PSA Insider - November 18, 2008 | Vol. 9 Number 23 

Andy Madec Sportscards

Phillip Weiss Auctions


Andy Madec Sportscards' Auction #24 Closes Wednesday, Nov. 19
This is the opportunity to bid in the Andy Madec Auction. Great variety of high quality sportscards, photographs and memorabilia. Highlights include a 1910 American Caramel Honus Wagner PSA VG-EX+ 4.5, 1967 Topps #280 Tony Conigliaro PSA 10, 1920 Babe Ruth "Heading Home" Original News Service Photograph PSA/DNA, and more! Visit or call 805-987-3055 to bid or register! Click here to bid.

Mastro Legends Live Auction Event in NYC Dec. 8th: Preview Now Online
Bidding begins Monday, November 24. For more information, to register, or to bid in the auction and receive an auction catalog, call Mastro Auctions at 630-472-1200 or click here.

Phillip Weiss Auctions Closes This Saturday, 11/22
"Fresh to the Market" Sports Memorabilia including the "Holy Grail" of Baseball Cards, a T-206 Honus Wagner from the original owner's family. Also, trophies and other items from the Estate of HOF Jockey Willie Shoemaker. Click here to bid.
Mastro Auctions
High Grade Mantle Card Collection Set to Hit Auction Block
Memory Lane Inc. is proud to present at auction The Bruce Griggs Mickey Mantle Basic Set Collection. Thirty-three of the finest regular-issue Mickey Mantle cards ever to enter the sports card market will be sold during Memory Lane's upcoming Winter Extravaganza Rarities Auction opening November 21 and closing December 13. More...

Memory Lane's Winter Extravaganza Rarities Auction Set to Open November 21
Featured in the upcoming auction, which begins Nov. 21 and closes Dec. 13, is a virtual history of baseball, told within its classic cards. Among those offered will be an unprecedented run of high grade Mickey Mantle cards from the Bruce Griggs Collection, third best on the PSA Set Registry's Basic Mickey Mantle Set rankings. More...


  The 1968 Topps Football Set: Packed with Packers
The Green Bay Packers were Super Bowl champs in 1968, so it's only fitting that they received special treatment in the 1968 Topps Football set. Along with their Super Bowl II opponents, the Oakland Raiders, the Green Bay gridironers are celebrated on eye-catching, horizontal cards. In addition to the Super Bowl contenders, the set features players from both the AFL and NFL, including several Hall of Famers -- plus the rookie card of Bob Griese. Packer fans may love it, but this set is definitely not just for cheeseheads. More...


  There's No Doubt... It's a Web World
It won't surprise you to hear it, but the Internet has changed the sports collectibles industry forever. The Web's impact touches every facet of the hobby, from sales to card shows to publications. Once-numerous print magazines and price guides have gone online or disappeared entirely; it's just a sign of the digital times. So what does this mean for the future of Sports Market Report? In this article, Joe Orlando shares some thoughts and asks to hear some of yours. More...


Northern Lights - The Number One Current Finest 1911-12 C55 - basic Hockey Set
While not as large as the T206 set for baseball, many collectors refer to this set as the T206 of hockey cards. This set won Best of the Registry for 2007 and a major award in 2008 for Best Pre-War Vintage Hockey Set of the Year. It is also home to rookie cards of some of hockey's finest: Joe Malone, Odie Cleghorn and Georges Vezina, just to name a few. Very nice! Click here to view.

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Question: I know large pre-war issues like Turkey Red (T3) Cabinets have become extremely popular with collectors. Are there any fairly unique types of alterations found on these issues?

Answer: You are correct in that these supersized cards have become increasingly popular in the last few years. Their large design helps make them very eye-appealing. One type of alteration that is sometimes seen on these issues is where card doctors might attempt to fill in tack holes or pin holes on the cards. Collectors would occasionally display these cards by tacking them or pinning then up on the wall, leaving a hole generally near the top of these cards.


Which of the following football card issues do you feel is the most important in the hobby?
  1. 1935 National Chicle
  2. 1952 Bowman Large
  3. 1957 Topps
  4. 1965 Topps
Click here to answer. Results will be posted in the next Insider.

Results from last survey: 75% think that the value of Brett Favre's collectibles is basically staying the same despite his comeback. Click here for a complete breakdown.

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For more information on how to list your inventory, contact Mike Brandow at [email protected].
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Sports Cards and Tickets for Sale:
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