PSA Insider - February 15, 2007 | Vol. 8 Number 4 
 
 
 
 

PSA HOBBY NEWS

Mile High Card Company Rings in 2007 With Outstanding Success Realizing Nearly 2.3 Million in January 18th Auction
Mile High Card Company continued down the path of success and reinforced their position as the preeminent auctioneer of truly rare and premium high grade sportscards in the hobby with a firm record $2,254,795.00 auction that culminated January 18th. Click here to read more about it.

Bring It On...
The deadline to qualify for the early April R&R Auction consignor payoff is extended to Monday, February 19. Click here to read more.

PSA PLAYER SPOTLIGHT

Collecting the "K" King: A Look at Nolan Ryan Trading Cards
Although Nolan Ryan might have thrown his last pitch in 1993, he is still hurling heat in the hobby. If the three new Ryan Set Registry sets are any indication, hobbyists refuse to strike out in their missions to collect Ryan's cards. Click here to read on.

PSA EDITORIAL

Hollywood Collectibles - Are the Stars Out of Reach?
In this editorial, Joe Orlando explores the challenge of collecting Hollywood celebrities' autographs. Click here to read more.

PSA SET REGISTRY SM SPOTLIGHT

Scott L. Whittenburg - The Number One Current Finest 1956 Topps Basic and Master Football Sets
The transition to advanced collecting usually follows this pattern: complete a set, upgrade the set, collect variations within the set. Scott Whittenburg can be classified as an advanced collector. Not only does he have the complete 1956 Topps football set including variations, but he also has a complete 1951 Topps Red Back baseball set with variations. In addition he is working on some of the early sets from the 1900s. Scott's 1956 Topps football set includes the tough checklist card and five contest cards. The key rookies in Scott's set -- Roosevelt Brown, Bill George, Roosevelt Grier, Stan Jones, Lenny Moore, and Joe Schmidt -- are all graded 8's and 9's. In addition, there are number of cards graded 10 and many Top Pops. Click here to view Scott's Master Set; many cards have images.

T206 Varieties
Please note that PSA has recently made a modification in the labeling of the 1909-11 T206 baseball set. PSA is now designating the many different back varieties in this set. As these are newly recognized and previously not cataloged in our database, you may receive an error message pertaining to a spec # not being associated with this set. Please allow 1 business day for the spec # to be added. Once the set has been updated, you will be able to add your card. As a reminder, the spec #'s are PSA's internal numbering system and are how the Registry recognizes valid cards for the sets.

   
Set Registry Special - Two Weeks to Go!
All Tickets • $10 per ticket • No maximum value • 10 ticket 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 there such a thing as a Babe Ruth professional model gamer that has the length of the bat burned into the knob?

Answer: No. Pro model bats of that era did not contain length numbers burned into the knob. Bats with that characteristic would, most likely, be of the store model variety. Occasionally, bats were vault-marked by the manufacturer after being returned by the player, who requested more bats just like it to be made. These vault-marked bats, however, were not issued back to the player.


COLLECTORS SURVEY

Which of the following dream baseball cards would you want to own if they existed?

  1. 1959 Topps Ted Williams
  2. 1955 Topps Stan Musial
  3. 1955 Bowman Sandy Koufax
  4. 1950 Bowman Joe DiMaggio

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

Results from last survey: 63% answered that Peyton Manning's collectibles will benefit most from Super Bowl exposure. Click here for a complete breakdown.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

See PSA at These Upcoming Shows!

Tri-Star Winter Bay Area Collectors Show - San Francisco

Location:
Cow Palace South Hall
2600 Geneva Avenue
Daly City, CA 94014

February 23-25, 2007

Show Info:
For more information on the Tri-Star Show, click here.

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

Tri-Star Winter Bay Area Collectors Show - San Francisco

  • 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...



97th Philadelphia Sports Card & Memorabilia Show

Location:
Greater Reading Expo Center
2525 N. 12th St.
Reading, PA

March 2-4, 2007

Show Info:
For more information on the Philly Show, click here.

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

97th Philadelphia Sports Card & Memorabilia Show

  • 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...



PSA Public Friday

Location:
Collectors Universe
1921 E. Alton Ave.
Santa Ana, CA 92705

March 9, 2007

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



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