PSA Insider - August 12, 2008 | Vol. 9 Number 17 
Mastro Auctions

Goodwin and Co.


Goodwin & Co
Goodwin & Co. announces their Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons XVII Auction is now open for bidding. The auction closes on Thursday, August 21. Goodwin & Co. is pleased to present the most unique postwar card auction. The entire auction will consist of a single, high-grade 1952 Topps Master Set, offered card-by-card. With each card in the set graded PSA NM-MT 8, this is one of the most magnificent 1952 Topps set ever assembled in the hobby. To preview and bid in this auction, visit .

Mastro Auctions
Mastro Auctions Premier Catalog Auction is open for bidding at Auction closes August 27 - 28. Click here (Also see prices realized from their record breaking August 1, 2008 Live Auction).


Collecting the 1987-88 Fleer Basketball Set
It's very hard to follow a great act or, in this case, a great set. The 1987 Fleer basketball set was faced with that exact problem, following the most important modern set in the hobby and, as a result, it is often overlooked by collectors. That being said, could this Fleer issue be a diamond in the rough? In the following article, we explore that possibility. Click here to read on.

1957 Topps Baseball: Setting the Standard
The 1957 Topps baseball set has long been considered a classic. Using a very simple design and great photography, these cards have always been regarded as one of the best looking issues of the decade. Subject to condition obstacles such as poor centering and print defects, this Topps set is also tough to complete in high-grade. Filled with great rookies and combo cards, click here to find out why so many hobbyists find this set so intriguing. click here.


Fight4OldDC - The Number One Current Finest 1960's NFL Team of the Decade Set
For some the sixties were a decade of rebellion, free love and anarchy. For others the sixties brought to light some of the finest football players to date. Just look at all of the HOF'ers to come from the sixties. In this set alone, for example, you have Gale Sayers, Ron Mix, and Deacon Jones just to name a few. This collector clearly has a love for football and states as much in his notes. This set has received the "Best of the Registry" certificate two years running. With a finest possible rating of 9.11, this collector's set rating is 9.10. Talk about a near perfect set! Amazing! Click here to view.

PSA Set Registry Awards 2008
Winners have been announced. Congratulations to all participants for another great year! We could not do it without you, the collectors. To review the list of winners, please click here. For 2008 HOF Inductees please click here.

PSA Set Registry Luncheon at National
Thank you to all who were able to attend. The program consisted of the award presentations and a healthy Q&A round with Joe Orlando. Each person in attendance was given a complimentary copy of Joe Orlando's new book titled, Collecting Sports Legends: The Ultimate Hobby Guide. Pictures from the event will be posted shortly. A special thank you goes out to Anthony Nex for graciously lending not only his photographic talents for the event, but for helping out overall. Thank you, Anthony!

V2 linked to Collectors Corner
The Set Registry is now linked to Collectors Corner, a Collectors Universe company. Collectors Corner is a marketplace for coins, currency and trading cards. When you are in a set in MY SETS, if an item that is being listed in Collectors Corner is available to fill a slot or upgrade an item in your set, there will be a link in the ACTION column. Clicking this link will take you directly to Collectors Corner where you can purchase the item from a dealer.

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Hurry - Set Registry Special Ends 8/31!
$14/5-day (approx.) - Sports and Non-Sport cards valued under $500. 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.

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: When it comes to grading an autograph, can it still be graded if the autograph was traced over?

Answer: It all depends on who did the tracing. If it appears that the original signor simply went back over a letter or two due to a pen skip or something of that nature, the autograph could still receive a numerical grade. On the other hand, if the tracing was administered by anyone other than the original signor, it could never receive a numerical grade.




Which of the following 1970s baseball cards do you think has the most potential?

  1. 1971 Topps Greatest Moments
  2. 1971 Topps
  3. 1974 Topps Deckle Edge
  4. 1975 Topps

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

Results from last survey: 33% answered they would want to own PSA Gem Mint 10 1954 Topps Ernie Banks rookie card from Dmitri Young's collection. Same number of people chose PSA Gem Mint 10 1955 Roberto Clemente and PSA Gem Mint 10 1963 Topps Pete Rose cards. Click here for a complete breakdown.

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Westchester county Center
198 Central Avenue
White Plains NY
United States of America

August 14 - 17, 2008

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Collectors Universe Public Friday

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September 12, 2008

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Honabach & Sons Present PSA/DNA days at Frank and Sons Collectible Show

Frank and Sons
19649 E. San Jose Ave
Ciy of Industry CA
United States of America

September 20, 2008

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Philadelphia Sports Show

Greater Reading Expo Center
Reading PA
United States of America

September 26 - 28, 2008

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