April 17, 2012 | Vol. 13 No. 8
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Collecting a Connection to the Past, That's the Ticket!

There are a lot of different things to collect in the sports memorabilia hobby but one area that seems to be generating more and more interest as time passes is ticket collecting. There are lots of different tickets a person can collect such as Super Bowl tickets in football or even concert tickets for fans of music. Robert Levine, a longtime collector, has decided to make his move into this evolving area. Levine's focus is on important baseball tickets, especially vintage examples. In the following interview, Levine shares his desire to pursue what so many baseball fans simply threw away after the games were over years ago. More...


A Penny for Your Thoughts

The sports memorabilia hobby has come a long way since the hobby boom of the 1980s. What was once considered the wild west has now changed as credible third party authentication and grading services have helped stabilize a once completely unstable market. While positive changes like this have helped the industry mature, the hobby still has a long way to go. Is there something our hobby can learn from more mature collectible fields such as coins? In the following article, Joe Orlando talks about his experience at a major coin show and how we, as an industry, might be able to learn a thing or two from a much older hobby. More...

Set Registry Spotlight

More Stars Than in the Heavens - The Number One Current Finest 1961-62 Fleer Basketball Set
With a set consisting of Hall of Famers and some of the greatest names in the sport of basketball, this set is aptly named. This 66-card set is home to rookie cards of Elgin Baylor, Wilt Chamberlain, Oscar Robertson, and Jerry West, just to name a few. This collector has not only completed this set, he has done so with a 9.34 set rating which is not far from the all-time finest possible of 9.61. One can truly say this is a near perfect set and it's no surprise that this is a multi-award winning set. What an amazing collection of stars! Click here for a look.

PSA Set Registry Awards
It's getting to be that time of year again. As usual, the awards deadline is scheduled for the end of May. Any card request you send in to update a player set (assuming that the card qualifies) will be added to the set by May 31st, however, you must submit your request no later than April 30th. Requests received after April will be added beginning in June. Click here for more information on the PSA Set Registry awards.

Set Registry Special
All Sports and Non-Sports - $10 Per Card/10-card minimum - cards valued under $250 each. Click here for details.


Goodwin & Company's Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons XL: Final Days to Bid

Auction ends April 19. Click here to view and bid!


Sirius Sports Cards Auction #53 Is Now Open for Bidding. Ends Thursday, April 19

This auction features 960 lots for auction with many high grade and low pop cards for collectors to complete their sets from the 1950s through the 1970s. There are nice groups of 1960 Topps Baseball with many 8s and 9s, a 1951 Topps Red Back Set all PSA Graded with many 8s and 9s, 1972 Topps Basketball, 1915 Cracker Jacks and much more in the card department! We also have many autographed baseballs authenticated by PSA/DNA and coins graded by PCGS to round out the auction. Click here for more.

T206 Wagner Card Highlights Memory Lane's Holy Grail Auction. Now Open for Bidding, Ends May 5

The T206 Honus Wagner remains the hobby's signature card: ultra scarce, highly sought after and over time, usually a pretty good investment, too. Collectors will have a chance to chase down the elusive Wagner card when Memory Lane opens its 'Holy Grail Auction' this spring. Click here for more!

Legendary Auctions March Sale Exceeds Expectations

Legendary Auctions, a premier sports memorabilia auction house, announced recently that that its March sales delivered the results it had promised... and then some. The sale, which included over 2,800 lots of high-end Sports and Americana collectibles, included the first major installment of the Chad Drier Collection - the hobby's largest private offering since the Halper Collection. Click here to read more!

Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities Announces Successful Completion of Its Spring 2012 Auction

Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities' Spring 2012 catalog/Internet auction event concluded on Thursday, April 5, and the auction generated total prices realized of $680,250. Key 1950's Baseball Hall-of-Famers, high grade football, and Set Registry rarities were especially strong. Click here to read more.




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Collectors Corner

25,478 Cards for Sale Today valued at $4,063,339

Most Recent Listings:
1965 Topps 71 O'Donoghue PSA GEM MT 10...$540.00
1951 Berk Ross 4-15 Charles Justice PSA NM-MT 8...$95.00
1966 Topps 130 Gump Worsley All Star PSA NM-MT 8...$850
Most Valuable Listings:
1952 Topps 311 Mickey Mantle PSA NM-MT 8OC...$34,000.00
1909 E90-1 American Joe Jackson PSA GOOD 2...$15,500.00
1911 Turkey Red Cabinets Ty Cobb Checklist Back PSA EX 5...$14,500.00
Survey Question

Which National League player's start has you most excited about collecting during the 2012 season?
  1. Stephen Strasburg
  2. Matt Kemp
  3. Javy Guerra
  4. Roy Halladay
Click here to answer, and to view last issue's survey results.
 
     
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