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.
To ensure collectors and fans are really getting game-used footballs (and pylons and even the coins used for the opening toss), PSA/DNA will once again ‘mark’ everything to ensure authenticity. Approximately 120 footballs are expected to be used during the game.
PSA has added to its free collector resource website CollectibleFacts, offering a new section on tickets, with values, pictures and game backstories.
The Long Beach Expo continues to grow as a destination of choice with sports collectors. This year, Goldin Auctions is offering to display items from Michael Jordan’s college days, including his diploma.
Puig joins Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Mickey Mantle and other sports stars whose names have appeared over the years on PSA/DNA’s “Most Dangerous Autographs” list. PSA said it oversaw more than 400,000 autograph submissions in 2013.
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.”
PSA announces a new holder with added security benefits, along with news that new holders are on the way to accommodate different-sized cards.
Collectors Universe, parent company of PSA/DNA, has been named by Forbes as one of “America’s Best Small Companies.”
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.