PSA will implement some changes to its fee structure and a couple of added service levels beginning January 4.
In an email to customers Thursday, the company included a preview of what to expect when those new rates and service levels come into play. Few major changes are planned but those who want fast turnaround times will notice some higher rates.
Bill Terwey, who ran Billy’s Sports Treasures, has been charged with felony theft by swindle, according to the Savage (MN) Pacer. A criminal complaint states that a man consigned 210 1952 Topps baseball cards worth $6,000 to Terwey, who is accused of selling some them on eBay without paying his consignor and keeping the rest.
According to the Pacer’s report, other customers had complaints as well.
A new owner has purchased the building where Terwey ran his business and is also operating a sports card shop.
A PSA 8 1954 Topps Hank Aaron rookie card is up for auction this weekend. After reaching heights of $40,000- $45,000 earlier this year, recent sales have dialed back to $25,000-$31,000, still three to four times what it was bringing at auction during 2014.
You can check the bidding here.
Remember the story last year about that old abandoned building in Detroit with a big stash of unopened sports card cases and uncut sheets? It was a strangely compelling sight, even if the odds of there being anything really valuable in the giant mess were slim and none.
A couple of Detroit news outlets picked up the story just after we found it in a local blog and while early talk of a “million dollar” collection was either hope or hype, they did locate someone who seemed to have the rather sad story on how the cards wound up there and why they hadn’t been removed.
It turns out the cards were still there as of a few weeks ago, when two other young guys wanted to see it for themselves. They created a rather creepy video of their exploration, which you can see here (fast forward to about the 15:30 mark if you want to skip their journey through the former Cadillac stamping plant).
From what we see in the video, which provided the first expanded look inside, the newspaper story about the stash consisting of early 1990s minor league hockey cards appears to be right on. With no big name pre-rookie cards inside and no shortage of boxes that aren’t sitting in a dirty old plant, it’s safe to say it won’t go down as one of the hobby’s greatest finds.