PSA Signs With Baseball Hall Of Fame: Free SMR Magazines In Cooperstown

Professional Sports Authenticator, the world’s largest sports memorabilia and trading card authentication and grading company, is now in the official lineup at the renowned National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York. Under a new three-year agreement, PSA is a corporate sponsor of the Hall of Fame, and free copies of PSA’s authoritative Sports Market Report (SMR) magazine will be available there each month. PSA will have a special booth at this weekend’s Hall of Fame induction events, July 23 – 26, 2010, where fans can receive a complimentary copy of the latest edition of SMR featuring sensational Washington Nationals rookie pitcher, Stephen Strasburg, on the cover. As part of the sponsorship agreement, PSA will offer Hall of Fame Museum members special discounts for PSA and PSA/DNA authentication and grading services.

“We’ll be giving away thousands of free copies during the Hall of Fame induction weekend, and current, new copies will be available free each month at the museum store along with informative PSA brochures. This will be good for the future of the hobby, for collectors and dealers alike. It’s a great opportunity to reach new people and introduce them to the enjoyment of collecting and the importance of expert authentication and grading,” said Joe Orlando, President of PSA and SMR Editor.

SMR is a monthly price guide for trading cards and memorabilia, and each issue contains useful articles about collecting. The normal cover price is $5.95.

Museum visitors can also purchase a copy of Orlando’s extensively illustrated, large format book, Collecting Sports Legends: The Ultimate Hobby Guide, an in-depth look at sports icons and their greatest collectibles.

“I’m excited about this great relationship between PSA and the National Baseball Hall of Fame. I believe that making free copies of SMR available to visitors will help grow the collectibles market. It’s a great opportunity to reach people who are already interested in baseball as well as other sports. It’s an investment in the future of the hobby by helping to promote collectibles to a much wider audience,” explained Orlando.

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is an independent, non-profit educational institution at 25 Main St., Cooperstown, New York. It is dedicated to fostering an appreciation of the historical development of baseball and its impact on culture by collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting its collections for a global audience as well as honoring those who have made outstanding contributions to the national pastime.

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