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Your Question How much does it cost to have a baseball card graded?

PSA grading costs range anywhere from $20 per card all the way up to $10,000 per card, depending on the value of the card, the age of the card, how many cards you’re submitting at one time, how fast you want the turnaround to be, and other factors.

Is it worth getting your baseball cards graded?

You should ONLY get your cards graded IF it will increase the value or make the sale of the card(s) easier. You should NOT get your card graded just because you THINK it will improve the value. Grading cards costs money.

Where can I take my card to get graded?

Currently, there are several reputable and established grading companies in the hobby: Professional Sports Authenticators (PSA), Beckett Grading Services (BGS) and Sportscard Guaranty (SGC). Each card grading company grades a variety of cards.

How much does it cost to send a card to PSA to get graded?

Card Grading Postage Fees

TOTAL DECLARED VALUE Over $50,000 call for rates
$0 – $100 $25,001 – $50,000
1 – 8 items $15.00 $78.30
9 – 20 items $18.00 $81.30
21 – 50 items $23.00 $84.30

Where is PSA grading located?

PSA is a division of Collectors Universe, which has offices in California, New Jersey, Paris, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tokyo. As the only third-party grading service to offer a guarantee on its services, PSA has emerged as the clear leader in authentication and grading for trading cards and other collectibles.

How much does it cost to get a card graded by PSA or Beckett?

Beckett Grading Services Pricing

The BGS Standard service carries $30 with no sub-grades and $50 with sub-grades. For their Economy service with no sub-grades, a card commands $20/card and $35/card with sub-grades. Express services cost $100/card with no sub-grades and $150/card with sub-grades.

What is the cheapest way to grade cards?

SGC’s card grading services are slightly cheaper than PSA and begin at $10 for cards that are worth less than $250. They also have higher-priced submissions that are based on the declared card value and turnaround time. Their Express service is priced at $15 with 15 business days as a turnaround time.

Is it worth sending cards to PSA?

Only certain cards in certain condition will see a significant boost in value if graded by PSA. Generally, the older a card is and the better its condition, the more it makes sense to have it graded from a valuation standpoint. Especially if it’s a Hall of Famer or other star player.

How can I get cards graded for free?

PSA Photograde™ Online, a free, new online service from Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA), helps hobbyists gain a better understanding of the PSA Grading Standards and how they apply to their cards by providing a visual tour. It is easily accessed from the PSA home page, www.psacard.com.

Does PSA grade cards in-person?

July 2021 Update: PSA has just announced they will be grading cards in-person at the 2021 National Sports Collectors Convention. Please see the announcement here, but to summarize, fees will start at $250 per card.

How long does PSA grading take?

Card Authentication & Grading

Service Level Estimated Turnaround Time* (in calendar days)
Express 30-Days
Regular 60-Days
Economy** 90-Days
Reholder 90-Days

How do you send cards to PSA?

How to Submit Your Cards to PSA in 2021!

How do you grade your own sports cards?

How to grade your cards

Is PSA grading open?

After facing a grading backlog of 13-14 million cards, PSA is reopening one of its most popular service levels. After facing a grading backlog of 13-14 million cards, PSA is reopening one of its most popular service levels.

Will PSA prices go down?

PSA recently announced that its Standard grading service would reopen to collectors, at a new price point of $100 per card. Recall that PSA shut down everything aside from its premium grading services in early 2021.

Does grading cards increase value?

Grading is an expense, and you may actually end up with cards that sell for the same or even less than if they were sold ungraded. Just because the card is in a plastic slab with a numerical grade does not automatically increase its value. The key is to learn when a card is gradable and when it isn’t.

What does PSA 10 mean?

A PSA Gem Mint 10 card is a virtually perfect card. Attributes include four perfectly sharp corners, sharp focus and full original gloss. A PSA Gem Mint 10 card must be free of staining of any kind, but an allowance may be made for a slight printing imperfection, if it doesn’t impair the overall appeal of the card.

How do I get PSA certified?

How to Get Certified

  1. Be in good standing with the National Association of REALTORS® See International REALTOR® requirements.
  2. Complete the one-day course, Pricing Strategies: Mastering the CMA. Locate a course near you at training4re.com.
  3. Submit your application, including payment of the one-time application fee.

Which is better PSA or Beckett?

Firstly, PSA is a bit more expensive and it takes longer for them to grade your cards. However, their graded cards usually sell better and for more than BGS cards. On the other hand, BGS is faster and less expensive and has a more complex grading system. Their cases and labels are often preferred to PSA’s.

Are PSA 9 worth buying?

PSA 9s are worth 2x as much as the raw card.

Much like the BGS, the Steve Nash rookie had the most significant difference in value. In that case, the 9 was worth 2.5x as much as the raw.

How long does it take for Beckett to grade cards?

Beckett Grading Wait Times and Updated Grading Costs

Service Levels Current Turnaround Times
2-Day Submissions Approximately 5-10+ Business Days
5-Day Submissions Approximately 10-15+ Business Days
10-Day Submissions Approximately 12+ Weeks
20-Day Gaming Approximately 3+ months

Can I grade my own cards?

Self-grading allows collectors to get an idea of the general condition a card is actually in. They can then get a better estimate of what grade it might receive upon submission. Corners and edges that, to the naked eye, appear sharp, may not be when viewed under magnification.

How long does it take to get cards graded?

This means that it will cost you $50 per card minimum to have cards graded right now.PSA Grading Tips Tricks and Frequently Asked Questions.

Service Level Current Turnaround Time (door to door)
Express Approximately 3-4 weeks.
Regular Approximately 2-3 months.
Economy Approximately 4-6 months.
Value Service suspended by PSA as of March 30, 2021

What is the cheapest grading company?

Beckett Grading Services (BGS)

Very well respected in the industry, long-time competitor of PSA. Pricing ranges from about $20 in the economy with no sub-grades all the way up to $250 premium with sub grades.

How can I sell my old baseball cards?

Best places to sell baseball cards

  1. eBay. EBay is one of the oldest online marketplaces that is still in operation today.
  2. Etsy. Another online platform to consider selling your baseball cards on is Etsy.
  3. Just Collect.
  4. Reddit.
  5. Dean’s Cards.
  6. eBid.
  7. Bonanza.
  8. DA Card World.

What trading cards does PSA grade?

Grading Prices

  • ECONOMY. $50/card Card must have a declared value of $999 or less. Learn more.
  • REGULAR. $100/card Card must have a declared value of $1,499 or less. Learn more.
  • EXPRESS. $150/card Card must have a declared value of $2,499 or less.
  • SUPER EXPRESS. $300/card Card must have a declared value of $4,999 or less.

Is PSA worth the money?

Is PSA worth it right now? Definitely not if you were hoping to send in cheaper cards that are likely to sell for less than $100 after grading. After all, it costs $100 alone to send one in
and that’s without accounting for shipping, or the price of the card itself.

Is there an app that can grade baseball cards?

EZ Grade is a mobile card grader that fits in your pocket. It’s a great tool to have to “pre grade” your cards, or if you are looking for the perfect set of cards to send in. The app will give scores and evaluate the corners and centering on each card and determine the potential value of a card within seconds.

Can you grade cards online?

Card-Boss, meanwhile, is an online, automated card-grading service that uses AI and image processing to grade cards instantly (OK, within 10 to 15 minutes to be more precise).

How many card grading companies are there?

Regardless of which you choose, all six card grading companies exist to support your enjoyment of the card collecting hobby. That is the most important part.