one video.

What will they find inside?

Watch and find out … Part 1 is above and Part 2 is after the jump.

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Box Busters: 2010 Sweet Spot football cards by Chris Olds
September 21, 2010, 2:40 pm
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Join Beckett Media’s Tracy Hackler and Dan Hitt as they rip into a box of 2010 Sweet Spot football cards in this latest episode of Box Busters.

What will they find inside? Watch and find out …



First look: Pamela Anderson’s baseball card by Chris Olds

A week ago, we brought to you the news that actress and former Playboy model Pamela Anderson will appear on a baseball card in the upcoming Donruss Elite Extra Edition baseball set from Panini America.

Well, now here’s the first look at the card itself.

It’s No. 100 in the base set and she will be signing 35 copies of the card for inclusion in packs.

Will there be other Fans of the Game since Anderson is noted as being one?

I’d bet so, but we’ll have to wait and see.

Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an e-mail to him at colds@beckett.com. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.



USA Baseball deal lets Topps present top prospects earlier than ever by Chris Olds

To collectors of USA Baseball cards this is nothing new, but Topps touted its crop of top 2011 draft picks that can already be found in its upcoming 2010 Bowman sets because of its deal as the exclusive manufacturer of USA cards.

Oh, and it also offered on Friday a sneak peek at the first USA Baseball cards for this year’s teams, which will be all over upcoming sets.

Here’s the info, straight from Topps:

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