Collecting Autographs Through the Mail

  There are many ways for hobbyists to add to their autograph collections. Participating in private signings, attending personal appearances, visiting hotels where celebrities are staying and purchasing PSA-authenticated signatures from hobby dealers are all legitimate ways to build a…

How the Hobby Led to a HOF Campaign

  While acquiring new cards is a key tenet of having a collection, I have found that the connections we make in the hobby are as important and enjoyable, if not more so, than the cards themselves. Back in December…

Building Themed Collections

  There are infinite ways to build an autograph collection, but in my experience the hobbyists who have themes and goals seem to derive greater enjoyment out of their hobby than those who collect without guidelines. That is not to…

PSA’s Jumbo Holders: To Protect and Preserve

PSA Offers New Way to Protect, Preserve and Display Your Favorite Signed and ‘Original’ Photos There are plenty of collectors who amass signed 8” x 10” photos of their favorite stars. This represents their way of connecting with their idols…

1939 Hall of Fame Signed Baseball Sells for Record $623,369

  The Ultimate Treasure from Cooperstown’s Grand Opening A unique, multi-signed baseball sold this past weekend for an astounding $623,369. It was sold at auction by SCP Auctions, an auction house based in Laguna Niguel, California. What made this baseball…

The Scrawl That Starts It All

  Baseballs Provide a Perfect Presentation for Autographs One of the best surfaces upon which to obtain an autograph is a baseball. Just buy an official MLB game ball – complete with its machine-stamped, facsimile signature of MLB Commissioner Robert…

When Is the Right Time to Sell?

Dumping One’s Collection Can Be Emotionally Draining I’ve asked myself this question a hundred times over the past 10 years: When is the right time to sell? As a sports memorabilia collector for the past 30 years, I’ve acquired my…

The Meteoric Rise of Shohei Ohtani

Beware of the Hype, Card Collectors Highly touted rookie prospects come and go every season. In the world of Major League Baseball, this is called hype and living up to it. For many, their moment in the hobby spotlight burns…

PSA Presents the ‘PSA VG3 Show’ – Episode 1

  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…

Signature Preservation: Before, During and After

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…