PSA Insider - June 7, 2005 | Vol. 6 Number 12 
 
 
 
 

PSA HOBBY NEWS

Mile High Card Company Sets the Bar Even Higher by Eclipsing 1.6 Million in Their May 25th Auction
By procuring some of the finest sportscards and memorabilia available, Mile High Card Company has collectors taking notice. Records were smashed at Mile High's May 25th Auction, which brought in a record $1,639,519.00 in total sales. Firm bidding brought high prices on PSA graded singles, complete and partial card sets, "low pop" commons and more. Click here for more details.

Naxcom.com Announces Second Annual "Vintage Invitational" Presented by PSA, Old Cardboard and MJ Roop
32 dealers of vintage sports memorabilia will compete for cash prizes. Collectors will have a chance to buy from a spectacular array of items. Click here to read more about it.

PSA SET REVIEW

Chasing Teddy Ballgame
PSA's All Time Best 1959 Fleer Ted Williams set was previously owned by one of the great collectors in the hobby, John Branca. However, the "Branca Set" was recently sold at a highly publicized auction to Jason Schlossberg. Unbelievably, Jason has not only preserved the set, he's made it better! Click here to find out how.

Buyers, Consignors, Sellers: Memory Lane is the Place
for High-end Graded Cards and Authenticated Material!
Call us now 877-606-5263 (LANE) or email [email protected].
See our Web store www.memorylaneinc.com - over 300 high graded cards!

PSA COLLECTORS SPOTLIGHT

The Pride and Passion of Sergio Delgado: Top 200 Book Impassions Miami Collector
In his youth, Sergio Delgado built a fine collection by amassing just the cards featuring his favorite players. He sold it, and stopped collecting altogether. But then he read The Top 200 Sportscards in the Hobby and began anew. Only now, he's collecting the top baseball cards of all. Click here to read more.


SET REGISTRY SPOTLIGHT

The Kaufman Collection - The Number One Current Finest 1910 Mecca Champions Boxing (T220) Set
A PSA Set Registry "Best of the Registry" winner in 2003 and 2004, the owner of the Kaufman collection maintains a substantial lead with a 6.82 GPA on this tough tobacco card set. Click here to enjoy. This collector has also completed another tough set, the 1926 Lambert & Butler Who is Who in Sports.

July Set Registry Luncheon Invitations Emailed
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. Invitations were emailed out to you on May 25th. Please send your RSVP by July 15th. We look forward to seeing old friends and new members this July.

Set Registry Policy Reminder
In order to add a card to your set, you must own and have possession of the card. Do not add cards after you have purchased them in auction until you have the card in hand. Many eBay sellers, for example, do not image the actual card you purchase. This means, there is a high probability the card imaged belongs to another member. Your cooperation in this matter is greatly appreciated.

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.

24 Hours Wait After Grades are Posted
There is a lag time between the posting of grades online and the time the PSA database is updated with your certification numbers. If you attempt to add cards before your certification numbers have been updated in the database, you will get an error message. Therefore, please allow 24 hours after your grades are posted before attempting to add new cards to your sets.

Set Registry Special!
1972-1992 $5 per card. No minimum. No guaranteed turnaround. (Excludes Super Sized and Autographed cards.) Click here for details.

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: How does PSA approach the grading of ticket stubs when it comes to the dotted line found near the tear?

Answer: Generally speaking, PSA approaches ticket stubs by grading the stub up to the dotted line. If there is extra paper outside of the line, it will not usually cause a downgrade. On the other hand, if the ticket was torn violently and the tear encroaches on the stub, well within the dotted line, it could cause a downgrade because the eye-appeal may be affected greatly.


COLLECTORS SURVEY

How many games will be played in the NBA Finals?

  1. 4
  2. 5
  3. 6
  4. 7

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

Results from last survey: 29% selected Greg Maddux's modern baseball rookie card as the most undervalued. Click here for a complete breakdown.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

See PSA at These Upcoming Shows!

Chicago SportsFest

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

June 24-26, 2005

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.

Chicago SportsFest

  • 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:
Friday, 6/24/05: 10am - 8pm
Saturday, 6/25/05: 10am - 6pm
Sunday, 6/26/05: 10am - 4pm



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 - 9 pm (Sneak Peek for VIP members)
Thursday, 7/28/05: 10 am - 6 pm
Friday, 7/29/05: 10 am - 6 pm
Saturday, 7/30/05: 10 - 6 pm
Sunday, 7/31/05: 10 am - 5 pm



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.

Public Hours:
To Be Determined



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