PSA has launched a Cert Verification app for iOS or Android mobile devices. Collectors can use the app to scan the PSA barcode or key in the Spec number at shows or shops to determine a card’s authenticity and access pertinent information.
The app is a free download via the App Store (iOS) or Google Play (Android).
Championship rings given to former National League President Chub Feeney are at auction this month. Feeney, who also spent many years as an executive with the Giants in both New York and San Francisco, died in 1994.
Feeney succeeded Warren Giles as National League president in 1970 and held the post until he stopped down in 1986. He apparently received them as part of the “NL family” from some of its teams lucky enough to earn them.
The rings have been consigned to Nate D Sanders Auctions by one of his sons.
- 1976 Cincinnati Reds World Series (MB $4,000)
- 1978 L.A. Dodgers National League Championship (MB $2,000)
- 1980 Philadelphia Phillies World Series (MB $5,000)
- 1985 St. Louis Cardinals National League Championship (MB $5,000)
Now we learn about Evan Lefkowitz, a 17-year-old high-school junior in Yorktown Heights, New York started collecting at age 11 and specializes in pre-War cigarette and candy cards of Hall of Famers.
David Seideman shares his story on Forbes.com.
Steiner Sports has expanded its “In Their Own Words” line of autographed collectibles. The oversized pieces are produced for athletes or coaches famous for some of the more memorable moments in sports. The player or coach hand writes their memories of that specific game or moment.
Steiner now has over 60 different in its inventory ranging from Don Larsen, penning his thoughts about his World Series perfect game in 1956 to Bud Harrelson’s description of his fight with Pete Rose to Bill Buckner discussing the 1986 World Series error and flag-draped Jim Craig waxing about the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey “Miracle on Ice”.
The “In Their Own Words” pieces can be pricey, but they are certainly unique. Non-autographed prints are available (and much cheaper). You can see the full roster here and Steiner says more are coming.