August 14, 2018 | Vol. 19 Issue 16
In this issue:
  Collecting 1902-11 Sporting Life Baseball Cabinets (W600) – Cobb, Christy, and Carl Horner Photos
  Collecting the 1961 Fleer Basketball Card Set – A Snapshot of an Evolving NBA
  Upcoming Shows
  Collectors Club Monthly Specials


Collecting 1902-11 Sporting Life Baseball Cabinets (W600) – Cobb, Christy, and Carl Horner Photos
Perhaps the classiest cards ever produced, the 1902-1911 Sporting Life Baseball Cabinets present themselves with a sense of dignity rarely seen in other hobby pieces. Stately images, legendary subjects, and a presentation that would not be out of place in a museum setting, these large-format cards would be centerpieces in any collection. SMR explains the history behind these cards and the attraction that they have to collectors today.

Collecting the 1961 Fleer Basketball Card Set – A Snapshot of an Evolving NBA
In 1961, Fleer produced the first nationally-distributed basketball set of the decade. As might be expected, the set included initial hobby offerings of men who would become legends of the game. Premium 1961 Fleer cards are among the most desirable basketball cards in the hobby, but they are not easy to find. SMR talks to hobbyists about this set and the challenges it presents to even the most advanced collectors.

Exploring the Top 10 Baseball Card Sets of All Time: PSA10 Webcast Series
What do you feel is the most important element to a great card set?
  1. Design
  2. Player selection
  3. High-quality photography
  4. Subsets/Inserts
  5. Rarity/Size of print run
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University Archives Auction is Now Open for Bidding! Live Auction on August 22nd READ MORE
Ruth, Cobb Cards Pace $1.6 Million Memory Lane Auction READ MORE
Set Registry Spotlight
2018 PSA Set Registry Awards Luncheon Biggest Ever
The PSA Set Registry Luncheon on Friday, 8/3, at the National, proved to be another huge success. Joe Orlando introduced PSA’s new president, Steve Sloan. Steve is taking over the reins as Joe assumes his new position as Collectors Universe CEO. Congratulations to both and to all the award winners who were recognized at the luncheon. Pictures of the event will be posted soon in the PSA Set Registry Scrapbook. Watch the news page for updates.

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