PSA Insider - September 27, 2005 | Vol. 6 Number 20 
 
 
 
 

PSA HOBBY NEWS

American Memorabilia Fall Classic Auction Will Be Closing on Thursday, 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.

78 Years Ago Babe Ruth Shook Hands With Young Harry Gates, and Then Handed a Newly Signed Baseball to Him
This beautiful and boldly signed Babe Ruth ball is being offered by Mr. Gates at the Memory Lane Inc. November 16, 2005 online Auction. It's never been owned by anyone other than Mr. Gates. Click here for more details.

Memory Lane, Inc.
Memory Lane, Inc.

PSA COLLECTOR'S CORNER

The Old Man and the Kid: T206's - Transcending Generations
Manny Gordon and Derek Riker are from different generations, but they have one thing in common -- a passion for collecting T206 baseball cards. This shared bond has forged a friendship between the self-styled "old man of collecting" and the "T206 Kid," who met this past July at the 26th National convention. Click here to read about it.

PSA EDITORIAL

Manufacturer Attrition
Fleer has officially gone out of business. In 2006, Donruss will no longer have the necessary licenses to produce baseball cards. While the glutted card market may benefit from having less product, it's still sad to see two of the companies that shaped the industry in the 1980s disappear. In this article, Joe Orlando pays these hobby staples a small tribute by listing his top '80s Donruss and Fleer cards. Click here to read more.


PSA SET REGISTRY SM SPOTLIGHT

Rick Levy - The Number One Current Finest 1960 Dodgers Bell Brand Baseball Set
Rick is not at 100%, but he is at the top of the list with a GPA that far exceeds the other players. Cards are tough in this set, with many displaying grease stains even though they were sealed in cellophane before being placed in the bag of potato chips. This makes Rick's GPA of 7.46 quite an accomplishment. Rick has treated us with high quality images of his set, so click here and enjoy.


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: Can an additional autograph be removed from a baseball and it still be considered single signed?

Answer: The answer is no. If our experts detect that a removal has been made to a baseball, the baseball will no longer qualify as a single signed item. A removal does not affect the authenticity of a ball, but much like card alteration, it does affect the originality and the market value since single signed baseballs are so desirable.


COLLECTORS SURVEY

Which one of these AL teams will make it to the World Series?

  1. New York Yankees
  2. Boston Red Sox
  3. Anaheim Angels
  4. Chicago White Sox

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

Results from last survey: 42% voted 1986 Fleer Michael Jordan as their favorite basketball card. 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

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...



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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