|PSA Insider - November 16, 2010 | Vol. 11 Number 23|
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: Ends November 26!
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: Sale in Progress. Make an Offer Until November 17th
Dozens of ultra high-grade vintage sports card sets and singles join rare sports and Americana items and more in the inaugural Own It Now catalog event hosted by Memory Lane Inc. Click here to read more about this event!
Lou Gehrig, Honus Wagner and the "Miracle on Ice" lead the record-setting $5.2 million Heritage Sports Auction.
Click here to read about this auction!
High Grade 1964 Topps Coins Near Set Being Broken Up By Just Collect
They are selling rapidly, but many stars and tough commons are available. Click here to read more and see the coins!
Legendary Auctions to Offer Significant Auction: The Bill Mastro Collection, Ends Dec. 8th and 9th
Legendary Auctions, a leading Sports and Americana auction house, is putting the finishing touches on the sale of one of the hobby's most noted collections of all time. The Bill Mastro Collection was amassed by one of the collecting industry's most widely recognized pioneers. Mastro concentrated his collecting interests on iconic pieces of Sports memorabilia that rank among the world's most prestigious in terms of both condition and display appeal. Phone and Internet bidding on the collection of more than 800 lots will begin on Monday, November 22nd, and close on Wednesday and Thursday, December 8th and 9th. 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 rare 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.
Kirk Gibson's Historic WS Home Run Bat and Jersey Top SCP Auctions' Latest Online Auction. Bat Sells For $575,912.40; Jersey Goes For $303,277.20
Kirk Gibson's iconic home run bat from Game 1 of the 1988 World Series sold for $575,912 and his jersey went for $303,277 in SCP Auctions' October/November auction which concluded early Sunday morning. "We are again impressed with the overall interest in sports memorabilia," said David Kohler, President of SCP Auctions. "From Babe Ruth's personal humidor to items from Gibson's miracle moment, we continue to see a strong demand for sports collectibles." Click here to read more!
Question: Which type of writing instrument is preferred most by autograph collectors, pen or pencil?
Answer: From an eye-appeal standpoint, collectors tend to like pens versus pencils since pens can generate a much darker and bolder signature. Pencil, however, does have some advantages. Autographs signed with pens can be subject to bleeding or fading much more so than with pencil signatures, which seem to hold up very well over time. It is best to talk to experienced collectors to see which writing instruments work best on different collectibles. For example, ballpoint pens are preferred on baseballs versus markers since markers tend to bleed into the leather.
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