August 19, 2014 | Vol. 15 No. 17
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  Joe Nossek – Ex-Big Leaguer Discusses Bo, Brett and Baseball Cards

joe-nossekSome of you may not recognize the name "Joe Nossek." Nossek was a major league baseball player during the 1960s and also a coach after his playing days were over. As a rookie, Nossek connected for hits off of Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale in the 1965 World Series. As a coach, he worked with Hank Aaron, George Brett, Bo Jackson and even Michael Jordan at different stages of his career. In addition to his five decades of major league experience, Nossek is an avid collector. In the following interview, Nossek talks baseball and cards – including his favorite non-sports set.

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A Trio of Managers Enter the Hall – Collecting Rookie Cards of Cox, LaRussa and Torre

rookie-cardsRecently, the baseball Hall of Fame introduced six new members to the public. Three of the newly enshrined men were inducted as managers, although each of them made it to the big league level as players prior to their managerial careers. Some of them, like Bobby Cox and Tony La Russa, had brief playing experience while others, like Joe Torre, were borderline Hall of Famers on the field. In the following article, we take a look at these three men who excelled as skippers but were also featured on Topps rookie cards from the 1960s before taking the helm.

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    Set Registry Spotlight

The Weil Collection – The Number One Current Finest 1951-1989 Topps Wax Packs – Any Series Baseball Set
This year, while there were more sets than ever to consider for the special award categories, there were some collections that simply left us no choice but to recognize them above the rest. This was one of those cases. When you think about different potential unopened pack runs and their importance, it is hard to beat this one. As the years have gone on and people have chosen, at their peril, to open more and more vintage packs, the supply has virtually dried up. With a total of 39 different packs, this Topps run requires every pack from 1951-1989 in order to complete the set and this year’s winner was not only complete, but it possessed an extremely strong GPA of 7.93. Just imagine the potential gems that may lurk within the wax. Click here to view this collection.

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  Memory Lane’s Summer Auction Open With Some of Hobby’s Heavy Hitters. Closes This Saturday, August 23

One of the highest quality collections of individual sports cards in the hobby will join a fresh find of high grade 1911 M101 Sporting Life cards and hundreds of vintage cards, unopened packs, autographs and other sports memorabilia in Memory Lane’s Summer Classics Auction. More than 1,000 lots are included in the auction, which will close August 23.

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Lou Gehrig’s 1928 Yankees Watch, Johnny Manziel Heisman-Winning Aggies Jersey Lead SCP Auctions’ ’Mid-Summer Classic’ Auction So Far

SCP Auctions’ "Mid-Summer Classic" online auction is less than a week away from concluding and the top lots so far include Lou Gehrig’s 1928 New York Yankees World Championship wristwatch at $73,205 and 2012 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel’s game-worn and signed Texas A&M Aggies’ home jersey from that epic season at $24,200. The auction at ends this Saturday, August 23, at 7 p.m. PDT!

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Giovanni Sports Auctions’ August 2014 Auction Now Open. Ends Thursday, August 28

The auction is now open and runs until Thursday, August 28th and features many quality Sports Collectibles including a 1929 New York Yankees Team Signed Baseball with 7 of 22 signatures from Hall Of Famers Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and more! An original 1940’s Exhibit Supply Co. Baseball Card Vending Machine in working order as well as hundreds of PSA and PSA/DNA Certified items are offered.

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Sirius Sports Cards Auction #114 Now Open for Bidding – Auction Ends 8/21

This auction features many high grade and low pop cards for collectors to complete their sets from the 1930s through the 2000s. There are lots of rookies and HOFers in this auction. The third group of our 1961 Topps break in PSA 8, 9, and 10 is in this auction.

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    Collectors Corner

5,146 Cards for Sale Today valued at $484,794

Most Recent Listings:
1977 Topps 523 Rollie Fingers
PSA Mint 9...$20.00

1994 Flair 340 Alex Rodriguez
PSA Mint 9...$60.00

1961 Lake to Lake Packers 31 Dan Currie PSA NM+ 7.5...$15.00

Most Valuable Listings:
1954 Red Heart Mickey Mantle
PSA Mint 9...$6,200.00

1935 National Chicle 7 Ken Strong
PSA NM-MT 8...$5,450.00

1958 Topps 62 Jim Brown PSA
NM-MT 8...$5,300.00

    Survey Question

Which player rookie card of a Hall of Fame manager do you think has the most upside?
  1. 1954 Topps #132 Tommy Lasorda
  2. 1959 Topps #338 Sparky Anderson
  3. 1962 Topps #218 Joe Torre
  4. 1964 Topps #244 Tony La Russa
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