If you’re headed to the National Sports Collectors Convention next month–or even if you’re not–you’ll have a chance to win some pretty valuable autographed items in a special 25th anniversary contest being held by PSA and PSA/DNA. Along with several other promotions, the company is giving away autographs from Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle and Derek Jeter during the event at the Atlantic City Convention Center August 3-7.
“We have big things in store for our 25th anniversary, highlighted by our sweepstakes for autographs from some of the most iconic Yankees throughout the decades,” said PSA President Joe Orlando. “We chose the Yankees because of New York’s proximity to Atlantic City, and of course, because the club holds such wide appeal among collectors.”
The sweepstakes prizes are a framed Babe Ruth signed check display, an autographed 11×14 Mantle photo, a framed DiMaggio signed check display and an autographed Jeter baseball, each authenticated by PSA/DNA. The prizes come courtesy of the sweepstakes sponsor, Memory Lane Inc.
You don’t have to be present at the show to have a chance at winning those autographs. Entries can be submitted online at www.PSAcard.com/National or at the show via a PSA representative.
The sweepstakes drawing times and dates are as follows:
- Derek Jeter Autographed Baseball: Thursday, August 4 at 2 p.m. EDT
- Joe DiMaggio Signed Check Display: Friday, August 5 at 2 p.m. EDT
- Mickey Mantle Autographed Photo: Saturday, August 6 at 2 p.m. EDT
- Babe Ruth Signed Check Display: Saturday, August 6 at 4 p.m. EDT
PSA is also offering a copy of the book, The 100 Greatest Baseball Autographs, to those who sign up for any level of the Collectors Club during the show. The book chronicles the top baseball signatures in the hobby.
Recipients of The 100 Greatest Baseball Autographs will have the opportunity to have their books signed by the book’s authors, Tom and Ellen Zappala and John Molori and enter into a drawing for a framed and signed Ted Williams 16×20 photo.
The book signing will take place on Friday, August 5, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, August 6, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“This book, complete with terrific exemplars and eye-catching imagery, is an excellent addition to any collector’s library. We thought it would be great to tie one of the top 20 autographs of all-time, Ted Williams, into the book signing,” said Orlando.
Joining members of the Collectors Club will also receive a commemorative Ty Cobb card, inspired by the 2016 “Lucky 7 Find” of 1909-11 T206 Ty Cobb with Ty Cobb back cards. The replica cards, each encapsulated by PSA, are limited to 777 and available only while supplies last. Cards are limited to one per person.
Visitors can also obtain a complimentary VIP bag and a copy of a special “National” edition of Sports Market Report (SMR) magazine, the monthly price guide that features useful information about trading cards, memorabilia and other collectibles.
On-site grading will be offered from Wednesday, August 3, through Sunday, August 7, at 10 a.m. Take home submissions will also be accepted.
PSA/DNA experts will be on-site offering a $10 authentication special for signatures obtained at the show. PSA/DNA will accept submissions from Wednesday, August 3, until approximately 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 7. Visitors are encouraged to verify times with PSA representatives at the show.
Details on the sweepstakes and PSA promotions and activities can be found at www.PSAcard.com/National.