- Most collectors will agree that the three best card grading companies are Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA), Sportscard Guaranty (SGS) and Beckett Grading Services (BGS and BVG). PSA is the biggest and probably the most well-known grader in the hobby.
- 1 How much does it cost to get a football card graded?
- 2 Is it worth getting my football cards graded?
- 3 How much does it cost to send a card graded?
- 4 What is the cheapest card grading company?
- 5 Why is PSA so expensive?
- 6 How do I know if my cards are worth grading?
- 7 How do you send a card for grades?
- 8 Is PSA grading still open?
- 9 What is the best card grading service?
- 10 Does grading cards increase value?
- 11 Why is PSA grading suspended?
How much does it cost to get a football card graded?
The professional card grading companies such as PSA, SCG & Beckett love to make this claim, as it is a justification for charging $5 to $15 to grade a common card! The real cost to have a card graded is usually $14 to $17 per card when you consider the overpriced shipping and insurance charges.
Is it worth getting my football cards graded?
You should ONLY get your cards graded IF it will increase the value or make the sale of the card(s) easier. You should NOT get your card graded just because you THINK it will improve the value. Money that sometimes isn’t returned because the grades assigned to the cards do not improve their value.
How much does it cost to send a card graded?
$50 per card for cards valued at $499 or less (this is the price for non-collectors Club members) $100 per card for cards valued between $500 and $999. $150 per card for cards valued between $1,000 and $2,499.
What is the cheapest card grading company?
Cheap Pricing – GMA is by far the cheapest semi-reputable grading company out there right now. With prices as low as $6 per regular card and $5 for certified or pack autograph cards, no one is beating them on pricing.
Why is PSA so expensive?
PSA, the leader in card grading, dramatically changed its prices on Monday as the uptick in the industry left the company with a backlog of an untold millions of cards. Pricing in most areas has doubled. The lowest level, with the slowest service, goes from $10 a card to $20 a card and imposes a 10-card minimum.
How do I know if my cards are worth grading?
Simply put: the higher the grade, the better it sells! If you pull a low numbered parallel of one of the game’s hottest players, that’s great. Getting it graded and having it come back as a 9.5 or 10 is even better.
How do you send a card for grades?
Chances are if you have any modern or vintage trading cards, you should consider getting them graded.
- Choose your cards.
- Inspect your cards.
- organize your cards.
- Create a PSA Account.
- Choose your item type.
- Choose your Submission type.
- Choose your Service level.
- Enter Your Items.
Is PSA grading still 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 is the best card grading service?
PSA is the biggest and most respected sports card grader on the market. The PSA grading scale is widely respected and followed. Top Tip: Cards graded by the PSA tend to carry a higher price in the resale market as compared to other grading companies.
Does grading cards increase value?
Grading is an expense, and you may actually end up with cards that sell for the same or even less than if they were sold ungraded. Just because the card is in a plastic slab with a numerical grade does not automatically increase its value. This card is not gradable because it won’t add to the value of the card.
Why is PSA grading suspended?
PACKS AND TICKETS UPDATE. The spike in demand for grading services is not just trading cards. Submissions of packs and tickets are on the rise, and we must slow the demand here too before the backlog gets excessive. As of today, we are suspending the Economy and Regular service levels for both tickets and packs.