January 15, 2019 | Vol. 20 Issue 2
In this issue:
  PSA’s QuickOpinion Service Provides Hobby Assist for Collectors
  Collecting 1964-Date Baseball Hall of Fame Yellow Plaque Postcards – A Continuous Cooperstown Autograph Quest
  In a League of His Own – Fishing for Mike Trout Autographs and Professional Model Bats
  Upcoming Shows
  PSA Quarterly Grading Specials

PSA’s QuickOpinion™ Service Provides Hobby Assist for Collectors
It happens all the time… You come across an autograph that you would like to have in your collection, but it is being sold without any authentication. PSA’s QuickOpinion™ Service was designed for just such occurrences. Terry Melia outlines the process in the following SMR article.

Collecting 1964-Date Baseball Hall of Fame Yellow Plaque Postcards – A Continuous Cooperstown Autograph Quest
They might just be the perfect collectible. Baseball Hall of Fame Yellow Plaque Postcards are attractive, informative, and prior to being signed, inexpensive. No wonder they have been a staple of autograph collectors for decades. SMR takes a look at how they became so popular in the hobby.

In a League of His Own – Fishing for Mike Trout Autographs and Professional Model Bats
Mike Trout is a rare bird... er, fish. As popular as a player can be, he still mingles with fans at the ballpark and routinely signs autographs before games. It’s no surprise that he is followed closely by modern collectors. The following SMR article takes a look at Mike Trout’s signing habits and the popularity of his memorabilia within the hobby.

Collecting George S. Patton Autographs & Letters
What is your favorite type of item to get autographed?
  1. A trading card
  2. A postcard
  3. A ball (or puck, any sport)
  4. A piece of equipment (bat, glove, cleats, etc.)
  5. A jersey
latest news
PSA Now Uses Red Labels for All Encapsulated Items, Both Signed and Unsigned READ MORE
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Steiner Auctions Monthly Game Used & Memorabilia Auction In Progress – Ends January 19-20, 2019 READ MORE
Finest 1933 Goudey Baseball Set in Existence to be Sold as Individual Lots in January 24 Heritage Sports Auction READ MORE
A Joe DiMaggio 1950-51 Yankees Game-Worn Uniform Photo-Matched to Two Home Run Games and a Bobby Orr 1966 USA Test #35 PSA Mint 9 Headline Lelands Winter 2019 Classic Auction. Now Open and Closes Feb 1st READ MORE
Sirius Sports Cards Auction #229 Is Open for Bidding. Ends Thursday, January 17th READ MORE
Set Registry Spotlight
The New PSA Set Registry
By now, most, if not all of you, have had a chance to use the new Set Registry and have earned some medals, too! If you haven’t already checked out the new look and Achievement Program, please take a moment to do so. All of the features you have come to rely on are still there, and we think you’ll like the new look even better.

As always, we thank you all for your continued patience and support as we strive to make the Registry the best it can be. Should you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact us at [email protected]
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