June 25, 2013 | Vol. 14 No. 13
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The 1961 Topps Hockey Card Set — A Set of Firsts and Three Elusive Rangers Cards

The 1961 Topps Hockey set is a set driven by the difficulty of three singles. They include #63 New York Rangers Team, #64 Hockey Highlights and #65 Gump Worsley. While their difficulty remains somewhat of a mystery, they continue to provide a major obstacle for collectors of high-grade material. The set also features HOF rookie cards of players like Jean Ratelle and Rod Gilbert, along with several other keys to the issue. In the following article, we dig deeper into this interesting set.

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The 1973 Topps Basketball Card Set — Not to Be Dismissed as “Old and Boring”

One year after Julius Erving made his debut on cardboard, Topps released a massive set (by basketball standards) that included 264 cards. The set included players from both the NBA and ABA. Leading off with a tough #1 card in Hall of Famer Nate Archibald, this set also includes a large number of stars like Wilt Chamberlain, Pete Maravich and Jerry West. The set also includes an assortment of league leader cards and postseason highlights cards. In the following article, we find out why so many collectors find this set appealing.

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jmoran19 - The Number One Current Finest 1970-1979 Topps Wax Packs – Any Series Football Set
The pack registry continues to gain in popularity, despite the relative scarcity of unopened packs. One can imagine that the draw and anticipation of opening a fresh pack to see what’s inside, coupled with individual card grading, certainly played part in the reason for the items’ scarcity. This collectors run of packs from the 70’s has earned the #1 spot on the registry with a 7.24 set rating and is also the finest set ever registered to-date. Complete, and with images of all items, this set is very nicely showcased. Click here to view this set.

PSA Set Registry Awards 2013
Judging is underway and winners will be announced by the end of June. Good luck to all who are in contention and thank you for your participation in the PSA Set Registry! 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].

PSA Set Registry Luncheon
Email invitations have been sent for the luncheon to be held on August 2nd. Reservations are required. If you plan to attend, please submit your RSVP to [email protected] no later than July 19th.

New Set Registry Special!
All Sports & Non-Sports Pins/Coins - $8 per Item/10 Item Minimum - 30 Business Days (approx.). Click here for details.
Collectible Classics CCA33, Online Now, Closes June 27

Collectible Classics' CCA33 auction, which closes June 27, features 426 sports and non-sport lots, including a collection of rare Pittsburgh Pirates memorabilia, the first installment of the Bert Randolph Sugar collection, Yankees and Reds collectibles and 19th century items. Online now at www.auctionscc.com, the auction offers more than 120 lots of baseball cards and more than 75 lots of baseball autographs.

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Final Week to Place Your BIDS at Lelands.com. Auction Ends Friday, June 28

This auction features over 15 collections (including The Ossie Schectman Collection), amazing sports cards, memorabilia and autographs, boxing memorabilia, as well as Americana Memorabilia.

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Iconic Auctions Rolls Out Impressive Summer Autographs & Memorabilia Auction with Numerous PSA/DNA High Grade Gems

Offering an eclectic and enticing mixture of lots from Sports, Hollywood, Rock and History, Iconic Auctions' Autographs & Memorabilia Auction is set to close this Saturday, June 29th. Lots for this sale can be viewed and bid on by going to the company's website, www.IconicAuctions.com.

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Sirius Sports Cards Auction #84 Is Now Open for Bidding

Sirius Sports Cards Auction # 84 is now open for bidding.

There are 943 lots for auction that will end on Thursday June 27, 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. And over 200 HOF autographs of baseball and football all PSA/DNA authenticated.

Good luck to everyone and enjoy the auction!

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1952 Topps Baseball Partial PSA Graded Set Break - (250 Cards Grading PSA 6 - PSA 7 - PSA 8) - Auctions End Thursday, June 27th

PSA Dealer Steve Novella will be breaking a Partial PSA Graded 1952 Topps Baseball Set, selling each card on eBay ending Thursday, June 27th. Nearly 250 PSA Cards will be sold individually. Cards grade PSA 6 - PSA 7 - PSA 8. For details, a complete listing, or more information visit eBay ID - www.stevenovella.com or call (239) 336-9491 or email [email protected].

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REA: Record-Setting $10 Million Dollar Auction Paced by Sale of 1914 Babe Ruth Rookie Card at $450,300

The high-end baseball card and memorabilia market was on fire at Robert Edward's record-setting May 18, 2013, auction. An incredible 172 lots sold for $10,000 or more. The total sales of $10,177,000 made this REA's largest and most successful sale ever. One of only ten known examples of the ultra-rare 1914 Baltimore News Babe Ruth rookie card sold for an astounding record price of $450,300.

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The Bully Project, A Kobe Bryant-Supported Charity, To Receive Proceeds From Four High-Profile Auction Items

In the 2013 Goldin Auctions Summer Spectacular, Goldin Auctions will donate 50 percent of the sale price from four pieces of rare Kobe Bryant memorabilia to The BULLY Project - a Kobe Bryant-supported charity. The auction is open from June 17-July 19, 2013 at www.GoldinAuctions.com. For more information, or to register for a free catalog, visit www.GoldinAuctions.com.

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    Collectors Corner

22,353 Cards for Sale Today valued at $2,482,840

Most Recent Listings:
1957 Topps 124 Tommy McDonald PSA NM+ 7.5..$195.00
1975 Topps 283 John Hicks PSA GEM MT 10..$129.00
1961 Chargers Golden Tulip Dave Kocourek PSA EX 5..$125.00

Most Valuable Listings:
1916 M101-4 Sporting News 87 Joe Jackson Blank Back PSA EX 5..$9,750.00
1910 Tip-Top Pittsburgh Pirates Barney Dreyfuss PSA VG-EX 4..$9,500.00
1952 Topps 307 Frank Campos Black Star on Back PSA VG-EX 4..$9,500.00
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Which of the following 1960s Topps Hockey card sets do you feel is the most important?
  1. 1961 Topps
  2. 1962 Topps
  3. 1964 Topps
  4. 1966 Topps
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