PSA Insider - January 25, 2011 | Vol. 12 Number 2 

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Clean Sweep Auctions



Clean Sweep's High Quality Auction: Ends February 2, 2011
Clean Sweep Auctions opens 2011 with one of our most balanced auctions ever (closing date February 2, 2011), with extremely high quality material from the worlds of cards, autographs and memorabilia, covering all of the major sports. The auction begins with a solid run of baseball card sets and lots. Highlights include an Old Judge Brownie's Champions set, a 1907 Dietsche Tigers Set, a 1933 DeLong set, a 1934 Goudey set and better condition examples of many of the Topps and Bowman issues from 1950 through 1972. Click here for details.

Place Your Bids: SportsCardLink Vintage Card and Memorabilia Auction Ends This Thursday, January 27
This auction features important and exciting sports cards and sports memorabilia from the late 1800s to present day, and closes this Thursday, January 27. Auction lots close "eBay-style", 30 seconds apart, at the exact end times specified next to each individual lot on the SportsCardLink website. Graded sports card lots date from the late 19th Century through 1980 and memorabilia is centered around vintage items with an assortment of more expensive modern items for good measure. Memorabilia within the auction ranges from Mickey Mantle's 1951 rookie cleats to vintage photos and pins to signed balls to game used bats. Click here to read more!
Michaans Auctions
Huggins and Scott Auctions' January 2011 Worldwide Internet Auction: Now Open, Closes January 27
The Huggins and Scott Auctions current January 2011 worldwide Internet auction offers 590 consigned lots of vintage and modern sports cards and memorabilia in a one-day auction with bidding conducted by phone and Internet via the company's Web site, Bidding has begun and will end on Thursday, January 27, 2011. Click here for more.

Legacy Sports Rarities Winter 2011 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia Auction: Ends Sat., January 29
Legacy Sports Rarities "Winter 2011 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia" catalog/Internet auction is well underway. The sale features 329 lots of complete PSA graded Registry Sets, important rarities, and legendary Hall-of-Famer issues. Bidding is now open and will end on January 29th, 2011. Click here for more.

Memory Lane's Rare Championship Awards, High Grade Cards Highlight Football-Only Auction: Opens This Week
With just days left before the NFL crowns its new champion, America's mind is on football. That goes for Memory Lane Inc. as well. The company has once again gathered hundreds of high-grade, rare football cards and memorabilia for its special Big Game Auction, its once-a-year football-only event set to open this week and conclude Saturday, February 5, the night before Super Bowl XLV in Dallas. Click here to find out more!

Sirius Sports Cards Auction #24 Opens January 29: Ends February 10
The next Sirius Sports Cards auction will be open for bidding on January 29 and closes February 10. Be sure to mark your calendar for a great assortment of cards and memorabilia available. Always accepting consignments. Contact [email protected] about your items for auction. Visit to read more.

Just Collect Offers Over 600 Graded Rookies On Sale!
Just Collect is running a huge sale on over 600 graded rookie cards from all sports from the 1960s to the present. The cards are selling quickly, so act now to avoid missing out! Click here to read more.

Holy Grail of Football Cards Commands Record Price in Landmark $350,000 Sale by Memory Lane Inc.
The finest 1935 National Chicle Bronko Nagurski card in existence has been sold for a record-setting price of $350,000 through a private transaction brokered by Memory Lane Inc. Click here for more details.

Rare Joe Jackson Signed Document, 1910 Tobacco Card Among Highlights in Upcoming REA Auction
An ultra-rare Jackson signed document offers a glimpse of a newly wedded professional ballplayer buying a home just before World War I. An exceedingly rare Jackson Old Mill tobacco card presents an even younger man, still a decade from baseball banishment, full of promise. Both Joe Jackson items have emerged from long hibernations in private collections and are among the featured items in Robert Edward Auctions' upcoming spring catalog auction. Click here to read more.


Willie Mays Registry Sets: Collecting The Say Hey Kid   Willie Mays Registry Sets: Collecting The Say Hey Kid
Willie Mays is considered by many to be the greatest all-around baseball player who ever lived. He was a true five-tool player as they say. He could hit, hit with power, run, field and had a cannon of an arm. Even Mickey Mantle, one of three great centerfielders in the New York area during the 1950s (Mickey, Willie and The Duke), has said many times that he believes Mays was the best of the trio. In the following piece, we take a look at some of his most popular trading cards through the eyes of the collectors who pursue them. More...


Never Miss a Super Bowl Club, The Super Streak of Don Crisman   Never Miss a Super Bowl Club: The Super Streak of Don Crisman
Unless you have been hiding in a cave somewhere or do not own a television set, you have probably seen the popular Visa commercial featuring the four men that make up the Never Miss a Super Bowl Club. All four men have attended each and every Super Bowl from 1967 to the present. One of those men, Don Crisman, decided to sit down with our staff to discuss how the club got started, what his goals are for the future and why he decided to have his entire ticket run graded by PSA. More...


The Radke Collection - The Number One Current Finest Brett Favre Game Starts Ticket Set
Each year, we make it a general rule to select only complete sets for the special awards. There are very rare exceptions and, for the 2010 Awards, this was a perfect example of a set that deserves special recognition despite not being 100% complete. In the world of football, Brett Favre is not only an all-time great quarterback with phenomenal numbers like 497 touchdowns and 69,329 yards passing; he is the Iron Man of the sport. With 285 consecutive starts in the regular season, Favre is in a class by himself. This very creative ticket collection is a tribute to the career of Favre, a set that requires a ticket from every start of Favre's career. This year's winner has 97.54% of the set completed, a tall task as many of the tickets used for these games were discarded over the years. This collector has also included images for all to see. Click here to view this award-winning set. .

Set Registry Special
All Sports and Non-Sports - $5 Per Card/50-card minimum - cards valued under $100 each. 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: I am starting to collect Super Bowl tickets and only want Full examples. Is there a reason why some Fulls are worth so much more than others?

Answer: Well, with any ticket, popularity or the memorable nature of the event itself plays a big role in valuation. For example, a New York Yankee World Series ticket is usually worth a premium because of the large collector base for Yankee memorabilia. When it comes to the value of Fulls versus Stubs, the standard procedure at some venues was to tear the tickets at the gate, leaving very few Fulls left for collectors to buy. If the Super Bowl was a well-attended one (and back in the day not all of them were total sellouts), chances are that a very low number of Fulls survived. This results in the major premium for some Full Super Bowl tickets.


In your opinion, which of the following collectibles will enjoy the biggest boost over the next few months?
  1. Aaron Rodgers
  2. Ben Roethlisberger
  3. Blake Griffin
  4. Kevin Durant
Click here to answer. Results will be posted in the next Insider.

Results from last survey: 31% would most want the First World Series Clincher (1903) ticket for their collection. Click here for a complete breakdown.

Have your sports autographs authenticated by PSA/DNA. Submission forms are available online at the PSA 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.


Hurry! To take advantage of this special, all orders must be postmarked between 1/1/2011 - 1/31/2011!

Collectors Club Special #1:
Sports & Non Sports Cards - $10 Per Card - No Minimum Quantity Required - 10 Business Days (approx.)

For Cards Valued Under $500 • For Gold & Platinum Members • Turnaround is Approximately 10 Business Days
» Click here for full details!

Collectors Club Special #2:
Any autographed trading card with a declared value of under $150 can be submitted for only $10, which is 50% off the regular fee!

For Autographs Valued Under $150 • For Gold & Platinum Members • Turnaround is Approximately 20 Business Days
» Click here for full details!

Collectors Club Special #3:
This special is valid for Modern (1980 - Present) Sports & Non Sports Tickets at $10 ea. for tickets valued under $500 each.

For Tickets Valued Under $500 • For Gold & Platinum Members • Turnaround is Approximately 20 Business Days
» Click here for full details!

PSA/DNA Special:
Football Player Autograph Special

50% off Any single signed Football player's autograph sent in to PSA/DNA
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For more information on how to list your inventory, contact Ryan Foster at [email protected].
PSA Set Registry now links to Collectors Corner, click here.

Sports Cards and Tickets for Sale:
33,688 Cards for Sale Today valued at $5,989,932

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