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Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA) is the world's largest third-party sports card authentication service - the experts in grading cards, sports autographs and memorabilia.
PSA operate a ten point grading scale, when a card is sent in to them for evaluation they’ll check the cards colouring, corners, edges, centring, authenticity and everything else about it and after that they’ll give it a score between 1 and 10, 10 being the best quality card, 1 being the worst quality card. Lets take a look at what those scores mean specifically:-.
Examining the back of the card is crucial when grading your Pokemon cards. Without even zooming in on the image above, you notice all that white on the borders. This is a sure reason as to why this card received a grade of 5 “excellent”. The whitening is evidence of frequent play time and use of the card.
Never, and I mean never have I had a better experience with a card grading firm. You guys (maybe gals also) are a class operation. Five stars all the way. Grading was spot on and shipping was faster than a speeding bullet. You've got my business. I will be gone for a couple of weeks, but upon my return I will send you quite a few cards from the 40's and 50's. Keep up the good work.
Comprehensive Guide to Card Grading. Tweet. Share 44. Pin 36. Email. 80 Shares. Card Grading Defined. Card grading is the practice of submitting a trading card to a third-party service. The card is inspected for authenticity and ranked, usually on a 10-point scale, for the condition. The card is then assigned an overall grade, sealed in a tamper-proof holder and, finally, assigned a cataloged.
PSA Announces New Pricing Structure. December 3, 2018 By Rich Mueller. Still deluged by submissions, PSA is changing its pricing structure for several service levels beginning January 1. While collectors and dealers who submit orders of 50 or more cards for grading and encapsulation and those who use the company’s regular 15-day service won’t see any changes, those who want faster.
PCGS Services. Here you can learn. Review the details behind the PCGS grading standards through the link below. Learn more. PCGS Guarantee. PCGS became the industry standard for coin grading and authentication by providing maximum value, security, and liquidity for collectible coins. An added benefit of PCGS coin grading is the peace of mind provided by our PCGS Guarantee of Grade.