PSA Insider - June 6, 2007 | Vol. 8 Number 12 
Mastro Auctions

PSA HOBBY NEWS

Baseball Card and Memorabilia Auction Shatters Industry Records At Robert Edward Auctions
The $8.7 million sale was the most successful multi-consignor baseball auction in the history of collecting. Click here for more details.

Mastro Auctions' June Sale Loaded With Collecting Treasures
Classic Collector event offers huge assortment of high-quality Sports and Americana items. Click here to see them!

Exceptional Items Bring Exceptional Results
From start to finish, R&R Auctions offers the professional consignment services that enable quality signed items to reach their maximum sales potential. Click here to learn more.

PSA PLAYER SPOTLIGHT

Collecting the Magic Man
Collectors of Earvin "Magic" Johnson cards are working their own kind of magic on the PSA Set Registry. Devoted to their Earvin Johnson Basic (37 cards) and Master (166 cards) sets, these hobbyists are spearheading their own "Showtime" offense when it comes to the former Laker's cardboard. Click here to read on.

PSA EXPERTS CORNER

The Batting Cage: Why We Collect
For this issue, bat experts John Taube and Vince Malta thought it would be nice to have a few collectors share their thoughts on collecting game-used bats. As you read their comments, you'll see that they all share a common theme -- they are moved emotionally by the bats they own. Click here to read more.

PSA SET REGISTRY SM SPOTLIGHT

Wolfbear - The Number One Current Finest 1962 Fleer Football Set
Since we began giving out awards in 2002, Wolfbear has received a nod every year for his 1962 Fleer football set. His set has remained number one for six years and at the deadline this year, was still there... far above the next competitor. The Finest Possible Set Rating for this set is 8.99. The Wolfbear set has a Weighted GPA of 8.75 and and is continually being upgraded. Take a look at his set and you will see many 0's in the Pop Higher column, which means Wolfbear has registered the highest graded card. Then look at the Pop column and you'll see that not only does he have the highest graded, but he has the SINGLE highest graded with a Pop 1! The Wolfbear set is a treat to view because every card in the set has an image and description. Click here to look at this labor of love.

2007 PSA Set Registry Awards
Judging by PSA experts is now underway. The winners will be announced in mid-June. Good luck to all who were in contention. Awards will be presented at the annual PSA Set Registry Luncheon. This year, the National Sports Collectors Convention will be held in Cleveland, Ohio. The luncheon is planned for Friday, August 3rd from noon to 2pm. Email invitations will be mailed out mid-June.

   

Set Registry Special!
Non-Sports Cards - $5 per card - maximum value $75 - 20 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: On the PSA Set Registry, what is a Mega-Set?

Answer: A Mega-Set can be many things but it is usually a combination of multiple sets within a particular theme. For example, a Mega-Set may be all of the Topps baseball sets of the 1950s or The Big Three (T206, 1933 Goudey and 1952 Topps) or it could be a year set like 1948 Bowman baseball, basketball and football. You can be really creative and we welcome Mega-Set category suggestions as we build this part of the Registry.


COLLECTORS SURVEY

In your opinion, what is the most important trading card set of all-time?

  1. 1909-11 T206 Baseball
  2. 1933 Goudey Baseball
  3. 1952 Topps Baseball
  4. 1952 Bowman Large Football
  5. 1961 Fleer Basketball

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

Results from last survey: 49% picked the 1951 Bowman Willie Mays as the rookie card with the best long-term upside. Click here for a complete breakdown.



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ANNOUNCEMENTS

See PSA at These Upcoming Shows!

SportsFest

Location:
Renaissance Hotel and Conference Center
1551 Thoreau Drive
Schaumburg, IL 601731

June 8-10, 2007

Show Info:
For more information on SportsFest, please visit www.sportsfestshow.com.

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

SportsFest

  • 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 Friday through Monday.


PSA Public Friday

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

June 22, 2007

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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:
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