November 22, 2016 | Vol. 17 Issue 23
In this issue:
  Collecting the 1993: MTG Alpha Set
  Collecting the 1985 Donruss Baseball Card Set
  Collecting the 1981 O-Pee-Chee Hockey Card Set


Collecting the 1993 Magic: The Gathering Alpha (MTG) Gaming Card Set – The Card "Magic" Started Here
In 1993, a gaming card set named Magic: The Gathering (MTG) made its debut. Nearly 25 years later, the MTG game has remained one of the most popular of its kind. The difference now is that not only do people play the game, but they also collect the cards in graded form. In the following article, we talk to collectors who pursue the set that started the MTG craze. 

Collecting the 1985 Donruss Baseball Card Set – The 1980s Men in Black
After their ultra-popular 1984 baseball card set grabbed the hobby’s attention, Donruss followed it by issuing a black-bordered beauty. Not only were these cards some of the best-looking of the decade, but they were also tough. At the time, the set was fueled by the likes of Roger Clemens, Eric Davis, Dwight Gooden, Kirby Puckett, and Brett Saberhagen. Next, we revisit this set, which is now over 30 years old. 

Collecting the 1981 O-Pee-Chee Hockey Card Set – The Most Underrated Hockey Set of All Time?
No, it doesn’t boast a rookie card on the level of a Gretzky or Lemieux, but the 1981 O-Pee-Chee hockey set contains more Hall of Fame rookie cards than any other release from the 1980s. First issues of Denis Savard, Jari Kurri, Glenn Anderson, Paul Coffey, Larry Murphy, Dino Ciccarelli, Grant Fuhr, and Joey Millen are all here. In the next article, we delve into this extremely underrated hockey set. 

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