PSA Insider - June 20, 2007 | Vol. 8 Number 13 
Mastro Auctions

PSA HOBBY NEWS

R&R June Auction Online - Last Day June 20th
R&R Auctions' June Auction is now online. Highlights include a letter signed by J.R.R. Tolkien, a signed Beatles program from 1964 and more. The last day of the auction is June 20th. Click here for more details about the sale.

Sotheby's & SCP Auctions' Sale of Important Sports Memorabilia and Cards Brings $4,732,560
Highlights of the June 5th sale included three single-owner collections, including the estate of Casey Stengel and the Collection of Mitsuhiko Fujita. Stengel's 1951 New York Yankees World Series Ring achieved $180,000, over three times its high estimate. Click here for the full report.

Population Report for Packs Now Live!
A breakdown of all the packs graded by PSA is now available on-line. Click here to learn more.

PSA PLAYER SPOTLIGHT

Mound Intimidation: Collecting Cards of Dodger Legend Don Drysdale
Dodgers pitching legend Don Drysdale was known for intimidation. His deceptive sidearm motion and 95-mile-per-hour fastball were enough to scare anybody, not to mention his enthusiasm for bruising batters. It's fitting, then, that collecting Drysdale cards can be equally intimidating. Scarce rookies, condition problems, and obscure test issues await the collector trying to build a complete Drysdale set. Click here to read on.

PSA SET REVIEW

1961 Nu-Card Baseball Scoops
The 1961 Nu-Card Scoops issue was an unusual and unappreciated set, where each card reported on baseball events newspaper-style and featured simple, black-and-white photos. Nu-Card Scoops are plain vanilla, but they're scarce and they're affordable. Click here to learn more about them.

PSA SET REGISTRY SM SPOTLIGHT

ZBob - The Number One Current Finest 1980-81 Topps Basketball Set
Bob Zimmer (ZBob) won a major award in the recently announced 2007 PSA Set Registry Awards. His basketball set won for Best Modern Basketball Set of the Year (1972-present). Bob's set has an amazingly high set rating of 9.75 (the Finest Possible is 9.94). The second ranked set is at 9.34. As expected, the ZBob set is filled with PSA 10s and Top Pops. The Johnson/Cartwright As/Gross, Knight/Free As/Dantley, and Buse/Dantley As/Bailey cards in this set are the single finest 10s ever graded. Click here to see what it takes to be an award winner.

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.

Luncheon Invitations Emailed
If you are a PSA Set Registry member, you are invited to the PSA Set Registry Luncheon on August 3rd in Cleveland. If you did not receive your invitation, please contact [email protected].

   

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: Can a reprint have value?

Answer: As a matter of fact -- it can. Some reprints are cheaply produced novelty items and have relatively little value while other reprints are produced by the original manufacturer in a higher quality format. While the reprints do not have great value in most cases, it is not uncommon for a high quality reprint of a major player like Mickey Mantle to sell for $100 or more in high-grade. It allows for the average collector to own a nice replica since they may not be able to shell out thousands of dollars for the real deal.


COLLECTORS SURVEY

Which of the following modern-era rookie cards do you think has the best long-term potential?

  1. 1984 Fleer Update Roger Clemens
  2. 1985 Donruss Greg Maddux
  3. 1989 Upper Deck Randy Johnson
  4. 1988 Score Tom Glavine

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

Results from last survey: 44% selected 1909-11 T206 Baseball as the most important trading card set of all-time. Click here for a complete breakdown.



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ANNOUNCEMENTS

See PSA at These Upcoming Shows!

PSA Public Friday

Location:
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1921 E. Alton Ave.
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June 22, 2007

Show Info:
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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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Collectors Showcase of America

Location:
Dulles Expo Center - South Hall
Chantilly, VA

July 6-8, 2007

Show Info:
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Collectors Showcase of America

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