PSA Insider - Mar. 30, 2004 | Vol. 5 Number 7 
 
 
 

PSA MARKET NEWS

Cards Aren't Lost in the Shuffle in the Goodwin & Co. Auction
The results are in from Goodwin & Co.'s 100-lot March 12th Auction. Highlights included a 1960 Carl Yastrzemski rookie (PSA 9) which sold for $5,244, and a 1940 Play Ball Ted Williams (PSA 10) which went for $79,410.

MastroNet Prepares to Let Unprecedented Auction Treasures Out of the Box
Over 100 lots of unopened Sports and Non-Sports wax boxes will headline the major April auction event, which also features graded cards and sets, historical relics, game-used memorabilia and much more.

Robert Edward Auctions' May 1, 2004 Sale Highlights
The May 1 sale will be highlighted by extraordinary newly discovered documents relating to "The Origins of Baseball."

Heritage is ready to "Play Ball" in the sports collectibles market!
Heritage Galleries & Auctioneers, the World's Largest Collectible Auctioneer, is proud to enter the sports collecting arena in a major way. Sign-up now, fill out a WantList, get registered to win, and come back often as we ramp up our powerful auctions and inventory programs over the next few months.

PSA PLAYER SPOTLIGHTS

A Melo Fellow's Accent
Players like Carmelo Anthony "only come around once in your lifetime," according to University of Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim. Few young players show such an understanding of the game, or such on-court prowess, or such devotion to teamwork as this future superstar from Baltimore. This Melo fellow is truly one to watch. Click here to read more.

The Duke of Flatbush
If you asked a New Yorker during the 1950s or '60s who was the greatest centerfielder, you would have heard "Mickey Mantle" and "Willie Mays" a lot, but you also would have heard "Duke Snider." The cocky Duke may have a reputation for bull-headedness, but his exploits on the diamond have made him a permanent favorite among Dodger fans and card collectors. This article examines the career and the cards of "The Silver Fox." Click here to read on.


SET REGISTRY SPOTLIGHT

 
Steve's New York Mets - Mets Team Sets 1962-Present
When Steve contacted us last year and asked us to load Mets team set composites because he had a huge collection, we got all the Vintage sets online prior to the Set Registry Awards. Steve was awarded seven "Best of the Registry" awards for his 1964-66 and 1968-71 sets. Since then we have added Mets team sets for 1972-2002 and Steve has a set for every year! This collector is aiming for a big award in 2004. Stay tuned. Click here to view Steve's 1964 set. Then click on "Registrant's other sets" to see all of Steve's sets.

Set Registry Special! 5-day turnaround/$10 a card! 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 RegistryTM 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 Hank Aaron batting left-handed on his 1957 Topps card -- was he a switch hitter early in his career?

Answer: Hank Aaron was one of the greatest hitters of all-time; however, he batted right-handed only. This popular card is a result of a reverse negative that placed Aaron hitting from the left side instead of the right. This "error" card was never corrected. If it were corrected, the variation would certainly bring a premium.


COLLECTORS SURVEY

Which of these baseball cards, value aside, would you most want to own?

  1. T206 Honus Wagner
  2. 1933 Goudey Babe Ruth #53
  3. 1934 Goudey Lou Gehrig #37
  4. 1954 Topps Hank Aaron
  5. 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle

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

Results from last survey: 52% believe that A-Rod will be the biggest story in baseball during the first half of the season. Click here for a complete breakdown.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

See PSA at These Upcoming Shows!

PSA Saturday

Date: April 3, 2004
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 valued at $2500.00 or less at PSA Saturday on April 3 for pick-up at the next PSA Saturday, May 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.



87th Philadelphia Sports Card and Memorabilia Show

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

April 30 - May 2, 2004

Show Info:
For more information on the 86th 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 will be offering on-site grading Friday through Sunday. Last day for same day service is Sunday 12:00pm.

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

Public hours:
4/30 - Friday - 5pm-9:00pm
5/1 - Saturday - 9:00am-5pm
5/2 - Sunday - 9:00am-4pm



PSA Saturday

Date: May 1, 2004
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 valued at $2500.00 or less at PSA Saturday on May 1 for pick-up at the next PSA Saturday, held at The West Coast Collectors Convention located at the Hollywood Park Casino and Convention Center in Inglewood, CA on June 5th.

    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.



West Coast Collectors Convention

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

June 4-6, 2004

Show Info:
For more information on the West Coast Collectors Convention, visit www.halloffamesports.com.

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

SUBMIT YOUR CARDS TO PSA DIRECTLY!!!

  • Submit any card valued at $2500 or less at $10 per card for 10 day turnaround! This offer is only good at the West Coast Collectors Convention, so bring your cards and visit us at the show.
  • Orders submitted at the PSA Saturday Show on May 1st will be available for pick-up at the West Coast Collectors Convention only!
  • PSA/DNA autograph experts will be available to authenticate your previously signed autographs on-site.


Chicago SportsFest

Location:
Donald E. Stephens Conv. Ctr.
5555 N River Rd.
Rosemont, IL 60018

June 25 - 27, 2004

Show Info:
For more information on SportsFest, visit www.krause.com.

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 your questions and accept submissions for all levels of service through Sunday.

PSA/DNA will be available on site to authenticate your previously signed items.

Public hours:
6/25 - Friday - 10am-8:00pm
6/26 - Saturday - 10:00am-6pm
6/27 - Sunday - 10:00am-4pm



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