July 16, 2019 | Vol. 20 Issue 16
In this issue:
  Taking My Hacks: Our Fascination with Fantasy
  Collecting the 2002 Yu-Gi-Oh! Legend of Blue-Eyes White Dragon – The First Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Set
  Collecting the 2003 Pokémon Aquapolis Set – Its Appeal Is "Crystal" Clear
  Upcoming Shows
  PSA Quarterly Grading Specials

Taking My Hacks: Our Fascination with Fantasy
Just what drives our fascination with fantasy? From books to movies, games to trading cards, we can’t seem to get enough of the genre. Collectors Universe President and CEO, Joe Orlando, takes a stab at pinpointing the source of our love for all things fantasy.

Collecting the 2002 Yu-Gi-Oh! Legend of Blue-Eyes White Dragon – The First Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Set
In the Trading Card Game genre, there are few sets as grand as 2002 Yu-Gi-Oh! Legend of Blue-Eyes White Dragon. This set of 126 cards combines powerful characters, mystical beasts, alluring artwork and intense game play to enthrall collectors like nothing else. SMR takes a look into this spellbinding set!

Collecting the 2003 PokÉmon Aquapolis Set – Its Appeal Is "Crystal" Clear
The inclusion of three crystal cards makes the 2003 Aquapolis set unique in the Pokémon world, and their rarity keeps hobbyists on the hunt! SMR takes a deep dive into Aquapolis and resurfaces with what collectors want to know about this exciting issue!

What Are My 1977 Star Wars Cards Worth?
What theme within the non-sports genre do you feel has produced the greatest cards?
  1. Historical
  2. Movies/Television
  3. Trading Card Games
  4. Fantasy
  5. Comical/Satire
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Set Registry Spotlight
2019 PSA Set Registry Awards Luncheon
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