PSA Insider - September 8, 2009 | Vol. 10 Number 18 


Goodwin & Company

PSA HOBBY NEWS

Goodwin & Company's Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons XXIII Auction Is Now Open for Bidding and Closes on Thursday, September 17th
Hurry and get in your bids! To participate in extended bidding, you must bid on the lot prior to 9:00 PM CDT on Thursday. Don't miss out! To bid, simply visit www.goodwinandco.com, and sign in using your email address or bidder number. You may start bidding right away! Click here to visit the auction.

Clean Sweep Auction Now Open for Bidding and Ends Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Auction #167 offers various PSA graded cards from 1960 to the present, including autographs and memorabilia. Clean Sweep's latest auction is one of their best ever. Click here to read more about this very well balanced and diverse auction.

Over 150 Low Pop, High Grade PSA Cards at Auction from Just Collect - Closing Sunday, September 13!
Just Collect is offering over 150 high grade, low pop PSA cards this week including: 1960 Fleer Football, 1915 Cracker Jack Baseball, 1933 Goudey Baseball, 1953 Topps Baseball, 1964 Topps Baseball and much more!

Legacy Sports Rarities Announces Successful Completion of Their Summer 2009 Auction which concluded on Saturday, August 22, 2009
This auction generated total prices realized of $673,518! Click here to read more.

Legendary Auctions
Sirius Sports Cards Graded Auction #7 Is Now Open for Bidding and Ends Thursday, September 17
There are 742 lots for auction that will end on Thursday September 17, 2009 at 11 PM EST using the 15 minute rule. This auction features many high grade and low pop cards for collectors to complete their sets from the 1950's through the 1970's. Click here for more details.

PSA SET REVIEW

Paul Richards! 1951 Bowman Baseball: A Colorful Milestone
The 1951 Bowman Baseball set is, without question, one of the true classics in the hobby. Containing the only true rookie cards of Whitey Ford, Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays, this 324-card set was the first attempt by Bowman to utilize a full color design. The artwork contained on each card has made this issue a collector favorite. In the following piece, we break down this super popular set and find out that there is much more to the issue than Whitey, Mickey and Willie. More...

PSA EDITORIAL

Joe Orlando The Future of the Term "Vintage"
As the hobby matures, the way we define certain things can change. We are rapidly approaching the year 2010, approximately 30 years after the hobby started to become a nationwide phenomenon. As we move into the future, how should we apply the word "vintage" to sports collectibles? In the following editorial, Joe Orlando discusses this topic and offers his own opinion of where the line between vintage and modern should be drawn. More...

PSA SET REGISTRYSM SPOTLIGHT

Fight4oldDC - The Number One Current Finest Pro Football Hall of Fame Rookies Set
Competition can be fierce within many of the categories on the registry but, over the past few years, this set continues to win awards -- the latest of which is the Best of the Registry for 2009. This particular set has an amazing set rating of 8.88. When you consider all the great cards needed to complete this 199-card set, from the 1935 National Chicle Bronko Nagurski, which happens to be the single finest graded example, to the 1958 Topps Jim Brown to the 1965 Topps Joe Namath, it makes the quality of this collection all the more impressive. Click here for a look.

New Set Registry Special: Pennant Fever/Football Kickoff Special!
$6 per card - cards valued under $100 - Baseball and Football Cards only - All Years - 10 Card Minimum. Click here for details.

PSA Set Registry Luncheon Pictures
We've posted pictures from the luncheon we held in July in Cleveland at the National. Visit the Registry Scrapbook.

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: I have just started collecting baseball tickets and noticed that some of the highlights of the game are included on the PSA label. Is that something I have to request if I send in my own tickets to PSA?

Answer: In short - no. PSA's staff tries to note some of the more significant highlights on the label as part of their normal procedure. We do that since it helps collectors understand the significance of the game and the ticket itself. On the surface, most tickets (with the exception of special event tickets like Super Bowl or World Series tickets) appear to be just another ticket to an uneventful game. By noting the highlights on the label, it helps take the guesswork out of the equation for the buyer so they can be assured that the date/ticket can be positively linked to the highlight (a no-hitter, a milestone home run, etc.).

COLLECTORS SURVEY

Which collectibles of the following MLB players do you feel has the most upside in the future?

  1. Ichiro Suzuki
  2. Joe Mauer
  3. Roy Halladay
  4. Derek Jeter
Click here to answer. Results will be posted in the next Insider.

Results from last survey: 36% felt that the ticket from Babe Ruth's first game should be worth the most. 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
Sports & Non-Sports:
$14 per Card No Minimum Quantity Required.
For Cards Valued Under $500 each.
Turnaround Time is Approximately 5 Business Days.
Hurry! Offer Expires 9/30/2009!
For Silver, Gold & Platinum Members.



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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.



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Autograph Encapsulation Special
Sports & Non-Sports:
Autographed Card or Cut Authenticated & Encapsulated for Only $10!
Get the Autograph Graded for Only $5 More!
No Maximum Quantity Required.
For Cards and Cuts Valued Under $250.
Turnaround Varies with Demand.
Hurry! Offer Expires 9/30/2009!
No Membership Required!

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

Sports Cards and Tickets for Sale:
32,466 Cards for Sale Today valued at $5,659,993

Most Recent Listings:
1887 N28 Allen & Ginter John M. Ward Baseball PSA EX-M6... $2,200.00
1954 Topps 58 Terry Sawchuck PSA NM7... $700.00
1950 Bowman 102 Frank Spaniel PSA Mint 9... $480.00

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
1909 E90-1 American Caramel Joe Jackson PSA GOOD 2... $15,500.00

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