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.
The Long Beach Expo will be held Sept. 4-6, complete with great sports displays and the chance to hold a bat of the great Bambino.
Memory Lane has acquired what is dubbed The Rocky Mountain Collection consisting of more than 300 of the tops cards in the hobby in unheard of grades. The collection ranks No. 3 on the PSA Set Registry.
PSA will once again reward those who sign up for PSA’s Collectors Club by giving away “cards that never were” – recreations of the 1934 Diamond Stars set this time featuring, Ruth, DiMaggio, Gehrig and Feller.
If you submit cards to third-party grading services and don’t truly know the ins and outs of the final grade, Dave & Adam’s has provided an excellent Card Grading 101 tutorial.
Collector Corners, owned by PSA parent company Collectors Universe, offering free listings for PSA Set Registry cards in an exclusive selling platform.
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 has added to its free collector resource website CollectibleFacts, offering a new section on tickets, with values, pictures and game backstories.