PSA Insider - Sept. 2, 2003 | Vol. 4 Number 18 
 
 
 

PSA MARKET REPORT

Auction Action: Campy Items Set Records at Hunt Auction
Items from the personal collection of Roy Campanella highlighted Hunt's annual late summer auction, held August 22 and 23. Campy items included a game-worn catcher's mitt that sold for $41,800, a HOF display plaque that went for $12,100, and his Brooklyn Dodgers warm up jacket that brought $34,100. Figural pieces, tobacco items, vintage cards, autographed material and the collection of HOF pitcher Bob Lemon rounded out the sale. Click here to read more.

PSA COLLECTOR SPOTLIGHT

Mark Lewis Says: I've Got You Babe
Babe Ruth is more than a star -- he's an icon. He rose from extremely humble beginnings to become perhaps the best loved ballplayer of all time. And just as the exploits of the Bambino still inspire awe in baseball fans, the Babe Ruth collection of Mark Lewis can awe even the most seasoned collector. In this article David Laurell explores both Ruth's amazing career and Lewis's astounding collection. Click here to read more.


PSA SPORTS TRIVIA

World Series MVP: Who was Best with the World Championship on the Line? (Part II)
The 1981 MVP award was shared among three players. Orel Hershiser is brilliant in the 1988 Series and Jack Morris equally so in 1991. Who won in 1994? No one! Randy and Curt pitch the Snakes to a surprise win over the Yankees. Troy Glaus wins the award in 2002. Click here to read more.

SET REGISTRY SPOTLIGHT

J Jet J's Collection - Tied for The Number One 1976 Buckmans Disc Basketball Set
- AND -
Museum of Sports History - Tied for The Number One 1976 Buckmans Disc Basketball Set

Both have a GPA of 10. Both are 100% complete with a set rating of 10. You can't get better than this!

New Set Registry Grading Special! If you are collecting 1950s baseball cards, you can submit your commons for $6 a card with a 25-card minimum. Click here for details.

The 2003 PSA Set Registry Awards deadline is only two months away. Be certain to get your sets updated before October 31st. 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.

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: Why is there such disparity in value between some handwritten and typewritten letters?

Answer: Well, some players, such as Ty Cobb, were known for handwriting a lot of their letters, so the letters do not sell for a huge premium above typed letters. On the other hand, some major stars like Babe Ruth would very rarely handwrite letters so the handwritten ones sell for much more than the typed examples based on pure scarcity. In addition, the handwriting provides a personal touch too and more perceived value.


COLLECTORS SURVEY

Last year the readers of this eZine correctly chose a Miami-Ohio State showdown for the NCAA football championship. We're impressed and ready for your choice for this season. Who's going to win it all?

  1. Oklahoma! Boomer Sooner and all that. They've got a killer schedule but they look ready.
  2. Ohio State! The Buckeyes are loaded and they'll roll to another championship.
  3. Miami! There's a new quarterback but almost everyone else is back for this powerful squad.
  4. Texas! Another new quarterback but, once again, the nucleus of greatness is there.
  5. Someone else! Kansas State, USC, Florida State or a team out of nowhere.

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

Results from last survey: 41% believe that Philadelphia is going to win it all this year in the NFL. Click here for a complete breakdown.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

See PSA at These Upcoming Shows!

The West Coast Sports Collectors Convention

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

September 4 - 7, 2003

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.



84th Philadelphia Sports Card Show

Location:
Fort Washington Expo Center
1100 Virginia Drive
Fort Washington, PA 19034

September 19 - 21, 2003

Show Info:
For more information on the 84th Philadelphia Sports Card Show, call the Eastern Pennsylvania Sports Collectors Club, Inc. at (215) 643-0910 or visit www.phillyshow.org.

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 9/21.

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.



PSA Saturday

Date: October 4, 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 October 4th for pick-up at the next PSA Saturday Show, November 1st.

    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.



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