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…

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…

“My Profile” Section of PSA Set Registry Gets New, Customizable Look

  In an effort to further improve the Set Registry experience on PSAcard.com, PSA recently launched Phase 3 of the PSA Set Registry Achievement Program. The major component of this new addition is the improved My Profile segment of the…

PSA Launches New Order Status Tracker Feature

  For decades, collectors have entrusted PSA with their cards and memorabilia. Hobbyists packaged up their precious collectibles, sent them off for grading and authentication, and began diligently checking their order status on the PSA website, awaiting that much anticipated…

Just What Does the HOF Mean for Rookie Cards?

  How many times have you been considering a card purchase when the dealer said something to the effect of, “It’ll go up once he gets into the hall of fame.” It happened to me pretty frequently when I was…

At Long Last, Johnny Robinson is a Hall of Famer

  The hobby’s greatest annual spectacle was held last week when dealers and collectors alike descended upon Chicago for the National Sports Collectors Convention. I attended the 2017 and 2018 Nationals as a member of the PSA staff and had…

Parkside Collectibles Taps into the Lacrosse Card Market

In the river of trading card information that regularly flows across my desk, one release caught my attention and caused me to do a double-take. It wasn’t Bowman Chrome, Topps Heritage or some other issue that is already popular with…

Diamonds in the Junk – 1988 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…

Diamonds in the Junk – 1990 Score 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…