PSA Insider - Jan. 29, 2008 | Vol. 9 Number 3 

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Sotheby's/SCP Auctions Set To Open Winter Internet-Only Auction Of Important Sports Memorabilia & Cards: To Be Held JANUARY 15-30, 2008
Over 900 lots offered, highlighted by fine selection of T206s, quality game-used bats, and significant Babe Ruth memorabilia. Click here to read on.

Just Collect Extends '2008 New Year's Resolution' Consignment Special through February
Just Collect, Inc. (eBay ID: just_collect) is eBay's Largest Consignment Seller of Graded Sports Cards. Just Collect is pleased to extend its highly success '2008 New Year's Resolution' special: Consign at least $10,000 of graded cards during January or February and lock into our 2007 consignment rates for all of 2008! Click here to read more. Click here to read on.

Mile High Card Company Offers a Superlative Array of High Grade Cards and Memorabilia in Its February 13th Auction
Mile High Card Company opened the bidding to its much anticipated Winter 2008 auction on January 20th and has experienced unprecedented early bidding on some of the strongest offerings brought to the marketplace in the recent past. Click here to read on.


Taking My Hacks: Two Tales of the Faulty Provenance can provide additional value to a great item or it can be used in hopes of diverting your attention away from the merit of the piece itself. In some cases, it may not be provenance at all. In the following piece, Joe Orlando tackles a controversial subject that hobbyists wrestle with every day. Click here for more.

Collecting the 1933-34 O-Pee-Chee Hockey Set
Vintage hockey cards have continued to pick up steam in the market. Distributed in far less quantities than their baseball counterparts, hockey cards are often incredibly scarce and high-grade examples do not come available often. In the following piece, the 1933 OPC hockey set is analyzed. Containing several key rookie cards and Hall of Famers, find out why this set remains a staple among hockey collectors. Click here to read on.


Question: I noticed that some PSA graded 1935 Goudeys hit eBay recently with results that were way in excess of SMR. Why did they go so high in relation to SMR?

Answer: Great question. With many high-grade, low population vintage issues, it is very difficult to establish prices because they come up for sale so infrequently. In this case, 1935 Goudeys are extraordinarily tough with their colored borders, etc. Since a nice selection appeared at one time, it gave high-end collectors a chance to build upon their set. This usually results in great prices since it may be a while until collectors will have the chance to buy so many high-end examples in such a short period of time.




Which one of the following is the best Fleer set of all-time?

  1. 1959 Fleer Ted Williams
  2. 1959 Fleer Three Stooges
  3. 1961 Fleer Basketball
  4. 1986 Fleer Basketball

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

Results from last survey: 46% answered UFC/MMA - non-boxing fighting sport has the best chance of developing a trading card collector base. Click here for a complete breakdown.

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Feb. 8, 2008

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Feb. 9, 2008

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