PSA grading process question. Please help.
There are 8 steps to the PSA grading process. When step 3 is completed - Research and ID, step 4 starts which is grading. So here's the question.
If only one card is submitted and let's say PSA verifies that the card has been trimmed or is a counterfeit does the process stop at that time? Or do they continue on and go to step 5-8? I'm asking because I made a submission 5 weeks ago and within a week the first three steps were completed. Its been stuck on step 4 for over a month. This was a $25 submission that was supposed to take about 60 days. At the same time I submitted another order for $19 which also had a 60 day estimate which I already received back. There were 11 cards submitted in this order.
Is it realistic that step 4 - the grading process - has not occurred and the delay is normal for a card produced in the early 70's. If the card was deemed trimmed would the process stop after step 3 and go right to step 8 shipping? Since I submitted this card to a PSA dealer I cannot call PSA for information.