PSA Insider - January 4, 2007 | Vol. 8 Number 1 
 
 
 
 

PSA HOBBY NEWS

New Kellogg's Holder Available
PSA has just completed the design of a new card holder for the popular Kellogg's issues of the 1970s and 1980s. A special re-holder offer will be available for a limited time. Click here to read more about it.

Memory Lane Inc. December Holy Grail Auction Shatters Records!
Living up to its advertising as the Fastest Growing Vintage Auction in the hobby, Memory Lane Inc. shattered a number of individual hobby records in its December 14th Holy Grail auction on its way to producing $2.5 million in total revenue. Click here to read more.

How Will You Spend Your Valentine's Day?
You could watch the bids go up on your R&R February auction consignments! R&R's February auction comes to a close sometime after 10pm EST on Wednesday, February 14. And there's still time to send your quality autographs and other signed materials to be included. Click here for details.

PSA PLAYER SPOTLIGHT

The Chi of Pistol Pete Maravich
Widely considered to be one of the greatest offensive talents in the league's history, Maravich could stun his defenders with magician-like dribbling. He could pass a ball with pinpoint accuracy while looking in the opposite direction and drop a fall-away jump shot while being double teamed. Like the black bird of the ancient Orient, Pete rose up into the wind, firm and strong as if he were gliding through the Allegheny Mountains. Click here to read more about this basketball legend.

PSA COLLECTORS SPOTLIGHT

Andy Madec: Ahead of the Game
An expert in his field, Madec owns Andy Madec Sportscards, Inc., which has been ranked in the top one percent of the hobby's dealers. His hobby has evolved over his lifetime from collecting the '78 Topps of his boyhood to vintage cards worth several thousand dollars. Click here to read more.


PSA SET REGISTRY SM SPOTLIGHT

The staff of the PSA Set Registry wishes to thank you for your continuing support of the Set Registry program. We turn the spotlight on all the Registry members this week for it is your participation and enthusiasm that makes the PSA Set Registry the huge success that it is. We wish you a very happy and prosperous new year!
- BJ, Cosetta, Gayle, Lorena and Oanh

   
New Set Registry Special!
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: I am really fascinated with vintage baseball display pieces. Is it taboo to have them restored and does that affect the value?

Answer: Vintage display pieces have become increasingly popular over the past few years and some of them are quite valuable. Some degree of restoration is acceptable but the key is the degree of restoration and disclosure. No matter what level of restoration is performed, it is crucial that this fact is disclosed to future buyers so they are aware. When it comes to the degree of restoration, minor forms are generally acceptable by the hobby community but extreme restoration, where the piece may have been repainted extensively and had significant amounts of paper added back to the piece, can cause some buyers to pause and affect the value. In essence, the piece ceased being an original due to the amount of work. In the end, it really comes down to the buyers. While most hobbyists will accept minor touch-ups to enhance the displayable nature of the piece, at some point, the restoration exceeds a generally-accepted amount. As long as there is full disclosure, the buyers can make up their own minds.


COLLECTORS SURVEY

Which one of the following 1950s Topps baseball rookie cards is your favorite?

  1. 1952 Topps Eddie Mathews
  2. 1954 Topps Hank Aaron
  3. 1954 Topps Ernie Banks
  4. 1955 Topps Sandy Koufax
  5. 1955 Topps Roberto Clemente

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

Results from last survey: 32% answered that Cal Ripken Jr.'s collectibles would benefit the most from Hall of Fame status. 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

January 19, 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



Baseball's Best

Location:
Baltimore Convention Center
1 West Platt Street
Baltimore, MD

January 26-28, 2007

Show Info:
For more information on the Baseball's Best Show, click here.

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

Baseball's Best 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

February 2, 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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