November 25, 2014 | Vol. 15 No. 24
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Basketball Hall of Fame Rookie Cards – The Ultimate Hoops Set

charles-barkleyThe NBA season is in full swing, so it’s a perfect time to reflect on some of the greatest players in basketball history as seen through their precious rookie cards. From George Mikan to Wilt Chamberlain, from Jerry West to Michael Jordan, they are all here in the set devoted to Hall of Fame rookie cards and one that spans several decades. In the following article, we talk to the collectors who assemble this ode to the hardcourt legends.

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Collecting the 1978 Topps Football Card Set – It’s All About Tracking Down Tony

tony-dorsettThe 1978 Topps Football card set is one that doesn’t receive a ton of fanfare. After issuing key rookie cards in prior years like the 1976 Topps Walter Payton and classic rookies afterwards, like the 1981 Topps Joe Montana, the 1978 set gets a bit overlooked despite containing a very important rookie card in that of Dallas Cowboys legend Tony Dorsett. In the following piece, we discuss this Topps issue with collectors who pursue it.

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Set Registry Spotlight

Happy Thanksgiving from the Set Registry Staff
It’s hard to believe that another year has gone by so very quickly. We wanted to take a moment to thank you, our loyal registry members, for your unwavering enthusiasm and continued support of the Set Registry program. Without you the Set Registry would not be what it is today. We all have much to be thankful for. We wish everyone a very happy (and filling) Thanksgiving full of love and laughter.

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Clean Sweep Auctions Unique Affordable 2-Day Autograph and Memorabilia-Only Auction Closes Wednesday, December 3 and Thursday, December 4

This is a truly fun auction that contains a wide variety of fresh material. The auction is our unique affordable autograph and memorabilia-only auction, with almost all lots carrying a retail value of $500 or less and very low minimum bids. Spread out over two days, you’ll find a great variety of 1,492 lots in this auction. This is very likely the finest example of this type of auction that we have run.

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Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities Announces its Fall 2014 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia Auction

Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities’ "Fall 2014 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia Auction" is now open for bidding. The sale features 950 lots of important rarities, highest graded examples, legendary Hall-of-Famer cards, and complete sets. Bidding will end on Thursday, December 4th.

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Sirius Sports Cards Auction #121 is Now Open for Bidding. Ends Friday, November 28

There are 1,478 lots for auction that will end on Friday, November 28, 2014 at 11 PM EST using the 15 minute rule. This is different than the usual Thursday ending date. This auction features many high grade and low pop cards for collectors to complete their sets from the 1950's through the 2000’s. This is our largest auction yet. Over the next several auctions we will be breaking high grade complete sets of PSA 7, 8, and 9 graded cards from 1957, 1959, and 1960 in addition to our usual array of cards.

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Mile High Card Company’s Annual Premium Catalog Auction, Set For December 3rd Closing, Features World-Class "One of One" Cards and Memorabilia

Closing out what has shaped up to be an outstanding year, Mile High Card Company is pleased to announce its holiday Premium catalog auction, which kicks off on Monday, November 17th and concludes on Wednesday, December 3rd. As MHCC traditionally does with their year-ending event, this auction has been limited to 577 total lots packed with a broad array of higher-caliber, one-of-a-kind items.


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Collect Auctions – Closing December 4th

Bidding is underway in Collect Auctions’ December 4th event, with all 831 lots viewable at www.collectauctions.com. The auction includes a great assortment of unopened wax, vending and cello boxes, along with unopened cases of 1978 Topps Football Cello, 1980 Topps Football Vending, 1981 Topps Football Vending, and 1974-75 Topps Hockey Vending; an impressive assortment of signed cards, signed sets and partial sets; and some one-of-a-kind Lefty Grove items.

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Honus Wagner T206 Card, Important Jackie Robinson Memorabilia and Significant Baseball Jerseys to be Auctioned as a part of SCP Auctions’ ’Fall Premier’

SCP Auctions’ "Fall Premier" is now open and runs through Saturday, Dec. 6, at www.scpauctions.com. It features more than 1,150 lots including the coveted Chesapeake Honus Wagner T206 card, a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle Rookie Card (PSA 8), Part 2 of the Delbert Mickel Baseball Jersey Collection, Jackie Robinson’s game-used Hillerich & Bradsby bat from his 1949 N.L. MVP season, the Bill "Moose" Skowron Collection, the Bill Riddell Bat Collection and Part 3 of the Newport Sports Museum Collection.

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"The Ben Hogan of Amateur Golf," Dick Chapman Golf Medal Collection Highlights Worthridge Fall Sports Auction: Ends December 6

A large collection of medals from the estate of legendary amateur golfer Dick Chapman will be available in the Worthridge Fall Sports Auction, beginning November 19.

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Collectors Corner

3,664 Cards for Sale Today valued at $429,360

Most Recent Listings:
1965 Topps CFL 85 Jerry Selinger PSA NM-MT+ 8.5...$95.00

1957 Topps 302 Sandy Koufax PSA
VG-EX+ 4.5...$125.00


1954 Topps 226 Jehosie Heard PSA
Mint 9...$330.00


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1972 Comspec Rick Barry PSA
VG-EX 4...$24,700.00


1935 National Chicle 7 Ken Strong PSA NM-MT 8...$5,450.00

1909-1911 T206 El Principe De Gales Ty Cobb PSA VG-EX 4...$4,500.00
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Which of the following basketball cards do you feel is the most underrated?
  1. 1961 Fleer Oscar Robertson
  2. 1969 Topps Lew Alcindor
  3. 1986 Fleer Hakeem Olajuwon
  4. 1992 Upper Deck Shaquille O’Neal
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