PSA Insider - July 13, 2010 | Vol. 11 Number 14 

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PSA HOBBY NEWS

Huggins & Scott Auctions July 28-29, 2010. Auction Begins July 14
Highlights from the upcoming sale include: 1954 Topps Baseball Card uncut sheet w/ Aaron, Kaline, 1952 NumNum Cleveland Indians complete graded set, Multi-Signed HOF baseball w/Foxx, Walsh, Cochrane, amazing collection of high grade 1952 Topps cards, and more. Visit www.hugginsandscott.com to register and bid on the auction beginning July 14.

Just Collect's Summer Sale Extended and Discounts Increased on 5,800+ PSA Cards - All With Free Shipping!
Just Collect (eBay ID: just_collect) is excited to keep its Summer Sale going! Discounts are increased on our entire Buy It Now inventory of over 5,800 PSA cards - pre-war, vintage, and modern! Thousands of cards are available below $10 and $20 with free shipping, but the best deals will go quickly. Click here to shop now and save!

Sirius Sports Cards Auction #17 Is Now Open for Bidding
There are 927 lots for auction that will end on Thursday, July 15, 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 from the 1950s through the 1990s. To view the auction and place your bids please visit www.siriussportsauctions.com.

Legendary Auctions
Clean Sweep's Next Auction Ends July 28th and 29th, 2010
They will have over 1500 lots featuring vintage sports cards, autographs and memorabilia. Visit www.csauctions.com. To receive the monthly catalog by mail, please call (516) 338-8557 M-F 9-5 PM EST to request a catalog. Also, be sure to visit the Clean Sweep Auctions' online store! More here.

Cardboard Classics' Auction is Now Open for Bidding. Ends July 25, 2010
To browse the auction and bid today, visit www.cardboardclassics.com

Mile High Card Company is at the National: Booths 1207-1209
MHCC, the nation's leading auctioneer of high-grade sportscards as well as select pieces of memorabilia, will be at the National, August 4th-8th in the Baltimore Convention Center, Booths 1207-1209. For more information about our upcoming Fall 2010 auction, please call MHCC at (303) 840-2784 or visit www.MileHighCardCo.com.

Legendary Auctions: Final Call to Consign to August 25-26 Auction
Legendary Auctions will be holding its August 6th Legendary Live Auction which promises to be the event of the year and includes 100 select items. The auction offers a wide array of game used uniforms, memorabilia, historical artifacts and rare sports cards. There will be something for everyone! The Master of Ceremonies will be Hall of Fame Baltimore Orioles Third Baseman Brooks Robinson. This evening will also include a special tribute to a great friend of our firm and the hobby: George Michael. To partner with an auction house dedicated to maximizing the value of your fine material visit www.legendaryauctions.com, or call (708) 889-9380.

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.

PSA SET REVIEWS

1963 Fleer Baseball Set The 1963 Fleer Baseball Set - A Tough Cookie to Complete in High Grade
The 1963 Fleer baseball set is one of the more popular issues of the decade due to the manageable number of cards needed to complete it (67 with the checklist card) and the inclusion of so many stars of the day. While the set has one glaring omission - Mickey Mantle - it does contain cards of superstars like Roberto Clemente, Sandy Koufax and Willie Mays. In the following article, we take an in-depth look at the visually-appealing set. More...

1964 Topps Outer Limits 1964 Topps Outer Limits - Black-Bordered Monsters
During the 1960s, the television show The Outer Limits rivaled the popular Twilight Zone series. In 1964, Topps decided to release a trading card set that contained images from the popular show but, in an interesting twist, changed the storylines on the reverse of the cards. Surrounded by fragile black borders, this 50-card set is one of the toughest non-sports sets of the era to find in high-grade. In the following piece, we talk to collectors who find this classic issue fascinating. More...


PSA SET REGISTRYSM SPOTLIGHT

Travelingvaz - The Number One Current Finest 1970 Kelloggs Football Set
Kelloggs, the popular cereal maker, produced a string of trading card sets during the 1970s after a multi-decade hiatus and it all started with this 60-card set. Within the set are cards of players like Johnny Unitas, Gale Sayers and Dick Butkus. The set even has a rookie issue of controversial figure O.J. Simpson. Along with all the great players is, of course, the 3D design that made these cards so popular then and now as evidenced by the fierce competition in the category. This particular set is as good as it could ever get. With a perfect GPA of 10, this complete set is the first one ever to achieve such status and certainly worthy of special recognition in 2010. 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 August 6th
Email invitations have been sent out for the annual luncheon to be held in conjunction with the National Sports Collectors Show. If you did not receive your invitation and wish to attend, please check to ensure that the email address you are using in our database is valid. If it is not, please update your account by logging in to the Set Registry and click the "Your Account" link which appears in the upper left corner of the page. If your email is valid, check to make certain your email provider is not spamming email from collectors.com. In either case, contact [email protected] and we will re-send your invitation. Your RSVP must be received by July 16th.

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 more than one type of Miscut (MC) that can cause a card to either receive a qualifier or be rejected by PSA?

Answer: Yes. One type of Miscut has to do with the angle or way the blade cut the paper. For example, sometimes the blade may tear or cut the card in an unorthodox way for the issue, causing an edge to appear extremely wavy. A second type of Miscut has more to do with the centering of the card or where the card was cut on the sheet. For example, a card may be so off-center that you can actually see the beginning or the end of the card that appeared immediately next to it on the sheet. In all cases, depending on the severity, PSA may or may not choose to place the card in a holder.

COLLECTORS SURVEY

What is the primary reason you attend collectibles shows?

  1. To buy items
  2. To sell items
  3. To preview auction items
  4. To obtain in-person autographs
Click here to answer. Results will be posted in the next Insider.

Results from last survey: 45% felt former MLB catcher Thurman Munson most deserves to be in the Hall of Fame. 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 JULY GRADING SPECIALS
Hurry! To take advantage of this special, all orders must be postmarked between 7/1/2010 - 7/31/2010!

JULY 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!

JULY 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
» Click here for full details!

JULY 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
Hurry! All Orders Must be Postmarked Between 7/1/2010 - 7/31/2010!
» Click here for full details!

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:
31,842 Cards for Sale Today valued at $5,123,936

Most Recent Listings:
1935 Diamond Stars 75 Irving Burns Blue Back PSA NM7... $125.00
1959 Parkhurst 46 Officials Intervene PSA NM-MT 8... $249.00
1962 Fleer 37 Ken Adamson PSA Mint 9... $150.00

Collectors Corner
Featured Dealer
707 Sportscard, Ltd
707 Sportscards, Ltd
24,662 listings
Most Valuable Listings:
1952 Topps 311 Mickey Mantle PSA NM-MT 8 OC... $39,500.00
1955 Bowman 184 Willie Mays PSA Mint 9... $20,000.00
1954 Dan-Dee Potato Chips Mickey Mantle PSA NM-MT + 8.5... $17,500.00

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