August 5, 2014 | Vol. 15 No. 16
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Rapid Robert’s Registry Sets – Collecting Cards of Bob Feller

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Bob Feller is widely considered one of the greatest pitchers of all time by fans, players and experts alike. Despite his clear impact on the game, some of his cards are, arguably, overlooked considering his pitching prowess. There are great condition rarities like his 1948-49 Leaf card and less expensive, yet popular issues, like his 1956 Topps card. In the following article, we take a look at all the cards that picture Rapid Robert through the eyes of collectors.


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Grass, Grit, Diamonds and Gridirons – A Look at Some of Cleveland’s Greatest Players

grass-grit-diamondsCleveland, Ohio, has been home to some of the greatest athletes in the history of the sports. From Jim Brown to Satchel Paige, from Otto Graham to Bob Feller, several legends have made a huge impact on the sports world over the decades. Most of these legends are also highly collectible. In the following article, we explore the great cards, autographs and other items that are connected to some of Cleveland’s most famous names.

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Set Registry Spotlight

Brian’s Churchman Famous Golfers – The Number One Current Finest 1927 Churchman Famous Golfers Set
In the history of trading cards, there aren’t too many sets for the modern-era collector to choose from when it comes to golf, but the prewar era is fairly rich with some small but important issues. One could argue that the 1927 Churchman’s Famous Golfers set is about as popular as any other golf issue from the period. This 50-card set contains two cards each of golf megastars Walter Hagen and Bobby Jones. It also contains four different cards of Harry Vardon, the highest number of cards devoted to any one golfer in the set. Most of the black-and-white cards are vertical in nature, but a few are horizontal. This year’s winner for Best Vintage Miscellaneous Sports Set of the Year carries a GPA of 8.56, making it the finest on our all-time list. Click here to view this collection.

PSA Set Registry Luncheon
The PSA Set Registry Luncheon was held on August 1st at the National and we had a full house! We will post images of the event shortly on the PSA Set Registry Scrapbook page. The success and growth of the PSA Set Registry is due, in large part, to you, our members. We thank you for your continued support! We look forward to seeing you all next year!

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Exclusive to PSA Set Registry members, you now have the ability to upload your inventory from a new location in My Inventory to sell on Collectors Corner. To get started, login to MSR, move the inventory you want to sell to the new CC Sales location, determine your selling preferences and price and upload to Collectors Corner. For more information, email [email protected]

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Clean Sweep’s Two-Day Memorabilia Auction: Ends August 6 and 7

Clean Sweep’s current auction is our unique affordable autograph and memorabilia auction (with some cards). Nearly all items have a retail value of $500 or less, and the minimum bids are very low.

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SCP Auctions Unearths a Honus Wagner T-206 Card Along With More Than 3,500 Other T-206 Cards

SCP Auctions is proud to announce that company principals David Kohler and Dan Imler secured last week an astounding collection of more than 3,500 T-206 Cards from a private collector living in the northeast whose lineup included the incomparable Honus Wagner T-206, which was graded by Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA) on site at the 35th Annual National Sports Collectors Convention (NSCC) in Cleveland.

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Collect Auctions Offers Boxes and More, Auction Ends Aug. 7 at www.collectauctions.com

Boxes, by and large, are not the most coveted things in the sports memorabilia industry. They are used to tote inventory and used as shipping materials. However, when the boxes are original to the items in which they were made to hold and still, indeed, hold those items, then boxes take on a whole new meaning and value. Collect Auctions will have a whole bunch of "boxes" in a sale that runs from July 21-Aug. 7 at www.collectauctions.com.

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Mile High Card Company’s Summer Auction Featuring Many High and Mid-Grade Complete Sets Now Open. Auction Ends August 14th and 15th

Mile High Card Company is happy to announce its Summer auction will culminate on August 14th and August 15th. This auction, while smaller in lot size compared to traditional MHCC events, offers an impressive array of high-profile cards, memorabilia and sets from all sports with something to pique any collector’s interest. Additionally, the auction is separated into two sessions that close on consecutive nights, the latter session dominated by the impressive Todd Hester collection. "We’re particularly proud of the quality, in all facets of collecting, that this auction offers".

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Memory Lane’s Summer Auction Closes August 23

One of the highest quality collections of individual sports cards in the hobby will join a fresh find of high grade 1911 M101 Sporting Life cards and hundreds of vintage cards, unopened packs, autographs and other sports memorabilia in Memory Lane’s Summer Classics Auction. More than 1,000 lots are included in the auction, which will close August 23.

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Sterling Sports Auctions #34 Is Open for Bidding! Auction closes August 7th

Sterling Sports Auctions #34 offers 597 lots from the four major sports, boxing and non sports with many PSA graded cards.

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There are 3 days left to bid in Sirius Sports Cards Auction # 113. Auction ends August 7

There are 856 lots for auction that will end on Thursday August 7, 2014.

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5,465 Cards for Sale Today valued at $765,952

Most Recent Listings:
1935 National Chicle 15 Ben Ciccone
PSA VG-EX+ 4.5...$129.00


1935 Diamond Stars 54 Hank Greenberg PSA EX 5...$575.00

1940 Play Ball 172 Chief Bender
PSA VG 3...$106.00


Most Valuable Listings:
1954 Red Heart Mickey Mantle
PSA Mint 9...$6,200.00


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

1958 Topps 62 Jim Brown PSA
NM-MT 8...$5,300.00

Survey Question

Value aside, which Bob Feller card would you want to own most?
  1. 1938 Goudey
  2. 1948-49 Leaf
  3. 1952 Topps
  4. 1953 Bowman
Click here to answer; and to view the latest issue's survey results.

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