PSA Insider - January 4, 2006 | Vol. 7 Number 1 
 
 
 
 

PSA HOBBY NEWS

1954 Topps Card Becomes PSA's 9 Millionth
A "common" baseball card in spectacularly uncommon condition was registered as the nine millionth card graded by PSA. Coincidentally, this card is also the first 1954 Topps Bertoia card to ever receive a grade of PSA 10. Click here to read more.


Vintage Buyers Getting Great Deals In The 2nd Annual $14,500 Naxcom Vintage Invitational
Eight of the country's top vintage sports dealers are just weeks away from earning the title of Vintage Dealer of the Year and the $10,000 grand prize in the $14,500 NAXCOM.COM Vintage Invitational 2 presented by PSA. Click here for more details.

Mile High Card Company Sets Firm Record by Realizing Over $2 Million in Latest Auction
Mile High Card Company's $2 million December 7th sale was a record-setting event for the firm. Items featuring The Babe were strong sellers, as were prewar cards, complete sets, and a card-by-card offering of the 1948 Leaf Baseball set. Click here for more details.



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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ABOUT US

Building A Dream Team
In their commitment to build unwavering consumer confidence into the collecting market, PSA/DNA of Newport Beach, California, stands alone as the world's leading authority on autograph and memorabilia authentication. They have done this by building an unparalleled team of staff experts and top-notch professional authentication consultants from around the nation, who work together to examine and certify autographed items, game-used equipment and all matter of sports memorabilia. Click here to read more.

PSA SET REVIEW

This Set Is No Dog: A Closer Look at the 1954 Red Heart Baseball Set
In 1954, Red Heart dog food issued a thirty-three card baseball set containing a number of star players and eventual future Hall of Famers. If you owned a dog then and you collected baseball cards, then your dog ate Red Heart dog food and plenty of it. The more Red Heart dog food your dog ate the more Red Heart baseball cards you could accumulate, simple as that! Click here to read more.


   
New! Set Registry Special
1972 - Present Modern Special. $5 per card/All Sports and Non-Sports. 25-card minimum. No turnaround guarantee. (Excludes Super Sized, T-3's, and Autographed cards). Click here for details.

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To update your email address:
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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: What factors affect value on signed, cancelled checks?

Answer: Great question. The strength of the autograph is always a key. Is it bold? Does the cancellation mark intrude on the autograph? These are a couple of key questions to ask. In addition, is the entire check filled out in the signer's hand? For example, some Babe Ruth checks are filled out entirely in his hand and some are filled out by secretaries. The examples filled out entirely in his hand are considered more appealing. Does the check have the signer's name or info printed on it? Some checks will have "Babe Ruth" printed on the check while others are blank. The checks that exhibit the printed name are considered more desirable -- if they exist. Most checks have some "flaw" such a punch holes, creases (from the fold) or corner tears due to the way they were handled at the bank. As long as the overall eye-appeal is solid, the value will be unaffected -- barring serious flaws.


COLLECTORS SURVEY

Which of the following players (both active and inactive) deserves to go into the Hall of Fame the most?

  1. Mark McGwire
  2. Rafael Palmeiro
  3. Sammy Sosa
  4. Jim Rice
  5. Andre Dawson

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

Results from last survey: 63% said that Joe Montana is the best QB of the last 20 years. 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 20, 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



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:
To be determined...



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:
To be determined...



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:
To be determined...



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...



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