Topps Releases ‘IPO’ of Exclusive, PSA-Graded Bowman Baseball Cards on StockX.com

  Something unique is happening this week and the entire hobby is invited! A special online event is being hosted by StockX, a Detroit-based company that bills itself as the world’s first “Stock Market of Things.” In this case, an…

Introducing New Basketball-Themed Medals to the PSA Set Registry

  Just in time for the start of the new NBA season, PSA launched six new medals to the Set Registry Achievement Program. The basketball-themed medals are sure to be an alley-oop hit with collectors, who can earn medals as…

Closing in on 1 Millionth PSA-Graded Pokémon Card; Contest Now Open

  PSA has reached a number of significant milestones since its inception in 1991. Over the past 28 years, we have certified more than 34 million different trading cards, autographs and sports collectibles. On March 22, 2018, we announced that…

Jose Altuve: Houston’s ‘Little Big Man’ Continues His Hobby Surge

  Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve stands just five feet, six inches tall. He tips the scales at 165 pounds, soaking wet. But his impact on Major League Baseball games, namely postseason contests since 2017, cannot be overstated. He…

Who Wants a Fascinating TTM Autograph Project?

TTM = Through the Mail I’ve always found hobby projects to be most enjoyable when they have a specific theme and force me to learn something new while adding items to my collection. Of all the different manners in which…

1909-11 T206 Honus Wagner, Graded PSA Good 2, Sells for $1.35 Million at Auction

  The 1909-11 T206 Honus Wagner needs no introduction. With apologies to Mickey Mantle – and the recent hobby momentum gained by his 1952 Topps #311 – the coveted Wagner remains the Holy Grail of baseball cards. Just last week,…

PSA’s New Mechanical Error Reporting Feature

PSA just launched a new feature that lets customers report any cards that have been misidentified in their orders. Introducing, the Mechanical Error Reporting Feature. Before the feature launched via www.PSAcard.com, customers were unable to report errors in a timely…

50 Years Ago, the ‘Miracle Mets’ Won it All

  Is Jerry Koosman the most overlooked pitcher in the hobby? Ask a collector to recite Koosman’s career stats and see what happens. A lanky southpaw, he tallied 147 wins for the New York Mets during his 12-year tenure in…

Diamonds in the Junk – 1989 Topps Baseball

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 also…

2019 Parkside Collectibles MLL Trading Cards Box Break

I have been called an old soul in my day, and I guess that translates into my collecting life as well. I typically prefer my cards to be vintage, my autographs to be in ballpoint and my packs to contain…