PSA Insider - February 14, 2006 | Vol. 7 Number 4 
 
 
 
 

PSA HOBBY NEWS

MastroNet Announces Name Change to Mastro Auctions
MastroNet, Inc. the nation's leading Sports and Americana auction source announces that the company has been renamed to Mastro Auctions. The name change, effective immediately, reflects the company's expansion strategy into new collecting markets and its ability to provide a full range of contemporary auction services, including live and real-time online events. Click here to read more.

PSA SET REVIEW

Donruss Domination: A Look at the Popular 1984 Donruss Set
For a stretch, the beloved Yankee's 1984 Donruss rookie was the most coveted card from the hobby's most celebrated set. And while interest has waned since Mattingly's retirement, his inaugural issue remains the most significant card in a set considered by many to be the company's finest. Click here to read more about this set.



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
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PSA EDITORIAL

Pre-War Baseball Searing Along
It's hard to imagine but as recently as 5 years ago, many pre-war issues were trading on the "soft" side. At that time, some hobbyists theorized that collecting pre-war might not be a worthwhile endeavor simply because it was perceived as too difficult. Today, that has all changed due to three reasons: grade acceptance, scarcity confidence, and baseball's beginnings. Click here to read more about it.


PSA SET REGISTRY SM SPOTLIGHT

Fabfrank - The Number One Current Finest 1989 Score Football Set
In 2004, Fabfrank tied with Dave Jacobs for the "Best of the Registry" award. In 2005, he surged ahead to win the award with a perfect 10! There are 330 cards in the first football set issued by Score, so it is amazing to think that every card in this set is a Gem Mint 10. Congratulations! Click here to view.

   
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 so many Babe Ruth signed cancelled checks made out to cash?

Answer: Well, Babe Ruth was known for having a great time, both on and off the field. He certainly lived life to the fullest. The most common theory behind the existence of these types of checks is supported by his lifestyle. Since Ruth was a guy who loved to go out on the town, the theory is that he needed cash in his pocket -- and a lot of it! When you consider Ruth's lifestyle and his appetite for fun, this theory holds up very well. The Babe cashed a lot of checks in his day.


COLLECTORS SURVEY

Which of the following cards, do you feel, has the most eye-appeal?

  1. 1965 Topps Football Joe Namath
  2. 1953 Bowman Baseball Pee Wee Reese
  3. 1954 Topps Hockey Gordie Howe
  4. 1934 Goudey Baseball #37 Lou Gehrig
  5. 1954 Topps Baseball #250 Ted Williams

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

Results from last survey: 33% picked the 1955 Topps All-American as the football set that they would want to own 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

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



PSA Public Friday

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

May 26, 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



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