Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Gripes about the new Beckett


I received the new Beckett (Apr. 2007) on Monday Mar 19th -- about a week later than usual. I hope this an abberation, but in the dozen years I've been a Beckett Baseball subscriber, I don't recall ever getting it this late. Am I the only one?
Nonetheless, I was very disappointed with this month's issue. I figured that the reason Beckett was late this month was that it was being held up to include pricing on 2007 Topps. Well, guess what set isn't in the new Beckett?

Not only that, but there are no new reviews and previews for two products (Fleer and Topps Heritage) that have been out for weeks now -- one of which your correspondent has already reviewed!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

The monthly Beckett mags have been in decline for some time now. A lot less editorial, they've reverted to using newspaper like paper stock and if they don't include new pricing in a timely manner what is the point of the magazine exactly ? Seems like they have decided that on-line is their future but even the website is less informative than it used to be....the Beckett name is better than this but it seems like they are slowing destroying that brand.....another example of company gets sold to a new owner who doesn't seem to have the same passion as the original owner....Topps please don't follow the same path......

Anonymous said...

I got mine yesterday -- the 20th.

Rick said...

Paper magazines are going the way of feather pens and powdered wigs. The Internets has replaced anything paper magazines were able to do.