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One of the toughest card series to collect in mint condition of almost any sport, in any year, and it isn’t tough to see why. Known as “Rough Cuts”, a nickname symptomatic of an antiquated cutter with a dull blade cutting stacks of 100 to 200 cards at a time. Remove the notion of quality control, and you have a collector’s delight. Or frustration. Read more about Gretzky Rookie #18 and the ’79 OPC Hockey series.
Practical methodology finally answers the question of when the 1979 O-Pee-Chee Print-Run took place.
Track sales data and market movements with the Gretzky Spot and Moving Average charts
A passive, zen-like approach to cherry-picking quality, clean, and centered examples of the toughest variations from auction houses, shows and other marketplaces.
The ’66 Topps Football series offers a nice balance of high-grade affordability with only a small number of expensive cards in high grade. The set is mired with paper and printing issues.
Newly acquired sports cards, some yet to be graded. I’m very excited to find this 1912 T207 Frank Chance, rare in this condition and anticipating a PSA 6, making it only one of seven 6’s. Only five 7’s and one 8 exist.
Elihu Adams, brother of founding father and second President John Adams, dies in 1775. Historic anecdotes discovered in newspapers and books paint a picture of how his widow’s petition came to be, and how the death of her husband was resolved during the birth of the nation.
Some hard to find models made from the 50’s to the 70’s.