PSA's National Card Grading Competition

Rules & Restrictions

  1. Only one entry per person allowed.
  2. Contestants must purchase entry to the show separately. Entry into the contest will not grant you a pass or ticket to the show.
  3. Must be 18 years or older to participate.
  4. Contestant must show a valid I.D. and their PSA confirmation email/receipt before taking the test.
  5. The contest will be held at the PSA booth (#1436) at the 2019 National Sports Collectors Convention.
  6. No cell phone use allowed during the test.
  7. Contestants should arrive 10 minutes before their scheduled test time to check in.
  8. The test will begin at the EXACT TIME that was selected. If a contestant does not arrive on time, their spot will be forfeited. Entry fees will be NON-REFUNDABLE.
  9. There will be 25 encapsulated cards to grade, and the test will include straight grades, counterfeits and altered cards. Half-point grades and grades with qualifiers will be excluded.
  10. Contestants will have a maximum of 15 minutes, without a break, to examine the 25 encapsulated cards and submit their grades.
  11. Contestants will enter their answers via an online quiz platform which will be pre-set to a 15-minute countdown timer.
  12. The contest will take place from Wednesday (7/31/19) thru Saturday (8/3/19). Note that Thursday thru Saturday, the first available test times will be during VIP entry hours, so you must purchase a VIP entry ticket/pass if you select an early test time slot.
  13. The contest will end on Saturday (8/3/19) at 2:00 PM CT. The winner will be announced the same day at 4:00 PM CT at the PSA Booth (#1436).
  14. The winner will be determined by the PSA judges who will compare the participant’s grades with the grades assigned by PSA. PSA will be the sole determiner of the contest winner.
  15. Collectors Universe employees are not eligible to participate.
  16. All awarded prizes will be mailed to the winners after the show. A completed W9 form is required by CA law from all prize winners before physical receipt of the prize.
  17. Please refrain from discussing details of the test in any form until after the closing of the contest.

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