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January 16, 2018 | Vol. 19 Issue 2
 
In this issue:
 
  Collecting 1971 Globetrotters 84 Cards – The Tricks and Tribulations to Tracking Down These Autographed Cards
 
  Johnny Bench – Collecting Cards of the Big Red Machine’s "Little General"
 
  Collecting 1971 Topps Brady Bunch Cards – The Story of a Condition-Sensitive 1970s Non-Sports Set
 
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Collecting 1971 Globetrotters 84 Cards – The Tricks and Tribulations to Tracking Down These Autographed Cards
 
The Harlem Globetrotters were the epitome of cool in the 1970s. With names like Geese, Meadowlark, and Curly, these basketball legends dazzled fans the world over with their round ball wizardry. The following article details the great lengths to which three ’Trotters fans have gone to acquire autographed Globetrotters trading cards. SMR author Kevin Glew details the challenges these fans have faced in building their unique collections.
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Johnny Bench – Collecting Cards of the Big Red Machine’s "Little General"
 
The Cincinnati Reds were one of the dominant teams of the mid-1970s, and no one was more important to the "Big Red Machine" than Johnny Lee Bench. Now 30+ years after his retirement, Bench is thought by many to be the greatest catcher of all time and remains a favorite among collectors. Bench is the subject of many fantastic Topps cards, in addition to challenging regional and test issues. SMR reviews them all in the following article about the "Little General."
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Collecting 1971 Topps Brady Bunch Cards – The Story of a Condition-Sensitive 1970s Non-Sports Set
 
There isn’t much in the card world that screams 1970s more than the 1971 Topps Brady Bunch cards. Mike, Carol, Alice, and the whole host of kids are shown in this television-designed issue. In the ensuing piece, SMR talks rarity, centering, condition, sensitivity, and little bit of Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!
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Dual-Grading for Autographed Trading Cards from PSA
 
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Survey
 
Which genre produced the greatest trading cards in the 1970s?
 
  1. Sports (baseball, football, basketball, hockey)
  2. Movies & Television (Jaws, Star Wars, The Brady Bunch, etc.)
  3. Music (1972 Hitmakers, Elvis, KISS, etc.)
  4. Everything Else (Wacky Packages, You’ll Die Laughing, Fleer Kustom Cars, etc.)
 
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Wheatland Auction Services January 2018 Sports Card & Memorabilia Auction features a "Holy Grail" 1950s Mickey Mantle Baseball Card Found at an Antique Sale in Lancaster, PA. Now Open. Closes January 28 READ MORE
 
 
Now Open! University Archives auction offers a Neil Armstrong signed photo, DiMaggio/Robinson/Kiner/Feller signed book, Star Trek poster signed by the cast, and much more! Live Auction on January 17th READ MORE
 
 
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Set Registry Spotlight
 
PSA Set Registry Update

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