The Declared Value is your estimate of the value of the item after it has been assigned a grade by PSA. The Declared Value acts as a maximum value for shipping insurance purposes and in the event of a claim related to the item, so it is imperative that you form an educated and realistic estimate based on your own research. It also determines the appropriate service level and service level pricing. PSA reserves the right to decline your stated Declared Value if they determine that the DV is understated relative to market value of the card. If PSA declines your stated Declared Value, you will be required to pay for the accurate service level as determined by PSA as a condition of them completing the grading process.

Yes. Each service level submission should be bundled together and clearly labeled.

Your cards stay together within a specific order and are not co-mingled with another customer’s cards to ensure that the card you submit is the card you receive back after grading. PSA keeps everything in the order the submissions are received by them.

There are no minimum number of cards needed for any level. Feel free to send 1 or as many as you would like!

We do offer a grading prep service for a minimal fee. See more information about this service here.

DT Sportscards will process your submission within 5 days of receiving the cards from you. They will then be mailed to PSA in the next shipment. Submissions are shipped every Tuesday to PSA. It usually takes 2 business days for the cards to arrive at PSA and then can take up to 1 week to get logged into PSA’s system. This will vary depending on submission type and PSA’s submission volume. Once the cards are graded, it usually takes 2-3 business days to be returned by PSA. After your payment is received, your cards will be mailed to you within 1-2 business days.

Advertised turnaround times are stated in business days and are not guaranteed, they are estimates that may vary based on demand and other factors.

Your Order Tracker is always up to date with the latest information. The status of an order shown, is the same information that we know. The great thing about doing submissions through our site is that your statuses are continually updated with the latest information. What we know, you know. When we get a status update, you get the same status update.

There are 5 essential steps in the grading process:

  1. Research and ID
  2. Grading
  3. Assembly
  4. QA Checks
  5. Complete

Estimated turnaround times begin when the cards enter the Research and ID phase.

Grades are available upon completion of the order.

Cards can be in any of those 6 stages for any amount of time within the process. It is ONLY the overall turnaround time that matters.

Be assured that we are constantly monitoring all of our outstanding orders. If an order is past the advertised turnaround time, or coming up to it’s advertised turnaround time, and still has a ways to go in the process, we PROMISE that we are already working behind the scenes to get the order moving along. We will have already brought it to PSA’s attention and are working with our representatives at PSA to get the order done as quickly as possible for you.

You can track your submission in your Order Tracker section within your account page. You will also be notified of submission updates via text message and email! The order tracker will be continually updated as statuses change. When grades populate, you will be notified via text and email with results. Grades will also be available to view in your account.

The extra costs involved are:

  1. PSA is currently accepting top loaders because of the shortage of supplies so you may submit the cards in card savers or top loaders at this time.
  2. Return Shipping/Insurance from PSA: This is determined by taking the return shipping charge from PSA and dividing by the number of cards in the order. For example, if the cost from PSA to send back was $37 and there was 100 cards in the order, the cost for you would be $0.37 per card. Costs will vary based on number of cards in the order and costs of return shipping/insurance.
  3. Paypal fees: Only Goods and Services will be accepted for Paypal so fees will be extra. There are no fees if paying with Venmo, Zelle, or Cash App.

Once DT Sportscards receives your cards back from PSA, you will be notified of your payment totals. The following payment options are accepted: PayPal Goods and Services (additional fees apply), Venmo, Zelle, Apple Pay, and Cash App.