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It’s a little late for the holidays but Professional Sports Authenticator is giving sports memorabilia collectors a huge gift – and may inspire a new generation of collectors in the process.
PSAcard.com is removing the pay wall to its PSA Population Report and Sports Market Report Online Price Guide (SMR), making it available free to everyone. The subscription previously cost $39.95 a year. This is more than just a gift to sports collectors. The archives hold a lot of autograph pricing and some non-sports cards as well.
“An informed collector is a happy one,” said Joe Orlando, SMR editor and President of PSA, a division of Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT). “In the coming months we’ll be announcing more web-based projects aimed at getting information into the hands of collectors to help make this a vibrant hobby for many years to come.”
The “Pop Report” is a complete listing of every item, such as trading cards and tickets, authenticated and graded by PSA since the company was launched in 1991. It includes an exact count (population) of each item within each individual grade from PSA 1 to PSA 10, as well as summaries in over two dozen general categories of sports and non-sports collectibles. The population numbers are updated each day as more items are submitted to PSA and certified.
Updated each week, SMR Online is the only official price guide for PSA-certified collectibles and it includes over 350,000 prices for sports and non-sports trading cards, autographs, unopened packs, tickets, professional model bats and graded baseballs.
Since its founding, PSA has processed nearly 20 million cards, autographs and other collectibles with a cumulative declared value over a billion dollars. Printed copies of the authoritative Sports Market Report magazine, a monthly price guide with fact-filled, interesting feature stories about trading cards and memorabilia, are available for $7 per issue or $49 for an annual subscription.
To access the archives visit PSAcard.com. Merry (belated) Christmas to you, too, PSA!