November 24, 2015 | Vol. 16 No. 23
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  Joe Henninger: From Computer Sales Whiz to Hockey Card Connoisseur

Joe Henninger has assembled one of the finest hockey card collections in the hobby, but the hockey card journey all started after an encounter with his little brother and a 1968 Topps Football set. While we will save the details for later, it was this event that triggered Henninger’s move towards hockey collecting. As a child, Henninger started with baseball cards like many young collectors did back in the late-1960s, but he eventually expanded his horizons as an adult and now owns several top-rated hockey card sets and more on the PSA Set Registry. In the following article, we dig deeper into the Henninger collection and get the scoop on the event that changed it all.

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Frank Evanov – Mickey, Medicine & Master Sets

piedmont-cigboxFrom New York Yankee legend Mickey Mantle to New York Knicks star Willis Reed to the adventures of Davy Crockett, physician and hobbyist Frank Evanov has a trading card collection that is about as diverse as it gets. The meticulous Evanov was drawn to the hobby, the registry and PSA-graded cards because of the inherent structure that comes with it. It was important to Evanov to be a part of a hobby that developed standardized terms and grading so collectors could effectively communicate with each other about what they had and were looking for. In the following interview, we learn more about what sparked Evanov to assemble such a terrific that he continues to get so much joy from.

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    Set Registry Spotlight

The Crandell Collection – The Big Three
In the world of basketball cards, the 1948 Bowman, 1957 Topps and 1961 Fleer sets have long been considered the three premier vintage hoops sets in the hobby. Three different manufacturers, three different years, full of iconic hardwood legends. At the time, other than a handful of regional or more esoteric productions, these three issues were the only mainstream sets released. From George Mikan to Bill Russell to Wilt Chamberlain, the most important rookie cards of the period are found in this Mega Set. You need 218 cards in all to complete it and the 2015 winner for Best Vintage Basketball Set of the Year ranks second on our All-Time Finest list, with every card in the run grading PSA 8 or better. It’s a set of tremendous quality and importance. Click here to view this set.

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  Clean Sweep’s Two-Day Memorabilia Auction: Ends December 9 and 10

This is our unique to the industry affordable auction, with almost all lots carrying a retail value of $500 or less and low minimum bids with no reserves. This Two-Day auction which ends December 9 and 10 contains several fresh and exciting collections, wonderful and interesting baseball autographs, our best selection ever of signed football helmets and vintage baseball tickets, pins and photos.

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1952 Topps Master Set, #5 on PSA Set Registry, Open for Bidding at Heritage Auctions

Hot on the heels of its $11.9M Signature® auction in November – the largest sports collecting hobby event of 2015 – Heritage Auctions breaks down one of the finest bubble gum baseball card sets ever compiled – a 1952 Topps Master Set, #5 on the PSA Set Registry – to offer its 485 individual component cards in an online-only extended bidding format auction on Dec. 10, 2015.

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Sig Auctions Embarks on Its Largest Event Ever – More Than 2,600 Auction Lots of Collectibles Up for Bid. Auction Ends December 1, 2015

Sig Auctions of Phoenix presents its largest-ever undertaking for their December 1, 2015 auction: more than 2,600 unique lots including signed pieces and artifacts from the worlds of sports, politics, entertainment, and popular culture.

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Sirius Sports Cards Auction #147 Now Open. Ends Friday, November 27

There are 732 lots for auction that will end on Friday November 27, 2015 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. Rookies include Hank Aaron, Al Kaline, Duke Snider, Harmon Killebrew, Pete Rose, Nolan Ryan, Dick Butkus and more.

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Jo Jo White’s Personal Sports Memorabilia Collection Is Up for Bid in SCP Auctions’ 2015 Fall Premier Online Auction

SCP Auctions is proud to present legendary Boston Celtics’ point guard and recently inducted Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame member Jo Jo White’s personal memorabilia collection as part of its 2015 Fall Premier online auction. Bidding began on Wednesday, Nov. 18, and will conclude on Saturday, Dec. 5 at

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Set Registries, Signed HOF Baseballs & High-Grade Singles Headline STs 3rd Annual Holiday Premium Auction

Small Traditions LLC invites collectors to consider nearly 300 high-end lots in its 3rd Annual Holiday Premium Auction. The online event kicked off this past weekend and will run through Thanksgiving and Black Friday and close the following week, on Saturday night 12/5.

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Top Mickey Mantle Card Collection Acquired for Auction by Memory Lane

The Empire State Collection, a high-grade accumulation featuring all 21 basic Mickey Mantle cards, including the 1951 Bowman rookie and iconic 1952 Topps high number, will be broken up and sold by Memory Lane Auctions. The collection, pieced together over a period of years by a long-time Mantle fan and collector, is the number one rated basic Mantle set on the PSA Set Registry.

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1965 Topps CFL 85 Jerry Selinger PSA
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