October 4, 2011 | Vol. 12 No. 20
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Collecting 500 Home Run Club Autographs

There are certain clubs in sports that contain the elite within a particular sport. In baseball, membership into one of these prestigious clubs can elevate a player's status to an entirely different level. Just this summer, Derek Jeter joined the 3,000 Hit Club, one of the most exclusive clubs in the game. There is one club that still generates more excitement than any other - The 500 Home Run Club. The biggest names are here such as Mays, Mantle, Williams, Aaron and Ruth but which one of their autographs is the toughest? In the following article, we talk to the collectors who pursue autographs from baseball's elite sluggers. More...


Collecting the Tough 1968 Topps Test Basketball Set

For vintage basketball collectors, there are not too many sets to choose from. You have the classic 1948 Bowman set led by the George Mikan rookie card. There is the 1957 Topps basketball set, one of the toughest vintage trading cards sets to assemble in high grade. The 1960s produced a couple of great issues like the star-studded 1961 Fleer set and the 1969 Topps Tall Boys. Of all of the vintage issues, the one that is clearly the most challenging is the 1968 Topps Test set. Filled with stars and as scarce as you can get, this set is one of the Holy Grails in hoops collecting. In the following piece, collectors share their experience tackling the tough issue. More...
Set Registry Spotlight

The DC Sum Collection - The Number One Current Finest All-Time Great Quarterbacks Set
This 29-card set consists of some of the NFL's finest quarterbacks the sport has to offer. From Sid Luckman to Tom Brady, they're all here. This 2011 Best of the Registry award winning set, with a set rating of 8.40, has taken the top spot since the previous number 1 set was retired. Click here to view this set.

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Clean Sweep Auctions: Ends October 5

Clean Sweep offers ultra-fresh to market material that you will not find anyplace else. This auction is composed of many significant consignments from old time hobby people, and some fine acquisitions. Click here to read more.


Sirius Sports Cards Auctions #39 is Now Open for Bidding and Ends Thursday, October 6

There is the usual assortment of PSA graded 1950-70s baseball cards including a nice run of 1956 Topps baseball. There are PSA football and hockey as well. Click here for more!


MHCC's Fall 2011 Auction Now Open for Bidding! Ends October 20

Mile High Card Company's Fall 2011 auction has just opened for bidding and offers a wide range of quality collectibles. Click here to view and bid.


PSA New Jersey Office Now Open to Provide Greater Assistance to Collectors and Dealers

The new eastern U.S. office of Professional Sports Authenticator and PSA/DNA Authentication Services now is open in Woodbridge, New Jersey. Click here to find out more!



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27,771 Cards for Sale Today valued at $4,722,488

Most Recent Listings:
1915 Cracker Jack 93 Del Pratt PSA NM-MT 8...$1695.00
1962 Fleer 63 Dolph Schayes in Action NM-MT 8...$120.00
1974 Super Bowl VIII-Full Miami 24, Minnesota 7, PSA Authentic...$250.00

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1933 Goudey 53 Babe Ruth PSA NM-MT 8...$42,500.00
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Survey Question

Which of the following MLB players do you feel has the most hobby upside based on the 2011 season?
  1. Matt Kemp
  2. Justin Verlander
  3. Mike Stanton
  4. Ivan Nova
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