April 28, 2015 | Vol. 16 No. 8
  Collectors Club SMR Price Guide Pop Report Facts Services Set Registry®  
  Taking My Hacks: The Cheaper They Are, the Harder They Fall

The collectibles market continues to mature and evolve over time. Third-party authentication and grading has played a key role in that maturation process as the level of knowledge and expertise continues to improve. Despite the changing market, some buyers are still subjecting themselves to the pitfalls that exist by making financial savings the primary objective when looking for purchasing opportunities. In the following article, PSA’s Joe Orlando discusses this bargain hunting behavior...the kind of behavior that seems to defy logic and one that ultimately leads buyers down a very painful road.

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PSA Monthly Specials

    Set Registry Spotlight

PSA Set Registry Awards – Deadline for New Additions
The PSA Set Registry award deadline is Friday, May 29th. As in previous years, the cut-off for requests for additions to the set composites is April 30th. We will guarantee that the cards you request by April 30th, if approved, will be added to the set composites prior to the awards deadline. Currently, set updates are running 1-3 business days. For more information about the PSA Set Registry awards, please Click here.

The New PSA Digital Album
PSA has created the PSA Digital Card Album. Now you can show off your PSA Set Registry trading cars in a customizable, online album, even if your cards are stored far away for safe keeping. Like the PSA Set Registry, the Digital Album is free and easy to use. To learn more, please view the step-by-step guide.

The PSA Shop Button
It is now easier than ever to find the cards needed to upgrade and complete your collections on the PSA Set Registry. The new PSA Shop Button feature lets you conveniently find nearly every card offered online. The Shop feature is a free service available to all members of the PSA Set Registry, the hobby’s most popular online tool for organizing and analyzing your PSA card collection. To start your free Set Registry account and to learn more, please visit www.psacard.com/PSASetRegistry/.

Collectors Corner Storefront
Exclusive to PSA Set Registry members, you now have the ability to upload your inventory from a new location in My Inventory to sell on Collectors Corner. Collectors Corner cards now show up in the new PSA Shop feature exposing your items for sale to a much larger audience. To get started, login to MSR, move the inventory you want to sell to the CC Sales location, determine your selling preferences and price and upload to Collectors Corner. For more information, email [email protected].

PSA CardSlugger™
Know your cardboard? Prove it! Play PSA CardSlugger to test your skills. More new cards have been added to the game!
  2015 Goldin Auctions Opening Day Auction Now Live. Closes May 9th

When baseball fans attend a game, they all dream of leaving with a baseball from a historic moment or their favorite player. In the 2015 Goldin Auctions Opening Day Auction scheduled through May 9, 2015 at www.GoldinAuctions.com, collectors can bid on 45 such baseballs from historic players, games, and moments.

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High-Grade Bowman Sets to be Broken in Memory Lane Auction

Memory Lane is putting the finishing touches on its "Spring Break Auction", which will feature the sale of individual cards from two of the highest quality Bowman baseball sets ever put together.

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Muhammad Ali, Game Used Bats, and Unprecedented Sports Card Offerings Anchor Largest Heritage Sports Auction in History. Closing May 14-16

Just seven weeks after breaking multiple hobby records with more than $9.8 million realized in its February 2015 New York Platinum Night auction, Heritage storms back into the hobby headlines with its May 2015 Signature® auction featuring nearly 4,000 lots of rare trading cards and sports memorabilia.

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Pair of Vintage Mickey Mantle Items Register Top Bids in SCP Auctions’ Spring Premier

Mickey Mantle's first Hillerich & Bradsby professional model bat from an order placed in 1950, possibly his first bat ever used as a Yankee, sold for $242,209 to top the bidding in SCP Auctions’ 2015 Spring Premier which concluded early Sunday. A game-worn and autographed Mantle 1952 New York Yankees home jersey was next in line, selling for $227,856. In total, the auction of more than 1,300 sports memorabilia items brought in $4.1 million.

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Giovanni Sports Auctions’ April Auction NOW OPEN! Ends Thursday, April 30

Auction is now live and ends this week on Thursday, April 30th and features many PSA-graded Cards and certified signatures. Auction includes cards from iconic sets such as T206, T202, T3 Turkey Reds, Goudey. Featuring T202 Ty Cobb, 1948 Leaf Babe Ruth, 1911 T3 Turkey Red Johnny Evers and many more.

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Sirius Sports Cards Auction #132 Now Open. Ends Thursday, April 30th

Sirius Sports Cards Auction #132 is in progress. There are over 600+ lots for auction that will end on Thursday, April 30th, 2015 at 11 PM EST using the 15 minute rule. This auction features many high grade and low pop cards for collectors to complete their sets from the 1950s through the 2000s.

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Steve Novella: PSA Graded 1965 Topps Baseball Set Break – Ending Wed/Thurs, April 29th-30th

Breaking a 1965 Topps Baseball PSA Graded Set card by card (with two group lots) on eBay. Cards #1 to #300 end Wednesday, April 29th. Cards #301 to #598 end Thursday, April 30th. Features 180 PSA 9’s – 15 PSA 8.5’s – 265 PSA 8’s – 7 PSA 7.5’s and 40 PSA 7’s.

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    PSA Video

Michael Jackson Autograph Comparison – PSA/DNA’s Most Dangerous
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    Collectors Corner

2,967 Cards for Sale Today valued at $445,281

Most Recent Listings:
1969 Topps Decals Mickey Mantle PSA
NM-MT 8...$75.00

1975 Topps 37 Bob Howard PSA
Mint 9...$13.00

1963 Topps 139 Earl Averill PSA
EX-MT 6...$7.99

Most Valuable Listings:
1909-1911 T206 Sweet Caporal Eddie Plank PSA VG-EX 4...$75,000.00

1972 Comspec Rick Barry PSA
VG-EX 4...$24,999.99

1962 Topps Stamp Panels Mickey Mantle Dick Stuart PSA EX 5..$12,500.00
    Survey Question

Which of the following MLB players will have the greatest impact on the hobby in 2015?
  1. Kris Bryant
  2. Miguel Cabrera
  3. Matt Harvey
  4. Mike Trout
Click here to answer; and to view the latest issue’s survey results.

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