October 23, 2018 | Vol. 19 Issue 21
In this issue:
  Nat Turner Seeks PSA Perfection for His Trading Card Collection
  Andy Montero – Taking a "Crack" and Collecting 1915 Cracker Jack Baseball Cards
  Upcoming Shows
  Collectors Club Monthly Specials

Nat Turner Seeks PSA Perfection for His Trading Card Collection
Of the countless ways there are to collect trading cards, chasing perfection is one of the most challenging. In hobby language, those cards are PSA Gem Mint 10s, and they are typically rare and often pricey. Nat Turner is one collector who has traveled far down the path of perfection, and SMR recently spoke with him about the journey.

Andy Montero – Taking a "Crack" and Collecting 1915 Cracker Jack Baseball Cards
Sometimes we find a card set that we connect with at an almost cellular level. Such is the case with Andy Montero and the 1915 Cracker Jack set, which he is chasing at a level that has never been attempted before. SMR spoke with Andy recently and we discussed the unique approach that he is taking to mastering this classic issue.

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  1. All of my cards need to be in perfect condition.
  2. I collect a very specific subject and learn all that I can about it.
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  4. My hobby is all about memories, and I collect only what I liked as a kid.
  5. I only collect the rarest of cards.
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Set Registry Spotlight
PSA Set Requests – Update
Now that the company and team set requests are down to a more manageable size, we will shift our attention to the player sets and work on processing the backlog of new slot requests. We want to thank you all for your patience and continued support while we continue processing the many new set requests and new slot requests you’ve all submitted. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at [email protected].
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