|PSA Insider - September 21, 2010 | Vol. 11 Number 19|
The current Clean Sweep auction opens with a startling array of rare, high quality and desirable baseball cards. Really an auction unto itself, the featured item in this auction is a truly remarkable collection of 19 different Old Mill cabinet cards from 1910. A very rare issue, we have not handled a single example of this issue in our 20 years in the hobby until now. They are being offered as one lot as we did not have the heart to break up this unique collection. Click here to read more and to bid in this upcoming auction.
Goodwin & Company's Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons XXIX Auction: Bidding Ends This Week on Thursday, 9/23
The auction is in full swing, and there are still great deals to be had! This auction will close on Thursday, September 23rd, and with a fantastic assortment of cards from the 19th century through the Topps and Bowman years, along with a myriad of Caramel and Tobacco cards, autographs and memorabilia, there is truly something for everybody! To view and bid on our auction, simply visit www.goodwinandco.com, and sign in using your email address or bidder number. You may start bidding right away! Highlights Include: 1954 Topps Hank Aaron Rookie #128 PSA 9 Mint, 1950-51 Toleteros Joshua Gibson Rookie PSA 7 NM, 1952 Topps Sam Jethroe #27 Black Back PSA 9 Mint, 1963 Fleer Roberto Clemente #56 PSA 10 Gem Mint, 1911 Pinkerton Ty Cobb #170 VG-EX, and many other great items. Over 1100 items up for bid! Click here to view.
Just Collect Offers Sale on Favorite Vintage Issues Graded by PSA
Just Collect (eBay ID: just_collect) is running a huge sale on collectors' favorite vintage issues this week, including 1933 Goudey, 1953 Topps, 1941 War Gum, 1938 Horrors of War, and many more. Rookies from the four major sports are also being offered at big savings! Every fixed price card has free shipping. With almost 5,000 cards for sale, Just Collect is offering a fantastic selection! Click here for more.
Huggins and Scott Auctions' Upcoming September 2010 Worldwide Internet Auction Is Open for Bidding. Ends September 29 and 30
The upcoming September 2010 worldwide Internet auction will offer over 1,000 consigned lots of vintage and modern sports cards and memorabilia in a two-day auction with bidding conducted by phone and Internet via the company's Web site, www.hugginsandscott.com. Bidding is now open and will end on September 29 and 30, 2010. here for more.
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.
Question: I have encountered some autographs where the player only signed their first name instead of their whole name. Is that considered less desirable?
Answer: Generally speaking, yes, autographs that contain only the first name are usually less desirable than full name signatures. You may have seen letters signed "Babe" instead of Babe Ruth or "Lou" instead of Lou Gehrig. If a person was writing to a very close friend, they would often sign the letter with their first name only. That isn't always the case but it happens often. As a result, those items tend to sell for less than items that exhibit full name signatures because collectors want to see the entire name of the signer. There have been exceptions... where first name signatures have sold for tremendous prices. In those cases, however, it was the content of the letter or the importance of the item itself that carried the value... not the signature
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