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PSA on pace to grade 14 Million cards a year .

The number is crazy , but where are these cards coming from . How many modern card are worth the cost of grading ? Can anyone break it down for me ? l simply can't get my head around these numbers .I get there is still some lag after the big backload they had , but 14 million a year ?

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    BBBrkrrBBBrkrr Posts: 952 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Harnessracing said:
    Well they need to do a better job at grading and getting them back to the customer in a reasonable amount of time

    You mean 4-6 months isn’t reasonable? 😂

    Seriously, that’s a crazy number. I’d like to see a breakdown by year, sport or non-sport

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    olb31olb31 Posts: 2,934 ✭✭✭✭✭

    is this just sports cards? i know some of the non-sports cards are heavily graded. magic, pokemon.

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    mark_dakmark_dak Posts: 1,092 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @habs007 said:
    The number is crazy , but where are these cards coming from . How many modern card are worth the cost of grading ? Can anyone break it down for me ? l simply can't get my head around these numbers .I get there is still some lag after the big backload they had , but 14 million a year ?

    Not doubting your info but where are you getting your number?

    Mark

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    RonSportscardsRonSportscards Posts: 800 ✭✭✭✭

    Soon I'll be able to claim my raw card as a POP 1.

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    JolleyWrencherJolleyWrencher Posts: 605 ✭✭✭
    edited August 20, 2023 9:15AM

    @Harnessracing said:
    Well they need to do a better job at grading and getting them back to the customer in a reasonable amount of time

    I've only done 3 submissions, all this year, and they all came back in approximately 42 days out of 65. I've had stellar experiences thus far aside from not agreeing with 1 cars grade.

    Quality over quantity is what will keep a business in business. Quantity over quality will make people plenty of money in the short term but customers will not be happy and the reputation will eventually suffer.

    I think PSA is striving for quantity and quality. To me it seems they first addressed the return times by inflating prices to reduce demand, then leaned out and appropriately staffed their operation, are currently working on pricing/promotion since they've reduced the inflated prices and offer some specials, and I imaging grade reports are going to be what makes PSA remain as the powerhouse of grading.

    Like I've said before, it's easy to call the plays from the booth but on the field it's entirely different. I'm all about being fair and I don't think PSA has been unfair to their customers intentionally for profit. If they were then I would NEVER have offered to join them and offer improvements to their operation.

    This where I stand today. Tomorrow is out of sight.

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    HarnessracingHarnessracing Posts: 326 ✭✭✭
    edited August 20, 2023 12:55PM

    Explain 117 days on a 65 day submission and still counting.
    2 orders there for 19 and 26 days and still in level 1 and one they go to level 3 the clock starts ticking.

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    habs007habs007 Posts: 128 ✭✭✭

    Updated: 2023-08-20
    info
    Graded Yesterday
    41,815
    Day Prior

    60,795

    Trailing 7 Day Grades
    260,069 (-4%)
    Prior 7 Days

    271,431

    Trailing 30 Day Grades
    1,157,139 (+13%)
    Prior 30 Days

    1,021,860

    Daily Average Grades:
    Past 30 Days
    38,571
    Prior 30 Days

    34,062

    Recent Pace
    13.8 million
    Items Graded Annually

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    mark_dakmark_dak Posts: 1,092 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @habs007 said:

    Updated: 2023-08-20
    info
    Graded Yesterday
    41,815
    Day Prior

    60,795

    Trailing 7 Day Grades
    260,069 (-4%)
    Prior 7 Days

    271,431

    Trailing 30 Day Grades
    1,157,139 (+13%)
    Prior 30 Days

    1,021,860

    Daily Average Grades:
    Past 30 Days
    38,571
    Prior 30 Days

    34,062

    Recent Pace
    13.8 million
    Items Graded Annually

    Thanks, I guess looking at those numbers gives PSA some cover for long delays. I have plenty I'd like to submit but not so long as turn=around times are like this.

    Mark

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    82FootballWaxMemorys82FootballWaxMemorys Posts: 1,294 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @habs007 said:

    Updated: 2023-08-20
    info
    Graded Yesterday
    41,815
    Day Prior

    60,795

    Trailing 7 Day Grades
    260,069 (-4%)
    Prior 7 Days

    271,431

    Trailing 30 Day Grades
    1,157,139 (+13%)
    Prior 30 Days

    1,021,860

    Daily Average Grades:
    Past 30 Days
    38,571
    Prior 30 Days

    34,062

    Recent Pace
    13.8 million
    Items Graded Annually

    where is this data obtained? please let us know. thanks

    Unless otherwise specified my posts represent only my opinion, not fact.

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    RonSportscardsRonSportscards Posts: 800 ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 21, 2023 1:49PM

    @82FootballWaxMemorys said:

    @habs007 said:

    Updated: 2023-08-20
    info
    Graded Yesterday
    41,815
    Day Prior

    60,795

    Trailing 7 Day Grades
    260,069 (-4%)
    Prior 7 Days

    271,431

    Trailing 30 Day Grades
    1,157,139 (+13%)
    Prior 30 Days

    1,021,860

    Daily Average Grades:
    Past 30 Days
    38,571
    Prior 30 Days

    34,062

    Recent Pace
    13.8 million
    Items Graded Annually

    where is this data obtained? please let us know. thanks

    Looks like it came from https://www.gemrate.com/

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    RonSportscardsRonSportscards Posts: 800 ✭✭✭✭

    The number of TCG cards graded in the last 30 days is about the same as baseball, football, basketball, hockey COMBINED.
    Damn Pokemon! LOL

    More Pikachu (9367) and Charizard(7755) cards graded last week than Shohei Ohtani(4874) and Michael Jordan(4612).
    Previous week as well (about the same numbers)

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    JolleyWrencherJolleyWrencher Posts: 605 ✭✭✭

    Charizard will be the most graded card of all time.

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    craig44craig44 Posts: 10,534 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Harnessracing said:
    Explain 117 days on a 65 day submission and still counting.
    2 orders there for 19 and 26 days and still in level 1 and one they go to level 3 the clock starts ticking.

    the 65 days is only an estimate, not a guarantee.

    George Brett, Roger Clemens and Tommy Brady.

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    HarnessracingHarnessracing Posts: 326 ✭✭✭

    Oh cmon 117 days is getting close to double the amount of “estimated “ time.
    How can anyone even suggest it’s not an issue.

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    TiborTibor Posts: 3,248 ✭✭✭✭✭


    How much of a dent would that really be??

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    captfischcaptfisch Posts: 115 ✭✭✭

    @Tibor said:

    How much of a dent would that really be??

    Is the Lost Ark in there somewhere??

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    TiborTibor Posts: 3,248 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I saw no Lost Ark. I did see a small box with some Morgans and Walkers
    wrapped in Taco Bell napkins. In another box I saw some LeBron and
    Trout cards. Saw no signs of my 12 1988 Topps checklist cards.

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    mcolney1mcolney1 Posts: 977 ✭✭✭

    The business model is so human dependent. When do they move to machine grading? With CollX, AI and other technology coming down the pipeline it seems inevitable that the human will be removed from the process.

    Collecting Topps, Philadelphia and Kellogg's from 1964-1989
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    smallstockssmallstocks Posts: 1,598 ✭✭✭✭

    @Harnessracing said:
    Oh cmon 117 days is getting close to double the amount of “estimated “ time.
    How can anyone even suggest it’s not an issue.

    You know what they say about the squeaky wheel . . .
    What did they say when you called to find out if something is wrong and/or to complain?


    Late 60's and early to mid 70's non-sports
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    HarnessracingHarnessracing Posts: 326 ✭✭✭

    No info available as usual, just the same song and dance.

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    CakesCakes Posts: 3,462 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 23, 2023 6:52AM

    Not to be critical but when people post their recent PSA sub results I tend to question why they sent in roughly half of them. In many cases I think people are just sending in everything and just praying.

    Edited for clarity: I am not judging the overall quality of the card just the overall value. In the last year I have seen so many hundred dollar or less cards sitting in PSA holders when in the past it was more likely to be more valuable cards being sent in. I understand set registry, etc. but many of these are from the junk wax era and just don't make sense to me.

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    coolstanleycoolstanley Posts: 2,461 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Took 14 months to get my cards back from Beckett. Never again.

    Terry Bradshaw was AMAZING!!

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    CakesCakes Posts: 3,462 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @coolstanley said:
    Took 14 months to get my cards back from Beckett. Never again.

    OMG 14 months! What did you think about the grades?

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