Getting Baseball Cards Graded

Every card or collectible graded by psa uses the psa 10 point grading scale which has been accepted and supported industry wide since 1991.

Getting baseball cards graded. I took them straight from. The professional sports authenticator otherwise known as the psa is the most common grader for sports cards. Psa also does not grade autographed cards dated earlier than 1998 or any cards manufactured by star except star baseball and 1996 star topps reprint basketball cards. Its a little hard to believe how prevalent and accepted the concept has become considering the anti grading uproar that ensued when it was first announced that psa would enter the card grading business nearly two decades ago.

Examplesnever pay to get a card from the 1990 donruss or fleer baseball card sets graded. If you are selling a collection you are usually better off saving yourself the expense and just selling the cards ungraded. Wanting to know how much your baseball cards are worth. Maybe it was the 1953 satchel paige that cost me a few hundred dollars.

In this guide we break down how to determine baseball card values and why or why not they may be worth so much. Maximize the security value and liquidity of your trading cards with psa certification. Only factory imprint signatures can be graded. These are two of the most overproduced card sets in history.

I was wondering if it is worth my time to get them graded. Much to the surprise of novice collectors getting cards graded does not always increase their value. Graded sports cards can be found by the thousands on ebay. In fact most cards once graded will return less than if they were sold raw.

Getting cards professionally graded is expensive and may even reduce the value of the card. These are two of the most overproduced card sets in history. If youre looking for an explanation of the grading system and its intricacies weve got a separate page for all that.

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