Tag: PSA

Beckett Grading Services announced this week that starting on Monday it will stop taking most submissions so it can clear its backlog. (Image: Beckett)

Beckett Grading Services Pauses Most Options to Clear Backlog

Following the lead of PSA, which also saw overwhelming demand, Beckett Grading Services will stop accepting most card grading submissions on Monday as it works to clear its backlog. The company made the announcement on its website this week, in a post discussing its plans for the National Sports Collectors […]

PSA will temporarily stop accepting submissions for all of its lower-tiered grading levels to help it clear its enormous backlog. (Image: Linked In)

PSA Suspends Most Grading Services Due to Overwhelming Demand

Facing a seemingly insurmountable backlog of cards to grade, Professional Sports Authenticators announced on Tuesday it will suspend all but its two highest-tiered grading services. PSA President Steve Sloan said in a post on the company’s website that the company will temporarily stop taking submissions at its value, regular, and […]

PSA raised its rates on Monday, making it significantly more costly to have sports and TCG cards evaluated through the company. (Image:

Internet in a Tizzy After PSA Doubles Card Grading Prices Overnight

Although it had been rumored for weeks, Professional Sports Authenticators’ practical doubling of the rate it charges to grade cards sent shockwaves through the sports card collecting community on Monday. Collectors Universe, PSA’s parent company, announced in November that it would sell the company for $700 million to an investor […]

This Mickey Mantle rookie sold for $5.2 million on Thursday, a record for a sports card. (Image: PWCC)

Mickey Mantle Rookie Card Tops $5M in Eye-Popping Sale

As the sports card market climbs to new heights, the industry witnessed its first card purchase exceeding $5 million on Thursday. Venture capitalist Rob Gough bought a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle rookie card graded Mint 9 by Professional Sports Authenticators for $5.2 million through the PWCC Marketplace, ESPN reported. Few […]