- 1 How much does it cost to get a baseball card graded?
- 2 Is it worth getting your baseball cards graded?
- 3 How much does it cost to get 20 cards graded by PSA?
- 4 Where is the best place to get cards graded?
- 5 How do I know if my cards are worth grading?
- 6 How can I sell baseball cards?
- 7 How do I grade my baseball cards?
- 8 Where is PSA grading located?
- 9 Is Beckett or PSA better?
- 10 Is a BGS 9.5 a PSA 10?
- 11 Is 1st graded a good grading company?
- 12 Does grading cards increase value?
How much does it cost to get a baseball card graded?
The real cost to have a card graded is usually $14 to $17 per card when you consider the overpriced shipping and insurance charges. As the value of the card goes up, so do the charges.
Is it worth getting your baseball 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 get 20 cards graded by PSA?
PSA grading costs range anywhere from $20 per card all the way up to $10,000 per card, depending on the value of the card, the age of the card, how many cards you’re submitting at one time, how fast you want the turnaround to be, and other factors.
Where is the best place to get cards graded?
Currently, there are several reputable and established grading companies in the hobby: Professional Sports Authenticators (PSA), Beckett Grading Services (BGS) and Sportscard Guaranty (SGC).
How do I know if my cards are worth grading?
So before you rush off to send the card for grading, check the following:
- Are there any blemishes on the card?
- Does the card feature any marks or stains?
- Are there creases in the card?
- How do the card’s edges look? Clean and sharp or dull and misshapen?
- Are there any bends or is the card warped in any way?
How can I sell baseball cards?
Sell Your Vintage Sports Cards For Cash
- Look for stats, manufacturer, and copyright date.
- Use Google to figure out the year (and brand)
- Determine what era your cards are from.
- Identify the stars of your collection.
- Store your cards safely.
- Selling on eBay.
- Selling on Craigslist.
- Selling to a dealer.
How do I grade my baseball cards?
Cards are graded based on these factors: Centering, Corners, Edges, and Surface. They give each attribute a grade of 1-10, then combine those to give the card a final grade of 1-10. Anything above a 9 is worth book value or greater, as BGS 9 (known as a “Mint 9”) is the condition expected of the card out of the pack.
Where is PSA grading located?
PSA Card Grading Locations The PSA Grading headquarters is based at 10 Woodbridge Center Dr., Suite 701, Woodbridge, NJ 07095. PSA Grading phone number?: 1-800-325-1121. The new PSA Grading landing page can be found at www.PSAcard.com/NewJerseyOffice.
Is Beckett or PSA better?
While PSA gets the lion’s share from consumers, Beckett Grading Services is no slouch in the grading industry either. This company has two advantages over its main competitor: a better-looking label and a faster turnaround time. Most BGS slabs sport a multi-detail label at the top.
Is a BGS 9.5 a PSA 10?
PSA 10’s routinely sell for as much as 2.5x their BGS 9.5 counterpart. While there’s a lot of collectors who love to boast about how they prefer BGS for their PC because they prefer the look and quality of the BGS slab none of those same people will argue the value for PSA 10 is greater than BGS 9.5. It’s just a fact.
Is 1st graded a good grading company?
We are the world’s best card grading company. We invite you shop our great selection of affordable graded cards. Our staff members are happy to assist you in finding exactly what you are looking for. And if you need assistance, we are only a phone call or e-mail away.
Does grading cards increase value?
In general, grading increases card value, especially from the big market leaders PSA and Beckett. Main factors that increase value for collectors and traders are: certified authenticity, certified condition, protection and increased tradability. Further cost for grading services are reflected in the market price.