PSA plans free custom slabbed cards & three game-used bat giveaways at this year’s NSCC

PSA has a couple of fan-friendly things to consider at this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention if you’re headed to Chicago.

If you visit the company’s booth, you can enter for a shot at winning one of three game-used bats, pose for a photo with the bat you prefer for your own baseball card, and have it placed into a PSA slab — free.

“The National Sports Collectors Convention is like the Super Bowl of the hobby, and each year we challenge ourselves to go bigger and better,” said PSA President Joe Orlando. “So, this year we’re giving away Frank Thomas, Derek Jeter and Kris Bryant signed bats, all game-used and totaling over $10,000 in value. Each bat is graded a PSA/DNA GU 10. And that’s just the beginning of what will be available at the PSA booth.”

If you’re not at the show, you can also enter the drawings for the bats online at once entries open July 10. The bats will be given out on different days — Thomas (July 27), Jeter (July 28) and Bryant (July 29) — with winners announced each day at 4 p.m.

“It isn’t often that fans can come this close to the actually bats used by these tremendous athletes, let alone hold the bats and have their pictures taken with them,” Orlando said. “This is our way of giving back to the collecting community. And what better way to chronicle your time at the National than preserving that memory in a trading card.”

PSA also will have a book signing and on-site card grading and autograph authentication available at the show along with other free promotional items and contests for those who check in with the company via its social media platforms. Its services and specials will be available at, while more info will come via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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