A funny thing happened last week when I bought the latest issue of Beckett Baseball, #274. I found myself reading three stories in their magazine I had already known about for weeks. First was the issue with the Bowman Chrome Red Refractors that was old news on the Beckett message board, the other was the end of Bowman Heritage line, and the last was the unique backgrounds and messages in ’07 Bowman Heritage. So if some of the articles were not useful and the price guide long lost its supremacy to eBay then what is left? Well, this is it.
Beckett Baseball will no longer be a monthly issue. Their only monthly release will be an all-sport magazine, similar to Tuff Stuff but if you are not into Golf and Hockey cards then you will still have an option for an all-baseball release but only bi-monthly. At first I freaked out at the idea of not having Beckett every month but long before this announcement came I had grown tired of their tiny section of articles and addition of a Nascar section. I hope this new direction brings in a new era for the #1 price guide publication on the market.