PSA Insider - July 6, 2005 | Vol. 6 Number 14 
 
 
 
 

PSA HOBBY NEWS

MastroNet's Most Recent Classic Collector Auction Tops $2 Million
With bids totaling over $2 million, MastroNet's recent all-Internet Classic Collector Auction became the top sale of its kind. MastroNet's new 30-minute closing rule garnered positive reactions as 1,399 of the auction's 1,400 lots sold. Top sellers included a 1915 Cracker Jack Joe Jackson card and a complete 1912-13 C57 Hockey set. Click here for all the details.

PSA EDITORIAL

Picture This
Over the past year, which sport collectible has increased in relative popularity more than any other in the marketplace? Could it be game-used bats? How about low population PSA Graded commons? Perhaps PSA graded tickets, vintage photos or vintage autographs? PSA President Joe Orlando knows the answer and the reasons why. Click here to read on.

Coming Aug. 11th!
SUMMER BLOCKBUSTER!
Buried Treasure III Card and Ball Auction
Hard to Find - Tough high grade cards

Click to register Now
Lot Preview & bidding starts July 25 • For free Catalog call 877-606-5263 or email [email protected]

PSA PLAYER SPOTLIGHT

Tim Duncan: The NBA's Most Underrated Player is a Champion Again
He's a superb technician who wields his power with finesse. He seems to possess a sixth sense for knowing when a teammate is open or well positioned for a jump shot. Defensively, he's as solid as they come. So why does Sports Illustrated call him boring? He may not be flashy, but Tim Duncan has earned his share of respect. Click here to read more.


SET REGISTRY SPOTLIGHT

Scott L. Whittenburg - The Number One Current Finest 1970 Milton Bradley Baseball Set
Scott has held the number one spot for this set for two years running, receiving "Best of the Registry" certificates for 2003 and 2004. With the exception of the Sam McDowell card, every card in this set is a PSA Gem Mint 10. In addition, Scott has treated us with images for every card. Click here to enjoy.

   

New Set Registry Special!
$12 per card/5 business days - cards valued up to $500. No minimum. (Excludes Super Sized and Autographed cards.) Click here for details.

Set Registry Luncheon
This year's PSA Set RegistrySM luncheon will be held on Friday, July 29, 2005 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois, during the National Sports Collectible Show. We must receive your RSVP no later than 7/15/05! Click here to RSVP.

Player Set Card Additions
Before attempting to add a card to a player set, please take a moment to check the set composition to make certain that the card is listed. You will find the link to the set composition under the Current Set listing. Attempting to add cards that are not in the set generates an email to Set Registry customer service regardless if the card is in the set or not. These emails must be researched, thus causing a slow-down in the update of specs for members attempting to add cards that are listed in the sets. If you have cards that need to be added to the set composite, then please use our online form for New Player Cards which is located on the Set Request page. Thank you for your courtesy and cooperation.

Change in Free Grading Policy
We will no longer be issuing free grading codes by email. Should you qualify for free grading, email your name, address and phone number to [email protected] and you will be mailed a submission form to be used exclusively for your free gradings. For more information, click on the BENEFITS link which is at the top of every web page in the Set Registry.

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:

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.

Fun, informative, and sometimes controversial, the PSA Set RegistrySM 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 RegistrySM is a work in progress and we invite your comments and ideas. Send your suggestions to [email protected].


PSA Q & A

Question: Why are the T206 Portraits considered the most desirable of all the poses in the set?

Answer: Well, most collectors feel that the artwork and eye-appeal are superior on the portraits in the T206 set, resulting in higher demand for these poses. The portraits, on the other hand, are not necessarily the scarcest cards in the set. Many of the non-portrait shots are actually more difficult to find, especially in top grades. Just check your PSA Population Report for the latest numbers and you will see evidence of this.


COLLECTORS SURVEY

If you had a choice, where would you like to see the National Sports Collectors Convention held next?

  1. Southern California
  2. St. Louis
  3. Atlantic City
  4. Cleveland
  5. Philadelphia

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

Results from last survey: 58% picked Michael Jordan as the one player to have on the team that is going to Game 7. Click here for a complete breakdown.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

See PSA at These Upcoming Shows!

The National 26th Annual Sports Collectors Convention

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

July 27-31, 2005

Show Info:
For more information on The National, visit www.thenationalconvention.com.

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

The National 26th Annual Sports Collectors Convention

  • PSA will be offering on-site grading Thursday 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:
Wednesday, 7/27/05: 5 - 9pm (Sneak Peek for VIP members)
Thursday, 7/28/05: 10am - 6pm
Friday, 7/29/05: 10am - 6pm
Saturday, 7/30/05: 10am - 6pm
Sunday, 7/31/05: 10am - 5pm



San Jose Sports Fair

Location:
Parkside Hall
San Jose Convention Center
San Jose, CA

August 12-14, 2005

Show Info:
For more information on the San Jose Sports Fair, visit www.naxcom.com.

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

San Jose Sports Fair

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

Public Hours:
Friday, 8/12/05: 3pm - 8pm
Saturday, 8/13/05: 10am - 6pm
Sunday, 8/14/05: 10am - 4pm



Tri-Star Labor Day Weekend Show

Location:
Concourse Center
San Francisco, CA

September 2-5, 2005

Show Info:
For more information on The Tri-Star Labor Day Weekend Show visit www.tristarproductions.com.

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

Tri-Star Labor Day Weekend Show

  • 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



West Coast Collectors Convention

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

September 9-11, 2005

Show Info:
For more information on The West Coast Collectors Convention, visit www.halloffamesports.com or www.naxcom.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.
  • PSA/DNA autograph experts will be available to authenticate your previously signed autographs on-site.

Public Hours:
To Be Determined



92nd Philadelphia Sports Card and Memorabilia Show

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

September 23-25, 2005

Show Info:
For more information on 92nd 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.

92nd 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.
  • PSA/DNA autograph experts will be available to authenticate your previously signed autographs on-site.

Public Hours:
To Be Determined



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