April 12, 2016 | Vol. 17 No. 8
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  Taking My Hacks: The Amazing Resilience of Our Hobby

joe-orlandoLike any other industry, the hobby has experienced some thrilling highs and some troubling lows over time. Unlike most industries, the hobby has a way of persevering through all of the challenges that have come its way. So, why is the hobby so resilient? In the following editorial, PSA’s Joe Orlando offers his take on the passion that enables this endeavor to seemingly overcome any obstacle.

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The Holy Grail of Hockey Cards – A Look at the 1910 Sweet Caporal Hockey Postcards and Collector Rick Katz’s Fascination with the Set

georges-vezinaIn the world of hockey cards, there are several sets that collectors consider to be at the top of the list in terms of historical importance and desirability. There are the mainstream classics like the 1911 C55 issue to the colorful 1954 Topps set to tough 1966 Topps Test cards. These are just examples as there are a host of difficult and beautiful card sets to choose from. One of the sets that often gets overlooked is the 1910 Sweet Caporal hockey postcard issue. In the following article, we learn why this haunting set deserves consideration as a contender.

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Collecting the 1983 Topps Baseball Card Set – Hall of Fame Rookies and a Hall of Fame Design

tony-gwynnFor those of us in our 40s and older, it’s hard to imagine that 1983 was over 30 years ago. It was a time when the hobby started to boom and collecting baseball cards became a nationwide phenomenon. The players who stole the headlines at that time were some of the greatest of all time. We said goodbye to the likes of the iconic Johnny Bench and hello to future stars like Tony Gwynn. In the next piece, we dig deeper into the 1983 Topps set – one filled with stars and layers of fun in this nearly 800-card release.

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    Set Registry Spotlight

GretzkyCards’ Calder Trophy – Calder Trophy Winners
Named in honor of Frank Calder, the former President of the NHL, the Calder Memorial Trophy is an annual award presented to a player selected as the most proficient in his first year of play with the NHL. This set composite highlights the recipients of this award. From early greats like Carl Voss, Syl Apps and Bobby Orr, to the modern greats like Mario Lemieux, Luc Robitaille and Alexander Ovechkin, this 80-card set composite has them all. This collector’s set is ranked number one All-Time Finest and, with a set rating of 9.28, is the finest set ever registered on the PSA Set Registry. Complete, with images for each card, several of which are Top Pop, this is truly a hockey lover’s set. Click here to view this set.

PSA CardFacts is Now in Your Set Registry
PSA CardFacts is the foremost online encyclopedia which provides collectors with expert narratives, articles, pricing, populations, and auction records for trading cards. The PSA Set Registry has incorporated PSA CardFacts into "My Set Registry" so you can now view all the details about your card right from your private inventory. Everything you find in CardFacts is there as well as any additional information you may have added about your particular card.

Just login to the PSA Set Registry, go to "My Inventory" and click the link to "My CardFacts" in the "View" column next to the card you want to research. From the "My CardFacts" page you can upload/delete images, add/edit your own comments, add/edit your purchase date, source, cost, etc. It’s a complete picture of all the facts about your card, both specific and general.

Collectors Corner Marketplace
Exclusive to PSA Set Registry members, upload your inventory from My Inventory to sell on Collectors Corner. Collectors Corner cards are also listed on Collectors.com exposing your items for sale to a large audience of buyers. 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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  New York Yankees Steakhouse in New York City to Host Goldin Auctions April Premium Live Auction

New York City will be the center of the sports memorabilia world on April 30, when Goldin Auctions hosts the 2016 Goldin Auctions April Premium Live Auction at New York Yankees Steakhouse (7 West 51 Street, NYC). Featuring 76 lots of sports memorabilia, with each lot valued at over $10,000, the auction preview is open at GoldinAuctions.com. Goldin Auctions will also conduct a corresponding online auction with 1,000+ lots through May 7.

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1933 Goudey Set, Number 5 on PSA Set Registry, Now Open for Bidding at Heritage Auctions. Closes April 14, 2016

One of the finest 1933 Goudey PSA Registry baseball card sets, an elite compilation of the first great bubble gum issue, is expected to approach nearly $1 million when it comes up for auction on April 14, 2016, in an online-only extended bidding format auction presented by Heritage Auctions.

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Sirius Sports Cards Auction #157 Ends, Thursday, April 14, 2016

There are 587 lots for Auction that will end on Thursday, 04/14/16. This Auction features many high-grade and low pop cards for Collectors to complete their sets from the 1950s to 1970s.

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Robert Edward Auctions’ Blockbuster Spring Auction: Open for Bidding, Ends April 30

Bidding is underway in Robert Edward Auctions’ blockbuster Spring Auction event, with more than 1900 lots from all areas of sports and non-sports featured throughout the sale. The final day for bidding is Saturday, April 30.

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The Don Drysdale Collection, 1857 ‘Laws of Baseball’ Documents and Sandy Koufax’s 1956 Brooklyn Dodgers Home Jersey Headline SCP Auctions’ 2016 Spring Premier

SCP Auctions’ 2016 Spring Premier online auction is live and and runs through Saturday, April 23, at www.scpauctions.com. The Don Drysdale Estate Collection, led by the late Hall of Famer’s 1962 Cy Young award and 1963 and ’65 Dodgers World Series championship rings, leads the way in this blockbuster auction that includes 1,310 outstanding lots. Other top lots include an impeccably preserved 1956 Sandy Koufax game-worn Brooklyn Dodgers home jersey; a 1936 Winter Olympics gold medal presented to Great Britain hockey goalie Jimmy Foster; a full, PSA-graded ticket run from Super Bowl 1 through 50; and the historic 1989 agreement banning Pete Rose from baseball for life, signed by both Rose and late MLB Commissioner Bart Giamatti.

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Taking My Hacks – The Lucky 7 Find
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    Collectors Corner

2,837 Cards for Sale Today valued at $449,163

Most Recent Listings:
1964 Topps 128 Mickey Lolich
PSA MINT 9...$225.00

1981 Topps 816 Tim Raines Traded PSA
GEM MT 10...$499.99

1978 Topps 707 Rookie Shortstops PSA
NM-MT 8...$89.99

Most Valuable Listings:
1952 Bowman 218 Willie Mays
PSA MINT 9...$39,999.99

1910 E98 Set Of 30 Hans Wagner
Red-Black Swamp Find PSA
NM-MT 8...$14,999.99

1915 Cracker Jack 68 Honus Wagner
PSA NM-MT 8...$18,995.00
    Survey Question

Which of the following hockey sets do you think is the Holy Grail of the hobby?
  1. 1910 Sweet Caporal Postcards
  2. 1911 C55
  3. 1951 Parkhurst
  4. 1954 Topps
Click here to answer; and to view the latest issue’s survey results.
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