I don’t know about you all, but I cannot count the number of times that I have been told about the impossibility of buying me holiday gifts. Our loved ones have the best of intentions (usually) and want to give gifts that we would really enjoy, but there is one massive road block standing in their way… They aren’t collectors themselves and therefore have no idea what we might want. And thus our sock-and-underwear drawers are restocked on an annual basis.
However, PSA has you covered this year, and in a very big way. Simply forward this blog post to your well-intentioned yet hopelessly frustrated loved ones, and allow me to suggest to them a series of holiday gifts that any collector would be thrilled to receive. The following list has been carefully crafted to assist the collector to get every last bit of enjoyment out of their favorite cards.
Items to Build a Collection
Hobby Literature (SMR, Collecting Sports Legends, Waiting for a Sign) – The collector in your life will want to stay informed about the hobby while waiting for the PSA submissions to return. Our website offers several forms of hobby literature that are educational and helpful in guiding individuals through the collection-building process including the longstanding Sports Market Report (SMR), PSA’s monthly magazine and official PSA-certified price guide.
eBay Gift Card – Once your PSA membership is secure, the collector in your life will need some cards!! eBay is the world’s largest card shop and literally any collector could find something to enjoy. How about an eBay gift card? That gets you off the hook for making tough card decisions.
Official Major League Baseballs – What autograph collector wouldn’t be giddy over receiving some crisp, white Official Major League baseballs? They have been a hobby standard for decades. Pair them with a package of ink pens and you can’t go wrong. And once you get them signed, display them proudly inside a nice ball cube.
Items to Manage a Collection
PSA Collectors Club Membership – This is the gift that keeps on giving and the basis for a great collection. Three different levels are available and designed for different types of collectors. All memberships begin with great deals on grading and a one-year subscription to SMR magazine, while the higher tiers include other benefits as well. The submission process is quick and simple as well! If you are not sure what membership level would work best, gift certificates can be purchased by contacting PSA’s Customer Service staff at 800-325-1121 for more information.
Card Savers – Card Savers are one of the most critical supplies in a collector’s arsenal, and are necessary for safe storage as well as submitting cards for grading. In packs of 100, they are an inexpensive, yet thoughtful and very useful gift.
Acrylic Card Stands – PSA offers nicely designed single card display stands.and the price per unit is just $5. Remember, though, that it’s important to keep the cards out of direct sunlight so position them strategically.
Storage Boxes – Collectors are always looking for attractive ways to store their cards. Why not treat your beloved hobbyist to some fantastic boxes to store graded cards?
Display Cases – What do you do with your prized cards after getting them back from PSA? Sure, you could tuck them away in a safety deposit box, but what fun is that? Our display cases come in a variety of configurations and are safe and attractive ways to enjoy your favorite cards, balls, bats and jerseys on a daily basis.
And It’s All Online!
There you have it! A series of holiday gifts for every step in the collecting process, and ones that are guaranteed to be be appreciated and found useful. What more could a gift-giver want?