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New Baseball Book by Kevin Keating Principal Autograph Authenticator at PSA Launches New Baseball Book by Kevin Keating Principal Autograph Authenticator at PSA Launches(0)

For anyone who has ever collected an autograph, the just-released book entitled “Waiting for a Sign” is a must-read. Author Kevin Keating has spent a lifetime collecting autographs from some of the biggest names in baseball. A native of suburban Chicago’s Lake in the Hills, Illinois, he spent much of his youth acquiring thousands of signatures from major leaguers visiting the Windy City to play against his hometown Cubs or White Sox. By the time he graduated from high school, he had amassed more than 10,000 autographs. Read More

PSA Unveils New Search-Based Population Report PSA Unveils New Search-Based Population Report(0)

In yet another innovation aimed to improve the website user experience, PSA (www.PSAcard.com) is pleased to announce the launch of a quicker, search-based Population Report. Instead of a multi-layered, drill down search that navigates through multiple web pages, including pages for category, year, set, player and card number, all users need to do now is search the set year, name and subject (“1960 Topps Carl Yastrzemski”). Read More

Grey Flannel Auctions Authentication (PSA/DNA) and Appraisal Fair April 8, 2018 Grey Flannel Auctions Authentication (PSA/DNA) and Appraisal Fair April 8, 2018(0)

Come find out ‘What’s it worth?’ Sunday, April 8 from 9:00am – 4:00pm – Walk-Ins Welcome. PSA/DNA autograph experts will be available to authenticate your previously signed autographs with no need to mail them off! Grey Flannel Auctions will be buying outright and paying cash for all qualified material. Can’t make it? Email us for an instant offer! Read More

PSA Reaches Historic Milestone by Certifying Its 30 Millionth Collectible PSA Reaches Historic Milestone by Certifying Its 30 Millionth Collectible(0)

Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA) has now certified more than 30 million different trading cards, autographs and sports collectibles since its inception in 1991. The historic milestone was reached earlier this week with the certification of a 2000 Playoff Contenders #144 Tom Brady autographed rookie card. The item, which received a grade of PSA Near Mint-Mint+ (NM-MT+) 8.5, was submitted by a longtime trading card collector from Tampa, Florida, who wishes to remain anonymous. Read More

PSA/DNA Unveils Autograph QuickOpinion Option on eBay PSA/DNA Unveils Autograph QuickOpinion Option on eBay(0)

If you’ve ever been hesitant about purchasing an autographed item on eBay, for fear that it might be a forgery, you now have the option of asking an industry expert for their professional opinion regarding its authenticity before clicking the “Add to cart,” “Place bid,” “Make Offer” or “Buy It Now” buttons. Veteran authenticators at PSA/DNA are available to evaluate the autograph in question via a convenient “QuickOpinion™” option that will provide peace of mind for collectors. Read More

Expensive Pursuit: Chasing Steve Jobs’ Autograph Expensive Pursuit: Chasing Steve Jobs’ Autograph(0)

When it comes to collecting autographs, it’s never easy finding documents previously signed by the dearly departed. Unless, of course, you have enough disposable income and can pay top dollar when these rarities come up for auction. Or, better yet, you were astute enough to land their scrawls before they exited this world. Such is the case for autograph collectors chasing the scarce signature of late Apple Computer co-founder and iPhone visionary Steve Jobs, who passed away in 2011 following a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 56 years old. Read More

PSA Leaves Its Mark on 2017 – Certifies 10 of the Most Valuable Sports Collectibles Sold PSA Leaves Its Mark on 2017 – Certifies 10 of the Most Valuable Sports Collectibles Sold(0)

Although somewhat cooled down from the scorching 2016, the hobby continued to thrive in 2017. Hot cards, especially those with Mickey Mantle’s name affixed, continued their hot streak, and auction prices realized continued to soar. Read More

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

Auction Schedule

Featured Auctions:
(*) Pristine Auction: May 1 - May 27
(*) PWCC Auctions: May 1 - May 27-29
(*) NHL Auctions: May 21 - May 29
(*) Auction of Champions: May 17 - May 30
(*) Kevin Savage Auctions: May 23-May 30-31
(*) Fanatics - NASCAR: May 22 - May 31
(*) NBA Auctions: May 24 - May 31
(*) Sterling Sports Auctions: May 17 - May 31
(*) MEARS Auctions: May 25 - June 2
(*) Fusco Auctions: May 21 - June 2-3
(*) Heritage-Historical: May 14 - June 2-3
Kevin Savage Auctions: May 28 - June 4-6
(*) Clean Sweep Auctions: May 6 - June 6
(*) MeiGray Auctions: May 15 - June 6
(*) Saco River Auctions: May 23 - June 6
Sirius Sports Cards: May 26 - June 7
Steve Novella: May 31 - June 7
(*) Heritage-Historical: May 21 - June 9-10
(*) MeiGray Auctions: May 15 - June 12
(*) RR Auction: May 18 - June 13
Kevin Savage Auctions: June 3 - June 13-14
Bagger's Auctions: June 8 - June 14
(*) MeiGray Auctions: May 20 - June 14
(*) Classic Auctions: May 21 - June 19
University Archives: May 30 - June 20
Mile High Card Co: June 4 - June 21
RR Auction -Sports: June 14 - June 21
Sirius Sports Cards: June 9 - June 21
Iconic Auctions: June 13 - June 23
Pristine Auction: June 1 - June 24
Auction of Champions: June 13 - June 27
SportsCardLink: June 7 - June 29
Infinite Auctions: June 9 - June 30
Small Traditions: June 17 - June 30
2018 Full Auction Schedule

Daily/Weekly Auctions:
(*) Fanatic Auctions: Daily
(*) Greg Morris Cards: Daily
(*) NHL Auctions: Daily
(*) Pristine Auction: 10-Minute
(*) Pristine Auction: Daily
(*) Pristine 'Coin': Every Monday
(*) Pristine Weekly: Every Tuesday
(*) Pristine Classic: Every Wednesday
(*) Heritage - Sports: Every Sunday
(*) Heritage - Comics: Every Sunday
(*) Heritage - Entertainment: Every Sunday
(*) Heritage - Historical: Every Sunday
(*) Steiner Auctions: Every Sunday
2018 Full Auction Schedule

Consignment Deadlines:
Heritage - Sports - 5/28
Goldin Auctions - 5/31
Iconic Auctions - 5/31
Auction of Champions - 6/1
Bagger's Auctions - 6/1
Collect Auctions - 6/1
Love of the Game Auctions - 6/1
Sirius Sports Cards - 6/1
SportsCardLink - 6/1
Steiner Auctions - 6/4
Pristine Auction - 6/15
PWCC Auctions - 6/10
Sterling Sports - 6/14
Iconic Auctions - 6/15
Sirius Sports Cards - 6/15
Small Traditions - 6/15
Memory Lane - 6/18
Huggins & Scott - 6/29
RR Auctions - 7/1
All Consignment Deadlines
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