PSA Insider - February 2, 2006 | Vol. 7 Number 3 
 
 
 
 

PSA HOBBY NEWS

Lightning Strikes Twice at Robert Edward Auctions and PSA!
A newly discovered 1914 Baltimore News rookie card of Babe Ruth, passed down for three generations in the Baltimore-area family of its original owner, will hit the auction block in Robert Edward Auctions' April sale. Click here to read more about this auction.

This March American Memorabilia Will Offer An Ultra-Rare, Authentic, Beatles Signed Baseball
In recent years, the price of authentic Beatles' autographs has escalated to new heights, affordable only to the most affluent devotees. The fans that were fortunate enough to capture the signatures of the "Fab Four," especially during their touring years of 1963-1966, had no idea that they were making a sound financial investment. Experts predicted, at that time, that The Beatles were a passing fad -- so much for the pundits. Click here for more details.

PSA SPORTSCARD HISTORY

The Goudey Gum Company Archives
The 1933 and 1934 Goudey "Big League" sets are universally recognized as the most important bubble gum cards ever issued. In order for Goudey to officially copyright these cards, they were required to submit them to the United States Copyright Office. The unique nature of these "copyright submission" cards is further highlighted by the fact that they were all originally hand cut. Click here to read more.


Collect 'em or Eat 'em! Get this classic " '33 Green Ruth " in fine chocolate free!
Yours as our gift when you register for our upcoming super Winter/Spring '06 Auction
Click here for your free Ruth gift. . .

PSA SET REVIEW

The 1971-72 O-Pee-Chee Hockey Set
The set, which is considered as OPC's most valuable issue from the past 35 years, boasts a number of desirable singles. Among them are the Ken Dryden rookie, a Bobby Orr regular issue and sophomore singles of Gilbert Perreault and Bobby Clarke. However, the most coveted card of the set is the elusive Series One checklist. Click here to read more about this set.


PSA SET REGISTRY SM SPOTLIGHT

Captain Jon's - The Number One Current Finest 1977 Topps Star Wars Set
In 2004, Jon Fischbach's Star Wars set won a "Best of the Registry" certificate. Then last year, his set was high honors with a "Best Non-Sports Set" award. The 1977 Topps Star Wars set is a relatively large set for non-sports cards (330 cards) and Jon has managed to secured many "Top-Pops" included an amazing 65 finest knowns! This set has a 9.62 GPA with 100% completion. Jon has also added many great images. Click here to bring back memories. As the Captain says, "May the force be with you... always."

   
Set Registry Special
1972-Present Modern Special - $5 per card/All Sports and Non-Sports • 25-card minimum • No turnaround guarantee. (Excludes Super Sized, and Autographed cards). 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 signed, cancelled checks rising in value so much lately?

Answer: Checks are very collectible of a few key reasons. First, they are easy to display. Second, they are a great way to obtain an authentic signature without breaking the bank so to speak. Third, checks represent a type of autographed collectible that makes for set or theme collecting like the original inductees of the HOF (Ruth, Mathewson, Cobb, Johnson and Wagner). In fact, since the market is so strong, PSA will be unveiling a new, check holder for those who want to either simply authenticate and protect their check or for those who want the autograph graded. Please check for details soon.


COLLECTORS SURVEY

Value aside, which of the following football sets would you want to own most?

  1. 1952 Bowman Large
  2. 1955 Topps All-American
  3. 1962 Topps
  4. 1965 Topps
  5. 1966 Philadelphia

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

Results from last survey: 46% said that the Pittsburgh Steelers will win the 2006 Super Bowl. Click here for a complete breakdown.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

See PSA at These Upcoming Shows!

West Coast Collectors Convention

Location:
Hollywood Park Casino & Convention
3883 W. Century Blvd
Inglewood, CA 90303

February 10-12, 2006

Show Info:
For more information on the West Coast Collectors Convention, visit www.halloffamesports.com.

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

West Coast Collectors Convention

  • PSA representatives will be available to answer all your questions and accept submissions for all levels of service through Sunday.

Public Hours:
Friday, 2/10/06: 2pm - 8pm
Saturday, 2/11/06: 10am - 6pm
Sunday, 2/12/06: 10am - 4pm



PSA Public Friday

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

February 17, 2006

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



11th Annual Winter Tri-Star Show

Location:
Cow Palace
2600 Geneva Avenue
Daly City, CA 94014

February 24-26, 2006

Show Info:
For more information on the Tri-Star Shows, visit www.tristarproductions.com.

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

11th Annual Winter Tri-Star Show

  • PSA representatives will be available to answer all your questions and accept submissions for all levels of service through Sunday.

Public Hours:
Friday, 2/24/06: 3pm - 8pm Saturday, 2/25/06: 10am - 5pm Sunday, 2/26/06: 10am - 4pm



94th Philadelphia Sports Card and Memorabilia Show

Location:
Fort Washington Expo Ctr.
1100 Virginia Drive
Fort Washington, PA 19034

March 3-5, 2006

Show Info:
For more information on the 94th 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.

94th 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:
Friday, 3/3/06: 5pm - 9pm Saturday, 3/4/06: 9am - 5pm Sunday, 3/5/06: 9am - 4pm



32nd Annual Chicago Sun-Times Sports Collectors Convention

Location:
Donald E. Stephens Conv. Ctr.
5555 N River Rd.
Rosemont, IL 60018

March 24-26, 2006

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.

32nd 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 determined...



PSA Public Friday

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

April 21, 2006

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



95th Philadelphia Sports Card and Memorabilia Show

Location:
Fort Washington Expo Ctr.
1100 Virginia Drive
Fort Washington, PA 19034

May 5-7, 2006

Show Info:
For more information on the 95th Philly Show, click here.

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

95th 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 determined...



West Coast Collectors Convention

Location:
Hollywood Park Casino & Convention
3883 W. Century Blvd
Inglewood, CA 90303

June 2-4, 2006

Show Info:
For more information on the West Coast Collectors Convention, visit www.halloffamesports.com.

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

West Coast Collectors Convention

  • PSA representatives will be available to answer all your questions and accept submissions for all levels of service through Sunday.

Public Hours:
To be determined...



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