Card Grading Tips from PSA, Using the Classic 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle1 min read

Using trading cards ranging from Bob Feller’s 1948 Leaf to Ken Griffey Jr.’s 1989 Upper Deck, PSA President Joe Orlando provides you with five tips for better understanding the PSA trading card grading scale. To illustrate the differences in PSA’s ten standard grades (1 through 10), we use the classic Mickey Mantle 1952 Topps card to show you what traits and characteristics typically earn a card its grade. Trading cards from Roberto Clemente, Michael Jordan and Babe Ruth are also used to show you what to look for when reviewing a card for quality so you can better assess how it may grade. You can learn more about PSA trading card grading services at or submit your own trading cards for authentication and grading at The ‘PSA10 Webcast Series: Tips, Lists & Guides from PSA and PSA/DNA’ is a bi-weekly webcast designed to give collectors the tools needed to build a better collection. Watch. Learn. Collect. LEGAL FUN: The opinions expressed at, on or through this broadcast are the opinions of the individual and may not reflect the opinions of Professional Sports Authenticator or its parent company, Collectors Universe. The information in this broadcast is not intended to and should not be relied upon to buy or sell collectibles; never buy or sell collectibles based on the information you hear or obtain from this broadcast. Neither the individuals providing the information in this broadcast nor Collectors Universe will be liable for any damages that may arise directly, indirectly or consequently from use of the information in this broadcast. Enjoy.

Posted by Ryan Gaeta

Ryan is a sports fan and Non-Sports aficionado, who is still tormented by the fact he owned the entire 1st Edition run of Pokémon cards but traded them away or ruined them at one point or another.

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