How much does it cost to authenticate a baseball card?
The professional card grading companies such as PSA, SCG & Beckett love to make this claim, as it is a justification for charging $5 to $15 to grade a common card! The real cost to have a card graded is usually $14 to $17 per card when you consider the overpriced shipping and insurance charges.
Does an autograph increase the value of a card?
As a general rule, any autographed baseball card is worth at least slightly more than a signed index card. This assumes, of course, that the card is in decent (very good or better) condition. It is also generally true that, as the value of the card increases, so does its value when it is autographed.
Is it worth getting cards graded?
The Answer. You should ONLY get your cards graded IF it will increase the value or make the sale of the card(s) easier. You should NOT get your card graded just because you THINK it will improve the value. Money that sometimes isn't returned because the grades assigned to the cards do not improve their value.
How much does it cost to send a card to PSA?
The fees PSA charges to grade a card can range from $15 to $250 depending on the size and declared value of the card, as well as how fast the owner would like the card back – a higher fee ensures a faster turnaround time.