First Day Cover: Baseball’s Remarkable Delivery

  A very special baseball-related item was up for auction last week. It’s a piece that boasts the signatures of 11 members of Major League Baseball’s inaugural Hall of Fame class, in addition to the autograph of MLB’s very first…

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…

Three PSA-Authenticated Items Lead the Way at Auction

  Robert Edward Auctions (REA) completed its 2018 Fall event this past weekend and some impressive figures were recorded. Three of the auction’s top-selling lots included baseball-related gems that were each authenticated and graded by PSA. From a T206 Ty…

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…

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…

Collecting Autographs Through the Mail

  There are many ways for hobbyists to add to their autograph collections. Participating in private signings, attending personal appearances, visiting hotels where celebrities are staying and purchasing PSA-authenticated signatures from hobby dealers are all legitimate ways to build a…

How the Hobby Led to a HOF Campaign

  While acquiring new cards is a key tenet of having a collection, I have found that the connections we make in the hobby are as important and enjoyable, if not more so, than the cards themselves. Back in December…

Building Themed Collections

  There are infinite ways to build an autograph collection, but in my experience the hobbyists who have themes and goals seem to derive greater enjoyment out of their hobby than those who collect without guidelines. That is not to…

PSA’s Jumbo Holders: To Protect and Preserve

PSA Offers New Way to Protect, Preserve and Display Your Favorite Signed and ‘Original’ Photos There are plenty of collectors who amass signed 8” x 10” photos of their favorite stars. This represents their way of connecting with their idols…

Baseball Signed by 11 Members of Original 1939 HOF Induction Class Could Set Record

PSA-authenticated ball could become most valuable one in history There are signed baseballs and then are SIGNED baseballs. The particular multi-signed baseball that’s featured in this entry is certainly one worth screaming about (yes, in all CAPS). Not only does…