Authenticating a Babe Ruth Game-Used Bat Attributed to His 500th Home Run

  On Sunday, August 11, 1929, the New York Yankees visited Cleveland’s League Park to take on the Indians. Babe Ruth, batting cleanup, led off the second inning of a scoreless game. On the first pitch he saw from Willis…

Mantle and Clemente Bats Post Eye-Popping Prices at Auction

  A pair of historical, game used professional model baseball bats, both graded by PSA/DNA, sold over the weekend via Heritage Auctions and both fetched amazing prices. The players connected to the bats, Mickey Mantle and Roberto Clemente, were incredible…

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 —…

Ruthian-Sized Auction Price Realized for Lou Gehrig Autographed Photo

  Throughout the past century, every sports superstar has had his trusty sidekick. Bill Russell had Bob Cousy. Wayne Gretzky had Mark Messier. And, of course, Michael Jordan had Scottie Pippen. But in the annals of baseball, there is one…

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…

The Evolution of Derek Jeter’s Autograph

  Retired New York Yankees Captain and current Miami Marlins owner Derek Jeter was a creature of habit on the baseball field. During every at-bat, he looked pitches all the way into the catcher’s mitt. He leaned in or away…

A Look at the Signature Stylings of Babe Ruth

  Babe Ruth was born on February 6, 1895, in Baltimore, Maryland. An Aquarius – if you believe in astrology – he was certainly “original,” “friendly” and “charitable,” but could also be “disobedient” and “rebellious” which made him unique in…

PSA’s Kevin Keating Appears on Episode of ‘American Pickers’

  Kevin Keating is PSA’s principal autograph authenticator. He evaluates and inspects thousands of autographs every year on behalf of PSA and routinely offers his services on the road. Recently, Keating was invited to appear on an episode of “American…

Sizing Up Joltin’ Joe’s 1947 Yankees Jersey

  Every baseball player yearns to play in the World Series. From those early years spent playing tee-ball and Little League to more competitive games played on the collegiate and minor league levels, it’s every ballplayer’s dream to compete in…