PSA Insider - Jun 14, 2011 | Vol. 12 Number 11 
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Lelands

Goodwin & Son

PSA HOBBY NEWS

Lelands Auction Open for Bidding, Closes June 24
The auction includes: Baseball memorabilia and autographs, The Sal LaRocca Collection, sports and non-sports cards; The Brooklyn Dodger Executive Collection Negro League, Latin, Japan & International Baseball Memorabilia & Autographs; The 1929 Collection; rings and awards; stadium artifacts; The Gold & Silver Collection; sports art; hockey memorabilia & autographs; The Sports Fan Collection; The Ohio Wesleyan Photograph Collection; The John Leptich Collection; The New York Gentleman's Collection; The Harry M. Stevens Collection; basketball memorabilia & autographs; The Mark Mausner Boxing Collection; The Harlem Collection; boxing; football; rock 'n' roll; Americana and more. For more information, please visit www.lelands.com, email at [email protected]. Hurry, auction ends June 24, 2011.
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Goodwin & Company's Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons XXXIII: Now Open For bidding. Closes June 16, 2011
This auction offers a vast array of some of the hobby's most desirable cardboard treasures. Leading the auction is the collecting world's finest American Caramel E120 set. This fantastic set was previously ungraded and is new to the collecting world. All things considered, it has to rank as one of the top sets in the hobby. One of the most important cards in the industry is presented here, the Babe Ruth Rookie, in a stellar PSA EX-MT 6 grade. You'll find 849 lots of great graded sports cards! Visit our web site at www.goodwinandco.com to bid and or register for the current auction. Read more here!

Legendary
MnM Sportscards June Auction Open June 4th; Ends June 19
MnM Sportscards June Auction begins Saturday the 4th and is packed with something for everyone. The auction highlights are high graded 1921 E121 American Caramels, many being the only one of its grade. Also, there are Mickey Mantle graded cards from the '50s, Ruth memorabilia, authenticated autographs, and many more items. Click here to find out more!

Memory Lane Inc. "I Own It Now" Sale Now in Progress: Ends June 24
Memory Lane Inc's "I Own It Now" Sale is in progress and will run June 3-24, 2011. Within hours of being open, a 1948 Leaf #8 Satchel Paige Rookie PSA 7 sold for $35,000. Other highlights currently being offered include: Lot #1 - 1956 Topps #135 Mickey Mantle Gray Back PSA 10 GEM MINT, Lot #3 - 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle Rookie PSA 8 NM-MT, Lot #5 - 1914 Cracker Jack #88 Christy Mathewson PSA 4 VG-EX, Lot #7 - Michael Jordan Motorsports Authentic Inaugural Year Yamaha YZF-R1 AMA Superbike, and more! Check out all 94 items being offered in Memory Lane Inc's "I Own It Now" Sale. Visit www.memorylaneinc.com.

Mile High Card Company's Spring Auction Performs to the Tune of Nearly 2.5 Million.
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Sterling Sports Auctions June Sale of Over 1,600 Lots: Now Open, Closes June 23
Sterling Sports Auctions is pleased to present over 1600 lots in their June event ending Thursday, June 23. The auction features a number of significant graded singles as well as several complete and partial PSA graded set breaks. Hall of Fame rookie cards from all sports are well represented with an 1894 N142 George Davis, a 1933-36 Zeenut PCL Joe DiMaggio, and 1948-49 El Indio Monte Irvin presenting opportunities to pick up infrequently encountered rookies. Mainstream rookie cards of Duke Snider, Satchell Paige, Sandy Koufax, Bobby Layne, Jim Brown, Knute Rockne, and many more are excellent for set collectors and rookie collectors alike. A partial T206 set with almost all the Hall of Famers as well as the key Demmitt and O'Hare rarities is offered alongside a partial 1952 Topps set highlighted by a PSA 6 Andy Pafko and more than 70 PSA graded high numbers. For the collector who has everything, a fantastic blank-back 1969 Topps Mickey Mantle is available and stands alone as the only recorded copy graded by any grading company. In all, cards from over 100 different sets are offered in this auction. New bidders are encouraged to register at www.sterlingsportsauctions.com.

COLLECTORS SPOTLIGHT

Ken Griffey, Jr. Collecting Bats Video: from Babe Ruth to Barry Bonds - Part 1
Sports memorabilia expert Joe Orlando, of PSA, talks about collecting professional model bats, including what to look for in a great gamer. From Ty Cobb to Willie Mays to Ken Griffey, Jr., Orlando illustrates the importance of learning the habits of each player and how being able to properly identify player characteristics can enhance your hobby experience. More...

Mike Schmidt Marc Schoenen: The Ultimate Mike Schmidt Collector
When baseball fans and collectors try to determine who the best third baseman in history is, only a few names even enter the conversation. Was it power-hitting Eddie Mathews? How about slick-fielding Brooks Robinson? At the end of the day, it is hard to argue with selecting Mike Schmidt, a man who combined great defense with a lethal bat. In the following piece, we talk to one of his biggest fans, hobbyist Marc Schoenen, and discuss the drive behind his collection. More...


PSA SET REGISTRYSM SPOTLIGHT

Rookie Ecstasy - The Number One Current Finest Hall of Fame Rookies Basketball Set
This 101-card set is filled with many of the most important basketball cards ever manufactured. It includes, amongst others, iconic cards like the 1948 Bowman George Mikan, the 1957 Topps Bill Russell, the 1961 Fleer Wilt Chamberlain and the 1986 Fleer Michael Jordan... all the rookie card staples can be found in this set. The sheer dominance of this particular set is what makes it so impressive. With a GPA of 8.77, it is no wonder this multi-award winning set continues to take top honors each year. It is simply the best of the very best. Click here to view.

PSA Set Registry Awards 2011
The deadline for this year's PSA Set Registry Awards was Tuesday, May 31st. Judging is currently underway and winners will be announced this month.

PSA Set Registry Luncheon August 5th
Email invitations have been sent out for the annual luncheon to be held in conjunction with the National Sports Collectors Show in Rosemont, Illinois. If you did not receive your invitation and wish to attend, please check to ensure that the email address you are using in our database is valid. If it is not, please update your account by logging in to the Set Registry and clicking the "Your Account" link which appears in the upper left corner of the page. If your email is valid, check to make certain your email provider is not spamming email from collectors.com. In either case, contact [email protected] and we will re-send your invitation. Your RSVP must be received by July 15th.

Set Registry Special!
All Sports and Non-Sports - $14 Per Card/No minimum - Cards Valued Under $500 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: Why do O-Pee-Chee hockey cards generally sell for more than their Topps counterparts?

Answer: Since the sport of hockey is more popular in Canada than in the United States, the Canadian issue (OPC) sells for a premium. In addition, since OPC cards are subject to more condition obstacles -- including severe rough-cuts at times -- the cards are usually much tougher in high-grade.

COLLECTORS SURVEY

Assuming Derek Jeter reaches 3,000 hits very soon, which of the following accomplishments do you feel has made or will have the biggest impact on the value of his collectibles so far?
  1. Reaching 3,000 hits
  2. 5 World Series Titles
  3. 11x All-Star
  4. He's a Yankee
Click here to answer. Results will be posted in the next Insider.

Results from last survey: 42% felt Dirk Nowitzki's sports collectibles have experienced the greatest impact in the last few weeks. 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 JUNE GRADING SPECIALS

Hurry! To take advantage of this special, all orders must be postmarked by 6/30/2011!

Collectors Club Special #1:
Sports & Non Sports Cards - All Years - $8 Per Card - 20 Card Minimum
For Cards Valued Under $250 • Turnaround time approximately 10 business days
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Collectors Club Special #2:
Sports & Non Sports Cards - All Years - $5.50 Per Card - 50 Card Minimum
For Cards Valued Under $100 • Turnaround time approximately 45 business days
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PSA/DNA Specials:
Autograph Authentication and Encapsulation Special: Single-signed cut or card now only $10
Autograph Grading and Encapsulation Special: Single-signed cut or card now only $15
10 card/cut minimum quantity required; for cards/cuts valued under $100; no membership required!
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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:
28,661 Cards for Sale Today Valued at $4,829,769

Most Recent Listings:
1972 Topps 255 Bob Robertson PSA -MT+8.5...$75.00
1939 Play Ball 109 Myril Hoag PSA NM-MT 8...$180.00
1961 Fleer 34 Bob Pettit PSA NM-MT -...$225.00

Collectors Corner
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Most Valuable Listings:
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