PSA Insider - October 24, 2006 | Vol. 7 Number 21 
 
 
 
 

PSA HOBBY NEWS

Newly Discovered 1914 "Baltimore News" Team Card and Babe Ruth Rookie Card to Be Offered By Robert Edward Auctions
Robert Edward Auctions is very pleased to announce one of the most remarkable and significant new card discoveries in the history of collecting: a previously unknown team card of the 1914 Baltimore Orioles of the International League, including Babe Ruth, issued by The Baltimore News. Click here to read more on this auction.

Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig Jerseys Highlight Incredible Fall Heritage Sports Auction!
The jersey worn by Babe Ruth in the very first All-Star game is among the fabulous collection of vintage sports memorabilia and trading cards to be offered in Heritage Auction Galleries' Sports Collectibles division Signature Auction in Dallas, Texas, October 28, 2006. Click here to read more on this auction.

PSA SET REVIEW

A Bunch of Cut-Ups: The 1961 Post Cereal Baseball Set
In 1961, while millions of youngsters were tearing into packs of Topps and Fleer baseball cards, a smaller group back in the kitchen was pleading with Mom to use the family scissors and cut out a new series of baseball cards from the backs of Post cereal boxes. Click here to read more about this set.


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PSA COLLECTORS SPOTLIGHT

Super Advice from a Super Collector
Chances are good that the great majority of Super Bowl tickets have been discarded. Some were probably folded and tucked into pockets and wallets incurring permanent damage. And others may have been carefully tucked into programs and may be sitting in drawers or boxed up in attics or basement. The latter is what fuels Al Glaser's passions. Click here to read more about one of the nation's foremost experts and collectors of Super Bowl tickets.


PSA SET REGISTRY SM SPOTLIGHT

The Reverse Curve Collection - The Number One Current Finest 1973 Topps Basic Baseball Set
For the last two years the owner of the Reverse Curve collection has won the "Best of the Registry" award for his 1973 Topps Basic set. He also sits in the #1 spot for the master set. The Reverse Curve collection, with a weighted GPA of 9.24, has a large number of cards that are "Top pops" as well as a number of single finest. This set is hard to beat. The owner has posted images of many of the outstanding cards in his set. Congratulations to the Reverse Curve collection! Click here to view.

Have Pins?
Beginning January 1, 2007, pins will be included in the player sets. To request that a pin be added to your player set, use our online request form: http://www.psacard.com/set_registry/player_additions.chtml.

PSA/DNA Autograph Registry!
The new PSA/DNA Autograph Registry offers the following categories:

  • Entertainment
  • Historical
  • Sports
To view set composites available in these categories, please click here. The PSA/DNA Autograph Registry is for graded autographs, a service only offered through PSA/DNA. Please note that the Registry does not accept "authenticated only" items or autographed cards graded through PSA. For more information on graded autographs, click here.

   
Hurry! Set Registry Special Ends 10/31/06
1960-present Tall Boys $6 per card. Cards must be under $75 in value. 10-card 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: When it comes to opening packs, which type of pack produces better quality cards?

Answer: While there is no universal rule, Cello Packs tend to provide the collector with better quality cards than Wax. While condition obstacles like poor centering and print defects are the same, cards that were packed in Cellos are not subject to the wax and gum stains associated with, of course, Wax Packs. There are also those who feel that, sometimes, the cards found in Cellos exhibit nicer corners and edges due to the tight packaging, etc.


COLLECTORS SURVEY

Value aside, if you had the opportunity to open one vintage baseball pack from Topps, which one of the following would it be?

  1. 1952 Topps
  2. 1953 Topps
  3. 1954 Topps
  4. 1955 Topps
  5. 1956 Topps

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

Results from last survey: 71% thought that the Detroit Tigers will win the World Series. 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

November 3, 2006

Show Info:
For more information on PSA Public Friday, click here.

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



GBSCC Sports Card Show

Location:
Shriner's Auditorium
Exit 39 off Route 93
Wilmington, MA

November 3-5, 2006

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

GBSCC Sports Card 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:
Friday, 11/3/06: 12pm - 7pm
Saturday, 11/4/06: 9am - 5pm
Sunday, 11/5/06: 10am - 4pm



Chicago Sun-Times Sports Collectors Convention

Location:
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
5555 N. River Rd.
Rosemont, IL 60018

November 17-19, 2006

Show Info:
For more information on The Chicago Sun-Times Sports Collectors Convention, click here.

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

Chicago Sun-Times Sports Collectors Convention

  • PSA will be offering on-site grading.
  • PSA representatives will be available to answer all questions and accept submissions for all levels of service.
  • PSA/DNA autograph experts will be available to authenticate your previously signed autographs on-site

Public Hours:
To be determined...



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