Displaying Your Card Collection

  In the collectibles community, there’s no greater joy than pulling a coveted card from a pack. Try and visualize unearthing Michael Jordan’s #57 rookie card from a previously uncracked wax pack of 1986 Fleer Basketball. Or what about snagging…

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…

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…

Jose Altuve: Houston’s ‘Little Big Man’ Continues His Hobby Surge

  Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve stands just five feet, six inches tall. He tips the scales at 165 pounds, soaking wet. But his impact on Major League Baseball games, namely postseason contests since 2017, cannot be overstated. He…

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…

50 Years Ago, the ‘Miracle Mets’ Won it All

  Is Jerry Koosman the most overlooked pitcher in the hobby? Ask a collector to recite Koosman’s career stats and see what happens. A lanky southpaw, he tallied 147 wins for the New York Mets during his 12-year tenure in…

“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…

Insuring Your Collection to Protect Your Investment

  How much time have you spent in acquiring your collection? How much money have you invested in securing all your cards, autographs and memorabilia? If you took a moment to ponder these questions, you may be persuaded to insure…

Saluting a Celtics Legend: John ‘Hondo’ Havlicek

  On April 15, 1965, in just his third NBA season, Boston Celtics great John Havlicek defined his basketball legacy. With five seconds left in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Philadelphia 76ers – and the Celtics…

Auction Prices Realized: The Power of PSA Grading

  Last week, a much-anticipated online auction of the 1933 Goudey Baseball set, graded “Current Finest” on the PSA Set Registry, came to a close. Each one of the 240 cards up for bid comprised its own lot with many…