PSA Insider - November 17, 2009 | Vol. 10 Number 21 

Goodwin &Co


Goodwin & Company's Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons XXIII Auction Closes on Thursday, November 19, 2009
Hurry and get in your bids! To participate in extended bidding, you must bid on the lot prior to 9:00 PM CDT on Thursday, November 19, 2009. Don't miss out! To bid, simply visit, and sign in using your email address or bidder number. Click here for auction highlights.

FINAL WEEK OF BIDDING for the Legendary November 18-19 Auction of Sports & Americana: Over 1,400 Lots!
This November event delivers all of the expected levels of quality and variety, and also features some once-in-a-lifetime highlights including some standout Registry sets: 1968 Topps Complete Set (#4 on the PSA Set Registry); 1958 Topps Complete Set (#7 on the PSA Set Registry); 1934-36 National Chicle Diamond Stars Near Set (#6 on the PSA Set Registry). Vintage collectors will be thrilled by this auction's top-drawer "singles" - like the 1915 Cracker Jack #30 Ty Cobb in PSA NM-MT 8. Visit Legendary Auctions at and bid today.

Sirius Sports Cards Graded Auction #9 is Open for Bidding and Ends on Thursday, November 19, 2009, at 11 PM EST, Using the 15 Minute Rule
Please click here to view the auction. There are 809 lots, including some low pop cards, Hall of Famers, PSA/DNA authenticated autographs, and much more. Click here to view some highlights.

Legendary Auctions
Just Collect Auctions More than 140 High Grade, Low Pop PSA Cards. Closing Sunday, November 22! Just Collect is proud to offer over 140 high grade, low pop PSA cards this week including: 1956 Topps U.S. Presidents, 1957 Topps Baseball, 1961 Golden Press Baseball, 1971 Topps Baseball, 1964 Topps Football, 1969 Topps Football and much more!

Heroes of Sport Inaugural Auction Featuring "Heroes of Past, Present, and Future" Begins November 18th!
Heroes of Sport, inc. has their first major catalog auction about to open for bidding on November 18th and ending December 9th. The owners of Heroes have done business for years on eBay known as Rose-City-Sports. The auction has a wide array of high end sports cards and memorabilia from 1887 to 2009. With over 1,000 premium lots, there is something for every collector. Click here for more.

On-site PSA Grading Specials to be Offered at Chicago Sun-Times Show
PSA will be attending the Chicago Sun-Times Sports Collectibles Show to perform on-site card grading and autograph authentication from November 20-22, 2009. Discounts will be offered for cards with a declared value below $500 (per card). Click here to learn more.

Memory Lane Auction Includes Plenty of "Hidden Treasure"
When its auction kicks off this month, MLI's full-color auction catalog will feature some items never before sold publicly, collections that have taken years to put together and rank among the finest known and some one-of-a-kind rarities that will generate intense interest among sports fans and collectors who appreciate the great history of sports. Click here for more details.


Satchel Paige The Timeless Appeal of the Ageless Satchel Paige
Despite a brief big league career, Satchel Paige will always be remembered as one of the men who paved the way for African-American players of the future. Along with Jackie Robinson and a few other Negro League standouts, Paige played a key role in the late-1940s. Even though Paige was well past his prime by the time he finally got the chance to pitch in the majors, this ageless wonder showed us a glimpse of what might have been. In the following piece, we explore the career of the pitching legend. More...


Joe Orlando Stretching the Truth
There are many forms of fraud in the collectibles world, from autograph forgeries to counterfeit baseball cards. One type of fraud that is rarely discussed, but arguably just as damaging, is when sellers insist on stretching the truth about an item that is already authentic to begin with. In the following editorial, Joe Orlando discusses how this unnecessary and unethical practice harms the hobby. More...


Hot Dawg! - The Number One Current Finest 1963-64 Kahn's Wieners Basketball Set
Don't let the size of this modest 13-card set fool you. This collector has managed to complete what many feel is one of the most condition sensitive sets, with a near perfect set rating of 6.36. With only 3 cards that can be improved upon to reach the all-time finest set rating of 6.46, it's no wonder that this set has earned the Best of the Registry award for 4 years running. Very nice! Click here for a glimpse.

Set Registry Special - Sports & Non-Sports - $14 per card - No Minimum!
$14 per card/5 business days - 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: How does paper loss affect the grade of a card?

Answer: Well, it all comes down to severity. Often times, a card will grade no higher than a PSA 1 or 2, or simply PSA Authentic, if there is significant paper loss on the front or back of a card. You often see significant paper loss on vintage cards that were once glued in albums. There are other times where very minor loss can occur from simple wear on the tip of a corner or minor paper loss from the cut that will still allow a card to qualify for a much higher grade. The bottom line is that there is no black and white rule. The severity of the paper loss will dictate the grade.


Whose football cards have been affected most by their performance so far in 2009?

  1. Brett Favre
  2. Peyton Manning
  3. Adrian Peterson
  4. Drew Brees
Click here to answer. Results will be posted in the next Insider.

Results from last survey: 41% felt that of all the major sporting events that might happen in 2010, a Brett Favre Super Bowl victory would provide the greatest benefit to his collectibles. Click here for a complete breakdown.

Have your sports autographs authenticated by PSA/DNA. Submission forms are available online at the PSADNA web site. Just click here. Find out what your cards are really worth. Subscribe to the Sports Market Report and have it delivered to your door every month. Click here. Join the PSA Collectors Club today! Just click here to learn about the many benefits of membership.

Collectors Club Grading Special #1
  • 50% OFF for All Reviews or Crossovers
  • Sports & Non-Sports
  • For All Service Levels
  • Turnaround Varies with Level of Service Requested
  • Hurry! Offer Expires 11/30/2009!
  • For Silver, Gold & Platinum Members

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Collectors Club Grading Special #2
  • Raw Card Grading Special
  • Sports & Non-Sports
  • $10 per Card
  • 25 Card Minimum Qty Required
  • For Cards Under $300 each
  • Turnaround Approx 10 Business Days
  • Hurry! Offer Expires 11/30/2009!
  • For Silver, Gold & Platinum Members
» Click here for full details!
Collectors Club Grading Special #3
  • Raw Card Grading Special
  • Sports & Non-Sports
  • $5 per Card
  • 50 Card Minimum Qty Required
  • For Cards Under $100 each
  • Turnaround Varies with Demand
  • Hurry! Offer Expires 11/30/2009!
  • For Silver, Gold & Platinum Members

» Click here for full details!

For more information on how to list your inventory, contact Roy Alcala at [email protected].
PSA Set Registry now links to Collectors Corner. Click here.

Sports Cards and Tickets for Sale:
33,208 Cards for Sale Today valued at $5,669,039

Most Recent Listings:
1970 Kellogg's 15 Frank Robinson PSA GEM MT 10... $225.00
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Most Valuable Listings:
1952 Topps 311 Mickey Mantle PSA NM-MT 8... $87,500.00
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