July 24, 2012 | Vol. 13 No. 16
Collectors Club SMR Price Guide Pop Report Facts Services Set RegistrySM
The Black Swamp Find: A Remarkable Discovery of E98 Baseball Cards

The Black Swamp Find has quickly become the most talked about subject in the hobby, reaching the mainstream media throughout the world. Sitting in an Ohio attic was a box, filled with hundreds of 1910 E98 baseball cards that are worth millions of dollars in today's market. The names include such legends as Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner, Cy Young and Connie Mack. What takes this find to an entirely different level is the remarkable condition that most of the cards were found in. Is this the greatest baseball card find in history?
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Barry Larkin Becomes a Cooperstowner

Barry Larkin was inducted into the baseball's Hall of Fame on Sunday, joining the all-time greats of the game. Larkin wasn't the flashiest player on the field but he was the consummate professional and certainly one of the best ever at his position - shortstop. This 12-time All Star and former NL MVP had a well-rounded game, excelling at the plate and in the field. Evidence of that is clearly shown as a result of his 9 Silver Slugger and three Gold Glove awards. In the following article, we look at Larkin's great career through his most desirable cards.
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Set Registry Spotlight

707sportscards LTD Finally - The Number One Current Finest 1935 Goudey - Master Baseball Set
Of all the great Goudey issues produced between 1933-1941, this one is clearly the toughest to build in high-grade. The colored borders will reveal even the slightest amount of wear. Containing a great selection of Hall of Famers, including some cards that feature more than one like the card featuring Babe Ruth and Rabbit Maranville, the basic set of 36 cards packs plenty of power. What makes this year's winner even more special is that we are talking about the Master set, which means you have to own every possible combination of 4-player fronts with the corresponding puzzle backs, resulting in 114 cards! The backs help complete 9 different puzzles, including those of Jimmie Foxx and Mickey Cochrane. With a GPA of 6.63, this is the finest complete 1935 Goudey Master set on the registry. Click here for a look.

PSA Set Registry Luncheon
We are looking forward to seeing everyone in Baltimore. We have an exciting program planned for the luncheon. Reservations were due on 7/18, however if you have not yet RSVP'd and would like to attend, Please contact [email protected] and you'll be added to the standby list.

HURRY - Set Registry Special Ends 7/31!
All Sports and Non-Sports - $10 Per Card/10-card minimum - cards valued under $250 each. Click here for details.


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Join PSA and PSA/DNA at the 33rd National Sports Collectors Convention in Baltimore, MD - August 1-5

The National is the biggest and most important sports collectibles convention on PSA's and PSA/DNA's calendar every year. We pull out all the stops with numerous grading and authentication specials, and this year is no exception:
  • Onsite card grading starting at $35 per card
  • $10 autograph authentication special for any autographs obtained on-site
  • Quantity discounts available for bulk submissions
Click HERE to see more grading specials, details and events.
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PSA Will Display Headline-Making E98 "Cards From The Attic" at 2012 National

A century-old treasure trove of 1910-era E98 cards discovered in an Ohio house attic will be displayed by Professional Sports Authenticator and Heritage Auctions at the National Sports Collectors Convention in Baltimore, August 1 - 5, 2012. Click here for details.


Clean Sweep Auctions July All Sport Autograph and Memorabilia Auction, Ends July 25 and 26

The latest major Clean Sweep Auction ends on Wednesday, July 25, and Thursday, July 26. Initial bids must be placed by 6 PM EST for each day. This is our unique, affordable autograph and memorabilia-only auction. This auction consists almost entirely of items with a retail value of $500 or less, with very low matching minimum bids to allow for maximum bidder participation. Click here to read more!


Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities' Summer 2012 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia Auction: Ends Thursday, July 26. Final Week to Bid

This is the final week to place bids. The auction features 539 lots of important rarities, finest known examples, legendary Hall-of-Famer cards, and complete sets. The closing date is Thursday, July 26th. Click here to read more!


Highlights From the Black Swamp Find of 1910 E98 Baseball Cards Set to Lead Heritage Auctions' Platinum Night Sports Event

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PSA Show Services at the National Sports Collectors Convention, August 1-5, 2012

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Memory Lane Opens Historic Rarities Auction, July 30

A pair of 1916 Babe Ruth rookie cards, a 1933 Yankees team-signed bat and hundreds of high grade, vintage sports cards will be among more than 1,300 items in Memory Lane Inc's next catalog auction, opened in time for showcasing at this year's National Sports Collectors Convention in Baltimore. Click here for more details!



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A PSA/DNA Original Photograph Guide – A Visual Tour of Photos Used to Create Baseball Cards and Memorabilia.
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Collectors Corner

21,693 Cards for Sale Today valued at $3,533,697

Most Recent Listings:
1932 U.S. Caramel 17 Al Simmons Baseball PSA EX-MT 6...$875.00
1951 Berk Ross 2-3 Tommy Henrich PSA NM-MT 8...$295.00
1936 S and S Game Paul Waner PSA Mint 9...$175.00

Most Valuable Listings:
1952 Topps 311 Mickey Mantle PSA NM-MT 8OC...$34,000
1909 E90-1 American Caramel Joe Jackson PSA VG 3...$26,500
1911 Turkey Red Cabinets T3 & T9 Ty Cobb Checklist Back PSA EX 5...$14,500.00
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Survey Question

Where would you rank The Black Swamp Find in the history of baseball card finds?
  1. It is clearly #1, the greatest baseball card find of all-time.
  2. It is one of the best, but there might be one or two other better finds.
  3. It is a decent one but there are plenty of more impressive finds.
  4. It is definitely not the best and shouldn't even be in the discussion.
Click here to answer, and to view last issue's survey results.
 
     
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