PSA Insider - June 21, 2005 | Vol. 6 Number 13 
 
 
 
 

PSA HOBBY NEWS

PSA World Series of Autograph Authentication
How well do you know your autographs? The first-ever PSA World Series of Autograph Authentication will be held at this summer's 26th annual National Sports Collectors Convention. Click here for more details.

Sotheby's and SportCards Plus Sell Babe Ruth Contract For $996,000
The buyer was Peter Siegel, owner of Gotta Have It Collectibles, Inc., the historic collectibles dealer in New York, New York. Six bidders competed for the contract in the room and on the phone, but Siegel ultimately triumphed over an anonymous phone bidder. Click here for the full story.

"The Black Wagner" - The Finest Josh Gibson Baseball Card Headlines Lelands.com June 2005 Auction
The first World Series medal, the Clemente Collection, Negro League items galore, historic baseballs, boxing items and much more will be among the 2,500+ lots in the June 2005 auction. Click here to read more about it.

PSA SET REVIEW

Forty Years Young: A Look at the 1965 Topps Baseball Set
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the 1965 Topps baseball card set, which is one of the more attainable Topps sets from the 1960s. The '65 set is a great one to start with if you're looking to put together a set from that decade. Jim Churilla takes us through it. Click here to read on.



www.memorylaneinc.com

June 24-26 • Booth 1309
Call for advance appointment - (877) 606-5263 (LANE)


** The Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
(Formerly the Rosemont Convention Center), Rosemont, IL

PSA SPORTS HISTORY

Chicago White Sox: The Legendary Longsuffering of Chi Town's Storied Southsiders
The years 1906 and 1917 were great ones for White Sox fans, as the boys from Chi Town clenched World Series victories. Then came 1919 and the Black Sox scandal, and things haven't gone so well since. In this article, David Laurell looks back at the "cursed" history of the White Sox and ponders their future. Will 2005 be the year that the curse is lifted? Click here to read more.


SET REGISTRY SPOTLIGHT

Qualitycards - The Number One Current Finest 2000 Collectors Edge Graded Uncirculated Football Set
This is nearly a perfect Gem Mint 10 set! At the present time, no set can have a higher rating. Qualitycards received top honors in 2002, 2003 and 2004 and has given a detailed and educational description of this set which is worth reading. Click here to enjoy.

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. 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.

Set Registry Special Ending June 30th!
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: Why do some MLB players only sign on the side panel at the ballpark?

Answer: Great question. While this is not true in all cases, some players are restricted from signing on the sweet spot due to contractual obligations with certain companies. Other players tend to sign on the side panel merely out of habit. This practice was very common in the past as well. Mel Ott and Mark McGwire were two players who signed quite a bit on the side panel during their careers.


COLLECTORS SURVEY

What NBA player would you want on your team going into Game 7 of the Finals?

  1. Michael Jordan
  2. Shaquille O'Neal
  3. Larry Bird
  4. Wilt Chamberlain
  5. Magic Johnson

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

Results from last survey: 56% answered that the NBA Finals will be over in 6 games. 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 - 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



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