Set Registry Starter Kit: Brett Favre

  In this new column entitled Set Registry Starter Kit, we focus on sets from across sports and non-sports that are easy to build and won’t necessarily break the bank to acquire. Here we will feature sets that can appeal…

12 Days of Collecting Giveaway

  You may have already heard the big news: PSA just revamped its Set Registry and launched a new Achievement Program, an update that sees collectors earn rewards and unlock medals the more they interact with the Set Registry, much…

TJ Kaye: PSA’s Rings, Trophies and Awards Authenticator

  His name is TJ Kaye. His job is identifying, authenticating and certifying championship rings, trophies and awards for PSA and PSA/DNA. He’s been working for the industry’s top authentication and grading company for nearly 14 years although he’s been…

Autograph Collecting 101

  When it comes to acquiring athletes’ signatures, there are plenty of ways to go about the pursuit. After several decades of collecting autographs, I’ve discovered that honesty and politeness can go a long way. By honesty, I mean ask…

Submissions 101: Card Qualifiers – Part 1

  Submitting your trading cards for grading purposes can sometimes seem like a daunting task, especially when “card qualifiers” come into play. In an effort to educate collectors and help them with the submittal process, we’d like to define three…

Gridiron Glory: The Lost Art of Signing

  Throughout 30 years of covering, researching and writing about this great hobby, I’ve discovered one indisputable truth. The level of penmanship practiced by professional athletes has waned considerably. Is the habit of signing one’s name a lost art? Maybe…

Perfect Penmanship: Recognizing Six Quality Autographs

  There have been countless lists compiled surrounding baseball autographs. Many of them have to do with the highest prices realized at auctions, while others focus on the popularity of the players themselves. But what I’d like to do with…

Postseason Ink: Top National League Signatures

  The Hunt for October is upon us. The 2018 MLB Playoffs are in high gear as the best clubs continue to slug it out to compete in this year’s Fall Classic. Over the past 10 days, in fact, the…

Postseason Ink: Top American League Autographs

  It’s October and that can only mean one thing: the MLB postseason is in full swing! This week, in fact, the games began with the National League Wild Card game batting leadoff yesterday between the Colorado Rockies and Chicago…

Finest Collection of T206 Cards Sells for $8.1 Million

No Honus Wagner card, no problem Last Thursday evening, the online auction of what was the finest set of T206 baseball cards ever assembled ended with a triumphant bang. The collection, which included 520 of the 524 cards released between…