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September 13, 2016 | Vol. 17 Issue 18
 
In this issue:
 
  Collecting the 1966 Topps Football Card Set – Still Nifty at 50, This Mid-1960s Gridiron Offering Keeps It Interesting
 
  Collecting the 1979 Topps Football Card Set – Out with the Old, In with the New
 
  Mastering Barry Sanders Football Cards – Rick Kielbasa’s Collection Includes Every One Ever Issued, No Matter How Rare or Obscure
 
  Survey
 
 
 


 
 
Collecting the 1966 Topps Football Card Set – Still Nifty at 50, This Mid-1960s Gridiron Offering Keeps It Interesting
 
The 1966 Topps football set turned 50 this year. This brown-bordered classic requires a modest 132 total cards, but don’t let that fool you. The set is still very challenging due to those pesky, colored borders that can reveal the slightest touch of wear. From Namath to the tough Funny Ring Checklist, we break down this terrific set in the following piece. 
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Collecting the 1979 Topps Football Card Set – Out with the Old, In with the New
 
By the 1970s, mainstream Topps football sets started to dramatically increase in size. This was partly due to the earlier league merger and the increasing interest in the sport. In 1979, Topps released a 528-card set, one built upon the shoulders of key rookie cards like those of Earl Campbell, Ozzie Newsome and James Lofton. In the next article, we break down this interesting gridiron issue. 
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Mastering Barry Sanders Football Cards – Rick Kielbasa’s Collection Includes Every One Ever Issued, No Matter How Rare or Obscure
 
Barry Sanders is one of those players who suddenly walked away from the game even though it appeared that the Hall of Fame running back could still perform at a high level. Unfortunately, for most athletes, the opposite is true. Most hang on too long, ultimately becoming a shell of their former selves. PSA decided to interview a hobbyist whose collecting focus is centered on a man who seemingly went out on top, a rarity indeed. 
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BUILDING THE MOUNT RUSHMORE OF FOOTBALL CARDS
 
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Survey
 

Which of the following NFL players will have the biggest impact in the hobby this season?

 
  1. Ezekiel Elliot
  2. Tom Brady
  3. Cam Newton
  4. Todd Gurley
 
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