PSA SET REVIEW
1948 Bowman Basketball Set: The First Chapter of Hoops Cards
The 1948 Bowman basketball set is the first key basketball issue and it contains the most important basketball card in the entire hobby -- the rookie
card of George Mikan -- basketball's first dominant center. Along with some condition rarities and interesting Play Cards that are unique to the set,
the set offers other notable Hall of Fame rookie cards. In the following piece, we explore the set that started it all for Hoops fans.
PSA SET REGISTRYSM SPOTLIGHT
Fight4OldDC - The Number One Current Finest All-Time Great Quarterbacks Set
Football cards continue to gain popularity in the collecting world and one of the areas to pick up the most has been the All-Time Great
categories such as running backs, wide receivers and this one - quarterbacks. It's mind boggling to think of all the key quarterback rookies
over decades of football card production. From the 1948 Leaf Sammy Baugh to the 1965 Topps Joe Namath to the 1984 Topps John Elway rookie, all
of the 28 cards needed to complete this set are important. The set spans nearly 70 years of card manufacturing and several of the necessary
components are tough to locate in top grades. No matter though, as this collector has managed to fill his set with a majority of 'Top Pop'
cards. There are only two cards in this set that can be upgraded. With an overall set rating of 8.98, it remains well above those in pursuit
of its excellence. Congratulations!
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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
- 1980-1989 OPC 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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PSA Q & A
I noticed that 1969 Topps Supers do not sell for much of a premium in PSA Mint 9 and Gem Mint 10 grades even though the cards are pretty
tough to find. Why is that?
Great question. The 1969 Topps Super Set is a great one. The cards are visually appealing and hard to find compared to the regular issue set but,
once you do locate them, they are not hard to find in high-grade. The cards, due to their design (the fact that they were made with rounded
corners), were much easier to preserve in nice shape. That is why you see such a high percentage of 8s, 9s and 10s on such a relatively scarce issue.
Which of the following baseball rookie cards from the 1960s do you feel is the most undervalued?
to answer. Results will be posted in the next Insider.
- 1960 Topps Willie McCovey
- 1962 Topps Joe Torre
- 1963 Topps Willie Stargell
- 1965 Topps Joe Morgan
Results from last survey: It's a tie! When asked which second-year baseball card they felt was the most undervalued, 31% of respondents
selected 1952 Bowman Mickey Mantle. The same percentage chose 1955 Topps Hank Aaron.
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