Trading Card Grading

PSA is the largest and most trusted card grading service in the world. Submitting your trading cards to PSA is the first step towards getting the most from your trading card collection.

Learn more about the different types of grading services and the benefits of PSA grading.

Submission Types

Below are the four primary card grading submission types for PSA.


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

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

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

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

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Grading Prices

Cost per card for our most commonly used service levels.


Card must have a declared value of $999 or less

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Card must have a declared value of $1,499 or less.

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Card must have a declared value of $2,499 or less.

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Card must have a declared value of $4,999 or less.

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Estimated Turnaround Times are estimates only and not guaranteed. A service level’s Turnaround Time is the estimated number of calendar days that an order will be completed and shipped back, once scanned into our facility. These times are based on, and may be impacted by, PSA’s submission volume and capacity and other unforeseen circumstances. Turnaround Times may change rapidly without notice as conditions change.

Card worth more than $5,000?

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Card & Autograph Dual Grading Service

Two grades, one label.

Get your autographed trading cards authenticated and receive a grade for both the card and the autograph.

Submitting your autographed cards to PSA is easy.

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The Benefits of PSA Grading
Established Standards

PSA has established recognized and respected universal grading standard for trading card collectors.

Trading Card PSA Price Guide

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


PSA encapsulates every trading card 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 cards will remain secure from further wear.

Set Registry

PSA has a Set Registry for card collectors and the possibilities are virtually endless in terms of creating interesting and fun trading card sets.


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

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