PSA Card Packing Guidelines


Place each item in a protective flexible pouch (Ex. Card Saver). The flexible pouch you choose must be sturdy enough to allow us to remove the item safely.

If you do not know where to purchase flexible plastic pouches, you can always order them through PSA.

For the protection of your items, you may want to insert your cards/tickets into a soft card sleeve or mylar before inserting into the Card Saver.

Packing Step 1

PSA advises against submitting items in hard acrylic snap cases, top loaders or screw down holders.

Items received in these cases will be automatically removed and placed in Card Savers by PSA.


Packing Step 2

When packaging the items for shipment, please make sure to place the items in the same order they are listed on your Online Submission Center confirmation page.

Items not submitted in order will not be entered in to processing and will instead be shipped back to you at your expense.

Note: Do not place labels, stickers, or write on the outside of Card Savers. If an item arrives with a manufacturer’s seal/sticker, be advised that PSA will remove it for processing purposes.


Place all your items in between two slightly larger pieces cardboard. Hold the package together with rubber bands. Ensure that the rubber bands are not too tight. They should be just tight enough to hold the cardboard pieces together and prevent the items from falling out.

Packing Step 3

CAUTION: If packed too tightly, the items inside may get damaged.


Protect the items with packing material such as bubble wrap or other shipping/packing material.

Packing Step 4


Pack the items in a sturdy cardboard box along with your Online Submission Center confirmation pages. If using styrofoam pellets to pack the items, please be sure the items are kept together in some manner, so they are not scattered about the box when it is opened.

Make sure that they are not packed too tightly. This may cause damage if mishandled.

Use packing tape to completely seal the outside of the box.

Packing Step 5


Clearly mark the PSA SERVICE LEVEL name on the outside of the package. This will expedite the processing of your order. If you have multiple services in one box, please mark the outside of the box with the highest priced Service Level you are submitting.

Packing Step 6

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