November 13, 2012 | Vol. 13 No. 23
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Pro Football Hall of Fame Rookie Players Set: Rivals Work Together to Assemble the Registry's Most Collected Gridiron Set

Football cards, especially high-end examples from vintage era, have increased in popularity during the last decade. Produced in smaller quantities than baseball cards from the same period and, often times, tougher to find in top grades, many football cards have sold for record prices in recent years. Perhaps no particular segment of football card collecting has been hotter than Hall of Fame rookie cards. In the following piece, we take a look at this ultra-popular area of graded cards through the eyes of the collectors pursuing them.

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Taking My Hacks: Listen to Your Gut

Common sense is one of the most prized assets in life. In the hobby, common sense can help you avoid a dangerous situation or help steer you towards a terrific opportunity. All too often, however, collectors don't let their instinct take over and expose themselves by putting their common sense on the shelf when a deal just seems too inviting to ignore. In the following article, PSA's Joe Orlando talks about the potential problems some collectors encounter as a result of not listening to their gut.

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Set Registry Spotlight

Colin's NHL Top 50 Rookies - The Number One Current Finest All-Time NHL Top 50 Rookies Set
This near complete set has won an award in the PSA Set Registry Awards four years running. With several top pop cards throughout the set one can see why. It is important to note that hockey cards are generally tougher than cards from most of the other major sports, making this set very impressive. Why? When you consider some of the incredibly tough cards that are required in this set, it makes the GPA of 7.66 pretty amazing. The pre-war cards alone are almost never seen in mid-grade, let alone high-grade. From the C55 Georges Vezina to the 1958 Topps Bobby Hull to the 1966 Topps Bobby Orr, it seems as if the vast majority of the cards required here are condition rarities. Click here for a look.

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Goldin Auctions Adds 15 "Hurricane Relief Lots" to Fall 2012 Auction to Benefit The American Red Cross For Disaster Relief. Auction Closes Nov. 17

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Goodwin & Company's Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons XLV: Open for Bidding and Closes This Week: Thursday, November 15

Leading off the auction is a rookie card of Babe Ruth with an extremely difficult reverse, Indianapolis Brewing. It is only the second Ruth rookie with this reverse graded by any grading company. One of the finest Topps cards you will ever lay your eyes on is offered in Lot 3, a 1959 Hank Aaron graded PSA 10 Gem Mint.

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Angelo Dundee's Personal Boxing Memorabilia, including Muhammad Ali's Gloves From 1964 Liston Fight and "The Fight of the Century," Featured in SCP Auctions' November 2012 Auction

In a Hall of Fame career in professional boxing that began in 1952, Angelo Dundee gained acclaim as a brilliant cornerman, whether healing cuts, inspiring his fighters to battle on when they seemed to be reeling, or adjusting strategy between rounds to counter an opponent's style. The renowned trainer was a guiding force to the two most celebrated fighters of his era, Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Leonard, and 15 other world champions.

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Sirius Sports Cards Auction #68 Is Now Open for Bidding. Ends Thursday, November 15

There are 390 lots for auction that will end on Thursday November 15, 2012 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 the usual array of vintage cards including nice groups of 1966 Topps Football, 1969 and 1970 Topps Basketball in high grade.

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Collectors Corner

22,106 Cards for Sale Today valued at $3,457,691

Most Recent Listings:
1913 Tom Barker Game John McGraw PSA Mint 9...$830.00
1913 Tom Barker Game Joe Jackson PSA NM 7...$3,250.00
1914 Polo Grounds Game Joe Jackson PSA EX 5...$2,500.00

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1968 Topps 3-D Bob Clemente PSA GEM MT 10...$39,500.00
1935 National Chicle Knute Rockne PSA Mint 9...$37,500.00
1952 Topps 311 Mickey Mantle PSA NM-MT 8 OC...$37,500.00
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