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The Collection That Has No Peer – An Interview with Thomas Tull The Collection That Has No Peer – An Interview with Thomas Tull(0)

Thomas Tull, the founder and CEO of Legendary Pictures and newly-named Board Member of baseball’s Hall of Fame, has built a collection of unequaled magnitude. In the following interview, PSA’s Joe Orlando sits down with Tull to discuss the passion behind a collection that simply has no peer. Read full interview here.

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.

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.

Ruth-Capone Signed Baseball Could Top $200,000 in Mile High Card Co. Auction Ruth-Capone Signed Baseball Could Top $200,000 in Mile High Card Co. Auction(0)

Mile High Auction Company will sell what’s believed to be the only known baseball signed by Babe Ruth and Al Capone  in its first auction of 2013.  Sourced through the combined families of two Baseball Hall of Famers, the ball autographed by two of the most iconic men from the roaring 1920′s through the 1930′s depression era of America, could sell for well into six figures according to the Denver-based auction house. Read More

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/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.

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).

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.

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.

Taking My Hacks: The Next Level Is Here Taking My Hacks: The Next Level Is Here(0)

(By Joe Orlando, Editor In Chief of SMR and President of PSA) - Collectors often speculate about the potential of the high-end sports card and memorabilia market, wondering when it will reach the “next level” of value and higher prices realized. After witnessing the results of many recent public and private sales, Joe Orlando believes that the next level is now here. In this article, Joe shares thoughts about the increased strength of the high-end memorabilia market and what it may mean for collectors. Read full story on PSAcard.com here.

Baseball Bat Info, Photos Added To Free, Online PSA CollectibleFacts Baseball Bat Info, Photos Added To Free, Online PSA CollectibleFacts(0)

Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA) now has added extensive information about professional model baseball bats to PSA CollectibleFacts™ (www.PSACollectibleFacts.com), its acclaimed, free online resource.  The new section, PSA ProBatFacts™ (www.PSAProBatFacts.com), is part of an ongoing expansion to create the Internet’s most comprehensive site for information and illustrations about sports and many non-sports collectibles. All of it is available free to the public. Read More

Taking My Hacks:  Preserving History by Joe Orlando Taking My Hacks: Preserving History by Joe Orlando(0)

(From Sports Market Report) – Everyone collects for different reasons. Some hobbyists do it because they love organizing and completing different types of collections. It is the collecting process that appeals to them. Some do it for the bragging rights, while others do it for the competition. Read more here.

Taking My Hacks: Preserving History by Joe Orlando Taking My Hacks: Preserving History by Joe Orlando(0)

(From Sports Market Report) - Hobbyists have many different motivations for collecting. Some do it for the challenge, while others do it for the love of either history, sports, a particular team or player. Those are just some of the driving forces behind the mind of the collector. In addition to those, and many more, one motivation that is sometimes overlooked is the desire to preserve history and pass it on to future generations. In the following piece, Joe Orlando explores this topic and how another collector motivated him to do so. Read more here.

Part 2 – Sports Memorabilia Expert Joe Orlando Talks Collecting Bats, From Babe Ruth To Barry Bonds Part 2 – Sports Memorabilia Expert Joe Orlando Talks Collecting Bats, From Babe Ruth To Barry Bonds(0)

Sports memorabilia expert Joe Orlando, of PSA, talks about collecting professional model bats, including what to look for in a great gamer. From Ty Cobb to Willie Mays to Ken Griffey, Jr., Orlando illustrates the importance of learning the habits of each player and how being able to properly identify player characteristics can enhance your hobby experience.

Part 1 – Sports Memorabilia Expert Joe Orlando Talks Collecting Bats, From Babe Ruth to Barry Bonds Part 1 – Sports Memorabilia Expert Joe Orlando Talks Collecting Bats, From Babe Ruth to Barry Bonds(0)

Sports memorabilia expert Joe Orlando, of PSA, talks about collecting professional model bats, including what to look for in a great gamer. From Ty Cobb to Willie Mays to Ken Griffey, Jr., Orlando illustrates the importance of learning the habits of each player and how being able to properly identify player characteristics can enhance your hobby experience.

Joe Orlando Discusses Collecting And Has A Few Laughs While Checking Out Some Local Residents Memorabilia Joe Orlando Discusses Collecting And Has A Few Laughs While Checking Out Some Local Residents Memorabilia(0)

PSA’s Joe Orlando appears on Rex Hudler’s Wonder Dog Hour radio program to discuss collecting and have a few laughs while checking out some local residents’ memorabilia. The interview is split into 4 parts so be sure to listen to them all! Listen too all four interviews here.

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