PSA Insider - August 6, 2003 | Vol. 4 Number 16 
 
 
 
 

PSA MARKET REPORT

Auction News: MastroNet Gears Up for Monumental August Auction Event
The three-day auction, scheduled for August 27 - 29, will feature over 1,900 lots of high-end sports and Americana collectibles from virtually every collecting genre -- including sports, political, historical, coins, comics, art, Hollywood and music. Click here to read all about it.

PSA VINTAGE SET REVIEW

The Beauty and Makeup of the 1934 Goudey Set
The 1934 set is one of the premier editions from the Goudey Gum Company. Nineteen of the 96 players depicted entered the Baseball Hall of Fame. Others had credible major league careers, while still others played briefly and were never heard from again. In this article, expert collector Marshall Fogel takes a close look at the 1934 Goudey set and the players featured within it. Click here to read more.


PSA SPORTS TRIVIA

Follow the Leader: Major League Pacesetters with Two Months to Go
Who is leading the majors in batting average, homers, RBI, runs, hits, stolen bases, doubles, triples and slugging percentage? You'll find out here! Yes, there are some surprises, but if you can say Bonds and Pujols you'll be surprised how often you guess correctly. Check it out! Click here to read more.

SET REGISTRY SPOTLIGHT

Carlos D. Aponte - The #1 Current Finest 1972 Topps Football Set
We felt it only fitting to honor Carlos Aponte and his fabulous 1972 Topps football set in this week's PSA Insider for several reasons. First, Carlos has put together a set that now resides in the number one spot with a very high GPA of 8.75. This puts him well above last year's 2002 Set Registry award winner, John D. McLane. Second, every card features an image, which further enhances the set and makes it a sheer joy to view. And third, Carlos loves his set which is shown by his determination to continually upgrade to be the best. Click here to enjoy one of the nicest sets in the Registry.

Buy your Raffle Tickets and Contribute to a Great Cause!
Everyone at PSA and all of the forum members who know Carlos Aponte have rallied together in support of Carlos and his family in time of need. Purchase a raffle ticket for a chance to win 10 PSA gradings at the Regular Service level. Tickets are just $5 each. 100% of the money received will go to Carlos Aponte and his family to help pay medical bills. The raffle will be held on August 20th. To purchase your ticket(s), click here or e-mail [email protected].

Set Registry Grading Special! If you are collecting Vintage cards (pre-1975), you can submit your commons for $8 a card with a 15-day turnaround! There is NO MINIMUM required. Click here for details.

Reflections on the PSA Set Registry Luncheon at the National
The food was great. Joe Orlando, PSA President, and Michael Haynes, Collectors Universe CEO, gave outstanding reports on PSA and CUI. But the guests who attended made it all happen. The community which has grown up around the Set Registry is nothing short of amazing. Click here to read some of the comments made about the event. A special thanks goes out to Dan Markel (Dude) for providing some great images.

Visit the Set Registry News page and learn which set composites have been recently added to the Registry and other Set Registry news.

To see what new sets are soon to be added, visit the Set Request List. If your set is not listed, send us your request using the Set Request Form.

New composites recently added include:

Fun, informative, and sometimes controversial, the PSA Set Registry Messageboard is the place to get involved with other collectors who are currently participating in the Set Registry program or are just beginning. Click here to chat on the Set Registry Messageboard.

The PSA Set RegistryTM is a work in progress and we invite your comments and ideas. Send your suggestions to [email protected].


PSA Q & A

Question: How does ticket grading differ from card grading?

Answer: The basic structure behind both grading standards are virtually the same. The difference is that tickets are graded with a slightly less conservative standard because they were intended to be consumables, not collectibles. That doesn't mean that a PSA 6 in a card would be a PSA 8 on a ticket but there are slight variances when it comes to what is and what is not tolerable for a particular grade.


COLLECTORS SURVEY

Who is the best pitcher in baseball?

  1. Roy Halladay! Who else won 15 games in a row this year? Not the best ERA, but the man knows how to win.
  2. Kerry Wood! The strikeout leader has a $10,000,000 arm and he's learning how to finesse 'em, too.
  3. Kevin Brown! He has the best ERA in the majors. All he needs is a team that will score some runs for him.
  4. Pedro Martinez! He's far and away the best and this contest is over.
  5. Randy Johnson! Four Cy Young awards in a row. Yes, he's been hurt this year, but he's back and looking great.

Click here to answer. Results will be posted in the next Insider.

Results from last survey: A staggering 76% believe that Cy Young's record of 511 wins is the greatest of all baseball statistics. Click here for a complete breakdown.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

See PSA at These Upcoming Shows!

Gloria Rothstein - East Coast National

Location:
Westchester County Center
White Plains, NY
August 14-17, 2003

Show Info:
For more information about the Gloria Rothstein-East Coast National show call (845) 928-1170 or visit www.grshows.com.

For more information about PSA services, call PSA Customer Service at (800) 325-1121.

PSA Special $10/10 Day Show Service offer:

  • $10 per card - 10 business day turnaround

PSA representatives will be available to answer all questions and accept submissions for all levels of service through Sunday.

PSA/DNA autograph experts, James Spence and Steve Grad, will be available to authenticate your previously signed autographs on-site.



16th Annual Labor Day Weekend Collectors Show

Location:
Concourse Exhibition Center
635 Eighth St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: (415) 487-3293

Show Info:
For more information on the 16th Annual Labor Day Weekend Collectors Show call Tri-Star at (713) 666-9595 or visit www.tristarshows.com

For more information about PSA services, call PSA Customer Service at (800) 325-1121 or visit www.psacard.com.

PSA Special $10/10 Day Show Service offer:

  • 10 per card - 10 business day turnaround

PSA representatives will be available to answer all questions and accept submissions for all levels of service through Sunday.

PSA/DNA autograph experts, James Spence and Steve Grad, will be available to authenticate your previously signed autographs on-site.



The West Coast Sports Collectors Convention

Location:
Hollywood Park Casino and Convention Center
3883 W. Century Blvd.
Inglewood, CA 90303

Show Info:
For more information on The West Coast Sports Collectors Convention call Naxcom at (310) 568-8825 or visit www.halloffamesports.com.

For more information about PSA services, call PSA Customer Service at (800) 325-1121 or visit www.psacard.com.

PSA Saturday will be held at
The West Coast Sports Collectors Convention

Southern California residents can drop off their cards at The West Coast Sports Collectors Convention for $10 per card. PSA Saturday card orders will be available for pick-up (no return shipping charge!) at the next PSA Saturday, October 4th held at Collectors Universe Headquarters.

The West Coast Sports Collectors Convention Special $10/10 Day Show Service offer:

  • $10 per card - 10 business day turnaround (plus return shipping)

PSA representatives will be available to answer all questions and accept submissions for all levels of service through Sunday.

PSA/DNA autograph experts, James Spence and Steve Grad, will be available to authenticate your previously signed autographs on-site.



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