March 06, 2012 | Vol. 13 No. 5
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Auctioning an Amazing Amassment

Chad and Doug Dreier put together a collection for the ages. In fact, the collection was proudly displayed at a fantastic museum in Santa Barbara for years. Just recently, the Dreier family decided to part ways with this incredible amassment of both sports and non-sports items. The collection will be offered through Legendary Auctions over the next couple of years with the very first auction ending this week. While some of the headline pieces have already been sold privately, tons of high-quality items remain. To read more about this vast collection, click here.

The Rise of Autographed Cards

Autograph collecting has been around for many decades but how people collected their prized signatures has changed over the years, especially as it relates to the medium. Today, collectors have so many choices. From limited edition prints to various types of sports equipment, the hobbyist can find virtually any type of signed item they want. That may be the case today but it wasn't always so. In the following article, Joe Orlando talks about the return of the autographed trading card and how what was once considered almost taboo is now rising in popularity. More...

Set Registry Spotlight

Paul's Art Ross Trophy Winners - The Number One Current Finest Art Ross Trophy Winners Set
Recipients of the Art Ross Trophy are NHL players who at the end of a season have the highest scoring points in their league. This set, 100% complete, contains the rookie cards of some of hockey's greatest names; Wayne Gretzky (10-time winner), Gordie Howe (6-time winner) and Mario Lemieux (6-time winner), just to name a few. Containing several 'top pop' cards and a set rating of 8.73, not far off from the current finest possible set rating of 9.36, we can see why it is a Best of the Registry award winner two years running. 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.

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

Goodwin and Company's Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons XXXIX: Now Open for Bidding! Closes March 15, 2012

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Sirius Sports Cards Auctions #50 is Now Open for Bidding and Ends Thursday, March 8

There are 675 lots for auction that will end on Thursday, March 8, 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. Click here for more.

SportsCardLink announces the Start of Bidding for their March, 2012 Winter Auction: Begins March 9

Bidding goes live in SportsCardLink's Featured Auction of Sports Cards at 8:00 PM EST on Friday, March 9th, 2012. If you are not already a registered SportsCardLink member, it is easy to register to bid. 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. Click here for more!

Wagner, Plank, Ruth, Mathewson Highlight Memory Lane Inc's "I Own It Now" Catalog: Final Days

There are sports cards and sets ranging from less than $1,000 to $750,000 in Memory Lane Inc.'s upcoming I Own it Now catalog, many of them rarely offered. All lots listed in the I Own it Now event will be for sale at the listed price until 1 p.m. March 6. That's when all unsold Lots will be open to offers that can be placed through Memory Lane. I Own it Now will close on Friday, March 9, at 6 p.m. EST. Click here to find out more!

New York Yankees Legend Babe Ruth's Earliest Known Jersey to Be Featured in SCP Auctions Spring Internet Auction, April 30-May 19

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PSA/DNA's John Taube Uncovers 1950 Hillerich & Bradsby Bat Center Brand Variation - C15C

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Rich Altman's Boston Show, March 30 - April 1, 2012 with Mark Herzlich, Aust Added!

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

25,649 Cards for Sale Today valued at $4,068,662

Most Recent Listings:
1951 Berk Ross 4-15 Charles Justice PSA NM-MT 8...$95.00
1974 Super Bowl Viii-Full Miami-24, Minnesota-7 MVP Larry Csonka PSA 0 Authentic..$175.00
1966 Topps 126 Glen Hall All Star PSA NM-MT+8.5...$750.00
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
1911 Turkey Red Cabinets T3 & T9 Ty Cobb Checklist PSA EX5..$15,000.00
Survey Question

Which of the following rookie autographs would you want to own the most 20 years from now?
  1. Blake Griffin
  2. Kevin Durant
  3. Andrew Luck
  4. Bryce Harper
Click here to answer, and to view last issue's survey results.
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