|PSA Insider - January 26, 2010 | Vol. 11 Number 2|
A Celebration of Yankee History: Clean Sweep Auctions has a Very Special Auction Closing on Wednesday, January 27th, 2010
As the Yankees won the 2009 World Series, Clean Sweep has built an auction around autographs, cards and memorabilia from the great Yankee teams in history. The auction opens with a very nice Ruth/Gehrig ball straight from the estate of a Red Sox trainer from the 1930s; there are about 20 additional team balls from his estate throughout the auction as well. Lot two is a remarkable ball signed by Babe Ruth and Rogers Hornsby the day of Babe's historic three-home run game in the 1926 World Series! Click here for more information.
Legacy Sports Rarities Announces Its Winter 2010 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia Auction: Ends January 30th, 2010
Legacy Sports Rarities of Traverse City, Michigan has just put the finishing touches on their "Winter 2010 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia" catalog/Internet auction. The sale will feature 327 lots of important rarities, legendary Hall-of-Famer issues, and complete and partial sets. Bidding will begin on January 9th, 2010 and will end on January 30th, 2010. Auction is live at www.legacyrarities.com. To learn more, click here.
Just Collect Offers Over 110 High Grade, Low Pop PSA Cards - Closing Sunday, January 31!
Just Collect is proud to offer over 110 high grade, low pop PSA cards this week including: 1960 Topps Football, 1969 Topps Football, 1961 Fleer Basketball, 1961 Topps Baseball, 1971 Topps Baseball and much more!! Click here for more information.
#2 1935 National Chicle Football Set to be Sold at 'BIG GAME' Auction: Closes Feb 4th
One of the finest vintage football card sets in existence hits the auction block this month when Memory Lane Incorporated presents its Big Game Auction. Among the featured attractions is an incredible 1935 National Chicle football set, currently rated as the second best on the PSA Set Registry. In addition to this incredible set, The Big Game Auction will feature other football cards and memorabilia. Memory Lane invites you to bid in this special event that will close a week before the Super Bowl. For more information, visit www.memorylaneinc.com or call (877) 606-LANE (5263).
Question: What is the difference between a professional model player bat and a Pro Stock bat?
Answer: A professional model player bat is one that was ordered by the player for use and manufactured to that player's specs (weight, length, knob style, etc). These bats are the ones most desired by collectors because they feature the player's name on the bat and each bat was requested by that player. A Pro Stock bat is one that exhibits pro quality wood but is generic in the sense that it does not feature a player's name on the barrel since it was never ordered specifically for any player. These bats are generally ordered by teams for trial purposes and they may feature the model such as "C271" or "C161" on the barrel. The players may experiment with one style or another in hopes of finding the one that feels best in their hands. These bats are often used during spring training or batting practice but, in rare instances, could be used in a game. It is important to note that, in most cases, there is a big disparity in value between the two types of bats.
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