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This week’s edition of The Curator features headliners from ultra-modern football and vintage track and field. We’ll also be highlighting the MLB’s AL & NL MVP favorites, Honus Wagner, UEFA Champions League Stars, and of course a few lower grades of Collectable assets. As always, let’s kick off with the headliners:

2017 Panini Flawless Patrick Mahomes II Rookie Patch Autograph /25 PSA 9

Panini’s Flawless set has risen to prominence over the past couple of years as one of the go-to high end options. Rookie patch autographs are the main chase cards in the set, and this Patrick Mahomes limited to 25 copies represents one of his best rookie cards. With key player departures in the offseason, Mahomes and the Chiefs are taking on more of an underdog role than in the past few seasons. But when you have one of the best quarterbacks in the league, you always have a shot.


1935 Muratti Olympischen Spielen Jesse Owens Rookie PSA 7 (PWCC-A)

Rarely seen on public auction, this 1935 Jesse Owens rookie is a piece of history. Owens won 4 gold medals in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, and is regarded as one of the greatest athletes of the 20th century. This cigarette card produced in Germany has a PSA population of 7 in this condition, with just 5 higher.


Lower Grades of Collectable Issues

1933 Goudey Babe Ruth PSA 3(MK)

The 1933 Goudey set features some of the most sought-after cards of the era, and this Babe Ruth is no exception. A great piece of hobby and baseball history that despite the PSA 3(MK) grade, presents very well. Collectable currently hosts an SGC 8 on platform.


1951 Bowman Willie Mays Rookie PSA 4

The key rookie card of Giants Hall of Famer Willie Mays. This card’s centering holds it back from receiving higher than the PSA 4 grade. Collectable is home to a PSA 7 copy.


1953 Topps Jackie Robinson PSA 6 (PWCC-S)

One of the most beautiful Jackie Robinson cards, the 1953 Topps displays the then 4-time MLB All-Star in a brilliant portrait shot. This PSA 6 example received the PWCC-S eye appealing rating, placing it in the top 5% of the grade. A PSA 8 copy is currently trading on Collectable.


1980 Topps Larry Bird & Magic Johnson Scoring Leader Rookie PSA 7 (PWCC-S)

Among the most iconic basketball cards of all time, the 1980 Topps Scoring Leader card features 3 hall of famers, with two of them being rookies. This PSA 7 with PWCC-S eye appeal is a great looking copy. On Collectable, you can find a basket of (2) PSA 8s as well as a PSA 9.


AL & NL MVP Leaders

2016 Bowman’s Best of ’16 Refractor Aaron Judge Rookie Autograph BGS 9.5

Aaron Judge continues his quest to 60 homeruns this season and is the odds-on favorite to take home AL MVP honors. This 2016 rookie card from Bowman’s Best features a bold on-card autograph of the Yankees slugger.


2011 Bowman Chrome Paul Goldschmidt Rookie Autograph BGS 9.5

Over in the NL, Paul Goldschmidt is having a standout year of his own. Currently sitting atop the NL leaders in Wins Above Replacement at 7.1, Goldschmidt is on pace to complete the best season of his career. This 2011 Bowman Chrome rookie autograph is one of his flagship issues.


Honus Wagner

1910 E93 Standard Caramel Honus Wagner SGC 3.5 (PWCC-A)

Following a $7.25M sale of the T206 Honus Wagner in August, cards featuring the “Flying Dutchman” have seen an increase in demand. This 1910 E93 issue displays beautifully for a card that’s survived over 100 years. Well deserving of the PWCC-A eye appeal rating.


1912 W-UNC Strip Cards Honus Wagner PSA 3 (PWCC-A)

Extremely rare issue of the Pirates Hall of Famer. This hand cut card is one of only 5 graded by PSA, with just one receiving a higher grade.


Champions League Stars

2017 Topps Chrome UEFA Blue Refractor Kylian Mbappe Rookie /150 PSA 10

PSG earned 3 crucial points in their Champions League opening match vs. Juventus, thanks in large part to Kylian Mbappe’s 2 goal effort. The young French superstar continues to shine. This 2017 Topps Chrome blue refractor is one of his most desired rookie cards.


2019 Finest UEFA Erling Haaland Rookie Autograph PSA 10

There might be no player in the world right now that is more in-form than Erling Haaland. He’s had a blistering start to his Manchester City career, bagging 12 goals in just 7 matches. This 2019 Finest card is one of his only rookie season issues to include his autograph.


2020 Topps Tier One Bundesliga Prodigious Alphonso Davies Patch Auto 1/1 PSA 9

With the World Cup coming up and Bayern Munich poised for a deep Champions League run, Canadian left back Alphonso Davies could find his name in the headlines over the next few months. This jaw-dropping 1/1 from Topps Tier One Bundesliga is one of his most eye appealing cards ever produced.


2020 Topps Chrome Merlin UEFA Superfractor Robert Lewandowski Autograph 1/1 SGC 9

One of the best strikers of the past decade, Robert Lewandowski scored a hat trick in his Champions League debut for Barcelona. This 1/1 superfractor from Topps Chrome Merlin UEFA includes an autograph from the Polish legend.