PSA Insider - October 12, 2005 | Vol. 6 Number 21 
 
 
 
 

PSA COLLECTOR'S CORNER

Michael Rakosi: The Slam Dunk Champ of Hoop Card Collecting
Lots of people love basketball, but few have Michael Rakosi's deep and abiding passion for the game and its history. His love of the game has led him to compile complete Lakers and Celtics sets, as well as a complete set of Jerry West and Oscar Robertson offerings. Not only that, but he owns the highest graded examples of the "Big Three" vintage basketball sets. His collection is truly a slam dunk. Click here to read about it.

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PSA HOBBY NEWS

AmericanMemorabilia.com World Series Auction Is On Now
AmericanMemorabilia.com World Series Auction is on now and will close on October 20, 2005. Highlights include an expansive collection of 1952 - '55 Red Man Tobacco baseball cards, the Dominique Wilkins Basketball Collection, game used items from Jerry Rice, Willie Stargell, Joe Montana, and Gaylord Perry, rock 'n' roll memorabilia, and more. Click here for more details.

PSA SET REVIEW

Collecting the 1960 Topps Baseball Set
Few baseball card sets have combined vibrant color with an abundance of information quite like the 1960 Topps set. Featuring striking, bright colors and eye-popping photos, the cards were jam-packed with data on all the players, including vital statistics and biographical information. This unique set still stands as one of the best Topps ever produced. Click here to read more.


PSA SET REGISTRY SM SPOTLIGHT

rbdjr1 - The Number One Current Finest 1976 Topps Baseball Set
With 52 other members building this 660-card set, rbdjr is the only member to reach 100% complete. Last year, he won the "Best of the Registry" award and is set to do it again this year with is competitive 9.36 rating. The Dennis Eckersley and Ron Guidry rookie cards are Mint 9's, and Willie Randolph rookie in this set is a perfect 10. Click here to view this great collection.


Awards Deadline October 31st

Please Keep your Sets Updated

Over half of the email we receive every day are from members attempting to add cards that are listed in other members' sets. As a member of the Set Registry program it is your responsibility to remove cards from your sets WHEN YOU SELL AND SHIP THE CARDS. Waiting until you receive the email from the Set Registry when another member is attempting to add the card wastes time and causes frustration for the new owner. By deleting cards as you sell them, you will allow other members the enjoyment of updating their sets on the first try!

There is a quick, simple way to delete cards from your sets. This method does not require validation. After your login, use the link called DELETE ITEMS: http://user.collectors.com/psa/set_registry/delete_items.chtml. Simply type in the certification number of the card you wish to delete and click the Submit button.

If you use the EDIT SET method for your deletion, don't forget to validate your sets after you have deleted cards.

Important Information Concerning Your Completed Submissions
There is a lag time between the posting of your 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. Following this simple time frame will save you and the Set Registry customer service team a great deal of time.

   

Set Registry Special!
1950's Commons • Sports and non-sports • $6 per card - no minimum • Turnaround time not guaranteed (Excludes Super Sized and Autographed cards). Click here for details.

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

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:

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: What is the difference between a ball mark and a ball stitch mark on the barrel of a game-used bat?

Answer: A ball mark is usually circular in form, the evidence that a baseball struck the barrel at some point in time. A ball stitch mark provides, in reality, the same type of evidence but this is where the stitching on a baseball makes direct, hard contact with the wood. How hard? Well, the stitch of the baseball actually leaves an impression in the wood as a direct result of the velocity of the ball versus the impact from the bat. In some cases, stitch marks can be very pronounced on the barrel and this often provides strong evidence that the bat was used during game play since it takes power on both sides to result in a deep stitch imprint. Other types of ball marks may include ink transfer marks, from the ball stamping, and white ball marks left from the surface of the baseball.


COLLECTORS SURVEY

Who will win the World Series?

  1. Anaheim Angels
  2. Chicago White Sox
  3. St. Louis Cardinals
  4. Houston Astros

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

Results from last survey: 49% answered the New York Yankees as the team that will represent the AL in the World Series. 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

October 28, 2005

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



PSA Public Friday

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

November 11, 2005

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



30th Annual Chicago Sun Times Sports Collectors Convention

Location:
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
5555 N. River Rd.
Rosemont, IL 60018

November 18-20, 2005

Show Info:
For more information on the Chicago Sun Times Show, visit www.sportsnewsproductions.net.

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

30th 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 announced...



93rd Philadelphia Sports Card and Memorabilia Show

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

December 2-4, 2005

Show Info:
For more information on the 93rd 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.

93rd 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 announced...



PSA Public Friday

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

December 9, 2005

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



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