Services & Fees

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

  1. Single-Signed Item:
    To determine the fee of your single-signed item, search for the autograph in our fee schedule below.

    Search By Category:

    Search By Name:
    Enter Last Name
  2. Multi-Signed Item:
    (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

Chart A - AUTHENTICATION FEES
# 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.
$10 $20 $50 $100 $150
$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.


RookieBall™/RookieGraph™: 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.


AUTOGRAPH GRADING:
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 =
$10 - $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.


PREMIUM ITEM FEE:
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.
Tamper-evident, sonically-sealed cases are used to encapsulate autographed checks, index cards, cuts, postcards and trading cards. The attractive, hard plastic cases provide protection from pressure and most damage.

  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 30 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
Autograph and Professional Model Bat 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 Professional Model Bat submission form. Both submission forms must accompany the item. Separate authentication fees apply. Replacements for missing Professional Model Bat Letters of Authenticity are available for $35 each. To request a new Letter of Authenticity, please contact us by phone.

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
Autograph and Professional Model Glove 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 Professional Model Glove submission form. Both submission forms must accompany the item. Separate authentication fees apply. Replacements for missing Professional Model Glove Letters of Authenticity are available for $35 each. To request a new Letter of Authenticity, please contact us by phone.

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 SHOW AUTHENTICATION:
On-site autograph authentication is available at various trade shows throughout the nation. Turnaround time varies with demand; two hour guaranteed service is available for an additional fee. Letters of Authenticity are issued by mail within two weeks after the completion of the show. To see if PSA/DNA will be providing onsite authentication at an upcoming show check our Show Schedule.


ON-SITE AUTHENTICATION AT YOUR LOCATION:
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.


OTHER SERVICES:
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.

PRE-CERTIFIED AUTOGRAPH LOA UPGRADE:
PSA/DNA Pre-Certified Logo As the winning bidder of a pre-certified autographed item, you are eligible for a discount on the LOA upgrade fee (please note, the discount applies only to authentication fees and does not include grading) if the item is submitted to PSA/DNA within 60 days of the auction close. Please send your item in with proof of purchase from the auction house (copy of receipt) note, your receipt will not be returned.

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

PRE-CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL MODEL BAT LOA UPGRADE:
PSA/DNA Pre-Certified Logo As the winning bidder of a pre-certified professional model bat, you are eligible for a discount on the LOA upgrade fee if the bat is submitted to PSA/DNA within 60 days of the auction close. Please send your bat in with proof of purchase from the auction house (copy of receipt) note, your receipt will not be returned.

PSA/DNA Authentication Fee Discount LOA Upgrade Fee
$50 $35
$95 $80
$225 $180
Grading: $75 Grading: $45

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.