PSA

Autograph Baseball Grading

Graded autographed baseballs are a popular category for serious baseball collectors. How is a graded baseball different from a graded collectible?

In addition to the autograph being graded, the condition of the baseball itself is also graded.

Examination of The Autograph

First the autograph on the baseball is examined for authenticity and then issued a grade from 1 to 10 based upon the quality of the signature.

Examination of The Baseball

The ball is then examined and an overall grade for the ball (excluding the autograph) is issued from 1 to 10 based upon the quality of the baseball.

Overall Grade

A third grade is assigned and is based upon the average of the grade, the autograph and the grade of the baseball.


As shown above, your autographed baseball will be issued three separate grades. A Certificate or Letter of Authenticity, which includes the unique serial number as well as the grade information, is issued with all autographed baseballs authenticated and graded.

Special Note: Single-signed baseballs submitted under this full-grading service are eligible for any Single-Signed Baseball category on the PSA/DNA Set Registry. However, single-signed baseballs submitted under our general Autograph Grading service for an autograph grade only do not qualify.

Submit in four easy steps

1

Submission Form

Download and print the submission form.

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2

Price your Submission

Determine the price of your autograph submission.

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Shipping Charges

Determine your return shipping charges.

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Packaging Guidelines

Review and follow these packaging guidelines.

Have more questions? Check out these references:

Graded Baseball Guide

The basis of autograph grading comes down to the degree of strength and weakness within the signature.

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Graded Baseball Standards & Grading Scale

Provided that the autograph is genuine, the autographed item moves onward to PSA grading.

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