March 20, 2012 | Vol. 13 No. 5
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The Undisputed Champ of the Wrestling All-Star Challenge

During the 1980s, wrestling was as popular as it has ever been. Hulk Hogan, Junkyard Dog, Andre the Giant and Ric Flair were just some of the big names that dominated the headlines during what some refer to as "The Golden Age" of wrestling. David Peck, a avid fan and one of the leading wrestling card collectors in the hobby, took time to share his experience and knowledge on the subject. Which cards does Peck feel are the best ones to buy? In the following article, Peck discusses this segment of card collecting, which seems to be growing in popularity. More....

The One that Got Away

If you have been a collector for at least a few years, I am sure you can recall times where you missed an opportunity to add something to your collection. You may have hesitated during an auction, failing to make that next bid, or you may have waited too long to pull the trigger in a private transaction. Whatever the case may be, it pains many collectors to think of the opportunities lost over time. In the following article, Joe Orlando talks about this issue in an article entitled "The One that Got Away." More...

Set Registry Spotlight

Mike's 1971 Topps Coins Set - 1 - The Number One Current Finest 1971 Topps Coins Baseball Set
This 153-coin set has always had sort of a "cult following" in the hobby. Featuring many of the stars of the day, including Hank Aaron, Roberto Clemente, Willie Mays, Johnny Bench and Pete Rose to name a few, this issue has become an affordable alternative to many of the more traditional sets of the era. Tiny color portraits of the players are affixed to the front of these coins with player info on the back; both areas can sustain damage that can impact the grade. This award-winning collection is the only current set registered with a GPA of PSA Mint 9 or better at 9.05, reaching the top of the All-Time Finest list. Click here to view this set.

Match Your Inventory for Sale to Want List Connection Items!
PSA Set Registry members are now listing 8,600 items in the Want List Connection. These are collectors looking for specific items to fill their sets. If you have inventory to sell or trade, move your items in your inventory to "My Inventory for Sale," go to the WLC (linked from your "My Inventory for Sale" page) and click "Match Items from My Inventory for Sale." Any want list items that match your inventory for sale will display giving you the option to contact the want list lister.

Hurry! Set Registry Special Special Ends 3/31
All Sports and Non-Sports - $10 Per Card/10-card minimum - cards valued under $250 each. Click here for details.

Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities Announces Its Spring 2012 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia Auction. Now Open for Bidding, Closes April 5

The auction features 562 lots of important rarities, finest known examples, legendary Hall-of-Famer cards, and PSA graded registry sets. Click here to read more.

SportsCardLink March Featured Auction: Ends Thursday, March 22

Bidding ends this Thursday, March 22, for SportsCardLink's Featured Auction of Sports Cards. This auction features important sports cards from the late 1880s to the mid 1990s, with a tremendous range of low, middle and high grade cards that will be sure to excite any sports card collector. To find out more, click here for more.

Sirius Sports Cards Auctions #51 Is Now Open for Bidding and Ends Thursday, March 22

There are 948 lots for auction that will end on Thursday, March 22, 2012, at 11 PM EST using the 15 minute rule. This auction features many high grade and low pop cards from the 1950s through the 1970s for collectors to complete their sets. There is a run of low grade Goudeys, 1964 Topps Baseball, 1965 Topps Baseball and everything else in between. There are about 70 signed pieces, some authenticated by PSA/DNA, as well as a nice selection of modern coins graded by PCGS. Click here for more!

Sports Collectibles Return to the Long Beach Expo

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Breaking a High Grade Near Complete 1963 Topps Baseball Master Set - 8.00 GPA

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Rich Altman's Boston Show, March 30 - April 1, 2012

Come out to Rich Altman's Boston Sports Memorabilia and Card show at the Shriner's Auditorium on Friday March 30 until April 1. Fans will have the rare opportunity to meet some of sports' greatest athletes. Click here for more.

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PSA/DNA's John Reznikoff Discusses Charles Lindbergh and Document Examination
Collectors Corner

25,119 Cards for Sale Today valued at $4,019,894

Most Recent Listings:
1975 Topps 456 Lydell Mitchell Highlights PSA GEM MT 10...$109.00
1971 Topps 364 Tommy Dean PSA Mint 9...$125.00
1971 Topps 724 Tom Tischinski PSA GEM MT 10...$2,250.00
Most Valuable Listings:
1952 Topps 311 Mickey Mantle PSA NM-MT 8OC...$34,000.00
1909 E90-1 American Joe Jackson PSA GOOD 2...$15,500.00
1916 Famous & Barr Co. 86 Joe Jackson PSA EX 5...$12,500.00
Survey Question

How important are hobby trade shows to your experience as a collector?
  1. Very important - The hobby needs more quality shows.
  2. Pretty important - More quality shows would be nice.
  3. Neutral - I might go to show but I don't need it.
  4. Totally unimportant - It's an Internet world, shows are irrelevant.
Click here to answer, and to view last issue's survey results.
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