Fees & Services

AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTICATION: Turnaround time is approximately 20 business days once we receive your submission into our system.

    To determine the fee of your single-signed item, search for the autograph in our fee schedule below.


    Enter Last Name
    (All signatures will be authenticated) To determine the fee of your multi-signed item, first, look up the fee for the premier autograph. Next, count the total number of signatures and refer to the chart below for the total authentication fee.
    SEARCH BY NAME for multiple autographs:
    • Primary Signer's Last Name
    • # Signatures

    # of Signatures Single-Signed 2 Signatures 3-4 Signatures 5-19 Signatures 20-49 Signatures
    Premier Autograph:
    The premier autograph is the autograph that holds the most value.
    $20 $35 $50 $100 $150
    $25 $35 $50 $100 $150
    $30 $50 $75 $100 $150
    $35 $50 $75 $100 $150
    $50 $75 $75 $100 $150
    $75 $100 $100 $100 $150
    $100 $100 $100 $100 $150
    $150 $150 $150 $150 $150
    The authentication fee for a multi-signed item (2-49 signatures), with a Premier Autograph that has an authentication fee of $150 or higher, remains the same as the single-signed Premier Autograph rate.
    For 50+ Autographs, call for rates
    Example 1: A single signed Nolan Ryan photo would be $20.

    Example 2: If there are 22 autographs on the item with Nolan Ryan as the Primary ($20), the fee based on the chart above is $150.

    Example 3: Babe Ruth's authentication fee is $300. Whether it is a single-signed item or an item with multiple signatures the authentication fee remains $300 as there is no change in the authentication rate for multi-signed items once the Premier Autograph surpasses the $150 fee.

    Premium letter upgrade (optional): Items submitted with an authentication fee lower than $50 are issued a small 3x3 Certificate of Authenticity. Upgrades to full Premium Letters of Authenticity are available for an additional fee of $10. Full Premium Letters are automatically issued for items submitted at $50 and above, no additional payment is required.

    Replacements for missing or lost Certificates or Letters of Authenticity are available at $10 each. To request a new Certificate or Letter of Authenticity, please contact us by telephone at (800) 325-1121.

    There are specific conditions that apply to this service. Visit RookieBall™/RookieGraph™ for details. Once you confirm the authentication fee for the rookie player, fill in the appropriate column and
    check RookieBall ™/RookieGraph ™ box.

    Authentication fee as illustrated above plus grading fee below.

    1. For 1-3 autographs, all signatures are graded individually *.
    If Autograph Authentication Fee =
    Grading Fee =
    $20 - $49 $10
    $50 - $99 $25
    $100 or higher $50
    2. For 4+ autographs, grades are averaged. $75

    * While each signature is assigned an individual grade for 1-3 autographs, one overall averaged grade is assigned for the item. Four or more autographs will not be graded individually and will only receive one overall grade for all signatures.

    Baseball Grading: Autographs on a baseball will receive two individual grades for the condition of the autograph and baseball, averaged to an overall grade.

    Autograph Grading: A single signed item (other than a baseball) would receive one grade - a grade reflecting the condition of the autograph only. Read about the PSA/DNA Autograph Grading Process for more details.

    Any item with a declared value of $1,000 or higher is subject to an additional Premium Item fee in addition to the authentication fee.
    Premium Item Fee Declared Value
    $25 $1,000 - $4,999
    $50 $5,000 - $9,999
    $150 $10,000 - $24,999
    $300 $25,000 - $49,999
    Call $50,000+

    ENCAPSULATION: Turnaround time is approximately 20 business days once we receive your submission into our system.
    For items such as checks, index cards, cuts, postcards, uncatalogued cards, catalogued cards requiring autograph grade, ect. that you would like encapsulated in PSA/DNA's tamper-evident holder.

    1. All autographs submitted for encapsulation must be submitted on an Autograph Encapsulation Submission form as a separate order from items not being encapsulated (separate shipping fees apply).
    2. If encapsulation in our tamper-evident holder is selected, the submitter will forgo the Certificate or full Premium Letter, PSA/DNA tamper-evident label and DNA daub. If the customer chooses, they may request both encapsulation and the Letter of Authenticity for an additional fee of $10.
    3. Please note that encapsulation is only available for items that fit in Holders Currently Available.

    Expedited Processing: (Not available for Original Photograph, Professional Model Bat or Professional Model Glove Authentication Services. Also during the week of the Fanatics Authentic Chicago Show (March and November) and the National Sports Collectors Convention (August). Check the show schedule for the specific dates).

    Add $50 per order (1-5 items) or add $100 per order (6-10) for a 5-day turnaround guaranteed service. PSA/DNA will have your order completed 5 business days following the day our receiving department processes your order. Shipment time is not included. Packages must be marked 5-Day on the outside of the package. If PSA/DNA fails to meet the turnaround, you will receive a voucher for $10.00 every day it is late, not to exceed the total express fee paid. Call to confirm the availability of same day service, $150 per order (1-5 items).

    Original Photograph Authentication: Estimated turnaround 35 business days.
    All panoramic photographs: $150

    For all other photographs see chart below:

    Authentication Fee Declared Value
    $50 $1,000 or higher
    $35 $999 or less

    Autograph and Original Photograph authentication are separate services. In order to have the autograph authenticated, you must fill out a separate PSA/DNA Authentication submission form, in addition to your Original Photograph submission form. Both submission forms must accompany the item. Separate authentication fees apply.

    Professional Model Bat Authentication: (Bat Authentication Only) Estimated turnaround 30 business days.
    Optional: Grading is an additional $75 per bat.

    Service Level Authentication Fee Bat Value
    Tier 1 Call for pricing $100,000 or higher
    Tier 2 $1,475 $50,000 - $99,999
    Tier 3 $825 $25,000 - $49,999
    Tier 4 $525 $10,000 - $24,999
    Tier 5 $375 $5,000 - $9,999
    Tier 6 $225 $1,000 - $4,999
    Tier 7 $95 $500 - $999
    Tier 8 $50 (call for details) $499 or less

    Professional Model Glove Authentication: (Glove Authentication Only) Estimated turnaround 30 business days
    Since the art of authenticating a game-used glove can vary greatly from glove to glove, there will be no guaranteed turnaround time under any service level.

    Service Level Authentication Fee Glove Value
    Tier 1 $1,275 $25,000 or higher
    Tier 2 $775 $10,000 - $24,999
    Tier 3 $375 $5,000 - $9,999
    Tier 4 $195 $1,000 - $4,999
    Tier 5 $95 $999 or less

    Professional Ring, Award & Trophy Authentication: Estimated turnaround 30 business days

    Service Level Authentication Fee Ring/Trophy Value
    Tier 1 $550 $25,000 or higher
    Tier 2 $400 $10,000 - $24,999
    Tier 3 $275 $5,000 - $9,999
    Tier 4 $175 $1,000 - $4,999
    Tier 5 $75 $999 or less

    On-site authentication is available at various trade shows throughout the nation and the fee ranges between $20-$500. Turnaround time is approximately 1 business day once we receive your submission.
    Certificates and Letters of Authenticity are issued by mail approximately 15 business days after the completion of a show. Turnaround time is also dependent upon demand in both cases. To see if PSA/DNA will be providing onsite authentication at an upcoming show check our Show Schedule.
    Private authentication at your location and auction house authentication is available. Please contact customer service at (800) 325-1121 and speak to our representatives for details.
    Bulk Authentication is available. Prices are based upon the volume and type of autographs you plan to submit. To request this service, please contact us by telephone at (800) 325-1121.

    PSA/DNA is hired by many leading auction houses to authenticate autographs and professional model bats in their catalogs prior to sale. Please look for these Pre-Certified logos in participating auction catalogs or websites.

    PSA/DNA Pre-Certified Logo For pre-certified professional model bats, a general 15% discount will apply for anyone seeking either a full LOA upgrade for authentication only or an authentication and grading LOA. Please send your bat in with proof of purchase from the auction house (copy of receipt) and note that your receipt will not be returned.

    PSA/DNA Pre-Certified Logo For pre-certified autographs, please send your item in with proof of purchase from the auction house (copy of receipt) and note that your receipt will not be returned. To determine the COA/LOA upgrade fee, please refer to the chart below and note that the discount applies to authentication only (not grading).


    Regular PSA/DNA
    Authentication Fee
    Special COA/LOA
    Upgrade Fee
    Under $50 $10 (COA Only)
    $50 - $99 $35
    $100 - $149 $75
    $150 $125

    Please note that an auction lot that displays a Pre-Certified logo is not part of PSA/DNA's full authentication process. For complete details on PSA/DNA's four-level authentication process and to find out how you can take advantage of our COA/LOA upgrade service click here. This offer expires 60 days after the close of the auction.