PSA Insider - July 17, 2007 | Vol. 8 Number 15 

Just Collect

PSA HOBBY NEWS

Historic Live Sports Auction to Rock Cleveland in August
Mastro Auctions to conduct world's most concentrated collection of high-end Sports memorabilia; many items never before publicly offered; portion of event to benefit the Lance Armstrong LIVESTRONG Foundation. Click here to read more.

Just Collect's Consignors Sell Their PSA Cards for the Most
Just Collect, Inc. (eBay ID: just_collect) is eBay's largest consignment seller of PSA-graded sports and non sports cards and memorabilia. The firm has built its reputation around delivering the highest bottom line payment for its consignors by selling their graded cards individually, instead of in sets and groups like private auction houses. Just Collect sells tens of thousands of dollars of graded cards every week and would like the opportunity to work with you. Click here to learn more about the process by which Just Collect will get you the most for your cards. Just Collect will be appearing at the 2007 National Sports Collectors Convention in Booth #1100 in Cleveland, OH, from July 30 - August 5. Click here to learn more about the process by which Just Collect will maximize the value of your consignment.

Sports Memorabilia Auctions Hit the National Mainstream on HBO's Hugely Popular ENTOURAGE July 22nd
Sports memorabilia auctions will hit the mainstream on July 22nd, when Memory Lane Inc. of Tustin, CA, provides a theatrical auction on HBO's popular Entourage series. Click here to learn more.

R&R Auctions - Early Consignor Payoff for September!
Another early consignor payoff is yours for the asking! Have your September consignments delivered to R&R by Monday, July 23, and have your auction payoff in the mail two weeks sooner. Click here for more details.

PSA SET REVIEW

Collecting the 1966 Philadelphia Football Set
The 1966 Philadelphia football card set was more than just a collection of cards, it was a direct representation of the times. The war between rival football leagues and football card manufacturers was at its pinnacle. Never in football card history did a simple piece of cardboard mean so much to the eventual establishment of a league that so many of us cherish today. Click here to read on.

PSA EDITORIAL

The Pool is Shrinking... is that a Bad Thing?
As the Internet has boomed, the pool of full-time sports collectibles dealers has shrunk. Many storefronts have disappeared, while shows have started to drop like flies. On the surface, this would seem to be a bad thing -- but PSA President Joe Orlando sees a possible upside. Click here to read more.

PSA SET REGISTRY SM SPOTLIGHT

Put your hands up! - The Number One Current Finest 1936 G-Men and Heroes of the Law Set
For four years the owner of the MF collection held the number one spot in this set, receving the "Best of the Registry" award each year. But in 2007, the owner of "Put your hands up!" surged ahead, completing this 168-card set with a set ranking .18 points above MF and taking the first place slot. This is an accomplishment because several cards in the set are scarce. The owner of this set is the first to reach 100% completion. Congratulations! Click here to enjoy!

Luncheon RSVP's Due Friday
If you are planning to attend the PSA Set Registry Luncheon on August 3rd in Cleveland and you have not yet sent in your RSVP, please do so by Friday, July 21st. Email [email protected] with your name and that of your guest. We are looking forward to seeing you in Cleveland!

PSA Set Registry Award Winners Announced!
Congratulations to all of the 2007 winners and Hall of Fame Inductees. Please click here to see a list of the winners. Click here for the Hall of Fame.

Set Registry Special!
$13 per card/5 business days (approx.) - cards valued under $500, Sports and Non-Sports Cards. 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: What is better, a personal check or a sports payroll check from an athlete?

Answer: Great question. Most hobbyists feel a payroll check is better since the document relates to the sport the signor played. In essence, it is more directly linked to sports history. On the flip side, remember that payroll checks are endorsed on the reverse, making it more difficult to display if you choose to frame them. Of course, framing them with a clear backing or simply making a color copy of the reverse can solve that dilemma. Personal checks vary in demand, based on rarity, content and condition. There are cases where a personal check can outperform a payroll check if those three aspects of the check are exceptional.


COLLECTORS SURVEY

Do you think Michael Vick sportscards and memorabilia will ever be in high demand again after his alleged link to the dog fighting scandal?

  1. Yes, only if he avoids a conviction and comes back strong.
  2. Yes, his off-the-field problems will not damage his hobby values.
  3. No, regardless of the outcome of the dog fighting case or his future performance.
  4. No, the dog fighting scandal is irrelevant.

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

Results from last survey: 37% believe that Roger Clemens reaching 350 wins will most affect his collectibles. Click here for a complete breakdown.



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ANNOUNCEMENTS

See PSA at These Upcoming Shows!

PSA Public Friday

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

July 27, 2007

Show Details:

  • 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

More Information:
For more information on PSA Public Friday, call PSA Customer Service at (800) 325-1121.



The 28th National Sports Collectors Convention

Location:
I-X Center
Cleveland, OH

Aug. 1-5, 2007

Show Details:

  • PSA will be offering on-site grading -- please see the booth for pricing details.

  • 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.

More Information:
For more information on The National, please visit www.nsccshow.com.


East Coast National

Location:
Westchester County Center
198 Central Ave.
White Plains, NY

August 16-19, 2007

Show Details:

  • PSA representatives will be available to answer questions and accept submissions for all levels of service.

  • PSA/DNA autograph experts will be available to authenticate your previously signed autographs on-site at the PSA Booth.


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


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