April 30, 2013 | Vol. 14 No. 9
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A Design for the Ages - The 1963 Topps Set

The 1963 Topps Baseball set is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Always considered one of the best card productions of the 1960s, this 576-card set is filled with great stars, combo cards and rookies. From Mickey Mantle to Sandy Koufax, from rookies of Willie Stargell to Pete Rose, this colorful set offers an incredible selection along with a challenge for the high-grade collector due to the colored bottom borders, which can show the slightest touch of wear. So, which cards are the toughest of all in the set? In the following article, we take an in-depth look at one of most popular issues of the era.

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Good as Gold - Collecting Jackie Robinson 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coins

Jackie Robinson has been celebrated in recent times for his incredible contribution to the game of baseball and to society. Along with Jackie Robinson Day, a release of the new film "42" and a host of articles written about him, Robinson has received an enormous amount of attention during the first month of the baseball season. Most collectors are well aware of Robinson's key cards and the popularity of his autograph but what many hobbyists do not know is that Robinson was actually featured on a commemorative coin, in both gold and silver. In the next piece, we learn a little more about the limited edition coin that remains as good as gold today.

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Set Registry Spotlight

D. Bryant 1976 Topps Basketball Collection - The Number One Current Finest 1976-77 Topps Basketball Set
This 144-card set is noted by some as the most popular basketball set of the seventies. Perhaps it was the color photos, or the return to the larger 3 1/8 x 5 1/4 size, or even the rookie cards as well as All-Star cards, that make this set so collectible. Whatever the reason, this collector's fondness for the set is apparent as there is not one card in this set that can be improved upon! That's right; every card is a "Top Pop" card. It is no wonder that this multi-award winning set has been in the top spot for 10 years running. Click here to view this incredible collection.

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1932 U.S. Caramel Set Graded PSA 8 Headlines Memory Lane Auction: Opens April 26, Ends May 11.
One of the best 1932 U.S. Caramel trading card sets ever pieced together will be up for grabs when Memory Lane Inc. opens its Spring Break Fever Auction later this week...

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Nineteenth Century Cabinet Cards, Featuring Hall of Famer Buck Ewing and Century-Old Dodgers Uniforms, Highlight Heritage Sports Auction's May 2-4 Auction.
Significant fresh-to-market memorabilia punctuates Heritage Auctions' Vintage Sports Collectible auction, May 2-4, further bolstering Heritage Sports' reputation as the hobby's leading source for significant "finds," with numerous discoveries making their auction debuts.

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Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities Announces Successful Completion of Its Spring 2013 Auction.
Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities is pleased to announce the successful completion of its Spring 2013 catalog/Internet auction event...

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Sirius Sports Cards Auction #80 Now Open for Bidding - Auction Ends May 2.
4 Days Left to Bid in Sirius Sports Cards Auction #80 - Auction Ends 5/2. There are 797 lots for auction that will end on Thursday, May 2, 2013, at 11 PM EST using the 15 minute rule.

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Julien's Auctions Announces Property from the Life and Career of Elgin Baylor May 31.
Julien's Auctions, the world's premier sports and entertainment auction house, announces the auction of exclusive Property From The Life and Career of Elgin Baylor, the eleven time NBA ALL-STAR, basketball Hall of Fame inductee and L.A. Lakers Legend.

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22,471 Cards for Sale Today valued at $3,096,878

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1952 Topps 122 Jack Jensen PSA NM-MT+ 8.5... $1,075.00
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1952 Topps 311 Mickey Mantle PSA NM-MT 8OC... $37,500.00
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  1. 1909-11 T206 Honus Wagner PSA VG 3
  2. 1914 Baltimore News Babe Ruth PSA VG-EX 4
  3. 1916 Sporting News Babe Ruth PSA NM-MT 8
  4. 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle PSA Mint 9
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