March 15, 2016 | Vol. 17 No. 6
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  The Lucky 7 Baseball Card Find – The Improbable Story of Seven Remarkable T206 Ty Cobb Rarities That Somehow Stayed Together

ty-cobbThere have been various baseball card finds over the years, ones that have captivated collectors both young and old. There was the 1952 Topps find of 1986 and even the Black Swamp find of 2012. Both finds were incredible in their own right and ones that received an enormous amount of attention from the hobby and mainstream media. A recent discovery of seven T206 Ty Cobb cards with "Cobb" backs – dubbed The Lucky 7 Find – might arguably be the coolest find of them all. In the following article, PSA’s Joe Orlando tells the story of this small, but remarkable group.

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Beacons in the Night – The American Tobacco Company’s 1911 T77 Set Showcases Famous American Lighthouses

amrican-tobacco-lighthouseMade during the same era as the famous T206 baseball card set, the 1911 T77 Lighthouse set offers beautiful artwork, capturing some of America’s most noteworthy structures of the time. The set, which consists of an attainable 50 cards, is unnumbered and was a product of the American Tobacco Company. In the next piece, we dig deeper into this beautiful non-sports issue.

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Collecting the 1977 O-Pee-Chee Hockey Card Set – Goons, Goalies and Guy Lafleur

bobby-orrJust a couple of years before Wayne Gretzky would change the game of hockey forever, O-Pee-Chee continued their dominance as the premier hockey card manufacturer by releasing their 1977 set. The set, at 396 total cards, is fairly sizable, but it’s one that is not anchored by any hugely expensive stars or rookies. While it does include the likes of Bobby Orr and eight different cards featuring Guy Lafleur, it remains relatively affordable. In the next article, we talk to collectors who pursue this overlooked hockey set.

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whitleywa – Peyton Manning Rookie Set
With the recent announcement of his retirement from 18 years of football, Peyton Manning’s rookie cards are bound to be sought out, even more than before. The Peyton Manning rookie set contains all official rookie cards and this highlighted set is as good as it can get. Consisting of all PSA 10’s, there is not one card in this collectors set that can be improved upon. With a perfect 10.00 weighted GPA, this set simply cannot be beat. Click here to view this set.

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  BST Auctions’ Spring Auction 2016 Is Underway and Runs Through March 19, 2016

Featured lots include: a PSA-authenticated, signed T206 Ty Cobb Bat On, a half dozen JKA cabinets including Christy Mathewson, a near set break of 1915 Cracker Jacks, eleven lots of T216 Kotton backs, 1957 Topps Mantle PSA 9, 1957 Topps baseball complete set in PSA 7 or better, a 1961 Topps baseball complete set in PSA 8 or better, high grade football rookies, and an amazing vintage football selection, and more.

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Clean Sweep’s Major Auction Now Open. Auction #233 – 2 Day Memorabilia Auction Ending Wednesday April 6th, Thursday April 7th 2016

This auction will offer affordable sports autographs and memorabilia. Nearly all items have a retail value of $500 or less and carry very low minimum bids. The auction will run for two days.

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"Miraculous" Discovery Revealed: PSA Certifies 7 Rare T206 Ty Cobb Cards Found In Great-Granddad’s Old Paper Bag

A long-abandoned crumpled paper bag recently discovered in the dilapidated home of a family’s deceased great-grandfather contained seven T206 Ty Cobb (with Ty Cobb back) baseball cards. The combined value of the seven cards is estimated at well into seven figures, according to Joe Orlando, President of Professional Sports Authenticator.

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Sirius Sports Cards Auction #155 Is Open for Bidding: Ends Thursday, 3/17

There are 1006 lots for auction that will end on Thursday, March 17, 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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Groundbreaking Discovery of 1857 Baseball Documents Could Rewrite History of the Game’s Invention

In Cooperstown, New York, the National Baseball Hall of Fame displays a plaque dedicated to Alexander Joy Cartwright Jr. that dubs him the "Father of Modern Base Ball." Further text cast on the regal monument credits Cartwright as having "set bases 90 feet apart" and "established 9 innings as game and 9 players as team." However, through the research efforts of SCP Auctions and renowned baseball historian John Thorn, new discoveries of the 160-year-old documents titled "Laws of Base Ball" have confirmed that the invention of baseball’s most foundational rules have been wrongly credited.

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Giovanni Sports Auctions’ VINTAGE CARDS & CERTIFIED SIGNATURES XXIII Auction: Now Open and Closes March 24

Auction features a high quality sell off of Hall of Fame Tobacco vintage cards from iconic sets such as T206, T205, T202 and more. Also included are Hall of Fame cards from 1940s-’50s such as 1952 Topps Duke Snider PSA 8. Auction will also include autographed jerseys, balls, bats, cards, pictures and more.

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2,824 Cards for Sale Today valued at $448,981

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1961 Topps 141 Billy Williams PSA
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PSA MINT 9...$300.00

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    Survey Question

In your opinion, which of the following baseball card finds is the greatest of all time?
  1. 1952 Topps Find (1986)
  2. T206 Ty Cobb/John W. Hudson Find (1997)
  3. 1910 E98 Black Swamp Find (2012)
  4. T206 Ty Cobb/Lucky 7 Find (2016)
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