Steve Sloan, who has been PSA’s President since 2018, is moving to a newly created role in the grading firm’s parent company. He’ll serve as the Chief Marketing Officer for Collectors Universe. Sloan has a background in marketing and product innovation. He succeeded Joe Orlando, who became CEO of Collectors Universe in 2017 before leaving the company in July of this year.
Kevin Lenane, the founder of Genamint, who joined PSA and VP of Product earlier this year, will be PSA’s new president. Genamint was acquired by PSA in an effort to help the company implement new technology in grading that was aimed at improving efficiency, quality and turnaround times.
Collectors Universe became a private company last winter after it was acquired by a group led by entrepreneur and collector Nat Turner, who is now also the company’s CEO.
PSA is still only accepting submissions at its highest service levels as it continues to work through backlog of cards that measured well into the millions.
SGC says its current turnaround time for cards valued at under $1,500 is sitting at 27 business days—less than the 45-50 day estimate on its submission form.
President Peter Steinberg says a new office opened at its Florida headquarters has helped keep wait times down and that he expects the turnaround time to shrink further in the coming weeks.
Topps is releasing an NFT collection for the World Series under its Now brand
The digital cards will be available the day after each World Series game beginning Wednesday, October 27 at 2pm ET on ToppsNFTs.com.
Packs are $25 with 1,000 available each day. They’ll be delivered electronically within three days after the Series ends.
Fans attending the World Series in-person will also have the opportunity to redeem exclusive Topps NOW NFTs specific to that game by either scanning their World Series ticket or checking in through the Ballpark App.
A burglar hit a sports card shop in northwest Indiana Sunday night. A person broke into F&G Sports Cards in Elkhart by smashing a window. It’s not the first time for the shop, which does have a security system.