|PSA Insider - May 18, 2010 | Vol. 11 Number 10|
Clean Sweep Auctions has an Exciting Auction Closing on Wednesday, May 26th, 2010
One of Clean Sweep's most exciting auctions ever, this auction begins with an ultra-fresh group of Old Judges. Check out a rare N167 Jim O'Rourke, a Gypsy Queen, some HOFers and many new variations. Graded cards come next, with a solid selection of quality tobacco and candy cards, a nice graded 1933 Goudey Ruth and many quality star cards through the late 1960s. The highlight of this section is a mini-find of some truly incredible 1953 Topps cards: there is a Smoky Burgess PSA 9 1/1, two other PSA 9s (Lollar and Stobbs), 8 and 8.5s of Berra, Campanella, Schoendienst, Slaughter and many other stars. See more here.
Legendary Auctions' May 25-27 Auction of Sports, Americana & Photography: Now Open for Bidding!
Over 2,100 lots are featured in this auction with 100s of sports, non-sports singles, groups and PSA Registry Sets. Login now to place your bids! Click here to view auction and bid.
Mile High Card Company's June 9th Auction: Now Open for Bidding!
MHCC's upcoming auction includes over 1800 amazing lots. Featured Highlights: Babe Ruth Single Signed Baseball PSA/DNA 6.5 EX/MT+, 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle PSA 7.5 NM+, 1911 M110 Sporting Life Cabinets Christy Mathewson PSA 2 GOOD, 1968 Brooks Robinson Baltimore Orioles Game-Used Jersey, and an Amazing Collection of Game Used Jerseys and many more. Visit www.milehighcardco.com to view and bid in the auction!
Just Collect Offers Over 1,500 PSA Cards On Sale For Less Than $10 with Free Shipping!
Just Collect (eBay ID: just_collect) has over 1,500 PSA cards on sale for under $10 and more than 4,200 PSA cards on sale for under $20. All with free shipping! Sales have been increased and cards are selling rapidly, so shop now for the best selection! Click here for more details.
SCP Auctions Internet Auction of Important Sports Memorabilia & Cards Set: Opens May 26, 2010
Over 750 lots offered, highlighted by property from the Cy Jones Collection, an incredible selection of game used bats, and an outstanding array of pre- & post-war card sets and singles including 1933 Goudey, and #106 Napoleon Lajoie Mint PSA 9. Click here for more.
Goodwin & Company's "Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons XXVII" Is Now Open for Bidding and Will Close on Thursday, June 3rd
The auction features 888 lots of sports cards and memorabilia. Highlights include: 1919 T213 Coupon Cigarettes Rube Marquard Type 3 PSA 6 EX-MT, T205 Gold Border J.J. McGraw PSA 7 NM, and more. To bid or register go to www.goodwinandco.com for details.
Imperial Sports Auctions Vintage Rarities Baseball Autographs and Related Memorabilia Preview Now Available
Imperial Sports Auctions is one of the largest buyers and sellers of vintage baseball signatures. Auction is now up for preview. Bidding will begin on June 1st and end on June 17th. Check out the preview now on web site. This auction features vintage baseball autographs and related memorabilia. Highlights include: Exceptional Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Lazzeri, Huggins, et al. Signed Autograph Book, Babe Ruth Signed Autographed Baseball c.1920 - 1924, Jackie Robinson Single Signed Autographed Baseball - PSA/DNA LOA, Dizzy Dean Single Signed Autographed Baseball - PSA/DNA Graded, and much more! Click here to visit www.imperialsports.net.
Free PSA/DNA Autograph Grading Contest
In conjunction with Historic Autographs, PSA will be offering free autograph grading to the person who achieves the highest completion percentage of their newest product - Hall of Fame and All-Star Edition. Click here for more details.
PSA/DNA Certifies Over 9,000 HOF, All-Star Signatures for Historic Autographs
PSA/DNA Authentication Services (www.PSADNA.com) certified more than 9,000 signatures for one of the largest autograph products ever offered, Historic Autographs 2010 Hall of Fame and All-Star Edition. Click here for more.
PSA Announces Custom Card Encapsulation Service
Since 1991, PSA has helped authenticate, grade and preserve millions of trading cards and other collectibles. Many of them are the most valuable of their kind in the world. Now, for the first time, PSA can help you celebrate the important personal events and people in your life by placing your specially designed trading cards or photos in our protective holder with a special label of your choosing. Click here to learn more.
PSA/DNA Update - Tamper Evident Stickers
Effective immediately, PSA/DNA will be utilizing the red, white and blue colored stickers, used prior to the unveiling of the newer silver label, as part of the autograph authentication process. Click here for more details.
Question: If the amount is equal, can the "type" of corner wear affect the grade of a card in different ways?
Answer: Yes. Assuming the degree of wear is virtually the same, the type of wear can certainly impact the grade in different ways. For example, a corner that simply exhibits some wear near the tip is not considered as much of a detractor as a corner that appears to have the same amount of wear but is actually missing the top layer of paper. Often times, a corner that fits that description would cause the card to grade a PSA NM 7 or lower. There are exceptions to that rule. For example, if the eye-appeal is terrific on the face of the card, the graders may reward the card by giving it a grade of PSA 8 (assuming the rest of the card qualifies as well).
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