August 21, 2012 | Vol. 13 No. 18
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The 1966 Batman Weeties & Rice Krinkles and MacLeans Toothpaste Sets: Holy Cereal and Toothpaste Cards, Batman!

In the 1970s and 1980s, the superhero landscape was dominated by characters like Superman and The Incredible Hulk. From the 1990s-present, there have been several superhero mega-hits at the movies, including multiple installments of Iron Man and Spider-Man. That said, no comic book character has been more popular than Batman. First with a series of movies in the 1990s and then a spectacular trilogy in the 2000s, culminating with the current 2013 finale - The Dark Knight Rises. The 1960s saw the rise of Batman on television and in trading cards, including this 1966 cereal and toothpaste issue. In the article to follow, we take a closer look at this obscure Batman set. More...



1964 Topps Football: A Set that Will Leave You Star-Struck

The 1964 Topps football card set is one that often gets overlooked by the collecting public. Sandwiched in between the colorful 1963 Topps issue and the classic 1965 Topps Tall Boy set, the 1964 release suffers a bit of what is likened to middle child syndrome. The 176-card set is devoid of any major rookie cards, although it does have a few, including a HOF rookie card in #92 Buck Buchanan. The set also features some tough short prints and a final checklist card, which is widely regarded as the most valuable card in the set. In the following article, we explore this gridiron set more with the 2013 NFL season right around the corner. More...
Set Registry Spotlight

St. Bea - The Number One Current Finest 1957-58 Topps Basketball Set
If you are familiar with this staple basketball issue then you know just how hard it is to find specimens in PSA NM-MT 8 or better condition. Consider this: in the history of the registry, there have been only three people to complete the set with a GPA of PSA 8 or higher. The cards are subject to all sorts of condition obstacles including poor centering and terrible print defects. The 80-card set, which is absolutely packed with Hall of Fame rookie cards and short prints, contains several keys. The Bob Cousy and Bill Russell rookie lead the way, along with extremely tough first and last cards in the set (#1 Nat Clifton and #80 Dick Schnittker). This wonderful set ranks #2 all-time with an excellent GPA of 8.07. Click here for a look.

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Make Plans to Attend the Long Beach Expo in Long Beach CA, September 6-8, 2012 and View the Famous E98 Baseball Cards

Some of the century-old rare, series E98 baseball cards that recently generated national headlines – the treasure trove of 1910-era cards discovered in an Ohio house attic – will be publicly exhibited for the first time on the West Coast at the Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com). The show is open to the public in the Long Beach, California Convention Center, 100 S. Pine Ave., September 6 - 8, 2012. Read more!
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Goldin Auctions Announces Its Premier Auction Coming Fall 2012

Goldin Auctions invites you to register to receive a free full color catalog for our upcoming Fall 2012 Premier Auction of Sports Memorabilia and Collectibles. Hobby veteran Ken Goldin has formed Goldin Auctions (www.goldinauctions.com) and the first auction is scheduled for the Fall of 2012. The auction will feature 1,000 lots of the finest Sports Memorabilia and Collectibles in the industry featuring a 1980 Philadelphia Phillies World Series Ring, 1995-96 Michael Jordan Game Worn Jersey, Michael Jordan Signed American Express Card, 1981 Cal Ripken Rookie Game Used Bat, High Grade 1934 New York Yankees Team Signed Baseball with Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, 1976 Cincinnati Reds World Series Trophy, 1908-1910 Ty Cobb Game Used Baseball Bat, Roberto Alomar Gold Glove Award, Abraham Lincoln Signed Document, Avengers #1 Marvel Comic Book, Babe Ruth Signed Baseball Bat, complete T201 set, World Series programs, the Bernie Parent and Dave Schultz collections, including trophies, game used jerseys, sticks and much, much more. Click here to read more!


Goodwin & Company's Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons XLIII: Closes on Thursday, August 23

Goodwin & Company's auction highlights include a recently graded, new to the hobby T206 Wagner that represents one of the last opportunities for the collector to add the hobby's most coveted baseball card to their collection without spending over half a million dollars. Also included is an eye-appealing Babe Ruth rookie card with a Standard Biscuit reverse, the only PSA graded Tin Top Joe Jackson and a fabulous single-signed Babe Ruth baseball graded PSA 8 - all items that would be the ultimate treasure in even the most advanced collection. Click here to read more!


Sirius Sports Cards Auction #62 Is Now Open for Bidding and Ends Thursday, August 23

There are 732 lots for auction that will end on Thursday, August 23, 2012, 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. Click here for more!


Babe Ruth Rookie Card, Unopened Cello Box Pac Memory Lane Auction

Launched at this year's National Sports Collectors Convention, Memory Lane's Historic Rarities Auction generated $1.88 million in bids, paced by a 1916 M11-5 Sporting News Babe Ruth rookie card and a complete, unopened cello box of 1959 Topps packs. The auction wrapped up just after midnight Pacific Time Sunday after more than two weeks of online and phone bidding. Click here for more!



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Collectors Corner

21,226 Cards for Sale Today valued at $3,346,182

Most Recent Listings:
1895 N300 Mayo's Cut Plug John Clarkson PSA EX 5...$3,500
1914 Polo Grounds Game Joe Jackson PSA EX 5...$2,500
1933 Sports Kings 35 Knute Rockne Football PSA VG-EX 4...$495

Most Valuable Listings:
1909 E90-1 American Caramel Joe Jackson PSA VG 3...$26,500
1952 Topps 311 Mickey Mantle PSA EX 5...$18,500
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In your opinion, which one of the following football cards is the most undervalued?
  1. 1962 Topps Fran Tarkenton
  2. 1971 Topps Terry Bradshaw
  3. 1981 Topps Joe Montana
  4. 1991 Stadium Club Brett Favre
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