July 8, 2014 | Vol. 15 No. 14
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He’s Back...Godzilla Returns to the Big Screen

godzillaThe new Godzilla movie, starring Bryan Cranston, has provided the inner-child of many with hope. For those of you who grew up during the 1970s and 1980s, Godzilla was such a prominent sci-fi character. Godzilla wasn’t simply a big lizard who liked to brawl. Somehow, even though you knew there was a guy inside a giant rubber suit stomping on miniature buildings, you found yourself rooting for him versus all enemies...including mankind. The monster island badass from our youth is back thanks to the creative minds at Legendary Pictures. Now this 2014 film has introduced a whole new generation to the story of this iconic monster. In the following article, we explore the rich history of this iconic monster through various types of collectibles.

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1964 Donruss The Addams Family – A Creepy, Kooky and Mysterious Set

addams familyThe Addams Family was a creepy and kooky comedy that aired for about two years (1964-1966). While the television series wasn’t a big hit at the time, it became a cult classic over the years. The memorable theme song and interesting cast of characters helped spawn a series of animated shows later on and even a handful of movies decades later. In 1964, Donruss created one of its first trading card sets, and it happened to be based on this show. The 66-card set has become one of the more popular non-sports sets in the hobby, one of many television show-based issues released during the 1960s. In the following piece, we break down the classic set and interview collectors who pursue it.

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Set Registry Spotlight

2014 PSA Set Registry Award Winners Announced!
And the winners are...
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Goldin Auctions Babe Ruth 100th Anniversary Auction is Much More Than Just Babe Ruth

Collectors participating in the highly anticipated Goldin Auctions Babe Ruth 100th Anniversary Auction are not only excited about the rare items from The Babe up for bids but also the 1,300+ lots of memorabilia in the historic auction. Although the items from Ruth have garnered most of the attention, Ken Goldin, the Founder of Goldin Auctions wants to remind collectors that there is something for every collector in the upcoming live and online auction.

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Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities Announces its Summer 2014 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia Auction. Now Open, Closes July 24

The sale features 714 lots of important rarities, highest graded examples, legendary Hall-of-Famer cards, and complete sets. Bidding will end on Thursday, July 24th.

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Muhammad Ali, Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig Lead Heritage Platinum Night Sports Offerings

The gloves that Muhammad Ali wore in 1971 in his first of three Heavyweight Title fights with Smokin’ Joe Frazier – a bout properly hyped as "The Fight of the Century" – will join Babe Ruth’s 702nd career Home Run baseball and the only known Lou Gehrig-signed ticket from Yankee Stadium on July 4, 1939, the day of Gehrig’s historic "Luckiest Man" speech and retirement from the game, atop Heritage Auctions’ July 31, 2014 Platinum Night Sports Auction at the National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland.

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Sirius Sports Cards Auction #111 Is Now Open for Bidding. Ends July 10

This auction features many high grade and low pop cards for collectors to complete their sets from the 1950s through the 1970s. There are rookies of Hank Aaron, Bob Gibson, Joe Namath, Ernie Davis and much more.

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eBay Seller: PSA.GEMS July eBay auction: July 6-13

Featured in this batch is a nice set break of 1993 Finest Baseball refractors, all PSA graded and ready to fill your sets! Also have several high grade 1972 Topps baseball stars and commons, PSA 8, 9 and 10’s! And as always, a nice assortment of PSA graded 9 and 10 Hall of Fame rookie cards AND graded gems of all today’s biggest and hottest superstars! There are over 200 lots, all with no reserve with opening bids at $.99.

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Collectors Corner

8,963 Cards for Sale Today valued at $612,424

Most Recent Listings:
1967 Topps 29 Tommy McCraw
PSA Mint 9...$64.00


1953 Bowman 36 Tom Fears PSA
EX-MT+ 6.5...$59.00


1973 Topps 170 Dave Bing PSA
GEM MT 10...$179.00


Most Valuable Listings:
1923 W515-1 47 "Babe" Ruth Hand Cut PSA GEM MT 10...$49,999.00

1954 Red Heart Mickey Mantle PSA
Mint 9...$5,950.00


1935 National Chicle 7 Ken Strong PSA
NM-MT 8...$5,450.00

Survey Question

Which of the following monsters is the most iconic in your opinion?
  1. Godzilla
  2. King Kong
  3. The Werewolf
  4. Dracula
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