Modern cards aren’t thought to bring values their vintage counterparts bring, but all that has changed with third-party grading. Gem Mint cards are being scooped up by the high-rollers at skyrocketing prices.
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.
Collector Corners, owned by PSA parent company Collectors Universe, offering free listings for PSA Set Registry cards in an exclusive selling platform.
If you’re heading to the Long Beach Expo in June, bring along photos and stories of your favorite sports items – the casting crew for the History Channel show ‘Pawn Stars’ will be in attendance and looking for people to appear on the show.
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.
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.