How To Certify Your Baseball Cards

If you’re a baseball fan, you know the value of a good baseball card. But what about certification? How can you be sure your cards are the real deal?


In order to have your baseball cards certified, you will need to send them to a professional grading company. The two most popular companies are PSA and Beckett. Each company has their own standards for grading and pricing, so be sure to research both before making a decision.

To get started, you will need to gather your baseball cards and choose which ones you would like to have certified. Once you have done this, you will need to packaging them safely for shipping. It is important that you do not bend or damage the cards in any way, as this can significantly lower their value.

Once your cards are packaged, you will need to decide which company you would like to use for certification. Both PSA and Beckett offer online ordering, so you can simply go to their website and follow the instructions. Be sure to include all the necessary information, such as your contact information and the type of service you would like.

You will then need to send your package off and wait for it to be returned. Once it has been graded, you will receive a certificate of authenticity that details the condition of your card and its value. You can then use this certificate to sell your card or have it insureed for its full value.

What You Will Need

Before you begin, you will need to gather the following items:

-A sharpie or other permanent marker
-A felt tip pen
-A pair of scissors
-A hobby knife
-A ruler or other straight edge
-An adhesive such as glue or double sided tape
-A rotary tool with a cutting bit (optional)
-Access to a color printer (optional)

To certifying your own cards, you will need to find a reliable source of information on the specific card or cards you wish to certify. The best way to do this is by using an online resource such as the SportscardDatabase. This website allows users to input the year, card number, and manufacturer of the card or cards they wish to look up.

The Certification Process

The certification process is simple. You can submit your cards in person or by mail. If you submit your cards by mail, you will need to include a prepaid shipping label. Once your cards are received, they will be assessed by a team of experts. The experts will grade your cards on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest grade possible. Once your cards are graded, you will be issued a certificate of authenticity. The certificate will list the grade of each card and provide a description of its condition.


To sum it up, if you want to get your baseball cards certified, you need to find a reputable company that provides this service. Make sure to do your research and only work with companies that have a good reputation. Once you have found a company you can trust, send in your cards and wait for them to be appraised. Once they are appraised, you will receive a certificate of authenticity that will increase the value of your collection.

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