PSA Insider - November 3, 2009 | Vol. 10 Number 20 



GUU Auctions' Fall Auction Open for Bidding Now until Thursday, November 12, 2009
The only known game-worn Jim Brown football helmet in existence will highlight GUU Auctions' fall offerings scheduled to run now through Thursday, November 12. Click here to bid.

Closing Sunday, November 8 - Over 350 High Grade, Low Pop PSA Cards at Auction from Just Collect!
Just Collect is proud to offer over 350 high grade, low pop PSA cards this week including: 1975 Topps Mini Baseball, 1964 Topps Football, 1966 Topps Football, 1960 Fleer Football, 1969 Topps Football, 1970 Topps Football, 1973 Topps Football, 1974 Topps Football, 1955 Golden Stamps Brooklyn Dodgers BB, 1972 Topps Baseball, 1948 Topps Magic Photo and much more!!

Legacy Sports Rarities' Next Auction is Scheduled for January 30, 2010:
Consignment deadline is Nov 15th

Legacy is now accepting consignments to the sale. Cash advances are available. A special commission structure with sizable incentives for large consignments is also available. The deadline for consignments is November 15th, 2009. Anyone interested in consigning should call Greg Bussineau directly at (231) 922-8037 or click here.

Legendary Auctions
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 onsite 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 for more.


Tom Seaver Tom Seaver Set Registry Sets - Remembering Tom Terrific
Tom Seaver was one of the most beloved players of his day. With an overpowering fastball generated from his explosive delivery, Seaver dominated hitters year after year. A member of the 300-Win Club, Seaver was inducted into the MLB Hall of Fame in 1992. After playing in three different decades and for a few different teams, Seaver fans are left with a plethora of cards to collect. In the following piece, we investigate what it's like to collect cards of this former New York Met standout. More...

Green Hornet 1966 Donruss Green Hornet Set - Get Ready for the Buzz
The Green Hornet was a short-lived but memorable television show that aired in the late-1960s. With martial arts expert Bruce Lee as one of its stars, the show developed a small but loyal following. During that time, a set of trading cards was released which captured the characters from the classic show. Today, and with the release of a Green Hornet movie scheduled for 2010, the set has enjoyed a bit of resurgence. In the following article, collectors share their enjoyment in collecting these cards. More...


seinbigd - The Number One Current Finest 1962 Post Cereal Football Set
While this issue is not exactly a mainstream set, it is one of the more difficult vintage football issues to assemble on the registry. Keep in mind that these cards were found on the backs of various cereal boxes and many of them have been poorly cut over the years, eliminating them from eligibility for a numerical grade from PSA. This particular set is not only complete, it carries with it a GPA of 8.60! With 200 cards needed to complete the set, this achievement is put into even greater perspective. The set also includes a slew of very tough short prints and some very early cards of players like Mike Ditka and Fran Tarkenton. This award-winner is the only complete set on the registry and, by far, the finest of all-time Click here for a look.

New 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: When it comes to original photographs, are they worth more if the players are in uniform or off the field?

Answer: The general rule is that most collectors prefer shots of the players in uniform or on the field than those that capture the players off the field. That said, there are instances when great photographs which capture players off the field can be very desirable. For example, if the players were relatively private or the picture is of a special event unrelated to the game. A picture of Joe DiMaggio with Marilyn Monroe or one of Babe Ruth clowning around with children can be very desirable because both types of photos capture something significant about the person, not just their performance on the field.


Which one of the following athlete's collectibles would benefit most from the corresponding events in 2010?

  1. Brett Favre (Super Bowl victory)
  2. Drew Brees (Super Bowl victory)
  3. Shaquille O'Neal (NBA Championship)
  4. LeBron James (NBA Championship)
Click here to answer. Results will be posted in the next Insider.

Results from last survey: 79% felt Mariano Rivera had the best chance of being enshrined in the baseball Hall of Fame. 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 $5,791,756

Most Recent Listings:
1986 Fleer Sticker 8 Michael Jordan PSA Gem 10... $2,900.00
1971 Topps 715 Horace Clarke PSA NM-MT 8... $50.00
1964 Kahn's Weiners Larry Morris PSA NM 7... $40.00

Most Valuable Listings:
1952 Topps 311 Mickey Mantle PSA NM-MT 8... $87,500.00
1952 Topps Andy Pafko Black Back PSA NM-MT 8... $85,000.00
1952 Topps 311 Mickey Mantle PSA NM-MT 8 OC... $42,500.00

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