The Challenges of Grading Ultra-Modern Trading Cards

  There are a lot of things that go into the proper management of a third-party authentication and grading company that collectors might not immediately consider. Of course, qualified graders are necessary and reliable people are required to receive submissions…

Steve Largent Card Values | PSA Collector Guide

  Steve Largent didn’t have the style and grace of Lance Alworth or play in a game-changing offense like Jerry Rice, but his inclusion on the NFL’s 100th Anniversary Team with those those two means that he is considered one…

Gale Sayers Card Values | PSA Collector Guide

  When the Chicago Bears selected Gale Sayers with the No. 4 overall pick in the 1965 NFL Draft, the speedy halfback out of the University of Kansas was bringing impressive credentials to the professional gridiron. During his three-year varsity…

Dan Marino Card Values | PSA Collector Guide

  When he announced his retirement before the start of the 2000 NFL season, Dan Marino held numerous passing records. In 17 seasons playing quarterback for the Miami Dolphins, he finished his career with 4,967 completions in 8,358 attempts, 61,361…

Walter Payton Card Values | PSA Collector Guide

In this new, ongoing series, we explore various sets on the PSA Set Registry, featuring the trading cards of iconic athletes. Select cards will be highlighted and the requirements of each set will be included. The following article reviews the…

Set Registry Starter Kit: Roger Staubach

  He was known as “Captain Comeback” or “Roger the Dodger” on the field. His legs were weapons just as much as the cannon on his right shoulder. Even with a lead, opposing teams knew that victory was anything but…

At Long Last, Johnny Robinson is a Hall of Famer

  The hobby’s greatest annual spectacle was held last week when dealers and collectors alike descended upon Chicago for the National Sports Collectors Convention. I attended the 2017 and 2018 Nationals as a member of the PSA staff and had…

Diamonds in the Junk – 1990 Pro Set Series II Football

  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…

Inscriptions Can Turn Autographed Cards into Historical Markers

  There was a time in our hobby when inscriptions on autographs were much different than they are now. First of all, they were not represented by an additional charge at autograph signings. Second, they typically came in the form…

Diamonds in the Junk – 1990 Score Series II Football

  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…