February 16, 2016 | Vol. 17 No. 4
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Collecting the 1933 Goudey Baseball Card Set – One of the True Icons of the Set World

napoleon-lajoieThe 1933 Goudey set is one of the true staples of the hobby. This set seemingly has it all. From a colorful design to an amazing selection of star cards, this set offers the collector plenty of reasons to pursue it. At the core of this fantastic set are four different Babe Ruth cards and the Napoleon Lajoie rarity. In the following article, we dig deeper into this classic baseball card issue and learn more about what makes it so appealing.

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One If by Land, Two If by Sea – The 1955 Topps Rails and Sails Trading Card Set Offers a Solid Cargo of Cardboard

rails-sailsThe world of non-sports cards covers such a wide variety of subjects. From aliens to movie stars to politics, this area of card collecting has something for everyone. In 1955, Topps produced a set called "Rails and Sails," which included colorful artwork of various trains, boats and ships. The set is considered quite large for the genre and era, containing 200 total cards. In the next article, we talk to some collectors who have taken on the challenge of assembling this classic issue.

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Collecting the 1956 Topps Davy Crockett Trading Card Set – Celebrating an American Hero Whose Spirit Has Never Died

david-crockettDuring the mid-1950s, Disney decided to base a three-part mini-series on Davy Crockett, and the results were astounding. The popularity of the series was immense as Crockett-mania helped sell a reported $300 million in Crockett merchandise by the end of 1955. While the accuracy of the production was challenged, that didn’t stop Topps from issuing a set based on the heroic character in 1956. In the next piece, we delve further into this set and find out why people were drawn to Crockett’s story.

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Set Registry Spotlight

Brian’s 1935 Mickey Mouse with the Movie Stars Set – 1935 Mickey Mouse with the Movie Stars
In the world of non-sports trading cards, there aren’t too many characters that are as iconic as Disney’s Mickey Mouse. In 1935, Mickey made his first appearance on cardboard in the 96-card Gum, Inc. base set. This set is one of the most desirable and difficult sets in the non-sports world to complete in high grade. That said, as difficult as the base set is, it pales in comparison to the 24-card Mickey Mouse with Movie Stars set. This set was really an extension of the base set (card numbers 97-120), so some collectors collect the entire run while others treat them as two distinct issues. Since these cards were issued separately and are incredibly difficult to locate in any grade, collectors can tackle each one individually on the registry. Mickey is pictured along with movie stars like Charlie Chaplin, Groucho Marx and Greta Garbo. The 2015 Best Pre-War Vintage Non-Sports Set of the Year is the only complete set on our Current-Finest list and it resides at the top of our All-Time Finest list with a GPA of 5.46. Click here to view this set.

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Fresh Collections, Hobby Mainstays Make Heritage Sports February 20th Platinum Night Largest Ever

Four extraordinary private collections of fresh to the hobby vintage sports memorabilia will prove, once again, that Heritage Auctions is the premier source for prime, one-of-a-kind sports material when the company holds its Platinum Sports Auction at the Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion in New York on Feb. 20, 2016.

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Sirius Sports Cards Auction #153 Is Now Open for Bidding and Closes Thursday, February 18, 2016

There are 861 lots for auction that will end on Thursday, February 18, 2016 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 1970s. Rookies include Hank Aaron, Nolan Ryan, Duke Snider, Bob Feller, Ernie Banks, Al Kaline, Johnny Unitas, Wayne Gretzky, and much more.

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Mile High Card Company Launches Extra Innings Auction with Clemente, Koufax, Ryan, Seaver and Jordan Rookie Cards. Now Open; Ends Wed, Feb. 24

While Mile High Card Company’s Extra Innings auctions are usually geared to the more modest collector, this February MHCC event, which is presently live and closes on Wednesday, February 24th, features some of the hottest and rapidly rising cards in the market today.

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Sterling Auction #50 Features a 1948 Leaf Stan Musial Rookie PSA 7 and More!

Auction #50 will include 1948 Leaf Stan Musial, Rookie, PSA 7, part 5/6 of a break up of complete sets of T205s, 221/222 of the possible variations all graded, part 4/5 T202s, all PSA-graded, and part 4/5 of the scarce 1933 George C. Miller all graded, and much more! Sterling is actively accepting consignments until February 18 for the next auction which starts February 25.

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1964 Topps Stand Up Baseball – 1965 Civil War News Set Breaks and MISC PSA Card Auctions – Ending Tuesday, February 16th and Thursday, February 18th

Steve Novella offers the following items for auction: 1964 Topps Stand Up Baseball Complete Card by Card Set Break. 1965 A&BC Civil War News Complete Set Break. And nearly 200 misc. PSA BB-FB-HKY Singles/Group Lots to be sold card by card.

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Giovanni Sports Auctions’ PSA HOF Tobacco Sell Off Auction Closes This Friday, February 19

Auction is scheduled to run from Sunday, February 7th - Friday, February 19th and features many vintage PSA Hall of Fame graded cards and certified signatures. Auction features a high quality sell off of Hall of Fame Tobacco vintage cards from iconic sets such as T206, T205, T202, M116 and more.

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PWCC 2016 Premier Auction #1 – Closing Today through 3/1

Since February 7, PWCC has offered over 13,000 lots closing now through March 1. You’ll find one of the best T206 Cobb Red Portraits to surface in years; dead centered with high-end attributes throughout. Also offered: an iconic ’52 Topps Mays PSA 8, very rare in this condition and the first PWCC has brokered in many years. These are just two of over 13,000 lots closing this month in PWCC’s #1 auction of 2016.

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Survey Question

Value aside, which of the four 1933 Goudey Babe Ruth cards do you like the best?
  1. Babe Ruth #53 (Yellow Portrait)
  2. Babe Ruth #144 (Full Body Shot)
  3. Babe Ruth #149 (Red Portrait)
  4. Babe Ruth #181 (Green Portrait)
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