PSA Insider - January 11, 2011 | Vol. 12 Number 1 

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PSA HOBBY NEWS

SportsCardLink Vintage Card and Memorabilia Auction Starts Friday, January 14
This auction features important and exciting sports cards and sports memorabilia from the late 1800s to present day. Graded sports card lots date from the late 19th Century through 1980 and memorabilia is centered around vintage items with an assortment of more expensive modern items for good measure. Memorabilia within the auction ranges from Mickey Mantle's 1951 rookie cleats to vintage photos and pins to signed balls to game used bats. Click here to read more!

Clean Sweep's High Quality Auction: Ends February 2, 2011
Clean Sweep Auctions opens 2011 with one of our most balanced auctions ever (closing date February 2, 2011), with extremely high quality material from the worlds of cards, autographs and memorabilia, covering all of the major sports. The auction begins with a solid run of baseball card sets and lots. Highlights include an Old Judge Brownie's Champions set, a 1907 Dietsche Tigers Set, a 1933 DeLong set, a 1934 Goudey set and better condition examples of many of the Topps and Bowman issues from 1950 through 1972. Click here for details.

Sirius Sports Cards Auction #24: Ends January 13
There are 753 lots for auction that will end on Thursday January 13, 2011, 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. There are items ranging from very nice PSA 8 & 9 vintage Hall of Famers, all the way to PSA graded '80s and '90s cards. A little bit of something for everyone. As usual, most lots start at $1 minimum bid. To view the auction and place your bids please visit www.siriussportsauctions.com.

Legendary
Legacy Sports Rarities Announces Their Winter 2011 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia Auction: Bidding Now Open
Legacy Sports Rarities' "Winter 2011 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia" catalog/Internet auction is now open for bidding. The sale features 329 lots of complete PSA graded Registry Sets, important rarities, and legendary Hall-of-Famer issues. Bidding is now open and ends on January 29th, 2011. Click here for more.

Just Collect Offers Over 600 Graded Rookies On Sale!
Just Collect is running a huge sale on over 600 graded rookie cards from all sports from the 1960s to the present. The cards are selling quickly, so act now to avoid missing out! Click here to read more.

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT

Stan Musial:  Collecting Baseball's Stan Musial: Collecting Baseball's "Perfect Knight"
Stan Musial is, without question, one of the greatest hitters to ever step on the baseball field. Stan the Man could hit for power and average, amassing nearly 500 home runs and well over 3,500 hits in his illustrious career. He was also remarkably consistent, finishing with the exact same number of hits at home as he did on the road. In addition to his on-the-field greatness, Musial has been a fan-favorite for decades as a result of his friendly demeanor. In the following article, we take a look at some of Musial's most desirable cards. More...

SET REVIEW

2001 Topps Heritage Real One Autographs - A Modern Twist on a Vintage Classic 2001 Topps Heritage Real One Autographs - A Modern Twist on a Vintage Classic
At one point in time, it was considered almost taboo to place an autograph on a baseball card. Card purists felt that the act was, in essence, defacing the collectible and it now contained a foreign object on its face. Well, today, that has all changed. Over past two decades, collectors have embraced both modern and vintage-signed cards. In fact, manufacturers have picked up on this new line of thinking and produced thousands of autographed cards. The 2001 Topps Heritage series is one such product and it combines the old and the new for mass appeal. More...


PSA SET REGISTRYSM SPOTLIGHT

Phil's #5 Master - The Number One Current Finest Johnny Bench Master Set
Many say that Johnny Bench was the best defensive catcher in baseball history and we would suspect that this collector is one of the many who feel this way. Along with being inducted into the historical Baseball Hall of Fame, Bench was the recipient of many awards during his active career; Rookie of the Year, Gold Glove Winner, and multiple MVP awards, just to name a few, all the while remaining with one team, the Cincinnati Reds. Just shy of completion, this set lists an 8.17 set rating, which is not too far off from the Finest Possible of 8.94; it's no surprise this set won for Best of the Registry in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010! Click here to view this 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: Bert Blyleven was recently inducted in the MLB HOF. Is his 1971 Topps rookie card fairly easy to find in high-grade?

Answer: The Blyleven rookie (#26) is actually one of the toughest cards in the entire 1971 Topps set. From poor centering to excessive chipping, the Blyleven rookie is so tough that a PSA Mint 9 sold for nearly $4,000 in the last 3 years. Now that he is in the HOF, the card might experience even more attention.

COLLECTORS SURVEY

Which one of the following sports tickets would you want most for your collection?
  1. Super Bowl 1 (1967)
  2. First World Series Clincher (1903)
  3. First All-Star Game (1933)
  4. Babe Ruth's Called Shot (1932)
Click here to answer. Results will be posted in the next Insider.

Results from last survey: 37% felt that Mickey Mantle had the best-looking autograph. 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 JANUARY GRADING SPECIALS

Hurry! To take advantage of this special, all orders must be postmarked between 1/1/2011 - 1/31/2011!

Collectors Club Special #1:
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:
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:
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:
Football Player Autograph Special

50% off Any single-signed football player's autograph sent in 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:
33,651 Cards for Sale Today valued at $5,955,270

Most Recent Listings:
1971 Topps 255 Bob Robertson PSA NM-MT+8.5... $80.00
1951 Topps Magic 75 Bob Carey PSA EX 5... $59.00
1962 Topps 576 Russ Kemmerer PSA NM-MT 8... $65.00

Collectors Corner
Featured Dealer
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Most Valuable Listings:
1952 Topps 1 Andy Pafko Black Back PSA NM-MT 8... $82,500.00
1888 N162 Goodwin Champions Glasscock Baseball PSA NM-MT+8.5... $75,000.00
1933 Goudey 53 Babe Ruth PSA NM-MT 8... $45,000.00

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