How Long Does PSA Grading Take in 2023?

Ryan Barone
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PSA Grading currently takes about 20 days to grade a card at the “value plus” service level ($40/card) and 10 days at the “Regular” service level ($75/card).

Not too long ago, in April of 2021, most of the basic services were suspended, and in March of 2022, “Regular” service was $100 without a stated turnaround time. In October of 2022, “Regular” service was still $100, with an estimated turnaround time of 15-30 days.

So, I can totally understand while many of us feel as if time has frozen during the pandemic, and we are facing backlogs, long wait times, and all-around poor service because of it.

Read More: BGS Turnaround Times

Truth is, though, many things – at least for collectors in the great hobby – have returned to normal, somewhat. You can buy cards most places including retail stores, shipping from platforms like COMC is fast, it’s not hard to find a top loader, and as shown above, grading times (and grading costs) have improved substantially.

Here are the details, from fastest option to slowest:


  • Estimated Time: 3 days
  • Cost: $600/card

Learn more about grading cards in person.

Super Express

  • Estimated Time: 3 days
  • Cost: $300/card


  • Estimated Time: 5 days
  • Cost: $150/card


  • Estimated Time: 10 days
  • Cost: $75/card

Value Plus

  • Estimated Time: 20 days
  • Cost: $40/card


  • Estimated Time: 65 days
  • Cost: $25/card

Of course, there are declared value stipulations and other details to be aware of, but hope this helps clear the pandemic fog and let you know that things are looking much better.

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