So, you’ve gotten serious about trading cards? Good for you! As you may already know, sports cards can be a fun and lucrative alternative investment--if you do your RESEARCH. Educate yourself on the ins and outs of PSA qualifiers & how they can affect the value of a card with our breakdown of what you need to know. One of the ways that we’ve seen novice collectors get hurt on their early & initial purchases on eBay is not realizing the qualifier attached to the grade of the card they’re looking at. “Oh, I didn’t realize that was a thing” is something we never want to hear again!
Currently, PSA is the only grading company out of the three major ones (Beckett and SGC being the other two) that use qualifiers. Below we’ll talk about what qualifiers are and how they can affect a card’s value.