September 17, 2013 | Vol. 14 No. 19
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  The 1967 Leaf Star Trek Set - Boldly Entering the Trading Card Market

1952 Topps Baseball CardIn 1967, the very first Star Trek trading card set was issued by Leaf. This classic black-and-white set consists of 72 cards, and each card contains images of the characters either posing or in action shots from existing episodes. There are some unanswered questions surrounding its release, especially since it was apparently pulled from shelves rather quickly after being offered to the public. In addition, controversy still exists over alleged European sets that made their way to the U.S. The question remains, are they authentic or reprints? In the next article, we tackle that question and more.

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1976 Topps Star Trek Set - The Definitive Star Trek Trading Card Set

1915 Babe RuthIn 1976, Topps produced a colorful 88-card set that is, arguably, considered the most popular of all the Star Trek trading card issues. After Leaf released its set in 1967, Topps took images from parts of three seasons in order to compile the content of the first U.S. Star Trek issue to be manufactured with color. Card #3 (Dr. Bones McCoy) is considered by many to be the most notable condition rarity in the set, but there is much more to the classic non-sports issue than that. In the following article, we explore the 1976 release in great detail.

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The Steelers - The Number One Current Finest Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl - Master Ticket Set
The Pittsburgh Steelers are one of the most storied franchises in sports. The team's history of winning has vaulted them to the top of the gridiron food chain. With six Super Bowl titles and eight AFC Championships under their belt, few football franchises can compete. In fact, the Steelers have played in 15 conference championship games to boot. You could argue, from a franchise perspective, they are the New York Yankees of football. This set, which is comprised of every Super Bowl ticket color variation from all eight appearances in the big game, contains 24 different tickets and is 100% complete. From Terry Bradshaw to Franco Harris to Ben Roethlisberger, there have been many football greats who have donned the black and gold, and the 2013 award-winning set is the first to reach 100% completion on the registry. Click here for a glimpse of this set.

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  Clean Sweep's Auction: Open for Bidding, Ends October 2

Clean Sweep's current auction is now open for bidding and offers autographs from Washington to Lincoln to JFK, Beethoven to The Beatles. The premier item in the auction is an incredible 1918 Incentive Agreement signed by Babe Ruth and the infamous Red Sox owner Harry Frazee.

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Goodwin & Company Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons ''LI'': Open for Bidding, Ends September 19

Goodwin & Company Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons LI auction is rich in both quality and quantity. One of the finest 1953 Bowman Color sets in the hobby is being offered as individual lots. All the cards are graded PSA 8 or higher.

Three of baseball's pitching legends, Walter Johnson, Cy Young and Christy Mathewson, are presented in spectacular high grade from the condition sensitive T205 issue.

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Two Days Left to Bid in Sirius Sports Cards Auction #90

There are 990 lots for auction that will end on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 11 PM EST using the 15 minute rule.

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Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities' Fall 2013 Auction - Final Consignment Deadline Approaching

Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities is currently accepting items for our Fall 2013 catalog and internet auction. The auction will run from November 14th through December 5th, 2013. We are offering significant cash advances (up to 100% of the starting bid) and 0% sellers fees on all consignments received by the October 11th deadline.

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“Dodgers Day” In Long Beach

Legendary Dodgers player, coach and Hall of Fame star Tommy Lasorda along with current Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis, pitcher Kenley Jansen and former Mets, Dodgers, Giants and Yankees star Darryl Strawberry will meet fans and sign autographs on Saturday, September 28, 2013, during the Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo, September 26 - 28.

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Dynamics Inc. Launches Upper Deck “Sports Collectible” Editions of Its ePlate® Electronic Credit Cards to Add to Its Exclusive Collection of UD Infinite Trading Cards

Dynamics introduced another innovative reward experience for sports fans and collectors with new Upper Deck branded ePlate® credit cards. Each new ePlate® card features a unique Upper Deck Football, Baseball, Basketball, Hockey or Golf design on the front of the card. In an industry first - the magnetic stripe is no longer the plain dark brown stripe we have all grown accustomed to, but a sports graphic that compliments the front of the card.

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24,869 Cards for Sale Today valued at $3,751,998

Most Recent Listings:
1955 Bowman 121 Andy Robustelli
PSA Mint 9...$875.00

1955 Topps All-Amer. 100 Fats Henry
PSA NM 7...$265.00

1952 Bowman Small 131 John Rapacz
PSA Mint 9...$1,950.00

Most Valuable Listings:
1936 National Chicle Fine Pens Dimaggio Slams It Erickson Catch PSA
NM-MT 8...$15,000.00 -

1933 World Wide Gum 80 Babe Ruth
EX-MT 6...$12,500.00

1952 Topps 311 Mickey Mantle
PSA VG 3...$12,500.00
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Which type of the following sci-fi/entertainment collectibles has the best long term potential?
  1. Star Trek
  2. Star Wars
  3. Battlestar Galactica
  4. Flash Gordon
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