PSA GRADING & AUTHENTICATING SERVICES
Effective January 1, 2014
The Foundation of All Great Collections
(800) 325-1121 • (949) 567-1311 (fax)
psacard.com
 
CARDS
CROSSOVERS AND REVIEWS ARE AVAILABLE UNDER ALL SERVICE LEVELS.
Service Type:
Price:
(per card)
Turnaround Time
ESTIMATED
PREMIUM 1
$500
SAME DAY
(Autographed Cards: 5 business days) 2
Any card with a declared value of $10,000 or more must be submitted at this service level. This includes autographed cards. Premium is PSA’s super priority service for those cards you need to have graded and returned right away. Cards may be submitted to Premium service by mail or at PSA headquarters. Drop off service is by appointment only and cards must be received by 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time. Please call customer service at (800) 325-1121 to schedule Premium Service drop off.
WALK-THROUGH 1
$150
SAME DAY
(Autographed Cards: 5 business days) 2
Any card with a declared value of $5,000 - $9,999 must be submitted at this service level or higher. This includes autographed cards. Walk-Through Service is PSA’s super priority service for those cards you need to have graded and returned right away. Cards may be submitted to Walk-Through service by mail or at PSA headquarters. Drop off service is by appointment only and cards must be received by 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time. Please call customer service at (800) 325-1121 to schedule Walk-Through service drop off.
SUPER EXPRESS 1
$75
2 BUSINESS DAYS
(Autographed Cards: 5 business days) 2
Any card with a declared value of $2,000 - $4,999 and all T3s must be submitted at this service level or higher. This includes autographed cards.
EXPRESS 1
$35
5 BUSINESS DAYS
(Autographed Cards: 10 business days) 2
Any card with a declared value of $500-$1,999 must be submitted at this service level or higher. This includes autographed cards.
REGULAR 1
$17
10 BUSINESS DAYS
Any card with a declared value under $500 and all supersized cards must be submitted at this service level or higher. Excludes autographed cards.
CUSTOM ENCAPSULATION
 (Green Label)
$5
Varies with Demand
Used for encapsulating custom made trading cards, such as youth league sports cards or personal photos. Tallboy/Supersized holder (over 2-11/16" x 3-13/16") $10.
REHOLDER (Re-encapsulation of PSA-graded card.) Varies with Demand
Standard size/tallboy $5  
Oversized holder (Over 3-1/2 x 5-1/8") $10  
PEDIGREE SERVICE Available – Call Customer Service for pre-approval.
AUTOGRAPHED CARD GRADING & AUTHENTICATION $25* 20 BUSINESS DAYS

Any autographed card with a declared value under $500. Autographed cards with a declared value over $500 must be submitted under higher service levels. Select all applicable boxes. Declared value rules apply. With Grade or No Grade: Customer has the option to select with grade or no grade (no numerical grade is assigned but autograph and card is authenticated and encapsulated).

Service Type:
Price:
(per card)
Turnaround Time
ESTIMATED
BULK SERVICES* 1
Declared value under $100. Excludes Autographed and Supersized Cards.
10 Card Minimum $10 30 BUSINESS DAYS
50 Card Minimum $8 45 BUSINESS DAYS
100 Card Minimum $7 45 BUSINESS DAYS
*Must be a Collectors Club Member to use Bulk Services.
NOTES:
1 Tall Boys, coins, pins and modern memorabilia cards are available on each of the above services but must be submitted as a separate order with separate shipping and handling fees. This also applies to various submission types. Failure to separate will cause additional fees and significant delays in processing your order.
2 Autographed cards dated pre-1998 and/or those not directly from manufacturer must be sent through the Autographed Card Grading and Authentication Service (fee may vary depending on card value, see listed restrictions and requirements). Autographed cards dated 1998 and later (direct from manufacturer or previously authenticated by PSA/DNA) may be sent through any of the listed services (note restrictions and requirements for each level).
 
TICKETS
Tickets must be submitted separate from cards on a PSA ticket submission form.
WITH GRADE OR NO GRADE:
Customer has the option to select with grade or no grade (no grade is assigned but ticket is authenticated and encapsulated).
Service Type:
Price:
(per ticket)
Turnaround Time
ESTIMATED
PREMIUM EXPRESS
$100
10 BUSINESS DAYS
Any ticket that requires expedited processing.
Must be submitted separate from other service levels.
PREMIUM
$50
45 BUSINESS DAYS
Any ticket with a declared value $500 or more.
REGULAR
$25
45 BUSINESS DAYS
Any ticket with a declared value under $500.
AUTOGRAPHED TICKETS $35 45 BUSINESS DAYS
Any ticket with a declared value under
$500 may be submitted under this level.
Autographed Tickets valued over $500 must be submitted
under higher service levels. Declared value rules apply.
PACKS
Service Level:
Price:
(per pack)
Turnaround Time
ESTIMATED
Premium Pack Fee $250
55 BUSINESS DAYS
Any pack with a declared value of $5000 or more.
1959 and Prior $100
55 BUSINESS DAYS
1960-1971 $35
55 BUSINESS DAYS
1972-present $35
55 BUSINESS DAYS
Any pack with a declared value of $250 or more.
1972-present $14
55 BUSINESS DAYS
Any pack with a declared value of $249 or less.
Please refer to “Important Note” about available pack holders on our website.
Turnaround time does not begin until the order has been entered into the grading system.
Keep in mind that PSA will provide special discounted pricing for substantial orders. Please call Customer Service for details.
 
Submitting Cards or Tickets Submitting Cards or Tickets Submitting cards or tickets to PSA is easy. Your first step is to join the PSA Collectors Club. Visit www.psacard.com and click on “Collectors Club.” As a member, you can submit directly to PSA. Please note that separate invoices must be submitted for different grading services and service types (crossovers, regular size, tallboys, reviews, cards and tickets) and subject to separate grading fees and shipping & handling fees.

Crossover Service (Cards) Cards graded by other third-party firms may be submitted in their holders for PSA grading. This service is available under all service levels. PSA will evaluate the card inside the current holder. If PSA deems the card worthy to cross over into the Customer’s specified minimum grade, the card will be removed from its holder and placed into a PSA holder. Customers using the Crossover Service must provide a minimum grade on the submission form .If you are willing to accept any PSA opinion, even if the result is evidence of trimming, questionable authenticity, etc., then write “Any” in the column. It may result in the card being returned unholdered. If you are willing to accept any PSA grade, then put “1” in the minimum grade column.

*Grading and Authentication Service (Cards or Tickets) Please keep in mind that an autographed card or ticket submitted under the PSA card or ticket grading and autograph authentication combination service must pass both autograph authentication and card grading authentication in order to be encapsulated. For example, a card or ticket that is deemed altered in any way will not be encapsulated even though the autograph may be genuine. In addition, if the card is deemed original and unaltered yet the autograph does not pass inspection, then the card may not be encapsulated. There may be very rare exceptions to the rule on a case by case basis (in cases where the autograph and card are deemed authentic but the card has been altered in some fashion). In a rare case where an authentic card has been altered, PSA may choose to label the card “Authentic” since the card cannot have a grade assigned. Keep in mind that this is a rare occurrence and PSA must feel that the encapsulation is warranted and justified. The final determination, as to whether a card is encapsulated under these conditions, is at PSA’s sole discretion.

Pedigree Service A service that will allow collectors to personalize their labels. For example, the “John Doe Collection” may appear on the PSA label. This will be offered on a case by case basis, reserved for “special” cards and/or sets that must meet certain high-end or rare criteria. Pedigree requests must be pre-approved prior to submission. Final approval is at PSA’s sole discretion. Please contact Customer Service for details and instructions.

Please Note All card/ticket issues vary in size. Occasionally, a card/ticket will not fit into the designated holder. If this occurs, it will be placed in a mylar sleeve and put in an oversized holder. There are also card/ticket issues that PSA’s current holders cannot accommodate. Please call customer service for more details.

We will grade entertainment tickets on a case by case basis. Please call customer service for inquiries.

We will not grade high school tickets, audit or gate stubs, fan tickets issued after the event, phantom tickets where event never took place, or Ticketmaster issued tickets for sporting events.

PSA does not grade autographed cards dated earlier than 1998 (must first be authenticated by PSA/DNA), 1955 Topps unperforated Double Headers, or any cards manufactured by Star, except for Star Baseball & 1996 Star Topps (reprint) Basketball Cards.

All terms & conditions are subject to change. For up-to-date info visit www.psacard.com.
 

An Important Note About Available Pack Holders

Prior to submitting packs to PSA, please check the list below for the most up-to-date list of available holder sizes. This list will contain the types of packs and sizes that the PSA pack holder can currently accommodate. Keep in mind that PSA is in the process of creating several new holders so checking the list prior to submission is of the utmost importance.

The following packs can be graded by PSA at this time:

Baseball Packs: 1957-present - both Wax and Cello regular issue/size.

Basketball Packs: 1957/58 Topps, 1961/62 Fleer and 1972-present issues. Note - PSA cannot grade Tall Boys such as 1969/70 or 1976/77 Topps issues.

Football Packs: 1957-present - both Wax and Cello. Note - PSA cannot grade Tall Boys such as the 1965 Topps issue.

Hockey Packs: 1957-present - both Wax and Cello. Note - PSA cannot grade Tall Boys such as the 1964/65 Topps issue.

Miscellaneous Sports/Non-Sports Packs: 1957-present - both Wax and Cello. Note - PSA cannot grade Tall Boy issues, which there are many in this category.

Additional Note: Oddball-sized packs, such as 1975 Minis, cannot be graded at the present time. Please continue to check this page for updates.

Please keep in mind that this list is subject to change as PSA develops new holder sizes.