Collectors Universe and Topps Team Up to Offer Authenticated Single Signed Baseballs
Collectors Universe, Inc. (Nasdaq: CLCT), a leading provider of value-added authentication
and grading services to dealers and collectors of high-value collectibles, announced today
its agreement with The Topps Company, Inc. (NYSE: TOPP) to authenticate single signed
baseballs through a Collectors Universe division - PSA/DNA Authentication Services, or
PSA/DNA. The PSA/DNA authenticated baseballs will be distributed and sold by Topps through
Sam's Clubs around the United States.
PSA President Joe Orlando commented, "We are quite pleased that Topps, our long time
friends in the sports card market, have expanded their offerings to include autographed
items authenticated by PSA/DNA. We believe Topps has entered a market with an excellent
product with PSA/DNA authenticated single signed baseballs and we believe that we can
continue to grow this relationship with other PSA/DNA authenticated products."
"Genuine and authentic autographed sports merchandise is a product line that can satisfy
huge demand by collectors and sports fans," stated Michael Haynes, Chief Executive Officer
of Collectors Universe. "Topps, one of the largest distributors of sports collectibles,
recognizes this demand for different, unique and personalized items, and the need for the
consumer confidence provided by authenticity services from PSA/DNA. This co-branded offering
brings together two superb sports brands in Topps and PSA/DNA to address what we believe is a
very large market that up until now could only be satisfied with look-alike logo apparel."
About Collectors Universe
Collectors Universe, Inc. is a leading provider of value added services to the high-end collectibles
market. The Company authenticates and grades collectible coins, sports cards, autographs and stamps.
The Company also compiles and publishes authoritative information about United States and world coins,
collectible sports cards and sports memorabilia and collectible stamps. This information is accessible
to collectors and dealers at the Company's web site, www.collectors.com,
and is also published in print.
Source: Collectors Universe, Inc.
Date: September 13, 2005
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