Autograph Authentication Service Pricing

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

Single-Signed Item

Search By Name:

Search by entering the last name of the person who signed your item.

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Multi-Signed Item

Search by entering the last name of one of the signers on your item and the total number of signatures.

(All signatures will be authenticated) To determine the price of your multi-signed item, look up the price for the premier autograph. For items signed by band members, please look up the band name, not the individual signees.

Chart A - AUTHENTICATION PRICING

# of Signatures Single-Signed 2 Signatures 3-4 Signatures 5-19 Signatures 20-49 Signatures
Premier Autograph:
The premier autograph is the signer that has the highest authentication price.
$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 $125 $150
$100 $100 $125 $150 $175
$150 $150 $175 $200 $225
$200 $200 $225 $250 $300
$250 $250 $275 $300 $325
$300 $300 $325 $350 $350
$500 $500 $500 $500 $500

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 price based on the chart above is $150.

Premium Letter Upgrade (optional): Items submitted with an authentication price lower than $50 are issued a small 3x3 Certificate of Authenticity. Upgrades to full Premium Letters of Authenticity are available for an additional $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 price for the rookie player, fill in the appropriate column and check RookieBall ™/RookieGraph ™ box.

AUTOGRAPH GRADING:

Authentication price as illustrated above plus grading price below.

1. For 1-3 autographs, all signatures are graded individually.*
If Autograph Authentication Price =
Grading Price =
$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.

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

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

PREMIUM ITEM CHARGE:

Any item with a declared value of $1,000 or higher is subject to an additional charge.

Premium Item Charge 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 trading cards, photographs, checks, index cards, postcards and cuts. 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 charges 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. The customer may request to receive a Premium Letter of Authenticity in addition to encapsulation for an additional $10.
  3. Please note that encapsulation is only available for items that fit in Holders Currently Available. Any item requiring a Jumbo holder will be subject to an additional $30 holder charge, excluding Reholder Services.

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). Call to confirm the availability of one day service, $150 per order (1-5 items).

Add $50 per order (1-5 items) or add $100 per order (6-10) for an estimated 5 Business Day turnaround. PSA/DNA will have your order completed in approximately 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. Call to confirm the availability of one day service, $150 per order (1-5 items).

ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH AUTHENTICATION:

Estimated turnaround 30 business days.

Authentication Price Declared Value
$50 $999 or less
$100 $1,000 - $2,499
$250 $2,500 - $4,999
$375 $5,000 - $9,999
$850 $10,000 - $19,999
$1,750 $20,000 - $49,999
Call for pricing $50,000 or higher
For photos that have live signatures, please use the Original Photo & Autograph Submission Form.

ENCAPSULATION:

Tamper-evident, sonically-sealed cases are used to encapsulate certified photographs. The hard plastic case will provide protection from pressure and most damage.

  1. All photos submitted for encapsulation must be submitted on an Original Photograph Submission form as a separate order from items not being encapsulated (separate shipping charges 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 charge of $10.
  3. Please note that encapsulation is only available for items that fit in Holders Currently Available. An additional $30/holder will be added to total charges.

PROFESSIONAL MODEL BAT AUTHENTICATION:

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

Service Level Authentication Price Bat Value
Tier 1 Call for pricing $50,000 or higher
Tier 2 $1295 $25,000 - $49,999
Tier 3 $795 $10,000 - $24,999
Tier 4 $495 $5,000 - $9,999
Tier 5 $295 $2,500 - $4,999
Tier 6 $195 $1,000 - $2,499
Tier 7 $125 $500 - $999
Tier 8 $80 $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 prices 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 Price Glove Value
Tier 1 Call $25,000 or higher
Tier 2 $895 $10,000 - $24,999
Tier 3 $495 $5,000 - $9,999
Tier 4 $225 $1,000 - $4,999
Tier 5 $125 $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 prices 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 Price Ring/Trophy Value
Tier 1 Please Call Customer Service $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; estimated two hour service is available for an additional charge. 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:

As the winning bidder of a pre-certified autographed item, you are eligible for a discount on the LOA upgrade charge (please note, the discount applies only to authentication prices 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.

Original Authentication Price Discount COA/LOA Upgrade
Under $50 $10 (COA Only)
$50 - $99 $35
$100 $75
$125 $100
$150 $125

PRE-CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL MODEL BAT LOA UPGRADE:

PSA/DNA is hired by many leading auction houses to authenticate professional model bats in their catalogs prior to sale. The winning bidder of any professional model bat that contains this special designation will be eligible for a discount of 20% off any authentication or grading price, if they chose to submit the bat directly to PSA/DNA for full authentication. Please send your bat in with proof of purchase from the auction house (copy of receipt) note, your receipt will not be returned.

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 please visit Professional Bat Authentication. This offer expires 60 days after the close of the auction.