Small Traditions The Tucson Find: One of The Largest & Most Comprehensive Collections Ever Assembled

smalltraditionslogo2016Beginning with our current Super Bowl 50 Auction, which ends this Saturday night, February the 6th, Small Traditions will be offering several thousand PSA-graded single cards and complete sets in binders from the historic Tucson Find this past summer. What exactly is the Tucson Find? Without exaggeration, the Tucson Find is among the largest, most comprehensive and impressive sports card collections ever assembled.

The collection consists of nearly 4,000 binders, most of which contained multiple sets, complete with all inserts, errors and other variations, spanning all brands from all sports, dating from the 1940s through the early 2000s.

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Not only is the Tucson Find remarkable for its breadth and inclusiveness, but the collection is noted for its meticulous attention to the condition of the hundreds of thousands of cards it contains. Even the cards from the 1940s and 1950s display immaculate, pack-fresh qualities, with particular attention to centering and to bold colors. In fact, the collection yielded the hobby’s second-ever 1953 Topps Mickey Mantle to grade PSA 10 Gem Mint at The National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago this past summer, and every one of the 1,000s of single cards submitted by Small Traditions and being offered this winter has graded either PSA 10 Gem Mint or PSA 9 Mint, with ample opportunities for upgrades or crossovers to BGS 9.5 Gem Mint and BGS 10 Pristine.

Small Traditions is honored to have been selected to handle the modern portion of the Tucson Find, dating from 1980 through the early 2000s, and we are offering several thousand PSA-graded singles and complete sets still in binders in the following events:

  • February Super Bowl 50 Auction, Ending Saturday Feb 6th
  • Spring Training Baseball Oddballs & Autographs Auction, Feb 21st – Mar 5th
  • March Madness Basketball Auction, Mar 13th – Mar 26th

Importantly, sets that contained key rookie cards of considerable value, such as the 1998 SP Authentic Football set, have been broken for grading and are not being offered in set form. An overwhelming number of complete sets, however, still offer an abundance of grading opportunities. Judging by the PSA 10 1953 Topps Mantle and the thousands of other cards graded PSA 9 Mint and PSA 10 Gem Mint, the offered sets are likewise in Mint to Gem Mint condition and boast considerable value, especially with their minimum bid prices of between $25 and $50.

If you have not already, register for Small Traditions monthly auctions here.

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Dave Thorn & The STs Team
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