PSA and COVID-19: Dealing with a Pandemic

  March 2020 changed our lives forever. That’s when the federal government and, shortly thereafter, individual states throughout the country, started to react to the quickly spreading communicable virus we now call COVID-19. Countless press briefings and ever-evolving measures were…

Guess What? PSA is Hiring

  Are you looking for a rewarding career? Perhaps you’re a recent graduate? Maybe you’re just seeking a fresh start in the workplace? Well, guess what? PSA is hiring! Despite the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 virus, the industry leader…

PSA Set Registry Unveils Revamped Activity Page, New Achievement Medals for Phase 5

  PSA has just launched a new and improved “Activity Page” for its dedicated Set Registry members. The revamped online archiving and registration tool provides members with the means to keep track of a range of activities related to their…

The Greatest Collection: Set Registry Member Dr. Jeffrey Griffith Authors New Hockey Book

In 1994, at the age of eight, Jeffrey Griffith of Anaheim, California, decided he wanted to be a hockey card collector. A fan of the NHL’s upstart Ducks, he started following his hometown team during the league’s 1994-95 lockout-shortened season….

PSA is Going Paperless Starting April 1, 2020

  Starting Wed., April 1, 2020, PSA will no longer be accepting paper carbon copy submission forms for orders involving cards, tickets, packs or dual service authentication and grading requests. Like most PSA collectors are doing already, you will be…

Black History Month: Recognizing Greatness

One year ago, in recognition of Black History Month, the PSA Blog paid tribute to four black athletes who impacted their sports, their country, and society as a whole by breaking the color barrier: Jackie Robinson (MLB), Marion Motley (NFL),…

Nobody Authenticates Super Bowl Rings Quite Like PSA’s TJ Kaye

  TJ Kaye is a veteran of sports authentication. His job is to certify championship rings, trophies and awards for PSA. With Super Bowl LIV (54) looming around the corner, this time of year gets busy for Kaye. It’s a…

Notable Auction Prices Realized for PSA-Certified Items in 2019

  GOING, GOING… Auction houses were abuzz in 2019 with tens of thousands of cherished sports and non-sports collectibles being sold, the majority of which came with third-party certification from PSA. Once again, vintage cardboard led the way with many…

Bidding on Rare Abraham Lincoln Signed Portrait Photo Closes January 16

  Note: This entry was updated on January 17, 2020. Authentic Abraham Lincoln autographs are hard to find. And when one surfaces, it can often fetch a steep price at auction. These can vary from an Abraham Lincoln autographed letter…

The Importance Behind Third-Party Authentication and Grading

  One of the toughest decisions any collector faces is when to part ways with all or some of his collection. It’s often based on finances – or lack thereof – and brings with it an emotional toll. It could…