Currently, we have a rather large backlog of previously approved set requests and with new requests actively being submitted, the number of requests in our backlog continues to grow. Therefore, for an undetermined time, the set request feature will be disabled.
This will allow us to process the backlog of previously approved requests in a more efficient and timely manner. This page will update as previously approved requests are published.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your patience as we work to improve our service.
Meanwhile, please list your collection(s) using the Collectors Showcase section of the Registry. The Collectors Showcase is home to some of the most special collections on the Registry. You can list your sets instantly and update them at your convenience. You can also browse and comment on other Showcases.
Thank you for your understanding. Please feel free to email us at [email protected] if you have any questions.
If you are requesting a team year set, such as 1963 Topps New York Yankees set, we ask that you also provide a checklist for the set which can include league leader cards, team cards, World Series cards, checklists, 1974-1994 Topps Traded, 1995-2004 Topps Traded and Rookies, 2005 Topps Updates & Highlights (traded players #UH1-84 and rookies #UH221-310), 2006 Topps Updates & Highlights (cards #U1-170), and 2007-date Topps Updates & Highlights (rookie & traded players). If a player has a card in both sets, the Topps base card will take precedent. 1973 through 1982 Topps Team Checklists cards can be included in the corresponding team sets. 1973 & 1974 fronts have signatures of each team member and the backs have the team checklist, but no picture. From 1975-1981 the title of the card is "Topps Team Checklist Sheets" and these have the team pictured. World Series cards must have players from the team set pictured.
We define team sets as follows: The team set consists of cards from one year from a single company that depict, on the cards, players from that team in that team's uniform who were players during that year. Exceptions: If a player was traded during the year and is pictured in another uniform but is still listed as part of the team in question on the face of the card, that card will be allowed. Conversely, a card which pictures a player in the proper uniform but is labeled on the face of the card as being part of another team, will not be part of the set.
In general, player sets consist of cards for that player which were manufactured during the player's play years. Cards for managers/coaches are listed in separate sets. Exceptions: Many companies produce cards for players the year after the player has retired. These cards, with or without stats, issued the year following retirement are meant to depict the player’s previous season. In addition, there are a few vintage sets that may list one or two cards well past the play years. These cards are allowed due to their extreme popularity. For example, in the Babe Ruth Basic Set, the 1948 Leaf is listed even though Ruth retired in 1935. Player sets in the miscellaneous sports and non-sports categories may include post-retirement dated cards due to limited availability of play years cards.
Basic Player Sets:
Cards in basic sets include only the most popularly issued manufacturers and are closed for updates. Basic sets do not include cards from Parallel Sets, Insert Sets, or Parallel/Inserts Sets. Special cards and league leader cards are not included.
Cards for the basic baseball player sets are as follows: BOWMAN, DONRUSS, FINEST, FLAIR/FLAIR SHOWCASE, FLEER/FLEER TRADITION, LEAF, PINNACLE, SCORE, SELECT, SP/SP AUTHENTIC, STADIUM CLUB, STUDIO, TOPPS, ULTRA, UPPER DECK. Pre-war vintage sets may also include issues from CRACKER JACK, GOUDEY, PLAY BALL, SPORTING LIFE & NEWS, T202, T205, T206, and US CARAMEL.
Cards for the basic football player sets are as follows: BOWMAN, BOWMAN CHROME, DONRUSS, FINEST, FLAIR/FLAIR SHOWCASE, FLEER/FLEER TRADITION, LEAF (1948-49), PINNACLE, PHILADELPHIA (1964-67), PRO SET, SCORE, SELECT, SP/SP AUTHENTIC, SPX, STADIUM CLUB, TOPPS, TOPPS CHROME, ULTRA, and UPPER DECK.
Cards for the basic basketball player sets are as follows: BOWMAN, FINEST, FLEER/FLEER TRADITION, HOOPS, SKYBOX, SP/SP AUTHENTIC, STADIUM CLUB, TOPPS, ULTRA, and UPPER DECK.
Cards for the basic hockey player sets are as follows: BOWMAN, DONRUSS, FLEER/FLEER TRADIITION, LEAF, OPC, OPC PREMIER, PARKHURST, PINNACLE, PRO SET, SCORE, SP/SP AUTHENTIC, STADIUM CLUB, TOPPS, and UPPER DECK.
Basic & Collector Issues Player Sets:
These sets, for modern players (post-1971), include cards defined as a "Main Set" cards (promos, prototypes and test sets excluded), but do not include cards from Parallel Sets, Insert Sets, or Parallel/Inserts Sets. Note that if there are multiple cards from a main set or varieties of card(s), they will be listed as either/or. Special cards and league leader cards are not included.
Master Player Sets:
All cards, with the exception of unique or very limited edition cards (1-3 print runs), are accepted in the Master player sets. If a player is pictured on a team set card, and mentioned on the back, it will be allowed. Cards which may picture a player but make no mention of said player on the card are not allowed. Items that do not picture the corresponding player will not be allowed. Minor League cards issued after a players retirement from the MLB are not allowed. In addition, some handcut/panel/perforated issues may only be used in one slot and may not be required in multiple slots. If you are uncertain that your card qualifies, please email [email protected] for confirmation. Please note that 1/1 (one of a kind items), as well as items that PSA does not grade numerically (authentic only), will be added as optional if requested.
Note there are a few sets which PSA does not grade, but authenticates only. Cards from the following sets will be added to the player sets as optional and will not be required: 1967 Topps Test Discs, 1968 Topps Discs, 1970 Topps Super Square Cornered Proof - Blank Back. This list may be updated in the future.
Player sets have evolved since they were first introduced in the PSA Set Registry. Therefore, there may be some inconsistencies. Please email [email protected] with any changes you feel should be made.
Super Player Sets:
These sets have the same rules as the master sets, however cards issued past the player's play years are allowed in the super sets. Super sets can also include all cards for the player, whether as a player or manager/coach.
Rookie Player Sets:
Rookie sets contain cards which are recognized as official rookie cards by the industry. Some sources include Leaf, OPC and XRC issues. If these cards are requested as additions to the set, they will be added either at the time the set is loaded or at a later date. Rookie sets requested for current year rookies will not be loaded until the first quarter of following year, as new releases are made throughout the year. Example, if 2017 is a rookie year for player x, then his/her set checklist will not be loaded until after March, 2018. Due to the lack of official manufacturer designated rookie cards, Rookie Player sets in the miscellaneous sports category consist of items curated by PSA staff experts. These sets are closed for further addition.
Player Card Requests to Established Sets:
Player set checklists, especially for modern basic sets and all master sets, are constantly expanding as new cards are graded by PSA. If you have a card that does not yet appear in a player set, you may request that it be added to the set. Cards which are considered print errors and are not established variations, will be added as either/or to the base card. Beginning January 1, 2007, pins will also be included in the player sets.
Card requests submitted before May 1st every year will be added to the set before the awards deadline. Cards submitted during May will be added after the awards deadline.
To request an addition to a player set, please sign in and view the set in My Sets. There you will find a link called "Report a cert that should match this checklist." From this link you can make your request.
HOF and Key Card Sets:
Additions to the HOF and Key Card sets are possible. Every year new HOF inductions are made. In addition, some players may have performed well enough in recent years to warrant addition to All-Time sets. In some cases only one card will qualify for addition to the set. There are some cases where several cards may qualify. In a Key Card set members will be polled for their opinion. The majority vote will determine which card is added. If less than 50% of the members polled respond, then experts at PSA will select the card for addition. Additions to HOF sets requiring a rookie card are updated as requested and in some cases may also require a poll amongst set registrants. If the set requires rookie cards, only the cards which are recognized as official rookie cards for the player will be accepted. A list of these cards can be found in the Ultimate Rookie Card Encyclopedia. In the rookie sets, multiple cards may be accepted for each player. In the case in which a HOFer does not have a rookie and or popular/mainstream issue card, this player will not be included in the HOF Team and Key Card sets which require a specific card. HOF sets that allow any card for a particular player will be updated as new inductions are made and brought to our attention.
Each item within a set is assigned a weight based on the value of the item in NM-MT condition. Most sets are broken down using a 1-10 scale, with 10 being the greatest weight. Some sets feature ultra-rare items. Those items will command a much higher weighting according to their relative rarity. If the set is very small with little variation in individual item prices, then the scale may be 1-5. For more information on weighting and how sets are ranked, visit the RULES page.
If you have any further questions on how the set registry works, click rules and benefits above or send your question to [email protected].
Current Request List
Larry Bird Complete Pack Set Packs
Baseball Reference All-Time Top 100 WAR
2020 Topps Complete Set Gold Stars Baseball
Team Hall of Fame Chicago Cubs Baseball
1948-Present Los Angeles/St Louis Rams
Clara Bow (1928-1938)
Troy Tulowitzki Topps
Mark Moseley Super Set
Kendrick Nunn Rookie Set
Bill Rigney (Manager)
Corey Patterson Rookie Set
Mike Lowell Rookie Set
Devonte’ Graham Rookie Set
George Hendrick Topps
Mark Recchi Rookie Set
Torry Holt Rookie Set
Hailie Deegan Rookie Set
Joe Thornton Rookie Set
Marvel Dr. Strange Master Set
Marvel Doctor Doom Master Set
Don Baylor Basic Set
John Kruk Topps
John Kruk Prospect Set
Ruben Amaro, Sr.
Ultimate Warrior Master Set
Ramon Martinez Rookie Set
Deandre Hopkins Rookie Set
Mark Few (Coach)
Roy Williams (Coach)
Troy Glaus Rookie Set
Chien-Ming Wang Rookie Set
Luis Robert Rookie Set
Jameis Winston Rookie Set
Darold Knowles Topps
Lou Whitaker Super Set
Adam Graves Rookie Set
John Collins Rookie Set
Christian Pulisic Rookie Set
Aledmys Diaz Rookie Set
J.K. Dobbins Rookie Set
Giovanni Reyna Rookie Set
Cliff Floyd Master
Cliff Floyd Rookie Set
Chris Chambers Rookie Set
Chris Chambers Prospect Set
Eli Manning Rookie Set
Cale Makar Rookie Set
Josh Jacobs Rookie Set
Carlos Baerga Rookie Set
Ivan Rodriguez Super Set
Ray Lankford Rookie Set
Vince Coleman Minor League
Felix Potvin Rookie Set