PSA Insider - December 20, 2005 | Vol. 6 Number 26 
 
 
 
 

PSA HOBBY NEWS

MastroNet's Latest Premier Auction Tops $13.5 Million
MastroNet's latest auction set a new industry record for the most successful auction of its kind in history. Highlights of the sale included a 1912 T3 Turkey Red Premiums Set, a PSA-8 1911 T3 Turkey Red Cabinet Ty Cobb, and an Abraham Lincoln Signed Father and Son Brady Studio portrait. MastroNet is now gearing up for upcoming auctions in February and March. Click here to read more.


Sotheby's and SCP Auctions Sell the Original Plaster Cast of the Heisman Trophy Sculpture for $228,000
The original 1935 plaster cast of the Heisman trophy, the most significant award in college football, sold for $228,000 in Sotheby's and SCP Auctions' December 10th sale. Other highlights included autographed Boston Red Stocking cards, game-used bats from Mickey Mantle and Harmon Killebrew, handwritten letters from Jackie Robinson and Lou Gehrig, plus more. Click here for more details.


PSA SET REVIEW

The 1961 Topps Baseball Set: In A Word, "Expansive"
1961 was the first year of expansion in professional baseball, and Topps responded by "expanding" their yearly baseball set to a whopping 587 cards. Despite its somewhat dull design, many collectors now consider the 1961 Topps set a classic. It has several interesting variations, a few mistakes, and is among the toughest to complete of all Topps sets. Click here to read more.

PSA TRIVIA

Did You Know?
Do you know who hit the first home run in Ebbets Field? Or who was the first major leaguer to enlist to fight in WWII? If sports trivia is your thing, read this article to find out! Click here to read more.


PSA SET REGISTRY SM SPOTLIGHT

The Set Registry Staff would like to take this opportunity to extend all of you warm wishes for a wonderful holiday season. We are grateful for all of the fantastic support our Set Registry members have shown us and it has been our pleasure to serve you in 2005. We look forward to having more fun and growth in 2006. Happy New Year!

April Black, Gayle Kean, Cosetta Robbins, and BJ Searls

PSA will be closed Friday, December 23 through Monday, December 26th and reopen for business on Tuesday, December 27th. Please allow an extra 72 hours for spec additions and other customer service issues to be resolved the week of the 27th. Thank you in advance for your patience.

   
Hurry! Set Registry Special Deadline End of December
$12 per card/5 business days - cards valued up to $500. No minimum. (Excludes Super Sized and Autographed cards). 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. The following are new set composites added to the Registry:

Bookmark these important links!
To request a new set:
http://www.psacard.com/set_registry/set_request.chtml

To request a card addition to an established player set:
http://www.psacard.com/set_registry/player_additions.chtml

To delete a card from all sets at once: http://user.collectors.com/psa/set_registry/delete_items.chtml

To update your email address:
http://www.psacard.com/join/update.chtml

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 Registry is a work in progress and we invite your comments and ideas. Send your suggestions to [email protected].


PSA Q & A

Question: I know PSA started grading hand-cut cards a couple of years ago but I rarely see any 1959 Bazooka examples in the marketplace -- why?

Answer: The 1959 Bazooka cards are very, very tough for a couple of key reasons. First, most of the cards have creasing because many of the boxes are found in handled condition. Second, most of the examples that have been removed from the box were removed years ago and they were unfortunately cut inside the lines. The placement of the cards on the box created problems as well. These cards are certainly tough to locate in nice shape.


COLLECTORS SURVEY

Who is the best quarterback of the last 20 years?

  1. Joe Montana
  2. John Elway
  3. Brett Favre
  4. Peyton Manning
  5. Dan Marino

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

Results from last survey: 36% picked the 1939 Play Ball as the Ted Williams card that they would like to own the most. Click here for a complete breakdown.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

See PSA at These Upcoming Shows!

PSA Public Friday

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

January 20, 2006

Show Info:
For more information on PSA Public Friday, visit www.psacard.com.

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

PSA Public Friday

  • PSA representatives will be available to answer all your questions and accept submissions for all levels of service for PSA and PSA/DNA.

Public Hours:
10am - 4pm



West Coast Collectors Convention

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

February 10-12, 2006

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.

West Coast Collectors Convention

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

Public Hours:
To be determined...



PSA Public Friday

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

February 17, 2006

Show Info:
For more information on PSA Public Friday, visit www.psacard.com.

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

PSA Public Friday

  • PSA representatives will be available to answer all your questions and accept submissions for all levels of service for PSA and PSA/DNA.

Public Hours:
10am - 4pm



11th Annual Winter Tri-Star Show

Location:
Cow Palace
2600 Geneva Avenue
Daly City, CA 94014

February 24-26, 2006

Show Info:
For more information on the Tri-Star Shows, visit www.tristarproductions.com.

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

11th Annual Winter Tri-Star Show

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

Public Hours:
To be determined...



94th Philadelphia Sports Card and Memorabilia Show

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

March 3-5, 2006

Show Info:
For more information on the 94th 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.

94th Philadelphia Sports Card and Memorabilia Show

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

Public Hours:
To be determined...



32nd Annual Chicago Sun-Times Sports Collectors Convention

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

March 24-26, 2006

Show Info:
For more information on the Chicago Sun-Times Show, click here.

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

32nd Annual Chicago Sun-Times Sports Collectors Convention

  • PSA will be offering on-site grading; prices to be announced.
  • PSA representatives will be available to answer all your 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.

Public Hours:
To be determined...



© 1999 - 2005 Collectors Universe. All Rights Reserved.