Set Registry Starter Kit: Chipper Jones Rookie Set

  In this series, we focus on sets from across sports and non-sports that are easy to build and won’t necessarily break the bank to acquire. Set Registry Starter Kit features sets that can appeal to seasoned hobbyists looking to expand…

Submissions 101: PSA to Launch More Step-by-Step Videos

The Process for Submitting Your Cards for Grading is Simple In an effort to encourage more collectors to submit their favorite cards for grading, PSA will be launching new videos within its “Submissions 101” lineup in the coming weeks. The…

PSA Presents the ‘PSA VG3 Show’ – Episode 2

  Fast on the heels of the record-setting sale of a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle baseball card in PSA Mint 9 condition that fetched $2.88 million at auction, the PSA team is proud to present its second episode of the…

The Meteoric Rise of Shohei Ohtani

Beware of the Hype, Card Collectors Highly touted rookie prospects come and go every season. In the world of Major League Baseball, this is called hype and living up to it. For many, their moment in the hobby spotlight burns…

Making the (PSA) Grade – Part 2

Defining PSA card grading differences between VG-EX 4 to PR 1 Last month, we defined PSA card grading from EX 5 (Excellent) all the way up to GEM-MT 10 (Gem Mint). The higher the grade, the better condition the card,…

PSA Presents the ‘PSA VG3 Show’ – Episode 1

  With today marking Major League Baseball’s 2018 Opening Day, the hard-working team at PSA is happy to present the company’s inaugural edition of the “PSA VG3 Show,” three “very good” minutes of authentic hobby talk. Watch as Show Host…

Signature Preservation: Before, During and After

Here are some keys to obtaining autographs and keeping them in good condition Having been around this hobby for the past three decades, I’ve noticed a few things when it comes to signature preservation. The preparation and hunt in getting…

PSA Reaches Historic Milestone: 30 Million

  Thirty million. Just the sound of that number makes you sit up and take notice. As of this week, the figure now has new meaning as Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA) has certified more than 30 million different trading cards,…

The Evolution of Mickey Mantle’s Signature

  To this day, the name Mickey Mantle conjures up images of baseball’s Golden Age. A switch-hitter that could crush the ball from both sides of the plate, “The Mick” was, and is, a symbol of America’s favorite pastime. And…

The ‘Lucky 7 Find’ Legacy Turns into an Elite 8

  Akin to finding a needle in a haystack, the same family from the rural south who in 2016 discovered a cache of seven rare T206 Ty Cobb baseball cards has found an eighth. That’s right, PSA is pleased to…