Autographed Cards and the PSA Set Registry

Autographed cards have been steadily growing in popularity in recent years. Once just a child’s novelty, signed trading cards, particularly vintage and key examples, have become a legitimate hobby category that is enjoyed by many high-end collectors. For more than…

PSA Now Uses Red Labels for All Encapsulated Items

  Since the start of the New Year, PSA is now employing a new labeling process for any authenticated, encapsulated submissions. Here’s the official scoop. After 20 years of using blue labels for any items encapsulated through PSA/DNA, PSA’s autograph…

Diamonds in the Junk – 1990 Pro Set Series II Football

  For collectors of a certain age there is something oddly comforting about junk wax cards. Far too many were printed, they’re littered with quasi-errors and print issues, and “rare” chase cards are numbered in the thousands. However, they are…

Screwdown Holders: The Perils of Card Preservation

  A funny thing happened to me on my way to getting some of my coveted cards authenticated and/or graded by PSA. I quickly discovered the perils of using non-recessed screwdown holders. After serving a one-year hitch as PSA’s PR…

Set Registry Starter Kit: Tony Gwynn Rookie Set

  In this series, we focus on sets from across sports and non-sports that are easy to build and won’t necessarily break the bank to acquire. Set Registry Starter Kit features sets that can appeal to seasoned hobbyists looking to expand…

PSA’s Top Auction Prices Realized in 2018

  With a big assist coming from the late, great Mickey Mantle, Professional Sports Authenticator (www.PSAcard.com) is happy to report that it once again certified tens of thousands of sports cards and autographs in 2018 including 10 of the most…

New Year’s Resolutions and Hobby Goals for 2019

  It is the time of year that many of us review the past 12 months and recognize the changes that we want to make moving forward. Our collecting lives are no different and so I have made a series…