PSA Insider - August 30, 2006 | Vol. 7 Number 17 
 
 
 
 

PSA IN MEMORIAM

In Memory Of
As collectors, we have the tendency to get caught up in our hobby, not realizing where our endeavor falls on the list of life's priorities. Every now and then, something happens that quickly reminds us how precious and short life is; how we need to put collecting into proper perspective. It happened to us at PSA recently when we lost one of our own: Joanne Lindsay. Click here to read on.

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PSA COLLECTORS CORNER

Collecting Sportscards and Photographs: A Perfect Match
Photography offers collectors many things. The image gives the viewer a glimpse, a time capsule of that exact moment. In addition, photos provide a wonderful option for collectors because of their appeal on so many levels due to their rarity, content and presentation value. Click here to read more.

PSA SET REGISTRY SM SPOTLIGHT

Amhockey - Andy's Greatest Quarterbacks - The Number One Current Finest All-Time Great Quarterbacks Set
We have had four different "Best of the Registry" winners in this very competitive category. This year the award went to Andy for his complete, high quality set. This 27-card set contains cards for the greatest quarterbacks and for the football fan and collector, this set is a "must build." Andy's set has an impressive 8.12 GPA. Congratulations! Click here to view.

PSA/DNA Autograph Registry!
The new PSA/DNA Autograph Registry offers the following categories:

  • Entertainment
  • Historical
  • Sports
To view set composites available in these categories, please click here. The PSA/DNA Autograph Registry is for graded autographs, a service only offered through PSA/DNA. Please note that the Registry does not accept "authenticated only" items or autographed cards graded through PSA. For more information on graded autographs, click here.

   
Hurry! Set Registry Special Ends 8/31/06
$13 per card/5 business days (approx.) - cards valued under $500. No Minimum. Click here for details.

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: Why are some variations recognized by PSA and others not?

Answer: Great question. There are many, many variations, errors and oddities that exist on certain cards but there are only so many that collectors truly care about. As time goes on, we try to watch the market and listen to the feedback from the public to determine what variations are worth noting and what variations are not. Usually, if there is a significant value difference between variations, that is a good indicator as to whether or not most collectors care.


COLLECTORS SURVEY

Of the following players, both active and retired, who do you believe deserves to be inducted into the Hall of Fame the most?

  1. Bernie Williams
  2. Jim Rice
  3. Harold Baines
  4. Bert Blyleven
  5. Frank Thomas

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

Results from last survey: 83% said that future HoF'er Roger Clemens will have the highest % of HoF votes. 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 13, 2006

Show Info:
For more information on PSA Public friday, click here.

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



GBSCC Sports Card Show

Location:
Shriner's Auditorium
Exit 39 off Route 93
Wilmington,MA

November 3-5, 2006

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

GBSCC Sports Card 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, 11/3/06: 12pm - 7pm
Saturday, 11/4/06: 9am - 5pm
Sunday, 11/5/06: 10am - 4pm



Chicago Sun-Times Sports Collectors Convention

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

November 17-19, 2006

Show Info:
For more information on The Chicago Sun-Times Sports Collectors Convention, click here.

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

Chicago Sun-Times Sports Collectors Convention

  • PSA will be offering on-site grading.
  • PSA representatives will be available to answer all questions and accept submissions for all levels of service.
  • PSA/DNA autograph experts will be available to authenticate your previously signed autographs on-site

Public Hours:
To be determined...



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