First Day Cover: Baseball’s Remarkable Delivery

  A very special baseball-related item was up for auction last week. It’s a piece that boasts the signatures of 11 members of Major League Baseball’s inaugural Hall of Fame class, in addition to the autograph of MLB’s very first…

TJ Kaye: PSA’s Rings, Trophies and Awards Authenticator

  His name is TJ Kaye. His job is identifying, authenticating and certifying championship rings, trophies and awards for PSA and PSA/DNA. He’s been working for the industry’s top authentication and grading company for nearly 14 years although he’s been…

PSA’s Kevin Keating Appears on Episode of ‘American Pickers’

  Kevin Keating is PSA’s principal autograph authenticator. He evaluates and inspects thousands of autographs every year on behalf of PSA and routinely offers his services on the road. Recently, Keating was invited to appear on an episode of “American…

Autograph Collecting 101

  When it comes to acquiring athletes’ signatures, there are plenty of ways to go about the pursuit. After several decades of collecting autographs, I’ve discovered that honesty and politeness can go a long way. By honesty, I mean ask…

Submissions 101: Card Qualifiers – Part 1

  Submitting your trading cards for grading purposes can sometimes seem like a daunting task, especially when “card qualifiers” come into play. In an effort to educate collectors and help them with the submittal process, we’d like to define three…

Gridiron Glory: The Lost Art of Signing

  Throughout 30 years of covering, researching and writing about this great hobby, I’ve discovered one indisputable truth. The level of penmanship practiced by professional athletes has waned considerably. Is the habit of signing one’s name a lost art? Maybe…

PSA Announces New Office Opening in Tokyo

  PSA is pleased to announce the opening of a satellite office in Tokyo, Japan this month. After researching, visiting and gauging the viability of the Japanese market, PSA officials determined that now presents the right time to make its…

Three PSA-Authenticated Items Lead the Way at Auction

  Robert Edward Auctions (REA) completed its 2018 Fall event this past weekend and some impressive figures were recorded. Three of the auction’s top-selling lots included baseball-related gems that were each authenticated and graded by PSA. From a T206 Ty…

Carlton Fisk’s Memorable Blast from 1975

  2018 World Series Evokes Home Run Memories from Yesteryear In the annals of the World Series, countless games have been recorded as remarkable in the MLB record books. I’ve watched every Fall Classic since 1969, when the upstart N.Y….