Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA) now has added extensive information about professional model baseball bats to PSA CollectibleFacts, its free online resource.
The new section, PSA ProBatFacts, is part of an ongoing expansion to create the Internet's most comprehensive site for information and illustrations about sports and many non-sports collectibles. All of it is available free to the public.
"PSA ProBatFacts focuses on the weapons used by many of the most dangerous hitters in baseball history, their bats. We're launching this new section of PSA CollectibleFacts with over 100 web pages on individual players and their bats, including hundreds of photographs. We'll be expanding and adding many more current and former players, which also includes Hall of Fame members, in the coming weeks," explained Joe Orlando, president of PSA and editor of Sports Market Report (SMR).
"Professional model bats are among the most desirable items in the entire sports memorabilia hobby. They are tangible pieces of sports history, used by the players to create that history."
Each page of PSA ProBatFacts contains photographs and information about the types of bats used by each hitter, as well as specific player characteristics collectors should look for, such as heavy pine tar patterns on game-used George Brett and Willie Mays bats, or unique taping methods applied by Duke Snider and Ken Griffey, Jr. There is also biographical information about the players who used the bats, SMR Price Guide values, noteworthy auction prices realized and links to other informative articles.
The PSA ProBatFacts home page has informative articles and a link to an online video that clearly and concisely provides tips on collecting game-used bats and the kinds of player characteristics that may be found on professional model bats.
"We carefully selected the images of bats you'll see on PSA ProBatFacts. 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," said Orlando.
Another major section, PSA AutographFacts, is scheduled go online this fall with extensive information and illustrations for autograph collectors.