PSA Insider - November 9, 2005 | Vol. 6 Number 23 


The Memory Lane Inc. November Auction is Now Open
Memory Lane Inc. has announced that its November auction is now open for viewing and bidding at Some of the highlights include a 1933 Goudey Babe Ruth, and a 1933 Sport King Ty Cobb. Click here for more details.

Sotheby's & SCP Auctions to Sell Important Sports Memorabilia and Cards on December 10, 2005
This auction features Joe DiMaggio's 1936 New York Yankess Home Rookie Full Uniform, and the original Heisman trophy sculpture from 1935 by artist Frank Eliscu. Click here for more details.

American Memorabilia's Holiday Gift Auction Will Be Closing on Thursday, December 8, 2005
American Memorabilia's "Holiday Gift Auction" will be opening next Monday. There is still time to register and bid on the 1,401 lots offered. Click here for more details.


1977-1984 U.S. Star Wars Cards
From cereal boxes to loaves of Wonder Bread to bags of fast food sold at Burger Chef, Star Wars cards could be found practically anywhere. Paul Holstein has made it his goal to collect them all. Read this article to discover a world of cards that hail from that galaxy far, far away. Click here to read about it.


Only 2 in this High Grade!


LOT 46 - PSA MINT 10
Only Yellow Letter in a 10!

Campy's "Rookie"


Did You Know?
Do you know Al Simmons's real name? Or which was the first U.S. president to attend a World Series game? Or what teams played in the first televised major league baseball game? If sports trivia is your thing, read this article to find out! Click here to read more.


The Spotlight is on ALL PSA Set Registry Members!
The awards deadline has passed the judges have selected the winners for the 2005 PSA Set Registry Awards and the inductees to the PSA Set Registry Hall of Fame. Announcements will be made in the near future. But this week, we want to thank all of the 2,953 members who are participating in the Registry program. We continue to be amazed by your enthusiasm and "wowed" not only the sheer numbers of sets registered, but by the amazing dedication members of the program continue to exhibit. Every day throughout the Registry, new sets are being added and established sets are being upgraded and expanded. Members continue to share their expertise with one another enjoy friendly competition. Many of the PSA dealers support the Registry not only by offering cards to participants, but by building their own collections. Unfortunately, there can only be a limited number of big winners each year, but in our view everyone participating in the Registry is a winner. For your love of the PSA Set Registry, we sincerely thank each and every one of you. It is our pleasure to serve you.

The PSA Set Registry Staff


Set Registry Special
$12 per card/5 business days - cards valued up to $500. No minimum. (Excludes Super Sized and Autographed cards). 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. The following are new set composites added to the Registry:

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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].


Question: I am having a hard time understanding the term "Regional" as it relates to trading cards. Can you explain?

Answer: That is a great question. The term is used quite loosely. For many, Regional issue simply means that the issue was not distributed nationally (hence the word "regional"), like a traditional issue produced by a national card manufacturer like Topps. So, for example, if a card issue was released only in a certain sector of the U.S., that would be considered regional since the some areas did not have access to them. This would include issues like Bell Brand Potato Chips. Some non-traditional cards (like Kellogg's) are referred to as Regional issues despite the fact that they were, in some cases, distributed on a national level but not via packs. For example, many cards were issued with food products like potato chips, cookies, hot dogs, cereal, etc. and some of them were distributed in food chains across the nation, yet people refer to them as Regional issues simply because they were not traditional so to speak. While the definition seems to vary, it generally refers to card issues that were not issued in a traditional fashion.




Value aside, which of the following modern football cards would you most want to own?

  1. 1976 Topps Walter Payton
  2. 1980 Topps Joe Montana
  3. 1984 Topps John Elway
  4. 1984 Topps Dan Marino
  5. 1986 Topps Jerry Rice

Click here to answer. Results will be posted in the next Insider.

Results from last survey: 45% said that the Chicago White Sox would win the World Series in 4 games. Click here for a complete breakdown.


See PSA at These Upcoming Shows!

31st Annual Chicago Sun-Times Sports Collectible Convention

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
5555 N. River Rd.
Rosemont, IL 60018

November 18-20, 2005

Show Info:
For more information on the Chicago Sun-Times Show, click here.

For more information about PSA services, call PSA Customer Service at (800) 325-1121 or visit

31st Annual Chicago Sun-Times Sports Collectors Convention

  • PSA will be offering on-site grading; prices to be announced.
  • PSA representatives will be available to answer all your questions and accept submissions for all levels of service through Sunday.
  • PSA/DNA autograph experts will be available to authenticate your previously signed autographs on-site.

Public Hours:
Friday, 11/18/05: 5pm-9:30pm (4:30 pm for VIPs) Saturday, 11/19/05: 9:30am-5pm (9am for VIPs) Sunday, 11/20/05: 9:30am-4pm (9am for VIPs)


93rd Philadelphia Sports Card and Memorabilia Show

Fort Washington Expo Ctr.
1100 Virginia Drive
Fort Washington, PA 19034

December 2-4, 2005

Show Info:
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For more information about PSA services, call PSA Customer Service at (800) 325-1121 or visit

93rd Philadelphia Sports Card and Memorabilia Show

  • PSA representatives will be available to answer all your questions and accept submissions for all levels of service through Sunday.

Public Hours:
To be announced...


PSA Public Friday

Collectors Universe
1921 E. Alton Ave
Santa Ana, CA 92705

December 9, 2005

Show Info:
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PSA Public Friday

  • PSA representatives will be available to answer all your questions and accept submissions for all levels of service for PSA and PSA/DNA.

Public Hours:
10am - 4pm

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