Should I Get My Trading Cards Graded?

  Should I get my cards graded by an independent third-party grader? And if so, which ones? You may have asked yourself these questions or heard your collector friends pose the same questions. Of course, the answer is entirely dependent…

Illustrator Pikachu PSA 9 Sells for Record High $233,244

  The most prized card in Pokémon has sold once again for a record-breaking price. A PSA Mint 9-graded Pokémon Illustrator, also known as Illustrator Pikachu, sold for $224,500 back in October 2019 through Weiss Auctions. In June of this…

Journey of a PSA Card 

  The journey of a card sent to PSA to be authenticated and graded shouldn’t be a mysterious one. And when the card in question is YOUR card, a little more crystal-clear understanding would probably be seen as a good…

Dick Butkus Card Values | PSA Collector Guide

  Even when he entered this world 77 years ago, Dick Butkus made his presence felt. The youngest of eight children born in Chicago to Lithuanian parents John and Emma Butkus, he weighed 13 pounds, six ounces upon entrance. Growing…

Jim Brown Card Values | PSA Collector Guide

  When the 1965 NFL season concluded, Cleveland Browns All-Pro running back Jim Brown was coming off one of his greatest campaigns ever. Not only did the bruising, 30-year-old pile driver lock down his eighth NFL rushing title (1,577 yards…

1999 Pokémon PSA 10 Super Secret Battle ‘No. 1 Trainer’ Holo Promo Card Sells for $90,000!

  Earlier this month, on July 9, Heritage Auctions sold a Pokémon Super Secret Battle “No. 1 Trainer” Holographic Promo Card, graded PSA Gem Mint 10, for $90,000 (including the buyer’s premium). This is a Holy Grail TCG promo card that…

Derek Jeter Card Values | PSA Collector Guide

  Known for consistency in the batter’s box and elite defensive abilities on the field, this modern Yankees great took the league by storm early on and carved out an incredible career that stacks up against, not only the Yankees greats, but the all-time greats…

Rare PSA 10 Ishihara GX Pokémon Card Sells for Record $50,000

  Pokémon has been the source of many amazing cards over the years and some boast the most unique presentations you’ve ever seen. The Ishihara GX card is no different, giving Pokémon fans a representation of the CEO of The…

The Challenges of Grading Ultra-Modern Trading Cards

  There are a lot of things that go into the proper management of a third-party authentication and grading company that collectors might not immediately consider. Of course, qualified graders are necessary and reliable people are required to receive submissions…

PSA Collectors Club Memberships on the Rise

  It’s always nice to be a part of something. Maybe it’s playing hoops in your local rec league or singing in your choir. Or, perhaps using your keen eye to contribute to your school’s photography club. But something that…