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PSA submission sent to California, returning from....Jersey City???

liquidating_my_youthliquidating_my_youth Posts: 11

The title says it all really. I shipped my cards to the Newport Beach PO Box.

I got a crazy fast turnaround for the modern submission special (31 Gem Mints out of 43!), and got my fedex return tracking number today.

But it's returning to me from Jersey City.

Yes, I know PSA has a Jersey City office, but when exactly did my cards travel from Santa Ana, Ca, to Jersey City NJ? Was this before they were graded, or after? Silly me, I was assuming my cards were still in California, and then would be shipped to me directly from there (which has usually been the case).

I'm the kind of person who prefers my cards travel only as necessary, so I'm not too keen on this extra trip to NJ before finding me at my final destination (which admittedly, is closer to NJ than CA, but still).

They do pack well, so I'm just going to assume they'll get here just fine....I hope.

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  • RonSportscardsRonSportscards Posts: 745 ✭✭✭✭

    I noticed that too.
    My 80s/90s Special came from Jersey, and I'm in NV, so my cards went on quite a journey from CA to NJ back to NV.
    But they weren't any worse for wear and I got them back sooner than expected, so no issue here.

  • HidhoeHidhoe Posts: 310 ✭✭✭

    They said Jersey City would become fully operational in 2023. Looks like they are making progress.

  • PatriotTradingPatriotTrading Posts: 139 ✭✭✭
    edited February 8, 2024 2:42AM

    Probably balancing the workload between sites. From a recent interview with Nat, they are working on making submissions that warrant it to automatically generate a label/address to the NJ office. Good to see.

  • 1951WheatiesPremium1951WheatiesPremium Posts: 6,206 ✭✭✭✭✭

    For what it’s worth, I dropped of my last submission at the Live Event in the PSA office in Jersey City. I would describe it as they’re up and running though not ‘fully operational’ yet.

    It may be faster and/or cheaper, logistically speaking, to move it internally from coast to coast before turning it over to the shipping service.

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  • @1951WheatiesPremium said:
    For what it’s worth, I dropped of my last submission at the Live Event in the PSA office in Jersey City. I would describe it as they’re up and running though not ‘fully operational’ yet.

    It may be faster and/or cheaper, logistically speaking, to move it internally from coast to coast before turning it over to the shipping service.

    The "internally" part is what worries me.

    I understand that they bear full responsibility while they are in the possession of the cards, and that if someone spilled their morning coffee on a stack of Richie Zisk rookies they'd have to compensate for the loss (2x all-star, by the way).

    But at least when you send something via USPS et al, there's tracking, and you nominally know where your package is. And I like the idea of (formerly) knowing where my submission is at any given time.

    I just don't want to be the first person to get a call from PSA telling me, "yeah, we were shipping your sub from CA to NJ and didn't bother to mention it to you, and now there's a better chance DB Cooper turns up before we find your 1998 Derek Jeter base cards."

  • 1951WheatiesPremium1951WheatiesPremium Posts: 6,206 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @liquidating_my_youth said:

    @1951WheatiesPremium said:
    For what it’s worth, I dropped of my last submission at the Live Event in the PSA office in Jersey City. I would describe it as they’re up and running though not ‘fully operational’ yet.

    It may be faster and/or cheaper, logistically speaking, to move it internally from coast to coast before turning it over to the shipping service.

    The "internally" part is what worries me.

    I understand that they bear full responsibility while they are in the possession of the cards, and that if someone spilled their morning coffee on a stack of Richie Zisk rookies they'd have to compensate for the loss (2x all-star, by the way).

    But at least when you send something via USPS et al, there's tracking, and you nominally know where your package is. And I like the idea of (formerly) knowing where my submission is at any given time.

    I just don't want to be the first person to get a call from PSA telling me, "yeah, we were shipping your sub from CA to NJ and didn't bother to mention it to you, and now there's a better chance DB Cooper turns up before we find your 1998 Derek Jeter base cards."

    I hear you, my man. No one wants their package mishandled…

    Curious about the rare, mysterious and beautiful 1951 Wheaties Premium Photos?

    https://forums.collectors.com/discussion/987963/1951-wheaties-premium-photos-set-registry#latest

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