September 2, 2014 | Vol. 15 No. 18
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  The 1935 Gum, Inc. Mickey Mouse Trading Card Set – Chasing Vintage Cards of the World’s Most Famous Mouse

mickey-mouseThe world of Disney has impacted people on a global scale throughout time. For decades, Disney has produced movies, television programs and various other forms of entertainment for families to enjoy. In the world of trading cards, the first major mark that Disney’s iconic character made was in 1935 when Mickey Mouse was featured in his own set. In the following article, collectors talk about just how tough and important this staple non-sports issue is.

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The 1992 Impel X-Men Trading Card Set – An X-tremely Appealing Issue

x-menThe X-Men movie series has become one of the most popular franchises in Hollywood, producing several box office winners. There have been sequels and prequels, with each of the installments having success with fans. The characters, such as Wolverine and Magneto, have become household names in the superhero world. Long before X-Men hit the silver screen, the characters found their way into the trading card world. In the next piece, we take an in-depth look at the 1992 Impel X-Men set.

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    Set Registry Spotlight

SMB’s Walter Payton Collection – The Number One Current Finest Walter Payton Master Set
This year’s winner for Best Modern Player Set of the Year comes from the world of football cards. No one can deny the appeal of Walter Payton collectibles. He was not only a force on the field, but Payton was also well-liked by fans and fellow players alike. Not only was this set the first Payton Master set to reach 100% completion, but it also possessed a GPA of 9.60 at the time of the awards deadline. Everything from Payton’s classic 1976 Topps rookie to his 1977 Topps Mexican card to a variety of obscure discs are required to complete this collection. At 122 cards and growing, this set is the ultimate tribute to "Sweetness" of the Chicago Bears. Click here to view this collection.

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  Hold Babe Ruth’s 1932 Bat At September 2014 Long Beach Expo

More than 50 historic items related to Babe Ruth will be prominently displayed as a featured exhibit at the next Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo, September 4-6, 2014. The display by Memory Lane will include signed letters, photographs, a 1927 souvenir program book, a 1932 Ruth game-used bat, high-grade Ruth 1933 Goudey cards and dozens of other significant memorabilia and artifacts related to the great "Bambino."

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SCP Auctions Sells Lou Gehrig’s 1928 Yankees World Champions Wristwatch For $340,000

Lou Gehrig’s 1928 New York Yankees World Champions wristwatch sold for $340,000 on Monday, the day after SCP Auctions’ "Mid-Summer Classic" online auction came to a close. The wristwatch, which was the headliner in SCP’s just-closed event, turned out to be too alluring for the highest bidder to pass up.ou Gehrig’s 1928 New York Yankees World Champions wristwatch sold for $340,000 on Monday, the day after SCP Auctions’ "Mid-Summer Classic" online auction came to a close. The wristwatch, which was the headliner in SCP’s just-closed event, turned out to be too alluring for the highest bidder to pass up.

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Exhibit Celebrates Thrilling 1964 Champions Cleveland Browns

New exhibit opening Saturday, September 6th at the WRHS History Center. The Western Reserve Historical Society (WRHS) is launching an exhibit commemorating the 50th anniversary of the championship season of the Cleveland Browns. The exhibit, 1964: When Browns Town was Title Town, focuses on the excitement the community felt as well as the team’s place in history as an underdog team unexpectedly won a championship in a crushing victory.

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Sirius Sports Cards Auction #115 Now Open for Bidding – Auction Ends 9/4

There are 934 lots for auction that will end on Thursday, September 4, 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 1950’s through the 2000’s. Rookies include Jackie Robinson, Nolan Ryan, Reggie Jackson, Tony Perez, Emmit Smith, Troy Aikman, and more. There are many nice groups of cards including 1952 Topps, 1965 Topps, and the continuation of our 1961 Topps and 1963 Topps Set breaks all in PSA 8 or higher.

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Ruth Cards, High Grade Hornung Rookie Lead $2.2 Million Memory Lane Auction

Bidders chased down hundreds of high grade and seldom offered vintage sports cards in Memory Lane’s Summer Rarities Auction, with several new sales records set. Three vintage Babe Ruth cards sold for a combined $222,270 in Memory Lane’s Summer Rarities Auction which closed early Sunday morning but there were plenty of other noteworthy sales.

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It’s Worth That Much? PSA Cites Examples of Valuable Modern Sports Cards

Some otherwise common, modern sports cards valued at less than $100 "raw" can be worth thousands of dollars in certified, pristine condition. For example, the 1971 Topps (#341) Steve Garvey baseball card often sells uncertified for only about $30, but one that was graded PSA Gem Mint 10 (on a scale of 1 to 10) sold in an auction for more than $25,000.

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Sterling Sports Auctions #35 is Open for Bidding! Auction Ends September 11th

This auction offers over 680 lots from the four major sports, boxing and non sports with many PSA cards. Auction features what is probably the finest ever M101-4/5 back collection ever offered with a Mall Theatre, 1914 Cracker Jacks including Walter Johnson, Walsh & Schalk, complete 1954 & 56 Topps Baseball Sets, Nice Selection of 1955 Topps including Ted Williams PSA 7 & 8, rookie of Killebrew & Koufax, large group of Old Judges, 1967 Mickey Mantle 8.5, T206s with Cobb, Mathewson & Cy Young.

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    Collectors Corner

3,853 Cards for Sale Today valued at $442,030

Most Recent Listings:
1994 Fleer 268 Mark McGwire
PSA NM-MT 8...$12.00

1987 Topps 735 Rickey Henderson
PSA Mint 9...$10.00

1975 SSPC 494 Reggie Jackson
PSA Mint 9...$10.00

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

Which Iconic Non-Sports Set has the Most Potential in Your Opinion?
  1. 1935 Gum, Inc. Mickey Mouse
  2. 1940 Gum, Inc. Superman
  3. 1959 Fleer Three Stooges
  4. 1962 Topps Mars Attacks
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