PSA Insider - May 31, 2011 | Vol. 12 Number 10 
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PSA HOBBY NEWS

Clean Sweep Has An Exciting Auction Closing On Wednesday, June 1
Clean Sweep's current auction is loaded with great material. The auction opens with three very significant lots, a higher grade 1915 Cracker Jack set, a mid-grade 1952 Topps baseball set and an outstanding scrapbook from the early 20th century with 500 cards, housing hundreds of tobacco and E cards, including four Ty Cobbs. Click here for more.

Sirius Sports Cards Auction # 31 Is Now Open For Bidding. Ends June 2
There are 1008 lots for auction that will end on Thursday June 2nd, 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 1950's through the 1980's in all sports. Also included is a near 1969 Topps set (over 600 different), all PSA graded being broken down by individual cards. Click here to read more!

Huggins and Scott Auctions Offers More than 900 Lots: Bidding Now Live, Ends June 1-2
The upcoming June 1-2, 2011 auction offers more than 900 consigned lots of vintage and modern sports cards and memorabilia. Click here to find out more!

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 50's, Ruth memorabilia, authenticated autographs, and many more items. Click here to find out more!

Legendary

SET REVIEWS

1966 Jim Palmer Jim Palmer - Baltimore's Greatest Pitcher
Jim Palmer is a pitcher whose name is familiar to most baseball fans but even most fans forget just how dominant he was during his prime with the Baltimore Orioles. This 3-time World Series champion, 3-time Cy Young Award winner and 8-time 20-game winner eventually made his way to the Hall of Fame and he did it with a career ERA of 2.86! In the following article, we explore the cards that help document the career of this Oriole legend. More...

1959 Topps Football Set The 1959 Topps Football - An affordable Vintage Gridiron Set
The 1959 Topps football set is often overlooked but the set has become an affordable alternative to some of the monster gridiron issues of the decade. With 176 total cards, the set is filled with stars and even a few Hall of Fame rookie cards but the key to a high-grade set is the tough #1 card of legendary quarterback Johnny Unitas. In the following piece, we learn more about a set that has become an attractive option for the collector. More...


PSA SET REGISTRYSM SPOTLIGHT

The KC Collection - The Number One Current Finest Terry Bradshaw Master Set
This set pays homage to Terry Bradshaw who, according to football fans from all around, is considered one of the all-time greatest quarterbacks. Bradshaw had a 14 season playing career was voted NFL MVP in 1978, and also helped lead the Pittsburgh Steelers to winning four Super Bowl titles. This set, complete with images for each card, has a set rating of 8.74 and is a Best of the Registry award winner four years in a row. Click here to view.

PSA Set Registry Awards Deadline TODAY!
The 2011 PSA Set Registry Awards deadline is Tuesday, May 31st at 5pm EST (2pm PST). All sets which have a completion factor of at least 95% at the deadline will be in contention. For more information, click here.

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: In the world of baseball autographs, the baseball itself seems to be the most popular medium for signatures. Is it the same for other sports like basketball and football?

Answer: Great question. Lots of collectors enjoy obtaining signatures on baseballs, basketballs and footballs but, due to their size (basketballs and footballs); some hobbyists actually prefer other mediums. For example, mini-helmets are fairly popular in the world of football autographs since they are smaller in size. Other collectors enjoy the fact that things like official-sized footballs are large because they make for impressive displays - as do full-sized football helmets. At the end of the day, you have to choose the right medium for your collection but always consider potential space issues or you will be sorry.

COLLECTORS SURVEY

Which player's sports collectibles has experienced the greatest impact - either positive or negative - in the last few weeks?
  1. Buster Posey
  2. Derrick Rose
  3. Dirk Nowitzki
  4. Lebron James
Click here to answer. Results will be posted in the next Insider.

Results from last survey: 36% felt the 1955 Topps #210, was their favorite Duke Snider card. 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 •
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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 •
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PSA/DNA Special:
Autograph Authentication and Encapsulation Special #1
10 Card/Cut Minimum 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:
28,736 Cards for Sale Today Valued at $4,797,877

Most Recent Listings:
1960 Topps 565 Roger Maris All Star PSA EX 5...$75.00
1951 Bowman 18 Bill Neal PSA NM-MT 8...$320.00
1961 Topps 589 Warren Spahn All Star PSA NM 7...$110.00

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