Celebrating Mickey Mantle’s Hobby Impact 24 Years After His Death

  The first time I met Mickey Mantle I was standing on the dais at the first-ever, Upper Deck Authenticated (UDA) kickoff press conference luncheon at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. The date was Tuesday, Sept. 22,…

At Long Last, Johnny Robinson is a Hall of Famer

  The hobby’s greatest annual spectacle was held last week when dealers and collectors alike descended upon Chicago for the National Sports Collectors Convention. I attended the 2017 and 2018 Nationals as a member of the PSA staff and had…

Recapping the 2019 National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago

  Goodbye for now, Chicago. Last week was amazing. We are now just past the 40th annual National Sports Collectors Convention (NSCC), which was held from Wed., July 31, through Sunday, August 4, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center…

Parkside Collectibles Taps into the Lacrosse Card Market

In the river of trading card information that regularly flows across my desk, one release caught my attention and caused me to do a double-take. It wasn’t Bowman Chrome, Topps Heritage or some other issue that is already popular with…

PSA Unveils Plans for 40th Annual National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago

  The biggest sports collectibles show of the year is nearly upon us! And the team at PSA is once again ready to provide onsite grading and produce free, custom encapsulated trading cards for collectors at the fast-approaching 2019 National…

‘The Babe Bows Out’ Sells for $164,500

  On Tuesday, July 9, 2019, Hunt Auctions held a live event wherein lot #114 — an aged 10.25″ high by 12.75″ wide Type 1 photo showing Babe Ruth making his last public appearance at Yankee Stadium in 1948 —…

Four Reasons to Visit PSA During Comic-Con

The Southern California sun is shining bright, summer blockbusters are underway and San Diego Comic Con-International is prepping to host its annual gathering of all things geekdom. Fanboys and girls of all sorts from across the galaxy warp in each…

Set Registry Starter Kit: Charizard Master Set

  Before the cardboard was even printed for the first run of Pokémon cards, Charizard adorned the cover of the franchise’s original GameBoy release. The powerful, dragon-like Pokémon became an early favorite among gamers in part because its stunning artwork…

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…

Collectors Universe Reaches Historic Milestone by Certifying Its 75 Millionth Collectible

  Collectors Universe, the parent company of Professional Coin Grading Service and PSA, just surpassed a significant milestone in its 33-year history by certifying its 75 millionth item earlier this week. “Reaching the 75 million collectibles certified milestone is a…