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…

Diamonds in the PSA Set Registry!

  Here is a treat for those of you that have been enjoying the Diamonds in the Junk blog series. There is now a Diamonds in the Junk set on the PSA Set Registry! Diamonds in the Junk is a…

Authenticating a Babe Ruth Game-Used Bat Attributed to His 500th Home Run

  On Sunday, August 11, 1929, the New York Yankees visited Cleveland’s League Park to take on the Indians. Babe Ruth, batting cleanup, led off the second inning of a scoreless game. On the first pitch he saw from Willis…

The Results Are In: Topps IPO of 2019 Bowman Chrome X Baseball Cards

  You may have heard that a special “Initial Product Offering” (IPO) took place last week via StockX.com, a Detroit-based company billing itself as the world’s “Stock Market of Things.” The product that was up for sale, between Monday afternoon…

Topps Releases ‘IPO’ of Exclusive, PSA-Graded Bowman Baseball Cards on StockX.com

  Something unique is happening this week and the entire hobby is invited! A special online event is being hosted by StockX, a Detroit-based company that bills itself as the world’s first “Stock Market of Things.” In this case, an…