Why PSA and PSA/DNA?
Let PSA Help Turn Your Cardboard Into GOLD
Why should you have PSA grade your cards? The answer to this question is very simple. The number one reason to have your cards authenticated and graded by PSA is the increased value that PSA grading can bring them. Collectors, especially those new to the hobby, sometimes wonder if it's really necessary to have their cards graded. If you want to maximize the value of your trading cards and realize the best prices if you choose to sell, the answer is absolutely!
Simply put, cards and collectibles graded by PSA can be worth considerably more than those that are not. When you buy a PSA-graded collectible or submit an item to PSA for grading, you get the most accurately graded collectible, and it's certified by the brand that's the most respected in the hobby. You'll never have to rely on subjective opinions or the word of a seller. This is why PSA-graded collectibles generate higher market values than ungraded items or those graded by any other company.
The chart below provides examples of the tremendous increase in value PSA grading generates compared to the value of ungraded cards. The results are overwhelming. Whether your cards are stars or commons, vintage or modern, sports or non-sports, PSA can help generate record prices for your cards.
PSA Prices Realized vs. Ungraded Cards
Reinforcing our commitment as the industry standard, PSA offers a guarantee that ensures the accuracy of the grade assigned to any PSA-graded card as long as the card remains in its tamper-evident holder. Utilizing the PSA 10-point grading scale that is accepted and trusted industry-wide, the hobby's most knowledgeable grading experts carefully render unbiased third-party opinions of each card we evaluate. PSA provides the highest level of objectivity achievable; our graders do not have any financial interest whatsoever in the collectibles they grade. Also, by using unique tracking numbers and generic packaging, every measure is taken to conceal the owners' identities.
Every card graded by PSA is encapsulated in our tamper-evident, sonically sealed, high-security capsule. These visually appealing, optical-grade, hard plastic holders provide a secure, firm fit that safeguards your card from pressure and most damage. Once encased, you can rest assured that your cards will remain intact, barring an extraordinary event such as flood or fire. The PSA storage capsule provides excellent long-term protection for your cards.
Each PSA-graded card is given a unique serial number that can be used to verify its history and grade. By visiting our website and typing in the certification number, all of the pertinent information on the label, such as the grade, card number and manufacturer, is provided for you. These unique numbers are permanently stored in our database.
By providing the advantage of protection of impartial, third-party grading, PSA has created a market in which collectors can participate with complete confidence and trust.
So what are you waiting for? Join the PSA Collectors Club and start submitting your trading cards today. Click HERE for Collectors Club details.
The Advantage of PSA/DNA Authentication Services
PSA/DNA Letters of Authenticity are accepted by ALL major auction houses. They include, but are not limited to, Sotheby's, SCP Auctions, Heritage, Legendary, Mile High Card Company, R&R Enterprises and Memory Lane, Inc.
Premium Price and Liquidity
Because potential buyers feel more comfortable purchasing certified items, PSA/DNA collectibles often sell for premium prices due to the strength and credibility of the PSA/DNA brand. Many of the most valuable collectibles in the world have been certified by PSA/DNA. Click here for a list of record breakers.
Buyers can be confident that PSA/DNA collectibles have been witnessed or examined for authenticity by the world's leading autograph experts.
Certified for Life
Because PSA/DNA uses an invisible, permanent DNA marker, the authenticity is easily verified.
The unique certification number can be used to verify the history of any PSA/DNA Certified item simply by typing in the serial number online.
PSA/DNA's covert DNA-laced ink is extremely durable and almost impossible to replicate! The chance of duplicating our DNA strand is 1 in 33 trillion!
Recertification is easy! Items with lost certificates or missing labels can be verified. We simply check for the DNA using our specially calibrated laser and issue a new label and certificate!
Take the next step and Submit to PSA and PSA/DNA!