April 14, 2015 | Vol. 16 No. 8
  Collectors Club SMR Price Guide Pop Report Facts Services Set Registry®  
  Taking My Hacks: It Takes Something Special

PSA president Joe Orlando has been with the company for a long time. He has also been a part of the hobby since he was a young boy. As a result, he has seen a lot of great items, many of which have passed through PSA’s doors. When you get to see so many great items like Orlando has, it takes something special to really grab your attention. From Babe Ruth to Derek Jeter to everything in between, some of the coolest collectibles in the world have been handled by PSA. In the following short article, Orlando shares a recent submission with the readers, one that made him stop in his tracks.

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The 1963 Bazooka All-Time Greats Baseball Card Set – An Underrated Hall of Fame Issue

cy-youngBefore 1963, Bazooka had released several relatively small baseball card sets devoted to the game’s current stars. Names like Mickey Mantle, Hank Aaron and Willie Mays had all been featured in different sets over the years. In 1963, Bazooka decided to change things up by focusing on the legends of the past. Now the set was devoted to names such as Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb and Cy Young – the All-Time Greats. The beauty of this 41-card set is that despite the powerful names, the cards remain fairly affordable. In the following article, we dig deeper into this interesting commemorative card set.

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    Set Registry Spotlight

PSA Set Registry Awards – Deadline for New Additions
The PSA Set Registry award deadline is Friday, May 29th. As in previous years, the cut-off for requests for additions to the set composites is April 30th. We will guarantee that the cards you request by April 30th, if approved, will be added to the set composites prior to the awards deadline. Currently, set updates are running 1-3 business days. For more information about the PSA Set Registry awards, please Click here .

The New PSA Digital Album
PSA has created the PSA Digital Card Album. Now you can show off your PSA Set Registry trading cars in a customizable, online album, even if your cards are stored far away for safe keeping. Like the PSA Set Registry, the Digital Album is free and easy to use. To learn more, please view the step-by-step guide.

The PSA Shop Button
It is now easier than ever to find the cards needed to upgrade and complete your collections on the PSA Set Registry. The new PSA Shop Button feature lets you conveniently find nearly every card offered online. The Shop feature is a free service available to all members of the PSA Set Registry, the hobby’s most popular online tool for organizing and analyzing your PSA card collection. To start your free Set Registry account and to learn more, please visit www.psacard.com/PSASetRegistry/.

Collectors Corner Storefront
Exclusive to PSA Set Registry members, you now have the ability to upload your inventory from a new location in My Inventory to sell on Collectors Corner. Collectors Corner cards now show up in the new PSA Shop feature exposing your items for sale to a much larger audience. To get started, login to MSR, move the inventory you want to sell to the CC Sales location, determine your selling preferences and price and upload to Collectors Corner. For more information, email [email protected].

PSA CardSlugger™
Know your cardboard? Prove it! Play PSA CardSlugger to test your skills. More new cards have been added to the game!
  2015 Goldin Auctions Opening Day Auction Now Live. Closes May 9th

In what is quite possibly the company’s most eclectic auction ever, the 2015 Goldin Auctions Opening Day Auction features more than 1,450 lots of sports and historical memorabilia from such legendary figures as John D. Rockefeller, Babe Ruth, Walt Disney, Mickey Mantle, The Beatles, Ted Williams, and even Michael Jackson. The auction went live on April 13th at www.GoldinAuctions.com and closes on May 9th.

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Sirius Sports Cards Auction #131 Now Open. Ends Thursday, April 16th

Sirius Sports Cards Auction #131 is in progress. There are over 600+ lots for auction that will end on Thursday, April 16th, 2015 at 11 PM EST using the 15 minute rule.

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Exceptional T206 Honus Wagner Leads More Than 1500 Items Now Open for Bidding at Robert Edward Auctions

Some of the collecting world’s greatest treasures are featured within the auction, highlighted by one of the finest examples in existence of the legendary T206 Honus Wagner and including ultra high-grade cards, extreme rarities, and one-of-a-kind memorabilia. The final day for bidding is Saturday, April 25.

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Small Traditions Spring Premium Auction Sneak Peak

This auction contains an impressive array of extremely high-end cut-signature and game-used patch, jersey, and rookie cards from the likes of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, President John F. Kennedy, Frank Sinatra, Mickey Mantle, Derek Jeter, Peyton Manning, Mike Trout, and many others.

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Michael Jordan’s 1984 Nike Shoes, Jimmie Foxx’s 1934 Tour Uniform & John Wooden’s 1970’s UCLA Basketball Jacket – Top Items to be Auctioned in SCP Auctions’ 2015 ’Spring Premier’

Top lots include Michael Jordan’s 1984 game-worn and autographed Nike Air shoes, Jimmie Foxx’s 1934 U.S. Tour of Japan uniform and 1933 American League MVP Award, John Wooden’s circa 1970’s UCLA Basketball Coach’s Jacket, and Mickey Mantle’s 1952 New York Yankees game-worn and autographed home jersey.

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High-Grade Bowman Sets to be Broken in Memory Lane Auction Beginning April 25

Memory Lane is putting the finishing touches on its "Spring Break Auction", which will feature the sale of individual cards from two of the highest quality Bowman baseball sets ever put together.

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Worthridge Auctions 2015 Basketball Auction April 11 –
April 25

A collection of items from NBA legend World B. Free, including his 10,000 point game ball, a Philadelphia 76ers game used uniform, and even a 1970’s hooded mink coat, is featured in the 2015 Basketball Auction from North Carolina’s Worthridge Auctions and Retail.

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Neil Armstrong Autograph Comparison – PSA/DNA’s Most Dangerous
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    Collectors Corner

2,866 Cards for Sale Today valued at $416,963

Most Recent Listings:
1970 Kellogg’s 52 Homer Jones PSA
GEM MT 10...$29.00

1953 Topps 131 Harry Byrd PSA
NM-MT 8...$129.98

1954 Topps 86 Billy Herman
PSA EX 5...$27.00

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

1972 Comspec Rick Barry PSA
VG-EX 4...$24,999.99

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

    Survey Question

If you could own one of the following 1950’s baseball rookies in PSA 10, which one would you choose?
  1. 1954 Topps #94 Ernie Banks
  2. 1954 Topps #128 Hank Aaron
  3. 1955 Topps #123 Sandy Koufax
  4. 1955 Topps #164 Roberto Clemente
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