The new eastern U.S. office of PSA and PSA/DNA Authentication Services now is open in Woodbridge, N.J. Collectors and dealers who want to submit items in person at the office or set up an onsite autograph authentication at their location are invited to call for appointments at (732) 634-3480.
All items submitted by mail to PSA and PSA/DNA must still be directed as in the past to the California office. The California office number is (800) 325-1121.
"Initial demand for services in the New Jersey office is expected to be very high, so we're cordially asking everyone to be patient while we schedule appointments and onsite visits as quickly as possible over the first few weeks," said Joe Orlando, president of PSA and PSA/DNA, divisions of Collectors Universe, Inc.
"We've opened the eastern U.S. office to meet the increasing needs of collectors and dealers, especially in the hobby of autograph collecting. We've been planning this major expansion for months, and everyone is excited that it's now open. The new office is centrally located between the heart of New York City and Philadelphia, near Interstate 15 in Woodbridge, and it will improve turnaround times on many submissions," Orlando explained.
At the present time, only autographs will be processed at the New Jersey office. However, all other items will be accepted for submission, such as trading cards, tickets, original photographs, unopened packs and game-used items. These items will be shipped by the PSA staff to the appropriate destination for processing.
"We'll be able to encapsulate authenticated items in the New Jersey office, such as autographed cuts and autographed cards. It also will be easier and more convenient for people in that region to submit larger items, such as autographed bats and helmets, without mailing them," said Orlando.
In the future, the New Jersey office plans to host open submission days, similar to the "PSA Fridays" in California where the public can personally submit items and meet PSA and PSA/DNA staff members. Announcements about that will be made later.