PSA Insider - April 19, 2011 | Vol. 12 Number 7 
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SportsCardLink Vintage Card and Memorabilia Auction: Now Underway
SportsCardLink's April/May 2011 Featured Auction of cards and memorabilia is now open for bidding at The auction, which contains over 300 Vintage, Graded card and memorabilia lots with no seller reserves, will run from now until the evening of Wednesday, May 4th, when the lots will begin closing at 8:30 p.m. EST. This auction features important and exciting sports cards and memorabilia from the late 1880s through the Modern era. Click here for more.

Sirius Sports Cards Auction # 29: Now Open for Bidding - Ends Thursday, April 21
There are 775 lots for auction that will end on Thursday April 21, 2011, at 11 PM EST using the 15 minute rule. This auction features a nearly complete 1970 Topps baseball set being sold individually, all graded PSA 8 or better. Click here to read more!

Memory Lane's Spring Fever Classics Auction Offers Huge Variety. Now Open; Ends April 28
Memory Lane opens its catalog auction with over 800 lots covering every sport and era. Click here to read more!

Personal Memorabilia of Boston Celtics Legend Arnold 'Red' Auerbach Offered In SCP Auctions' April 15-30 Internet Auction
The first part of the substantive collection representing Auerbach's extraordinary professional life will be a part of the April 2011 auction. Bidding is now open and will conclude Saturday, April 30. Click here for more!
Heroes of Sport Inc. Has Loaded Some Fresh Inventory on Its Website:
Heroes of Sport focuses on direct to customer sales of mainly graded sports and non-sport cards. Thousands of cards are added every week to the site. Check out Click here for more details.

Excitement Builds for REA: Baseball World's Most Anticipated Auction!
Inside the catalog are hundreds of items worthy of the most prestigious collections in the world, both public and private. The final date of bidding in this year's auction will be Saturday, May 7. Bidding is now open by fax, phone, or the Internet via the REA website at Total sales for the event are expected to exceed $5 million. Click here for more.

Hank Aaron 1954 Rookie Jersey Expected to Reach $200,000+ in April at Heritage Auctions
The Milwaukee Braves baseball jersey that Hank Aaron - arguably the greatest living hero of the golden age of America's pastime - wore in 1954, the year that began his fabled career, will be the centerpiece of Heritage Auctions' April 21-22 Signature® Sports Memorabilia Auction. Click here for more about this exciting auction.

Just Collect Offers Over 7,000 PSA Cards with Full Inventory Listing
Just Collect is offering over 7,000 PSA cards on eBay ranging from just a few dollars to $6,300! It is a great selection of both sports and non sports cards. Click here to see the full inventory listing, linking to each issue individually for your convenience. Click here for a list.


1958 Topps Football   The 1958 Topps Football Set: A Challenging 1950s Gridiron Issue
The 1958 Topps football set has always been a tough challenge for collectors of high-grade cards, suffering from centering and print problems throughout. Anchored by one of the most significant football cards in the hobby - the Jim Brown rookie - this 132-card set is full of Hall of Famers, including a key second-year card of Johnny Unitas. In the following piece, we break down the classic set. More...

1953-54 Parkhurst Hockey   The 1953-54 Parkhurst Hockey Set: A Groundbreaking but Underrated Hockey Set
The 1953-54 Parkhurst hockey set remains of the most visually appealing card productions ever manufactured, in any sport. Not only are they considered beautiful, they are also condition-sensitive cards that often suffer from varying degrees of toning. Two HOF rookies, Jean Beliveau and Gump Worsley, appear in the set, which is chock full of stars. In the following article, we take a look at the great hockey set through the eyes of collectors. More...


Mr. Parkies - The Number One Current Finest 1955-56 Parkhurst Hockey Set
Parkhurst hockey cards from the 1950s are all extremely popular amongst collectors and they are, for the most part, equally as tough for a host of reasons. In 1955, Parkhurst took the difficulty to the next level by including a colored border along the bottom edge, an edge that reveals wear with the slightest touch. The set has many key cards of Hall of Famers like those of Maurice Richard, a tough #1 card of Harry Lumley and the anchor of the set - the Jacques Plante rookie. The 79-card set also includes a run of special cards to finish the set, showcasing players in action and cards that pay tribute to specific hockey venues. This year's winner has a very impressive 7.83 GPA in this highly-competitive category. Click here to view the 2010 winner for the Best Vintage Hockey Set of the Year.

Hurry! Set Registry Special Ends 4/30!
All Sports and Non-Sports - $10 Per Card/No minimum - Cards Valued Under $500 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 have an autographed card that I would like to submit to PSA but I am debating between the Red label and Blue label service. What should I do?

Answer: This is a very good question and certainly not easy to answer because there are a lot of factors that come into play. For example, if the card is of little value or is in bad condition, the Blue label service seems to be a more appealing option. The reason for that is you still get the benefit of the holder, serial number, etc. but - if the autograph is relatively strong - you can still achieve a decent grade under the autograph grading service. In other words, if the card is a "2" but the autograph is an "8", the presentation is more appealing with the higher grade on the label.


Value aside and assuming they are of equal quality, which one of the following professional model bats would you want to own most?
  1. Babe Ruth
  2. Ted Williams
  3. Lou Gehrig
  4. Ty Cobb
Click here to answer. Results will be posted in the next Insider.

Results from last survey: 41% felt Albert Pujols's start in MLB will have the most impact on his collectibles. 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 4/1/2011 - 4/30/2011!

Collectors Club Special #1 (Extended by Popular Demand):
Sports & Non Sports Cards - All Years - $8 Per Card - 5 Card Minimum - 15 Business Days (approx.)

For Cards Valued Under $100 • For Gold & Platinum Members • Turnaround is Approximately 15 Business Days
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Collectors Club Special #2 (Extended by Popular Demand):
Sports & Non Sports Cards - All Years - $6 Per Card - 20 Card Minimum - 45 Business Days (approx.)

For Autographs Valued Under $100 • For Gold & Platinum Members • Turnaround is Approximately 45 Business Days
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Collectors Club Special #3 (Extended by Popular Demand):
Sports & Non Sports Cards - All Years - $5 Per Card - 50 Card Minimum - 45 Business Days (approx.)

For Tickets Valued Under $100 • For Gold & Platinum Members • Turnaround is Approximately 45 Business Days
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PSA/DNA Special:
Baseball Player Autograph Special

Any single signed item autographed by a baseball player with a regular authentication fee of under $50 can now be authenticated at 50% off!
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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:
29,094 Cards for Sale Today Valued at $4,823.290

Most Recent Listings:
1985 Topps 315 Tony Nathan PSA NM-MT 8... $325.00
1950 Topps Felt Backs Pete Zinaich Yellow PSA NM 7... $295.00
1975 Topps 228 George Brett PSA NM-MT 8... $199.00

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