|PSA Insider - April 5, 2011 | Vol. 12 Number 6|
Goodwin & Company Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons XXXII is now open for bidding and closes on April 14, 2011. Auction highlights include: T206 Sweet Caporal Eddie Plank PSA 6 EX-MT, Ultra Rare Ty Cobb W600 Sporting Life Cabinet, Incredible Ed Delahanty W600 Sporting Life Cabinet PSA 6, 1911 T5 Pinkerton Cabinets #616 Joe Jackson, and much more. There are 110 lots of great graded sports cards! Visit www.goodwinandco.com to bid and or register for the current auction. Click here for more.
Collect Auctions Showcases Vintage Vending Boxes and More: Auction Ending April 7
Collect Auctions' bidding is live with the current auction ending April 7. The auction, which can be viewed at www.collectauctions.com, has a strong mix of vintage sports cards, autographs and game-used items, while featuring an unprecedented selection of unopened vending boxes from all four major sports, led by 1968-69 Topps Hockey, 1971 Topps Series 1 Football and 1970 Topps Series 1 Football boxes. Click here to find out more!
Sirius Sports Cards Auction #28: Ends April 7
There are 384 lots for auction that will end on Thursday, April 7, 2011, at 11 PM EST using the 15 minute rule. This auction features many high-grade and low-pop cards for collectors to complete their sets from the 1950s through the 1970s. Be sure to visit www.siriussportsauctions.com to register and bid today!
Excitement Builds For REA: Baseball World's Most Anticipated Auction!
Inside the catalog will be hundreds of items worthy of the most prestigious collections in the world, both public and private. The final date of bidding in this year's auction will be Saturday, May 7. Bidding begins April 15 by fax, phone, or the Internet via the REA website at www.robertedwardauctions.com. Total sales for the event are expected to exceed $5 million. Click here for more details.
Hank Aaron 1954 Rookie Jersey Expected to Reach $200,000+ in April at Heritage Auctions
The Milwaukee Braves baseball jersey that Hank Aaron - arguably the greatest living hero of the golden age of America's pastime - wore in 1954, the year that began his fabled career, will be the centerpiece of Heritage Auctions' April 21-22 Signature® Sports Memorabilia Auction. Click here for more about this exciting auction.
Personal Memorabilia of Boston Celtics Legend Arnold "Red" Auerbach to be offered in SCP Auctions' April 15-30 Auction
The first part of the substantive collection representing Auerbach's extraordinary professional life will be a part of the April 2011 auction. Bidding will open to registered bidders on www.scpauctions.com on Friday, April 15, and conclude Saturday, April 30. Click here to learn more.
Legendary Auctions: Final days for Consignments for May 25-26 Auction: Ends this Friday!
Legendary's consignment deadline is approaching for their May 25-26 Auction of Sports, Americana and Photography. This auction will feature a complete 1952 Topps Set with every card offered individually! Be sure to contact Legendary Auctions today! Click here to read more!
Question: When someone refers to a bat surface being "planed," what does that mean?
Answer: A planed surface may be found on some vintage bats, though it is fairly rare. Sometimes, this was done by a person at the bat factory so they could document the bat upon its return by the player (possibly after cracking it, etc.). They would plane the surface so they could write along the barrel in grease pencil. Other times, you can see bats with planed surfaces where players autographed the bat. The flatter surface simply made it easier to sign. Finally, and very rarely, you may see a planed surface where a player was altering the barrel for game or practice reasons. In these rare cases, there are rules that prevent players from altering bats in certain ways and any major form of barrel flattening would prevent the bat (if caught by an umpire) from being used in a game.
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