PSA’s ‘Race to 100,000′ Set Registry Sweepstakes have wrapped up, with a baseball card collector from St. Paul winning a PSA 8 1915 Cracker Jack card of Christy Mathewson valued at $12,000.
The number of sets on the PSA Set Registry is approaching some impressive milestones. As the number nears 100,000 (now at 85,000), PSA will be offering a series of giveaways, with the top prize being a 1915 Cracker Jack Christy Mathewson PSA 8, valued at $12,000.
Former White House Chief of Staff (1989-1991) John Sununu helps shed light on the 1990 Topps George Bush card, revealing more than 100 were produced, and in two different styles.
In an annual tradition, PSA will provide collectors with a unique visual experience at the National Sports Collectors Convention July 31-Aug. 4. PSA will display $2 million worth of Cracker Jack cards, hand out the latest book on the subject, “Cracker Jack Collection: Baseball’s Prized Players” and host signings by the authors.
ESPN’s Grantland takes a look at the baseball card hobby, specifically the most famous of the T206 Wagner cards, is a 15-minute video that features Keith Olbermann and PSA’s David Hall.
PSA/DNA sees hundreds of signed items on a daily basis, so they know what counterfeiters and the unaware are trying to pass into the marketplace. The company has released the Top 5 sports and celebrity signatures who are most likely to end up in the “not good” category.
It’s like those commercials when the customer at the grocery store is the 1 Millionth Customer. Well, PSA just hit 20 million certified submissions, and the lucky collector who submitted that piece was awarded with a Bryce Harper autographed ball.
Adding to an already amazing website that features free information on sports collectibles (facts, images, values and more), PSA has announced a new feature – AutographFacts – that is now live.
Following in the footsteps of its Letters of Authenticity, PSA/DNA has announced that all of its Certificates of Authenticity will also include embedded holograms going forward.
From Baltimore to Long Beach, Calif. – those ‘Black Swap Find’ cards are getting around. The Long Beach Expo, to be held Sept. 6-8 will feature select cards from the find, as sports collectibles continue to gain more presence at the show.