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How to get an accurate declared value on trading cards


I have a set of Pokemon Trading Cards in a very good state. I'd like to get them graded, but I don't know how to get an accurate declared value.

The PSA website states that to get a grading on cards using any of the service levels, any given card must have a declared value of $500 or less. How can I know how much my cards are worth so I can choose the correct service level?

Thanks in advance


  • RufussCkingstonRufussCkingston Posts: 1,345 ✭✭✭✭

    You have to guess and/or using your expertise decide what grade the card will get when graded. Then you would declare that value at most. Some declare for less if it gets you a cheaper submission level. What it is NOT, is the raw (ungraded) value of the card....

  • burghmanburghman Posts: 741 ✭✭✭✭

    Check eBay sold history to see what things are going for in the grade you expect to receive. Don’t use current listings - they are likely widely overinflated compared to what people are actually spending.


  • AANVAANV Posts: 306 ✭✭✭

    Spoiler alert: Your cards aren't in as great of shape as you think they are.

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