GRADING & AUTHENTICATING SERVICES
Effective January 1, 2014
The Foundation of All Great Collections
(800) 325-1121 • (949) 567-1311 (fax)
|CROSSOVERS AND REVIEWS ARE AVAILABLE UNDER ALL SERVICE LEVELS.|
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 &
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.
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.