October 13, 2015 | Vol. 16 No. 20
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  Collecting Cards of "Broadway Joe" – The Challenge of Joe Namath Player Sets

Joe Namath may not rank high on the list when it comes to the greatest quarterbacks of all time, but "Broadway Joe" transcended football in a way that few others have. His rookie card is, perhaps, the most recognizable card in the football world...much like the 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle in baseball. Beyond his classic rookie, there are a host of other popular Namath cards to choose from. In the following article, we take a look at Namath’s career in cardboard for collectors of the gridiron icon.

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Terry Bradshaw Football Cards – Collecting Player Sets of the "Blonde Bomber"

piedmont-cigboxMost people know Terry Bradshaw as the boisterous and comical member of the NFL Sunday crew. Always one to liven up the broadcast with his outgoing personality, Bradshaw has endeared himself to a whole generation of fans. Long before his stardom behind the mic, Bradshaw led one of the most dominant teams in football history to four Super Bowl victories as the quarterback of the Pittsburgh Steelers. In the next piece, we take an in-depth look at the cards that feature the "Blonde Bomber" from his 1971 Topps rookie card onward.

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    Set Registry Spotlight

Jim’s Mecca Champions – 1910 Champions (T218)
The 1910 Champions set (T218) is unique in that it contains subjects ranging from boxers to track & field stars to swimmers and more. Boxing legend Jack Johnson is considered the most recognizable sports figure and valuable card in this diverse set. Each subject is captured with the use of beautiful, color artwork in this 153-card tobacco set. While most of the backs feature Mecca or Hassan brand tobacco advertising, some of the cards have been found with Tolstoi backs as well. The 2015 winner for Best Vintage Miscellaneous Sports Set of the Year is the only set in registry history to achieve a GPA of PSA NM 7 or better (7.17), taking the top spot on our All-Time Finest list. Click here to view this set.

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  Reggie White’s College Letter Jacket, Hornung Hall of Fame Bust, Ali Painting Highlight 2015 Worthridge Fall Auction, Closes October 25

A 1939 Chicago Bears pullover, complete with World’s Fair patch, a collection of ABA jerseys from Bill Melchionni, and Reggie White’s personal Tennessee Volunteer letter jacket highlight the current auction from Worthridge.

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Brooks Robinson puts Series Rings, MVP Trophy up for Auction: Heritage Auction Ends Nov. 6

Brooks Robinson spent decades surrounded by the trophies and souvenirs he gathered during his Hall of Fame career with the Baltimore Orioles. The shelves in his study are now bare, the result of Robinson’s carefully considered decision to auction off more than 200 cherished items to raise money for charity. The inventory includes his World Series rings from 1966 and 1970, each of Robinson»s 16 Gold Gloves and the jewel of the collection, his 1964 MVP Trophy.

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Legendary T206 Doyle Rarity Headlines Blockbuster REA Fall Auction Closing Saturday, October 17

Astounding Array of Items Includes 1916 Babe Ruth Rookie, Four 1952 Topps Mickey Mantles, Comprehensive 1952 Topps Collection, and Countless Additional Highlights!

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Sirius Sports Cards Auction #144 Now Open. Ends Thursday, October 15

Final days to bid in Sirius Sports Cards Auction #143! There are 492 lots for auction that will end on Thursday, October 1 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 2000s.

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PSA-graded Baseball Set Breaks: 1948 Bowman, 1951 Topps Red Backs, 1951 Topps Blue Blacks, 1952 Berk Ross Red – Ending Thursday, October 15th

Breaking several PSA-graded baseball sets card by card on eBay ending Thursday evening, October 15th including 1948 Bowman, 1951 Topps Red Backs, 1951 Topps Blue Backs, 1952 Berk Ross. Also a 1954 NY Journal American Berra and Campanella will be included.

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Mile High Card Company Auction Opens to Unprecedented Bidding – Closes on Thursday, October 15

Paced by a 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle PSA 8, 1951 Bowman #253 Mickey Mantle RC PSA 8 and a 1953 Topps Baseball Set that ranks #3 on the PSA Set Registry, Mile High Card Company shattered the company record for bidding on opening day of the Fall Auction, which is presently live and continues through to October 15th.

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Consign-Your-Stuff Offers almost 8,000 listings Now Posted!

You’ll find an amazing 1993 Score #489 Derek Jeter, 1981 TCMA #15 Cal Ripken Jr., 1988 Cal Cards #34 Ken Griffey JR, 2010 Topps #148 Rob Gronkowski, all PSA-graded 10s!

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The October Sterling Sports Auction #46 Ends Thursday October 15th

Auction features 1910 E93 Eddie Plank, 1910 E98 Christy Mathewson, a nice selection of PSA graded T202s, large selection of T205s, 1952 Topps with High numbers, 1966 Topps high numbers PSA, plus much more!

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Top 10 Most Elusive PSA-10 Football Rookie Cards of the 1980s
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    Collectors Corner

2,936 Cards for Sale Today valued at $394,917

Most Recent Listings:
1973 Topps 350 Tom Seaver PSA
NM 7...$17.50

1952 Topps 37 Duke Snider PSA
NM+ 7.5...$774.99

1972 Topps 180 Artis Gilmore PSA
NM-MT 8..$51.99

Most Valuable Listings:
1909-1911 T206 Sweet Caporal Eddie Plank PSA VG-EX 4...$75,000.00

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

1952 Bowman Large 136 Bert Rechichar PSA Mint 9...$4,495.00
    Survey Question

Which one of the following quarterback rookie cards do you believe has the most upside in the future?
  1. 1965 Topps #122 Joe Namath
  2. 1971 Topps #156 Terry Bradshaw
  3. 1972 Topps #200 Roger Staubach
  4. 1984 Topps #63 John Elway
Click here to answer; and to view the latest issue’s survey results.

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