Record Auction Prices Realized for PSA-Certified Original Photos

  Last August, smack dab in the middle of the National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland, PSA introduced a product line of “jumbo holders,” a new encapsulation service designed for oversized items such as signed and unsigned original photos as…

Introducing the PSA Set Registry Achievement Program 2.0

  Just when you thought you had the PSA Set Registry’s Achievement Program all wrapped up, the company now releases a Phase 2 component to the online initiative. Following the successful launch of its Set Registry Achievement Program in December,…

Black History Month: Recognizing Sports Pioneers

  With apologies to the late Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., perhaps no other African American in U.S. history made a bigger impact on the country’s social fabric than the late Jackie Robinson. And with February hailed as “Black History…

PSA/DNA Ensures Authenticity of Super Bowl LIII Game-Used Items

  The teams are set for Super Bowl LIII (53) and the game is ready to kickoff at 6:30 p.m. (EST) on Sunday, Feb. 3, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. The defending AFC Champion New England Patriots will line up…

Auction Prices Realized: The Power of PSA Grading

  Last week, a much-anticipated online auction of the 1933 Goudey Baseball set, graded “Current Finest” on the PSA Set Registry, came to a close. Each one of the 240 cards up for bid comprised its own lot with many…

Submissions 101: PSA Card Qualifiers (Part 2)

  Submitting your trading cards for authenticating and grading purposes can sometimes seem overwhelming, especially when the term “card qualifiers” comes into play. In an effort to educate card collectors and help them with the submittal process, we’d like to…

The Collectability of Pokémon Cards

  Pokémon has been around for many years and, with its roots stemming from Japan, it’s enjoyed a successful transition to the West. Since the very beginning, Pokémon has pushed its fans toward collecting with the catchphrase “Gotta Catch ‘Em…

PSA Now Uses Red Labels for All Encapsulated Items

  Since the start of the New Year, PSA is now employing a new labeling process for any authenticated, encapsulated submissions. Here’s the official scoop. After 20 years of using blue labels for any items encapsulated through PSA/DNA, PSA’s autograph…

Screwdown Holders: The Perils of Card Preservation

  A funny thing happened to me on my way to getting some of my coveted cards authenticated and/or graded by PSA. I quickly discovered the perils of using non-recessed screwdown holders. After serving a one-year hitch as PSA’s PR…

PSA’s Top Auction Prices Realized in 2018

  With a big assist coming from the late, great Mickey Mantle, Professional Sports Authenticator (www.PSAcard.com) is happy to report that it once again certified tens of thousands of sports cards and autographs in 2018 including 10 of the most…