Dear PSA customer,

As 2004 comes to a close, I wanted to make you aware of some changes that will occur starting January 1, 2005.

There will be a few changes to our PSA submission form so please make sure you are aware of the modifications. Most notably are the elimination of the Economy Service level and overall adjustment of the declared value rules applied to all services at or above the $15 Regular Service.

In addition, we have added a couple of services as well. We will offer a new Premium Commons Service at $10/10-day for customers who would like a faster turnaround time on common cards that may not be valued high enough to justify submission at the $15 or higher levels. We will still offer our Common Bulk Services but we felt that PSA should offer a higher quality service since the grading of commons has become a huge part of the market.

PSA will also offer a new “Pedigree” service that will allow collectors to personalize their labels. For example, the John Doe Collection may appear on the PSA label. In order to qualify for this service, each card and/or set will be evaluated on a case by case basis. This service will be reserved for “special” cards which must meet certain high-end or rare criteria. Please call for details. These Pedigree submissions must be approved in advance so call customer service today for more details.

Also, keep in mind that you are always welcome to call for bulk pricing if you have large quantities of cards that you want to grade, etc. We try to price these exceptions fairly so all types of cards can be afforded PSA grading.

Please check our web site at for a complete list of services, including the modifications that will go into effect at the beginning of 2005. Updated submission forms are also available online or may be requested by mail.

From all of us at PSA, thank you for your support over the years. You have continued to make PSA the foundation of all great collections.


Joe Orlando
PSA President

Joe Orlando has been an advanced collector of sportscards and memorabilia for over 30 years. Orlando attended Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California where he studied communications and was the starting catcher for the baseball team. After a brief stint in the minor leagues, Orlando obtained a Juris Doctor from Whittier Law School in Southern California in the spring of 1999. During the last sixteen years, Orlando has authored several collecting guides and dozens of articles for Collectors Universe, Inc. Orlando has also authored two books for Collectors Universe. Orlando's first book, The Top 200 Sportscards in the Hobby, was released in the summer of 2002. His second book, Collecting Sports Legends, was released in the summer of 2008. Orlando has appeared on numerous radio and television programs as a hobby expert including ESPN's award-winning program Outside the Lines, HBO's Real Sports and the Fox Business Network, as the featured guest. Currently, Orlando is the President of PSA and PSA/DNA, the largest trading card and sports memorabilia authentication services in the hobby. He is also Editor of the company's nationally distributed Sports Market Report, which under Orlando's direction has developed into a leading resource in the market. Orlando also contributed the foreword and last chapter to The T206 Collection: The Players and Their Stories, a 2010 release, and to The Cracker Jack Collection: Baseball's Prized Players, a 2013 release. Recently, Orlando helped put together a new hobby book entitled The 100 Greatest Baseball Autographs, which was released in the summer of 2016.