March 26, 2019 | Vol. 20 Issue 7
In this issue:
  Taking My Hacks: Collectibles That Make You Feel
  Collecting the 1888 Allen & Ginter World’s Champions (N28) Card Set
  Upcoming Shows
  PSA Quarterly Grading Specials

Taking My Hacks: Collectibles That Make You Feel
The "best" items in a collection are often the ones that stir the most emotion in the owner. Those emotions might be driven by beauty, rarity, or an appreciation that is more difficult to quantify. In this edition of Taking My Hacks, Collectors Universe President and CEO, Joe Orlando, discusses the role that emotions can play in a hobby.

Collecting the 1888 Allen & Ginter World’s Champions (N28) Card Set – A "Beautiful" Vintage Issue of Athletes from Around the Sports World
It takes only a quick glance at an 1888 Allen & Ginter World’s Champions card to appreciate the beauty of this issue. Beyond their status as just "cards," the N28s could be considered small, pasteboard tributes honoring the greatest athletes of the day. SMR takes a detailed look at this historic set and reveals why these cards are so popular with vintage collectors.

’55 Bowman Pulled During Great American Collectibles Show at National
What characteristic most stirs your emotions when adding cards or a set to your collection?
  1. Design of the card(s)
  2. Childhood memory
  3. Rarity or challenge of finding a card/set
  4. Competition with other collectors of similar interests
latest news
Clean Sweep Auctions Two Day Affordable Autograph and Memorabilia-only auction, Ends April 10th and 11th, 2019 READ MORE
Pre-War Standouts Headline Memory Lane Spring Break Rarities Auction. Closes April 6th  READ MORE
Sirius Sports Cards Auction #234 Is Open for Bidding. Ends Thursday, March 28th READ MORE
University Archives Auction Featuring Thomas Jefferson, Napoleon Boneparte, and More! Ends March 27th READ MORE
130 PSA Graded Baseball, Basketball, and Football Cards Up for Auction Offered by eBay Ends March 27! READ MORE
Spectacular T206 Near Complete Set Draws $128,000, 500 Home Run Bat Collection Nets $300,000 in Mile High Card Company March Auction READ MORE
Set Registry Spotlight
PSA & PSA/DNA Set Registry Awards – New Slot Requests
The 2019 PSA & PSA/DNA Set Registry Awards deadline is Friday, May 31st. As in previous years, the cut-off for New Slot requests to existing set composites is April 30th. We will guarantee that the items you request by April 30th, if approved, will be added to the sets prior to the awards deadline. For more information about the Set Registry Awards, please click here. Should you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at [email protected].
Looking for Cards?
Are you missing cards from your set(s)? By using the Shop feature, you may be just a few clicks away from finding what you need on To learn more, read this How to Guide, to see how this powerful website can help find the card(s) you need.
Questions? Email: [email protected]
Collectors corner
1,653 Cards for Sale Today valued at $220,645 — SEE MORE

Most Recent Listing:
1972 NFLPA Iron Ons Joe Namath PSA NM-MT 8...$43.00

Most Valuable Listing:
1935 National Chicle 7 Ken Strong PSA NM-MT 8...$4,745.00

Upcoming Shows
  Brigandi Coins and Collectibles Autograph Authentication Event
  Bobblemania Collectibles Autograph Authentication Event
  Scottsdale Baseball Card Autograph Authentication Event
view all

  Twitter   facebook     Instagram  
Join & Get Free Grading Vouchers
Don't miss future emails from us; add [email protected] to your address book!

© 2019 PSA, Inc. A Division of Collectors Universe. NASDAQ: CLCT. All Rights Reserved
PSA, Professional Sports Authentication, P.O. Box 6180, Newport Beach, CA 92658
For more information about PSA, visit

We offer a wealth of advertising opportunities both online and print.
Please contact Rebecca Tran, Director of Advertising at [email protected],
(800) 325-1121 ext. 356 or directly at (949)567-1356.