PSA Presents the VG3 Show – Episode 3

  As Major League Baseball approaches its Mid-Summer Classic, PSA proudly presents its third episode of the “PSA VG3 Show.” It remains three “Very Good” minutes of authentic hobby talk. Watch as Show Host Kristin Kirby reports on the latest…

The $1 Million Mickey Mantle Cards

Cardboard Treasure Still Exists if You Look Hard Enough If you could pick from just two years in history in which you collected baseball cards, I’m willing to bet 1952 would be one of them. That was the year Topps…

PSA Presents the ‘PSA VG3 Show’ – Episode 2

  Fast on the heels of the record-setting sale of a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle baseball card in PSA Mint 9 condition that fetched $2.88 million at auction, the PSA team is proud to present its second episode of the…

Mickey Mantle’s 1952 Topps Card Sells for $2.88 Million

  Yankee Legend’s iconic #311 issue is now second-highest selling baseball card in history A 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 baseball card, graded Mint 9 on a scale of 1 to 10 by PSA, sold for a new Mantle card…

‘Legendary Lumber’ Earns National Literary Acclaim

  Joe Orlando’s Latest Baseball Book Receives Pair of Honors for Independent Publishers Good news travels fast. Hobby expert Joe Orlando, who doubles as PSA’s President, is also an accomplished author and his latest book for baseball memorabilia aficionados –…

Making the (PSA) Grade – Part 2

Defining PSA card grading differences between VG-EX 4 to PR 1 Last month, we defined PSA card grading from EX 5 (Excellent) all the way up to GEM-MT 10 (Gem Mint). The higher the grade, the better condition the card,…

The Evolution of Mickey Mantle’s Signature

  To this day, the name Mickey Mantle conjures up images of baseball’s Golden Age. A switch-hitter that could crush the ball from both sides of the plate, “The Mick” was, and is, a symbol of America’s favorite pastime. And…

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…

Card Grading Tips from PSA, Using the Classic 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle

Using trading cards ranging from Bob Feller’s 1948 Leaf to Ken Griffey Jr.’s 1989 Upper Deck, PSA President Joe Orlando provides you with five tips for better understanding the PSA trading card grading scale. To illustrate the differences in PSA’s…