PSA Insider - June 7, 2006 | Vol. 7 Number 12 


Mile High Card Company Offers Astounding Assemblage of High Grade Cards and Complete Sets in June 15th Auction
Over 700 lots of precisely selected sports cards and memorabilia will cross the block at Mile High's June 15th Auction. Of note are a 1914 Boston Garter Shoeless Joe Jackson card, a rare 1933 goudey Sports Kings set, a 1969 Topps set with all cards graded PSA 8 or 9, and many highly graded cards featuring Mantle, Gehrig, Cobb, Ruth, Williams and more! Click here for more details.

Sotheby's & SCP Auctions to Offer Home Run King Hank Aaron's Rookie Jersey on June 24, 2006
In conjunction with Bonds's assault on the record books, Sotheby's and SCP Auctions will offer Aaron's 1954 Milwaukee Braves rookie road jersey on June 24th. Click here to read more.

Sotheby's and SCP Auctions Inaugural Internet Auction Generates $1.35 Million
Collectors nationwide competed aggressively for an eclectic array of quality sports cards and memorabilia offered in the first Internet exclusive auction conducted by the Sotheby's/SCP Auctions partnership. The sale, which featured over 750 lots, closed on May 11, 2006 with strong prices throughout, contributing to a sales total topping $1.35 million. Click here to read on.


Swinging into the Past: A Look at Pre-War Golf Cards
Golf cards made their first real appearance with a few cards included in the 1898 Ogden's Cigarette's Cricketers and Sportsmen. There cards were introduced in England around 1875 to encourage tobacco sales and brand loyalty. Today, golf cards offer an excellent investment opportunity. Golf is as popular as ever, and many golf cards have survived in outstanding condition. Click here to read on.


"Check" This Out
Over the past two or three years, we have enjoyed increased autograph submissions from collectors who appreciate the benefits of owning PSA-authenticated items. In response, we're introducing a brand new holder -- one that's big enough to protect large-size tickets and signed checks. We're also introducing a new blue PSA/DNA label for encapsulated autographs. Read more about these services here. Click here to read more.


F&S Millennium Jersey Collection - The Number One Current Finest 2000 Upper Deck Legends Legendary Game Jerseys Set
This year F&S surged ahead of Jeff Kay's great set, a winner three years in a row, to take the "Best of the Registry" award for 2006. This set is so interesting because it contains 47 of football's greatest players. Each card displays a swatch of the player's game-used jersey, which you can clearly see in the images F&S has treated us to. Congratulations! Click here to enjoy.

PSA Set Registry Awards
In the next couple of weeks, we will be announcing the 2006 Set Registry award winners. Watch the website for announcements. Awards will be distributed at the Set Registry luncheon which will be held on Friday, July 28th in Anaheim at the National Sports convention. Look for your email invitation in mid-June.


Set Registry Special
1964-present $5 per card/All Sports • 25-card minimum • $75 maximum value • No turnaround guaranteed. 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:

Bookmark these important links!
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To delete a card from all sets at once:

To update your email address:

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: Do the color variations on Super Bowl tickets affect the value?

Answer: In some cases - yes. For many years, the NFL would designate certain sections at the game with different colors. For example, wheelchair access seating might be a different color than lodge seating and so on. It is certainly not always the case but there are certain years where tickets can be found in a variety of colors. The scarcer the color variation, generally speaking, the more valuable. As ticket collectors become more familiar with these variations, the difference in value should become more apparent in the market.




With Dallas and Miami in the NBA finals, which player's collectibles will benefit the most from the exposure if they win?

  1. Shaquille O'Neal
  2. Dwayne Wade
  3. Dirk Nowitzki
  4. Jason Terry

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

Results from last survey: 34% said that Albert Pujols will be the all-time home run leader by 2020. Click here for a complete breakdown.


See PSA at These Upcoming Shows!

Chicago SportsFest

Donald E. Stephens Conv. Ctr.
5555 N River Rd.
Rosemont, IL 60018

June 9-11, 2006

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

Chicago SportsFest

  • PSA representatives will be available to answer all your questions and accept submissions for all levels of service through Sunday.
  • PSA/DNA will be available on site to authenticate your previously signed items.

Public Hours:
Friday, 6/9/06: 10am - 8pm
Saturday, 6/10/06: 10am - 7pm
Sunday, 6/11/06: 10am - 4pm


PSA Public Friday

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

June 23, 2006

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


The National 27th Annual Sports Collectors Convention

Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, CA

July 26-30, 2006

Show Info:
For more information on The National, click here.

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

The National 27th Annual Sports Collectors Convention

  • PSA will be offering on-site grading.
  • PSA/DNA autograph experts will be available to authenticate your previously signed autographs on-site.

Public Hours:
To be determined...

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