May 15, 2012 | Vol. 13 No. 10
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PSA Set Registry: Collecting the 1972-73 O-Pee-Chee Hockey Set

The 1972 Topps Basketball set was a giant issue in more than one respect. Containing 264 total cards, an enormous quantity by basketball set standards, this issue included players from both the ABA and NBA. In addition, the set contains key rookie cards of Phil Jackson, Artis Gilmore and one of the most exciting players of all-time - Dr. J, which remains of the most important basketball cards in hobby history. In the following article, we find out why this colorful 1970s basketball issue continues to be one of the most coveted productions from the collectors who pursue it on the PSA Set Registry More...

Soaring Staple Cards

In any collectibles market, certain items get hot and others get cold from time to time. There are trendy items that are hot for a period of time and other items that perform in a more consistent manner since the demand is not dictated by a fad of some sort. Then, above all else, are the staple items that stand out from the rest. Over the past 10-15 years, there have been a handful of baseball cards that have shown tremendous growth. In the following article, Joe Orlando discusses some of the best performers from that select group. More...

Set Registry Spotlight

DM's Alpha Set - The Number One Current Finest 1993 Magic The Gathering Alpha Set
Magic The Gathering, the game, has remained popular with kids and adults since its inaugural release in 1993. As the years went by, the cards used to play the game have become more and more popular. It was the first game of its kind, sparking the creation of various other games that followed in its footsteps. In fact, MTG cards have become collected just like most other trading cards and an increasingly-popular subject on the registry. Like most other non-sports issues, it is the artwork that hobbyists are drawn to. There were a few different card series released in 1993 by MTG but the Alpha set has always been the most desirable. This year's winner carries a GPA of 9.79 and currently ranks as the best on the All-Time Finest list in a highly-competitive category. Click here for a glimpse.

PSA Set Registry Awards 2012 - Deadline May 31st!
The deadline for this year's PSA Set Registry Awards is Thursday, May 31st. Any new sets or edits to existing sets must be published before 5:00 pm EST (2:00 pm PST). To review the list of award categories, please click here.

We are looking forward to another exciting awards season! Should you have any questions, please email [email protected]. Set Registry Special
All Sports and Non-Sports - $10 Per Card/10-card minimum - cards valued under $250 each. Click here for details.

Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo: May 31st through June 2nd

With a vast array of coins, stamps, collectibles, sports cards and memorabilia, there is surely something to satisfy every type of collector. Best of all, Collectors Universe registered members of PCGS, PSA, PSE, Collectors Club, Set Registry and PCGS CoinFacts subscribers will all be admitted FREE! Click here for more information.

Dmitri Young's Complete Collection of Baseball Hall Of fame Rookie Cards from 1948-90 Featured in SCP Auctions' Spring Internet Auction: Now Open. Ends May 18

SCP Auctions is featuring Major League Baseball All-Star Dmitri Young's high-end baseball card collection - widely considered to be the finest quality collection of Baseball Hall of Fame rookie cards in existence - in its spring auction, now open. The offering includes nearly 500 individual cards, including every Baseball Hall of Fame rookie card from 1948-90 and many other prominent player rookie cards. Click here for more!

Sirius Sports Cards Auction #55 Is Now Open for Bidding. Ends Thursday, May 17

There are 468 lots for auction that will end on Thursday, May 17, 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. In the memorabilia section, there are over 40 lots of PSA/DNA slabbed HOF signatures. Click here to read more!

Clean Sweep Auctions: Now Open for Bidding. Closes May 30, 2012

The current Clean Sweep auction contains many fresh items to the hobby, including significant contributions from several major collections acquired in 2012. Click here to read more!

Sterling Sports Auctions' May Auction Is Now Open. Ends May 24

Sterling Sports Auctions is pleased to present 885 lots in their May Auction currently open for bidding and ending Thursday, May 24. Dozens of different sets are represented throughout the auction spanning all sports and non-sports from the 19th century to present. Click here to read more!

Mile High Card Company's May 24th Auction to Feature an Impressive Assemblage of Key Rarities, As Well As an Outstanding Selection of Complete Sets

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Famous "Buckner Ball" Brings $418,250 to Lead Heritage Auctions' $7+ million Sports Collectibles Auction

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Memory Lane Auction Generates $2 Million

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A Special Message from David Hall

David Hall, founder of PCGS and PSA, talks about his collecting interests and a special upcoming auction
Collectors Corner

25,130 Cards for Sale Today valued at $4,067,594

Most Recent Listings:
1948 Leaf 28 Whitey Wistert Yellow Jersey PSA EX-MT 6...$149.00
1977 Topps 144 Bruce Sutter PSA Mint 9...$150.00
1966 Topps 128 Allen Stanley All Star PSA EX 5...$35.00
Most Valuable Listings:
1952 Topps 311 Mickey Mantle PSA NM-MT 8OC...$34,000.00
1909 E90-1 American Caramel Joe Jackson PSA GOOD 2...$15,500.00
1911 Turkey Red Cabinets T3&T9 Ty Cobb Checklist Back PSA EX 5...$14,500.00
Survey Question

Which one of the following baseball rookie cards do you feel is the most important from the 1960s?
  1. 1963 Topps Pete Rose
  2. 1967 Topps Tom Seaver
  3. 1968 Topps Nolan Ryan
  4. 1969 Topps Reggie Jackson
Click here to answer, and to view last issue's survey results.
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