March 19, 2013 | Vol. 14 No. 6
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The 1952 Topps Look 'N See Trading Card Set: The "Ideal" Non-Sports Set

It's hard to resist a set that features cards of both Babe Ruth and William Shakespeare. And it's this type of diversity that has made the 135-card, 1952 Topps Look 'N See set so popular. This diverse issue has become one of the more desirable non-sports issues from the 1950s. From U.S. Presidents to Famous Artists to Explorers, this set has something to appeal to just about any type of collector. In the following article, we dig deeper into this unique set.

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2001 Topps Archives Autographs: A Modern Set with Vintage Appeal

It's easy to dismiss modern sets as flashy and mass-produced. Add the word "insert" to the equation and vintage collectors are bound to start cursing. But contrary to widespread belief, there are a few modern issues that do offer "vintage" appeal. Through their Heritage, All-Time Fan Favorites and Archives brands, Topps has done an excellent job of marketing nostalgia and reintroducing pasteboards from their storied history that appeal to both vintage and modern enthusiasts.

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Set Registry Spotlight

Andy's Top Goalies - The Number One Current Finest All-Time NHL Top Goalies Set
Highlighting what many feel are the best goalies in the NHL, past and present, this set consist of rookie cards (or first year issue) of some of the finest. From old stars like Percy Lesuer, George Vezina and Turk Broda to more modern stars like Ken Dryden, Grant Fuhr and Martin Brodeur, this 38-card set has them all. Complete and containing images, this set is clearly a favorite for this collector.

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Less Than Three Weeks Remain in Goldin Auctions April 5, 2013 Auction

WEST BERLIN, NJ - MAR. 19, 2013 - In less than three weeks bidding will close in the Goldin Auctions April 5 Auction, and nearly 850 items of sports, entertainment and historical memorabilia, including one of the highest graded editions of the 1909 T206 Honus Wagner card in existence, will have new owners. Bidding on The Wagner, graded EX 5 (MC) by PSA has reached $1.175 million.

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Clean Sweep Currently Accepting Quality Consignments for Big Auction in May 2013

2013 looks to be another great year for Clean Sweep. We want to thank our many consignors and bidders that make all of this possible. We are currently accepting higher quality consignments for our big auction in May 2013 - there are already many superb items in this auction, including a fresh 1952 Topps Mantle, stunning quality 1960s Topps sets, George Shuba's 1953 Dodger World Series ring and much more.

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Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities Announces Its Spring 2013 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia Auction

Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities "Spring 2013 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia Auction" is now open for bidding. The auction features 1020 lots of important rarities, highest graded examples, legendary Hall-of-Famer cards, and complete sets. The closing date is Thursday, April 4th.

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Sirius Sports Cards Auction #77 Now Open for Bidding - Auction Ends 3/21

There are 876 lots for auction that will end on Thursday, March 21, 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 1950s through the 1970s.

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Steve Novella - Breaking a High Grade 1962 Topps Baseball Complete Master Set (approx. 8.15 GPA) - Scheduled to End March 19th - March 20th - March 21st

PSA Dealer Steve Novella (Estero, FL.) will be breaking and auctioning a Complete PSA Graded 1962 Topps Baseball Master Set card by card on eBay.

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20,654 Cards for Sale Today valued at $2,422,727

Most Recent Listings:
1951 Berk Ross 3-14 Wade Walker PSA NM-MT 8..$89.00
1949 Bowman 221 Bob Muncrief PSA Mint 9..$650.00
1962 Topps 199 Gaylord Perry Star Rookie PSA NM-MT 8..$295.00

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1935 National Chicle 7 Ken Strong PSA NM-MT 8...$5,450.00
1952 Bowman Large 136 Bert Rechichar PSA Mint 9...$4,495.00
1953 Bowman 24 Chuck Bednarik PSA Mint 9...$4,450.00
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Value aside, which one of the following Jackie Robinson cards is your favorite?
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  2. 1952 Topps #312
  3. 1953 Topps #1
  4. 1955 Topps #50
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