PSA Insider - August 10, 2010 | Vol. 11 Number 16 

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PSA HOBBY NEWS

Memory Lane Offers Cream of 1952 Topps Crop in Summer Auction. Ends Saturday, August 14th
One of the best 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle baseball cards on the PSA Set Registry and the highest known graded 1952 Topps unopened wax pack are part of the Summer Treasures Auction now underway at Memory Lane Inc. Click here for more.

Legacy Sports Rarities's Summer 2010 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia Auction Ends August 21st
Legacy Sports Rarities "Summer 2010 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia" catalog/Internet auction will feature 818 lots of important rarities, finest known examples, and legendary Hall-of-Famer issues. Bidding will end on August 21st, 2010. Click here for more.

1934 Al Demaree Die-Cuts (R304), one of the Rarest Card Offerings, Surfaces in Collect.com Auctions Sale, Ending August 12th
It's not very often someone comes across never-before-seen or uncatalogued collectibles, especially in the sports memorabilia hobby. One such major occurrence
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took place last year when a Wisconsin man found a box containing some of the rarest baseball cards ever produced: the 1934 Al Demaree Die-Cuts (R304) by Dietz Gum Co. of Chicago. And now the hobby has a chance to own them, as Collect.com Auctions will offer these rare cards in its Sports & Americana Auction No. 5, which ends August 12th. Click here for more.

Collectors Corner, The Marketplace for PSA Graded Cards has Over 32,000 Cards for Sale
Use Collectors Corner to fill your wish list or find a dealer in your area. It's also THE place to find the cards or tickets you need for your PSA Set Registry(SM) sets. More here.

COLLECTOR'S CORNER

Jeremy Snyder The Charged Up Collection of Jeremy Snyder
Jeremy Snyder has been a football fan since he was very young and, over the years, he has become a serious collector of PSA graded cards. The core of his collection is centered on his favorite team, the San Diego Chargers. Dan Fouts, Gary Garrison, Doug Wilkerson and Don Woods are at the top of his list. His goal is to complete the 1975 Topps Chargers team in all PSA Gem Mint 10s. Will he get there? Only time will tell but, in the following article, we find out how Jeremy got started collecting these San Diego legends. More...

PSA EDITORIAL

Joe Orlando Stephen Strasburg - The Real Deal
Stephen Strasburg has made a serious impression on baseball and the hobby. His blazing fastball, wicked curve and devastating change-up have already made mince meat out of many MLB hitters. Over the years, there have been many "sure things" in the sport but so many of them have failed. Is he the real deal? In the following piece, Joe Orlando explains why he thinks Strasburg just might be. More...


PSA SET REGISTRYSM SPOTLIGHT

Simgin - The Number One Current Finest 1924-25 V145-2 Hockey Set
When it comes to sheer difficulty and condition rarity, you would have a hard time finding a genre that can compete with pre-war hockey cards. This 60-card set is no exception. While the design is somewhat plain on both the front and back of the cards, they are almost impossible to find in mid-to-high grade. The extremely thin paper stock makes the cards very susceptible to paper wrinkles and creasing. Some of the key cards feature legends like Georges Vezina, Howie Morenz and King Clancy but all of the cards are tough. The year's winner has the only complete set on the registry, a set that has a GPA of 5.56 - nearly a full point higher than the closest competitor in the category. Click here to view.

PSA Set Registry Awards 2010
Winners have been announced. Congratulations to all of our participants for another fantastic year! To review the list of winners, please click here. To view the 2010 HOF Inductees, please click here.

PSA Set Registry Luncheon at National
Thank you to all who were able to attend. The program consisted of the 2010 award presentations, a speech from Collectors Universe President David Hall, and an excellent presentation from our guest speaker, Jeffrey Gitomer. Wrapping the event up was a short Q&A session with Joe.

Set Registry Special!
All Sports and Non-Sports - $14 Per Card/5 day - No Minimum - Cards Valued Under $500 Each. 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 any advantage to consigning to a Live auction versus an Internet/Phone auction?

Answer: The live auction format has the potential of creating additional excitement since, in essence, the action is forced as the auctioneer calls each lot. In other words, in most non-live auctions, the pace is slow and steady throughout most of the sale while the live format forces the bidders to act quickly and right on the spot. The bottom line, however, is that most high-quality items will bring solid prices if placed in a major auction. The extensiveness and quality of the active bidder list is probably most important since you want the best possible exposure for your items.

COLLECTORS SURVEY

What would be your preferred location for The National Sports Collectors Convention?

  1. Anaheim
  2. Baltimore
  3. Chicago
  4. Cleveland
Click here to answer. Results will be posted in the next Insider.

Results from last survey: 40% felt Upper Deck losing their MLB license will have the biggest impact on the hobby in 2010. 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 AUGUST GRADING SPECIALS

Extended by Popular Demand!

Hurry! To take advantage of this special, all orders must be postmarked between 8/1/2010 - 8/31/2010!

AUGUST Collectors Club Special #1:
Sports & Non-Sports Cards - 1955 and Earlier - $6 per Card - No Card Minimum Quantity Required

For Cards Valued Under $100 • For Gold & Platinum Members • Turnaround is Approximately 45 Business Days
» Click here for full details!

AUGUST Collectors Club Special #2:
Sports & Non-Sports Cards - 1956 to Present - $5 per Card - 10 Card Minimum Quantity Required
Sports & Non-Sports Cards - 1956 to Present - $4.50 per Card - 50 Card Minimum Quantity Required

For Cards Valued Under $100 • For Gold & Platinum Members • Turnaround is Approximately 45 Business Days
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AUGUST Modern Ticket/Pack Specials:
Modern Sports & Non-Sports Packs - 1972 to Present - $10 per Pack - No Minimum Quantity Required

No Membership Required • Turnaround Time Varies With Demand
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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:
31,782 Cards for Sale Today Valued at $5,195,959

Most Recent Listings:
1964 Topps 10 Bob Mccord PSA NM-MT... $150.00
1951 Berk Ross Jim Konstanty 4-6 Russ Meyer 4-7 PSA EX 5... $75.00
1978 Super Bowl Xii-Stub Dallas-27, Denver-10, White Var. PSA EX 5... $349.00

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