September 30, 2014 | Vol. 15 No. 20
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Farewell “2” The Captain – A Look at Derek Jeter’s Career in Baseball Cards, Autographs and Game-Used Memorabilia

gridiron-issueDerek Jeter has fielded his last groundball, smacked his last hit and made his final curtain call. The New York Yankee legend has been the talk of baseball this year since it was his final summer on the field. Never considered the single best player in any one year, Jeter’s consistency and winning attitude have won over many during his long career. In the following article, we dig deep into Jeter collectibles and learn more about their rarity and desirability.

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The 1970 Topps Football Card Set – Look Beyond the O.J. Rookie

1967-topps-footballThe 1970 Topps football set is known for housing the infamous O.J. Simpson rookie card, but the issue offers far more than just O.J. Several other Hall of Famer rookie cards reside in the set, including those of Jan Stenerud, Elvin Bethea, Allan Page, Lem Barney, Tom Mack and Claude Humphrey. This 263-card set also contains many stars of the era like Joe Namath, Bart Starr and Gale Sayers. In the following article, we talk to the collectors who pursue this popular gridiron set.

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Set Registry Spotlight

GretzkyCards’ Hall of Fame Rookie – The Number One Current Finest Hall of Fame Rookie Players Hockey Set
At a whopping 360 total cards and growing, this set requires a rookie card of every hockey player to ever be inducted into the Hall of Fame. You need every rookie from the 1911 C55 Georges Vezina to the 1966 Bobby Orr to the 1979 O-Pee-Chee Wayne Gretzky card. The overall GPA of the massive group was 6.41 at the awards deadline (already upgraded to 6.45!), and it remains the only collection to reach 100% completion. There were a lot of collections that were considered for the Best Overall Specialty Set of the Year award, but this set simply vaulted to the top. Click here for a look at this collection.

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Clean Sweep’s Auction Offers 1958 Topps Herrer(a) Error and Ends October 1, 2014 — Final Days to Bid

Clean Sweep's latest auction offers a truly exciting card, the only Mint 9 example of the 1958 Topps Herrer(a) error. The card has been in the possession of our consignor for 20 years, and was just recently slabbed at the National Convention in Cleveland. A true 1/1, highest graded card.

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Babe Ruth's First and Last Yankees Player Contracts are on the Block in the Goldin Auctions October Legends Auction

Fresh on the heels of selling Babe Ruth's 1918 Red Sox player contract for a record $1.02 million, Goldin Auctions will now offer both the first and last player contracts "The Babe" signed as a member of the Yankees in its October Legends Auctions, at www.GoldinAuctions.com from October 6 through November 1, 2014.

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Sirius Sports Cards Auction # 117 is Now Open for Bidding and Ends October 2

Sirius Sports Cards Auction # 117 is now open for bidding. There are 1060 lots for auction that will end on Thursday, October 2, 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. This auction has the final installment of our 1961 Topps baseball set breakup in PSA 8, 9, and 10.

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Upper Deck’s Ultimate Man Cave Contest Searches for the Five Best Man Caves in North America to Help Decorate with Exclusive Memorabilia

Five sweepstakes winners will win Upper Deck Authenticated memorabilia selected from its top athlete spokesmen; Entries accepted until October 13! With the new football season underway, golf's FedExCup Playoffs just completed, the prestigious Ryder Cup coming up this weekend, and the baseball playoffs and NHL® and basketball seasons getting ready to begin, there is no better time for the most elite of sports fans to spruce up their beloved man caves for one of the most important, fun times on the sports calendar.

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George Washington & Thomas Jefferson Autographs Highlight Huggins & Scott’s October Sports & Americana Memorabilia Auction Which is Now Open and Ends October 9

This is another sale with tremendous investment-quality pieces from all sports and the historical and political worlds. It features another amazing array of items that caters to every level of collector and investor. Whether you only want to spend a few hundred dollars or several thousand dollars, our selection of quality items has a little something for just about everyone. This auction is headlined by signed Free Franks from George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, both encapsulated and assessed “authentic” by PSA/DNA.

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3,997 Cards for Sale Today valued at $454,639

Most Recent Listings:
2001 Fleer Focus 247 Ichiro PSA Mint 9...$48.99

1970 Kellogg's 58 Carl Lockhart PSA GEM MT 10...$29.00

1964 Topps Giants 38 Harmon Killebrew PSA NM-MT 8...$18.00

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 one of the following items would you like to own the most?
  1. 1993 SP Derek Jeter PSA Mint 9
  2. A Derek Jeter single-signed baseball
  3. A Derek Jeter game-used bat
  4. A ticket from Derek Jeter’s final game
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