November 15, 2011 | Vol. 12 No. 23
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The 2009 Topps Allen & Ginter Red Ink Autographs Set: An Interesting and Challenging Modern Set

In 2009, Topps produced a set in the classic design of the N28 and N29 Allen & Ginter sets from the late 1800s. The 70-card set features athletes from different sports, from baseball to speed skating to softball. In fact, there is even a card of a mascot - Billy the Marlin! Not only were they similar in design but each card was autographed in red ink. The problem is some of those signed cards are much tougher than others. In the following piece, we talk to the collectors who know this set inside and out. More...

The Dirty Dozen, Collecting the Top 12 Catchers of All-Time

The catcher is one of the most unappreciated positions in sports. They are required to act of the quarterback of their teams yet are rarely afforded similar adulation. Catchers take a beating behind the plate but must carry on despite never really being close to 100% healthy. In baseball history, it is a rarity for a catcher to excel at the plate since he is often worn down from the abuse sustained behind it. It is a rare commodity that legends like Bench, Berra and Cochrane possessed. In the following article, Joe Orlando ranks the top 12 catchers in baseball history through the sports collectibles that hobbyists desire. More...

Set Registry Spotlight

SMN's 59's - The Number One Current Finest 1959 Topps - Basic Baseball Set
This 572-card set has always been popular with collectors. From the great combo cards to the high-number All-Star series, this colorful set has a lot to offer. The set even includes Bob Gibson's only recognized rookie card. Speaking of Gibson, finding these cards in super high-grade can be as tough as hitting the pitcher's wicked slider, due to nasty print defects and poor centering commonly seen in this issue. This award-winning set carries a GPA of 9.09, the highest rating in registry history and one of only two sets to ever reach a PSA Mint 9 average. Click here to view this set..

New! Exclusive to Set Registry Members
The Want List Connection allows you to list your want list to buy or trade with other Registry members. You'll find a link to the WLC from My Want List in My Set Registry.

Set Registry Special Extended!
All Sports and Non-Sports - $14 Per Card/No Minimum - Cards Valued Under $500 Each. Click here for details.
Julius "Dr J" Erving's Personal Memorabilia and More Offered in SCP Auction. Ends November 19

The personal basketball memorabilia collection of Hall of Famer Julius "Dr. J" Erving and Muhammad Ali's fight-worn trunks from Ali vs. Frazier - "The Fight of the Century" - highlight SCP Auctions' spring auction. Click here to read more!

Bidding Is Open for the Legendary Auctions November 16-17 Catalog Auction

Featuring 100s of singles, groups and many highly-ranked PSA Registry Sets. Also including a 1910 Philadelphia Athletics World Champions Team Signed Ball, a circa 1912 Ty Cobb Tobacco Tin and a 1916 M101-4 Sporting News #152 Babe Ruth Rookie. Bidding ends November 16 and 17. To register to bid, call (708) 889-9380 or visit

Sirius Sports Cards Auctions #42 Is Now Open for Bidding and Ends Thursday, November 17

There are 836 lots for auction that will end on Thursday, November 17, 2011, at 11 PM EST using the 15 minute rule. This auction features many high grade and low pop cards for collectors to complete their sets from the 1950s through the 1970s. There is a wide variety of high grade PSA baseball, football, basketball, and hockey. In the memorabilia section, there are nearly 100 lots of PSA/DNA slabbed HOF signatures. Click here for more.

Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities' Fall 2011 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia Auction: Now Open for Bidding. Ends December 1

The auction features 827 lots of complete PSA graded Registry Sets, important trading card rarities, and legendary Hall-of-Famer issues. The closing date is Thursday, December 1st. Read about this here!

Collect Auctions to Offer Signed Topps Baseball Set Run from 1974-1990 in December 1 Auction

Collect Auctions will offer the first and likely the only lot of its kind that will ever find its way into the auction circuit when its auction opens for bidding on Nov. 14. Offered is a run of Topps Baseball sets (including Traded sets), from 1974-1990, with every card signed. Read about this here.

Auction Offers Rare Butter Krust Wagner Card, Tommy John Jerseys and Munson Bat. Ends December 15

An ultra-rare 1911-14 Butter Krust card of Honus Wagner graded EX 5 by PSA, a Thurman Munson game-used bat authenticated by PSA/DNA and Tommy John's 1978 World Series jersey headline Collectible Classics' CCA30 auction. Click here to read more!

Memory Lane to Auction Rare Ty Cobb Tobacco Tin, Opens December 3 and Ends December 17

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Imperial Sports Auction Offers a Wide Variety of Sports Memorabilia in Their 2011 Fall Auction: Ends December 1

The current Fall auction includes a diverse collection of baseball memorabilia that enthusiasts are finding especially enticing this year. Click here for more.

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Collectors Corner

24,357 Cards for Sale Today valued at $4,412,000

Most Recent Listings:
1887 N28 Allen & Ginter Charles Comiskey Baseball PSA EX 5...$2,250.00
1933 Goudey 234 Carl Hubbell PSA NM-MT 8...$2,695.00
1948 Bowman 22 Sammy Baugh PSA NM-MT 8...$1,950.00
Most Valuable Listings:
1888 N162 Goodwin Champions Glasscock Baseball PSA NM-MT+ 8.5...$47,500.00
1933 Goudey 53 Babe Ruth PSA NM-MT 8...$42,500.00
1952 Topps 311 Mickey Mantle PSA NM-MT 8 OC...$34,000.00
Survey Question

If you could own one of the following post-1970 World Series tickets, which one would you select?
  1. 1975 Game 6 (Fisk's Extra-Inning Homer)
  2. 1977 Game 6 (Reggie Hits Three on Three Pitches)
  3. 1988 Game 1 (Gibson's Dramatic Pinch-Hit Homer)
  4. 2011 Game 6 (The Cardinals Battle Back - Again and Again)
Click here to answer, and to view last issue's survey results.
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