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.”
Sometimes a big sale speaks for itself, but a PSA 10 copy of one of Peyton Manning‘s top autographed Rookie Cards might say even more.
That’s not a typo — $52,580 for a card that’s less than 20 years old. (Not bad.)
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Collectors who submit certified autograph cards to PSA in the future will notice something extra noted on their slabs now if they opt for an added feature from the grading and authentication company.
It’s a grade noting the quality of the autograph.
“PSA has long been in a unique position since we offer the top certification brands in both PSA trading card grading and PSA/DNA autograph authentication,” said PSA President Joe Orlando. “For years, we have provided card and autograph grading services in separate fashion, but now those services can be provided in one complete package.”