Beckett Media has launched a new magazine aimed at vintage sports card collectors and a new paperback checklist/information guide focused on older cards in all sports.
Beckett Vintage Collector magazine debuts this month with a look back at the cards of the 1950s, features on the Topps vs. Bowman war and Kellogg’s cards, test issues, rare football sets and other stories. There’s a Q&A session with Beckett Publications founder Jim Beckett, who remains an active collector but is no longer involved in day-to-day operations.
“Beckett Vintage Collector is unlike any other current Beckett monthly title in that it is not a price guide magazine — its focus is on vintage news and information,” said Mike Payne, who is Beckett Media’s Editorial Director. “There are what we call ‘mini price guides’ on certain pages, but they are there in the body of the copy to enhance the editorial pages. This magazine aims to inform and entertain.”
You can order a copy via Amazon.
Beckett Vintage Almanac, a whopping 544-page book, has also been released. It has complete listings for all of the major sports card sets from the past.
Beckett is touting larger, easier-to-read type and more photographs than similar publications it has produced.
It’s $49.95 and can be ordered here.