(Newport Beach, California) - More than a half dozen
new features are being added to the popular Professional Sports Authenticator
(PSA) Set RegistrySM (www.psacard.com/PSASetRegistry)
to help collectors easily manage their registered collections of cards and tickets.
The free registry is an interactive, online program with tens of thousands of
sets now registered by hobbyists.
Beginning May 21, a new software program will let collectors
- Update the inventory of their registered collections either one card at a time or in batches;
- Load multiple sets from registered inventory;
- Track the original price paid and source for their item(s);
- Easily load images with no file size restrictions;
In addition, the new features include:
- The ability for registry members to post comments about other member's sets;
- A "What if" feature that allows members to see what the addition of a specific card will do to their set ranking;
- The Collectors Showcase area now is divided into categories; and
- PSA submissions can be viewed within "My Set Registry," and users will be able to add new cards to their inventory directly from the order screen.
"We created this new computer program based on the many excellent comments and suggestions from Set Registry members, and the successful expansion of a similar registry program for the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS). "There is nothing to download, the online security is safe and the registry services are completely free," said BJ Searls, Set Registry Manager. PSA and PCGS are both divisions of Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT).
"The PSA Set Registry is one of the most talked about programs in the hobby the last several years. It's reinvigorated the market by providing a competitive, yet fun place where hobbyists can showcase their collections. The collector support has been overwhelming," stated Joe Orlando, PSA President.
"While other companies have tried to copy our concept, the PSA Set Registry remains the most dominant venue of its kind. Adding all these exciting features to our groundbreaking program not only enhances the user's enjoyment, it again advances the PSA Set Registry farther ahead from all its competitors. This is great news for the thousands of collectors and dealers who support our products in the market," emphasized Orlando.
Established in June 2001, the PSA Set Registry lets collectors compare their collection to others, and ranks sets in order of grade point average, completion and overall rating.
The registry has over 34,500 registered sets encompassing baseball, basketball, football, hockey, tickets, and miscellaneous sports and non-sports categories, with over 5,500 set composites from which to choose.