PSA Insider - October 20, 2009 | Vol. 10 Number 19 


Legacy Sports Rarities


PSA HOBBY NEWS

Sirius Sports Cards Graded Auction #8 is Open for Bidding and Ends on Thursday, October 22, 2009, at 11 PM EST Using the 15 Minute Rule
There are 575 lots including over 100 high grade PSA graded HOF singles. Click here to view the auction.

Over 300 High Grade, Low PSA Cards at Auction from Just Collect - Closing Sunday, October 25, 2009!
Just Collect is proud to offer over 300 high grade, low pop PSA cards this week including: 1914 Cracker Jack Baseball, 1955 Topps All-American Football, 1956 Topps U.S. Presidents, 1933 Goudey Indian Gum BB, 1961 Golden Press BB, 1969 Topps Baseball, 1962 Topps Stamp Panel BB, 1957 Topps Baseball and much more!!

Clean Sweep Auctions Once Again Had a Very Solid Auction on September 30, 2009!
We were very excited by the large number of newly registered bidders and the large number of bids across all of the auction categories. Higher quality and top condition items continued to perform very well. We are currently accepting consignments for our next big auction in January 2010. We can be reached by phone toll free at (888) 468-3397, fax at (516) 338-8559 or via email at: [email protected]. To learn more, click here.

Legendary Auctions
Legacy Sports Rarities' Next Auction is Scheduled for January 30, 2010. Consignment Deadline is November 15, 2009
Legacy is now accepting consignments to the sale. Cash advances are available. A special commission structure with sizable incentives for large consignments is also available. The deadline for consignments is November 15, 2009. Anyone interested in consigning should call Greg Bussineau directly at (231) 922-8037 or click here.

On-site PSA Grading Specials to be Offered at Chicago Sun-Times Show
PSA will be attending the Chicago Sun-Times Sports Collectibles Show to perform onsite card grading and autograph authentication from November 20-22, 2009. Discounts will be offered for cards with a declared value below $500 (per card). Click here for more.

PSA SET REVIEWS

1960 Leaf Baseball 1960 Leaf Baseball: Plain Vanilla
The 1960 Leaf baseball set, which contains 144 cards, is one that has been largely overlooked by hobbyists. It may not be filled with tons of Hall of Famers or be considered a mainstream issue like Topps but it does offer some challenging variations and a relatively affordable price tag. In the following article, we explore what this unique issue has to offer. More...

PSA EDITORIAL

Joe Orlando Style Versus Substance
The style versus substance issue is one that appears in everyday life and the hobby. There are athletes that attempt to compensate for a lack of performance with over-the-top style and those who perform at an extremely high level in a somewhat boring, workmanlike manner. The question is how does style, or a lack thereof, affect the appeal of one's collectibles? In the following article, Joe Orlando explains that style does matter. More...


PSA SET REGISTRYSM SPOTLIGHT

RB Collection - The Number One Current Finest 1963 Fleer Baseball Set
The 1963 Fleer set, while smaller in size than its 1960s Topps counterparts, is one of the more important issues of the decade. The 67-card set, which showcases a very attractive design, is filled with many of the brightest stars of the period. This list includes Roberto Clemente, Sandy Koufax, and Willie Mays amongst others, in addition to the tough Joe Adcock short print and checklist, which is considered the most valuable card in the set in PSA NM-MT 8 or Mint 9 quality. This incredible collection boasts a GPA of 9.48 and it is, by far, the best set ever registered in the category. Click here for a look.

Hurry! Set Registry Special: Pennant Fever/Football Kickoff Special - Ends 10/31!
$6 per card - cards valued under $100 - Baseball and Football cards only - All years - 10 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.

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: Is there is a difference in value between Presidential autographs signed while in office versus before or after their term?

Answer: Yes, generally speaking, most collectors of historical autographs prefer examples that can be positively identified as ones signed while in office versus non-term autographs. In some cases, it may be difficult to prove but, in others, the autographs may appear on an official government document or be dated during the terms, which makes them more desirable.

COLLECTORS SURVEY

Which of the following star players, currently playing in the postseason, has the best chance of being enshrined in the baseball Hall of Fame?

  1. Vladimir Guerrero
  2. Jorge Posada
  3. Mariano Rivera
  4. Jim Thome
Click here to answer. Results will be posted in the next Insider.

Results from last survey: 43% felt that a World Series championship has the greatest impact on an athlete's collectibles. Click here for a complete breakdown.

Have your sports autographs authenticated by PSA/DNA. Submission forms are available online at the PSADNA web site. Just click here. Find out what your cards are really worth. Subscribe to the Sports Market Report and have it delivered to your door every month. Click here. Join the PSA Collectors Club today! Just click here to learn about the many benefits of membership.

PSA GRADING SPECIALS
Collectors Club Grading Special #1
Autographed Sports & Non-Sports:
$10 per Card - No Minimum Quantity Required.
For Cards Valued Under $150 each.
Turnaround Time Varies With Demand.
Hurry! Offer Expires 10/31/2009!
For Silver, Gold & Platinum Members.

» Click here for full details!
Collectors Club Grading Special #2
Autographed Sports & Non-Sports:
$14 per Card - No Minimum Quantity Required.
For Cards Valued Under $500 each.
Turnaround Time Approximately 5 Business Days.
Hurry! Offer Expires 10/31/2009!
For Silver, Gold & Platinum Members.
» Click here for full details!
Pennant Fever/Football Kickoff
Special

Baseball and Football Cards Only:
All Years
$6 per Card - Minimum 10 Cards.
For Cards Valued Under $100 each
Turnaround Varies with Demand.
Hurry! Offer Expires 10/31/2009!
For Collectors Club Members.
» Click here for full details!

For more information on how to list your inventory, contact Roy Alcala at [email protected].
 
PSA Set Registry now links to Collectors Corner. Click here.

Sports Cards and Tickets for Sale:
33,256 Cards for Sale Today valued at $5,679,150


Most Recent Listings:
1970 Kellogg's 15 Frank Robinson PSA GEM MT 10... $225.00
1960 Topps 160 Rival All Stars Mantle & Boyer PSA NM 7... $90.00
1960 Topps 113 Y.A. Tittle PSA NM-MT 8... $89.00

Most Valuable Listings:
1952 Topps 1 Andy Pafko Black Back PSA NM-MT 8... $85,000.00
1952 Topps 311 Mickey Mantle NM-MT 8OC... $42,500.00
1941 Double Play Ted Williams-57 Jim Tabor-58 PSA Mint 9... $10,170

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

PSA/DNA Days at Honaback & Sons10/24/2009City of Industry, CA
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