Benefits of Ticket Grading

Established Standards

PSA has established a recognized and respected universal grading standard for ticket collectors.

Ticket SMR Price Guide

SMR has established a PSA-graded ticket price guide that has enhanced stability in the marketplace for both collectors and dealers alike.

Security

PSA encapsulates every ticket in a tamper-evident, sonically-sealed case. These attractive, hard plastic cases provide protection from pressure and most damage. Once encased, you can rest assured that your tickets will remain secure from further wear.

Set Registry

Just like for cards, PSA has a Set Registry for ticket collectors and, just like with cards, the possibilities are virtually endless in terms of creating interesting and fun ticket sets.

Value

PSA can help you get the most for your tickets. Tickets authenticated and graded by PSA achieve amazing prices at auction.

We've Got the Facts!

It has never been easier to find information on your favorite PSA-graded tickets. Discover expert narratives, collecting articles, pricing, populations and checklists all in one place with PSA TicketFacts.

Submission Types

Grading

The authentication and grading of raw tickets using the PSA 10-point grading scale.

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Crossover

For tickets previously graded by other companies that you want to cross over into a PSA holder.

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Review

For tickets previously graded by PSA that you feel might be worthy of a higher grade.

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Reholder

For any PSA-graded ticket that you wish to have encapsulated using PSA's most current holder.

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Ticket Grading Prices

ECONOMY
$20/ticket

For tickets with a maximum declared value of $249.

REGULAR
$25/ticket

For tickets with a maximum declared value of $499.

EXPRESS
$50/ticket

For tickets with a maximum declared value of $1,999.

SUPER EXPRESS
$125/ticket

For tickets with a maximum declared value of $4,999.

REHOLDER
$8/ticket

For tickets with a maximum declared value of $4,999.

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Got Autographed Tickets?

Submit them for Ticket & Autograph Dual Service. Get your autographed tickets authenticated and receive a grade for both the ticket and the autograph.

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Milestones & Event Designations

You may request specific milestones or event designations be added to the PSA Lighthouse™ label when submitting your tickets for grading. Please include any supporting documentation from trustworthy sources.

Website Links
Articles
Images

Trustworthy Sources

Trustworthy sources are important to ensure we are labeling with the most accurate information available. The types of sources that PSA’s Research & Identification Department will use to create milestones are from accredited sports news outlets.

Sports Illustrated
ESPN
Yahoo Sports
Official Leagues
Associations or Teams (MLB, NFL, New York Mets)
Any Local News Outlets (Regional Newspaper or City Website)

Credible Sources

Below is a list of reputable sources that the Research & Identification Department deems credible. Sources that we do not deem to be credible would be personal blogs or websites, or any source that will sell items such as eBay.

Baseball – baseball-reference.com, sabr.org, retrosheet.org, keymancollectibles.com
Basketball – basketball-reference.com
Boxing – boxrec.com, cyberboxingzone.com
College Football – sports-reference.com/cfb
College Basketball – sports-reference.com/cbb, allbrackets.com
Concerts – setlist.fm
Football – pro-football-reference.com, profootballarchives.com
Hockey – hockey-reference.com
Horse Racing – horseracingnation.com
Olympics – fiba.com, marcolympics.org
Racing – racing-reference.info
Soccer – FBref.com
Tennis – grandslamhistory.com
Wrestling – wrestlingdata.com

Include Proper Documentation

All the above information would help the Research & Identification team in processing these requests. Additionally, if you are requesting a milestone or event, include the designation and documentation on a separate page and attach it to the Online Submission Center confirmation page. We will not honor milestone requests in the form of Post-it notes, pieces of paper in the card saver or writing on the card savers.

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Important Reminder

As a reminder, PSA may limit the number of requests due to character limits on the label. If no milestone or event designation is requested at the time of submission, PSA will assign a default destination for the milestone and, PSA reserves the final determination on all designations. Please ensure that all milestones are written in the level of importance as spacing is limited and we will make the adjustments as needed to include one or both in reasonable fashion.

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