Should your PSA-graded set composite not be listed in the Set Registry, please submit a request form. Set composites for company sets and key cards sets are generally loaded a first-come-first-serve basis and can take from 4-6 weeks before the set goes online. However, if you provide weighting for your requested set, priority will be given to that set. You will not be notified that we have received your request, but it will appear on the list below within several days after you have submitted it. You will be notified when your set composite is online.
If you are requesting a team year set, such as 1963 Topps New York Yankees set, we ask that you also provide a checklist for the set which can include league leader cards, team cards, World Series cards, checklists, 1974-1994 Topps Traded, 1995-2004 Topps Traded and Rookies, 2005 Topps Updates & Highlights (traded players #UH1-84 and rookies #UH221-310), 2006 Topps Updates & Highlights (cards #U1-170), and 2007 Topps Updates & Highlights (rookie cards only). 1973 through 1982 Topps Team Checklists cards can be included in the corresponding team sets. 1973 & 1974 fronts have signatures of each team member and the backs have the team checklist, but no picture. From 1975-1981 the title of the card is "Topps Team Checklist Sheets" and these have the team pictured. World Series cards must have players from the team set pictured.
We define team sets as follows:
The team set consists of cards from one year from a single company that depict, on the cards, players from that team in that team's uniform who were players during that year. Exceptions: If a player was traded during the year and is pictured in another uniform but is still listed as part of the team in question on the face of the card, that card will be allowed. Conversely, a card which pictures a player in the proper uniform but is labeled on the face of the card as being part of another team, will not be part of the set.
In general, player sets consist of cards for that player which were manufactured during the player's play years. Exceptions: Many companies produce cards for players the year after the player has retired. These cards, with or without stats, issued the year following retirement are meant to depict the player’s previous season. In addition, there are a few vintage sets that may list one or two cards well past the play years. These cards are allowed due to their extreme popularity. For example, in the Babe Ruth Basic Set, the 1948 Leaf is listed even though Ruth retired in 1935. Player sets in the miscellaneous sports and non-sports categories may include post-retirement dated cards due to limited availability of play years cards.
Basic Player Sets:
Cards in basic sets include only the most popularly issued manufacturers and are closed for updates. Basic sets do not include cards from Parallel Sets, Insert Sets, or Parallel/Inserts Sets. Special cards and league leader cards are not included.
Cards for the basic baseball player sets are as follows: BOWMAN, DONRUSS, FINEST, FLAIR/FLAIR SHOWCASE, FLEER/FLEER TRADITION, LEAF, PINNACLE, SCORE, SELECT, SP/SP AUTHENTIC, STADIUM CLUB, STUDIO, TOPPS, ULTRA, UPPER DECK. Pre-war vintage sets may also include issues from CRACKER JACK, GOUDEY, PLAY BALL, SPORTING LIFE & NEWS, T202, T205, T206, and US CARAMEL.
Cards for the basic football player sets are as follows: BOWMAN, BOWMAN CHROME, DONRUSS, FINEST, FLAIR/FLAIR SHOWCASE, FLEER/FLEER TRADITION, LEAF (1948-49), PINNACLE, PHILADELPHIA (1964-67), PRO SET, SCORE, SELECT, SP/SP AUTHENTIC, SPX, STADIUM CLUB, TOPPS, TOPPS CHROME, ULTRA, and UPPER DECK.
Cards for the basic basketball player sets are as follows: BOWMAN, FINEST, FLEER/FLEER TRADIITION, HOOPS, SKYBOX, SP/SP AUTHENTIC, STADIUM CLUB, TOPPS, ULTRA, and UPPER DECK.
Cards for the basic hockey player sets are as follows: BOWMAN, DONRUSS, FLEER/FLEER TRADIITION, LEAF, OPC, OPC PREMIER, PARKHURST, PINNACLE, PRO SET, SCORE, SP/SP AUTHENTIC, STADIUM CLUB, TOPPS, and UPPER DECK.
Basic & Collector Issues Player Sets:
These sets, for modern players (post-1971), include all cards defined as a "Main Set" cards (promos, prototypes and test sets excluded), but do not include cards from Parallel Sets, Insert Sets, or Parallel/Inserts Sets. Special cards and league leader cards are not included.
Master Player Sets:
All cards, with the exception of unique or very limited edition cards (1-3 print runs), are accepted in the Master player sets. If a player is featured on a team set card, it will be allowed. Cards which may feature a player in the background but make no mention of the player on the card are not allowed. In addition, some handcut/panel/perforated issues may only be used in one slot and may not be required in multiple slots. If you are uncertain that your card qualifies, please email [email protected] for confirmation.
Note there are a few sets which PSA does not grade, but authenticates only. Cards from the following sets will be added to the player sets as optional and will not be required: 1967 Topps Test Discs, 1968 Topps Discs, 1970 Topps Super Square Cornered Proof - Blank Back. This list may be updated in the future.
Player sets have evolved since they were first introduced in the PSA Set Registry. Therefore, there may be some inconsistencies. Please email [email protected] with any changes you feel should be made.
Super Player Sets:
These sets have the same rules as the master sets, however cards issued past the player's play years are allowed in the super sets.
Player Card Requests to Established Sets:
Player set compositions, especially for modern basic sets and all master sets, are constantly expanding as new cards are graded by PSA. If you have a card that does not yet appear in a player set, you may request that it be added to the set. Cards which are considered print errors and are not established variations, will be added as either/or to the base card. Beginning January 1, 2007, pins will also be included in the player sets.
Card requests submitted before May 1st every year will be added to the set before the awards deadline. Cards submitted during May will be added after the awards deadline.
To request an addition to a player set, please login to My Set Registry and view the set in My Sets. There you will find a link called "Report a cert that should match this composite." From this link you can make your request.
Rookie Player Sets:
Rookie sets contain cards which are recognized as official rookie cards by the industry. Some sources include Leaf and OPC issues. If these are requested by the collector who has requested the set, then the composite will include those cards when it is loaded. Once the set goes live there will be no additions/deletions made to the set.
HOF and Key Card Sets:
Additions to the HOF and Key Card sets are possible. Every year new HOF inductions are made. In addition, some players may have performed well enough in recent years to warrant addition to All-Time sets. In some cases only one card will qualify for addition to the set. There are some cases where several cards may qualify. In a Key Card set members will be polled for their opinion. The majority vote will determine which card is added. If less than 50% of the members polled respond, then experts at PSA will select the card for addition. Additions to HOF sets requiring a rookie card are updated as requested and in some cases may also require a poll amongst set registrants. If the set requires rookie cards, only the cards which are recognized as official rookie cards for the player will be accepted. A list of these cards can be found in the Ultimate Rookie Card Encyclopedia. In the rookie sets, multiple cards may be accepted for each player. In the case in which a HOFer does not have a rookie and or popular/mainstream issue card, this player will not be included in the HOF Team and Key Card sets which require a specific card. HOF sets that allow any card for a particular player will be updated as new inductions are made and brought to our attention.
Each item within a set is assigned a weight based on the value of the item in NM-MT condition. Most sets are broken down using a 1-10 scale, with 10 being the greatest weight. Some sets feature ultra-rare items. Those items will command a much higher weighting according to their relative rarity. If the set is very small with little variation in individual item prices, then the scale may be 1-5. For more information on weighting and how sets are ranked, visit the RULES page.
If you have any further questions on how the set registry works, click rules and benefits above or send your question to [email protected].
N.Y. Yankees Retired Numbers Rookies Baseball
1968-1992 O-Pee-Chee NHL and WHA Wax Packs - All Series
2013 Topps Update Baseball
Philadelpia Phillies World Series Champions (1980) Baseball
1972 Puerto Rican League Stickers Baseball
1993 Finest Jumbo All-Stars Baseball
1997 Finest Refractors Baseball
1994 Action Packed WWF 24 KT Gold Non-Sports
1977 Pacosa Dos International Star Wars Non-Sports
1998 Topps Chrome WCW Non-Sports
1991 Classic WWF Non-Sports
1991 Merlin WWF Italian Non-Sports
1985 O-Pee-Chee WWF Pro Wrestling Stars Series 1 Non-Sports
2006 Topps Heritage Chrome WWE Autographs Non-Sports
2012 Topps Archives Reprints Baseball
1889 W. Duke & Sons Co. Lighthouses (N119) Non-Sports
1974 Yamakatsu Wrestling Non-Sports
2007 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Classic Signatures Barrel Blue Ink Baseball
2007 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Classic Signatures Barrel Black Ink Baseball
2007 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Legendary Lettermen Baseball
2007 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Classic Immortal Signatures Baseball
1993 Kenner Starting Lineup Hockey
1991 Pro Set Draft Day Football
1967 Dexter Press Boston Red Sox Baseball
1888 Old Judge Boxers (N167) Misc Sports
Super Bowl Quarterbacks First Starts (1967-Present) Tickets
Topps 2000s Run - Basic Baseball
Los Angeles Dodgers World Series Champions (1988) Baseball
2010 Playoff Contenders Football
1976 Yamakatsu Wrestling Non-Sports
1989 WWF Superstars of Wrestling Series 2 Non-Sports
1973 The Big Book of Wrestling Non-Sports
1984 First Issue Covers Non-Sports
1999 Topps - Basic Baseball
1926 Greiling Serie Boxer Company Sets
NCAA Final Four (1976-Present) Tickets
1969-70 Bazooka Hand-Cut Singles Baseball
1966 A & BC Batman Riddler Back-Netherlands Non-Sports
1920 Cowan Co. Animal Cards (V2) Blank Back Non-Sports
2004 Just Featured Preview Albert Pujols Baseball
1992 Impel Star Trek The Next Generation Non-Sports
2013 Upper Deck Tiger Woods Master Collection Masterpieces Sketch Autographs Misc Sports
1947-66 Exhibits HOF Baseball
1920 Cowan Co. Chicken Cards (V12) Reversed Non-Sports
2010 Press Pass Five Star Signature Souvenirs Aluminum Gold Autographs Misc Sports
1958 Mills Freshwater Fish Non-Sports
1930 Canadian Chewing Gum Co. Indian Chiefs (V253) Non-Sports
1995 Parkhurst 66-67 Coins Hockey
O-Pee-Chee (1933-1941) Hockey
1990-91 Pro Set Super Bowl XXV Raiders Football
1990-1999 Topps Decade of Chiefs
1980-1989 Topps Decade of Reds
1990 Topps Miami Dolphins
1970-79 Topps Decade of Broncos
1972-Present Topps Rangers
Charles Woodson Rookie Set
Jim Leyland (Manager) Topps
Daisuke Matsuzaka Topps
Danny Thompson Topps
Kenny Lofton Rookie Set
Paul Goldschmidt Rookie Set
Alfredo Di Stefano
Walter Alston (Manager)
Dante Bichette Rookie Set
O.J. Simpson Master Topps Set
Charlie Leibrandt Rookie Set
Eric Chavez Rookie Set
J.J. Hardy Rookie Set
Chase Utley Rookie Set
Jason Kendall Rookie Set
Bo Jackson Rookie Set (Baseball)
Michel "Bunny" Larocque
Michael Strahan Rookie Set
Walter Jones Rookie Set
Eric Dickerson Topps
Deion Sanders Topps
Guy Lafleur Topps
Matt Stairs Rookie Set
Howie Long Topps
Dick Howser (Manager)
Dave Concepcion Basic & Collector Issues
Dave Concepcion Topps
George Foster Topps
Ken Griffey Sr. Topps
Sparky Anderson (Manager) Topps
Manny Machado Topps
Tony Stewart Basic
Tippy Martinez Topps