2019 Parkside Collectibles MLL Trading Cards Box Break

I have been called an old soul in my day, and I guess that translates into my collecting life as well. I typically prefer my cards to be vintage, my autographs to be in ballpoint and my packs to contain…

Second PSA Gem Mint 10 Set of 1999 Pokémon 1st Edition Sells for $107,010

Pokémon card sales continue to take the hobby by storm The coveted 103-card Pokémon 1st Edition English Base Set from 1999 sold last month for $107,010 through Goldin Auctions. The last time we saw this collection of Pokémon cards, it…

Does a Player’s Autograph Add Value to His Card?

  Ever since I entered this great hobby, I’ve been collecting on-card autographs. The majority of them I got signed in person. I’ve always found it fascinating to watch a player sign his cursive, and then see if he adds…

PSA Japan Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

  “It was challenging but at the same time exciting in taking the first footsteps in the inaugural journey where no grading company had gone.” Those were the proud words spoken by PSA Japan Business Director Tony Aram when asked…

“My Profile” Section of PSA Set Registry Gets New, Customizable Look

  In an effort to further improve the Set Registry experience on PSAcard.com, PSA recently launched Phase 3 of the PSA Set Registry Achievement Program. The major component of this new addition is the improved My Profile segment of the…

PSA Launches New Order Status Tracker Feature

  For decades, collectors have entrusted PSA with their cards and memorabilia. Hobbyists packaged up their precious collectibles, sent them off for grading and authentication, and began diligently checking their order status on the PSA website, awaiting that much anticipated…

PSA Introduces New Sales Team, Unveils New Landing Page

  They make up the PSA Sales team. They are five men dedicated to servicing their clients’ needs. They are a force to be reckoned with in hobby circles and help keep PSA’s name, services and reputation in good standing….

Set Registry Starter Kit: Roger Staubach

  He was known as “Captain Comeback” or “Roger the Dodger” on the field. His legs were weapons just as much as the cannon on his right shoulder. Even with a lead, opposing teams knew that victory was anything but…

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…