December 8, 2015 | Vol. 16 No. 24
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  Taking My Hacks: Star Wars – A New Hope from an Old Fan

Unless you have been living under a rock somewhere, then you are very aware of the new Star Wars movie – The Force Awakens – which opens soon. In the following piece, PSA’s Joe Orlando offers some insight from a fan who grew up during the first trilogy.

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Collecting the 1980 Topps Star Wars Empire Strikes Back Trading Cards – Introducing Yoda, Boba and Lando

empire-strikes-backThe Empire Strikes Back – the second installment in the original Star Wars series – has long been considered the most critically acclaimed film in the franchise. That said, the 1980 Topps set remains very affordable for the collector.

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Collecting the 1983 Topps Star Wars Return of the Jedi Trading Card Set – The Initial Saga Ends

return-of-jediIn 1983, Return of the Jedi dominated the box office as the final film in the original trilogy. Changing course from the more serious and dark Empire, this new movie was filled with fun, comedy and action. Like the 1980 Topps Empire set, this third release from Topps can still be assembled without breaking the bank.

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    Set Registry Spotlight

hockeywax – Parkhurst Complete Run Hockey Set
Over the last several years, building Mega Sets has become an increasingly popular segment of the PSA Set Registry. It requires a lot of time, patience and effort to build set after set after set within a particular category. The 2015 winner for Best Set of the Year was awarded to an extremely impressive hockey set run, which includes all the Parkhurst issues from 1951 through 1961. The set requires a total of 906 cards. Within that large number are some of the most important and tough hockey cards in the hobby, such as the key rookies of Gordie Howe (1951), Jean Beliveau (1953) and Jacques Plante (1955) to name a few. This is the finest complete Parkhurst run registered to date, with the vast majority of the cards in the entire run grading PSA NM-MT 8 or better. 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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Worthridge Auctions. Bidding Open. Ends December 13

Featured collections include items from Tony Galbreath of the NFL, and Moses Malone and Craig Hodges of the NBA.

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1952 Topps Master Set, #5 on PSA Set Registry: Ends This Thursday, December 10 at Heritage Auctions

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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Sirius Sports Cards Auction #148 Now Open. Ends Thursday, December 10

There are 972 lots for auction that will end on Thursday, December 10, 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 Jackie Robinson, Yogi Berra, Hank Aaron, Sandy Koufax, Roberto Clemente, Nolan Ryan, Tony Perez, Rod Carew, Mike Schmidt, Julius Erving, Wayne Gretzky, etc.

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Grey Flannel Auctions’ December 9th Holiday Auction Closes this Wednesday

This sale will include a wide array of game-used memorabilia, historical artifacts, screen-worn Hollywood collectibles and rare one-of-a-kind autographs. Auction Ends 12/9/2015.

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Steiner Sports Winter Classic Auction: Ends Sunday, December 13

The Steiner Sports Winter Classic Auction is winding down and with only a few days left, bidding is heating up! With an unbelievable lineup of Memorabilia from all sports featuring Derek Jeter’s Game-Used Bat, Jeff Nelson’s 1999 World Series Pendant, Game-Used New York Rangers Jerseys, and Fazzino Artwork, this auction will have you covered for your holiday gift buying needs. With over 1,000 items to choose from, you’ll find an insane assortment of vintage, game-used items and signed pieces of some of the games’ current stars. This auction is a must see!

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High Grade PSA Graded Baseball Card by Card Set Breaks – Ending Thursday, December 10

Steve Novella is offering several Set Breaks including 1962 Topps Baseball Bucks PSA Set Break – #3 Current Finest Registry Set, 1963 Topps Peel Offs Complete PSA Set Break – Top Ranked Set, all cards grade PSA 8 and PSA 9, 1965 Topps Embossed Complete PSA Set Break – #3 Current Finest Registry Set and more! Ends this Thursday, December 10.

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Building the Mount Rushmore of
Non-Sports Cards
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2,787 Cards for Sale Today valued at $314,988

Most Recent Listings:
1976 Topps 480 Mike Schmidt PSA
MINT 9...$180.00

1964 Topps Cfl 68 Jackie Parker PSA
NM-MT+ 8.5...$149.00

1911 T205 Gold Border Larry Doyle
PSA VG 3...$45.00

Most Valuable Listings:
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

1953 Bowman 24 Chuck Bednarik PSA
MINT 9...$4,450.00
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    Survey Question

Which of the following cards do you think should take the final spot in the Mount Rushmore of Non-Sports Cards?
  1. 1977 Topps Star Wars #7 Darth Vader
  2. 1935 Gum, Inc. Mickey Mouse #1
  3. 1940 Gum, Inc. Lone Ranger #1
  4. 1952 Topps Look ’N See #82 Rembrandt
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