August 18, 2015 | Vol. 16 No. 16
  Collectors Club SMR Price Guide Pop Report Facts Services Set Registry®  
  Taking My Hacks: A Tangible Asset in a Digital World

The world around us is changing by the day as technology has completely altered our lives. People have become glued to their cell phones and addicted to the Internet as society moves to a less intimate way of interacting with one another. Talking has been replaced with texting, posting and messaging, even at the dinner table. While the world is becoming more and more digital, so is the hobby. In fact, the hobby has certainly benefited in many ways from technology. In the following piece, PSA’s Joe Orlando discusses why "digital" may help the hobby in some ways, but it will never replace "tangible" when it comes to the collectibles themselves.

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Collecting the 1955 Topps Baseball Card Set

bob-fisksThe 1950s was a decade that produced many of the most popular baseball card sets in the hobby. The combination of color, design and iconic players makes sets from that decade a collector’s dream. The 1955 Topps set is no exception. Led by the iconic rookie cards of Sandy Koufax and Roberto Clemente, cards that have surged in value recently, this eye-catching set is one of the most visually appealing issues that Topps ever manufactured. While the set is missing some big names like Mickey Mantle and Stan Musial, the popularity of the set has not suffered one bit. In the next article, this classic set is broken down into all of its outstanding parts.

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    Set Registry Spotlight

John Yurcak (J’s 30-year project) – 1952 Topps Master Baseball Set (Best Rookie Set of the Year 2015)
Each year, sets are registered on our website as thousands of new entries are logged. With well over 100,000 sets already registered on the site, one might think that finding great newly-registered sets would be difficult. This year’s winner proves that there are some really great collections still out there. The 1952 Topps baseball card set is one of the truly iconic issues in the hobby, but this new set registrant decided to take it to a new level by completing the Master Set, which includes all of the important variations. Instead of 407 cards, this set requires 490, making it an even bigger challenge. Click here to view this set.

GPA Column Back
We have re-added the Weighted GPA column to the display page in the Registry. Now there are two columns, one which gives the set’s GPA and one that is the GPA with Top Pop bonus points included.

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

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™
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  Bid Now in Heritage’s 1970’s Topps PSA Set Registry Collection Catalog – Ends August 20-22

In this auction, we revisit the finest collection of the 1970’s trading cards ever assembled. These are sets that come to us from the pinnacle of the PSA Registry, broken down into individual, single-card lots to preserve the unique joy of set building that made us fall in love with collecting in the first place.

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Great Britain Goaltender’s Gold Medal from 1936 Up for Auction; Jimmy Foster’s Efforts Ended Canada’s Olympic Unbeaten Streak

SCP Auctions’ "Mid-Summer Classic" online auction is currently underway and runs through Sat., August 22 at The auction features nearly 1,000 different lots of vintage sports memorabilia and among the most intriguing is a 1936 Winter Olympics gold medal that was presented to Great Britain hockey goaltender Jimmy Foster.

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Sirius Sports Cards Auction #140 Now Open. Ends Thursday, August 20

There are 3 days left to bid in Sirius Sports Cards Auction #140! There are 1,200+ lots for auction that will end on Thursday, August 20 at 11 PM EST using the 15 minute rule.

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2015 Goldin Auctions Summer Auction Nets $4.4 Million in Sales

After more than a month of fever-pitched bidding both online at and at a live premium auction at the National Sports Collector’s Convention, the 2015 Goldin Auctions Summer Auction broke several industry records while selling a combined $4.4 million in sports, entertainment and pop culture memorabilia.

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Mantle Cards Set More Marks in Memory Lane Auction

1950s Mickey Mantle cards and other high-grade vintage material climbed to new heights as Memory Lane closed out its latest catalog auction with more than $2.1 million in sales.

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Steve Novella: 100+ PSA Graded Baseball, Football & Hockey Card Auctions – Ending Thursday, August 20th

Baseball includes E101-T207-34G-35DS-36DS-48B Berra-52T-53T-55B-55TAaron-58T-70T. Visit eBay ID –; call (239) 336-9491; or email [email protected] for a complete list and details.

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Love of the Game Auctions Sets Records with Summer Auction. Only known photo-matched Gehrig "miracle" bat sells for $437,000

Led by the most famous game-used bat to hit the auction block in recent memory, the 2015 Love of the Game Premier Catalog Auction realized record prices on significant sports cards and memorabilia, helping solidify the company as the hobby’s fastest-growing young auction house.

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    Collectors Corner

2,996 Cards for Sale Today valued at $407,382

Most Recent Listings:
1952 Topps 37 Duke Snider PSA
NM+ 7.5...$824.99

1970 Kellogg’s 52 Homer Jones PSA
GEM MT 10...$29.00

1962 Topps 425 Carl Yastrzemski PSA
NM 7...$121.00

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

2015 Topps Tribute Dual Autographs Clayton Kershaw/Sandy Koufax Red 1/1
PSA Mint 9...$10,500.00

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

Value aside, which one of the following is your favorite 1955 Topps baseball card?
  1. 1955 Topps #2 Ted Williams
  2. 1955 Topps #123 Sandy Koufax
  3. 1955 Topps #124 Harmon Killebrew
  4. 1955 Topps #164 Roberto Clemente
Click here to answer; and to view the latest issue’s survey results.

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