PSA Insider - Feb. 4, 2003 | Vol. 4 Number 3 
 
 
 

PSA MARKET REPORT

Murray and Carter Get the Call
Eddie Murray and Gary Carter have been voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, with about 85% of voters supporting Murray's induction and around 75% supporting Carter's. PSA's Joe Orlando takes no exception with the outcome, but he has to wonder... why wasn't there 100% support for these fantastic players? Sure, they weren't legends like Ruth or Mays, but who is? Maybe it's time to adopt some more realistic expectations. Click here to read more.


PSA SPORTS HISTORY

Turning Pro (Part IV): The First 18 Years of Super Sunday
Green Bay wins the first Super Bowl... and the second. The "Heidi" game. Dempsey kicks one from 63 yards. The immaculate reception. Lots of rule changes. O.J. runs for 2,000 yards. The game moves indoors. The players' strike and the Super Bowl Tournament. Click here to read all about it.

PSA VINTAGE SET REVIEW

1949 Bowman Baseball Complete Set: 240 or 252 Cards?
The 1949 Bowman set can stir up a lot of memories... and maybe a lot of confusion if you aren't familiar with the print history of the set. Does it contain 240, 252, or maybe even 324 cards? In this article, collector Ron Hobbs traces the history of the highly collectible 1949 Bowman set. Click here to read more.

SET REGISTRY SPOTLIGHT

Mrichards (A set for my wife) - The Number One Current Finest 1935 Gallaher Movie Stars Set
Fun! Fun! Fun! We are always thrilled when a new set is loaded complete with images. It makes viewing the set online such a treat. Mrichards loaded up his Gallaher Movie Stars set with every card having an image. Not only that, but the set has a high grade point average of 7.98. And to further enhance the appeal, the Mrichards set is a sentimental journey. Click here to see why!

Grading Special! If you are collecting pre-1972 cards, you can send your commons in for just $7 a card with no minimum! (Commons are those cards that are not priced in the Sports Market Report.) This special expires February 28th. Click here for details.

REMINDER. We are continuing to have problems with registrants not releasing sold cards from their sets in a timely manner. In order to keep customer service costs down and your Set Registry running smoothly, it is important that all users update their sets frequently. When you have sold a card from your set, you should immediately delete that card and send your set in for validation. Your cooperation will allow Customer Service to concentrate on the continuing expansion and improvement of the Registry. Thank you.

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].


OUR READERS ASK

Question: Now that Eddie Murray is a Hall of Famer, does that mean his cards will go up in value?

Answer: Not necessarily. Eddie Murray was considered by many to be a shoe-in for the Hall so his cards went up in value long before he received the call. Similarly, a player who looks to be on the verge of breaking a record will see their cards peak long before they actually reach the record.


COLLECTORS SURVEY

It's time to get back in the PSA time-travel machine! Which one of these great sporting events do you want to see the most (if it were really possible)?

  1. Ernie Nevers of the Chicago Cardinals scores 40 points in one NFL game!
  2. Wilt Chamberlain scores 100 points in one NBA game!
  3. Frank Selvy scores 100 points in one college game for Furman!
  4. Nolan Ryan pitches his seventh no-hitter!
  5. Babe Ruth breaks his own record with home run #60 in 1927!

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

Results from last survey: 46% selected 1952 Topps Baseball as the best baseball set of all time. Click here for a complete breakdown.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

See PSA in California!

West Coast Sports Collectors Convention
February 7 - 9, 2003
Hollywood Park Casino and Convention Center
3883 W. Century Blvd.
Inglewood, CA 90303

Tri-Star San Francisco
February 14 - 16, 2003
Cow Palace
2600 Geneva Avenue
Daly City, CA

Long Beach Coin & Collectibles Show
February 26 - March 2, 2003
Long Beach Convention Center
100 S. Pine Avenue
Long Beach, CA

West Coast Sports Collectors Convention and Tri-Star San Francisco: PSA will be accepting cards for all PSA grading levels at the show. Cards submitted will be graded by PSA and returned via mail.
  • Special $10/10 Day Show Service: $10 per card for 10 business day turnaround.
Autograph Experts, James Spence and Steve Grad will be on-site to offer authentication for previously signed memorabilia.

For more information about the West Coast Collectors show, go to: www.halloffamesports.com and click on "West Coast Sports Collectors Convention," or click here. For directions to the show, click here.

Long Beach Show: PSA will be accepting cards for "Next Day Show Service" at $35 per card. Cards must be submitted by 12 noon on Wednesday and/or Thursday for next day delivery. PSA is also accepting cards at all PSA grading levels at the Long Beach show. Cards submitted at other services will be graded by PSA and returned via mail. For more information about the Long Beach Coin & Collectibles show, go to: www.longbeachshow.com. For directions to the show, click here.

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


On-site Grading in the Philadelphia area

82nd Philadelphia Sports Card Show
Ft. Washington Expo Center
1100 Virginia Drive
Ft. Washington, PA
February 28 - March 2, 2003

82nd Philadelphia Sports Card Show: PSA will be grading on-site at the show.
  • Guaranteed Same-Day Service: $50 per card.
  • Standard Show Service (same or next day at show) -- only $25 per card (limited time only; turnaround varies with demand).
  • Special $10/10 Day Show Service: $10 per card for 10 business day turnaround.

PSA will also be accepting cards for all PSA grading levels at the show. Cards submitted will be graded at PSA and returned via mail.

For more information about the show, call: 215-641-4500.

Bonus! Autograph Experts, James Spence and Steve Grad will be on-site to offer authentication for previously signed memorabilia.


Superior Sports Presents
THE SPRING 2003 CARD AND MEMORABILIA AUCTION

Here is a partial listing of material in this auction:
AUCTION CLOSING DATE: Thursday, March 27, 2003
CONSIGNMENT DEADLINE: February 7, 2003

If you are interested in seeing your valued items in this incredible auction or receiving a free copy of the catalog, then please contact Chris Porter at 231-922-9862.

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