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PSA will once again be providing on-site authentication and grading services at the National Sports Collectors Convention, with a special pricing option for the show.

Collectors, PSA’s parent company, will also be on-site along with other divisions of the company to offer show attendees an up-close look at the services the multi-faceted company has to offer.

“This will be a great chance for Collectors to show off not only what PSA brings to the table every year, but what its other entities like Card Ladder and WATA have to offer as well,” PSA President Kevin Lenane said. “We’re really looking forward to a great show.”

In celebration of the hobby’s biggest event of the year, PSA is offering an $18 per card “July National Special” available exclusively to PSA Collectors Club members through July 31 as a drop-off option at the show. The special price is also being offered as a service level all month to Collectors Club members wishing to submit through the online submission center.

A PSA card grader grades a card at the company's California headquarters.

A PSA card grader grades a card at the company's California headquarters.

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To use the service, PSA is requiring Collectors Club members to submit a minimum of 20 cards with a declared value limit of $199 per card. The offer is available only for standard-size cards. The estimated turnaround time for the service is 150 calendar days.

PSA (booth #5005) will be providing on-site authentication, grading and encapsulation for all cards, including crossovers, reviews and dual-service (for autographed cards). Collectors are required to use the online submission center to place orders prior to visiting the booth.

PSA is also accepting drop-off submissions for take-home service levels with an “Expedited Lane” for less wait times.

Collectors stand in a long line to submit cards to PSA at The National.

Collectors stand in a long line to submit cards to PSA at the 2021 National in Chicago. 

On-site card grading fees will start at $250 per card for PSA Collectors Club members exclusively and $400 for non-members. Other pricing tiers will be available starting at $1,000 per card (maximum declared value of $24,999) and capping at $10,000 per card (maximum declared value of $250,000 and up).

All “End of Show” orders must be submitted and received by Saturday, July 30 at noon ET. “End of Day” orders must be submitted by 12 noon for same-day service except for Sunday. On Sunday, PSA will only accept same-day service orders up until 11 a.m.

PSA will be encapsulating all sizes of cards, including tallboy, jumbo and thick memorabilia/patch cards. For full details of all services being provided at the show, visit PSA’s National Sports Collectors Convention landing page.

PSA will also have an Autograph Booth (#5005) to authenticate autographed collectibles. A “Show Signer” special is being offered for items signed at the show for a discounted rate of $10. An $18 “Early Bird Autograph Encapsulation Special'' and a $25 “Early Bird Autograph Grading Encapsulation Special” are also available for items in standard trading card holders that are submitted by close of business on Friday, July 29, with a maximum declared value of $200. Both Early Bird specials are only available for items with an original authentication fee of $35 or less.

COLLECTORS

The Collectors booth (#2030) will provide show attendees with information on how the company is helping hobbyists pursue their passions. The company is also hiring and will be meeting with qualified candidates at the show. Interested candidates must fill out an application at careers.collectors.com by mid-July to set up an on-site interview. You can view available positions at the company’s Careers page.

Collectors also will be showcasing every trading card featured in the soon-to-be-released coffee table book entitled “The Diamondbacks Collection: 50 of the Greatest Cards in Sports Collecting History,” which chronicles super collector Ken Kendrick’s world-renowned baseball card collection.

Kendrick, the managing general partner of the Arizona Diamondbacks, owns an incredible assortment that includes: a 1909-11 T206 Honus Wagner card in PSA 8; one of three 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle cards in PSA 10; the only 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle card in PSA 10; one of two 1954 Topps Hank Aaron rookie cards in PSA 10; and many more high-grade vintage rookie cards.

WATA

WATA, which authenticates and grades video games, will be accepting only take-home submissions at its booth (#5005). WATA grades Sealed and Complete-In-Box (CIB) games for most consoles and cartridges for NES and Super NES. WATA graders and researchers will be on hand to talk gaming and answer questions from video game enthusiasts. For more information, visit WATA pricing.

CARD LADDER

Card Ladder, which provides online sales data for trading cards, will also be on-site at booth #145. It is offering a special promotion for a free month of Card Ladder Pro (a $15 value). Visit Card Ladder to find out more.

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