Fees & Services
To determine the fee of your single-signed item, look up the fee for the autograph on-line. Authentication for 1 signature ranges between $20-$250 depending upon the autograph. Fees below $50 include a 3x5 Certificate of Authenticity with matching serialized alphanumeric number. Full premium Letters of Authenticity are available at an additional $10. The option to upgrade to a Letter of Authenticity is available only at the time of submission. Full premium Letters of Authenticity are automatically issued for items submitted at $50 and above. No additional payment is required. For an exact price, please search for the autograph in our fee schedule.
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To determine the fee of your multi-signed item, first, look up the fee for the premier autograph online. Next, count the total number of autographs. Then, refer to the chart below for the final total Authentication Fee.
Chart A - AUTHENTICATION FEES # of Autographs Single Signed 2 Autographs 3-4 Autographs 5-19 Autographs 20-49 Autographs 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 $200 $200 $200 $200 $200 $250 $250 $250 $250 $250For 50+ Autographs, call for ratesExample 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. LOA upgrade (optional: $10 upgrade for items with an authentication fee under $50, complimentary for items with an authentication fee $50 and over.)
Turnaround time is approximately 20 business days once we receive your submission into our system. Turnaround varies by demand.
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.
PLUS GRADING FEES:
Authentication fee as illustrated above plus grading fee below. Turnaround varies by demand.
For 1-3 autographs, all autographs are individually graded. If Autograph Authentication Fee Grading Fee $ 20 - $ 49 $ 10 $ 50 - $ 99 $ 25 $100 - $250 $ 50 For 4+ autographs, grades are averaged. $ 75
- Example 1: A single signed Babe Ruth baseball would be $300 for the Authentication Fee. Based on Grading Chart above, it would be $50 for the Grading Fee, for a total fee of $350.
- Example 2: Mickey Mantle/Stan Musial signed baseball would be $100 based on the more expensive Mantle autograph. Since there are two autographs, on Chart A, the Authentication Fee would be $100. Based on Chart B, the Grading Fee would be $50, for a total of $150.
UNSIGNED PHOTOGRAPHS: Photograph Authentication.
All panoramic photographs: $150
For all other photographs see chart below: Turnaround varies by demand.
Approximate Era Authentication Fee 1900-1969 $35 1970-Present $15
Autograph and photograph authentication are separate services. In order to have the autograph authenticated, you must fill out a separate PSA/DNA Authentication submission form. Both submission forms must accompany the item. Separate authentication fees apply. Fees are listed above.
Professional Model Bats: For Bat Authentication only.
Optional: Grading is an additional $75 per bat. Turnaround varies by demand.
Service Level Authentication Fee Bat Value Tier 1 Call for pricing $100,000 or higher Tier 2 $1,150 $50,000 - $99,999 Tier 3 $750 $25,000 - $49,999 Tier 4 $450 $10,000 - $24,999 Tier 5 $325 $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 Bat authentication are separate services. In order to have the autograph authenticated, you must fill out a separate PSA/DNA Authentication submission form. Both submission forms must accompany the item. Separate authentication fees apply.
Fees are listed above.
Professional Model Gloves: For Glove Authentication only. Turnaround varies by demand.
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 Bat Value Tier 1 $875 $25,000 or higher Tier 2 $575 $10,000 - $24,999 Tier 3 $325 $5,000 - $9,999 Tier 4 $195 $1,000 - $4,999 Tier 5 $95 $999 or less
Autograph and glove authentication are separate services. In order to have the autograph authenticated, you must fill out a separate PSA/DNA Authentication submission form. Both submission forms must accompany the item. Separate authentication fees apply.
Fees are listed above.
RINGS, AWARDS & TROPHY FEES:
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
SUPER EXPRESS SERVICE: (Not available for Unsigned Photograph or Professional Model Bat Authentication Services)
Additional $50; 5 Business Days Guaranteed
This service is available for items you would like completed in 5 business days. Add $50 per order (1-5 items) or add $100 per order (6-10 items) for a 5-day turnaround guaranteed service. For orders with more than 10 items call Customer Service for pricing. Package must be marked SUPER EXPRESS on the outside of the package. Guarantees are invalid during the weeks of the major authentication shows PSA/DNA attends.
PREMIUM ITEM FEE:
Any autograph submission priced under $200 with a declared value of $1,500 or more is subject to an additional Premium Item Fee of $50. Example: A regular Mickey Mantle autograph submission is priced at $100. If the Mantle autograph is found on a bat, jersey, etc., an item that is clearly worth more than $1,500, the additional $50 will apply; resulting in a total of $150 authentication fee.
Turnaround varies by demand.
This service is available for items such as checks, index cards, cuts, postcards, uncatalogued cards, etc. that you would like encapsulated in PSA/DNA's tamper-evident holder.
- Encapsulation, if you choose the service, is now included in the full PSA/DNA authentication fee for those items with an authentication fee of $50 or more. Those items under $50, encapsulation is only an additional fee of $10. Please refer to the autograph authentication chart above for more information. Please make sure to clearly mark the appropriate box for encapsulation on the submission form.
- 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 certificate or letter of authenticity for an additional fee of $10.
- All autographs submitted for encapsulation must be submitted as a separate order from items not to be encapsulated (separate shipping fees apply). This will ensure more efficient processing.
- Please note that encapsulation is available for items that fit in holders currently available. For additional information, please contact Customer Service.
ON-SITE SHOW AUTHENTICATION:
On-site authentication is available at various trade shows throughout the nation and the fee ranges between $20-$250. Fees below $50 include a 3x5 Certificate of Authenticity with matching serialized alphanumeric number. Full premium Letters of Authenticity are available at an additional $10. The option to upgrade to a Letter of Authenticity is available only at the time of submission. Full premium Letters of Authenticity are automatically issued for items submitted at $50 and above. No additional payment is required.
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.
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.
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 in their catalogs prior to sale. Please look for our Pre-Certified Logo in participating auction catalogs or web-sites. In these instances, auction letters are issued and upgrades to full premium letters are available.
To take advantage of this upgrade opportunity, please send your item in with proof of purchase from the auction house (copy of receipt) along with the COA/LOA upgrade fee. Please note that your receipt will not be returned.
PRE-CERTIFIED LOA UPGRADE: Crossovers and reviews are available under all service levels.
Under $50 $10 (COA Only) $50 - $99 $35 $100 - $149 $75 $150 - $250 $125
Please note that an auction lot that displays a Pre-Certified logo is not part of PSA/DNA's full authentication process. For more details about PSA/DNA authentication and how you can take advantage of our PSA/DNA COA/LOA service, please visit our website at www.psacard.com or call us at (800) 325-1121. This offer expires 60 days after the close of the auction referenced above.
Visit PSA/DNA's authentication process for complete details on PSA/DNA's full authentication process, a four-level Authentication System.
Please be aware that this upgrade offer expires 60 days after the close of the auction. So act now and receive all the benefits of PSA/DNA's 4-step authentication process!
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.
AUTOGRAPH AUCTION CROSSOVER:
If you are the winning bidder of an autograph lot that carries a PSA/DNA competitor's auction letter of authenticity (LOA), there's one way to make sure you're even happier with your new purchase. Cross over to PSA/DNA Authentication Services.
Effective October 15, 2009, any autograph submitted to PSA/DNA with an original auction letter of authenticity (LOA) from a competitor will be eligible for a special discount. If you submit the autographed item along with the competitor's auction LOA, we'll give you 30% off the regular submission fee. Our superior brand helps maximize the value of your prized autographs, and gives both buyers and sellers peace of mind.
All you need to do is fill out the PSA/DNA submission form and attach the original competitor's auction letter of authenticity (LOA) in order to receive the 30% off discount. Visit the Submission Center to view our regular fee schedule and access the submission form. Original auction letters will not be returned unless the item does not pass authentication.