Episode 1: PSA President Joe Orlando reviews 10 tips for building a better trading card and memorabilia collection. Follow these guidelines to get the most f...
This is episode one of PSA's new bi-weekly webcasts series entitled, PSA10 Webcast Series: Tips, Lists and Guides from PSA and PSA/DNA. In this edition, PSA President, Joe Orlando, reviews his top 10 tips for building a better trading card and memorabilia collection.
HomeRunSportsCards.com says follow these guidelines to get the most from your collectibles. Watch. Learn. Collect.
You have to go back 25 years to find a landmark baseball card: Ken Griffey Jr.'s 1989 Upper Deck Star Rookie, the number 1 card in that set. That was Upper Deck's rookie year too, and the company stormed onto the scene that March with a wildly successful premium product. Branded the Collector's Choice, it was twice as expensive as its peers' (99 cents per pack, compared with 49 cents for such top competitors as Topps, Fleer, Donruss and Score) and twice the quality (packaged in foil with color photos on both sides and a hologram on the back). But this is what mattered: Upper Deck had the undisputed Griffey rookie card. Topps and Score didn't have the foresight even to include the Mariners' 19-year-old phenom in their first-edition sets, while Donruss and Fleer were virtual afterthoughts in the hobby's frenzy over Upper Deck's premiere.
Twenty years ago one teenager made a bet on the stardom of another teen, whose rookie card would become one of a kind...
For as long as there have been sports, there has been sports memorabilia. There have also been collectors who are willing to pay astronomical sums for the opportunity to add one-of-a-kind, museum quality pieces to their collection. Sports have always had the ability to transcend cultures and socio-economic conditions to unite fans around the world. However, there are only a small number of aficionados with the deep pockets necessary to even consider actually owning some of the sports memorabilia treasures that have reached the marketplace via auction house or private sale over the last several years. These investment-worthy pieces bolster and diversify portfolios of the truly elite and wealthiest of individuals. For the common fan or collector, we are left to live vicariously through auction catalogs, news reports and lists such as the one provided here. Here, then, is a look at the 10 most expensive pieces of sports memorabilia, in realized prices. 10. Babe [...]
A look at the 10 most expensive pieces of sports memorabilia, in realized prices (as of 12/2/13).
Before Brian Roth dies, he hopes to collect every Hank Greenberg baseball card ever made. The only problem is there are 500 of them.
Hank Greenberg baseball cards sell really fast. Too fast, considering many are small and gray and printed on cheap cardboard from 80 years ago. The cards range in price from a few dollars to a few thousand dollars, depending on rarity and condition. Because of Greenberg’s Jewish background and his skill, the cards are of particular interest to collectors. For Brian Roth, these obstacles are unfortunate, because there are 500 different types of Greenberg cards circulating, and he wants to collect them all.
Bidding for the third best 1952 Topps Baseball set on PSA's Registry is expected to reach deep into six figures in Mile High Card Company's new auction.
“The ’52 Topps Mantle and the 1965 Namath rookie card are probably the two most iconic post-war issues of their respective sports. We’re honored to be able to offer both cards as part of two of the most impressive collections ever assembled,” said Mile High President Brian Drent. “And that’s just the beginning. The momentum of our exclusive Winter Auction has definitely continued through to the Spring.”
For more than 100 years, baseball card collectors have treasured the cardboard depiction of their diamond heroes. For almost as long, they have guffawed and chortled at the obscene baseball cards that have slipped through the cracks either intentionally or unintentionally. Below are ten of the most famous naughty baseball cards (with apologies to playground rib-ticklers Rusty Kuntz, Dick Pole, and Woody Held). There are others, but these are the ones that most commonly crop up when collectors...
Even in the wholesome world of baseball card collecting there are some “interesting” cards that make some do a double take and offer new collecting opportunities for others. Happy collecting...
Turn your love of the game into a fun - and possibly profitable - hobby.
How do you begin assembling a collection that will appreciate over time while others fall prey to impulse buys (like the signed Orlando Pace jock recently listed on eBay for $30) and counterfeiters? These simple tips and tricks will help get you started...
The baseball card boom from the 1980s and 90s is back and you can profit if you pick the right players, from Mickey Mantle to Michael Jordon.
Why Home Run Sports Cards is in business...
"Graded cards in top condition fetch the highest prices of any sports collectible these days. The holy grail is the Honus Wagner tobacco card from circa 1910. The company stopped production because either Wagner objected to smoking or wasn’t reimbursed. Six years ago the highest one graded sold for $2.8 million in PSA 8 (Near Mint-Mint) condition. Gem mint cards, even of common players, routinely sell for tens of thousands of dollars."
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