September 20, 2011 | Vol. 12 No. 19
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Walter Payton - Searching for "Sweetness"

Walter Payton, the Chicago Bears legend, is one of those athletes that was revered not just for his athletic ability but also for his likable personality. Payton, who passed away at such a young age, has legions of fans who collect anything they can find featuring "Sweetness." The Hall of Fame running back was pictured on many different trading cards during his illustrious career but, in the following article, we asked collectors which issues they find most desirable and challenging. More...

Batting a Thousand

The 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle is, arguably, the most iconic trading card in the hobby...even more so than the T206 Honus Wagner. Mantle was the hero for so many young boys during the 1950s and 1960s. As a result, there are many collectors today who still collect because of the impact Mantle has on them decades ago. Since PSA's inception in 1991, PSA has graded a lot of 1952 Mantle cards. In the following article, we explore some interesting aspects of the card and just how many has PSA graded in the last 20 years? More...
Set Registry Spotlight

mcholke Tony Perez Master Set - The Number One Current Finest Tony Perez Master Set
Tony Perez, while a member of the Hall of Fame, was one of the most overlooked members of Cincinnati's Big Red Machine during the 1970s. When you look at their lineup and consider that it was one of the best teams ever assembled, it is easy to see why. That said, Perez was adored by his teammates and he consistently delivered clutch hits. Perez had such a long career that, technically, his cards start in the vintage era (1964) but extend all the way to 1987. His toughest card, the 1968 Topps 3-D issue, is also the most valuable from his career. Currently, you need 248 total cards to complete and this year's winner carries a GPA of 8.47. Click here to view this award winning set complete with images.

Want List Feature Launched in the PSA Set Registry
Now you can create a list and keep track of items that you are looking to purchase. You can add items one at a time, in large groups, or add missing items from your set in "My Set Registry." We look forward to any feedback you may have about "My Want List" and any other function you would like to see added to the Registry.

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.

Goodwin & Company Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons XXXV: Now Open for Bidding,
Ends September 21

Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons XXXV is the first of three consecutive auctions which contain offerings from a tremendous collection of cards, all of which originated from New Orleans at the turn of the century. The collection is titled "The Louisiana Purchase" and it contains cards that we've never seen before! Click here to read more.

Clean Sweep Auctions October 5 Auction Is Now Open for Bidding

Clean Sweep offers ultra-fresh to market material that you will not find any place else. This auction is composed of many significant consignments from old-time hobby people, and some fine acquisitions. Click here for more!

Introducing MHCC's Extra Innings Internet-Only Auction. Now Live, Ends September 21

Mile High Card Company's Internet-only collector auction offers a wide range of quality collectibles. Click here to view and bid.

Sirius Sports Cards Auctions #38 Is Now Open for Bidding and Ends Thursday, September 22

There are 854 lots for auction that will end on Thursday, September 22, 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 is a nice variety of everything including nice runs of PSA graded 1952 Topps, 1953 Bowman Color, and 1965 Topps baseball. Click here to read more!

MnM Sportscards' Auction: Ends Sunday, Sept. 25

A number of high grade Team Signed Baseballs from the '50s and '60s, unique Babe Ruth advertising piece, large photo of boxer Jake Kilrain by John Wood, and a complete set of W517 Strip Cards highlight MnM Sportscards' September Internet auction. Bidding ends September 25. Click here to find out more about this auction!

Huggins and Scott's Auction, Now Open. Ends September 28-29

A number of high grade Team Signed Baseballs from the '50s and '60s, unique Babe Ruth advertising piece, large photo of boxer This upcoming September auction will please bidders of all genres and price ranges. Click here to read more!

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Collectors Corner

27,619 Cards for Sale Today valued at $4,726,918

Most Recent Listings:
1911 T205 Gold Border Ty Cobb PSA VG 3...$1250.00
1933 Sport Kings 17 Jack Dempsey Boxing PSA NM 7...$775.00
1961 Topps 327 Matty Alou PSA Mint 9...$135

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

Most people are aware of the lone T206 Honus Wagner PSA NM-MT 8 selling for $2.8 million just a couple of years ago. How much do you think the lone PSA NM-MT 8 Eddie Plank is worth?
  1. $300,000-$450,000
  2. $451,000-$650,000
  3. $651,000-$850,000
  4. $851,000-plus
Click here to answer, and to view last issue's survey results.
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