May 8, 2018 | Vol. 19 Issue 10
In this issue:
  Collecting Rod Carew Baseball Cards – Baseball’s Ultimate Singles Hitter
  Collecting "The Great One" – Records, Rookies, and Rare Cards of Wayne Gretzky
  Sadaharu Oh – Collecting the Home Run King of Japan
  Upcoming Shows
  Collectors Club Monthly Specials


Collecting Rod Carew Baseball Cards – Baseball’s Ultimate Singles Hitter
There is something beautiful about line-drive singles. They lack the majesty of towering home runs and the power of 100-mph fastballs, but despite their simplicity, the single can be every bit as valuable. In this regard, no one was better than Rod Carew. SMR takes a look back on his 19 seasons in the Major Leagues and the cards that represent the Hall of Fame great.

Collecting "The Great One" – Records, Rookies, and Rare Cards of Wayne Gretzky
There is little doubt to your influence on a sport when fans the world over refer to you simply as "The Great One." Wayne Gretzky came out of the Canadian junior leagues in the late 1970s and literally rewrote the NHL record books. In the next piece, SMR provides an overview of his legendary career and the plethora of Gretzky material that is available to collectors today.

Sadaharu Oh – Collecting the Home Run King of Japan
While Hank Aaron was setting home run records in the States, Sadaharu Oh was accomplishing similar feats in Japan. Legendary players both, Oh actually retired with 113 more career homers than "Hammerin’ Hank." Collectors know all about Aaron collectibles, but what is there representing Oh? SMR details the many cards that have been produced of the Far Eastern slugger.

PSA Presents the ’PSA VG3 Show’ – Episode 2
Which superstar from around the globe made the greatest impact on his sport?
  1. Pele – Soccer (Brazil)
  2. Wayne Gretzky – Hockey (Canada)
  3. Sadaharu Oh – Baseball (Japan)
  4. Manny Pacquiao – Boxing (Philippines)
  5. Red Grange – Football (United States)
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Set Registry Spotlight
PSA & PSA/DNA Set Registry Awards Deadline!
The 2018 PSA & PSA/DNA Set Registry Awards deadline is Thursday, May 31st. Any new sets or edits to existing sets must be published before 5:00pm EST (2:00pm PST). As in previous years, the cut-off for New Slot requests to existing set composites was April 30th. Requests made by April 30th, if approved, will be added to the sets prior to the awards deadline. For more information about the Set Registry Awards, please click here. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at [email protected].
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