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…

The Results Are In: Topps IPO of 2019 Bowman Chrome X Baseball Cards

  You may have heard that a special “Initial Product Offering” (IPO) took place last week via StockX.com, a Detroit-based company billing itself as the world’s “Stock Market of Things.” The product that was up for sale, between Monday afternoon…

Set Registry Starter Kit: Tom Brady Rookie Set

  Nowadays, “The GOAT” is a term all too often thrown around. No offense to the farm animal, but the title of “Greatest of All Time” shouldn’t be taken so lightly. It is a title that should be reserved for…

Topps Releases ‘IPO’ of Exclusive, PSA-Graded Bowman Baseball Cards on StockX.com

  Something unique is happening this week and the entire hobby is invited! A special online event is being hosted by StockX, a Detroit-based company that bills itself as the world’s first “Stock Market of Things.” In this case, an…

Closing in on 1 Millionth PSA-Graded Pokémon Card; Contest Now Open

  PSA has reached a number of significant milestones since its inception in 1991. Over the past 28 years, we have certified more than 34 million different trading cards, autographs and sports collectibles. On March 22, 2018, we announced that…

Jose Altuve: Houston’s ‘Little Big Man’ Continues His Hobby Surge

  Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve stands just five feet, six inches tall. He tips the scales at 165 pounds, soaking wet. But his impact on Major League Baseball games, namely postseason contests since 2017, cannot be overstated. He…

1909-11 T206 Honus Wagner, Graded PSA Good 2, Sells for $1.35 Million at Auction

  The 1909-11 T206 Honus Wagner needs no introduction. With apologies to Mickey Mantle – and the recent hobby momentum gained by his 1952 Topps #311 – the coveted Wagner remains the Holy Grail of baseball cards. Just last week,…

PSA’s New Mechanical Error Reporting Feature

PSA just launched a new feature that lets customers report any cards that have been misidentified in their orders. Introducing, the Mechanical Error Reporting Feature. Before the feature launched via www.PSAcard.com, customers were unable to report errors in a timely…

50 Years Ago, the ‘Miracle Mets’ Won it All

  Is Jerry Koosman the most overlooked pitcher in the hobby? Ask a collector to recite Koosman’s career stats and see what happens. A lanky southpaw, he tallied 147 wins for the New York Mets during his 12-year tenure in…

Diamonds in the Junk – 1989 Topps Baseball

For collectors of a certain age there is something oddly comforting about junk wax cards. Far too many were printed, they’re littered with quasi-errors and print issues, and “rare” chase cards are numbered in the thousands. However, they are also…