Today, September 8, 2022, marks the return of PSA’s Bulk service level at $22 per card, an option being offered exclusively to Collectors Club members. The estimated turnaround time for Bulk orders is between 120 and 150 calendar days and submissions must include a minimum of 25 cards with a declared value limit of $199 per card. For efficiency purposes, collectors are asked to place their orders via one of two different Bulk submission options: 1.) 1995 and older issues or 2.) 1996 to present. Note: Bulk service only applies to standard-size cards and does not include tallboys, T3, pins, packs, tickets, jumbos, or dual service (card and autograph) grading. This now represents the lowest cost service level PSA has to offer.
Since March 2021, when PSA shut down many of its service levels due to the tsunami of card submissions it received during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the company has made great strides in multiple areas of the business. Not only did PSA hire hundreds of new employees in key departments such as Receiving, Research, Sealing, Verification and Shipping, but it tripled its operational capacity footprint from 62,000 square feet to more than 180,000 square feet. What's more, the Grading room staff added dozens of more card graders to its team and implemented round-the-clock shifts.
"All of these moves were done with PSA’s customers in mind. With demand for the company’s authentication and grading services at an all-time high, it's of utmost importance that a more affordable service level option is brought back into the fold,” said PSA’s Director of Product Marketing Tommy Paderes. “This is a concerted effort to help collectors not only update personal collections by getting their favorite cards encapsulated inside impressive PSA holders, but to also assist Set Registry members complete their own set-building pursuits.”
As with everything else that’s done at PSA, company officials will continue to monitor submission demand as it relates to the upgraded capacity. If further adjustments need to be made to service levels, pricing options or estimated turnaround times, those changes will be implemented carefully and expeditiously. But for now, Bulk is PSA’s lowest cost service level.
Remember, in order to take advantage of PSA’s lowest pricing options, the Bulk and Value service levels, you must first become a Collectors Club member. Join today and start enjoying your member benefits.
PSA is the world’s largest trading card, autograph and memorabilia authentication and grading service. Since 1991, PSA has examined and certified over 40 million collectibles with a combined value of over $1 billion. For more information, visit www.PSAcard.com.
PSA PR Specialist