In this series, we focus on sets from across sports and non-sports that are easy to build and won’t necessarily break the bank to acquire. Set Registry Starter Kit features sets that can appeal to seasoned hobbyists looking to expand…


  Joe Orlando’s Latest Baseball Book Receives Pair of Honors for Independent Publishers Good news travels fast. Hobby expert Joe Orlando, who doubles as PSA’s President, is also an accomplished author and his latest book for baseball memorabilia aficionados –…


Defining PSA card grading differences between VG-EX 4 to PR 1 Last month, we defined PSA card grading from EX 5 (Excellent) all the way up to GEM-MT 10 (Gem Mint). The higher the grade, the better condition the card,…


  With today marking Major League Baseball’s 2018 Opening Day, the hard-working team at PSA is happy to present the company’s inaugural edition of the “PSA VG3 Show,” three “very good” minutes of authentic hobby talk. Watch as Show Host…


Here are some keys to obtaining autographs and keeping them in good condition Having been around this hobby for the past three decades, I’ve noticed a few things when it comes to signature preservation. The preparation and hunt in getting…


  Thirty million. Just the sound of that number makes you sit up and take notice. As of this week, the figure now has new meaning as Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA) has certified more than 30 million different trading cards,…


  To this day, the name Mickey Mantle conjures up images of baseball’s Golden Age. A switch-hitter that could crush the ball from both sides of the plate, “The Mick” was, and is, a symbol of America’s favorite pastime. And…


  Here’s something that will no doubt help collectors out in a big way! It’s regarding an area of the industry that’s difficult to monitor, especially for unsuspecting buyers: autographs. Have you ever been hesitant about purchasing an autographed item…



  It may sound trivial, but good manners really do go a long way. Over more than 25 years of collecting players’ autographs, I’ve found that the honest approach remains the best. And by that, I mean, ask for an…