September 15, 2015 | Vol. 16 No. 18
 
 
 
 
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  Taking My Hacks: Building the Mount Rushmore of Football Cards

A few weeks ago, we released our proposed Mount Rushmore of baseball cards. These four cards made up an elite quartet, a group where the images on the face of each card have symbolic power. Now, with the 2015 NFL season in motion, we turn our sights to football cards. Which four cards would make up your Mount Rushmore? In the following article, PSA’s Joe Orlando picks his fab four of football.

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The 1981 Topps Football Card Set – Collecting the "Comeback Kid" and a Strong, Supporting Cast

alvin-haymondIn the 1980-present era, there are several key football card sets that collectors clamor for. The 1981 Topps set is certainly one of them. Anchored by one of the most important football rookie cards of all time in Joe Montana, this set is one of the several keys of the decade – a decade that ushered in some of the most noteworthy quarterbacks in football history. In the next piece, we take an in-depth look at the set that houses one of the NFL’s most iconic names.

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    Set Registry Spotlight

St. Bea – 1957-58 Topps Basketball Set
If you are familiar with this basketball issue then you know just how hard it is to find specimens in PSA NM-MT 8 or better condition. Consider this, in the history of the registry, there have been only three people to complete the set with a GPA of PSA 8 or higher. The cards are subject to all sorts of condition obstacles including poor centering and terrible print defects. The 80-card set, which is absolutely packed with Hall of Fame rookie cards and short prints, contains several keys. The Bob Cousy and Bill Russell rookie lead the way, along with extremely tough first and last cards in the set (#1 Nat Clifton and #80 Dick Schnittker). This wonderful set ranks #2 all-time with an amazing set rating of 8.38. Click here to view this set.

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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
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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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  Clean Sweep’s Major Auction Ends October 7, 2015

A truly terrific auction with all sorts of high points throughout the catalog. There is, in fact, so much quality material in this auction, that this is the biggest catalog that we have ever produced.

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Sirius Sports Cards Auction #142 Now Open. Ends Thursday, September 17

Final days to bid in Sirius Sports Cards Auction #142! There are over 440 lots for auction that will end on Thursday, September 17 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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Records Fall in Small Traditions Exclusive 100-Lot Summer 2015 Premium Auction

Small Traditions’ recently concluded Summer 2015 Premium Auction established several new records on file at VintageCardPrices.com for a number of iconic Michael Jordan, Mickey Mantle, Derek Jeter, and Mike Trout cards.

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Just Posted! Over 2,500 New Listings by eBay Seller: Consign-Your-Stuff

Consign-Your-Stuff announces that over 2500 new listings of graded cards have been added to their eBay Store inventory in the last two weeks. Consign-Your-Stuff specializes in modern cards to help fill your Set Registry needs.

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Steve Novella: 20+ PSA Graded Baseball Cards & Autographed Cards for Sale on eBay Ending Thursday, September 17th

Highlights include 33G Ruth #144 (PSA 4) – 34G Gehrig #37 (PSA 5) – 52B Mantle #101 (PSA 7) – 1983 Topps 1952 Reprint Mantle (PSA/DNA Certified Autograph) as well as PSA Graded New York Yankees cards from 1933 to 1962 and a 57T Williams and Clemente.

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Mile High Card Company Extra Innings Auction Runs
Sept. 14th - 23rd, with Catalog Auction Beginning on Sept. 28th

It’s going to be a busy month in the Mile High City as MHCC prepares to roll out their finest catalog auction of the year, beginning September 28th and ending on October 15th. But just to kick things off, Mile High Card Company is presenting an Extra Innings auction Sept. 14th - Sept. 23rd that consists of approximately 400 items.

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PWCC 2015 Premier Auction #7 – Closing Now through 9/29

PWCC offers 15,000 high-end lots, spanning all sports and genres – largest sports card auction in history now with auctions closing from now until 9/29.

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    Collectors Corner

2,957 Cards for Sale Today valued at $404,261

Most Recent Listings:
1950 Bowman 115 Ken Carpenter
PSA NM+ 7.5...$69.00


1957 Topps 95 Mickey Mantle PSA
VG 3...$174.00


1963 Jell-O 16 Roger Maris Hand Cut
PSA VG-EX 4...$57.00


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

Which of the following cards do you think should take the last spot in the Mount Rushmore of Football Cards?
  1. 1957 Topps #138 Johnny Unitas
  2. 1933 Goudey Sport Kings #6 Jim Thorpe
  3. 1955 Topps All-American #68 The Four Horsemen
  4. 1981 Topps #216 Joe Montana
Click here to answer; and to view the latest issue’s survey results.
   

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