PSA Insider - April 6, 2010 | Vol. 11 Number 7 

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O-Pee-Chee Hockey Set

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PSA HOBBY NEWS

Sirius Sports Cards Auction # 14 is Now Open for Bidding, Ends on Thursday, April 8, 2010, at 11 PM EST Using the 15 Minute Rule
There are 328 lots for auction that will end on Thursday, April 8, 2010, 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. Rookies include Frank Robinson, Brooks Robinson, Don Drysdale, Nolan Ryan, Reggie Jackson, Stan Musial, Terry Bradshaw, and more. There are a nice run of high grade Hall of Fame players, and low population commons such as three 1962 Fleer Football cards graded PSA 10, 1960s Baseball PSA 9's, as well as 1970s Baseball and Hockey PSA 9's and 10's. Click here for more information.

Set City: Memory Lane Auction Does the Collecting for you, Bidding Opens Friday, March 26 and Closes Saturday, April 17, 2010
In addition to a dizzying array of high grade vintage sports cards and memorabilia in its upcoming Spring 2010 Catalog Sale, Memory Lane Inc. is offering an incredible group of complete vintage sports card sets, many of which are among the finest in the hobby. Click here for more details.

Cardboard Classics April Auction Ends 4/7/2010, at 9 PM ET, 15-Minute Rule
This auction features the highest valued 1957 Topps PSA 8's and the highest valued 1972 Topps PSA 9's. More here.
Legendary Auctions

Over 2,600 PSA Cards On Sale for $20 and Less with Free Shipping - from JustCollectCards
JustCollectCards has over 2,500 PSA cards on sale for $20 and below with free shipping on over 6,000 cards listed! Check out one of the biggest PSA card inventories on the internet! Click here for details.

Mantle, Orr, Hornung: Historic Game Worn Jerseys in Heritage Sports April 2010 Auction:
Important examples from some of the greatest names in sports rank among hobby's finest uniforms, April 22-23, 2010. More details here.

Legendary Auctions: Consign Now!
There is still time to consign to Legendary Auctions May Auction and Annual Summer live Auction Event in Baltimore, Maryland. Click here for more.

PSA SET REVIEW

Topps Baseball Coins Showing Their Metal: Collectors Clamor for Vintage Topps Coins
Most of us who collected sportscards during our youth remember trading with our friends and buying packs at the store, but there have been other collectibles put out by manufacturers -- like stamps, pins and even coins featuring those same sports legends. Today, some collectors have decided to revisit certain coin issues such as 1964 and 1971 Topps coins. Each set contained many of the major stars of the era and they have started to become quite collectible due to their excellent player selection and relatively affordable price. In the following article, we learn more about these once obscure sets. More...

PSA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT

The Men of T206 The Men of T206 - New Book Reveals the Tales of Players Featured in the Storied Set
The T206 baseball set has long been one of the most iconic issues in the hobby. The Monster, as it is often referred to, is enormous in size but also one of the most beautiful sets ever made. The one aspect of the set that differs from the sets most hobbyists remember collecting as kids is that the backs do not contain any information about the players. There are no statistics or stories about any of them, from the commons to the Hall of Famers. Tom Zappala has put together a beautiful book, due out in this spring, that will allow collectors to get to know the players who comprise this magnificent hobby staple. In the following piece, we interview Tom about his exciting new book. More...


PSA SET REGISTRYSM SPOTLIGHT

Teemu - The Number One Current Finest 1970-1979 O-Pee-Chee Hockey Wax Pack (Any Series) Set
This set jumped out as one of the first complete Wax Pack runs on the registry. During the 1970s, O-Pee-Chee continued to manufacture the most popular hockey sets of the time. Always considered much tougher than their Topps counterparts, the O-Pee-Chee cards sell for a noticeable premium. During this stretch, O-Pee-Chee was responsible for producing some of the most popular hockey rookie cards in the hobby, from Ken Dryden to Wayne Gretzky. This complete set, with images, has a high GPA of 8.18, enabling it to become one of the first award-winning pack collections in the registry. Click here to view.

Set Registry Special!
$14 Per Card - 5 Day / No Minimum - Cards valued under $500 each for Sports & Non-Sports. 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 it possible to receive a MK (Mark) qualifier on a card without the presence of ink or pencil?

Answer: Yes. Sometimes, the ink or pencil used to make a mark on a card will disappear over time but the impression may still be left on the surface of the card from the applied pressure of the writing instrument. In that case, a qualifier of MK will still apply.

COLLECTORS SURVEY

In your opinion, which of the following is the most important piece of basketball memorabilia on the list?

  1. 1948 Bowman PSA Gem Mint 10 George Mikan
  2. The ball used by Wilt Chamberlain to score point #100
  3. Pete Maravich's game-used LSU jersey
  4. Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls rookie jersey
Click here to answer. Results will be posted in the next Insider.

Results from last survey: 34% feel the most valuable Babe Ruth piece in the hobby is the bat (now autographed) that he used to hit the first home run in Yankee Stadium, in 1923. Click here for a complete breakdown.

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PSA APRIL GRADING SPECIALS
Hurry! To take advantage of this special, all orders must be postmarked between 04/01/2010 - 4/3/2010!

EXTENDED!
Collectors Club Special #1:
Sports & Non-Sports Cards - 1956 to 1963 - $5 per Card - 50 Card Minimum Quantity Required

For Cards Valued Under $100 • For Silver, Gold & Platinum Members • Turnaround is Approximately 45 Business Days
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EXTENDED!
Collectors Club Special #2:
Sports & Non-Sports Cards - 1964 to Present - $4.50 per Card - 50 Card Minimum Quantity Required

For Cards Valued Under $100 • For Silver, Gold & Platinum Members • Turnaround is Approximately 45 Business Days
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For more information on how to list your inventory, contact Ryan Foster at [email protected].
 
PSA Set Registry now links to Collectors Corner, click here.

Sports Cards and Tickets for Sale:
34,422 Cards for Sale Today valued at $5,675,908

Most Recent Listings:
1948 Bowman 24 Leo Klier PSA MINT 9... $950.00
1951 Bowman 84 H. Ebert Van Buren PSA MINT 9... $550.00
1923 W515-1 34 Hugh Jennings Hand Cut PSA EX 5... $250.00

Most Valuable Listings:
1952 Topps 1 Andy Pafko Black Back PSA NM-MT 8... $85,000.00
1952 Topps 311 Mickey Mantle PSA NM-MT 8 OC... $42,500.00
1912 T202 Hassan Triple Folder G.Moriarty/T.Cobb Good Play At Third PSA NM-MT 8... $26,500.00

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