January 22, 2013 | Vol. 14 No. 2
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Sports Legends and Collectibles Come to the Long Beach Expo

Join PSA and a host of stellar attractions February 7-9, 2013 at the Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo. On Saturday February 9, Basketball Hall of Famers Magic Johnson, Jerry West and the famous jockey Laffit Pincay, Jr. will sign autographs, and the popular Laker Girls will appear. A one-of-kind exhibit featuring nine examples of the most valuable card in the world, the T206 Honus Wagner, will be on display. Top dealers are buying and selling sport-related items, and PSA will be on hand to accept submissions.

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Taking My Hacks: The Importance of Staying Active

In the hobby, collectors tend to go through periods when they are very active and, other times, when they go through dry spells.  This can be a product of not being able to find items they want to buy or due to a limited budget as a result of financial strain.  Whatever the case may be, the inactivity has a tendency to reduce a collector's enthusiasm.  In the following piece, PSA's Joe Orlando discusses this topic and he offers suggestions of how collectors can avoid falling victim to the inactivity blues.

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Set Registry Spotlight

The Timmer Collection – The Number One Current Finest 1961-1989 Wax Packs All Series Basketball Set
As more packs are opened over time, the scarcer they become. There is also no question that the advent of third-party grading gave collectors even more reason to risk opening vintage packs, which was once almost unthinkable. This particular basketball pack run covers three important decades of card production. It was during this time period that some of the most important basketball rookie cards ever made were released, including those of Wilt Chamberlain, Julius Erving, Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan. This set, which is also the 2012 winner for Best Unopened Pack Set of the Year, has a set rating of 6.79 for the 16 packs needed to complete the run. Click here to view this  set.

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Clean Sweep Auctions' 200th Auction: Now Open for Bidding. Ends January 30, 2013

Clean Sweep Auctions opens 2013 with our 200th auction, which starts with a terrific selection of Mayos. Also offered is the key Anonymous football card, a near-set of football cards and many football singles. From baseball, you'll find HOFers Anson, Brouthers, Clarkson, Duffy, Ewing, Hamilton, McCarthy, Wilbert Robinson and Amos Rusie, all in affordable collector grade.

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Goodwin & Company's Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons XLV: Open for Bidding and Closes on January 24, 2013

Goodwin & Company Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons XLVII January 6-24, 2013 Auction is now open for bidding. Lot 1 of this auction is a rare T206 Eddie Plank card with a Piedmont 150 advertisement on the reverse. Babe Ruth collectors will find no fewer than 23 lots showcasing the "Sultan of Swat."

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Love of the Game Auctions' Winter, 2013 Auction Is Now Open for Bidding. Auction Closes February 2, 2013

The sale features baseball and football memorabilia from the late 19th Century to the early 1970s, highlighted by a 1935 Silver Certificate autographed by Babe Ruth, a beautiful 1935 National Chicle Bronko Nagurski (graded EX 5 by PSA), an original Arthur K. Miller painting of Hall of Fame legend Nap Lajoie, and a rare 1889 Hartley Studios cabinet photo of HOF inductee Hank O'Day.

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Sirius Sports Cards Auction #73 Is Now Open for Bidding and Ends January 24, 2013

There are 930 lots for auction that will end on Thursday, January 24, 2013 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. There is something for everyone in this auction.

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Curt Schilling's Bloody Sock from Game Two of the 2004 World Series Expected to Bring $100,000+ at Heritage Auctions

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Mile High Card Company Kicks Off 2013 With Its Highly Anticipated Premium Auction Featuring a Bevy of Key Rarities. Now Open; Auction Ends January 31

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PSA Authorized Dealer Steve Novella: Breaking a PSA Graded 1962 Topps Baseball Set with Variations (7.90 GPA) - Jan. 22nd - 24th

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Collectors Corner

22,158 Cards for Sale Today valued at $3,310,921

Most Recent Listings:
1957 Kahn's Wieners Robert Friend PSA NM-MT 8...$340.00
1975 Topps 232 Bobby Howfield PSA GEM MT 10...$149.00
1961 Fleer 41 Gene Shue PSA Mint 9...$1,325.00

Most Valuable Listings:
1952 Topps 311 Mickey Mantle PSA NM-MT 8 OC...$37,500.00
1935 National Chicle 9 Knute Rockne PSA Mint 9...$37,500.00
1951 Bowman 253 Mickey Mantle PSA NM 7...$12,750.00
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Survey Question

The only baseball card to ever sell for $1,000,000 or more is the 1909-11 T206 Honus Wagner, in various grades.  Which one of the following non-Wagner cards do you feel has the best chance of becoming the second $1,000,000 card?
  1. 1909-11 T206 Eddie Plank PSA NM-MT 8
  2. 1914 Baltimore News Babe Ruth PSA VG-EX 4
  3. 1916 Sporting News Babe Ruth PSA NM-MT 8
  4. 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle PSA Gem Mint 10
Click here to answer; and to view the latest issue's survey results.
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