PSA launches resource for game-used collectors

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By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor

PSA is helping bring order to the chaos of game-used baseball bat collecting with a new resource for collectors based on information collected when the company has authenticated and graded pieces from the past.

The company has created a website called, which is a reference resource showing models and types of bats used by past players. In its initial debut, there are specs and images for bats from 73 members of the Hall of Fame and 34 other notable players who are often collected.

“Professional model bats are among the most desirable items in the entire sports memorabilia hobby,” said Joe Orlando, PSA President, in a prepared release. “They are tangible pieces of sports history, used by the players to create that history.”

The pages and images also show the particular ways that players often personalize, tape or mark their bats for use — key elements when determining whether a bat truly was used.

“We carefully selected the images of bats you’ll see,” Orlando said. “When possible, it is important to showcase quality illustrations of the specific player characteristics that are mentioned on each player’s page.  Many of the bats pictured are among the finest examples known.”

Orlando said there will be other players added to the site soon.

“We’ll be expanding and adding many more current and former players, which also includes Hall of Fame members, in the coming weeks.”

Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball magazine. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.


  1. Richard
    Posted July 27, 2012 at 6:15 pm | Permalink

    Gee, will their reputation be as unassailable as the one they used to encapsulate the trimmed T206 Wagner?

  2. Posted July 28, 2012 at 7:25 am | Permalink

    Richard, I was thinking the same thing. PSA is no longer any more credible than the random dealer I deal with on a card show floor.

  3. graham
    Posted July 30, 2012 at 4:48 pm | Permalink

    PSA has lost ALL credibility. Between the Bogus Wagner card and the story of Dimitri Young who just kept sending the same card back and complaining it should be graded a 10 is a pure sham.
    Any and All of their high end cards can now be questioned to actual grade and for being legit.

    I just hope that story of the cards found in an attic and graded so well by PSA does not come back as bogus.

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