July 12, 2011 | Vol. 12 No. 13
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Roberto Alomar Gets His Day in Cooperstown

Robert Alomar is about to get his due as one of the greatest second basemen of all-time. Alomar's Hall of Fame induction is just days away. Alomar was one of those guys who could do it all... hit, hit with power, run, field and throw. He was about the closest thing to a 1990s version of Joe Morgan that you could imagine. In the following piece, collectors share their thoughts on Alomar and what they consider to be his best cards. More...

Cooperstown Finally Welcomes Bert Blyleven

Bert Blyleven, with his wicked curveball and durability, will soon be enshrined next to the greatest pitchers who ever stepped foot on a MLB mound. In fact, he was one of the key figures on the 1987 World Champion Minnesota Twins, winning a few games that postseason to help bring the city its first title. In the article to follow, we interview collectors who passionately pursue the cards featuring this great hurler. More...

PSA at the 32nd National Sports Collectors Convention

This year is PSA's 20th anniversary and we will be celebrating that milestone with special promotions at the National, from August 3 - 7, 2011. Quantity discounts will be available for on-site card grading. A fantastic poster featuring the Sultan of Swat himself, Babe Ruth, will be handed out to attendees. More announcements will be forthcoming as the date for the National approaches! To keep up-to-date, visit PSA's National Convention landing page.
Set Registry Spotlight

Vim's Egrets04 - The Number One Current Finest 1906 Fan Craze American League Baseball Set
Often overlooked, this was one of the first baseball card issues of the century. There were two sets of 52 cards (American League) and 54 cards (National League) produced as part of a game. The cards, which resemble playing cards, feature great portraits on the front and the set includes several Hall of Famers like Napoleon Lajoie, Eddie Plank and Cy Young. This set has a remarkable GPA of 9.62 with over half of the cards graded PSA Gem Mint 10! It ranks a full point higher than the next best set on the registry and, needless to say, it is the finest collection ever registered in the category. Click here to view this multi-award winning set.

PSA Set Registry Luncheon August 5th
Our staff looks forward to seeing many of you at the National Sports Collectors Convention this summer at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. If you are planning to attend the PSA Set Registry luncheon your RSVP must be emailed to [email protected] no later than July 15th.

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

Sirius Sports Cards Auctions #33 Open for Bidding; Closes July 14

There are 1321 lots for auction that will end on Thursday July 14, 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 are nice runs of 1949 Bowman, 1953 Topps, 1954 Bowman, 1955 Topps, 1956 Topps, 1960 Topps, 1962 Topps, 1966 Topps, 1968, 1969 Topps, 1970 Topps, and 1972 Topps baseball. Click here to read more!

Imperial Sports Auctions' Vintage Rarities Auction Is Live: Ends July 14

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Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities Announces Its Summer 2011 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia Auction: Auction Now Open, Ends July 21

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

Memory Lane's "I Own It Now" Sale Generates Over $560,000
Quality and scarcity were again big winners in the sports card world as Memory Lane Inc. closed out its recent I Own it Now catalog event. Ultra high-grade cards holding an iconic place in the market drew strong interest again with a PSA 10 (gem mint) 1956 Topps Mickey Mantle leading the way at a selling price of $115,000. Click here to read more.

Heritage Auctions' Greatest Sports Auction Ever Coming August 4!

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Just Collect Runs Boys of Summer Sale on 3,000 Baseball Cards

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

28,148 Cards for Sale Today valued at $4,742,345

Most Recent Listings:
1940 Play Ball 237 Wee Willie Keeler PSA EX-MT 6...$250.00
1934 Goudey 65 Cliff Bolton PSA NM-MT+8.5...$1,650.00
1939 Play Ball 40 Jim Bagby Jr. PSA NM-MT 8...$250.00

Most Valuable Listing:
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

Which of the following "fantasy" baseball cards would you want to own most if they existed?
  1. 1915 Cracker Jack Babe Ruth
  2. 1952 Topps Ted Williams
  3. 1955 Topps Mickey Mantle
  4. 1968 Topps Test 3-D Nolan Ryan
Click here to answer, and to view last issue's survey results.
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