October 18, 2011 | Vol. 12 No. 21
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The 1962 Post Cereal Football Set: A Challenge to Collect in High-Grade

The 1962 Post Cereal football set is one of the most comprehensive card productions from the 1960s despite not being produced by a mainstream manufacturer like Fleer or Topps. This hand-cut issue contained 200 cards and each card had to be removed from a box of cereal. Included were many of the top gridiron stars of the day, including the likes of Johnny Unitas, but which card is the toughest to find? In the following article, collectors of this football issue answer that very question and more. More...


Authentic Deception

There are moments in the hobby when you want to exclaim, "Now, I have seen it all." In recent times, PSA President Joe Orlando had one of those moments. Just when he thought he had seen it all, Orlando was presented with something part sinister and part bizarre. In the following piece, Orlando discusses a strange practice from the world of autographs where the autographs are genuine but something else is fraudulent. More...
Set Registry Spotlight

Three for the Ages - The Number One Current Finest The Big Three Basketball Mega Set
In the world of basketball cards, there are no more important sets than the three that make up this mega-set. From the classic 1948 Bowman set to the defect-plagued 1957 Topps issue to the ultra-bright 1961 Fleer cards, three different manufacturers are part of this 218-card run. The three-set run includes classic rookies from some of the biggest names in the sport including but not limited to George Mikan, Bob Cousy, Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Oscar Robertson, Elgin Baylor and Jerry West. The three sets carry individual GPAs of 8.97 (1948 Bowman), 8.35 (1957 Topps) and 9.34 (1961 Fleer) - all three being the finest on the All-Time list. It is hard to imagine a collection ever eclipsing this group. Click here to view this multi-award winning set..

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MHCC's Auction Offers Several Extreme Rarities: Ends October 20

Mile High Card Company's fall auction will culminate on October 20th. The auction has been met with exceptional interest and excitement for the nearly 1,450-lot event! Click here to read more.


Sirius Sports Cards Auctions #40 Is Now Open for Bidding and Ends Thursday, October 20

There are 459 lots for auction that will end on Thursday, October 20, 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 1960s. Click here for more!


T206 Wagner, Top Shelf Vintage Cards Populate Memory Lane's "I Own It Now" Catalog: Now Open, Ends October 19

There are plenty of cards and artifacts in the catalog that would qualify as a "headliner," but whenever a T206 Honus Wagner card is available, it has to take center stage. Click here to read more!


Diamond Star Sports Cards Announces Pete Rose, Maury Wills, Vida Blue and Bill Madlock Will Be Signing at Its Glendale Show, October 28-30, 2011

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Introducing the 8D Network - A Sports Auction House and a Community for Athletes and the Charities They Support

Chambliss Historic 1976 Yankees ALCS Jersey to be Auctioned December 9. Click here to for more!



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27,835 Cards for Sale Today valued at $4,694,206

Most Recent Listings:
1914 Polo Grounds Game Joe Jackson PSA EX 5..$2,500.00
1911 M116 Sporting life Jim Delehanty PSA NM-MT 8..$550.00
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