Over the years, PSA grading services have brought a critical and much-needed element to this hobby:
third-party opinions on the conditions of sports cards.
Why is that so important?
I can’t tell you how many times I have seen potential deals come and go because I, as a buyer or seller, could not agree with the other party on a card’s condition and therefore its value...
However, when a card is in a PSA holder (or “slab” as they’re often referred) then the confidence of both the buyer and seller increases dramatically.
Basically, PSA acts as the mediator in determining a card’s condition.
And buyers and sellers are usually more likely to transact as a result.
But, while this is the main idea for why PSA grades cards, there are many other reasons to consider using their services.Let’s take a closer look!