Compiling the Trading Card Database of CardFacts
Collectors around the hobby continue to utilize the resources and wealth of useful collecting information on PSAcard.com. But many folks have yet to venture to the CardFacts section of the website. This handy resource is a one-stop shop for information about many of your favorite trading cards, including trading card value, sales history, population reports, subject details and more.
The goal of CardFacts is simple; it is to be an online encyclopedia with information about every trading card issue that PSA grades. It is an exceptionally lofty goal and one that changes weekly with each new trading card release, but the desire is to provide collectors with as much information as possible to use while developing their collections.
What Info Can I Find on CardFacts?
Once you select a set of cards to view in CardFacts, you will immediately have access to a checklist of every card from that particular set that PSA has ever graded. Listings have detailed profiles written about each set, as well as links to articles, pricing, the PSA Population Report, Auction Prices Realized, PSA Set Registry entries and current eBay listings.
Perhaps you aren’t looking for information on an entire set, but rather an individual card. PSA has you covered there as well. If the card listing is highlighted on the checklist (which means that a card image is available of the listing), then a click on the link will unveil a wealth of information at your fingertips.
Again you will find player profiles for Hall of Fame members and other significant individuals in the set. Similar links to articles, pricing, Pop Report, Auction Prices Realized, PSA Set Registry and current eBay listings. At the individual card level, APR and Pop Report graphs can also be viewed and printed to add to your personal hobby library.
What About Memorabilia?
Maybe you are more interested in memorabilia than trading cards? PSA has you covered there as well!
- AutographFacts – If you want to see what an individual’s signature looks like, or how it may have changed over the years, then AutographFacts is the place to go. Subjects are broken down into 19 different categories, and a range of signed items are shown. Additional subject and pricing information is available for many listings as well.
- BatFacts – Separated into Hall of Fame Players and Star Players, BatFacts is the go-to source for bat info. The site features detailed bat profiles, articles and pricing for professional model baseball bats.
- TicketFacts – This site displays ticket images, pertinent information about Super Bowls, World Series’, MLB All-Star Games and Historic Baseball and Basketball Events.
Can I Contribute to CardFacts?
The answer is “yes!”
Do you have a PSA-graded set that is not currently listed on CardFacts? Would you like to help expand the available information for this set? PSA will pay for round-trip, insured shipping if you are willing to send your cards to scan for use on CardFacts. Simply send an email to Todd Tobias at [email protected] to inquire about the quick and simple process.
In a Nutshell
The Facts segments of the PSA website provide a wealth of information for even the most advanced of collectors. Checklists, images, and subject profiles are there for the studying, and who can’t use up-to-date pricing and population numbers?
And the best part is that those sections are expanding regularly. It is just one more way that PSA provides necessary services and information to collectors of all levels.
Take a look at CardFacts (or Bat, Autograph or TicketFacts). Check out the information on some of your favorite sets. View the signatures of your favorite athletes or the variety of bats used by the game’s greatest hitters. It’s all there and completely free for your hobby research!