PSA Insider - March 1, 2006 | Vol. 7 Number 5 
 
 
 
 

PSA HOBBY NEWS

Rare Wagner Card Hits the Auction Block at Lelands
When collectors think of baseball cards, Honus Wagner is one of the first names that come to mind. And now, arguably, the only known rookie card in existence of the legendary Honus Wagner is available at Lelands auction block. Click here to read more.

PSA SET REVIEW

1960 Fleer Baseball: Something Old, Something New, Something Scarce, Too
Fleer was new to the baseball card game in 1960, having just issued their first-ever set a year earlier. To compete with Topps, who had a virtual monopoly on trading card contracts, Fleer issued a set of all-time "Baseball Greats." The result was a small, affordable set, loaded with Hall of Famers, that isn't difficult to complete and provides a wealth of statistics and biographical information on players, managers, and executives from the golden days of baseball. Click here to read more about this set.



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PSA SET HISTORY

The 1955 Topps Baseball Set
One of the most classic baseball card sets ever produced is 50 years old this year and, needless to say, the set has not lost a bit of its luster since it was first issued back in 1955. Click here to read more about it.


PSA SET REGISTRY SM SPOTLIGHT

The Bakka Collection - The Number One Current Finest 1972 Topps Baseball Set
For four years in a row, the Bakka Collection has remained in the number one spot and has won top honors. In 2002, the collection won Best Modern Baseball Set of the Year with a GPA of 8.75. The set now boasts an amazing GPA of 9.35. This is quite an achievement because when you think of the 1972 Topps set, you think of its enormous size...787 cards! Yes, there is some room for improvement, but not much! Click here to enjoy.

   
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: Is it desirable to have a player from one sport sign an item related to another sport?

Answer: In some cases - yes - due to the unique nature of the piece. For example, a couple of Mickey Mantle signed footballs signed "536 Home Runs, 0 Touchdowns" have brought a few thousand dollars a piece due to the unique quality of the items. In addition, it is very common to see baseballs signed by football and basketball players or, in some cases, celebrities from the entertainment or political worlds. The signed baseball is considered by many to be the most desirable medium for collecting autographs.


COLLECTORS SURVEY

Which of the following NBA players would you want to build your team around?

  1. Kobe Bryant
  2. LeBron James
  3. Dwayne Wade
  4. Carmelo Anthony

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

Results from last survey: 27% of readers feel that the 1954 Topps Baseball #250 Ted Williams has the most eye-appeal. Click here for a complete breakdown.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

See PSA at These Upcoming Shows!

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



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 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, 6/2/06: 2pm - 8pm
Saturday, 6/3/06: 10am - 6pm
Sunday, 6/4/06: 10am - 4pm



Chicago SportsFest

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

June 9-11, 2006

Show Info:
For more information on SportsFest, visit www.krause.com.

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

Chicago SportsFest

  • PSA representatives will be available to answer all your questions and accept submissions for all levels of service through Sunday.
  • PSA/DNA will be available on site to authenticate your previously signed items.

Public Hours:
To be determined...



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