May 9, 2017 | Vol. 18 Issue 10
In this issue:
  When Rare Becomes Esoteric
  Signed Up for the Challenge – A Look at Jason May’s Autographed 1933 Goudey Set
  The 1969 Topps Decals Baseball Set: Hello Reggie, Goodbye Mick
  Upcoming Shows
  Collectors Club Monthly Specials


When Rare Becomes Esoteric
Rarity is often a huge factor when it comes to the desirability and value of collectibles, but are there cases when a collectible is too rare? In the following installment of "Taking My Hacks," PSA’s Joe Orlando discusses the problem of when an item goes from rare to esoteric.

Signed Up for the Challenge – Jason May’s Journey to Collect a Complete Set of Autographed 1933 Goudey Cards
Most collectors know about the popularity, beauty, and difficulty of the 1933 Goudey baseball card set. If this wasn’t challenging enough, try to imagine assembling an entire set with autographs! In the interview to follow, we delve into this incredible endeavor with collector Jason May.

The 1969 Topps Decals Baseball Set: Hello Reggie, Goodbye Mick – A Classic Topps Insert Set
In 1969, Topps released their traditional baseball card set but also created a few other collectible issues. From Deckle Edge to Topps Supers, the manufacturer gave collectors a lot to choose from. One of their new additions was a 48-piece set of decals that were inserted into packs. In the next piece, we find out more about this oddball issue.

Mobile Collection Management: The New PSA Set Registry App
In your opinion, which of the following baseball card sets makes for the best autograph medium?
  1. 1933 Goudey
  2. 1939 Play Ball
  3. 1952 Topps
  4. 1953 Bowman Color
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