May 28, 2013 | Vol. 14 No. 11
Collectors Club SMR Price Guide Pop Report Facts Services Set Registry SM
Needle in the Haystack

Collectors have always hoped to uncover a hidden gem…a card that has survived the journey through the decades in remarkable condition. Cards like this, no doubt, are few and far between. While some of these condition rarities are pulled from old collections, a good portion of them were never put into traditional circulation. In the following article, PSA's Joe Orlando discusses the power of The Find and how it can change the market.

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The 1974 Topps Basketball Set

As the 2013 NBA season starts to wind down, we take a look back at one of the classic sets of the 1970s. The 1974 Topps basketball set is not filled with superstar rookies like some of its predecessors but this 264-card set is one of the largest basketball card sets every made. Anchored By rookie cards of The Iceman, George Gervin, and Bill Walton, this set starts off with a #1 card of the legendary Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. In the following piece, we delve deeper into this vast basketball issue.

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Set Registry Spotlight

Brian Karl - The Number One Current Finest 1971 Topps Brady Bunch Set
From 1969 to 1974, The Brady Bunch aired and quickly became a favorite of families across the nation. Carol and Mike Brady brought their three boys and three girls together and the mayhem ensued. This 88-card set, which is considered a test issue by most hobbyists, is relatively tough to find in high-grade for a post-1970 trading card issue. That is due in part to the fragile, colored borders and poor centering, which plagues many of the cards. This year's winner is the finest Brady Bunch set ever registered on the site, carrying a GPA of 8.02. Click here to view this set.

PSA Set Registry Awards 2013 - Deadline May 31st!
The deadline for this year's PSA Set Registry Awards is Friday, May 31st. Any new sets or edits to existing sets must be published before 5:00 pm EST (2:00 pm PST). To review the list of award categories, please Click here.

We are looking forward to another exciting awards season! Should you have any questions, please email [email protected].

HURRY - Set Registry Special
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Clean Sweep's Auction Open for Bidding, Closes
on June 12.

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Goodwin & Company Masterpieces and Uncommon
Commons XLIX Now Open - Ends June 5th.

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Joe Montana, Dennis Rodman and Oscar Robertson
at June 2013 Long Beach Expo.

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Julien's Auctions Announces Two-Day Sports Legends
Auction Event Worthy of a Title Championship.
Closes This Week, May 31 and June 1.

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Psa.gems Auction Ending Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Is Now Open on eBay.

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Mile High Card Co. Spring 2013 Auction Features
High-Grade Complete Sets, Important Cards
and Memorabilia.

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Sirius Sports Cards Auction #82 Now Open for
Bidding - Auction Ends 5/30.

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Babe Ruth's 1935 'Last' Yankees Jersey Brings
$286,500 to Lead Heritage Auctions'
$6.2+ Million Event.

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Collectors Corner

22,390 Cards for Sale Today valued at $3,069,380

Most Recent Listings:
1941 Play Ball 35 Pinky Higgins PSA NM-MT 8..$375.00
1953 Bowman 94 Chuck Drazenovich PSA NM-MT 8..$295.00
1971 Topps 45 Ken Dryden PSA Gem MT 10..$3,500.00

Most Valuable Listings:
1952 Topps 311 Mickey Mantle PSA NM-MT 8OC..$37,500.00
1935 National Chicle 9 Knute Rockne PSA Mint 9...$30,250.00
1954 Dan-Dee Potato Chips Mickey Mantle PSA Mint 9..$27,500.00
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  1. Bryce Harper
  2. Mike Trout
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  4. Clayton Kershaw
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