PSA Insider - September 13, 2005 | Vol. 6 Number 19 
 
 
 
 

PSA HOBBY NEWS

American Memorabilia Fall Classic Auction On Now, Through September 29, 2005
The highlight of this auction is the Complete T205 Gold Border PSA Graded Set. This set is the 2nd highest ever registered. Also featured on this auction are Dominique Wilkins Basketball Collection and Chuck Connors Estate Collection. Click here for more details.


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PSA COLLECTORS SPOTLIGHT

A 1959 Topps Salesman's Sample Strip Card Gets the PSA Treatment
One of the great things about online sports memorabilia auctions is the "serendipity" factor. There's always one item up for auction that you have never seen before, yet you decide to take a chance on it. In Peter Putman's case that item was a salesman's sample strip card printed by Topps in 1959. Click here to read the whole story.

PSA SET REVIEW

Big Reds: A Closer Look at the 1950's Red Man Baseball Cards
The last tobacco baseball cards issued by Red Man Tobacco were produced from 1952 through 1955. In an era when Bowman and Topps were fighting it out to see who would have card supremacy, Red Man snuck under the radar and produced one of the more colorful and collectible sets of the 1950s. Click here to read more.


PSA SET REGISTRY SM SPOTLIGHT

omegalm - The Number One Current Finest 1952 Bowman Large Football Set
Omegalm has held the #1 spot since last year's Set Registry Awards and it appears that he is set up for another star for 2005! His set rating is 7.49 with the next closest set only rated 7.00. Locating cards graded PSA 8 for this set is tough, but omegalm has a large number of them, many of which are Top Pops. The set even includes a couple of Mint 9's. Congratulations! Click here to enjoy

Awards Deadline October 31st
The deadline for this year's PSA Set Registry Awards is Monday, October 31st. Any new sets or edits to existing sets must be validated before 10:00 pm EST (7:00 pm PST).

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: How many T206 Honus Wagner cards exist?

Answer: While there is no way to know for sure, experts have speculated that approximately 50 or so exist with a small percentage of examples grading above PSA Good 2. One key piece of information here is the fact that PSA has graded exactly 25 to date. Time will tell but we can only confirm the actual amount graded to date. Some people believe the total number might be higher than 50 but, until we know for sure, that number seems to be a reasonable estimate.


COLLECTORS SURVEY

Which one of the following is your favorite basketball card?

  1. 1948 Bowman George Mikan
  2. 1957 Topps Bill Russell
  3. 1961 Fleer Wilt Chamberlain
  4. 1980 Topps Bird/Magic/Dr. J
  5. 1986 Fleer Michael Jordan

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

Results from last survey: 60% said that Rafael Palmeiro should not be voted into the Hall of Fame. Click here for a complete breakdown.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

See PSA at These Upcoming Shows!

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:
Friday, 9/23/05: 5pm - 9pm Saturday, 9/24/05: 9am - 5pm Sunday, 9/25/05: 9am - 4pm



PSA Public Friday

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

September 30, 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

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...



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