Professional Sports Authenticator, the world's largest sports memorabilia and trading card authentication and grading company, is now in the official lineup at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York.
PSA was scheduled to have a special booth at the Hall of Fame induction events over the weekend where fans could receive a complimentary copy of the latest edition of Sportscard Market Report featuring Washington Nationals rookie pitcher, Stephen Strasburg, on the cover.
"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 said Joe Orlando, President of PSA and SMR Editor. "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."
SMR is a monthly price guide for trading cards and memorabilia, and each issue contains 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," Orlando said. "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."
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.