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…

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…

Best of the Best: All-Time NBA Autographs

  With the NBA postseason heading toward the NBA Finals with (who else?) the Golden State Warriors representing the Western Conference and awaiting the winner of the Toronto Raptors/Milwaukee Bucks Eastern Final, now is the perfect time to look back…

Saluting a Celtics Legend: John ‘Hondo’ Havlicek

  On April 15, 1965, in just his third NBA season, Boston Celtics great John Havlicek defined his basketball legacy. With five seconds left in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Philadelphia 76ers – and the Celtics…

Tips for Building a Heisman Trophy Autograph Collection

“About four years ago, I started my quest to assemble every Heisman winner’s autograph in index card form and to have them authenticated by PSA/DNA.” – Jeff Taladay One of the greatest truths in our hobby is that collections can…

Autographed Cards and the PSA Set Registry

Autographed cards have been steadily growing in popularity in recent years. Once just a child’s novelty, signed trading cards, particularly vintage and key examples, have become a legitimate hobby category that is enjoyed by many high-end collectors. For more than…

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…

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…