August 28, 2018 | Vol. 19 Issue 17
In this issue:
  The Photos Behind the Cards
  Collecting the 1953 Red Man Tobacco Baseball Card Set – A Colorful Entry in an Era of Regional Excellence
  Upcoming Shows
  Collectors Club Monthly Specials

The Photos Behind the Cards
Photography is a critical element of most trading card sets. Our sports heroes are caught on film in a classic pose and transposed onto our favorite collectibles. But what of the original photos? In a short period of time "card-used photos" have grown from a novelty to an important segment of the hobby. SMR takes a detailed look at a treasure trove of such photos that recently entered the hobby and the evolution of this interesting hobby niche.

Collecting the 1953 Red Man Tobacco Baseball Card Set – A Colorful Entry in an Era of Regional Excellence
Bright colors, artistic imagery, and a classic look are the main elements of the 1953 Red Man Tobacco set. Factor in condition sensitivity, interesting biographical information, and a distribution much smaller than regular issues of the day, and you have all the makings of a hobby classic. SMR spoke with the top 1953 Red Man collectors and shares the details behind these stunning cards.

10 Tips for Building a Better Collection: PSA10 Webcast Series
Do you prefer cards with artistic renderings or crisp photography?
  1. Artistic Renderings (T206, 1933 Goudey, 1953 Topps, etc.)
  2. Crisp Photography (1953 Bowman, 1957 Topps, 1989 Upper Deck, etc.)
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Set Registry Spotlight
2018 PSA Set Registry Awards Luncheon
Thank you to all who were able to attend the luncheon. Congratulations to all the award winners who were recognized at the luncheon. Pictures of the event have been posted in the PSA Set Registry Scrapbook.

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