June 9, 2015 | Vol. 16 No. 11
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  1969 A & BC Star Trek Trading Cards – The Most Challenging Vintage Star Trek Set?

In the world of non-sports cards, Star Trek issues such as the 1967 Leaf and 1976 Topps releases continue to surge in the marketplace. What about the lesser known 1969 A & BC set? These colorful cards are based, of course, on the hit television series but were a product of the U.K. With only 55 total cards needed to achieve completion, the set doesn’t sound like a daunting challenge, but it remains the toughest of the three mainstream, vintage Star Trek sets to complete. In the following article, we look further into this relatively small, but challenging, set.

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Collecting the 1978 Topps Basketball Card Set – A Set with a Distinctive Design and DJ’s Debut

topps-basketball-waltonThe 1970s and early-1980s produced their share of popular basketball card sets, from the 1972 Topps issue featuring "Dr. J’s" rookie to the Tall Boys of 1976 to the 1980 Topps release, featuring the cardboard debuts of Magic Johnson and Larry Bird. One of the sets that seemingly gets lost in the shuffle is the 1978 Topps set. Void of any mega-rookies, this 132-card issue still has it charm in the minds of some collectors. The stars of the day were featured like Bill Walton (#1), George Gervin (#20), Pete Maravich (#80) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (#110). The set also features a rookie card of Hall of Famer Dennis Johnson, but it lacks major power found in some other sets. What the set lacks in star power, it more than makes up for in eye appeal. In the following piece, we take a closer look at this seldom discussed basketball set.

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    Set Registry Spotlight

2015 PSA Set Registry Awards!
The deadline for this year’s PSA Set Registry Awards was Friday, May 29th. Judging is underway and winners will be announced by the end of June. As in previous years, awards will be presented at the annual PSA Set Registry Luncheon. Email invitations for the luncheon will be emailed out mid-June. Good luck to all who are in contention and thank you for your participation in the PSA Set Registry! For more information about the PSA Set Registry awards, please click here.

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].

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  Steiner Sports Hosts "Legends of the Game Auction":
Ends June 11

The auction features over two thousand lots including a New York Giants 2011 Super Bowl XLVI Championship Ring, a Derek Jeter 2009 Game Used Locker Room Chair, a Baseball HOF Multi Signed Bat signed by 63 Hall of Famers, a Boston Red Sox 2013 World Series Ring (B Ring) and a Wayne Gretzky Signed Ticket from March 29, 1999

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Sirius Sports Cards Auction #135 Now Open. Ends Thursday, June 11th

There are over 500+ lots for auction that will end on Thursday, June 11th, 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 2000s.

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Complete All Star Game Program and Ticket Runs Highlight Huggins and Scott’s June 11, 2015 Auction: Now Open

A terrific assortment is offered 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.

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PSA.gems June Auction is Live! Ends June 14

Our June auction is HUGE! You will find tons of great items running live right now! Featured in this batch are several PSA gems of red hot 86 Fleer Basketball including 10s of HOFs Olajuwon, Kareem, Drexler, Erving and HTF guys like Jeff Malone, Sidney Moncrief and Orlando Wooldridge!

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    Collectors Corner

3,092 Cards for Sale Today valued at $413,542

Most Recent Listings:
1894 N302 Mayo’s Tom Manahan Harvard PSA FR 1.5...$395.00

1953 Topps 274 John Riddle PSA
NM 7...$230.00

1956 Topps 79 Sandy Koufax Gray Back PSA VG-EX 4...$119.00

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

In your opinion, which of the following baseball rookie cards of the 1970s has the most upside?
  1. 1973 Topps #615 Mike Schmidt
  2. 1975 Topps #223 Robin Yount
  3. 1975 Topps #228 George Brett
  4. 1979 Topps #116 Ozzie Smith
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