PSA Insider - December 22, 2006 | Vol. 7 Number 25 
 
 
 
 

PSA HOBBY NEWS

2007 PSA Service Fee and Submission Update
Starting January 15, 2007, new pricing for PSA and PSA/DNA submissions will go into effect. In addition, we have added a few new services to our ever-expanding list. Click here to read more.

Sotheby's and SCP Auctions November Internet Auction Generates Over $2.3 Million
The sale, which featured 780 lots, closed on November 30, 2006, with strong prices throughout, contributing to a sales total topping $2.3 million. Click here to read more.

PSA PLAYER SPOTLIGHT

Wilt Chamberlain: The Life, Career, and Card of Basketball's Most Legendary Player
While some called him Wilt the Stilt (a tag he deplored), or The Big Dipper, his birth certificate read: Wilton Norman Chamberlain. Born on August 21, 1936, Wilt would go on to become the most colorful, legendary, and dominant force in the history of the National Basketball Association. Click here to read more about this basketball legend.

PSA COLLECTORS SPOTLIGHT

The Mission to Mile High: A Look at How Brian Drent Turned a Hobby into a Career
Brian Drent's hobby started with an inherent love of sports. Little did he know that his hobby would one day evolve into a flourishing career. Currently, Brian runs Mile High, specializing in high-end PSA graded cards and memorabilia. Click here to read more.


PSA SET REGISTRY SM SPOTLIGHT

The Fletcher Collection - The Number One Current Finest Football Hall of Fame Players/Coaches/Admin Set
This is a complete set of 235 cards that includes players, coaches, and administrators. The Fletcher Collection has a GPA rating of 8.05 with a large number of the cards in the set "Top Pops." This set is the only complete set in the category and has won the "Best of the Registry" award for both 2005 and 2006. Congratulations! Click here to view.

Have Pins?
Beginning January 1, 2007, pins will be included in the player sets. To request that a pin be added to your player set, use our online request form: http://www.psacard.com/set_registry/player_additions.chtml.

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 12/31/06
$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: At auction this fall, a Lou Gehrig check sold for about $40,000, which seems really high. Was there a reason for that?

Answer: Yes. This particular check was a New York Yankee payroll check from Gehrig's rookie season endorsed on the reverse "Louis Gehrig". Now, it's true that checks signed only on the reverse are a little more challenging to display in a frame but the baseball-related content coupled with the dating to his rookie season made this check a hot commodity. Personal checks are wonderful, and tough to locate in Gehrig's case, but the content is what made this one special.


COLLECTORS SURVEY

If inducted, which one of the following baseball player's collectibles would benefit most from Hall of Fame status?

  1. Tony Gwynn
  2. Cal Ripken Jr.
  3. Mark McGwire
  4. Jim Rice
  5. Andre Dawson

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

Results from last survey: 39% thought that a signed ticket from a Yankee game during Babe Ruth's playing days is the Ruth item that should be worth the most. 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

January 19, 2007

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



Baseball's Best

Location:
Baltimore Convention Center
1 West Platt Street
Baltimore, MD

January 26-28, 2007

Show Info:
For more information on the Baseball's Best Show, click here.

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

Baseball's Best Show

  • 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...



PSA Public Friday

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

February 2, 2007

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



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