The PSA website is one of the most valuable sources of hobby information available to collectors today. The site offers important resources for hobbyists to use in building and managing their collections and all are available completely free of charge.
Of the numerous tools PSA offers, perhaps the single most valuable to hobbyists is Auction Prices Realized (APR). APR gathers data from eBay and multiple auction companies on a daily basis to present collectors with the most accurate and up-to-date sales information available for all genres of PSA graded cards, tickets, packs, coins and pins. No longer is it necessary to search past sales on numerous sites in an effort to determine current values.
A simple click on the Auction Prices tab at the top of the PSA website reveals a search bar from which the experience begins. Simply type in your the item you wish to find. It can be as broad as a search for “Mickey Mantle” or as refined as “1963 Fleer #72 Lance Alworth.”
Once a single card search is rendered, all of the most current and valuable information is presented at the collector’s fingertips. This includes price comparisons by grade, most recent prices, population reports, numbers of sales, value of total sales and much more. The information is laid out in a simple, easy-to-use manner, and because the identification and classification of the item is based on the item’s cert numbers instead of the item’s written description, the real-time results are the most reliable in the hobby.
Perhaps the most critical and visually striking segments of APR is the graph associated with each specific grade for a given card. The graph below shows the sales history for the last 23 PSA NM-MT 8 examples of the 1963 Fleer #72 Lance Alworth to sell in a public transaction. The associated graph illustrates how the card has been trending, giving hobbyists a rock solid understanding of the sales history from which they can make informed decisions.
Lastly, in the event of an anomaly or error that collectors feel should be further researched for accuracy, a “Report this Item” flag can be found on every individual card listing. Taking a brief moment to click the flag and report the item guarantees that the listing will be reviewed by a PSA employee and the sale listing checked for accuracy.
PSA’s Auction Prices Realized offers free real-time sales and population information harvested from numerous platforms and simply presented with all of the information that a collector could need. The hobby’s best information and tools are found on the PSA website. Next time you’re looking for pricing guidance, just ask, “What’s the APR?”