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…

PSA Japan Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

  “It was challenging but at the same time exciting in taking the first footsteps in the inaugural journey where no grading company had gone.” Those were the proud words spoken by PSA Japan Business Director Tony Aram when asked…

PSA Launches New Order Status Tracker Feature

  For decades, collectors have entrusted PSA with their cards and memorabilia. Hobbyists packaged up their precious collectibles, sent them off for grading and authentication, and began diligently checking their order status on the PSA website, awaiting that much anticipated…

Celebrating Mickey Mantle’s Hobby Impact 24 Years After His Death

  The first time I met Mickey Mantle I was standing on the dais at the first-ever, Upper Deck Authenticated (UDA) kickoff press conference luncheon at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. The date was Tuesday, Sept. 22,…

‘The Babe Bows Out’ Sells for $164,500

  On Tuesday, July 9, 2019, Hunt Auctions held a live event wherein lot #114 — an aged 10.25″ high by 12.75″ wide Type 1 photo showing Babe Ruth making his last public appearance at Yankee Stadium in 1948 —…

PSA Adds Photo-Matching to Professional Bat Authentication Service

  PSA is adding photo-matching examination to its professional model bat authentication service. A true photo-match is a definitive match of an image or video footage frame to a specific bat. A conclusive photo-match can add tremendous value to an…

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…

PSA’s New Jersey Office Provides Easy Drop-off Location for East Coast Area Collectors

  PSA has been around since 1991. As you know, the company is considered the pioneer in the sports collectibles industry when it comes to authenticating and grading items such as trading cards, autographs, tickets, packs, original photos, rings, trophies…

Record Auction Prices Realized for PSA-Certified Original Photos

  Last August, smack dab in the middle of the National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland, PSA introduced a product line of “jumbo holders,” a new encapsulation service designed for oversized items such as signed and unsigned original photos as…

TJ Kaye: PSA’s Rings, Trophies and Awards Authenticator

  His name is TJ Kaye. His job is identifying, authenticating and certifying championship rings, trophies and awards for PSA and PSA/DNA. He’s been working for the industry’s top authentication and grading company for nearly 14 years although he’s been…