August 7, 2012 | Vol. 13 No. 17
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The Chase that Never Ends: Collecting the 1962 Topps Baseball Set

Fifty years ago, a monster known as the 1962 Topps Baseball set was created. Packed with stars, rookies, and Babe Ruth tribute cards, the set has a lot to offer. But it's also packed with poor quality control, printing errors, bizarre green-tinted cards and proofreading failures. Obtaining every variation of every card, particularly in high grade, could make finding the needle in the proverbial haystack seem easy by comparison! In this article, we take you on a tour of this monstrous set.

Taking My Hacks: The Next Level Is Here

Collectors often speculate about the potential of the high-end sports card and memorabilia market, wondering when it will reach the "next level" of value and higher prices realized. After witnessing the results of many recent public and private sales, Joe Orlando believes that the next level is now here. In this article, Joe shares thoughts about the increased strength of the high-end memorabilia market and what it may mean for collectors.
Set Registry Spotlight

Elitecards 1971 Football - The Number One Current Finest 1971 Topps Football Set
The 1971 Topps football set has received a lot of attention in recent years as more and more collectors have become interested in the colorful, yet challenging, issue. This 263-card set includes several Hall of Fame rookie cards, including those of Joe Greene and Terry Bradshaw but many of them are tough in PSA Mint 9 or better condition due to those fragile, colored borders. The set also starts off with an extra condition-sensitive #1 card of Johnny Unitas. This set is 100% complete and has a GPA of 8.80, making this particular set the finest of its kind on the All-Time Finest list. We are not surprised that this set won the Set Registry award for Best Modern Football Set of the Year for 2012. Click here for a glimpse.

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All Sports and Non-Sports - $8 Per Card/10-card minimum - cards valued under $100 each. Click here for details.

Goodwin & Company's Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons XLIII: Open for Bidding and Closes on Thursday, August 23

Goodwin & Company's auction highlights include a recently graded, new to the hobby T206 Wagner is offered and represents one of the last opportunities for the collector to add the hobby's most coveted baseball card to their collection without spending over half a million dollars. Also included is an eye-appealing Babe Ruth rookie card with a Standard Biscuit reverse, the only PSA graded Tin Top Joe Jackson and a fabulous single-signed Babe Ruth baseball graded PSA 8 are all items that would be the ultimate treasure in even the most advanced collection. Click here to read more!

Sirius Sports Cards Auction #61 Is Now Open for Bidding and Ends Thursday, August 9

There are 743 lots for auction that will end on Thursday August 9, 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. Included is a Pop 1 1967 Philadelphia Mel Renfro PSA 8. This is the highest grade with none higher. Click here for more.

Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities Announces Successful Completion of Its Summer 2012 Auction

Tobacco card rarities, premium quality vintage hall-of-famers, and key Set Registry cards were especially strong. Click here to read more!

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Collectors Corner

21,372 Cards for Sale Today valued at $3,411,523

Most Recent Listings:
1947-1966 Exhibits Willie Mays Batting PSA NM-MT 8...$795
1954 Wilson Franks Sammy White PSA VG-EX 4...$200
1950 Topps Felt Backs Pete Zinaich Yellow PSA NM 7...$249

Most Valuable Listings:
1909 E90-1 American Caramel Joe Jackson PSA VG 3...$26,500
1952 Topps 311 Mickey Mantle PSA EX 5...$18,500.00
1909 E90-1 American Caramel Joe Jackson PSA Good 2...$15,500.00
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  4. Getting autographs from show guests
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