June 28, 2011 | Vol. 12 No. 12
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Sixty Seasons of Signings: The John Wilkey Collection

The hobby is built on the idea of a collecting theme... a focus, a goal that keeps the collector working towards completion. Some collectors go the traditional route, while others develop very unique concepts for a collection. John Wilkey is one of those collectors. Wilkey's collection is built on autographs from every single MLB player over the last 60 years. That's right, not just the stars or the starters... he wants an autograph from every player who ever put on a uniform in the big leagues. In the following article, we find out just how substantial Wilkey's collection really is. More...

One For The Books Will Be One For The Fans

The National Baseball Hall of Fame is, by far, the most popular sports museum in the United States. Housing treasures that most baseball fans can only dream of, this great institution preserves some of the most important artifacts from our treasured game. This includes the artifacts that relate to record-setting feats, which are at the core of their latest exhibit. In the following piece, we learn more about their latest exhibit, their relationship with PSA and the goal behind their hard work. More...

Testimonials from Around the Hobby and Beyond

Since 1991, PSA has authenticated and graded millions of collectibles, including many of the most valuable and historically important items in the world. Since opening its doors, PSA has clearly established itself as the standard and the premier brand in the hobby but – hey – don't take our word for it. Click here to see what some of the most important names in the business had to say about PSA.
Set Registry Spotlight

Ice King 99 - The Number One Current Finest Wayne Gretzky Basic Set
Every sport has an icon, an athlete that was able to rise above everyone else in the sport and establish a standard that may never be approached. In hockey, there have been several legends of the ice but there's only one player that fans call The Great One. Gretzky was able to put up numbers that seem utterly impossible and he set a standard of excellence that may never be matched despite not being the most physically-gifted man in the sport. This award-winning set is a tribute to Gretzky and, fittingly, the level of excellence is unsurpassed in the category. Even though many of Gretzky's cards are of the tough OPC variety, it carries an almost perfect GPA of 9.82. Click here to view this fantastic set.

PSA Set Registry Luncheon August 5th
Email invitations have been sent out for the annual luncheon to be held in conjunction with the National Sports Collectors Show in Rosemont, Illinois. If you did not receive your invitation and wish to attend, please check to ensure that the email address you are using in our database is valid. If it is not, please update your account by logging in to the Set Registry and click the "Your Account" link which appears in the upper left corner of the page. If your email is valid, check to make certain your email provider is not spamming email from collectors.com. In either case, contact [email protected] and we will re-send your invitation. Your RSVP must be received by July 15th.

HURRY - Set Registry Special Ends 6/30!
All Sports and Non-Sports - $14 Per Card/No minimum - Cards Valued Under $500 Each. Click here for details.

Sirius Sports Cards Auctions #32 Open for Bidding; Closes June 30

There are 1661 lots for auction that will end on Thursday, June 30, 2011, at 11 PM EST using the 15 minute rule. This auction features many cards for collectors to complete their sets from the 1910s-1990s. Hundreds of pre-war and T cards including T205, T206, T207, 1933-38 Goudeys, Diamond Stars, along with the assortment of Topps and Bowman are all in this auction. Commons and HOFers are abundant. There a lots of low- to mid-grade Goudeys, 1952 Topps and much more. Click here to read more.

Imperial Sports Auctions' Vintage Rarities Auction Is Live: Ends July 1
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Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities Announce Its Summer 2011 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia Auction: Preview Now Open

The sale features 588 lots of complete PSA-graded Registry Sets, important trading card rarities, and legendary Hall-of-Famer issues. Bidding will begin on June 30th, 2011, and will end on July 21st, 2011. Click here to read more!

SCP Auctions, One of the Premiere Auctioneers of Quality Sports Cards and Memorabilia, Will Launch Its First SCP Monthly Auction on June 27

Featuring Part Two of the Red Auerbach Collection along with 800 lots of quality cards and memorabilia. Click here to find out more!

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Sports Memorabilia Expert Joe Orlando Talks Collecting Bats, from Babe Ruth to Barry Bonds - Part 2
Collectors Corner

28,616 Cards for Sale Today valued at $4,826,289

Most Recent Listings:
1952 Topps 369 Dick Groat PSA NM-MT 8...$1,500.00
1933 Sport Kings 4 Red Grange Football PSA VG-EX 4MK...$349.00
1949 Bowman 221 Bob Muncrief PSA MINT 9...$650.00

Most Valuable Listings:
1888 N162 Goodwin Champions Glasscock Baseball PSA NM-MT+ 8.5...$49,999.00
1933 Goudey 53 Babe Ruth PSA NM-MT 8...$42,500.00
1952 Topps 311 Mickey Mantle PSA NM 7...$37,500.00
Survey Question

Of all the different kinds of collectible information available, what piece of information about a specific item is the most important to you?
  1. The Value (price guide)
  2. The Population (info related to scarcity)
  3. Historical/Bio (background info about subject)
  4. Auction History
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