June 12, 2012 | Vol. 13 No. 13
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The 1965 Topps Football Set, Standing "Tall" Amongst Gridiron Issues

The 1965 Topps football set is one of the true classics in the trading card world. Anchored by, perhaps, the most recognizable football card on the planet in Joe Namath's rookie, the issue contains 176 total cards. The colorful production, which contains short prints sprinkled throughout, is challenging in high-grade due to the larger format and inherent centering issues, which plague the cards. In the following article, we explore this popular football issue and find out why so many collectors gravitate towards this Tall Boy production from Topps. More...

1933 Goudey Indian Gum - A Coveted, Controversial and Complicated Non-Sports Issue

The 1933 Goudey Indian Gum set is one of the most visually-appealing issues in the hobby but the release does generate its share of controversy. The set, which contains 216 different-numbered cards, exhibits colorful artwork throughout and is very condition sensitive but it is the content of some of the cards which causes the controversy. In addition to figures like Billy the Kid, General Custer and Daniel Boone, the set portrays some of the Native American figures in a less than complimentary way, often describing them as savage-like characters. In the following article, we explore this interesting set in more depth by interviewing the collectors who are assembling it. More...

Set Registry Spotlight

Recball's All-Time Giants - The Number One Current Finest All-Time Giants Set
The New York Giants have made it to the Super Bowl 5 times, 4 of which they have won. A fan-favorite team throughout the years, this set consists of what many feel are some of the finest players to have played for the Giants: Ken Strong, Lawrence Taylor, Emlen Tunnell, just to name a few. Although there is room for improvement in this 100% complete set, this set is nicely showcased with images for each card. Click here for a glimpse.

PSA Set Registry Awards 2012
Judging is underway and winners will be announced by the end of June. Good luck to all who are in contention and thank you for your participation in the PSA Set Registry! 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.

Greenberg, Liston and Ali Autographs and Card Lots Highlight Collectible Classics' June 28 Auction

A single-signed Hank Greenberg baseball, autographs of Sonny Liston and Muhammad Ali, Tommy John's 1982-83 New York Yankees contract signed three times by George Steinbrenner and more than 100 lots of sports and non-sport cards are open for bidding in Collectible Classics' CCA31 "Auction for Collectors" at www.auctionscc.com. The 298-lot auction closes June 28. Click here to read more!

Goodwin & Company's Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons XLI: Open for Bidding and Closes on Wednesday June 20, 2012

Goodwin & Company has selected 95 premium items for this auction. There are no less than six quality Babe Ruth cards presented here including three 1933 Goudey cards of the "Bambino" graded near mint to mint. Click here to read more!

Lelands.com Spring Catalogue Auction Is Now Open for Bidding and Ends June 15

Lelands.com Spring Auction features a fresh collection of 157 high-grade T-206 cards, the rarest of all vintage Honus Wagner cards with only two ever graded by PSA, along with the greatest Mike Tyson boxing collection, an amazing assortment of Championship rings, and more! Click here for more!

Sirius Sports Cards Auction #57 Is Now Open for Bidding. Ends Thursday, June 14

There are 578 lots for auction that will end on Thursday June 14, 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. Rookies include Michael Jordan, Nellie Fox, Ernie Banks, Harmon Killebrew, Rocky Colavito, Jim Palmer, and more. Auction will end on Thursday, June 14, 2012, at 11 PM EST using the 15 minute rule. Click here to read more!

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Survey Question

Which of the following super hero-based trading card sets do you feel is the most important?
  1. 1940 Gum, Inc. Superman
  2. 1966 Topps Batman Color
  3. 1966 Donruss Marvel Super Heroes
  4. 1979 Topps Incredible Hulk
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