July 9, 2013 | Vol. 14 No. 14
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The Walking Dead: Collecting Like It's
the End of the World


Andrew LincolnThe hit series The Walking Dead has one of the most loyal followings on television. This apocalyptic view of a world filled with zombies has both terrified and enthralled viewers. Beyond the gore, which provides a visually dramatic backdrop to the show, are the actors who have helped make this show so successful. Their battle for survival and the relationships between them have drawn millions of followers to the show. In the following article, we sit down with resident PSA/DNA autograph expert Steve Grad to discuss collecting autographs from the great cast.

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From Zombies to Super Heroes,
It's All About the Characters


Joe OrlandoLike most action films and television shows, the sci-fi and superhero genre is filled with many eye-popping special effects. Yet, even with all the technology that special effects wizards have at their disposal today, it is the character development that drives the long term success of a series or movie. It is also the lack thereof that causes a project to fizzle or lose steam. In the following piece, PSA's Joe Orlando discusses the importance of solid characters and the impact they have on viewers and collectors over time.

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Set Registry Spotlight

Court King II - The Number One Current Finest Oscar Robertson Master Set
While this set only requires a mere 28 cards, it is a noteworthy set highlighting one of basketball’s greats; Oscar Robertson. This collector is clearly a fan of the 3-time All-Star MVP, ROY and NBA Championship winner. Including several ‘Top Pop’ cards, some of which are the only graded examples, it’s no wonder that year after year (except for 2006) this set has been a Best of the Registry award winner. Click here to view this set.

PSA Set Registry Luncheon
Email invitations have been sent for the luncheon to be held on August 2nd. Reservations are required. If you plan to attend, please submit your RSVP to [email protected] no later than July 19th.

Set Registry Special!
All Sports & Non-Sports Pins/Coins - $8 per Item/10 Item Minimum – 30 Business Days (approx.) Click here for details.
Rare Ty Cobb T206 Tobacco Card and Ty Cobb Tobacco Tin Up for Bid in 2013 Goldin Auctions Summer Spectacular Closing on July 19, 2013 at GoldinAuctions.com

The Holy Grail of trading cards is unquestionably the Honus Wagner T206, but the rarest of all T206 cards is a version of Ty Cobb's card featuring the Hall of Fame outfielder on the front and the Ty Cobb Tobacco company advertised on the reverse. One of about a dozen known examples of the card is up for bid in the 2013 Goldin Auctions Summer Spectacular, at www.GoldinAuctions.com.

Through July 8, the card has already received 10 bids and is listed at $58,984. To see the listing or place a bid on Lot #3, Click Here.

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Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities ‘Summer 2013 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia Auction’ Now Open

Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities Announces Its Summer 2013 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia Auction. Now Open. Ends July 25. The auction features 717 lots of important rarities, highest graded examples, legendary Hall-of-Famer cards, and complete sets.

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PSA Bringing Zombies to San Diego Comic-Con

PSA is Bringing Zombies to San Diego Comic-Con and will be giving away free PSA-graded samples of The Walking Dead™ and Game of Thrones® trading cards at Comic-Con International: San Diego, July 17 - 21, 2013, while supplies last.

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PSA Plans Cracker Jack Card Centennial With $2 Million Display, Autographs and Give-Aways at 2013 “National”

PSA Plans Cracker Jack Card Centennial With $2 Million Display, Autographs and Give-Aways at 2013 ''National''. PSA will celebrate the upcoming centennial of Cracker Jack baseball cards by displaying two of the finest known 1914 and 1915 Cracker Jack sets with a combined value of nearly $2 million at the National Sports Collectors Convention in Rosemont, Illinois, July 31-August 4, 2013.

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Sirius Sports Cards Auction #85 Is Now Open

Sirius Sports Cards Auction #85 is now open for bidding. There are 1157 lots for auction that will end on Thursday July 11, 2013, at 11 PM EST.

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REA to Launch Fall Auction

REA unveils 19th Century Old Judge Poster, World's Top T205 Set. REA has announced plans for its inaugural Fall Auction, set to open this September and at least two inclusions will have jaws dropping.

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Memory Lane to Display Dbacks Collection of Rare, High-Grade Vintage Cards at NSCC

Collectors attending this summer's National Sports Collectors Convention in Rosemont, IL will have a chance to get up close and personal with some of the world's best iconic baseball cards.

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Love of the Game Auctions’ Summer Sale Unveils New Hobby Find

Collectors attending this summer's National Sports Collectors Convention in Rosemont, IL will have a chance to get up close and personal with some of the world's best iconic baseball cards.

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10,000 Bids in Small Traditions Monthly Masterpieces Plus #10 Auction Sets Company Record

Denver, Colorado's Small Traditions LLC marked its tenth consecutive Monthly Masterpieces Plus auction of sports cards, memorabilia, and print art with a two-session event that concluded late Saturday night and although auctions began with just $1 starting bids and no reserves, the event generated a record 10,000 bids.

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Another Cracker Jack Moment
- Branch Rickey
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Collectors Corner

22,348 Cards for Sale Today valued at $2,485,323

Most Recent Listings:
1975 Topps 283 John Hicks
PSA GEM MT 10...$129.00

1969 Topps 120 Larry Csonka
PSA NM 7...$85.00

1974 Topps 388 Elbert Drungo
PSA Mint 9...$19.00


Most Valuable Listings:
1916 M101-4 Sporting News 87 Joe Jackson PSA EX 5...$9,750.00

1910 Tip-Top Bread Pittsburgh Pirates Barney Dreyfuss PSA VG-EX 4...$9,500.00

1952 Topps 307 Frank Campos Black Star On Back PSA VG-EX 4...$9,500.00
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Survey Question

Which of the following baseball players will have the most valuable autograph 10 years from now?
  1. Bryce Harper
  2. Mike Trout
  3. Yasiel Puig
  4. Stephen Strasburg
Click here to answer; and to view the latest issue's survey results.


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