How much does it cost for a sports card to get graded? 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.
Is it worth getting sports cards graded? The fees often outweigh the value of having the card professionally graded. While most cards sell for a higher price after they have been graded, the value of many of the cards will never be able to absorb the grading fees.
How are sports trading cards graded? 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.
What is the best grade for sports cards? Many might argue the point, but PSA graded cards tend to carry a better premium in the resale market versus other third party graders. Cards are graded on a 10 point scale from 1 through 10, with 10 (Gem-Mint) being the best.