Cards are graded based on categories: Centering, Surface, Etc. Each card is graded on an overall 1 - 10 point scale.
The answer to this question can vary for a lot of people. Some people like to have their personal collection graded so they are protected, and match the rest of their collection. Those of you that are looking to add value for resale, grading opens a world of possibilities. It is best to do your research before submitting your cards for grading.
For $5 per card, we will conduct a 4-point inspection of your card. If you are looking for a retail value increase by grading, this service can benefit you. Although we are not the ones assigning the grades, we will let you know if we feel the card shouldn’t be graded, because of numerous defects that we might detect when we inspect your card through our 4-point inspection process.
This service will also prep your card(s) for the requirements that PSA desires including:
- Magnification analysis
- LED light glare for scratches and surface flaws
- Grid centering measurement
- A new semi-rigid
- A new penny sleeve
- Proper pull tab placement