PSA Insider - Nov. 11, 2003 | Vol. 4 Number 23 
 
 
 

PSA VINTAGE SET REVIEW

A Closer Look at the 1967 Topps Baseball Set
Thanks to a pure, bright and colorful design, as well as a healthy selection of star cards and rookies, the 1967 Topps set stands out as one of the better baseball sets of the 1960s. In this article, 1967 Topps enthusiast Alan Cowart shares his vast knowledge of this particular issue. Click here to read on.

PSA EXPERT'S CORNER

Signing Habits and Signature Analysis of Derek Jeter
It's no secret that Derek Jeter is one of the best baseballers currently playing the game. But he's also one of the nicest, especially to autograph seekers, as he's a gracious signer both at and away from the ballpark. Autograph expert Zach Rullo explores the signing habits of this Yankee superstar. Click here to read on.


PSA PLAYER SPOTLIGHT

Autograph Analysis and Signing Habits of Hall of Fame Third Baseman James Joseph "Jimmy" Collins
Jimmy Collins was perhaps the first truly great third baseman, if not the best of all time. His contributions to the game of baseball have secured his popularity, and Jimmy Collins signed items, while scarce, are always in demand. Autograph expert James Spence examines the career of this Hall of Famer and explains how to tell a genuine Collins signature from the fakes. Click here to read more.

SET REGISTRY SPOTLIGHT

Paul's Diamond Stars - The Number One Current Finest 1934-36 Diamond Stars Master Set
The Diamond Star master set composite was recently added to the Registry. This set requires every date and variety and Paul is the Diamond Star King! His set is 100% complete with a rating of 7.02. He has also provided an interesting and informative article about the Diamond Stars. Click here to view this set and read what he has to say.

2003 PSA Set Registry Awards
The judges have made their decisions and winners will be announced soon! Watch the PSA Set Registry web site for a list of the 2003 PSA Set Registry award winners.

New Set Registry Special! Star cards or cross-overs can be submitted for just $10 a card/no minimum. Turnaround time is five business days -- GUARANTEED. Click here for details.

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. Note: Due to an increase in requests, current load time is approximately 3-4 weeks. Thanks in advance for your patience.

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: I have a large collection of 1950s baseball cards but I cannot decide what to grade first. What should I do?

Answer: Well, as a first time submitter, my suggestion would be to select the most important keys like a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle or a 1955 Topps Roberto Clemente and try those first. Taking the time to select the more valuable cards from that era would be most beneficial to you and the best way to test the grading process. After receiving your cards back, you can use those grades as a basis for future submissions.


COLLECTORS SURVEY

Who is the best basketball player of all time?

  1. Michael Jordan
  2. Wilt Chamberlain
  3. Magic Johnson
  4. Larry Bird
  5. Bill Russell

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

Results from last survey: 43% believe that Joe Torre is the best manager in baseball. Click here for a complete breakdown.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Superior Sports Fall Festival Auction Is Now Online

Superior's latest auction, which will be conducted live at the Chicago Sun-Times Sports Collectibles Convention on November 22, is now online for pre-sale bidding. This auction offers some truly great material for collectors at all levels. From Sammy Sosa game worn items, to sports cards of all types, to an actual Willie Mays game worn glove, it's in here! Please click here to take an online stroll through the lots -- there's sure to be something there for you!


See PSA at These Upcoming Shows!

27th Annual Chicago
Sun-Times
Convention

Location:
Donald E. Stephens
Convention Center
5555 N. River Road
Rosemont, IL

November 21 - 23, 2003

Show Info:
For more information on the 27th Annual Chicago Sun-Times Convention visit www.sportsnewsproductions.net.

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

On-site grading available!

PSA will be offering on-site grading at the following prices:

  • $35 per card for the same or next day service
  • $50 per card for two hour service guaranteed

Cut-off time for same day/next day service is 12 noon on Sunday 11/23.

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

PSA/DNA autograph experts will be available to authenticate your previously signed autographs on-site.



PSA Saturday

Date: December 6, 2003
Time: 10am - 2pm

Location:
Collectors Universe
1921 E. Alton Ave.
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Show Info:
For more information on the PSA Saturday Show or PSA services, call PSA Customer Service at (800) 325-1121 or visit www.psacard.com.

PSA SATURDAY SPECIAL SERVICE - NO SHIPPING COSTS!!

  • $10 per card - Submit your cards at PSA Saturday on December 6th for pick-up at the next PSA Saturday Show, January 3rd, 2004.

    You may also have your cards mailed to you. Return shipping fees will apply. Please refer to the shipping chart located on the reverse side of all PSA invoices.

Admission is free! PSA representatives are available to answer questions and accept submissions for all levels of service.



85th Philadelphia Sports Card & Memorabilia show

Location:
Fort Washington Expo Ctr.
1100 Virginia Drive
Fort Washington, PA 19034

December 5 - 7, 2003

Show Info:
For more information on the 85th Philly Show, visit www.phillyshow.org.

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

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

PSA/DNA autograph experts will be available to authenticate your previously signed autographs on-site.

SHOW SPECIAL SERVICE

  • $10 per card 10 day turnaround time.


1st Annual World of Sports Collectibles Show

Location:
Orange County
Convention Center
9800 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819

January 9 - 14, 2004

Show Info:
For more information on the 1st Annual World of Sports Show visit www.worldofsportscollectibles.com.

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

On-site grading available!

PSA will be offering on-site grading January 9 - 11 at the following prices:

  • $35 per card for the same or next day service
  • $50 per card for two hour service guaranteed

Cut-off time for same day/next day service is 12 noon on Sunday, January 11.

PSA representatives will be available to answer all questions and accept submissions for all levels of service through Wednesday, January 14.

PSA/DNA autograph experts will be available to authenticate your previously signed autographs on-site.



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