PSA announces giveaways for the National


From a PSA company press release:

Memorabilia of three Chicago sports icons, Michael Jordan, Ernie Banks and Walter Payton, will be given away by Professional Sports Authenticator ( at the 2015 National Sports Collectors Convention. PSA also will offer special rates for items submitted at the show for authentication and grading.

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“To celebrate the National’s return to the Chicago area, PSA will hold daily sweepstakes at the show for prizes related to three of the top players in the history of the Chicago Bulls, Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears, respectively. We’ll give away a 1986 Fleer Michael Jordan rookie card graded PSA Mint 9 that is valued at more than $2,600, an autographed Ernie Banks baseball bat and an autographed Walter Payton poster,” said PSA President Joe Orlando.

Visitors to the PSA booth (Hall B, #1436) can register for the sweepstakes, which will be held during the three middle days of the show. There is no cost to enter, and the winners do not need to be present at the time of the drawings.

“The Banks autographed bat will be awarded on Thursday, July 30; the Payton autographed poster on Friday, July 31; and our grand prize, the Jordan rookie card, on Saturday, August 1,” said Orlando.

The 2015 National ( will be held July 29 – August 2 in the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Illinois.

Everyone visiting the PSA booth will have the opportunity to view a trading card exhibit featuring some of the finest master card collections of Banks, Jordan and Payton found within the PSA Set Registry®.

While supplies last, visitors can also obtain a complimentary copy of an expanded, special “National” edition of Sports Market Report (SMR) magazine that features Michael Jordan on the cover. The SMR is an authoritative monthly price guide and a reliable source of useful information about trading cards, memorabilia and other collectibles.

PSA experts will be at the National to provide onsite authentication and grading of cards, and PSA/DNA will also accept submissions of autographs. Certification fees will be as low as $16 per item for bulk submissions of cards. PSA/DNA will be offering authentication for items signed at the National for a discounted rate of $10 per signature.

A complete list of special discounts, further details on the sweepstakes, and information on other PSA activities at the 2015 National Sports Collectors Convention can be found at

PSA is the world’s largest trading card, autograph and memorabilia authentication, grading and certification service. Since 1991, PSA experts have examined and certified over 24 million collectibles with a combined value of over $1 billion.

For additional information about PSA and PSA/DNA Authentication Services, visit online at, call (800) 325-1121, or email [email protected]

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