PSA Insider - July 6, 2006 | Vol. 7 Number 14 
 
 
 
 

PSA HOBBY NEWS

American Memorabilia "All-Star 2006" Auction Closes July 13, 2006
In celebration of this year's All-Star Game being played in Victor Moreno's hometown of Pittsburgh, American Memorabilia is offering a number of high profile Roberto Clemente treasures. Click here for more details.


Mile High Card Company Eclipses Firm Record by Realizing Over 2.1 Million in Their June Auction!
By offering many recognized hobby rarities, as well as some truly astounding high grade material in the form of single cards and complete sets, Mile High Card Company continues to establish firm and industry records in terms of prices realized. Click here to read more.

Mastro Auctions' June Event Exceeds $2 Million
On June 22, Mastro Auctions closed its 2006 summer Classic Collector sale and recorded the latest success in its ongoing effort to bring the best the hobby has to offer to a wider collecting audience. Click here to read more.


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PSA SET HISTORY

The Story of the 1978 Topps Baseball Set
According to the PSA Population Report, more than twice as many cards have been submitted from this issue as the 1977 Topps set. Hobbyists collect this set out of nostalgia -- and for the chance to own rookie cards of Murray and Molitor -- but are frustrated by the set's lack of quality control. Completing this set in high grade is a challenge. Click here to read on.


PSA COLLECTORS CORNER

The Batting Cage: Collecting World Series and All Star Game Bats
Bats that have actually been used in World Series and All Star Games are among the most sought after treasures by game-used bat collectors. In this article, PSA/DNA experts John Taube and Vince Malta take a look at bats used in these "Big Games," discuss their history, and give you a better understanding of the grading standards applied to these magnificent items of baseball memorabilia. Click here to read more.


PSA SET REGISTRY SM SPOTLIGHT

Jeffrey Brewer (Redsoxjeff's Quest back to 1977) - The Number One Current Finest 1977 Topps Set
In 2005, Jeffrey won the "Best of the Registry" award for his 1977 Topps baseball set. This year he won the major award for Best Modern Baseball Set of the Year (1972-present)! Ranked as one of the decade's toughest sets due to poor paper quality, it is an amazing achievement to obtain a GPA of 9.25 for a set of 1977 Topps. This award is well-deserved. Congratulations Jeff! Click here to view.

PSA Set Registry Luncheon
If you have not yet RSVP'd for the luncheon to be held at the National Show, please send your acceptance to [email protected] no later than July 14th in order to get your name on the reservation list.

   
New Set Registry Special
$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: I know that the 1985 Donruss and 1987 Donruss cards both have black borders but is one issue tougher than the other to find in Mint condition?

Answer: In short - yes. While they both have black borders, the 1985 Donruss issue was produced with edges that chip far more easily than the 1987 issue. You will notice that these cards, even if taken directly from a pack or factory set, will often show wear (white) along the sides and at the corner tips. This set is simply more fragile so true Mint and Gem Mint copies are quite desirable.


COLLECTORS SURVEY

What is your primary purpose in attending the National Sports Collectors Convention?

  1. To buy/sell/trade collectibles
  2. To authenticate/grade collectibles
  3. To meet other collectors
  4. To obtain autographs from the guests

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

Results from last survey: 36% of our readers said that Wilt Chamberlain is the greatest center in NBA history. Click here for a complete breakdown.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

See PSA at These Upcoming Shows!

The National 27th Annual Sports Collectors Convention

Location:
Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, CA

July 26-30, 2006

Show Info:
For more information on The National, click here.

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

The National 27th Annual Sports Collectors Convention

  • PSA will be offering on-site grading.
  • 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

August 25, 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



Tri-Star Labor Day Weekend Show

Location:
Concourse Center
San Francisco, CA

September 1-4, 2006

Show Info:
For more information on The Tri-Star Labor Day Weekend Show, click here.

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

Tri-Star Labor Day Weekend 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:
To be determined...



West Coast Collectors Convention

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

September 8-10, 2006

Show Info:
For more information on the West Coast Collectors Convention, click here.

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.
  • PSA/DNA autograph experts will be available to authenticate your previously signed autographs on-site.

Public Hours:
To be determined...



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