1954-55 Topps Hockey: A Great First Impression
The 1954 Topps hockey set is not only one of the most visually attractive sets in the world of hockey; it is also considered one of the most
beautiful sets in the entire hobby. Boasting bold blue and red colors throughout, this set is as tough as it is appealing. The colored bottom border
and edges are extremely susceptible to wear, making high-grade copies hard to come by for the advanced collector. The images are spectacular as well,
you can even see the ice floating in mid-air as Gordie Howe skates into view. In the following piece, find out what makes this hockey classic so popular.
PSA SET REGISTRYSM SPOTLIGHT
Lenpigg's Classics! - The Number One Current Finest 2002-2006 eTopps Classics Baseball Mega Set
The sets that comprise this mega set were distributed to honor the former greats of baseball and originally, could only be ordered online for a
limited 1 week period. This collector's award-winning set has reached a near perfect set rating of 10.89, just cards away from Finest Possible
of 11.02. As an added bonus, this collector has added images for each card. Very nice!
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Hurry - Set Registry Special Ends 12/31!
$14 per card/5 business days (approx.) - cards valued under $500, Sports and Non-Sports Cards. No Minimum.
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The new PSA/DNA Set Registry V2 has launched!
We are very pleased to announce that the new, highly anticipated interactive PSA/DNA Set Registry is finally here! We've launched with a number
of new set compositions. As always we thank all of our members for their feedback and patience during this endeavor.
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Here are some of the new features:
New PSA Pack Registry Now Online!
- Add inventory one item at a time or in batches
- Inventory tracking with price paid and source
- Easy image loading with no size restrictions
- Add multiple sets directly from your inventory
- Collectors Showcase divided into categories and collections easier to locate
- Ability to post comments on other members' sets
- PSA/DNA submissions can be viewed within "My Set Registry" and you will be able to add new items to your inventory,
directly from the order screen
If you collect Wax Packs, you now have the option to build the following sets:
Visit the Set Registry News
page and learn which set composites have been recently added to the Registry and other Set Registry news.
- 1952-1959 Topps 5 Cent Wax Packs - Any Series
- 1960-1969 Topps 5 Cent Wax Packs - Any Series
- 1970-1979 Topps Wax Packs - Any Series
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
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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
What is the difference between manufactured scarcity and pure scarcity?
Manufactured scarcity is something that is created by a seller or company. For example, if I have Derek Jeter sign some baseballs -- hand numbered
and limited to 500 -- that would be considered manufactured scarcity since the only reason they are considered "limited" is due to the fact that
the baseballs are numbered. Other than that, they are merely Derek Jeter signed baseballs. Pure scarcity has more to do with survival than
creation. For example, there may only be 2 known game-used Derek Jeter rookie jerseys. They were not intended to be a limited edition collectible;
that is simply the number that exists. Additional authentic Jeter rookie jerseys cannot be created. Both types of items have their own appeal;
however, some collectibles that are "manufactured" to be scarce may have questionable long term value.
Which second-year baseball card do you feel is the most undervalued?
to answer. Results will be posted in the next Insider.
- 1952 Bowman Mickey Mantle
- 1955 Topps Hank Aaron
- 1956 Topps Sandy Koufax
- 1956 Topps Roberto Clemente
Results from last survey: 37% selected Jim Rice as the MLB player who (along with Rickey Henderson) most deserves to be inducted into the HOF in 2009.
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