February 25, 2020 | Vol. 21 Issue 4
In this issue:
  Taking My Hacks: The Hobby – It’s So Much Bigger Than Most of Us Realize
  Taking Photos with a Paint Brush – The Amazing Art of Kevin Graham
  PCGS Announces Partnership with Naismith Memorial Basketball HOF
  Upcoming Shows
  PSA Quarterly Grading Specials

Taking My Hacks: The Hobby – It’s So Much Bigger Than Most of Us Realize
It is easy to get lost in the idea that the hobby is only as large as our particular city, message board or Facebook community. But the truth is that the hobby spreads to all corners of the country, if not the world. In a recent installment of Taking My Hacks, Collectors Universe President and CEO, Joe Orlando, talks about an event that illustrated to him the breadth of the hobby.

Taking Photos with a Paint Brush – The Amazing Art of Kevin Graham
Kevin Graham has a gift. With brush and paint he is able to create images so realistic that they are often mistaken for photographs. Numerous trading card companies have made use of Graham’s talents and his artwork can be found in numerous sets. SMR spoke with Graham about his participation in the hobby, both as a creator and collector.

PCGS Announces Partnership with Naismith Memorial Basketball HOF
Late in 2019, PCGS and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced a unique partnership. A commemorative coin will be produced in a range of denominations. It will be encapsulated with a special label by PCGS, and a portion of the funds will go directly to the Hall. This is a great opportunity to add a unique item to your collection and contribute to the historical preservation of this fine sport.

Authenticating Entertainment Memorabilia, Non-Sports Cards and More with PSA
What sign do you feel best illustrates the strength and growth of the hobby?
  1. Increasing prices for items at auction
  2. The growing number of card sets in all genres that are issued each year
  3. The continual growth of PSA as the leading third-party grader in the hobby
  4. The explosion of hobby-related social media content
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Heritage Vintage Sports Photography Auction Now Open! Ends February 29, 2020 READ MORE
150+ PSA Graded and Raw Baseball-Football-Basketball-Hockey 1910-2019 Offered by eBay Seller: Steve_Novella – Auctions End Wednesday February, 26th READ MORE
Derek Jeter’s First Yankees Jersey Sells for $369,000 in Goldin Auctions 2020 Winter Auction READ MORE
Set Registry Spotlight
PSA Set Registry Set Requests
We continue to add new set checklists as requested by our members, while also expanding on the various types of categories. So far, in 2020, we’ve added 308 new set checklists! If you would like to request a new set checklist, please use the request form on the Set Requests page. To view recently added set checklists, please refer to the PSA Set Registry News page.

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