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Box Busters: Ghost Whisperer Seasons 3-4 by Chris Olds

Beckett Media’s Chris Olds and Bryan Hornbeck as they rip into a box of Ghost Whisperer Seasons 3-4 cards from Breygent Marketing in this latest edition of Box Busters.

What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

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Artist Kevin John produces sketch cards for Pop Century set by Chris Olds

Phoenix-based sports artist Kevin John created 800 full-color sketch cards for the newly released Razor Pop Century set, which makes its debut this week at the National Sports Collectors Convention in Baltimore.

The line, now part of the Leaf Trading Cards label, includes three autographed cards and three memorabilia cards per box.

Among the sketches done by John are William Shatner, Henry Winkler, Stan Lee, Kim Kardashian, Davy Jones, Bo Derek and others.

“This really takes my work in an entirely new direction,” said the artist. “It allows the average collector to obtain original artwork that is usually reserved for my celebrity and athlete clients. Razor is an industry leader in collectible card products, and it’s an honor to be chosen as their solo artist for this series.”



Bustin’ wax: 2009 Topps American Heritage by Chris Olds

Join Beckett Media’s Chris Olds as he rips into a blaster box of 2009 Topps American Heritage — a throwback box break just for fun.

What will he find inside this history-laden Blaster Box? Watch and find out.



Unusual inclusions in Allen & Ginter just keep coming … by Chris Olds

The annual mystery that is the Allen & Ginter baseball set keeps evolving on the day after the popular Topps product’s arrival.

From Topps employee autographs to the Jack and the Beanstalk bean Relic card, there seems to be more unusual inclusions than ever.

Among them? Fire-eater Hubertus Wawra‘s torch wicks, champion stacker Max Poser‘s dominoes, illusionist David Blaine‘s playing cards, Preston Pittman‘s turkey caller, Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson‘s leotard, Tony Hawk‘s skateboard, Rory the flying dog’s Frisbees, and juggler Anthony Gatto‘s pins.

And we’re sure this is just the start of some of the unusual inclusions …

See them all after the jump.

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Box Busters: Star Wars Empire Strikes Back 3D by Chris Olds
June 29, 2010, 4:58 pm
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Beckett Media’s Keith Hower, Brian Fleischer and Bryan Hornbeck rip into a box of the latest Star Wars product from Topps in this rather Forceful edition of Box Busters.

What will they find?

Watch and find out …



Topps unveils Avatar trading card set by Chris Olds

How do you say certified autograph in Na’vi?

Topps unveiled on Monday its plans for an Avatar 3D trading card set that will arrive in September to coincide with the release of the extended version of the movie on Blu-Ray.

The set will consist of 48 widevision-sized cards — three per pack — with plans for certified autographs from select cast members as well as sketch cards, pending the approval of Twentieth Century Fox.

The James Cameron film grossed more than $749 million in the United States and $2.7 billion world-wide.

See more of the cards after the jump.

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Box Busters: 2010 Razor Poker cards by Chris Olds
May 28, 2010, 3:29 pm
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Join Beckett Media’s Tracy Hackler and Bryan Hornbeck as they rip into a pair of 2010 Razor Poker boxes in this latest episode of Box Busters.

What will they find inside? How can you win a box?

Watch the video and find out…