December 27, 2011 | Vol. 12 No. 26
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Taking My Hacks: Preserving History

Hobbyists have many different motivations for collecting. Some do it for the challenge, while others do it for the love of either history, sports, a particular team or player. Those are just some of the driving forces behind the mind of the collector. In addition to those, and many more, one motivation that is sometimes overlooked is the desire to preserve history and pass it on to future generations. In the following piece, Joe Orlando explores this topic and how another collector motivated him to do so. More...

SMR Registry Sets - Bobby Hull - Collecting "The Golden Jet"

Bobby Hull is not only one of the greatest names in Chicago sports history, he is also one of the most legendary names in hockey. As a result, his collectibles are extremely popular. In fact, his 1958 Topps rookie card is one of the top rookie cards in all of sports. Positioned on the far corner of the uncut sheet, this card is almost impossible to find centered. In the following article, we take an in-depth look at this card and all the others that Hull finds himself on. More...

Set Registry Spotlight

Northern Lights - The Number One Current Finest 1933-34 O-Pee-Chee (V304) Master Hockey Set
If nothing else, most vintage hockey sets - especially pre-war issues - are incredibly tough. This early O-Pee-Chee is no exception. In fact, this was the first set ever produced by OPC. The Master set, which combines the first and second series from 1933, contains 72 total cards and they all share the same black and white design. The first series contains a bit more clout in terms of star power, with rookie cards of Eddie Shore, Nels Stewart, Charlie Conacher and key cards of Howie Morenz and King Clancy. The big card from second series is Aurel Joliat. This award-winning set carries a GPA of 6.35, making it the finest on the All-Time list. Click here to view this set.

Set Registry Special
All Sports and Non-Sports - $10 Per Card/10 Card Minimum - Cards Valued Under $250 Each. Click here for details.
SportsCardLink Auction Yields Record Prices for Consignors of Certified Vintage, Baseball Cards is proud to announce the conclusion and results of its final auction of the 2011 "season." The auction concluded on Thursday, December 8, 2011, and included over 200 high quality lots of sports cards in all grades and price ranges.
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Sirius Sports Cards Auctions #45 is Now Open for Bidding and Ends Thursday, December 29

Sirius Sports Cards Auction # 45 is now open for bidding. There are 516 lots for auction that will end on Thursday December 29, 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 1950's through the 1970's along with some PSA/DNA authenticated autographs. Read more here!

For the Love of the Game: The Dr. Mark W. Cooper Collection of Baseball Board Games is for Sale at Heritage Auctions

The finest collection of vintage baseball-themed board and arcade games ever assembled, The Dr. Mark W. Cooper Collection, is currently being offered in its entirety via Private Treaty sale from Heritage Auctions. Click here to find out more.

Sterling Sports Auctions Monthly Auction Now Open. Ends Thursday, December 29

The 600-lot auction features a wide variety of items encompassing sets from the 19th century to the present in all sports and presents an opportunity to acquire individual cards, group lots, and complete sets. Click here to read more about it!

Pre-War Items Set Pace in Memory Lane

One of the most rare and desirable baseball cards in the hobby was up for grabs in Memory Lane Inc.'s Winter Classics Auction. When the dust settled, the PSA 5-graded T206 Eddie Plank generated 16 bids and sold for $107,100. The scarce Plank card was lot number one in the large catalog auction that generated $1.6 million in winning bids. Click here to read more!

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Collectors Corner

26,851 Cards for Sale Today valued at $4,435,486

Most Recent Listings:
1909-1911 T206 Unknown Back Clark Griffith Batting PSA EX-MT 6..$625.00
1941 Play Ball 64 Bobby Doerr PSA EX-MT 6...$325.00
1939 Play Ball 95 Whit Wyatt PSA NM-MT 8...$230.00
Most Valuable Listings:
1888 N162 Goodwin Champions Glasscock Baseball PSA NM-MT+ 8.5...$45,000.00
1952 Topps 311 Mickey Mantle PSA NM-MT 8OC...$34,000.00
1933 Sport Kings 2 Babe Ruth Baseball PSA NM-MT 8...$29,995.00
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
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