December 13, 2011 | Vol. 12 No. 25
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The Superintendent's Super Shaq Collection

Shaquille O'Neal was not only one of the greatest centers to ever play the game, he was also one of the NBA's most charismatic figures. O'Neal finished his career with a lot of hardware, including four NBA championships. He will certainly be missed by basketball fans and collectors alike. In the following piece, we take a look at one collector's tribute to Shaq, through his most popular cards. More...

The 1949 Leaf Football Set: An Enigmatic Vintage Set

The 1949 Leaf football set, while not as popular as its predecessor (1948 Leaf), retains much of the appeal in terms of design and difficulty. The set contains 49 cards, versus 98 in the 1948 Leaf set. In addition, while the set does not contain the plethora of rookies found in the 1948 issue, the 1949 set does contain a fair amount of Hall of Famers, including Sammy Baugh and Bobby Layne. In the following article, we look inside this overlooked issue that may just be a "sleeper." More...
Set Registry Spotlight

Bryant Collection - The Number One Current Finest 1975-76 Topps Basketball Set
This 330-card set was Topps largest basketball set produced up to that time. Including NBA & ABA Leader cards this set is a favorite to many collectors. This collector's set is nearly complete and contains several Top Pop cards, including a PSA 10 of the Moses Malone rookie card! It's no wonder it won a Best of the Registry award in 2011. Click here to view this set.

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Fun, informative, and sometimes controversial, the PSA Set Registry Messageboard is the place to get involved with other collectors who are currently participating in the Set Registry program or are just beginning. Click here to chat on the Set Registry Messageboard.

The PSA Set Registry is a work in progress and we invite your comments and ideas. Send your suggestions to [email protected]. Fall Catalogue Auciton Is Open for Bidding and Ends December 16 specializes in Sports and American Memorabilia and includes The Sal Larocca Collection (third installment), Raelee Frazier Hitters Hand Collection, Robert Riger Collection, Cooperstown Collection and more! For more, click here.

Goodwin & Company - Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons XXXVII. Ends Thursday, December 15, 2011

There is something for everyone whether it be high grade Topps and Bowman stars, rare back T206s, complete sets or rookie cards of Hall of Fame greats. Click here for more!

Iconic Players, Sets Focus of Memory Lane Auction. Ends Saturday, December 17, 2011

From the first pro team to the tobacco card era, the arrival of bubble gum cards and even modern rarities, Memory Lane's upcoming Winter Classics Auction will have a little something for everyone. Click here to read more.

Sirius Sports Cards Auctions #44 Is Now Open for Bidding and Ends Thursday, December 15

There are 652 lots for auction that will end on Thursday, December 15, 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. Rookies include Michael Jordan, Satchell Paige, Ernie Banks, Johnny Bench, and much more. There is a very nice offering of 1951 Topps Ringside Boxing in PSA 6, 7, and 8. Click here for more!

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

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Steve Novella, PSA Dealer Is Breaking a Near Complete, High Grade, PSA Graded 1958 Topps Baseball Set; Auctions Ending Tuesday 12/13 and Wednesday 12/14 on eBay

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Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities Announces Successful Completion of Its Fall 2011 Auction

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PSA/DNA's Steve Grad Tackles The Big Three: DiMaggio, Mantle and Williams Autographs
Collectors Corner

26,491 Cards for Sale Today valued at $4,488,548

Most Recent Listings:
1948 Leaf 41 Harry Szulborski Orange Pants PSA VG-EX 4...$19.00
1957 Topps 143 Jim Carson PSA NM-MT 8...$45.00
1933 Goudey 134 Sam Rice PSA VG+3.5...$95.00
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

This has been the year of the quarterback in the NFL. Which of the following classic quarterback rookie cards do you feel has the most long term upside?
  1. 1957 Topps Johnny Unitas
  2. 1962 Topps Fran Tarkenton
  3. 1965 Topps Joe Namath
  4. 1971 Topps Terry Bradshaw
Click here to answer, and to view last issue's survey results.
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