April 15, 2014 | Vol. 15 No. 8
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  Taking My Hacks – Don’t Abandon the Hunt

Joe OrlandoAs time goes by, fewer and fewer discoveries of great collectibles are reported. That said, over the past few years some incredible discoveries have been made. Within the last year, we have heard the amazing stories behind the Black Swamp Find of 1910 E98 baseball cards and the Saddle Ridge Hoard of gold coins. Both finds were worth over seven figures, but it has become a rare occurrence. Are great finds drying up? While that may be true, PSA’s Joe Orlando suggests that we don’t abandon the hunt.

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The 1978 Donruss KISS Set – Bubble Gum Cards from the Self-Proclaimed "Hottest Band in the Land"

KISS-setBeyond the music, KISS has become an entertainment and collectibles brand. With their wild onstage antics and trademark makeup, the popular rock band generated fans of all ages dating back to the 1970s. One way they were able to do such a terrific job of branding was by placing their name on so many different products, from lunch boxes to makeup kits. The branding also included trading cards. In the following article, we take a look back at the 1978 Donruss KISS set.

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    Set Registry Spotlight

The Naps & Sandwiches Collection – The Number One Current Finest All-Time Ravens Football Set
First registered in late 2009, this collector has built and updated this set to a perfect 10, literally! There is no card graded higher. Containing rookie cards of some of the best players past and present in the Ravens franchise; Ray Lewis, Chris McAlister and Jonathan Ogden, just to name a few, this set is classic for Ravens fans. Complete, and with images for each card, this set just can’t be beat. Click here to view this set.

2014 PSA Set Registry Awards!
The deadline for this year's PSA Set Registry Awards is Friday, May 30th. Any new sets or edits to existing sets must be published before 5:00 pm EST (2:00 pm PST). The deadline to request that new cards be added to the set composites is April 30th. Set composites will be updated with these requests, assuming they qualify and are approved, by May 30th. Requests received after April 30th will be added as optional. After June 1st, the new additions will be required.

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  Robert Edward Auctions: Bidding is Open. Ends Saturday,
April 26

Bidding is now open for Robert Edward Auctions’ annual spring auction event, which contains more than 1800 lots of extremely high-quality cards and memorabilia that collectors have come to expect as standard at REA. Some of the collecting world’s greatest treasures are featured within the auction, ranging from ultra high-grade cards to extreme rarities to one-of-a-kind memorabilia. The final day for bidding is Saturday, April 26.

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1962 Topps Baseball 200+ PSA 9’s - PSA 8’s - PSA 7’s For Sale. Auctions Ends Tuesday April 15th

PSA Dealer Steve Novella (Estero, FL.) will be selling 1962 Topps Baseball Cards Graded PSA 9-PSA 8-PSA 7. 200+ PSA cards to be sold individually and in group lots. Ending Date Tuesday April 15th.

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The April Sterling Sports Auction #31 is Open for Bidding! Auction Ends April 17th

Sterling Sports Auctions #31 offers 746 lots from the four major sports plus Non-Sports cards plus autographs with many PSA graded cards. The auction features 1911 T205 Eddie Collins, Closed Mouth PSA 7, 1934 Goudey Leo Durocher PSA 8, 1964 Mickey Mantle PSA 7, 1961 Topps Near Set, M101-2 Joe Jackson plus much more!

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Giovanni Sports Auctions – 2014 Spring Auction.
Ends April 15!

The auction features many quality PSA and PSA/DNA Certified items. Lots include cards from iconic sets such as T206, Cracker Jack, Allen & Ginter and more along with many Hall of Fame & Super Star Certified Autographs from Ruth, Cobb, Mantle and more.

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Sirius Sports Cards Auction #105 Is Now Open for Bidding. Ends April 17

There are 855 lots for auction that will end on Thursday, April 17, 2014, 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 1950s through the 1970s. To view the auction and place your bids please visit www.siriussportsauctions.com.

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    Collectors Corner

23,568 Cards for Sale Today valued at $3,034,681

Most Recent Listings:
1950 Bowman 11 Ted Fritsch, Sr. PSA
NM-MT+ 8.5...$295.00

1967 Topps 578 John Boccabella PSA
NM+ 7.5...$50.00

1955 Bowman 44 Joe Perry PSA
NM-MT+ 8.5...$195.00

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 PSA EX-MT 6..$12,500.00

1952 Topps 311 Mickey Mantle PSA
VG 3..$12,500.00

    Survey Question

In MLB, in your opinion whose hot or cold start is most indicative of how their season will go in 2014?
  1. Bryce Harper
  2. Brandon Belt
  3. Giancarlo Stanton
  4. Jose Fernandez
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