Submitting your trading cards for grading purposes can sometimes seem like a daunting task, especially when “card qualifiers” come into play. In an effort to educate collectors and help them with the submittal process, we’d like to define three…


  Throughout 30 years of covering, researching and writing about this great hobby, I’ve discovered one indisputable truth. The level of penmanship practiced by professional athletes has waned considerably. Is the habit of signing one’s name a lost art? Maybe…


  One reason that card collecting is a fantastic hobby is that we alone define the scope of our collections. Another benefit is that a thick billfold is not a prerequisite for building a meaningful and enjoyable collection. Many hobbyists…


  We’ve explored some of the rarest and most valuable Pokémon cards out there, now we turn to the rarest cards from the release that started the Pokémon craze; I’m talking about 1st Edition Pokémon holographic cards. Why are they…


  PSA is pleased to announce the opening of a satellite office in Tokyo, Japan this month. After researching, visiting and gauging the viability of the Japanese market, PSA officials determined that now presents the right time to make its…


  Robert Edward Auctions (REA) completed its 2018 Fall event this past weekend and some impressive figures were recorded. Three of the auction’s top-selling lots included baseball-related gems that were each authenticated and graded by PSA. From a T206 Ty…


  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…


The world of non-sports cards is fascinating because the breadth of subjects that can be represented on cardboard is never-ending. Sets featuring movies, music, television shows and superheroes are popular themes that have been revisited many times over the decades,…