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

PSA HOBBY NEWS

The Beatles Take Center Stage at American Memorabilia's Spring Auction
American Memorabilia's Spring Auction features a Beatles signed baseball from 1966, and a 1933 all-stars signed OAL baseball. There are many other great memorabilia items to be had in this auction, 916 lots to be exact. Make sure not to miss it! Click here to read more.

Memory Lane Auction Features Babe Ruth's Last Home Run Ball Hit at Yankee Stadium
The last home run ball that the Babe hit at Yankee Stadium -- struck during a 1942 exhibition game featuring legendary pitcher Walter Johnson -- is now being auctioned by Memory Lane Inc. The ball was autographed by Ruth and Johnson and has been authenticated by PSA/DNA. Actual Newsreel footage of Ruth and Johnson at this game can be seen at Memory Lane's web site! Click here to read more.

Mastro Auctions Completes Another Industry Classic
The March Classic Collector Auction topped $2 million. Among the top lots were game used bats from Babe Ruth and Joe Jackson, a 1960-1963 Topps collection, a Michael Jordan signed game worn 1988/89 Chicago Bulls home jersey, and much more. Click here to read more.

PSA SPOTLIGHT

The Genie is Out of the Bottle on the Next Big Thing - Vintage Baseball Photos
Speculative collectors always ask, "What will the next big thing be in the sports collecting world?" Collectibles experts marshall Fogel and Henry Yee have an answer: vintage baseball photos. Their new book, A Portrait of Baseball Photography, is the first comprehensive account of vintage baseball photographs ever compiled and published. Click here to learn more about it.



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PSA EDITORIAL

Better Late than Never
The stereotypical adult sportscard collector is somebody who collected cards in childhood and either never stopped or took a break at some point, only to restart when time, money and other priorities permitted. But more and more, PSA President Joe Orlando is noticing adult collectors who didn't start in childhood, but were lured into the hobby by a love of sports or history. Read his thoughts on this phenomenon here.


PSA SET REGISTRY SM SPOTLIGHT

Auerbach's Genius - The Number One Current Finest All-Time Celtics Key Card Set
For two years in a row, this collector has received the "Best of the Registry" award and in 2006, he is still sitting in the #1 spot. This 18-card set includes the all-time finest Celtic players including greats such as John Havlicek and Bill Russell. Over half of the cards in the Auerbach set are "Top Pops" which means that the owner of this set is well on his way to building the highest graded set possible. Congratulations! 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: Why are the T206 portraits so desirable compared to the other poses?

Answer: Well, the portraits have always been considered classics due to their eye-appeal and the fact that many Hall of Famers only have one card -- the portrait pose. It is true that, in some cases, the other poses are scarcer than the portrait and that is reflected in some of the pricing. In the end, regardless of rarity, many collectors are simply drawn to the portraits and demand dictates everything.


COLLECTORS SURVEY

Which of the following stars of the 1970s-'80s (both Hall of Famers and non Hall of Famers) do you have the most respect for in light of the steroid controversy in baseball?

  1. Jim Rice
  2. Dale Murphy
  3. Johnny Bench
  4. Mike Schmidt
  5. George Brett

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

Results from last survey: 66% of our readers chose LeBron James as the player to build an NBA team around. Click here for a complete breakdown.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

See PSA at These Upcoming Shows!

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:
Friday, 3/24/06: 5 pm - 9:30 pm (VIPs in at 4:30pm)
Saturday, 3/25/06: 9:30 am - 5pm (VIPs in at 9 am)
Sunday, 3/26/06: 9:30 am - 4 pm (VIPs in at 9 am)



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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