PSA Insider - March 16, 2007 | Vol. 8 Number 6 
 
 
 
 

PSA HOBBY NEWS

Mark Your Calendars... PSA/DNA Hits the Road
PSA/DNA will soon be coming to the Atlanta and Tampa areas. Have your prized autographs authenticated by the world's number one service. Click here to read more about it.

R&R Auctions: Alluring... Enticing... Desirable...
Simply have your consignments delivered to R&R by Wednesday, March 21, and your May consignor check will be in the mail on June 18. Click here for more details.

PSA COLLECTORS SPOTLIGHT

The Batting Cage: Getting Started
This month's article offers a few tips for collectors who are just getting started or considering collecting game-used bats. John and Vince offer a few alternatives to the high priced bats of many of the vintage Hall of Famers and share a few ideas that will get you started without having to refinance your home. Click here to read on.

PSA PROFILE

Reza Tabatabai and Steve Van Maanen
Reza and Steve started working for PSA in the early '90s. Nearly two decades later, they're now PSA senior graders, but their passion for card grading is still strong. Click here to read more.

PSA SET REGISTRY SM SPOTLIGHT

Dhjacks - The Number One Current Finest 1985 Prism/Jewel Stickers Basketball Set
Dhjacks has a large basketball card collection with many of his sets in the top 5. It is clear he collects quality as the cards in his sets add up to high GPAs. Last year he received the "Best of the Registry" certificate for the 1985 Prism/Jewel Stickers set, taking over the now #3 set which had held the lead for three years in a row. Five of the stamps in Dhjacks's 14-card Prism/Jewel set are "Top Pops" with the Sidney Moncrief card the finest graded. The set has a GPA of 7.98, one whole point above the #2 set. Dhjacks has treated us with images for these very colorful, fun stamps. Click here to view.

   
Set Registry Special
$13 per card/5 business days (approx.) - cards valued under $500. 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: I know that the 1940 Play Ball baseball card set has started to pick up in the market. Do you know why?

Answer: The 1940 Play Ball set has often been overlooked despite the fact that the set is actually tougher than the 1939 or 1941 Play Ball sets. The design is somewhat plain, due to the black and white format, but the cards are arguably more ornate than the 1939 cards. The set is filled with some great names and Hall of Famers but, for years, many of those cards were overlooked since several of them were produced post-playing days. The set has started to pick up in the market in the past year or so because it combines difficulty with a great selection of names.


COLLECTORS SURVEY

Even though most people would never consider any of the following 1980s/1990s stars potential Hall of Famers, whose collectibles stand the best chance of increasing in value over time?

  1. Doc Gooden
  2. Darryl Strawberry
  3. Joe Carter
  4. Don Mattingly

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

Results from last survey: 46% believed that the 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle PSA Gem Mint 10 is the second most valuable card in the world. Click here for a complete breakdown.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

See PSA at These Upcoming Shows!

34th Annual Chicago Sun-Times Sports Collectible Convention

Location:
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
5555 North River Road
Rosemont IL 60018

March 16-18, 2007

Show Info:
For more information on the Chicago Sun-Times Card Show, click here.

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

34th Annual Chicago Sun-Times Sports Collectible Convention

  • PSA representatives will be available to answer all questions and accept submissions for all levels of service.
  • PSA will offer on-site grading.
  • PSA/DNA autograph experts will be available to authenticate your previously signed autographs on-site.


West Coast Sports Collectibles Expo

Location:
Hollywood Park Casino & Convention Center
3883 West Century Blvd.
Inglewood CA

April 20-22, 2007

Show Info:
For more information on the West Coast Sports Collectibles Expo, click here.

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

West Coast Sports Collectibles Expo

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


PSA Public Friday

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

April 27, 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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