September 3, 2013 | Vol. 14 No. 18
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Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities
  Rounding up Rookies of the NFL's Greatest Receivers

1952 Topps Baseball CardThe 2013 NFL season is upon us. Collectors, fantasy football participants and fans are all excited about the new year. One position that tends to steal the headlines is that of the receiver. Some of the greatest players to ever set foot on the field have played the position. Today, Calvin Johnson has set the standard for receiving excellence, but there are quite a few talented players in the league. In the following article, collectors share their thoughts about collecting rookie cards of the greatest receivers of all-time.

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The 1954 Bowman Football Set - Where's Johnny?

1915 Babe RuthWhile not quite as tough to locate in high-grade as its predecessor, the 1953 Bowman football set, the 128-card 1954 Bowman issue has its share of appeal. Anchored by the rookie card of one of the greatest quarterbacks in football history - #23 George Blanda - the set contains a number of Hall of Famers, key rookie cards like #4 Doug Atkins and a run of short prints (#s 65-96). In the next piece, collectors of the vintage gridiron issue talk about the appeal of this near 60-year old set and the challenges found within it.

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    Set Registry Spotlight

Hennyman - The Number One Current Finest Tom Seaver Master Set
Once Master Player sets venture into the modern-card era, the required number of cards tends to increase in a major way, as more and more cards were produced heading from the 1970s into the hobby boom of the 1980s. That is evident here. While Yogi Berra and Tom Seaver actually played during the same decade, it was the end for one legend yet the beginning for another. Seaver was not only dominant on the mound, but he remains one of the most well-liked players in baseball history. This 426-card set is currently 99.77% complete and has a GPA of 8.45. Starting with his classic 1967 Topps rookie and ending with his final card - 1987 Topps - the set is filled with a variety of issues, from decals to stamps to discs. You could argue that the 1973 Topps Test Pin-Ups might be the toughest item to find in the group. All in all, Tom Terrific is well represented in this terrific set. Click here for a look.

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  1951 Bowman Mantle Brings $220,150 in Record-Setting Memory Lane Auction

A 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle rookie card graded PSA 9 led the way as bidders kept prices for high grade vintage cards shooting upward in Memory Lane Inc.’s summer catalog auction.

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Sterling Sports Auctions #25 Is Live! Auction Ends September 5th

Sterling Sports Auctions September auction offers over 800 lots from the four major sports, boxing and non-sports with many PSA graded cards. Auction ends September 5.

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Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities' Fall 2013 Auction - Deadline Nearing on Special Limited Time Consignment Offer

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.

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Sirius Sports Cards Auction #89 is Now Open for Bidding

There are 845 lots for auction, including many high grade and low pop cards from the 1950s through the 1970s.

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25,518 Cards for Sale Today valued at $3,594,728

Most Recent Listings:
1952 Bowman Small 120 Deacon Dan Towler PSA NM+ 7.5...$109.00

1969 Topps 120 Larry Csonka
PSA NM 7...$85.00

1966 Topps 132 Bobby Rousseau All Star PSA EX-MT 6...$75.00

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1952 Topps 311 Mickey Mantle
PSA EX 5...$18,500.00

1948 Leaf 8 Satchel Paige
PSA NM 7 OC...$11,500.00

1916 M101-4 Sporting News 87 Joe Jackson Blank Back PSA EX 5...$9,750.00
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In your opinion, which one of the following NFL players will have the greatest impact on the hobby this season?
  1. Robert Griffin, III
  2. Andrew Luck
  3. Calvin Johnson
  4. Adrian Peterson
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