August 23, 2011 | Vol. 12 No. 16
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Joe Jackson: If The Shoe Fits, Collect It

Shoeless Joe Jackson is one of the most popular names in the entire hobby. Though technically not a Hall of Famer, Jackson is treated like baseball royalty because of his performance on the field and the controversial story that follows him. There are not too many vintage Jackson collectibles to choose from and, when you can find them, the price tag is often hefty. In the following piece, we explore the fascination with Shoeless Joe. More...

The 1955 Rodeo Meats, Kansas City Athletics Set

In 1955, The Kansas City A's didn't fare too well on the field but this regional set is still considered one of the toughest challenges for the postwar vintage baseball collector. With less than 50 total cards in the set, the issue appears to be feasible to complete but looks can be deceiving. Even low-grade commons have fetch a hefty price tag because finding them at all is very challenging. In the following article, collectors from around the hobby discuss their quest to compete this rarely seen set. 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 award winning set.

Set Registry Luncheon at National
We enjoyed seeing everyone as the PSA Set Registry Luncheon in Chicago. Click here to view pictures of the event.

Set Registry Special Ends 9/30!
All Sports and Non-Sports - $14 Per Card/No minimum - Cards Valued Under $500 Each. Click here for details.

SportsCardLink's August 2011 Summer Auction Is Live and Ends August 31, 2011

This auction features important sports cards from the late 1800s to the mid 1980s, with a tremendous range of low, middle and high grade cards that will be sure to excite any sportscard collector. Click here to read more!

Legendary Auctions' August 24-25 Auction Is Live!

It features over 1,800 offerings of the finest Sports Memorabilia and Americana the hobby has to offer. Click here for more!

Sirius Sports Cards Auctions #36 Is Now Open for Bidding and Ends Thursday, August 25, 2011

There are 921 lots for auction that will end on Thursday, August 25, 2011 at 11 PM EST using the 15 minute rule. Click here to read more!

Gem Mint Auctions, Inc., Summer Auction Ends August 27, 2011

Auction highlights include: Outstanding Babe Ruth Single Signed Baseball Authenticated by PSA/DNA, 2010 Topps Sterling Babe Ruth/Lou Gehrig Quad Relic Cut Auto 1/1, Spectacular Ty Cobb 1925 Single Signed Baseball PSA/DNA 5.5, Super Rare Honus Wagner Single Signed Mini Baseball PSA/DNA 5.5, One of a Kind Ed Cicotte Black Sox 1917-1919 Type I Photo PSA/DNA, 1965 Topps Steve Carlton PSA 10, and more. Register and bid at Read more here.

Sterling Sports Auctions August Auction: Ends Thursday, August 25, 2011

Individual card highlights include a stunning 1963 Topps Willie Mays PSA 9, a difficult 1952 Red Man Tobacco Ted Williams PSA 7 and a 1909-11 T206 Broadleaf Joe Kelley PSA 3 that provides a powerful combination of Hall of Fame star power and advertising back rarity. Click here to read more!

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Sports Memorabilia Expert Joe Orlando Talks Collecting Bats, from Babe Ruth to Barry Bonds - Part 1
Collectors Corner

27,719 Cards for Sale Today valued at $4,809,018

Most Recent Listings:
1966 Topps 132 Bobby Rousseau All Star PSA NM-MT 8...$3,750.00
1950 Bowman 43 Marion Motley PSA NM-MT+8...$1,000.00
1911 T205 Gold Border Ty Cobb PSA VG 3...$1,250.00

Most Valuable Listing:
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 7...$37,500.00
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