How far behind is PSA grading?

If you specify a minimum grade of a 9, the card will come back in a PSA 9 or PSA 10 holder if it meets that grade….PSA Grading Tips Tricks and Frequently Asked Questions.

Service Level Current Turnaround Time (door to door)
Super Express Approximately 3 weeks
Express Approximately one month.

Can PSA grading be trusted?

Yet while SGC is viewed at the most trustworthy, PSA is viewed as the most accurate as shown below. Collectors most definitely have their concerns about the grading companies, yet believe that grading is a needed part and valued resource for the hobby.

Is it hard to get a PSA 10?

A PSA 10 card has perfect centering and pristine corners as well as no blemishes like smudges, scratches, or printing errors. It’s hard to get a 10. The only way to know for certain if your card is a 10 is to send it in and try, but evaluating your card before you send is important.

Can you drop off cards at PSA?

If you would like to drop off your items at one of our offices, this can be arranged. However, please know that we only accept submissions at our Woodbridge, NJ, office by appointment only and on a limited, case-by-case basis for high-value items and high-volume submissions at our Southern California location.

Why did PSA stop grading?

Back on March 30, PSA Authentication and Grading Services, a company long considered the gold standard in the sports card collectibles grading field, shut down several of its services. The reason: It was overwhelmed with customer demand.

Is PSA grading open?

In an interview, Nat Turner, the executive chairman of Collector’s Universe, the parent company of PSA, confirmed that submissions for their Express level are now open to the public.

What’s better PSA or Beckett?

Beckett tends to be the preferred service for new cards, while PSA is an expert when it comes to vintage pieces.

What does a PSA 8 look like?

A PSA NM-MT 8 is a super high-end card that appears Mint 9 at first glance, but upon closer inspection, the card can exhibit the following: a very slight wax stain on reverse, slightest fraying at one or two corners, a minor printing imperfection, and/or slightly off-white borders.

Is a BGS 9.5 a PSA 10?

Everyone in the hobby knows that generally speaking, PSA 10 is the best “non super rare” grade that most cards can get. PSA 10’s routinely sell for as much as 2.5x their BGS 9.5 counterpart.

What do you need to know about PSA grading?

Authentication is the process of verifying the originality or genuineness of a trading card. Grading is assessing the quality and condition of a trading card using PSA’s 10-point grading scale. Grading can only take place after a trading card has been deemed authentic.

How much does it cost to Grade A PSA card?

The cost of PSA card grading will depend on the type of sports card, its value, shipping options, options added and the number of cards sent in. According to, the official website, grading and authenticating services can range anywhere from $10 to more than $1,200+.

What’s the PSA grading scale for trading cards?

PSA grading is the widely accepted standard in the trading card industry. Using PSA’s 10-point grading scale, our graders examine each card before applying its grade. Learn more about PSA’s grading scale, starting from PSA Poor all the way to PSA Gem Mint 10.

What does poor 1 mean on the PSA scale?

1952 Topps Mickey Mantle in PSA Poor 1. PR 1 (Poor): A PSA Poor 1 card will exhibit many of the same qualities of a PSA Fair 1.5 card although the defects may have advanced to such a serious stage that the card’s eye appeal has completely vanished.