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PSA Opens Unlimited Economy Submissions; Updates Backlog
PSA announced Tuesday that they are reopening unlimited Economy submissions at $50 for Collectors Club members. They are also working their way through their backlog and are hoping to clear the remaining 3.6m cards by the fall.
CSG Launches Perfect 10 Grade, Label
CSG unveiled the ‘Perfect 10’ Grade which is given as a result of all four subgrades being a 10. The Perfect 10 label features microprinting, UV ink, holographic foil and a unique certification number and barcode to prevent counterfeiting.
Study: These Factors Can Help You Predict Sports Card Prices
“Knowing how to find the best sports cards to invest in can be tricky, so we combed our data to pull out some of the top characteristics most commonly found in these lucrative sports cards.”
Hobby Tweets of the Week
Game-worn Kobe Rookie Playoff Shoes Complete Fractional Sale at Collectable
“Twenty-five years after one of Kobe Bryant’s most career-defining moments, Collectable brokered a fractional sale of the sneakers that represented a turning point in his Hall of Fame journey.”
Automating Card Identification Using Computer Vision
Collectors (parent of PSA) details how they are using computer vision and artificial intelligence to help better process the 40-45k cards they grade everyday.
Andy Warhol’s ‘Marilyn’ Sells For $195 Million, Setting Record For American Art
“Andy Warhol’s 1964 portrait of Marilyn Monroe sold for $195 million at Christie’s Monday night, becoming the most expensive work of American art ever sold. The price suggests that the art market, at least at the very high end, is largely holding up to the pressures of falling stocks and rising interest rates.”