|PSA Insider - December 2, 2008 | Vol. 9 Number 24|
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Memory Lane's Winter Extravaganza Rarities Auction Closes December 13
Bidding is open for the Memory Lane Auction. Featured in the upcoming auction, which 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. Click here to participate.
Over 400 High Grade PSA Cards & 150 Signed Baseballs at No Reserve Auction from Just Collect - Closing Sunday Dec. 7
This week, Just Collect is offering over 400 high grade PSA cards, including (9) 1961 Post Cereal PSA 9 & 8 pop 1 cards, (47) 1969 Topps Four In One Singles cards including Blanda PSA 10 pop 1 and Piccolo Rookie PSA 9 pop 2, (75) 1951 Bowman Football cards highlighted by Van Brocklin Rookie PSA 6, (150) signed baseballs highlighted by Billy Martin/Phil Rizzuto PSA/DNA, Ted Williams, Hank Aaron, and many more! More...
Legacy Sports Rarities Announces Classic 19th and 20th Century Sports Rarities Auction
Legacy Sports Rarities of Traverse City, Michigan, has announced they will be conducting their inaugural catalog auction of "Classic 19th and 20th Century Sports Rarities." Online bidding for the auction will begin on March 7th, 2009, and end on March 28th, 2009, at www.legacyrarities.com.
Question: I have read that Ty Cobb wasn't exactly the nicest guy in the world yet I see a ton of autographs in the market. What gives?
Answer: Sometimes, demeanor is a great indicator of signing habits and sometimes it's not. With Babe Ruth, his signing habits seem to match his personality. He was extremely social and outgoing. Ruth was also the most prolific signer of his era. Ty Cobb was a terror on the field and not exactly the most personable player in the game but he was considered a fairly prolific signer, one who replied to a lot of fan mail over his life. In contrast, Lou Gehrig was known to be one of the nicest guys in the game yet, due to his shyness, he did not sign autographs nearly as much.
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