PSA and Collectors Unveil Booth Plans, Services at the 2022 National 4 min read

To celebrate the hobby’s biggest event, PSA is offering an $18/card ‘July National Special’ to Collectors Club members only

PSA will be providing on-site authentication and grading at the 2022 National Sports Collectors Convention, which will be held at the Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey, from Wed., July 27, through Sun., July 31. PSA’s parent company, Collectors, will also be on-site along with several other divisions from the company to offer show attendees an up-close look at all that Collectors has to offer.

In celebration of the industry’s biggest event of the year, PSA has just unveiled an $18 per card “July National Special” that is available exclusively to PSA Collectors Club members through July 31 as either a drop-off option at the show or as a service level that’s currently available to any Collectors Club members wishing to submit now through the online submission center. To use this service, PSA is requiring Collectors Club members to submit a minimum of 20 cards with a declared value limit of $199 per card. For this unique special, PSA is accepting only standard-size cards. The estimated turnaround time for this offer is 150 calendar days. 

As for other booth activities at the show, here goes:

PSA (booth #5005) will be providing on-site authentication, grading and encapsulation for all cards including crossovers, reviews and dual-service (for autographed cards). Please note that PSA is requiring collectors to use the online submission center to place their orders prior to visiting the booth. PSA no longer accepts carbon copy submission forms. However, for those collectors who make the decision to submit at the show, computers and printers will be available at the booth. Note: At the show, PSA is also accepting drop-off submissions for any take-home service levels. So, find PSA’s speedy “Expedited Lane” and spend less time waiting in line. Just bring us your order, packaged safely and securely (with no postage required), and enjoy our new fast-serve drop-off.

On-site card grading fees will start at $250 per card for PSA Collectors Club members exclusively and $400 for non-members. All “End of Show” orders must be submitted and received by Saturday, July 30, at 12 noon EDT. Any “End of Day” orders must be submitted by 12 noon EDT for same-day service except for Sunday. On Sunday, PSA will only accept same-day service orders up until 11 a.m. PSA will be encapsulating all sizes of cards including tallboy, jumbo and thick memorabilia/patch cards. For full details of all services being provided at the show, please visit PSA’s National Sports Collectors Convention landing page.



On the autograph front, PSA Autograph (booth #5005) will be on-site to authenticate your signed collectibles. A “Show Signer” special is being offered for items signed at the show for a discounted rate of $10. An $18 “Early Bird Autograph Encapsulation Special” and a $25 “Early Bird Autograph Grading Encapsulation Special” are also available for items in standard trading card holders that are submitted by close of business on Fri., July 29, with a maximum declared value of $200. Both Early Bird specials are only available for items with an original authentication fee of $35 or less.



Visit Collectors (booth #2030) to find out how the company is helping hobbyists pursue their passions. We provide online research tools for collectors to better understand the ever-evolving marketplace. What’s more, we’re hiring! Collectors will be meeting qualified candidates on-site at the 2022 National for various remote and in-house opportunities. If you are interested in joining Collectors and potentially meeting some of our team at The National, please fill out this application by mid-July to set up an on-site interview at The National and we’ll reach out to you if we can meet you at the event. Visit the Collectors Careers page to see what positions are available

In addition, we will be showcasing every trading card featured in the soon-to-be-released coffee table book entitled The Diamondbacks Collection: 50 of the Greatest Cards in Sports Collecting History, which chronicles super collector Ken Kendrick’s world-renowned baseball card collection. Kendrick, the managing general partner of the Arizona Diamondbacks, possesses an incredible assortment that includes one of the three 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 cards in PSA 10; the only 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle #253 card in PSA 10; one of two 1954 Topps Hank Aaron #128 cards in PSA 10; and many more high-grade vintage rookie cards. Come by the Collectors booth to see them in person!

WATA (booth #5005) authenticates and grades video games, and will be accepting only take-home submissions at the show. They grade Sealed and Complete-In-Box (CIB) games for most consoles, and cartridges for NES and Super NES. WATA graders and researchers will be on hand at The National ready to talk gaming and answer any questions video game enthusiasts might have. Stop by and strike up an informative chat. For more information visit WATA pricing.

Card Ladder (booth #145), the industry leader in providing accurate, reliable online sales data for trading cards, will also be on-site with company representatives to answer any questions. At this year’s show, they are offering a special promotion that will allow collectors to try Card Ladder Pro (a $15 value) for one month free of charge! Visit the Card Ladder booth to find out more.


Posted by Terry Melia

Terry Melia is a hobby veteran who has served in various PR, marketing and content roles for industry movers and shakers including The Upper Deck Company and SCP Auctions and is currently working as PSA's Public Relations and Content Specialist.

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