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*FULL PSA GRADING SERVICE AT A REALISTIC PRICE*

 

If you're considering collecting PSA cards of having your own trading cards graded, there are several options available to you and a few things worth considering before you begin:

 

FIRST THINGS FIRST... WHY BOTHER?

PROTECTION: Obviously, encapsulation prevents any future accidental damage to the cards. In addition to physically protecting them, They are uniquely registered in your name which creates an official recognition on insurance claims in terms of potential theft, fire, flood etc.

PLEASURE: Grading not only allows you to qualify your cards personally but also, for those amongst you with a competitive nature, they get ranked against every other registered PSA card. In the USA, the market is already full blown with the fight for the rarest cards pushing them to realise $100,000's and more (recent examples below).

INVESTMENT: Ok, so there's the investment potential. Yes, certain cards are achieving vast sums of money in the highest grades, and rightly so as there are so few in certain cases that collectors will pay premiums to get them. However, the majority of trading cards were mass-distributed and these tend to return little if any profit, especially in mid-low grade. As ever, something is only worth what someone else will pay for it in the end. 

*A PSA 10 'MINT GEM' is PERFECT and nothing less*

...WARNING: PSA card grading is addictive...

Graded cards are still a relatively new market outside of USA, but it has already revealed the popularity and scarcity of certain cards and sets for which there is now fierce rivalry at the top. PSA list all registered cards which has created a world ranking system amongst hard-core collectors all vying for the No 1 spots on certain sets. The hunt has already begun in the UK with sets such as 1960's A&BC 'Mars Attacks' and 'Star Trek' already achieving prices exceeding 100's for a single card (to name but a few).

HOW TO GRADE YOUR CARDS.

If you've decided on PSA (There are others - Bekkett, PGA, MGA etc...), then its time to consider the best way to have them graded. PSA offer a discount service with annual membership fee and if you are considering grading a large number of cards, that is clearly your best route.

If however, you only want to have a few cards graded, or to test the system, I offer a grading service through my own PSA account. This is how it works:

  1. You send me a detailed list of items for grading.

  2. I calculate your overall cost.

  3. You send the cards to me registered delivery.

  4. I complete paperwork and send them to PSA.

  5. You pay when they are returned to me.

  6. I send them back to you registered delivery.

Both the cost and overall turnaround time vary according to PSA, who alter their prices frequently and have varying times of return. A realistic time from door to door is about 12 weeks max.

The Service: I charge a fixed fee per card submitted regardless of the resulting grades. In return, I take care of all admin, fees, postage, delivery etc and return your cards to you graded.

SINGLE CARDS TO WHOLE SETS ACCEPTED
 *(TRADE WELCOME)*

 

Current cost per card:
  • Less than 10 Trading cards = 12 each*
  • 10 - 49 Trading cards = 11.00 per card*
  • 50 + Trading cards = 10.00 per card*     

* Shipping costs are calculated according to individual requirements. (To be agreed before sending).

***NO HIDDEN FEES, EXTRA'S OR OVERHEADS***

It you would like more details about how to submit your cards to PSA for official grading, or have any other questions please feel free to contact me through the following link:

(enquiries@vintagetradingcards.co.uk)

2016/17 PRICES ACHIEVED FOR PSA GRADED NON-SPORTS CARDS

(Please feel free to contact me with any interesting updates)

POKEMON (Jap.) Mysterious Mountains Charizard 089/088 Holo 1st Edition PSA 10 - 7,000.00

MAGIC THE GATHERING 1993 Underground Sea PSA 9 - 4,788.00

STAR WARS Daisy Ridley Topps High Tek Signed Auto PSA 10 - 698.00

MARS ATTACKS #55 (TOPPS) PSA 5.5 - 541.00

STAR TREK #30 (LEAF)  PSA 9 - 1,870.00

1940 Gum, Inc. Superman #71, Trapped In Quicksand PSA 4 - 553.00

(PSA Graded Cards For Sale)

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