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PSA Parent Company Sets Revenue Record in 4th Quarter PSA Parent Company Sets Revenue Record in 4th Quarter(0)

Collectors Universe, Inc. (CLCT), the parent company of PSA and PSA/DNA,  says revenue generated through its services set a new record in the fourth quarter of the 2013 fiscal year.  Service revenues increased 18% to a fourth quarter record of $13.7 million, compared to $11.6 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012.  Read More

The Race To 100,000: PSA Plans Prizes With Growth of Popular Set Registry Programs The Race To 100,000: PSA Plans Prizes With Growth of Popular Set Registry Programs(0)

Four prizes, including a $12,000 Cracker Jack card, will be given away by Professional Sports Authenticator (www.psacard.com) and PSA/DNA Authentication Services in conjunction with the continuing growth of the popular PSA Set Registry and PSA/DNA Set Registry programs. Read More

PSA at the 34th National Sports Collectors Convention PSA at the 34th National Sports Collectors Convention(0)

At last, summer has arrived and with it follows the 34th National Sports Collectors Convention, which will be held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. Once again, PSA and PSA/DNA are excited to announce their attendance. For more information on special show discounts, our new Collectors Club promotion and other highlights, please click here.

PSA’s Steve Grad Joins Pawn Stars Team Of Experts PSA’s Steve Grad Joins Pawn Stars Team Of Experts(0)

Nationally-known autograph expert Steve Grad, Principal Autograph Authenticator of PSA/DNA Authentication Services (www.PSADNA.com), has joined the team of experts who assist in the evaluation of customers’ items on the popular History channel’s Pawn Stars program (www.history.com/shows/pawn-stars). He brings both extensive knowledge and state-of-the-art technology to the show. Read More

Al Crisafulli Labor of Love Interview Al Crisafulli Labor of Love Interview(0)

A collector for over three decades, Al Crisafulli owned and operated a successful advertising and marketing agency whose clients included several hobby-related companies. Providing marketing strategies and business consultation to auction houses and card dealers, Crisafulli has also served in various capacities to positively promote the hobby and better inform and educate sportscard and memorabilia dealers and collectors. Read More

Auction Report Presents:  Nate Robinson Autograph Signing & PSA/DNA at Bergie’s Sports Card Dugout Auction Report Presents: Nate Robinson Autograph Signing & PSA/DNA at Bergie’s Sports Card Dugout(0)

 On Tuesday, May 28th, Chicago Bulls point guard and 3x NBA Dunk Champion Nate Robinson will sign autographs from 6:15-7:45 pm at Bergie’s Sports Card Dugout – 474 central ave # 1 in Highland Park, IL (847-433-2250).  Their will be  basketballs, 8×10, 11×14, 16×20’s available for sale too.  PSA/DNA  Authentication Day at Bergie’s Sports Card Dugout on June  5th! Get your items authenticated in person while you wait! Don’t wait days and weeks to get your items authenticated, stop by and get them authentication right then and there.  Special Pricing!  PSA/DNA autograph experts will be available to authenticate your previously signed autographs 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM on June 5th .  Call 847-433-2250 for more information.

2012 PSA/DNA Autograph Report: The Ten Most Dangerous Autographs 2012 PSA/DNA Autograph Report: The Ten Most Dangerous Autographs(0)

Since 1998, PSA/DNA has evaluated approximately three million autographs. Last year alone, PSA/DNA’s team of experts reviewed over 350,000 autographs from collectors and dealers worldwide. Unfortunately, as a result of the popularity and value of many autographs, a good portion of them are forged by unscrupulous individuals. Read More

PSA Introduces the eBay Shop Link PSA Introduces the eBay Shop Link(0)

Looking for a PSA-graded card to complete your set? How about a PSA/DNA-certified autograph you have been seeking? Look no further. The SMR Online and PSA Population Report now feature the eBay Shop link, a link that directs you to the collectibles you desire. With over 500,000 PSA-certified listings on eBay each day, the selection is virtually endless. Read More

2013 PSA Service Fee and Submission Update 2013 PSA Service Fee and Submission Update(0)

Starting January 1, 2013, new pricing for PSA submissions will go into effect. Click Here for a breakdown of PSA’s List of Services. While there are only a few changes to the submission fee schedule, please make note of them. PSA has decided to preserve the majority of the prices from the most commonly-used service levels from 2012. There are also postage increases that go into effect January 1, 2013. For a breakdown of the postage fees for all PSA and PSA/DNA services, please click here. Read More

PSA Reaches 20 Million Milestone PSA Reaches 20 Million Milestone(0)

Since 1991, PSA has been the leader in 3rd party authentication and grading but it took some time for the concept to really take hold in the marketplace. It took seven years for PSA to reach 1,000,000 collectibles certified. In 1998, that milestone was reached with a 1958 Topps World Series Foes card featuring Hank Aaron and Mickey Mantle. This week, a Bryce Harper rookie card became PSA’s 20 millionth certified item!  After years of certifying trading cards, autographs and an assortment of memorabilia, PSA has reached new heights with the support of so many people in the hobby. In the following piece, PSA takes a closer look at this historic milestone. Read More

PSA/DNA at Bergie’s Sports Card Dugout in Highland Park, IL November 14th PSA/DNA at Bergie’s Sports Card Dugout in Highland Park, IL November 14th(0)

PSA/DNA  Authentication Day at Bergie’s Sports Card Dugout in Highland Park, IL November 14th! Get your items authenticated in person while you wait! Don’t wait days and weeks to get your items authenticated, stop by and get them authentication right then and there.  Special Pricing!  PSA/DNA autograph experts will be available to authenticate your previously signed autographs 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM on November 14th at  Bergie’s Sports Card Dugout – 474 central ave #1 – Highland Park, IL 60035. Call 847-433-2250 for more information.

Collecting World Series Tickets: Your Ticket to a Historic Collection Collecting World Series Tickets: Your Ticket to a Historic Collection(0)

Each year, teams compete in a seven-game series on baseball’s biggest stage – The World Series. Every October, and sometimes November depending on how long the series runs, a new champion is crowned. Perhaps the most coveted collectible from this event is the same item that allows the fan to enter the ballpark – the ticket. Over the years, there have been so many memorable World Series moments. In the following article, we take a closer look at collecting tickets from baseball’s ultimate battle.  (Written by Kevin Glew of PSA).

Autograph Information, Photos Added to Free, Online PSA CollectibleFacts Autograph Information, Photos Added to Free, Online PSA CollectibleFacts(0)

PSA has launched a new segment to the ever-evolving PSA CollectibleFacts resource – PSA AutographFacts.  AutographFacts provides detailed information on sports, historical and entertainment autographs, hundreds of images, as well as biographies of the signers. The autograph category is launching with approximately 150 subjects categorized by subject matter and genre along with the name of the signer. Read More

PSA Launches New AutographFacts PSA Launches New AutographFacts(0)

PSA has launched a new segment to the ever-evolving PSA CollectibleFacts™ resource – PSA AutographFacts.™ AutographFacts provides detailed information on sports, historical and entertainment autographs, hundreds of images, as well as biographies of the signers. The autograph category is launching with approximately 150 subjects categorized by subject matter and genre along with the name of the signer. AutographFacts provides a great opportunity to see fantastic examples of the most desirable autographs in the hobby.

PSA/DNA at Bergie’s Sports Card Dugout in Highland Park, IL October 10th PSA/DNA at Bergie’s Sports Card Dugout in Highland Park, IL October 10th(0)

PSA/DNA  Authentication Day at Bergie’s Sports Card Dugout in Highland Park, IL October 10, 2012! Get your items authenticated in person while you wait! Don’t wait days and weeks to get your items authenticated, stop by and get them authentication right then and there.  Special Pricing!  PSA/DNA autograph experts will be available to authenticate your previously signed autographs 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM on October 11th at  Bergie’s Sports Card Dugout – 474 central ave #1 – Highland Park, IL 60035. Call 847-433-2250 for more information.

Visit the Companies Featured on Auction Report at Long Beach Expo September 6-8, 2012 Visit the Companies Featured on Auction Report at Long Beach Expo September 6-8, 2012(0)

Visit  Heritage AuctionsLegendary Auctions, Memory Lane IncPSA & PSA/DNA, at The Long Beach Expo September 6-8, 2012 – Long Beach Convention Center – 100 South Pine Ave – Long Beach, CA 90802. They will be on hand accepting consignments, buying and selling, taking bids, and displaying items for there upcoming auctions. Read More

Headline-Making E98 ”Baseball Cards From The Attic” on Display in Long Beach Headline-Making E98 ”Baseball Cards From The Attic” on Display in Long Beach(0)

Some of the century-old rare, series E98 baseball cards that recently generated national headlines — the treasure trove of 1910-era cards discovered in an Ohio house attic — will be publicly exhibited for the first time on the West Coast at the Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com). The show is open to the public in the Long Beach, California Convention Center, 100 S. Pine Ave., September 6 – 8, 2012. Read More

PSA/DNA at Bergie’s Sports Card Dugout in Highland Park, IL September 1st PSA/DNA at Bergie’s Sports Card Dugout in Highland Park, IL September 1st(0)

PSA/DNA  Authentication Day at Bergie’s Sports Card Dugout in Highland Park, IL September 1st! Get your items authenticated in person while you wait! Don’t wait days and weeks to get your items authenticated, stop by and get them authentication right then and there.  Special Pricing!  PSA/DNA autograph experts will be available to authenticate your previously signed autographs 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM on September 1st at  Bergie’s Sports Card Dugout – 474 central ave #1 – Highland Park, IL 60035. Call 847-433-2250 for more information.

PSA/DNA Adds Embedded Hologram Technology to Certificates of Authenticity PSA/DNA Adds Embedded Hologram Technology to Certificates of Authenticity(0)

PSA/DNA Authentication Services (www.PSADNA.com) has now added an embedded hologram to its certificates of authenticity (COA), providing customers with the same unprecedented technological advance that PSA added to its letters of authenticity (LOA) last fall. Read More

PSA Introduces CollectibleFacts – Autographs, Tickets, Bats and Cards PSA Introduces CollectibleFacts – Autographs, Tickets, Bats and Cards(0)

PSA strives to arm collectors with the essential information they need to successfully participate in the hobby they love. And PSA is doing just that. PSA CollectibleFacts is an online encyclopedia of sports, Americana and historic collectibles designed to educate both buyers and sellers alike. It provides high-resolution images, subject profiles, expert narratives, population data and auction price histories all in one location. Read More

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