|PSA Insider - March 9, 2010 | Vol. 11 Number 5|
Mile High Card Company Is Seeking Consignments for Its Spring Auction: Deadline March 19!
Mile High Card Company, the nation's leading auctioneer of high-grade sportscards as well as select pieces of memorabilia, is currently accepting consignments for its Spring 2010 Auction, with a consignment deadline of March 19th, for the May 20th auction. Secured for the auction is an extensive collection of game used jerseys highlighted by the likes of Gretzky, Staubach, Namath, Brooks Robinson and many more, as well as the usual array of stunning high grade cardboard. The auction will open to bidding on April 29, 2010. Interested consignors can discuss their items with MHCC by calling (303) 840-2784 or filling out an online consignment form at www.MileHighCardCo.com. The single largest consignor in terms of dollar amount will win five days and four nights in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, including accommodations and airfare for two.
Almost 3,000 PSA Cards on Sale for Less Than $20 Each with Free Shipping -- from JustCollectCards
JustCollectCards has almost 3,000 PSA cards on sale for $20 or less, all with Free Shipping. Over 1,500 of them are $15 or less! The sale includes almost 1,000 new PSA cards listed in the last 10 days. Interested in a bulk purchase? Call us at (732) 828-2261 for details. Click here for sale details.
Sirius Sports Cards Auction #13 Is Now Open for Bidding
There are 1010 lots for auction that will end on Thursday, March 18, 2010, at 11 PM EST using the 15 minute rule. More here.
Huggins and Scott Auctions Is Now Open for Bidding. Ends March 24 and 25
Huggins and Scott Auctions' March catalog and Internet auction includes several key items and baseball card rarities. The auction opens for bidding on March 7th with an original Godfather script, followed by an assortment of early baseball cards including a 1909 S74 Red Sun Ty Cobb silk, a 1911 D304 Brunner's Bread Ty Cobb (PSA 3), a 1948 Gunther Beer/Arch McDonald uncatalogued Washington Senators postcard, a 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle (PSA 8, OC) and an incredible array of sports cards, memorabilia, Americana and autographs. This 200-page full-color catalog, featuring 1059 lots of sports and non-sports cards and memorabilia, will be presented to thousands of the foremost bidders worldwide. Click here to read more.
REA Presents Baseball Card and Memorabilia Treasures 1787-1987, a Multi-Million Dollar Auction Ready to Hit the Collecting World this Spring
The catalog for Robert Edward Auctions' 2010 blockbuster sale will ship on April 9, 2010. As always, the first copy off the presses will be presented to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York, for their library, as is REA's time-honored tradition. Click here to read more.
Clean Sweep Auctions Has a Unique Auction Closing on Wednesday and Thursday, May 24 and 25
Clean Sweep is offering a unique, almost entirely under $500, autograph, memorabilia and higher grade card auction which closes on March 24 and 25. This particular auction is by far the strongest of its type in their auction history. Bid Today! Bids are welcome by phone (516) 338-8557 Monday through Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. EST. You may also bid via Clean Sweep's website at: www.cleansweepauctions.com. Click here for more.
Chicago Sun-Times Sports Collectibles Show Grading Special
As many of you know, PSA will be attending the Chicago Sun-Times Sports Collectibles Show to perform on-site card grading and autograph authentication from March 19-21, 2010. On-site card grading is a great way to have your submissions processed immediately. Contact PSA Customer service with any questions about the services offered at the show by calling (800) 325-1121 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Question: I have been collecting 1959 Fleer Three Stooges cards and have noticed a wide range in color on these cards. Does that impact the grade?
Answer: There is no doubt that eye-appeal will affect the grade when evaluating a card; however, if there is a wide variance within an issue and it is common, it will have much less of an impact. The 1959 Fleer Three Stooges issue is one where big variances in color, registration and border tone are very common. Since that is the case, you may see various PSA 8 Curly cards -- for example -- with slightly different appearances. That said, collectors should buy cards that they find attractive, regardless of the technical grade.
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