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Ten Notable Prices for PSA-Certified Items Sold During the Spring/Summer of 2020
Legendary, game-used lumber belonging to a pair of celebrated New York Yankee greats represented two of the top sports collectibles sold at auction during the second quarter of 2020.  Leading the way was the fabled "Iron Horse" himself, Lou Gehrig, whose 1922-23 game-used, 40-ounce sidewritten Hillerich & Bradsby bat sold for $1,025,000 via Heritage Auctions in April. (more...)

PSA and the Hobby Explosion
It's been a rapid ascent at times, and a slow and steady climb at others.  But there's no denying the outcome; we are currently experiencing a hobby explosion, and PSA is seeing a record number of submissions as a result. (more...)

The Tale of Uncle Jimmy
Joe Orlando - July 31, 2020  By the time this editorial is posted, so much will have already been said about the remarkable collection of one Uncle Jimmy.  The collection is so incredible, however, that I felt it was my duty to pay tribute to it. (more...)

The Need for Nostalgia
Joe Orlando - June 29, 2020  By the time this article posts, our current battle with COVID-19 will have become a few months old and I am certainly hoping that things are much better than they were at the time of this writing. (more...)

The Power, and Lack Thereof, of Eye Appeal
Joe Orlando - February 28, 2020  The issue of eye appeal is certainly not a new one, but its impact seems to be getting greater and greater as the hobby moves forward.  Its power is not confined to the sports card hobby either. (more...)

The Hobby – It's So Much Bigger Than Most of Us Realize
Joe Orlando - January 24, 2020  Human beings see things through their own lens.  This is as true in the hobby as it is in life itself.  We all have our own perspective, and our perception differs based on our personal experience. (more...)

Taking My Hacks: A Modern Card Resurgence
Joe Orlando - December 26, 2019  If you have been in the hobby for a long time, then you understand how cyclical the markets can be.  The modern sports card market is one that has certainly had its share of ups and downs during the past three decades. (more...)

Taking My Hacks: In Awe of the Journey
Joe Orlando - August 28, 2019  During the past year, and after a lot of procrastinating on my part, I finally decided to start the process of looking back into my family history.  Genealogy, another term for the study, is seemingly becoming more and more popular. (more...)

PSA Adds Free ‘SecureScan’ Service to Super Express Level Orders and Higher
Newport Beach, CA (June 18, 2019) – To provide better security for its growing customer base, PSA ( has added a cost-free “SecureScan” service.  The new imaging feature, which launched on the company’s website on May 10, 2019, involves taking front and back scans of PSA-encapsulated items with high-resolution scanners and making those images available on the PSA website. (more...)

PSA Unveils New Photo-Matching Service for Professional Model Bats
Newport Beach, CA (May 14, 2019) – Professional Sports Authenticator ( is pleased to announce that it is adding photo-matching examination to its professional model bat authentication service.  A true photo-match is a definitive match of an image or video footage frame to a specific bat. (more...)

PSA Unveils ‘Phase 2’ of New Set Registry Achievement Program to Reward Collectors
Newport Beach, California (April 2, 2019) – Following the successful launch of its Set Registry Achievement Program in December, Professional Sports Authenticator ( is pleased to unveil a second round of reward medals and points this month to the online collecting platform. (more...)

19th Century Rarities, Bubble Gum Sets and Unopened Wax Anchor Heritage’s Trading Card Auction. Closes April 18-19th
DALLAS, Texas (March 28, 2019) – Quantity and quality collide in the latest trading card catalog auction from the world’s largest collectibles auctioneer as Heritage Auctions presents more than 2,000 lots spanning nearly 150 years of sports history. (more...)

Taking My Hacks: Baseball – Will Changes to the Game Impact the Hobby?
Joe Orlando - February 14, 2019  The arguments rage on between the traditionalists and those who yearn for evolution in baseball.  Should the season remain 162 games?  What should we do with the DH?  What can we do to reduce the average time of games?  There are so many different subjects that the old school and new school love to debate. (more...)

PSA Now Uses Red Labels for All Encapsulated Items, Both Signed and Unsigned
Newport Beach, California (January 15, 2019) – After 20 years of using blue labels for any items encapsulated through PSA/DNA, PSA’s autograph authentication division, the company will now use red labels across the board for all submissions going forward.  The change went into effect on January 1, 2019. (more...)

PSA Announces New Set Registry Achievement Program to Reward Collectors
Newport Beach, California (Dec. 11, 2018) – Professional Sports Authenticator ( is pleased to unveil a PSA Set Registry Achievement Program that draws inspiration from fantasy sports.  Launching today, the online program will challenge existing PSA Set Registry members as well as newcomers in the field to test their mettle in all facets of set collecting and earn points and rewards (digital medals) for their efforts. (more...)

PSA Announces New Office Opening in Tokyo
Newport Beach, Calif. (Nov. 6, 2018) – Professional Sports Authenticator ( is pleased to announce the opening of a satellite office in Tokyo, Japan this month.  After researching, visiting and gauging the viability of the Japanese market, PSA officials determined that now presents the right time to make its formal entrance into the country. (more...)

Taking My Hacks: Your Money Is No Good Here
Joe Orlando - August 29, 2018  Recently, I was talking to a fellow hobbyist about the difficulty in prying great items away from other collectors when the owner doesn't need the money.  Now, the reality is that most hobbyists have limited budgets.  Conversely, most owners are not in a financial position to say "no" when a very strong offer comes along. (more...)

PSA Launches New 'Jumbo Holders' to Encapsulate Photos and Documents
Newport Beach, California (August 2, 2018) – Professional Sports Authenticator ( is launching a new line of oversized, encapsulated “jumbo holders” to not only assist collectors with preserving and authenticating signed and unsigned original photos, but also important documents boasting signatures and historical significance. (more...)

Steve Sloan Named President of PSA
Newport Beach, Calif (July 17, 2018) – Steve Sloan has been named President of Professional Sports Authenticator and PSA/DNA Authentication Services (, it was announced earlier today.  Sloan, who has served as the company’s vice president over the past year, has been with the collectible industry’s top third-party authentication and grading company since 2012. (more...)

PSA Unveils New Search-Based Population Report
Newport Beach, Calif (May 16, 2018) – In yet another innovation aimed to improve the website user experience, PSA ( is pleased to announce the launch of a quicker, search-based Population Report.  Instead of a multi-layered, drill down search that navigates through multiple web pages, including pages for category, year, set, player and card number, all users need to do now is search the set year, name and subject ("1960 Topps Carl Yastrzemski"). (more...)

PSA Reaches Historic Milestone by Certifying Its 30 Millionth Collectible
Newport Beach, California (March 22, 2018) – Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA) has now certified more than 30 million different trading cards, autographs and sports collectibles since its inception in 1991.  The historic milestone was reached earlier this week with the certification of a 2000 Playoff Contenders #144 Tom Brady autographed rookie card. (more...)

Local Author/Hobby Expert's Baseball Book Legendary Lumber recognized with prestigious national awards
Peter E. Randall Publisher’s latest book for baseball memorabilia collectors, Legendary Lumber: The Top 100 Player Bats in Baseball History, has been recognized nationally for its value to baseball collectors and its excellence in publishing. (more...)

The Lucky 7 Legacy
Roughly two years ago, in February of 2016, one of the greatest discoveries of baseball cards was realized.  In March of that very same year, the news went public and the story went viral.  The Lucky 7 Find of rare T206 Ty Cobb cards with Cobb backs stunned the hobby. (more...)

Family Discovers Eighth T206 Ty Cobb Card
Newport Beach, California (March 14th, 2018) – Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA) is pleased to announce that an eighth copy of the rare 1909-11 T206 Ty Cobb with Ty Cobb back baseball card has been located by the same family from a rural southern town that discovered "The Lucky 7 Find" of rare Cobb cards in 2016. (more...)

PSA/DNA Authenticates Jackie Robinson's Color Barrier-Breaking Contract, Auction Records Likely to Fall
(Newport Beach, California) ­– The experts at PSA/DNA ( are no strangers to authenticating important pieces of sports history.  But sometimes an artifact comes in that stands above the rest. (more...)

PSA Brings On-Site Grading Back to Long Beach
(Long Beach, California) –Professional Sports Authenticator ( is again offering on-site trading card grading at the upcoming September 7-9 Long Beach Expo.  Introduced in June of this year, this is only the second time the company has offered their popular service at the Long Beach-based event. (more...)

PSA Set to Make a Splash at NSCC, Hosting Game-Used Bat Sweepstakes and Free Custom Card Encapsulation
(Chicago, IL) Enter for a chance to win a signed, game-used bat from one of three baseball titans, or be immortalized in trading card form while holding said bat?  Fortunately, during the 2017 National Sports Collectors Convention, PSA ( is providing show attendees with both opportunities. (more...)

PSA Catches the Pokémon Bug During Comic-Con
(San Diego, California) – This summer, PSA ( plans to entice the inner Pokémon trainer in all of us.  During the July 20-23 Comic-Con® International: San Diego, the card grading company is offering various Pokémon-themed prizes and giveaways. (more...)

PSA Labels Get New Look, New Technology
As the hobby enjoys revitalized vigor and a hotbed of activity, the leading authentication company, Professional Sports Authenticator (, is always looking to improve its products and services.  With the latest updates to its labels, PSA did just that. (more...)

PSA On-Site Trading Card Grading Offered for the First Time Ever at Long Beach Expo
(Long Beach, California) – Professional Sports Authenticator ( felt like switching things up for the upcoming June 8-10 Long Beach Expo.  For the first time ever, the company is offering on-site trading card grading at the event. (more...)

PSA Launches New App, Set Registry Perks Now Just an Icon Tap Away
(Newport Beach, California) – What if you could manage, update and show off your card collection from that call-taking, music-playing, picture-capturing contraption of yours?  Professional Sports Authenticator ( answered that question for us and developed the brand-new PSA Set Registry app, allowing hobbyists to enjoy their collections and many perks of the PSA Set Registry from their mobile devices. (more...)

The 100 Greatest Baseball Autographs Wins Prestigious National Book Award
Peter E. Randall Publisher is pleased to announce that the newest book by Tom Zappala and Ellen Zappala, The 100 Greatest Baseball Autographs, was awarded top honors at the 29th Annual IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards ceremony in Portland, Oregon on April 8, 2017. (more...)

Latest PSA/DNA Set Registry Update Moves Collectors One Step Closer to New Mobile App
(Newport Beach, California) – Just weeks after a mobile update to the PSA Set Registry, the PSA/DNA Set Registry ( received a mobile-friendly overhaul as well. (more...)

PSA Set Registry® Now Mobile Friendly
(Newport Beach, California) -- It is now possible to organize sets, build collections, and compete with fellow collectors from the convenience of your mobile device, thanks to a new, responsive design to the PSA Set Registry® ( (more...)

PSA Hits a Hobby Home Run, Scores 10 Highest Auction Prices of 2016
(Newport Beach, CA) — It was a great year for the hobby.  Prices soared, especially those in the vintage card market, treasure troves of cards were uncovered, and the hobby in general thrived.  At the center of this buzzing market was Professional Sports Authenticator (, the company that authenticated the ten highest priced collectibles sold at public auction in 2016. (more...)

PSA to Offer Classic Cardboard Prizes in Latest Sweepstakes
(Newport Beach, CA) – First PSA gave collectors a chance to win autographed sports memorabilia — including baseballs, bats and jerseys — with their popular “Monthly Memorabilia” sweepstakes.  Now the hobby’s number one authentication and grading company is taking collectors on a yearlong quest to win classic trading card prizes. (more...)

PSA Fights the Empire with Star Wars Giveaways at 2016 New York Comic-Con
(New York, New York) – Star Wars fans won’t have to wait until the next film to take on the Empire, because PSA ( is giving away one signed Daisy Ridley photo, Star Wars trading cards and other collectibles at the New York Comic-Con, October 6-9, 2016. (more...)

1952 Topps Baseball Card Face-Off: Andy Pafko vs. Eddie Mathews
The 1952 Topps baseball card set has long been considered the king of postwar issues.  Within this 407-card set is, perhaps, the most iconic baseball card ever made. Of course, I am referring to Mickey Mantle's first Topps card.  Beyond its centerpiece, the 1952 Topps set starts and ends with arguably the most important pair of bookends the hobby has ever seen: #1 Andy Pafko and #407 Eddie Mathews. (more...)

PSA to Give Away Legendary Yankee Autographs, Books & 777 Cards at 2016 National
(Atlantic City, NJ) In celebration of its 25th anniversary, Professional Sports Authenticator ( is giving away autographed collectibles from New York Yankees legends Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle and Derek Jeter at the 2016 National Sports Collectors Convention. (more...)

PSA to Give Away Signed Star Wars Photo at 2016 Comic-Con
(San Diego, California) – PSA ( will give away various Star Wars-themed items during the upcoming Comic-Con® International: San Diego, July 21-24, 2016, including a framed photo autographed by Star Wars star Daisy Ridley. (more...)

Hunt/Casterline Pro Football Hall Of Fame Card Collection Exhibit to Open
CANTON, OHIO – Guests visiting the Pro Football Hall of Fame this summer will be treated to an extraordinarily rare glimpse at football history when the Hunt/Casterline Pro Football Hall of Fame Card Collection exhibit opens this July. (more...)

"Miraculous" Discovery Revealed: PSA Certifies 7 Rare T206 Ty Cobb Cards Found In Great-Granddad’s Old Paper Bag
A long-abandoned crumpled paper bag recently discovered in the dilapidated home of a family's deceased great-grandfather contained seven T206 Ty Cobb (with Ty Cobb back) baseball cards.  The combined value of the seven cards is estimated at well into seven figures, according to Joe Orlando, President of Professional Sports Authenticator ( (more...)

PSA Now Offers Dual Grading For Autographed Cards
Professional Sports Authenticator ( is now providing dual grading for autographed trading cards submitted for certification.  The insert label within the PSA holder will indicate the individual grades for both the card and the autograph. (more...)

The 100 Greatest Baseball Autographs – New Book to Hit the Hobby in 2016
Peter E. Randall Publisher and ATS Communications are pleased to announce that authors Tom and Ellen Zappala, along with writer John Molori and hobby experts Steve Grad and Joe Orlando of PSA/DNA Authentication Services, have collaborated on a new book. (more...)

Heritage surpasses $40M in 2015 sports auction sales behind record-breaking $12 million auction
DALLAS, TX – When the Nov. 5-7, 2015 Sports Collectibles Catalog Auction at Heritage closed in the early morning hours of Nov. 8, realizing $11.9+ million in total prices realized, the house became the only sports memorabilia auctioneer to produce an eight-figure event in 2015. (more...)

Brooks Robinson puts Series Rings, MVP Trophy up for Auction
Brooks Robinson spent decades surrounded by the trophies and souvenirs he gathered during his Hall of Fame career with the Baltimore Orioles.  The shelves in his study are now bare, the result of Robinson's carefully considered decision to auction off more than 200 cherished items to raise money for charity. (more...)

PSA Reaches 25 Million Certified Milestone
(Newport Beach, California) – Professional Sports Authenticator (, the world's largest memorabilia authentication and grading service, certified its 25 millionth item on September 4, 2015. (more...)

PSA Giving Away Jordan, Banks and Payton Items at the 2015 "National"
Memorabilia of three Chicago sports icons, Michael Jordan, Ernie Banks and Walter Payton, will be given away by Professional Sports Authenticator ( at the 2015 National Sports Collectors Convention.  PSA also will offer special rates for items submitted at the show for authentication and grading. (more...)

Autographed Star Wars© Cast Photo To Be Given Away By PSA At ComicCon®
(San Diego, California) -- Visitors to the PSA booth (#5617) at the ComicCon® International: San Diego, July 9 - 12, 2015, will have the exciting opportunity to win a free photo autographed by four of the stars of the 1977 Star Wars© cast. (more...)

PSA Enhances Security With New Embedded Hologram
An embedded Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA) security hologram has now been added to the red insert labels used in PSA card, ticket and pack holders to give buyers and sellers even more confidence in PSA-certified collectibles. (more...)

Hold Babe Ruth's 1932 Bat At September 2014 Long Beach Expo
(Long Beach, California) -- More than 50 historic items related to Babe Ruth will be prominently displayed as a featured exhibit at the next Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo (, September 4 - 6, 2014. (more...)

PSA Plans "Cards That Never Were" Diamond Stars of Ruth, Gehrig, Feller and DiMaggio at 2014 "National"
(Cleveland, Ohio) -- Professional Sports Authenticator ( will give away specially-created 1930s Diamond Stars-style "cards that never were" of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Bob Feller and Joe DiMaggio during the National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, July 30 - August 3, 2014. (more...)

PSA Giving Away ''Game of Thrones'' and ''X-Men'' Cards and Godzilla Artwork at San Diego Comic-Con
PSA (, the world's largest third-party certification company for trading cards, autographs and memorabilia, will be giving away PSA-graded samples of Game of ThronesSM and X-Men™ trading cards at the Comic-Con International: San Diego convention, July 24 - 27, 2014. (more...)

Muhammad Ali, Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig lead Heritage Platinum Night Sports offerings
The gloves that Muhammad Ali wore in 1971 in his first of three Heavyweight Title fights with Smokin' Joe Frazier - a bout properly hyped as "The Fight of the Century" - will join Babe Ruth's 701st career Home Run baseball and the only known Lou Gehrig-signed ticket from Yankee Stadium on July 4, 1939, the day of Gehrig's historic "Luckiest Man" speech and retirement from the game, atop Heritage Auctions' July 31, 2014 Platinum Night Sports Auction at the National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland. (more...)

PSA Offers Easy Way to Sell Set Registry Cards Via Collectors Corner
Collectors now have a convenient, easy way to offer their PSA Set Registry® cards for sale.  They can be listed free at Collectors CornerSM (, the popular collectibles marketplace for PSA and PSA/DNA-certified items. (more...)

PSA Launches "PSA10 Webcasts" With Informative Tips, Lists and Guides
Professional Sports Authenticator ( and PSA/DNA Authentication Services have created a free online, hobby video series, "The PSA10 Webcast: Tips, Lists and Guides."  Each ten-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, (more...)

PSA/DNA Will 'Tag' Super Bowl XLVIII Footballs to Combat Counterfeits
Over 100 footballs will be used in the upcoming 2014 Super Bowl game, and to protect against possible counterfeiting every one of them will be "tagged" with a specially-prepared synthetic DNA ink that leaves an invisible-to-the-naked-eye security mark.  The sideline pylons and even the coin used for the game-opening coin toss will be marked, too. (more...)

Sports Tickets Information, Photos Now Added To Free, Online PSA CollectibleFacts™
PSA TicketFacts™, a new information resource about sporting events tickets, has been launched as part of PSA CollectibleFacts™, the unparalleled, free online reference for collectibles and memorabilia.  This is now the fourth sports collectibles category to be added since this valuable service for collectors and dealers was started by PSA two years ago. (more...)

Minnesota Collector Wins Grand Prize In PSA 'Race To 100,000' Set Registry® Sweepstakes
A baseball card collector from St. Paul, Minnesota is the grand prize winner in the PSA and PSA/DNA Set Registry® ( "Race To 100,000" sweepstakes. Mark Kreynest was the recipient of a 1915 Cracker Jack Christy Mathewson card (#88), graded PSA NM-MT 8, and valued at approximately $12,000. (more...)

Tommy Lasorda, Kenley Jansen, A.J. Ellis and Darryl Strawberry at September 2013 Long Beach Expo
Dodgers Day is scheduled for Saturday, September 28, 2013, at the Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo (  The all-star autograph line up will feature Baseball Hall of Fame member Tommy Lasorda and L.A. Dodgers stars A.J. Ellis, Kenley Jansen, and Darryl Strawberry. (more...)

The Race To 100,000: PSA Plans Prizes With Growth of Popular Set Registry Programs
Four prizes, including a $12,000 Cracker Jack card, will be given away by Professional Sports Authenticator ( and PSA/DNA Authentication Services in conjunction with the continuing growth of the popular PSA Set Registry® and PSA/DNA Set Registry® programs. (more...)

PSA at the 34th National Sports Collectors Convention
34th National Sports Collectors Convention, Chicago, Illinois - July 31 - August 4, 2013 - Donald E. Stephens Convention Center - Booth 854 - PSA and PSA/DNA Grading and Authentication Services. (more...)

Joe Montana, Dennis Rodman and Oscar Robertson at June 2013 Long Beach Expo
Three outstanding Hall of Fame athletes will sign autographs for fans on Saturday, June 8, 2013, at the Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo (  The all-star autograph line up will feature Football Hall of Fame member Joe Montana and Basketball Hall of Fame members Dennis Rodman and Oscar Robertson. (more...)

Magic Johnson, Jerry West, Famous Honus Wagner Cards on Display At February 2013 Long Beach Expo
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame members Magic Johnson and Jerry West and famous jockey Laffit Pincay, Jr. will sign autographs on February 9, 2013 at the Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo ( (more...)

Investigation: Michael Jackson Autographs May Be Phony
Recently, an auction of Michael Jackson signed memorabilia generated around $5 million.  There were many buyers, which included Lady Gaga - who Tweeted that she bought 55 of the items in the sale.  Afterwards, questions were raised about the authenticity of the autographs by a variety of industry figures. (more...)

Topps Chrome Is The Standard For Autographed Rookie Card
Anticipation builds as 2012 Topps Chrome Football readies for release in just 3 days. And collectors know that Topps Chrome is synonymous with... THE AUTOGRAPHED ROOKIE CARD.  Whether it's the 2011 Cam Newton, 2005 Aaron Rodgers, 2010 Sam Bradford or 2009 Matthew Stafford, Topps Chrome has become the product to find the most collectible autographed rookie cards from the gridiron. (more...)

Walker Showdown, 1910 Matte Proof Gold Headline September 2012 Long Beach Expo
The two finest collections of circulation strike Walking Liberty half dollars in the PCGS Set RegistrySM and the only known complete set of 1910 matte proof U.S. gold coins will be displayed at the Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo (, September 6 - 8, 2012.  The show will be open to the public in the Long Beach, California Convention Center, 100 S. Pine Ave. (more...)

Headline-Making E98 ''Baseball Cards From The Attic'' on Display at September 2012 Long Beach Expo
Some of the century-old rare, series E98 baseball cards that recently generated national headlines -- the treasure trove of 1910-era cards discovered in an Ohio house attic -- will be publicly exhibited for the first time on the West Coast at the Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo ( (more...)

PSA Certifies Treasure Trove of Century-Old E98 Baseball Cards
A virtual treasure trove of recently discovered 1910-era E98 baseball cards has been certified by Professional Sports Authenticator.  The multi-million dollar discovery in Ohio more than doubles the number of E98s certified by PSA and significantly increases the PSA Population Report for this series in Near-Mint and higher grades. (more...)

PSA Launches Free, Extensive Sports Memorabilia Resource: PSA CollectibleFacts
Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA) has launched the first phase of a new, free online resource called PSA CollectibleFacts™.  PSA officials envision it will soon expand to become the Internet's most comprehensive site for information and illustrations about sports and many non-sports collectibles. (more...)

Exclusive (3) Three Card Collectors Set to Be Released at 2012 Baseball EXPO
The McClemmy Companies and Leaf Trading Cards, Inc. will release to attendees at the 2012 Baseball Expo in Anaheim an exclusive trading card set commemorating Anaheim's first title.  The set features three prominent players, Garret Anderson, Tim Salmon and Scott Spiezio, from the October 2002 historic series with San Francisco. (more...)

Topps Offers First Glimpse Of Quarterbacks In Their New Threads
Two NFL stars made major headlines this week.  Future Hall of Famer Peyton Manning signed with the Denver Broncos and Fan Favorite Tim Tebow moved to the Big Apple...and Topps was there to capture it all.  And not only did collectors take notice, but the major media outlets did as well. (more...)

Ernie Banks Is Prime 9 Home Run Legend For Week 7
Topps announces that the card redeemable for week # 7 in the 2012 HOME RUN LEGENDS PRIME 9 program is Ernie Banks (Redemption card #7).  Every week (for nine straight weeks), Topps will announce a "Prime 9 Player of the Week".  Collectors holding the corresponding Prime 9 Redemption card for that week can bring the card into their participating local HTA store and redeem it for an exclusive limited edition Topps Chrome Refractor. (more...)

Sports Collectibles Return to Long Beach Expo
A sports collectibles section will be returning to the popular Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo.  The three-times-a-year show again will now include buying and selling sports collectibles, such as trading cards, autographs, game-used equipment and other sports-related memorabilia. (more...)

2012 Topps Tribute Baseball Offer
Today, Topps launched the highly anticipated 2012 Topps Tribute Baseball into the hobby.  Topps originally solicited that the TRIBUTE TO THE STARS AUTOGRAPH insert would appear in sealed boxes as an incremental hit.  The card is in product, but was not delivered as an incremental hit. (more...)

PSA Population Report and SMR Online Price Guide Now Available Free
Professional Sports Authenticator (, the world's largest sports memorabilia certification company, now is making its PSA Population Report and Sports Market Report (SMR) Online Price Guide available free to everyone.  It previously cost $39.95 annually for a subscription to these invaluable hobby resources. (more...)

PSA/DNA Introduces Embedded Hologram Technology
PSA/DNA Authentication Services ( is now using an embedded hologram in its letters of authenticity (LOA), a technological advance unprecedented in the field of third-party autograph and memorabilia authentication.  A second watermark is also being added to the LOA. (more...)

PSA New Jersey Office Now Open To Provide Greater Assistance To Collectors And Dealers
The new eastern U.S. office of Professional Sports Authenticator ( and PSA/DNA Authentication Services now is open in Woodbridge, New Jersey.  Collectors and dealers who want to submit items in person at the office or set up an onsite autograph authentication at their location are invited to call for appointments at (732) 634-3480. (more...)

Free PSA Babe Ruth Poster at 2011 National Sports Collectors Convention
Free Babe Ruth posters and special editions of Sports Market Report (SMR) magazine will be given away by Professional Sports Authenticator ( at the 32nd annual National Sports Collectors Convention ( in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Illinois, August 3 - 7, 2011.  Visitors to the PSA booth also will have a chance to win valuable sports collectibles. (more...)

PSA and PSA/DNA Heading to the Windy City!
As a reminder, PSA and PSA/DNA will be attending the 42nd Chicago Sun Times show from March 11 to March 13, 2011.  Come visit us at our new location booth C-14 (from the entrance, turn left on the first aisle).  Our company will be taking submissions for all of our services and performing onsite autograph authentication, which includes our encapsulation service. (more...)

Super Bowl Footballs Tagged With Invisible Ink by PSA/DNA to Combat Counterfeits
Over 100 footballs will be used in the upcoming Super Bowl game, and to protect against possible counterfeiting every one of them will be "tagged" with a specially-prepared synthetic DNA ink that leaves an invisible-to-the-naked-eye security mark.  The sideline pylons and even the coin used for the game-opening coin toss will be marked, too. (more...)

Sirius Sports Cards Auction #24 Opens January 1: Ends January 13
Sirius Sports Cards' next auction will be open for bidding on January 1 and closes January 13.  Be sure to mark your calendar for a great assortment of cards and memorabilia available.  Always accepting consignments. (more...)

2010 PSA/DNA Autograph Report - The Ten Most Dangerous Autographs
Since 1998, PSA/DNA has evaluated approximately two million autographs. Last year alone, PSA/DNA's team of experts reviewed over 200,000 autographs from collectors and dealers worldwide.  Unfortunately, as a result of the popularity and value of many autographs, a good portion of them are forged by unscrupulous individuals. (more...)

2011 PSA Service Fee and Submission Update
As a valued PSA customer, we would like to thank you for your continued support as PSA enters its 20th year as the leading grading and authentication service in the industry.  We are very excited about 2011 and look forward to unveiling some exciting new services as the year progresses. (more...)

1916 M101-5 Sporting News Chicago Examiner Uncut Sheet
A rare find of a 1916 Sporting News M101-5 uncut sheet was announced by David J. Rosenberg of DJR Auctions.  For over 50 years, the framed uncut sheet hung undisturbed in a small town saloon less than 300 miles from Chicago. (more...)

PSA Attending the Chicago Sun Times Sports Collectibles Show to Perform Onsite Card Grading and Autograph Authentication November 19-21, 2010
As many of you know, PSA will be attending the Chicago Sun Times Sports Collectibles Show to perform onsite card grading and autograph authentication November 19-21, 2010.  Onsite card grading is a great way to have your submissions processed immediately, avoiding the time and expense of shipping your cards across the country. (more...)

PSA Announces Website Redesign
In hopes of improving your collecting experience, PSA has decided to revamp its website.  This new design should make it much easier to find the information you are searching for.  Specific, clearly marked categories have been established in hopes of improving navigation efficiency. (more...)

PSA Signs with Baseball Hall of Fame: Free SMR Magazines in Cooperstown
Professional Sports Authenticator, the world's largest sports memorabilia and trading card authentication and grading company, is now in the official lineup at the renowned National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York. (more...)

PSA/DNA Update – Tamper Evident Stickers
Effective immediately, PSA/DNA will be utilizing the red, white and blue colored stickers, used prior to the unveiling of the newer silver label, as part of the autograph authentication process. (more...)

Memory Lane Ready To Launch Huge Spring Auction
"All encompassing" might be the best phrase to use when describing Memory Lane Inc's upcoming spring catalog auction.  1175 lots of high-grade and rare sports cards and memorabilia will be on the block when the company opens bidding March 26th. (more...)

PSA/DNA Will Authenticate HOF Autographed Jerseys at Santa Anita Fundraiser, April 3, 2010
Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert of Baffert Racing Stables will autograph limited edition jerseys on April 3, 2010, at Santa Anita Park as a fund-raiser for retired thoroughbreds, and each signed jersey immediately will be "tagged" by PSA/DNA Authentication Services with a specially-prepared synthetic DNA ink to prevent possible counterfeiting. (more...)

PSA Announces Custom Card Encapsulation Service
Since 1991, PSA has helped authenticate, grade and preserve millions of trading cards and other collectibles.  Many of them are the most valuable of their kind in the world. (more...)

Chicago Sun Times Sports Collectibles Show Grading Special
As many of you know, PSA will be attending the Chicago Sun Times Sports Collectibles Show to perform onsite card grading and autograph authentication from March 19-21, 2010. Onsite card grading is a great way to have your submissions processed immediately, avoiding the time and expense of shipping your cards across the country. (more...)

March PSA/DNA Special - 50% off Crossover Special
50% off Crossover Special.  Hurry special is from March 1st thru March 31st.  PSA/DNA is offering a special for authentication to all our customers, no membership required. (more...)

PSA Photograde™ Online - Free PSA Service Lets You Easily Compare Cards' Grades
The grade or condition of sports or other trading cards is a crucial factor in determining their value. PSA Photograde™ Online, a free, new online service from Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA), helps hobbyists gain a better understanding of the PSA Grading Standards and how they apply to their cards by providing a visual tour. (more...)

Free Autograph Grading Special through PSA/DNA Extended through February 2010
Free Autograph Grading Special through PSA/DNA Extended through February 2010.  Any full-price submission sent to PSA/DNA for autograph authentication between February 1st and February 28th will be graded for FREE! (more...)

January PSA/DNA Special - Free Autograph Grading Special through PSA/DNA
To kick-off 2010 PSA/DNA will be offering one of the most aggressive specials our company has ever put together.  Any full-price submission sent to PSA/DNA for autograph authentication between January 1st and January 31st will be graded for FREE! (more...)

December PSA/DNA Special - Half Price for Letter Upgrade
During the month of December, PSA/DNA will be offering our customers the opportunity to upgrade to our Premium Letter service when sending in items for authentication which would normally come with our Certificate of Authenticity (COA) for only $5.00 per item; that's 50% off the normal fee of $10.00 per item. (more...)

PSA/DNA Unveils New Tamper-Evident Sticker
Effective November 23, 2009, all items authenticated by PSA/DNA will be accompanied by a new version of the tamper-evident sticker.  This new sticker will utilize a hologram feature and a different type of tamper-evident technology. (more...)

November PSA/DNA Autograph Encapsulation Special
Any autograph cut or card sent in with a declared value of $250 or less is now only $10. You get the autograph authenticated and encapsulated in PSA's tamper evident holder for only $10. (more...)

On-site PSA Grading Specials to be Offered at Chicago Sun-Times Show
As many of you know, PSA will be attending the Chicago Sun Times Sports Collectibles Show to perform onsite card grading and autograph authentication from November 20-22, 2009. (more...)

October PSA/DNA Special - Half Price for Letter Upgrade
During the month of October PSA/DNA will be offering our customers the opportunity to upgrade to our Premium Letter service when sending in items for authentication which would normally come with our Certificate of Authenticity (COA) for only $5.00 per item; that's 50% off the normal fee of $10.00 per item. (more...)

Autograph Encapsulation Special from PSA/DNA
You can have any sport or non-sport autographed card or cut valued under $250 authenticated and encapsulated for only $10 by taking advantage of PSA/DNA's September special for autographs. (more...)

Free Autograph Grading Special through PSA/DNA - Extended!
Free Autograph Grading Special through PSA/DNA Extended by Popular Demand. PSA/DNA is Now Offering to Grade all Autographs for FREE!!! (more...)

Free Autograph Grading Special through PSA/DNA
Free Autograph Grading Special through PSA/DNA Back by Popular Demand. PSA/DNA is Now Offering to Grade all Autographs for FREE!!! (more...)

Planning on Attending This Year's 30th National Sports Collectors Convention?
If you are one of the SuperVIP's (see benefits below), PSA has added a bonus to the package with a "Free Grade" good for any card with a declared value up to $1,999.00. (more...)

Sizzling Summer Savings from PSA/DNA!
For the month of June, take advantage of super savings from PSA/DNA for autograph authentication fees of $30 or less. (more...)

Knotty Pine Auction - Living Estate of Mrs. Ted Williams, May 30
Part II of the living estate of Dolores Wettach Williams – the former high-fashion model, actress and third wife of Hall of Fame baseball legend Ted Williams – will be sold at auction on Saturday, May 30, by Knotty Pine Auction Service, beginning at 11 a.m. (more...)

PSA/DNA Offers Auction QuickOpinion for Autographs
Bidders in any current online autograph auction can now utilize the expert resources of PSA/DNA, the world's largest autograph authentication service, to help them make informed decisions before placing bids. With just a few keystrokes, the company's new Auction QuickOpinionSM service lets prospective bidders get expert opinions on the likely authenticity of signatures. (more...)

Half Price Autograph Grading Special Through PSA/DNA
During last month's PSA/DNA special, we received many requests from customers who have items already authenticated by PSA/DNA to have the autograph graded so, for the month of April, PSA/DNA is offering half price autograph grading for previously PSA/DNA authenticated items. (more...)

World's Most Expensive Rookie Card Auctioned
Memory Lane Inc., based in Tustin, CA, the sports and non-sports auction company who recently made headlines all across the country for selling one of the oldest baseball cards in the hobby's history. (more...)

PSA/DNA at Sun-Times Show, Free Autograph Grading Offer Ending Soon
There's still time to take advantage of an exciting offer to mark the launch of the new PSA/DNA Authentication Services Autograph Registry. (more...)

Free Autograph Grading Special Through PSA/DNA
To kick-off our new PSA/DNA Autograph Registry, we will be offering one of the most aggressive specials our company has ever put together. (more...)

Legends of the Game to Offer Open House with PSA/DNA
On February 11, Legends of the Game will be offering an open house where customers can come in and have their items authenticated by PSA/DNA on site. (more...)

Collecting Sports Legends
After a lengthy delay, Collecting Sports Legends is finally here! This 376-page, full color book covers everything from trading cards to autographs to game-used bats and much, much more. (more...)

PSA Authenticates 139-Year-Old Baseball Card
On January 7, 2009, Yahoo! Sports reported that Bernice Gallego of Fresno, CA, had made a once-in-a-lifetime find: an 1869 card featuring the "Red Stocking B.B. Club of Cincinnati," the first professional baseball team. (more...)

PSA Displays Dmitri Young's Amazing Hall of Fame Rookie Cards Collection at The National
Washington Nationals first baseman Dmitri Young’s collection of high-grade Hall of Fame players’ rookie cards will be displayed by Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA) at this summer’s National Sports Collectors Convention. Many cards are graded PSA Gem Mint 10. (more...)

PSA Set Registry And Collectors Corner Team Up To Provide A Great New Service
The PSA Set Registry(SM) is now linked to Collectors Corner, a Collectors Universe company. Collectors Corner is a marketplace for coins, currency and trading cards. (more...)

Babe Ruth Rookie Card Sells For Record $517,000, Countless Baseball Card Auction Records Shattered!!!
The economy may be on the ropes, but economic caution in the high-end baseball card and memorabilia market was nowhere in sight at Robert Edward’s record-setting May 3, 2008 auction. (more...)

PSA Set Registry Adds New Features
More than a half dozen new features are being added to the popular Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA) Set RegistrySM ( to help collectors easily manage their registered collections of cards and tickets. (more...)

Only Known "Shoeless" Joe Jackson Bat From His Major League Career Sells For $301,000
Today in a crowded salesroom, the only known “Shoeless” Joe Jackson Signature Model “Black Betsy” Game Bat Dating From His Major League Career sold for $301,000 to an American private collector. (more...)

Collectors Corner Launches Sports Card Marketplace For PSA Cards
The Certified Coin Exchange (CCE), one of the world’s largest and most active online marketplaces devoted exclusively to certified collectibles, is expanding to include PSA-certified sports and non-sports trading cards. (more...)

Pristine Babe Ruth Autographed Baseball At Memory Lane's May 17th Auction
He spent 35 years as a dentist, but Carvel Lincoln was a fireballing 16 year-old pitcher in August of 1947.  Sixty-one years later, the souvenir an ailing Babe Ruth handed out that day is about to become one of the premier items in an upcoming sports memorabilia auction. (more...)

Babe Ruth Artifacts, Important Jackie Robinson Papers To Be Sold
Three historic and important pieces of baseball history will be among the hundreds of items available when Memory Lane Inc. opens its Spring Fever Rarities Auction. (more...)

Top Results At April R&R Auction Span From Colonial Period To Space Age
It didn’t matter whether your tastes ran more toward the funny pages than to Ben Franklin—there was definitely something for everyone at R&R’s April auction, which concluded on April 16. (more...)

Reminder from PSA and PSA/DNA - New Holders Available
Over the past year or so, PSA has developed more and more trading card holders. These new holders provide a much better fit for several different issues, something we could not do in prior years. (more...)

Topps Announces The 49th Annual Topps Major League Rookie All-Star Team
The Topps Company announces the 49th annual Topps Major League Rookie All-Star Team following balloting by Major League managers. (more...)

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