April 29, 2014 | Vol. 15 No. 9
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The 1975 Topps Basketball Card Set – Pursuing "Big Mo"

Big MoThe 1975 Topps basketball set is a lot like the card that takes center stage from the issue. Overlooked, underrated and overshadowed are just some ways you could describe the set or the rookie card of Hall of Famer Moses Malone, owner of three NBA MVPs and countless other accomplishments during his illustrious career. Since the issue was created before the merger, the 330-card set devoted 220 cards to the NBA and the rest to the ABA. In the following article, we find out what this colorful set has to offer.

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Collecting the 1976 Topps Basketball Card Set – A Set "Free" of Cardboard Conventions

Cardboard-ConventionsOne year after Topps produced a rather large basketball card set in number at 330, in 1976, the manufacturer reduced the number of cards included in the set but dramatically increased the size of the cards themselves. Going back to the Tall Boy design used in 1969 and 1970, Topps went with cards that measured 3-1/8" by 5-1/4" – which are much larger than the conventional 2-1/2" by 3-1/2" cards most collectors are familiar with. In the following article, we find out what cards are key in this towering set.

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Set Registry Spotlight

The Dipper, Russ, et al. – The Number One Current Finest All-Time NBA Centers Set
The Center position is considered, by many, as one of the most important and key positions in basketball. The center is generally skilled at gathering rebounds and contesting shots. The center is usually also the tallest player. This set is home to what many collectors feel are some of the finest centers in the sport. From George Mikan and Wilt Chamberlain to David Robinson and Shaquille O’Neal, this set covers them all. This 100% complete set has 9.02 rating and has been the winner for the "Best of the Registry" award 7 years in a row. Click here to view this set.

2014 PSA Set Registry Awards!
The deadline for this year’s PSA Set Registry Awards is Friday, May 30th. Any new sets or edits to existing sets must be published before 5:00 pm EST (2:00 pm PST). The deadline to request that new cards be added to the set composites is April 30th. Set composites will be updated with these requests, assuming they qualify and are approved, by May 30th. Requests received after April 30th will be added as optional. After June 1st, the new additions will be required.

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Memory Lane Salutes the 1960’s and 70’s with Hundreds of High Grade Cards Set for Auction

Memory Lane Spring Catalog Auction Opens April 26 with some of the best 1960s and 70s baseball cards being offered.

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Incredible 1969 Topps Baseball PSA Graded Master Set Break (9.20 GPA) – Ends April 29th to May 1st

Steve Novella does it again! Breaking another incredible baseball PSA-graded set all available on eBay ending April 29.

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Sirius Sports Cards Auction #106 Is Now Open for Bidding. Ends May 1st, 2014

Don’t Miss Out on Another Great Offering from Sirius Sports Cards. Auction Ends May 1st.

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Goldin Auctions Opening Day Auction Tallies $1.6 Million in Sales

Goldin Auctions Opening Day Auction closed this weekend at $1.6 Million. Highlights included a 2010 San Francisco Giants World Series ring selling for $42,479.78; Kobe Bryant’s Olympic sneakers autographed by all of his teammates selling for $38,561.15; and a one-of-a-kind Aston Martin Vanquish sports car produced for the 50th anniversary of the Basketball Hall of Fame and autographed by 50 NBA greats, which sold for a whopping $138,532.50.

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The Cracker Jack Collection Book Named Finalist in National IBPA 2014 Benjamin Franklin Awards Competition

The Cracker Jack Collection: Baseball’s Prized Players has been named one of only three finalists in the national IBPA 2014 Benjamin Franklin Awards competition in the Sports book category.

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Collectors Corner

23,489 Cards for Sale Today valued at $3,026,520

Most Recent Listings:
1970 Kellogg’s 58 Carl Lockhart PSA GEM MT 10...$49.00

1962 Topps 560 Chuck Estrada PSA
NM+ 7.5...$35.00


1975 Topps 232 Bobby Howfield PSA GEM MT 10...$149.00

Most Valuable Listings:
1936 National Chicle Fine Pens
DiMaggio Slams It Erickson Catch PSA
NM-MT 8...$15,000.00


1933 World Wide Gum 80 Babe Ruth PSA EX-MT 6...$12,500.00

1952 Topps 311 Mickey Mantle PSA
VG 3...$12,500.00

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Which of the following players do you think best represents 1970s basketball?
  1. Dr. J. - Julius Erving
  2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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