June 4, 2019 | Vol. 20 Issue 12
 
 
 
In this issue:
 
  Collecting Cards of Maurice "Rocket" Richard – A Canadian Legend Both On and Off the Ice
 
  Collecting the 1969 Topps Basketball Set – Still Standing Tall After 50 Years
 
  Best of the Best: All-Time NBA Autographs
 
  Upcoming Shows
 
  PSA Quarterly Grading Specials
 
 
 


 
 
Collecting Cards of Maurice "Rocket" Richard – A Canadian Legend Both On and Off the Ice
 
Maurice "Rocket" Richard was a legendary figure for nearly 60 years in his home province of Quebec. A true hometown hero, Richard transcended sports and was considered a cultural icon at the time of his passing in 2000. Maurice Richard made an impression on trading cards as well, and SMR talks to the greatest Rocket collectors in the hobby today.
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Collecting the 1969 Topps Basketball Set – Still Standing Tall After 50 Years
 
Fifty years ago, Topps issued their first basketball set after a 12-year hiatus. Unrealized at the time, the 1969 Topps set would become an iconic issue within the genre. SMR takes a detailed look at these cards and what they mean to the hobby today.
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Best of the Best: All-Time NBA Autographs
 
Which hoop heroes have the most attractive autographs? Terry Melia tackles that very question in the following PSA Blog post. Take a look at these roundball legends and their perfect penmanship!
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What Are My Wayne Gretzky Cards Worth?
 
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Survey
 
Beyond baseball and football, which of the following sports do you believe has the most potential for growth in the hobby (cards only, not memorabilia)?
 
  1. Basketball
  2. Hockey
  3. Boxing
  4. Soccer
  5. Lacrosse
 
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latest news
 
Clean Sweep Auctions’ Major Auction is Now Open. Ends Wednesday, June 5th READ MORE
 
 
A 1939 Inaugural Baseball Hall Of Fame Induction Signed Ball With 11 Original Members And A Bobby Orr Circa 1972 Game-Worn Boston Bruins Jersey Headline Lelands Spring 2019 Classic Auction READ MORE
 
 
Sirius Sports Cards Auction #239 Is Open for Bidding. Ends Thursday, June 6th READ MORE
 
 
165 PSA Graded Baseball - Football - Basketball - Hockey Cards For Sale - Auctions End Thursday, June 6th. Offered by eBay Seller:www.stevenovella.com READ MORE
 
 
Hunt Auctions Offers Babe Ruth Personal Collection At Historic Live Auction In Yankee Stadium READ MORE
 
 
 
 
 
Set Registry Spotlight
 
2019 PSA & PSA/DNA Set Registry Awards
The 2019 PSA & PSA/DNA Set Registry Awards deadline was Friday, May 31st. Judging is now underway. Winners will be announced in early to mid-July. Major awards will be presented, to those in attendance, at the PSA Set Registry luncheon during the National in Rosemont (Chicago). Email invitations for the luncheon will be sent the second week of June. RSVP is required. As always, should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at [email protected]
 
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