|PSA Insider - November 2, 2010 | Vol. 11 Number 22|
PSA has introduced an innovative new program to assist its members in building their PSA Set Registry sets called the PSA Set Registry "Matching" Program. With this program, PSA matches the Set Registry members' want lists with what an auction company or dealer is offering at auction or for retail sale. Click here for more details.
Astounding 1914 Cracker Jack and 1933 Goudey Complete Sets Headline Mile High Card Company's Exceptionally Impressive Fall Offerings: Auction Now Live!
Beginning Monday, November 1st, with the opening bids that will be placed in Mile High Card Company's Fall auction, the proverbial curtains are sure to be lifted off one of the most extensive offerings of rare and high grade sports collectibles to be offered at public auction in quite some time. Click here to read more!
Memory Lane Brings High Grade, Rare Items to First Own It Now Catalog
A near mint set of 1911 Mecca Double Folders. A bevy of Babe Ruth autographed items including a PSA 9 graded single-signed baseball. An ultra-rare 1912 Colgan's Chips Ty Cobb. Even a canister of Elvis's hair. Dozens of ultra high-grade vintage sports card sets and singles join rare sports and Americana items in the inaugural Own It Now catalog event hosted by Memory Lane, Inc. Click here to read more about this event!
Kirk Gibson's Miracle Home Run Items, Pete Rose "Corked" Bat Part of SCP Auctions' November Internet Auction
More than 1,400 lots offered, highlighted by Mickey Mantle game-worn jersey, Babe Ruth memorabilia, T206 Honus Wagner in SCP Auctions' largest auction to date, set to end November 13. Click here to read about this auction!
High Grade 1964 Topps Coins Near Set Being Broken Up by Just Collect
Just Collect is breaking up a high grade 1964 Topps Coins near complete set. Many coins are available in PSA 9 and PSA 8. They are selling rapidly, but many stars and tough commons are available. Click here to read more and see the coins!
Sirius Sports Cards Auction #22: There are 1065 Lots for Auction that Will End on Thursday, November 11, 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 1970s. Many high grade HOF cards are offered as well as a large variety of vintage baseball and football commons. Click here for more information.
SportsCardLink Accepting Consignments for Inaugural Featured Auction of Sports Cards and Sports Memorabilia to Be Held in January 2011
It is sure to be a blockbuster event! This auction will feature important and exciting sports cards and sports memorabilia from the late 1800s to present day. Graded cards and memorabilia featuring HOFers and star players will be part of this premier auction. Other highlights include: 1961 Yankee Team signed baseball, Mickey Mantle's 1st pair of game used cleats, 1952 Topps Mantle Rookie Card, and more! To inquire about selling within this auction, call Chris Porter, Josh Nathanson or Douglas Gillock at (718) 246-0400. SportsCardLink is a full service exchange and brokerage house for vintage, investment quality sports cards. Visit www.SportsCardLink.com for more details.
Paragon Auctions Accepting Memorabilia for Upcoming Premier January 2011 Auction
Consignors pay zero consignment commission fees when they consign to Paragon Auctions! Just one low flat rate reserves a place in their auction catalog. No buyer's premiums. Paragon Auctions is now accepting consignments for their January 2011 auction. Visit www.paragonauctions.com for more details.
Question: How much does performance affect value when it comes to collectibles?
Answer: Obviously, performance can have a major impact on the value of collectibles, particularly in sports, but popularity is much more important. Now, granted, in order to reach a certain level of popularity, you often have to be very good at what you do. That said; there are many examples in sports and non-sports where the popularity of the person outweighs their accomplishments. Most people think Willie Mays was a better player than Mickey Mantle but there is no comparison when it comes to the value of their collectibles. Was Elvis Presley really one of best singers of all-time? Were Marilyn Monroe and James Dean truly great actors? Sometimes, individuals become icons and their legend grows even more over time... despite the fact that others may have been -- technically -- better. There are many factors that come into play.
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