February 5, 2013 | Vol. 14 No. 3
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Sports Legends and Collectibles Come to the Long Beach Expo

Join PSA and a host of stellar attractions February 7-9, 2013 at the Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo. On Saturday February 9, Basketball Hall of Famers Magic Johnson, Jerry West and the famous jockey Laffit Pincay, Jr. will sign autographs, and the popular Laker Girls will appear. A one-of-kind exhibit featuring nine examples of the most valuable card in the world, the T206 Honus Wagner, will be on display. Top dealers are buying and selling sport-related items, and PSA will be on hand to accept submissions.

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Taking My Hacks - Autographs: Does Beauty Matter?

In the world of collectible autographs, some signatures are flowing, beautiful works of art while others are ugly, unreadable scribbles.  But if an autograph is truly collectible, does it really matter?  In this article, PSA's Joe Orlando points out that while there's no question that beauty is important, the timing and circumstance of a signature can often mean a great deal.

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Set Registry Spotlight

Decobill's - The Number One Current Finest 1960-1969 Topps Cello Packs - Any Series Baseball Set
As collectors know, the PSA Set Registry is not limited to traditional trading card sets, there are also other categories like this one. If you think finding some low population cards is tough, try finding some vintage unopened packs. Even if you can find them, now you have to resist the temptation of opening them, especially in this case since cello packs often produce higher grades than traditional wax packs! While it is not advisable to open vintage packs in most cases, over the years, more and more vintage packs continue to be opened. As a result, the supply of original packs continues to dry up. This wonderful pack run carries a set rating of 9.21, a stellar level of quality across the board. Click here to view this set.

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Historic "Miracle on Ice" Artifacts, Schilling's Bloody Sock Highlight Heritage Platinum Night Sports Auction

The jersey and stick used by the game-winning goal scorer in Team USA's historic victory over the Soviet Union are among the items on the auction block, Feb. 23, at the Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion.

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Sirius Sports Cards Auction #74 Is Now Open for Bidding and Ends Thursday, February 7, 2013

There are 792 lots for auction that will end on Thursday February 7, 2013 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 1950's through the 1970's. There are nice runs of 1959 Topps baseball, 1973 Topps baseball, and 1967 Topps baseball and football.

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The Barry T. Malkin "In Memoriam" Collection Highlights Huggins and Scott's February 2013 Auction. Ends February 7

Huggins and Scott's first Masterpiece Auction of 2013 has begun with the bidding closing on Thursday night February 7th with the 30-minute rule beginning at 11:00 pm eastern time. This auction features another amazing array of sports and non-sports items that caters to every level of collector and investor. Whether you only want to spend a few hundred dollars or several thousand dollars, our selection of quality items has a little something for just about everyone.

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PSA Authorized Dealer Steve Novella: Breaking a High Grade 1961 Topps Baseball Set (8.20 GPA) - Ending Feb. 5 - Feb. 6 - Feb. 7

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Goldin Auctions Winter 2013 Auction Offers the Rare Chance to Own One of Only Three 1909 Honus Wagner T206 Graded Excellent 5 or Higher by PSA

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EBay Seller: psa.gems - Auction Opens Feb. 6 and Ends Feb. 11 and 12

This auction will feature 320 lots of PSA graded cards. Auctions end Monday, February 11, and Tuesday, February 12, 2013. Be sure to visit eBay Seller: psa.gems to see its auction offering.

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Collectors Corner

22,177 Cards for Sale Today valued at $3,310,443

Most Recent Listings:
1964 Topps 90 Bobby Bell PSA EX+5.5...$35.00
1975 Topps 232 Bobby Howfield PSA GEM MT 10...$149.00
1975 Topps 283 John Hicks PSA GEM MT 10...$129.00

Most Valuable Listings:
1952 Topps 311 Mickey Mantle PSA NM-MT 8 OC...$37,500.00
1935 National Chicle 9 Knute Rockne PSA Mint 9...$37,500.00
1909-1911 T206 Piedmont Rube Waddell Throwing PSA NM-MT 8...$13,995.00
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In your opinion, which of the following individuals has the best looking autograph?
  1. Babe Ruth
  2. Mickey Mantle
  3. Walt Disney
  4. Marilyn Monroe
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