PSA Insider - April 21, 2009 | Vol. 10 Number 8 

Andy Madec Sports Card Company

Goodwin and Company


Andy Madec Sportscards Auction #25: Last Day to Bid April 22nd
Last day to bid in Andy Madec Auction #25. If you have not registered or previously placed a bid on an item there is still time to do so. Just log on to or call 805-987-3055. Bidding will close to new bidders, and the 15 minute rule will go into effect at 7 pm Wednesday, April 22nd, so get your bids in now. Visit to view and bid in the current auction.

REA Presents Baseball Card and Memorabilia Treasures 1845-1975. Bidding Ends May 2 at
The Robert Edward Auctions event includes countless important new discoveries and extraordinary rarities in all areas and from all eras, including an extraordinary selection pre-1900 baseball cards and memorabilia; display pieces; original art; rare pinbacks; autographs; graded cards; tobacco cards; caramel cards; regionals; 1930s gum cards; bats, uniforms, and other equipment, in addition to cards of note from all eras. Bidding is underway and ends May 2. For more information, click here.

Icons of Sport Headline Memorabilia Auction at Heritage, Ends April 23-24
Names like Mantle, Ali and Maravich anchor deepest auction line-up to date, April 23-24 in Dallas. Click here for more details.

Legendary Auctions
Goodwin & Company May 7th Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons XXI Auction Now Open
You will find both the small and large versions of the 1869 Peck & Snyder Cincinnati Red Stockings team. This is the first professional baseball team and two of the earliest baseball cards produced. There are seven exquisite T206 Hall of Fame cards all graded PSA 9. Also 133 different 1915 Cracker Jacks including Hall of Famers offered as separate lots. The rookie cards of Joe DiMaggio, Josh Gibson and Babe Ruth along with a fantastic Mickey Mantle/Roger Maris signed baseball grace our catalog pages. Other highlights include two T206 Ty Cobb cards with rare backs including Lenox, a Texas Tommy and Ramly Walter Johnson and a 1907 Wolverine Ty Cobb batting. Of course, Topps and Bowman cards are included with over 150 1949 Bowmans graded both PSA 8 and 9. Register and bid at

Just Collect Auctions Over 200 High Grade, Low Pop PSA Cards and PSA/DNA Autographs - Closing Sunday, April 26!
Just Collect is proud to offer 200 high grade, low pop PSA cards this week including: 1960 Topps Football, 1966 Philadelphia Football, 1969 MLB Photostamps, 1971 Topps Super Baseball, 1969 Topps Planet of the Apes, 1963 Rosan JFK, 1964 Topps Beatles Movie, 1975 Topps Comic Book Heroes Stickers and many more!! Click here to learn more.

Legendary Auctions: Full Preview Now Online - Ends April 29-30
Bidding is now open in the Legendary April 20-30 Auction of Exceptional Sports Memorabilia. For more information, visit


Getting Up to Speed on Racing Cards
In the world of sportscards, baseball steals the headlines the vast majority of the time, followed by football, hockey and basketball. In the world of sports, racing is one of the leading spectator sports nationwide. While racing cards have never be "big" in the hobby compared to other mainstream sports like baseball, is that about to change? In the following piece, we take a look at racing card collecting through the eyes of one of its loyal followers. More...


1933-34 National Chicle Sky Birds Set: A Non-sports Set That's Taking Flight
The 1933-34 National Chicle Sky Birds set is an aviation fan's dream. With over 100 cards, featuring a host of early plane styles, this colorful set has become a favorite amongst collectors. As the non-sports segment of the trading card hobby continues to grow in popularity, where will this issue find itself in the demand ranks? In the following article, we break down this fascinating set. More...


The Rocky Mountain Collection - The Number One Current Finest Home Run Derby Winners Baseball Set
While there have not been many Home Run Derby Winners, this perfect PSA-10 set is home to what many feel are some of the "best of the best." There is not much one can add, in the form of flattery, to an already perfect set. Not only is this set populated with all PSA-10's, this collector has included images for each card. Congratulations! Click here for a glimpse.

PSA Set Registry Awards Deadline!
The deadline for the 2009 PSA Set Registry awards is just around the corner on May 29th. All requests for card additions to the player and team sets received up through April 30th will be processed and those cards will be added to the player sets prior to the deadline. Card addition requests received between May 1-May 29th will be added to the sets after May 29th. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thanks for your participation in the PSA Set Registry!

Hurry! Set Registry Special Ends 4-30-09
$14 per card/5 business days (approx.) - cards valued under $500, Sports and Non-Sports Cards. No Minimum. 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 evaluating the condition of an original photograph, what is considered most important?

Answer: This is a very good question. As a general rule, unlike with trading cards where the condition of the corners plays such a vital role in the grade/value of a card, the condition of the image is the key. Since photos are appreciated, primarily, for the image, any defects that affect the eye-appeal are worthy of note such as major creasing, rust spots, tears or holes, discoloration or other defects that encroach on the subject in the photo. If these types of defects are found along the edges or away from the subject in the image, the eye-appeal is not damaged nearly as bad since you can display the photo with creative framing, etc.


Which one of the following vintage collectible groups do you feel is the most undervalued?

  1. Tickets
  2. Non-sports cards
  3. Game-Used Equipment
  4. Original Photographs
Click here to answer. Results will be posted in the next Insider.

Results from last survey: 60% of collectors answered that Internet Bidding Only is their preferred auction format. 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.

April Customer Appreciation Special #1
Any card from 1956-1971 with a declared value of $100 or less can be submitted for only $5.50 each (25 card minimum). Turnaround time varies with demand.
For Gold & Platinum members only.

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April Customer Appreciation
Special #2

Any card from 1972-Present with a declared value of $100 or less can be submitted for only $4.50 each (25 card minimum). Turnaround time varies with demand.
For Gold & Platinum members only.

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Half-Price Autograph Grading Special Through PSA/DNA
Autographed items that have already been authenticated by PSA/DNA can have their autographs graded for HALF PRICE throughout April! Turnaround time varies with demand.
No PSA Collectors Club membership required!

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

Sports Cards and Tickets for Sale:
30,443 Cards for Sale Today valued at $4,747,225

Most Recent Listings:
1933 Goudey 216 Vernon Gomez PSA NM-MT 8 $2,750.00
1948 Leaf 76 Ted Williams PSA NM-MT 8 $6,250.00
1935 Diamond Stars 44 Rogers Hornsby PSA NM-MT 8 $ 1,500.00

Most Valuable Listings:
1952 Topps 1 Andy Pafko Black Back NM-MT 8 $85,000.00
1952 Topps 311 Mickey Mantle NM-MT 8OC $42,500.00
1971 Topps 400 Hank Aaron PSA GEM MT 10 $15,000.00

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