Sports Collectors

Notes: PSA Regular Service Update; Top Zion Card Pulled; Jim Fleck Passes; More

PSA will be opening up its Regular service in the next few days, according to Collectors Universe CEO Nat Turner, but it will be on a limited basis. The company will only allow a certain number of allocated submissions per day that it believes it can comfortably handle, given the continuing focus on eliminating a backlog of orders that still measures in the millions.

There’s no word just yet on cost or what the parameters will be.

The company has only been grading at the Express ($150 per card) and Super Express ($300) levels as it works through the backlog.

According to a video being circulated on social media, the 2019-20 Panini National Treasures 1/1 Zion Williamson Logoman RPA has been pulled…in China.

A little late to the party, but the CBS affiliate in Baltimore produced a 4 ½ minute segment on the hobby boom:

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One of the sports card hobby’s most highly regarded figures passed away suddenly last week.

Jim Fleck, a fixture at Levi Bleam’s 707 Sports Cards booth at shows across the country for many years, was remembered on the Net54 forum as a passionate collector who was always generous with his broad knowledge of vintage and modern cards.   

Memorials being planned to coincide with next weekend’s Philly Show with calling hours this Thursday from 5 PM to 7 PM at Snyder Funeral Home in Riegelsville PA and the service ib Saturday at 2 PM at Durham Lutheran Church. 

Last week, the Philadelphia Flyers inducted Rick Tocchet and Paul Holmgren into their Hall of Fame. The current team wore special jerseys that night with a Hall of Fame patch and they’re now up for auction at MeiGray. 

Notes: PSA Regular Service Update; Top Zion Card Pulled; Jim Fleck Passes; More

Bidding ends December 9.

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