PSA football cards grading, humans and grading
I'm new to collecting but have been reading a lot. Last year back in August of 2020 I submitted my first batch of 85 cards to PSA for grading and they still aren't out yet.
I did submit this year in Feb 2021, an express order of 10 cards, I felt really were great cards and after over 2 months just got the grades.
Disappointed of course.
I measure the centering, reviewed the color and clarity, reviewed the corners under magnification and received much lower grades than what I've compared to published cards. I had pulled 10 great cards out a brand new never opened 1985 topps football box that were impeccable. The best one got only an 8. These cards had never been touched and by all comparisons were perfect.
The 1986 Jerry Rice that sold on eBay last week for $92k, was visibly off center. I submitted 3 that appeared better but got at best a 7.
Once I get the cards back I'll post.