July 7, 2015 | Vol. 16 No. 13
  Collectors Club SMR Price Guide Pop Report Facts Services Set Registry®  
  Collecting the 1977 Topps Star Wars Trading Card Set – The One That Started It All

Later this year, the world will be treated to the next installment of Star Wars on the silver screen. The hype is building and sure to get even bigger by the time the movie is released. It all started with the original 1977 film, a film that captivated audiences across the country. In the following article, we take a look at the first Star Wars trading card set...the set that started it all in the hobby.

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PSA Monthly Specials

    Set Registry Spotlight

2015 PSA Set Registry Award Winners Announced!
And the winners are...
Click here to view a list of winners and set descriptions. Click here to view a list of 2015 HOF inductees. Congratulations to all of the 2015 winners. For more information about the PSA Set Registry awards, please click here.

PSA Set Registry Luncheon
Email invitations have been sent for the luncheon to be held on Friday, July 31st. Reservations are required. If you plan on attending, and have not already done so, please submit your RSVP to [email protected] no later than
July 17th.

The PSA Shop Button
It is now easier than ever to find the cards needed to upgrade and complete your collections on the PSA Set Registry. The new PSA Shop Button feature lets you conveniently find nearly every card offered online. The Shop feature is a free service available to all members of the PSA Set Registry, the hobby’s most popular online tool for organizing and analyzing your PSA card collection. To start your free Set Registry account and to learn more,
please visit

Collectors Corner Storefront
Exclusive to PSA Set Registry members, you now have the ability to upload your inventory from a new location in My Inventory to sell on Collectors Corner. Collectors Corner cards now show up in the new PSA Shop feature exposing your items for sale to a much larger audience. To get started, login to MSR, move the inventory you want to sell to the CC Sales location, determine your selling preferences and price and upload to Collectors Corner. For more information, email [email protected].

PSA CardSlugger™
Know your cardboard? Prove it! Play PSA CardSlugger to test your skills. More new cards have been added to the game!
  Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities Announces Its Summer 2015 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia Auction

Now opening for bidding! The auction features 980 lots of important rarities, highest graded examples, legendary Hall-of-Famer cards, and complete sets. Bidding will end on Thursday, July 23rd.

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Bidding Open: July 30-31 Heritage Platinum Night Sports Auction – Chicago

A c. 1860 Brooklyn Atlantics Baseball Card, passed down in the family of player Archibald McMahon for more than 150 years, will be on the block Thursday, July 30, 2015, during the Heritage Platinum Night Sports Auction, held in conjunction with the 2015 National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago. It is expected to bring $50,000+.

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Lelands.com Summer Auction Featuring Vintage Sports, Horse Racing and More: Now Open for Bidding!

A football used by Tom Brady and the New England Patriots during the infamous "Deflategate" game is being offered as part of the Lelands 2015 Vintage Sports Auction, which is now underway and concludes on July 17th. Bidding for the football – used by the Patriots when they scored a rushing touchdown in the third quarter of the AFC Championship game against the Indianapolis Colts – starts at $25,000.

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SportsCardLink Summer Auction Closes Wednesday!

SportsCardLink is excited to offer an impressive assortment of over 700 auction lots within the current auction. Auction lots close tomorrow, starting at 8 pm Eastern Time.

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Sirius Sports Cards Auction #137 Now Open

There are over 800+ lots for auction that will end on Thursday, July 9th, 2015 at 11 PM EST using the 15 minute rule. This auction features many high grade and low pop cards for collectors to complete their sets from the 1950s through the 2000s.

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High-Grade Vintage Set Breaks Highlight Upcoming Memory Lane Auction

Vintage card collectors looking to upgrade their sets will have a chance to do that – and then some – when Memory Lane kicks off its Summer Break Auction beginning July 25. Several high-grade complete and near complete sets will be broken up and sold card by card.

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PSA Giving Away Jordan, Banks, and Payton Items at the 2015 "National"

"To celebrate the National’s return to the Chicago area, PSA will hold daily sweepstakes at the show for prizes related to three of the top players in the history of the Chicago Bulls, Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears, respectively. We’ll give away a 1986 Fleer Michael Jordan rookie card graded PSA Mint 9 that is valued at more than $2,600, an autographed Ernie Banks baseball bat and an autographed Walter Payton poster," said PSA President Joe Orlando.

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Autographed Star Wars© Cast Photo To Be Given Away By PSA At ComicCon®

Visitors to the PSA booth (#5617) at the ComicCon® International: San Diego, July 9-12, 2015, will have the exciting opportunity to win a free photo autographed by four of the stars of the 1977 Star Wars© cast.

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    Collectors Corner

3,015 Cards for Sale Today valued at $411,665

Most Recent Listings:
1959 Topps 50 Ollie Matson PSA
NM-MT+ 8.5...$79.00

1998 Flair Showcase 34 Charles Barkley Row 0 PSA GEMT MT 10..$144.99

1964 Topps 433 Yankee Team PSA
NM-MT 8...$75.00

Most Valuable Listings:
1909-1911 T206 Sweet Caporal Eddie Plank PSA VG-EX 4...$75,000.00

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

1952 Bowman Large 136 Bert Rechichar
PSA Mint 9...$4,495.00
    Survey Question

In your opinion, which one of the following Star Wars autographs from the original 1977 film will be the most desirable over the long term?
  1. Harrison Ford – Han Solo
  2. Mark Hamill – Luke
  3. Alec Guinness – Obi-Wan Kenobi
  4. George Lucas – Director
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