PSA Insider - February 8, 2011 | Vol. 12 Number 3 

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Goodwin & Co

PSA HOBBY NEWS

Goodwin & Company Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons XXXI: Closes Friday, Feb 11
Goodwin & Company's auction is now open for bidding and closes on February 11, 2011. Auction highlights include: Extraordinary T206 Green Portrait Ty Cobb "Sweet Caporal Cigarettes" (PSA 8), 1912 Boston Garter Advertising Sign Featuring Eddie Collins and Hal Chase, T206 Addie Joss Portrait PSA 9 Mint, 1948 Leaf Sid Luckman Rookie #1 Yellow Background PSA 8 NM-MT, and much more! You'll find many great sports cards, memorabilia, and autographs. Register to bid today! Visit www.goodwinandco.com for details.

Legendary Auctions: Preview Opens Online Feb 9; Bidding Ends March 2 & 3
Legendary's next auction promises to be their biggest and best sale ever! The February event holds approximately 2,200 lots of quality sports cards, non-sports cards and memorabilia. Preview will be online Wednesday, February 9. Bidding will still begin Monday, February 14. Bidding will end Wednesday, March 2, and Thursday, March 3. Be sure to visit www.legendaryauctions.com. Click here to register to bid and preview the auction.

Sirius Sports Cards Auction #25: Ends February 10
This auction features many high grade and low pop cards for collectors to complete their sets from the 1950s through the 1990s. There are over 400 PSA 10s available in this auction. Click here to read more!

Legendary
New Inventory: Just Collect Listed Over 800 Fresh Cards!
Just Collect listed over 800 new cards highlighted by more than 600 PSA-graded cards earlier this week. Included in this group are over 200 PSA 10s and 400 tough low pop cards! A great selection remains but the best cards are selling fast, so check out the listings now. Click here for more.

Legacy Sports Rarities Announces Successful Completion of Its Winter 2011 Auction
Legacy Sports Rarities is pleased to announce the successful completion of its Winter 2011 catalog/Internet auction event. Concluded on Saturday, January 29th, the auction generated total prices realized of $524,520. High grade complete sets, pre-war and Set Registry Rarities, and vintage non-sports were especially strong. Click here to read more!

Vintage Football Cards Top Memory Lane's "Big Game Auction II"
The highest graded 1948 Leaf trading card of Pro Football Hall of Famer Bobby Layne sold for $27,618 in Memory Lane Inc's football-only Big Game Auction II on Saturday night. The Layne card was part of a robust collection of high-grade vintage football cards that sold in the auction, which generated over $280,000 in bids from collectors across North America. Click here to read more!

Huggins and Scott's January 2011 Masterpiece Auction Results
Huggins and Scott's January 2011 Masterpiece auction concluded on Thursday, January 27th, with spirited bidding on a number of unusual sports and non-sports cards, autographs and memorabilia. A wide range of collectibles received over 7500 bids in the 590-lot Internet/telephone auction. Click here to read more.

SET REVIEW

1939 Play Ball Set - A Revolutionary and Historic Baseball Issue 1939 Play Ball Set - A Revolutionary and Historic Baseball Issue
The 1939 Play Ball set is one of the most important sets in the hobby and the strength of the set lies, primarily, with one card - the sole Ted Williams rookie card. The 162-card set was the first of three popular Play Ball sets that were distributed from 1939-1941. The first set was comprised of black and white photos and is extremely simplistic in nature, but that is part of its appeal. In the following piece, collectors discuss why they purse this vintage treasure. More...

EXPERT'S CORNER

Rich Consola - A Hunk, A Hunk of Elvis Expertise Rich Consola - A Hunk, A Hunk of Elvis Expertise
Rich Consola, a consultant of PSA/DNA, is considered by most to be the foremost authority on Elvis autographs but he was an Elvis fan long before he became such a noteworthy hobby expert. Consola took the passion he found in the icon's music and used it for good, to help sort the good from the bad in a hobby that, at times, can be a treacherous place for collectors of truly scarce signatures. In this article, we learn about Consola's background and what drew him to this legendary performer. More...


PSA SET REGISTRYSM SPOTLIGHT

The Dipper, Russ, et al. - The Number One Current Finest All-Time NBA Centers Set
The All-Time NBA Centers set composite requires the rookie cards of some of the best players the NBA has to offer. Names like George Mikan, Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Lew Alcindor and of course, Shaquille O'Neal, just to name a few, make this set an All-Star packed set. This collector has managed to fill the set with high graded examples, many of which are the highest graded. With a Finest Possible Set Rating of 9.59, this collector is not too far off with a set rating of 9.02. Click here to view this 4-time Best of the Registry award winning set.

Set Registry Special
All Sports and Non-Sports - $5 Per Card/50-card minimum - cards valued under $100 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 it true that Joe DiMaggio refused to sign items related to Marilyn Monroe?

Answer: Well, at some point during his life and post divorce, DiMaggio decided to not sign items related to his former wife. That said, he did sign some items during their relationship. In fact, a baseball signed (by both) during their relationship sold for almost $200,000 a few years back. In addition, some hobbyists tricked DiMaggio into signing Monroe items. For example, some dealers would conceal the Monroe-related item by folding or covering the content in a unique way, so DiMaggio couldn't see what we was signing. In other cases, DiMaggio was asked to sign blank items like paper or canvases. After DiMaggio would sign, the owner would have an artist draw or paint images of Monroe on the piece. So, while they are fairly scarce, these items do exist as a result.

COLLECTORS SURVEY

What best describes how important the front of a card is versus the back?
  1. It is 100% about the front for me.
  2. It is 90% about the front for me.
  3. It is 75% about the front for me.
  4. It is 50% about the front for me.
Click here to answer. Results will be posted in the next Insider.

Results from last survey: 42% felt that Aaron Rodgers collectibles would enjoy the biggest boost over the next few months. Click here for a complete breakdown.

Have your sports autographs authenticated by PSA/DNA. Submission forms are available online at the PSA 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 FEBRUARY GRADING SPECIALS

Hurry! To take advantage of this special, all orders must be postmarked between 2/1/2011 - 2/28/2011!

Collectors Club Special #1: EXTENDED!
Sports & Non Sports Cards - $10 Per Card - No Minimum Quantity Required - 10 Business Days (approx.)

For Cards Valued Under $500 • For Gold & Platinum Members • Turnaround is Approximately 10 Business Days
» Click here for full details!

Collectors Club Special #2: EXTENDED!
Any autographed trading card with a declared value of under $150 can be submitted for only $10, which is 50% off the regular fee!

For Autographs Valued Under $150 • For Gold & Platinum Members • Turnaround is Approximately 20 Business Days
» Click here for full details!

Collectors Club Special #3: EXTENDED!
This special is valid for Modern (1980 - Present) Sports & Non Sports Tickets at $10 ea. for tickets valued under $500 each.

For Tickets Valued Under $500 • For Gold & Platinum Members • Turnaround is Approximately 20 Business Days
» Click here for full details!

PSA/DNA Special:
8X10 Autograph Authentication Special

50% off Authentication Fee for Any Autographed 8x10 Photograph Sent to PSA/DNA
» 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:
33,680 Cards for Sale Today Valued at $5,729,597

Most Recent Listings:
2006 Super Bowl XI-Full Pittsburgh 21, Seattle 10 PSA NM 7... $349.00
1952 Bowman Small 131 John Rapacz PSA MINT 9... $1,950.00
1986 Fleer Basketball Wax Pack PSA NM-MT 8... $349.00

Collectors Corner
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Most Valuable Listings:
1888 N162 Goodwin Champion Glasscock Baseball PSA NM-MT+ 8.5... $75,000.00
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