February 2, 2016 | Vol. 17 No. 3
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  Taking My Hacks: Unwrapping Fan and Collector Loyalty

joe-orlandoPSA’s Joe Orlando has been a sports fan for a long time, but one thing has always perplexed him. While he considers himself in the minority, Orlando feels like many sports fans and collectors offer their loyalty in almost a blind way. There are many reasons why people root for or collect certain players or teams. Some are logical and others may fall under the heading of "just because" to some degree. In the following piece, Orlando tries to unwrap this complex issue.

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Collecting the 1977 Topps Football Card Set – An Overlooked 1970s Gridiron Issue

steve-largentWhile certainly no slouch by any reasonable standard, the 1977 Topps football card set has a tendency to get overlooked by a segment of the collecting community. Just one year after Walter Payton made his debut, this set also has its share of key cards and it contains several Hall of Fame rookies like those of Harry Carson, Steve Largent and Dave Casper to name a few. In the following article, we take a deeper look at this interesting 528-card set.

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Collecting the 1982 Topps Football Card Set – A "Lott" of Fun to Collect

ronnie-lottAnchored by rookie cards of two of the best to ever play at their position in Lawrence Taylor and Ronnie Lott, the 1982 Topps football card set is one that fans of defensive excellence enjoy. This 528-card set is also home to the rookie card of lesser known Hall of Famer Anthony Munoz and a sophomore issue of legendary quarterback Joe Montana. In the next piece, we talk to hobbyists about the appeal of this Topps release.

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    Set Registry Spotlight

Joester68 – 1968-69 O-Pee-Chee Hockey Set
For 13 straight years, including 2015, this award-winning set has held the highest ranking in its specific category. This 216-card set carries a superb GPA of 8.86, making it the finest ever assembled on the registry. The 1968 O-Pee-Chee set is one of the more popular hockey issues of the decade. It features some terrific star cards, like the #2 Bobby Orr, key rookies like #89 Bernie Parent, tough checklists and a high-number series filled with All Star and Trophy cards Click here to view this set.

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  Clean Sweep’s Major Auction: Closes Wednesday, February 3

The centerpiece of this auction is a very high grade collection of sets and near-sets from 1939 through 1969. These are mostly from a single owner who worked tirelessly at shows in the 1990s and early 2000s, assembling all of these the old fashioned way, card-by-card. These are exceptionally well centered and fine sets, and perhaps best of all, have not been seen on the market until now and are fresh to the current hobby.

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Fresh Collections, Hobby Mainstays Make Heritage Sports February 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 # 152 Is Now Open for Bidding. Ends February 4, 2016

There are 758 lots for auction that will end on Thursday, February 4, 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.

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Kronozio Expected to Ease Sports Cards Collectors’ E-Commerce Concerns

Kronozio is every sports cards collector’s dreamland for truly one-of-a-kind, highly-collectible, and common cards. A website, an e-commerce platform and a software rolled into one convenient package, Kronozio is a unique system designed by sports cards collectors for sports cards collectors. The creators of Kronozio maintained that the whole project was born out of their frustrating experiences related to selling of sports cards online. They recall the tedious work they had to go through just to list a single sports card on some of the online buy and sell platforms. From preparing the card to the image acquisition up to the documentation, the whole process of listing a single sports card on the existing e-commerce platforms can take several minutes to complete. And this is just for one card. If you have a sizeable collection of sports cards to list, the existing solutions on the market are not appropriate for selling sports cards.

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Bid On Over 700 Football Lots in STs Super Bowl 50 Auction Ending Saturday 2/6

In anticipation of Super Bowl Sunday, Small Traditions LLC invites fans of the gridiron to bid in its current Super Bowl 50 Auction, which is open for bidding and will close this Saturday night, February the 6th.

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Sterling Sports Auctions #49 Is Now Live! Closes February 4

Auction #50 includes 463 lots from the four major sports, Boxing and non-sports. Includes Hall of Famers and Commons, Singles and Lots, Cards and Memorabilia. Including part 4/6 of a break-up of complete sets of T205s, 220/221 possible all graded, with Cobb, Speaker and more, part 3/5 T202s, all PSA with Ty Cobb Steals 3rd W/ Cobb/Jennings and more, part 3/5 of the scarce 1933 George C. Miller, nice assortment of high grade M116s and Nice selection of unopened packs from 1970-85 Topps all PSA. Auction is scheduled to close February 4th, initial bid MUST be in by 8pm EST to be allowed in extended bidding.

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To Hold or Sell Your Sports Collectibles?
A Collector Dilemma
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    Collectors Corner

2,749 Cards for Sale Today valued at $458,361

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1987 Fleer Glossy 204 Barry Larkin PSA GEM MT 10...$89.99

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1952 Bowman 218 Willie Mays PSA
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1910 E98 Set Of 30 Hans Wagner
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1915 Cracker Jack 68 Honus Wagner PSA NM-MT 8...$14,995.00
    Survey Question

Which of the following Super Bowl champion rookie cards from the 1970s has the most potential in the future?
  1. 1971 Topps #156 Terry Bradshaw
  2. 1971 Topps #245 Joe Greene
  3. 1972 Topps #200 Roger Staubach
  4. 1976 Topps #148 Walter Payton
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