July 23, 2013 | Vol. 14 No. 15
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Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities
Hobby Update: By George... It's Complicated, The 1990 Topps George Bush Baseball Card
President George Bush Yale Baseball CardThe 1990 Topps George Bush baseball card has been one of the most desirable modern-era rarities during the past 20+ years. With only 100 copies purportedly made and issued to the former President, the few that have reached the hobby and been sold have fetched thousands of dollars each. As a result of recent events, some new, vital information has been revealed about this popular card. In the following article, we learn that more than one variation of the card exists and it is confirmed that more than 100 were made.

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A Crackerjack Good Read
Crackerjack Baseball Trading CardsCracker Jack baseball cards have always been considered amongst the most desirable cards in the hobby. These nearly 100-year old cards were released in back-to-back years, 1914 and 1915, and the sets featured many of the greatest players of the era. Just a couple of years after releasing their first book, The T206 Collection: The Players and Their Stories, Tom and Ellen Zappala decided to focus on Cracker Jack cards for their most recent one. In the following piece, we learn more about the book and why the Zappalas decided to tackle Cracker Jack cards this time around.

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Set Registry Spotlight

RayDBonz Sawchuck Master Set - The Number One Current Finest Terry Sawchuck Master Set
Consisting of only 27 cards, this set is a favorite for some because of the subject: Terry Sawchuck. While not as common as ‘Gretzky‘ to hear when discussing hockey greats, Terry Sawchuck was a star player in his time. Not only was the Calder Trophy winner inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1971, also helping to lead the Detroit Red Wings to 3 Stanley Cup Championships, Terry was also a 3-time recipient of the Vezina Trophy. This collectors set has won the Best of the Registry for 10 years in a row. Populated with several ‘Top Pop‘ cards, this collector is clearly a fan. Click here to view this set.

PSA Set Registry Luncheon
Confirmation letters have been mailed for the luncheon to be held on August 2nd. We look forward to seeing you all!

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Heritage Auction
PSA at the 34th National Sports Collectors Convention
At last, summer has arrived and with it follows the 34th National Sports Collectors Convention, which will be held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. Once again, PSA and PSA/DNA are excited to announce their attendance. For more information on special show discounts, our new Collectors Club promotion and other highlights, please click here.

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Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities’ “Summer 2013 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia Auction”
Ends Thursday, July 25. Final Week to Bid. The auction features 717 lots of important rarities, highest graded examples, legendary Hall-of-Famer cards, and complete sets. All lots can be viewed at www.gregbussineau.com.

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The Sam Snead Collection Tees Off Heritage’s ‘Platinum Night’ Auction at the Chicago National Sports Collectors Convention
With his ever-present straw hat and the prettiest swing in the game's history, Sam Snead carved his name into golf's Mount Rushmore as one of the most decorated athletes in American sports history. Now, for the first time, his legions of fans have an opportunity to compete for treasures from The Sam Snead Collection, the opening 14 lots of Heritage Auctions ‘Platinum Night’ event. The auction will conclude with live bidding, on Thursday, Aug. 1, at the Chicago National Sports Collectors Convention.

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SportsCardLink July Auction Is Underway! Bid Now at SportsCardLink.com
Get Bidding! SportsCardLink July Auction ends Thursday, July 25. This auction features important sports cards from the early 1900’s to the mid 1980’s, with a tremendous range of low, middle and high grade cards sure to interest many sportscard collectors.

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Sirius Sports Cards Auction #86 Now Open for Bidding - Auction Ends 7/25
Now Open! Sirius Sports Cards Auction #86 Ends 7/25. This auction features many high grade and low pop cards for collectors to complete their sets from the 1950s through the 1970s. Rookies include Mickey Mantle, Whitey Ford, Ernie Banks, Sandy Koufax, and many more. In the memorabilia section, there are nearly 40 lots of PSA/DNA slabbed HOF signatures.

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Sterling Sports July Auction #24 Is Live! Ends July 25th
Sterling Sports July Auction #24 is Going on Now! Ends Thursday, July 25. Includes 634 lots from the four major sports and non-sports including many PSA-graded cards. Auction features 1939 Play Ball Ted Williams, Rookie, PSA 5, T206 Sam Crawford PSA 6, 1953 Topps Mickey Mantle PSA 3 with many Pre WWII T, W, R, and E type cards and a nice selection of PSA graded 1954 Red Hearts.

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Another Cracker Jack Moment
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Collectors Corner

23,767 Cards for Sale Today valued at $3,299,906

Most Recent Listings:
1957 Topps 20 Hank Aaron
PSA NM-MT 8..$1,595.00


1954 Topps 231 Roy Smalley
PSA NM-MT 8..$85.00


1933 Sport Kings 35 Knute Rockne Football PSA VG-EX 4..$495.00

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 1914 Cracker Jack cards do you think has the best long term potential?
  1. Christy Mathewson
  2. Ty Cobb
  3. Joe Jackson
  4. Del Pratt
Click here to answer; and to view the latest issue's survey results.


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