Submissions 101: The Online Process

  You may have heard that we recently launched a video series, Submissions 101, to further simplify the submissions process and make it as easy as possible. In this entry covering online submissions, we quickly walk you through the online…

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…

PSA Reaches Historic Milestone: 30 Million

  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,…

Learning Curve: Landing My First Autograph

  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…

Making the (PSA) Grade – Part 1

How do you tell the difference between Gem Mint, Near Mint-Mint and Excellent-Mint? When it comes to defining the do’s and don’ts of managing your collection, one of the first rules of thumb is to preserve your cards. Because if…

Expensive Pursuit: Chasing Steve Jobs’ Signature

  When it comes to collecting autographs, it’s never easy finding previously signed documents by the dearly departed. Unless, of course, you have some extra dough to pay for these rarities when they come up for public auction. Or, better…

10 Tips for Building a Better Collection

PSA President Joe Orlando reviews 10 tips for building a better trading card and memorabilia collection. Follow these guidelines to get the most from your collectibles. The ‘PSA10 Webcast Series: Tips, Lists and Guides from PSA and PSA/DNA’ is a…