PSA will now offer an appraisal service for higher end collectibles.
To soft launch the new service this month, PSA is pairing with Chicago-based sports card and memorabilia appraiser Michael Osacky.
The assessment will provide collectors with a certificate of appraisal that includes a photo of the item and describes and states its value. During the soft launch, any items that were previously certified by PSA qualify for the appraisal service. PSA Appraisals will be a true add-on service in 2021, available in conjunction with the authentication and grading services.
In general, appraisal values are determined by estimating the cost to replace the item.
“It’s always about the analysis and the thinking behind it, and I always try to back into the dollar amount,” said Osacky. “Everything I do is rooted in data and numbers. I’m not pulling things out of thin air. As a certified appraiser, the value of sports memorabilia must be an analysis of many factors. Half of the appraisals I do are not even for selling situations. Many times, they are for insurance purposes, estate planning, or for a donation to a museum, like the Baseball Hall of Fame.”
Prices vary depending on the item(s) being appraised and in the early going, only higher-end collectibles will be evaluated.
Former NHL star Derek Sanderson is selling items from his collection.
Sanderson’s 1967-68 Calder trophy, his 1969-70 personal Stanley Cup, a 1971-72 Boston Bruins jersey, game-used skates and other memorabilia is being sold by Classic Auctions.
On May 10, 1970, Sanderson set up teammate Bobby Orr for what would become one of the most famous goals in NHL history. The overtime goal gave the Boston Bruins their first Stanley Cup in 29 years.
Sanderson would go on to win a second Stanley Cup with the Boston Bruns in 1972, and retired as the NHL career leader in shorthanded goals.
Numerous items from former greats Henri Richard and Luc Robitaille are also in the auction.
Mickey Mantle’s childhood home is coming up for auction. Goldin Auctions plans to offer the little abode at 319 S. Quincy in Commerce, OK, in its upcoming catalog. It’s a two-bedroom, one bath, 672-square-foot home built in 1940.
According to the Joplin Globe, the house is owned by baseball fans from Oklahoma, who recently restored it to how it would have looked in the years before Mantle signed with the Yankees. Sadly, the home was vandalized earlier this year.
You can see a photo of Mantle and his father in front of the home about 70 years ago here.
Hockey cards are the big draw but the hobby is hot on the prairie, too. Here’s Pat McKay of CTV News with a visit to 306 Sports Cards in Saskatoon, where 2020 has brought some new customers and plenty of interest in their online breaks: