Joe Orlando, president of Professional Sports Authenticator and PSA/DNA, has been named chief executive officer of Collectors Universe, Inc.
The combined total value of the 25 million sports, entertainment and historical collectibles that PSA experts have now examined, authenticated and certified is well over $1 billion.
New Collectors.com brings buyers to one site for coins, trading cards, autographs, paper money and stamps, with more categories to come. More than 9 million listings available in these categories now.
Embedded holograms are now being used on PSA holders for cards, packs and tickets to enhance security for collectors.
About 120 footballs are expected to be used in the game in the game between New England and Seattle at the University of Phoenix stadium in Glendale, Arizona. All will be “marked” by PSA/DNA to combat counterfeiting.
Third-party grading has grown by leaps and bounds in the card hobby, and prices has skyrocketed as a result for those in high grades. PSA and SGC are the heavyweights in third-party card grading; Orlando and Hileman share details on how the process has changed.
A new feature, called PSA Shop Button, lets you conveniently find nearly every card offered online, including those that will either upgrade or fill a hole in your set.
Each 10-minute program in the series provides interesting and useful information about sports collectibles and is posted on YouTube as well as on the PSA website. Learn how to build better collections and get tips on spotting forgeries, among other topics.
The PSA and PSA/DNA divisions of Collectors Universe have certified since 1991 more than 22 million trading cards, sports memorabilia items and autographs with a combined estimated market value of more than $1 billion.
PSA CardSlugger test your knowledge of baseball cards by asking a player’s name, card manufacturer, year of the card and other questions. The game keeps track of hoe many you get right, with prizes awarded at the end of the “season.”