PSA Insider - October 25, 2005 | Vol. 6 Number 22 
 
 
 
 

PSA HOBBY NEWS

Heritage Sports Collectibles Presents Its Greatest Auction Yet!
Heritage Sports Collectibles gets "personal" on Saturday October 29th, as it offers the private collections of several Hall of Famers and other players. Represented in this auction will be such great figures as Casey Stengel, Home Run Baker, Len Bias, and more. Click here for more details.

Save The Date! American Memorabilia's Annual "Holiday Gift" Auction Closes on December 8, 2005
American Memorabilia's "Holiday Gift" Auction literally has something for everyone! Throughout the year each auction has been getting bigger and better. This one is shaping up to be the best! Click here for more details.

PSA COLLECTOR'S SPOTLIGHT

Collecting the Impossible: A Look at the Bob Fisk Collection
If there's a baseball card out there that's so rare you've never even seen one, Bob Fisk probably has it. He specializes in the ultra rare, oddball and test cards dating back to the early 1950s. His collection is one of the most unique and advanced in the hobby, filled with several cards so rare that many collectors might not realize they actually exist! Click here to read about it.

Announcing our November 16 Auction!
Watch the mail for our Catalog - it's full of Tough Hard-to-Find Cards!
Auction site and bidding opens Wednesday, Oct 26th: www.memorylaneinc.com

PSA SET REVIEW

Bright Color, Classic Design: A look at the 1963 Topps Baseball Set
Many vintage card collectors favor the 1961 Topps set because of its content, while others prefer the 1967 issue because of its design. But with its condition-sensitive bottom corners, vivid photography, and classic design, the 1963 Topps set just might be the best of the decade. Click here to read more.


PSA SET REGISTRY SM SPOTLIGHT

J Jet J's #1 Set - The Number One Current Finest 1972-73 Icee Bear Set
Only the Wilt Chamberlain card in this set can be improved. All the other cards are Top Pop's. That means that 19 cards in this set are the best you can get. The GPA is 9.59. J Jet J has won the "Best of the Registry" award for 2003 and 2004 and is set to win for 2005. There are 22 other sets registered, but guess what? The #2 set belongs to J Jet J! Click here to to enjoy!


   

Hurry! Set Registry Special Ending 10/31!
1950's Commons • Sports and non-sports • $6 per card - no minimum • Turnaround time not guaranteed (Excludes Super Sized and Autographed cards). In order to take advantage of this special, your shipment must be postmarked by Monday, October 31, 2005. Click here for details.

Awards Deadline October 31st

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: What is the difference between a game model bat and a game used bat?

Answer: In both cases, each bat was manufactured specifically for game use. The bat is produced to the individual player's specifications like length, weight, style, etc. If the bat is not prepared for game use (pine tar, handle tape, grooving, etc.) and does not show at least some sign of actual game use, it is not considered an actual game used bat. Both have great value since much of the value given to a bat comes from the fact that it was ordered for a certain player and is a professional model bat. In order for the bat to achieve a high-grade and more market value, game usage and distinct player characteristics must be present.


COLLECTORS SURVEY

What will be the likely outcome of the World Series after the first two games?

  1. White Sox in Four
  2. White Sox in Five
  3. White Sox in Six or more games
  4. Houston in Six or more games

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

Results from last survey: 44% picked the St. Louis Cardinals as the World Series Champions. 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



31st Annual Chicago Sun-Times Sports Collectible 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, click here.

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

31st 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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