PSA eCollector VOL. 2, Number 3 
February 7, 2001

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The Market Report

1970's Baseball Cards on the Rise
With many collectors placing extreme emphasis on Hall of Fame players, you can see why demand has increased for these fairly recent additions to the Hall.
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Vintage Profile

Roger Maris
Roger Maris did not have a Hall of Fame career, but unlike several players in the Hall today, he was a superstar for a few years.
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Our Readers Ask

Question: I recently purchased a 1953 Allie Reynolds graded 8OC (off center). I know what the card is worth without the OC qualifier, but what would my card be worth approximately?

Answer: There is no hard and fast rule, but the OC designation can severely diminish the value of a card in some cases. As a general rule, if a card is readily available, in an unqualified state, then a card with an OC designation might not be valued anywhere near the listed price. If a card is extraordinarily difficult, in terms of centering, then a card with an OC designation might retain most of the listed value. Good examples might be a 1954 Wilson Franks card or a 1988 Ken Griffey Jr. minor league card (Vermont AA). Both are notoriously OC so it leaves the collectors little choice. If a collector has a choice, they will avoid OC cards. In some cases, a card with an OC designation might not be worth as much as an unqualified card with an inferior grade (a PSA 8 might be worth more than a PSA 9OC). It really depends on the issue in question.
--Joe Orlando, Editor Sportscard Market Report

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The Expert's Corner

A Short History of Japanese Baseball - Part 3
In part three of a three part series on Japanese baseball, Gary Engel, a recognized authority on Japanese baseball cards, takes an in-depth look at the ever-popular sport.
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**Show Schedule**

PSA On-Site Grading This Weekend!

PSA is offering on-site sportscard grading services at the following show this weekend.

The Big League Challenge Card & Memorabilia Show
February 9, 10 & 11
Cashman Stadium
Las Vegas, Nevada

Take advantage of two great PSA Show Services!
- Guaranteed Two-Hour Show Service - just $50 per card!
Cards may be submitted at the show to all PSA grading levels.

So bring your vintage or modern cards of any value and have them graded at the show by the industry's leading card grading company, PSA.

For more information about The Big League Challenge, call 877-746-9757 or go to

For more information about PSA grading at the show, call 800-325-1121.

PSA will be accepting submissions at the following show:

2001 NBA All-Star jam Session Basketball Card Show
February 8 - 11
Washington, D.C., Convention Center
Washington, D.C.

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