Nine months after it began accepting 1984-85 Star Basketball cards for authentication and grading, PSA says it will now grade the remaining balance of the cards from the one time NBA licensee.
The company announced Wednesday that it will now accept Star cards from numerous other issues from Star’s run as the NBA’s trading card partner between 1983-84 and 1985-86.
Sometime in the early 1990s, after originally accepting Star cards, PSA ceased grading them due to issues surrounding the legitimacy of several cards that surfaced after the card manufacturer lost its license and started liquidating assets.
However, after reviewing the backstory last year, PSA decided that enough information was available to allow the company to properly examine and grade the cards.
Collectors and dealers can now submit cards from other sets, including: 1983 Star All-Stars (the company’s first issue); 1983-84 Star (primary); 1984 Star Larry Bird; 1984 Star Celtics Champions; 1984 Star All Stars; 1984 Star Slam Dunk; 1984 Star All Star Game Denver Police; 1983-84 Star All Rookies; 1983-84 Star Sixers Champions; 1984 Star Award Banquet (label 1984); 1984 Star Arena Sets (Label all 1984 sans Celtics, which is 1984-85); 1984-85 Star Julius Erving; 1984-85 Star Mr. Z’s Pizza; 1985 Star Miller Lite; 1985 Star Coaches; 1985 Star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar; 1985 Star Gatorade; 1985 Star Crunch ‘n Munch; 1985-86 Star All Rookies; 1985 Star Rookie of the Year; 1985 Star Schick; 1985 Star Bucks Card Night; 1986 Star Bucks Lifebuoy; 1986 Star Nets Lifebuoy; 1985 Star Team Supers 5×7; 1985 Star Slam Dunk Supers 5×7; 1984-85 Star Court Kings Supers 5×7; 1986 Star Best of the Old; 1986 Star Court Kings’ 1984-85 Star Franz Bread; and 1985-86 Star Franz Bread.
PSA also announced it would be expanding its grading services to include several other previously restricted releases including confirmed sketch cards included in products produced by major card manufacturers and metal Pokémon cards.
“Due to new, verified discoveries by our Research team as well as advancements made to our card holders with the recessed area, we’re now allowing these types of cards to be submitted,” said PSA President Ryan Hoge. “We are confident these new offerings will be met with great enthusiasm from countless members of the collecting community.”