PSA & Dave and Adam's Card World Form Grading Partnership
Dave and Adam's Card World LLC (DACW) and Professional Sports Authenticators (PSA) today
announced that they have formed a limited partnership to further the promotion of grading
and authenticating gaming cards.
The three year contract allows DACW to act as an official submission center for collectors
and dealers looking to have their better gaming cards graded and authenticated.
"This is a unique opportunity for us to work closely with one of the most innovative
companies in the industry," said DACW C.E.O. Adam Martin. "PSA has revolutionized the
sports industry and I am certain they will have a positive impact on the gaming card industry
"It's a simple matter of economics," said Len Osborne from Cardhaus Games in Seattle,
Washington who is one of the largest sellers of quality Magic the Gathering cards in the world.
"A Gem Mint card that lists in the price guide for $300 will often sell for $1,500 or more
if PSA grades it as Gem Mint. At only $8.00 to have a card graded, how could you go wrong?"
Already the impact of PSA graded Magic the Gathering cards can be seen on eBay on a daily basis
as $20 cards that PSA graded Mint or Gem Mint typically sell for $60 to $150.
Perhaps Joe Orlando President of PSA summed it up best by saying, "The inherent condition
obstacle with gaming cards is that these cards, unlike traditional trading cards, are made to be
handled frequently by those who play the games. With that in mind, super high-grade examples should
pose a challenge and, if there's one thing collectors thoroughly enjoy, it's a challenge. If you
couple that challenge with the passion that gaming card enthusiasts bring to the industry, this
should be an exciting venture."
For more information on gaming card grading, please contact Dave and Adam's Card World Press Officer,
Steven Lucinski at phone number (716) 838-3300, extension 109 or by email at
Source: Collectors Universe, Inc.
Date: August 18, 2004
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