This 1999 New York Yankees World Series ring was the first item certified under a new PSA/DNA service for sports championship rings, trophies and awards.

(Newport Beach, California) - PSA/DNA Authentication Services is now accepting championship rings, trophies and awards for certification. Certified items will be issued an illustrated Letter of Authenticity that includes a detailed description of the item and photographic images from several different views of it.

The first championship item certified with this new PSA/DNA service is a 1999 New York Yankees staff member World Series championship ring valued at $35,000.

"To help collectors and dealers avoid unknowingly buying knock-offs, counterfeits or replicas, we are expanding our authentication services to include championship memorabilia such as World Series and Super Bowl rings, World Series trophies, Cy Young Awards and other sports rings, trophies and awards. The PSA/DNA third-party opinion certification process will provide stability in the marketplace and peace of mind for buyers and sellers of these rare and often extremely valuable items," said Joe Orlando, President of PSA/DNA, a division of Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT).

PSA/DNA consultant and veteran championship memorabilia dealer TJ Kaye of Boca Raton, Florida, will lead the PSA/DNA certification team for these items.

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"This service will be a great improvement for the sports collectibles hobby because of the amount of replicas, copies and fakes of championship rings and trophies in the marketplace. This will enhance the values of genuine championship memorabilia," said Kaye.

PSA/DNA is part of Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA), the world's largest sports memorabilia authentication company. For additional information, contact PSA and PSA/DNA at P.O. Box 6180, Newport Beach, CA 92658. Phone: (800) 325-1121. Online: www.psacard.com. E-mail: [email protected].