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Roberto Clemente CollectionHaving dealt with the appraisal and sale of collections valued over $50,000, we’ve built a strong track record of trust, excellence and professionalism. Starting out using eBay and other auction sites, we’ve earned power-seller status and 100% positive feedback. Our goal is to become independent of auction sites, buying and selling through our web-site and card shows. This means better priced cards and comics and unique collectibles and memorabilia that we can bring to a targeted audience.




 

Recent Blog Post:

BGS Raw Review vs. PSA results

A bold move: putting a common question to the test

BGS vs PSA grading

I recently purchased a few BGS RAW review cards from a vendor of mine. Usually I submit them to BGS if already RAW graded. But I thought it would be fun to cut them out and see what PSA would say. Yes, BGS does not guarantee the RAW grade, and yes, one could say the card could be damaged or condition affected when taking it out. I’ve been handling cards for about 25 years, so let’s say that the latter is not a factor in this exclusive test!

First, I had a BGS raw 5.5 1953 Bowman Color #121 Yogi Berra – Beckett has a NM currently at $800. Examining it myself, it had some sort of faint left border – top to bottom – raised surface bubbly line or crease… I couldn’t exactly tell what it was, but have seen this before on Bowman Colors. Interesting. The result:

1953 Bowman Color #121 Yogi Berra PSA 4

Next I had a 1965 Topps #526 Athletics Rookies card – nice SP Rookie of Catfish Hunter. Taking it out, I had no quams about it being NM. Great centering, so what the heck – no reason to not send it in. Results of this were as expected:

1965 Topps #526 Athletics Rookies

Third up was a 2011 Topps Update Gold #US175 Mike Trout. Looked like mint to GEM mint corners, near perfect centering and…. ugggghhh….. a nice streak or surface rub on right side of card. I wonder what will come of this. Maybe, a .5 half grade is warranted at least? But, there’s no turning back now. Drum roll:

2011 Topps Update Gold #US175 Mike Trout

Next is a 1957 Topps #35 Frank Robinson RC. Overall decent corners, although a little ding top right. Clean surface, and a bit of ink remnants from production can be found on front. SUPER sharp edges. This is what came of this:

1957 Topps #35 Frank Robinson RC

Last but not least was a 1972 Topps #79 Rookie Stars/Mike Garman/Cecil Cooper RC/Carlton Fisk RC. Almost not even worth it at $50 BV – either with BGS or PSA… even if it gets the 6.5… but I am awful curious. Can’t see anything wrong, just off centered and…. WOAHHH!!!!! :

1972 Topps #79 Rookie Stars/Mike Garman/Cecil Cooper RC/Carlton Fisk RC

Didn’t even think to look at the size given that it was BGS reviewed. Oh well. I guess I would have been better off leaving them in and submitting to BGS.. I’ve never had something not meet the reviewed grade when sending in a sealed raw card…. but I guess I’ll never know!

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Hockey Hall of Fame Autographs & Mr. Harris

Hockey Hall of Fame Autographs – The Roger Harris NHL Collection

#canada #nhl #hof #montreal #toronto

Ken Dryden LetterUp for sale, over the next few months, will be pieces of NHL memorabilia from a collection never seen before. Contacted by a colleague who knew the owner Roger Harris, I was asked to have the honor of spreading the joys of this collection into the hockey fan world. Over 700 pieces were compiled by Mr. Harris, a Rutland, VT native, who had written and mailed several thousand letters during the 1950s, 60s and 70s to the greatest hockey players of the past. Mr. Harris requested three things: an autograph, a photo and to share a greatest thrill. (Search using the term “Harris” in my eBay store: Roger Harris Collection)

Hockey HOF AutographsMany HOF’s are included: Chuck rayner, Eddie Giacomin, William Jennings, Bob Clarke, Marcel Dionne, Ted Kennedy, Guy LaPointe, Emile Butch Bouchard, Brad Park, Bob Clarke, Jean Ratelle, Rod Gilbert, Jean Beliveau, Bill Gadsby, Norm Ullman, Red Kelly, Alex Delvecchio, Glenn Anderson, Johnny Bucyk, Bernie Geoffrion (Boom Boom), Lanny McDonald, Adam Oates, Henri Richard, Denis Savard, Serge Savard, Steve Shutt, Guy LaFleur, Stan Mikita, Bryan Trottier, Pierre Pilote, Frank Mahovlich, Allan Stanley, Ted Lindsay, Andy Barthgate, Sid Abel, Harry Howell, Eddie Giacomin, Tony Esposito, Gerry Cheevers, Tiny Thompson, Jean Ratelle, Stan Mikita, Emile Butch Bouchard, Milt Schmidt, Syl Apps and Marcel Dionne – to name only a few.

Some of the greater items, including handwritten letters, rare photos and part of over 200 mint notecard signatures will be authenticated, including a letter written by Ken Dryden himself as he talks about his greatest thrill: playing in a certain Stanley Cup. This will extend, along with my guarantee of the authenticity of these items, additional evidence of the collection compiled by a man nostalgic for hockey greats.Hockey HOF Autographs

Some items will be sold as a package, for instance, with Syl Apps, who wrote a letter, autographed a card and sent a photo. As more items are authenticated by a reputable third party, after being examined, sorted and preserved by me, you will see more listings. Starting first will be listed a collection of 1974 NHL Hockey Linnett Prints.Hockey HOF Autographs

Search using the term “Harris” on my eBay store to find the newest items under this rare collection: Roger Harris Collection

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Tony Gwynn – Mr. Padre

Tony Gwynn – May You Rest in Peace

Tony GwynnIt brings me great sadness to write today about the passing of Tony Gwynn, who died today at the age of 54 after a battle with cancer. “Mr. San Diego Padre”…. “Mr. Wonderful Padre.” This is how he was known. And, after 20 seasons of Major League Baseball, nearly hitting .400 in one season, one of the greatest hitters since Ted Williams, gold glove winner and 3,000 hit champion, he left us with a legendary performance.

Inducted in the hall of fame in 2007 with Cal Ripken Jr., Tony Gwynn was known to be an amazing person with a kind demeanor. I remember watching him play as a kid with the best of them. I probably have countless of his baseball cards because something about him commands a presence with the top players to collect. He symbolizes everything I love about baseball.

Your fans offer their condolences to your family. I am sure the entire city of San Diego, CA could say the same. Thank you Tony for taking part in making the game what it is today; thank you for showing us that legends aren’t just in the distant past, but also within the past 30 years.

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Nolan Ryan 1971 Topps #513

Nolan Ryan 1971 Topps #513 - frontThe 1971 Topps set contains some great hall of famers, and Nolan Ryan is the first that comes to mind. Just four years from his rookie debut, Nolan Ryan already began striking out in the hundreds per season for the New York Mets. This Nolan Ryan 1971 Topps baseball card is worth $150 in near mint condition: the most of any card in the 1971 Topps baseball set.

About this Set

Having the black border proves difficult to find a pristine condition version of this card, or any card, in the 1971 Topps set. White nicks on the corners, edges as well as the surface can easily reveal wear and tear… well, hopefully no tears!. Also, these cards warp easily when not stored in the correct temperature and without adequate pressure applied to them. You surely have heard of one stacking books on top of cards to flatten them out (not exactly what we recommend, but same concept).

Condition

While the version here we have for sale is not the cream of the crop, having an ink mark on the back and some obvious wear, it is however priced accordingly, as are all our cards, to condition. We estimate this is G+ – VG:

Corners: Mild to moderate wear
Edges: Mild wear
Centering: Approximately 75/25 or better on front
Surface: Scratch, moderate hairline crease, ink mark on back

Own a Nolan Ryan 1971 Topps #513 vintage baseball card at 20% of near mint book value! Go to the auction here.