October 15, 2013 | Vol. 14 No. 21
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Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities
  The Simon Bourque Collection – A Milestone Offering for Classic Auctions, Inc.

Simon Bourque CollectionSimon Bourque assembled what many believe to be one of the most impressive hockey card collections on earth. Bourque was a stickler for completion and quality when it came to his hockey sets, which he proudly displayed on the PSA Set Registry. Vintage hockey cards are not for the faint of heart. Far more difficult than cards from other sports, like baseball, basketball and football, hockey cards are arguably the most challenging of all the major sports. In the following article, we explore the collection and provide details of how collectors can now own part of this incredible amassment.

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The 1965 Topps Hockey Card Set – An Underrated and Mysterious Puck Issue

1965 Topps Hockey Card SetThe 1965 Topps hockey set is one that often gets overlooked by hobbyists. This 128-card set, however, is filled with a great selection of star cards and rookies. Some of those rookies include Hall of Famers like Ed Giacomin, Gerry Cheevers, Yvan Cournoyer and Phil Esposito. In addition, the set features two different cards of Mr. Hockey himself - Gordie Howe. With a nice, colorful design and such great content, it remains a mystery why this set doesn't receive more fanfare. In the following article, we dig deeper into this underrated hockey issue.

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    Set Registry Spotlight

Gretzky Cards' Conn Smythe - The Number One Current Finest Conn Smythe Trophy Winners Set
The Conn Smythe Trophy is awarded annually to the player voted most valuable to their team during the NHL's Stanley Cup playoffs. This Conn Smythe Trophy Winners Set consists of the players who have been awarded this honor. Requiring rookie cards for each player, this collector has not only completed the set, he has also managed to populate it with a few ‘top pop’ cards as well as images for most of the items. This collector has worked his way up in ranking to #1 with a set rating of 9.18 and now outranks a set that received Best of the Registry award 5 years in a row. Click here to view this set.

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  The Most Important PSA-Graded Pre-War Hockey Card Collection Ever Offered at Public Auction

It's enough to give goose bumps. Premier hockey card collector Simon Bourque's magnificent pre-war hockey card collection will be proudly offered by Classic Auctions, featuring many of the undisputed gems of the hobby. It is the most important PSA-graded pre-war hockey collection ever offered, something that can turn a collector overnight into the worldwide leader in PSA-graded pre-war hockey cards.

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The Stan Musial Collection Anchors the Largest Catalog Auction in Sports Collectibles History

Seven decades of personal memorabilia, consigned by the great slugger's family, paint a fascinating picture of "Stan the Man" in Heritage's Fall Sports Auction as the centerpiece of its Nov. 7-9 Sports Collectibles Catalog Auction, offer an intriguing look behind the scenes at the life of one of the most decorated athletes in American sports history.

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Robert Edward Auctions Inaugural Fall Auction Open For Bidding!

REA's Inaugural Fall Auction is live! Highlighted by the Michael Wachs #1 PSA Registry T205 "Gold Borders" tobacco-card complete set, the auction is comprised exclusively of extremely high-quality cards and memorabilia which are standard at REA.

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October Legends Auction Offers PSA Hall of Fame Registry Quality Sets

Goldin Auctions, in partnership with Steiner Sports, will offer several of the highest grade PSA graded baseball card sets in the world from the Jeffrey Gitomer collection in its upcoming October Legends auction, from Oct. 4 through Nov. 1 at www.GoldinAuctions.com.

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    Collectors Corner

24,939 Cards for Sale Today valued at $3,718,193

Most Recent Listings:
1954 Topps 59 Marcel Bonin PSA NM-MT + 7.5...$1,850.00

1975 Topps 283 John Hicks PSA GEM Mt 10...$129.00

1955 Topps Doubleheader Dave Hoskins 77, Ed McGhee 78, PSA NT-MT 8...$460.00

Most Valuable Listings:
1936 National Chicle Fine Pens DiMaggio Slams It Erickson Catch
PSA NM-MT 8...$15,000.00

1933 World Wide Gum 80 Babe Ruth
PSA EX-MT 6...$12,500.00

1953-54 Briggs Meats Mickey Mantle Hand Cut Authentic
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Which of the following hockey sets do you find the most visually appealing?
  1. 1912 C57
  2. 1933 V357 Ice Kings
  3. 1953 Parkhurst
  4. 1954 Topps
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